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Review - Guitar Hero 5 (Wii)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 by Zach Potts

Title: Guitar Hero 5
Publisher/Developer: Activision/Vicarious Visions
Platforms: Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: 9/1/2009
Number of players: Single Player,4 player local, Up to 8 players online

Guitar Hero 5 brings yet another iteration of the music giant to gamers, and it’s got plenty of competition. You have Rock Band 2, Rock Band: Beatles, all the variations of Guitar Hero, and now Band Hero. There are plenty to choose from, and many of them are very similar. Guitar Hero 5 seems to carry on the tradition, while introducing a few new features, especially for the Wii


Review - Shred Axe for Wii

Thursday, November 19th, 2009 by Zach Potts


The Shred Axe for Wii by CTA Digital is one that is meant to be used for Guitar Hero and happens to be almost identical to the GHIII guitar for the Wii. It is the same shape, size, and feel. The button layout is just about the same, and there are no added features. You have your frets, strum bar, whammy bar, and +/- buttons, and that’s it. These also feel about the same as the original guitar.

The main difference is the finish, which has a wood-like, Mahogany look to it, and is very slick, as opposed to the matte style on the GH guitar. The fret buttons are also the same shape and size, although the yellow fret doesn’t have a groove to let you know it’s the middle, which may make it difficult to use for beginners.

This happened to be the case with my one guitar, but the fret buttons were a bit stiff, so they’ll take some braking into before you can wail on that baby. I’m sure it’s more the case of the guitar being new than anything inherently wrong with the device, but it’s a tad annoying not being able to easily hit notes because the buttons require too much force to push them down. The whammy bar also seems to be a bit unresponsive, requiring more constant force to get it going, however again, it could simply just need some braking in, as I found it easier as I played more songs.

Overall, the Shred Axe is a decent guitar, and one that can add a little variety to your collection, but if you’re really looking for a different guitar experience, instead of aesthetics alone, you’ll want something else.

Final Vote: 3/5

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Coming 11/15

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 by Zach Potts

So, Nintendo kind of snuck up a release date on us for their latest Mario game, New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Not only is it coming this holiday season, it’ll be released on November the 15th. That’s just over two weeks away. Pretty crazy stuff.

So, if you’re a Wii-exclusive owner, then you’ll have something new to play very soon. If you’ve got another console as well, you may choose Modern Warfare 2 first…..oops.

Excitebike World Rally coming to WiiWare

Monday, October 26th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Announced today in the latest installment of Nintendo Week on the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, Excitebike World Rally is a “remake” of the original NES title for WiiWare, and will be released on November 9th.

The game will still be on a 2D plane, but feature a 3D environment and sprites. World Rally will also feature online multiplayer, as well as a variety of control options, including motion control, which might be interesting.

No word on price yet, but it’ll probably be competitive.

Review - Beatles Rock Band

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 by The ReanimatedFish

The Beatles Rock Band

Title: Beatles Rock Band
Publisher/Developer: Harmonix/EA
Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox , Wii
Release Date: 09/09/2009
Number of players: Single player, Multiplayer up to 6 players local/online

I’m not sure what to tell you that you may not have already surmised for yourself about this title, especially if you’re already familiar with both products in this particular package. Rock Band started as the natural evolution of a music game, taking Guitar Heroes lead (Pun count: 1) and upping the ante by bringing the whole band back together.


Review - ColorZ

Friday, September 25th, 2009 by Zach Potts


Title: ColorZ
Publisher/Developer: Exkee/Exkee
Platforms: WiiWare
Release Date: 09/7/2009
Number of players: 1-3 players locally

ColorZ, a new WiiWare game, is one of the simplest in concept that I have played recently, but by golly, it isn’t easy. It starts off simply enough, allowing you to control a single ship through a level while trying to avoid dissimilar colored enemies, but once you start controlling 2 and 3 ships, it gets crazy. Do you have what it takes to navigate through all the levels? Maybe, but it’ll take some practice.


Frank West Announced for Tatsunoko vs Capcom

Friday, September 25th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Yes, those rumors were true, and today at TGS, Capcom confirmed that Frank West, the super reporter who has covered wars from Dead Rising, will be a playable character in Tatsunoko vs Capcom for the Wii.

Pretty cool stuff. That’ll be one interesting fighter.

West, Frank West

Wii is officially priced $199

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 by Zach Potts

Starting next week in the US, the Wii will officially go down from $249.99 to $199.99. There were lots of rumors going around and ads from a variety of companies, and at TGS, the announcement made it official.

This was definitely a move Nintendo needed to make to keep their competitive edge in the market, what with price drops from both Sony and Microsoft just recently.

LostWinds Sequel Confirmed

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 by Zach Potts

A sequel to one of the best WiiWare games to date, LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias, is set to one-up its predecessor with new puzzle elements, including the ability to change from summer to winter. This power will allow you to alter the environment, as well as your wind powers. Another new power at your disposal is the ability to create a cyclone, which can be used as a drill or to transport your character.

No news yet on price or release date, but it will still be exclusive to WiiWare.

The colors Reggie, the colors!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 by Zach Potts

After a bit of waiting, Nintendo is starting to release a few more color options to both Wii and DS fans. While there isn’t news of a black Wii coming to the US quite yet, Nintendo of America will be releasing black Wii remotes, nunchucks, and motion plus devices. Those things look super slick.

And on the DS side of things, there will be two more color choices for the recently launched DSi: pink and white. While DSiWare wasn’t super spectacular at the beginning, it is starting to shape up, and with the news of DSi-specific games coming, now may be the time to pick yours up.