Well it has been some time since I managed to get around to doing anything with the site and really that's just down to life getting in the way and maybe lately with what seems like a drop in all things Nintendo as they are in a transition period to a new generation of systems, since the Wii is slowly winding down and the 3DS is really just getting started and most of Nintendo's focus is on the upcoming Wii-U even third party developers have pretty much all but abandoned the Wii at this point in time with only the few big multi platform games being released on the system now.
On the subject of the Wii winding down, it seems to have all but halted in North America as NOA has pretty much point blank refused to release there of the final biggest releases on the system, but on the flip side NOE has decided to release all three games in Europe and all of those games will of course have full English voices and translations, this is pretty much unheard of and in a way a shocking move. Maybe in a way all those years of never getting any of the big releases from the last years on other systems has paid off and not to mention all those countless RPGs from the SNES era that were just never released, it is a bad thing that many gamers wont get a chance to play these games but from a point of view a some one who has suffered over previous generation it almost feels like the tables have turned a bit and Nintendo is start to put Europe over North America for a change.
So what about the site?
Well I am going to try and put some more effort into it, I will even be putting a video blog on here as well to add a bit more content but you should see it as I will attach it some where in here anyway as well as another new feature that I am just on my way to finishing, I have also added a bit of a different look to the main site and the forum too to give it a bit more of a unique look, I know it's not much as I am not the greatest with that side of the design but it makes it feel like my own now.
My long term goal is also to get some form of a community going within the Forum, via my Youtube channel and via twitter, so join follow and subscribe to all those and take part and help me build a better site :)
Well after what seemed like it was going to be a quiet month of gaming from a Nintendo point of view, things happened to change quite quickly, with the announcement that their newest home console will be unveiled in playable form at E3 in just over a months time, although it's not yet known if it will be playable to the public or just certain people behind the scenes.
The main reason for the announcement is due to the mass of rumours coming out about the console all at one so in a way it seems to have forced Nintendo's hand, but at the same time other factors seem to have pointed in that direction namely the slowing Wii sales and the lack of any real substance to the Wii line up for the year beyond a handful of games.
I am going to take a stab in the dark at some things that I feel will be happening with this new system, first I feel full back wards compatibility with both Wii and Gamecube games, I also think it will adopt similar feature to what the 3DS has done and that is have much more in depth player profiles again using the Mii's as avatars and multiple ones on each system too for the first time, even doing away with the friend code system. I can also see it incorporating the Mii maker feature from the 3DS where you use a camera to create the Mii's likeness to your own, so I do think it will use that camera as part of the control too with maybe some enhanced version of the Wii-mote plus being used so it can be backwards compatible too, although I do think there will be some other additional form of controller too with an improved version on the classic controller pro with some sort of motion control in a similar vein to Sony's six-axis controller as well as rumble support but some other addition too to keep it fresh and unique.
Now what about the rumours doing the rounds? Well for one regarding power I can see it for one being easily able to match anything the X-Box 360 and PS3 can currently do and then some more, how much more? Well that all depends on how much it will cost Nintendo as they are not ones to build a console that will cost them money and they will also want to sell it at a reasonable price. As for the controller I have already said I think they will use an enhanced version of the Wii-mote plus that takes advantage of a camera to track over a sensor bar, but I actually think the classic controller pro will become the main form of control with all the extras I feel it will have that I stated above, and be a standalone rechargeable controller but the main rumour going about is it will have a built in screen now I can actually see this happening, but if it does or doesn't only time will tell.
What ever happens from now on out it really promises to be exciting time for Nintendo fans and gamers alike over the next few months and even year leading up to the release of the system.