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New Releases: Week of February 10th, 2008

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

This week in new releases shows more variety then usual, it goes all the way from My Horse & Me (PC) to Lost Odyssey (Xbox 360). There is a game for every system and genre, as well as for the most part all new franchises that deserve a little of your love (Professor Layton on DS).


New Releases: Week of January 20th, 2008

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Yes, Burnout Paradise is here with all its bad ass box artness. So you “next gen” gamers, get the demo if you haven’t already, see if it is your thing. For you who like to explore different sides of gaming.. well Nintendo has it all this week.

Endless Ocean, on top of being just an overall interesting seeming title, it is finally another Wii game to support the use of mp3’s off an SD card while I play (is it really that hard to do!?). Seriously though, that is the probably the last thing to worry about when checking out this game, it looks to be all about the innovation and possible new genre of game, plain ol’ “exploration.”

No More Heroes, for all you Killer7 lovers (and I know you are out there), the team has built a new engine, yet features that very specific art style that only Suda can make, and hopefully the Wiimote will give the game a bigger audience that it deserves since very few I know enjoyed or even heard of Killer7 (it is also noteworthy that the game did not so well in Japan, and though I want this game huge success, I am not sure if it is going to happen unless you guys spread the word).

Finally, Advance Wars. I need not say more. This week is all Nintendo if your games require more than just holding a button down to drive (okay, that was a knock at Burnout… but I don’t really mean it, I actually enjoy the Burnout series, but there is just so much more out this week that you should give a try). As always, full list after the break:

Adios, Boys and Girls

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Ladies and Gents it pains me to say my farewells to 1PStart. I’ve been here only a short time, though I’ve been at Xbox 360 Rally (another 451 site) for just under a year. I will miss you guys, though you’re probably throwing a party, chanting “he’s leaving! Huzzah! Huzzah!”. If you do miss me, though, you can find me at my new home

It’s been fun, and I hope to see y’all around.

P.S.: Qbix — E-mail me, dude. I’m still gonna get your GTA IV to ya.

Downloadable Games coming to Nintendo DS

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

In what may very well be the smartest idea I’ve heard in a while, it appears that Nintendo may be bringing downloadable games to the Nintendo DS. According to Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime in an interview with the New York Times, “complete games” will soon be available for download through the Wii that you will be able to transfer via Wi-Fi to the DS.

One question that has yet to be answered is how exactly the games will be stored on the handheld. Some have speculated that Nintendo may use a type of writable DS cartridge to store the games, which seems like the logical solution. However, when you consider the inclusion of the Nintendo Wii in the process, it may be entirely possible that you will only have access to the game while the DS and Wii are synched.

Regardless it’s good to see Nintendo taking further steps into the larger, online-oriented gaming world. Now let’s just hope we get games after professor Layton.


Ninja Gaiden DS coming in March 2008

Friday, December 21st, 2007

There hasn’t been a Ninja Gaiden game on a Nintendo console since 1995, and there hasn’t been a new entry in the series on a Nintendo console since Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom in 1991. Well, that is about to change as Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword will be making its home on the Nintendo DS in March 2008. The gameplay mechanics will rely heavily on the touch screen, with taps and dashes made on the screen will simulate actions like running, jumping, and attacks.

If you’re curious about this game (and you should be), there is currently a demo for it available for download on the DS Download Station. I’ve downloaded it. I’ve played it. It’s actually pretty darn fun. I’m curious as to how the final product will play.


1PStart’s Mandatory Year Ender ‘Best Of’ Type Post

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

A staple in any gaming site, is a end of the year type list and/or holiday wish list. JW and yours truly have each picked the top three games for the main three consoles and some other categories for PSP, DS, Xbox Live Arcade, Virtual Console, and even finish our picks with the best console of 2007. To help with the ‘holiday list’ portion of this, I checked CheapAssGamer and Google for any good deals that will make sure you can save some cash in getting the… Top Ten Best Games Awards Holiday Picks of 2007! So lets get this going:


Nintendo Wii: #1 Console in UK

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

In continuing the Nintendo “World Conquest” tour, the Nintendo Wii has surpassed the Xbox 360 as the numero uno console in the UK, according to MCV. In only a year on the market the Wii has been able to surpass the Xbox 360 in total number of sales, selling over 100,000 units last week alone. The Wii-exclusive Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is currently the best selling game in the UK.

This isn’t the only bit of good news from England for Nintendo, however. The Nintendo DS leaped over the PlayStation 2, setting a single-week sales record of 212,584. This actually surpasses its own record of just over 191K, set three weeks ago.

What a mysterious thing, huh? Over 100,000 units sold in a week, and yet you can’t find one.


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Nintendo: Retailers Concerned About DS Inventory

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Nintendo of America’s top boss, Reggie “I’ll eat your soul and you’ll like it” Fils-Aime has gotten himself into a rather precarious situation. Yesterday Fils-Aime told Pocket Gamer that anybody who wanted a Nintendo DS this holiday would have one, saying “Any consumer that wants a Nintendo DS this holiday season will have one”. Isn’t that what I just said? Nevermind, let’s move on.

However, as pointed out by CVG it appears that El Reginald has inadvertantly controdicted both himself and Nintendo as he told Reuters “The DS continues to perform exceptionally well, with some retailers voicing concerns about DS inventory going into the holiday”.

Now, I am not a scientist or anything, but this does seem like a conflict of beliefs on the surface. However, when you take a step back and look at what he said, you can see that Fils-Aime said nothing about Nintendo’s ability to fill stock demands. He simply said retailers are worried, as well they should be. If there is one game system that will smack the Wii around like a stepchild, it’s the DS.

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New Releases: Week of December 16th, 2007

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Wow, it has been a pretty bad set of releases recently. I know, holiday stuff came a month or so back, but man, some one game could come out and really cash in just for the fact that it would have no competition. This week features MX vs. ATV Untamed on almost every console that exists, and of course the great return of the Nights series on Wii. I hope it does good for Sega and also because I want it to be good when I spend my hard earned money to rent it. Without further adieu, the releases this week:


“The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing” Fan Fiction Excerpt

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Oh man. While browsing through NeoGAF I stumbled upon a post that has seriously changed my outlook on the Animal Crossing series (One I am a fan of. I am currently playing Viva Pinata lately, but it just isn’t the same). The post contained a link to a thread over at SomethingAwful, which to me means quality. Off I go to read onto not just a quick post, but a full story with unaltered screenshots from the game to provide proof of how one gamer found a deep story buried in Animal Crossing. Click after the break to see just one chapter to give you a glimpse into the story. I highly recommend if you like this, to find the table of contents to the posts here and enjoy, it is good reading:


ATTN 2K Sports: Why do you hate Sony? (Don King’s Prizefighter Announced)

Monday, December 10th, 2007

2K Games, and specifically 2K Sports have announced Prizefighter, a new boxing game hoping to rival EA’s Fight Night franchise.

Don King, the great boximg promoter and game cover-senior citizen, said “In all my years working in professional boxing, I have never seen anything come as close to recreating the thrill, the intensity, the courage and the spectacle of the sport”. In short: Expect to see King on every TV program to plug the game.

Being developed by Venom Games (Prey), Prizefighter promises to have a career mode which will include having you train between bouts to help maintain audience appeal, and even managing your personal relationships away from the ring… because someone always wanted a Girlfriend/Boxer sim, apparently.

Unfortunately, this new boximg game is being developed for the Xbox 360, Wii and DS. That’s right — they can develop a Xbox 360 version, but not a PS3 version. How that works out remains a mystery.


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Nintendo Wants In On Movie Playback

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Movie playback is just one of those things I never found appealing with a handheld gaming system. No doubt that the PSP’s ability to play movies and television shows is cool, but come on. Who finds it practical to watch those movies on that tiny screen?

Apparently, Nintendo does.

DSVision (which for now is exclusively in Japan) is the name for the service, and what it is, in essence, is a microSD card that you insert into a DS cartridge, and then load it onto the console. Movies, TV Programs, Comics and even e-books will be able for use on the device.

While it is unknown what codecs Nintendo will use, and the card will initially be available only in Japan. The Starter Pack will contain the DS cartridge adapter and a 512MB microSD card. The starting asking price is ¥4000 ($36), and so far no mention of a US release has been announced.

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Wanna play NES games on your DS? Sure you do!

Monday, November 26th, 2007

For 20+ years Nintendo fans have been wanting a true handheld NES. Sure, the Game Boy was a great system with many NES-like games, but it wasn’t a truly handheld iteration of the console. Well, thanks to CYBER Gadget, you can now play your classic NES games on your Nintendo DS Lite with the “CYBER Lite”.

It’s a fairly simple contraption. It attaches to the bottom of your DS Lite and plugging in through your Lite’s GBA port. That’s about it.

Now, as we tend to do here at 1PStart, we throw out the news then attach our opinions here at the end. This is no different, so here goes — who needs this? Honestly? I love the NES. I have the entire NES library… on my flash drive. As is the case with most people. Don’t get me wrong, while I love the concept, it’s just a little too late in my eyes.

[CYBER Gadgets]

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New Releases: Week of November 25th, 2007

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

where all the white women at

Wow, this week, a pretty short release list, so short I got bored and pulled up a picture for the box of each game! I am guessing the week after Black Friday is meant for everyone to pick up games already out, games like Link’s Crossbow Training, Mass Effect, Uncharted, Rock Band, Assassins Creed, and the possible game of the year, Super Mario Galaxy (1PStart Review and contest for a Mario collectors coin that was offered only to those who pre-ordered are both coming soon, look for it this week!)

For now, attempt to enjoy this weeks release list, smothered in weak sauce (except for Geometry Wars on DS). I hope some games get added, if so, expect this post to get updated:

Quake Arena DS Bound

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Frehcn website Wiiz is reporting that id Software has confirmed the development of a Quake game on the Nintendo DS. While not too much has been said, the article states that Carmack has promised the DS version of Quake Arena will utilize the DS in such a way that it will maximize the unique functionality of the handheld.

Quake on the DS. Sounds good, but let’s keep in mind some of the other FPS titles to make the leap to the dual-screened juggernaut: GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, Brothers in Arms DS, King Kong, even Call of Duty 4 wasn’t mind blowing on the DS. So while I’ll hold out hope for Quake on the DS, my expectations won’t be particularly high.

On the other hand, expectations remain high for the Xbox LIVE Quake Arena.

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