The Wii which is the newest console to be released by Nintendo which was released on November 19th; just two days after Sony officially launched its PlayStation 3 on the 17th. The release of the Wii has had gamers the world over excited about gaming.Nintendo is back for another round of the console wars with its Wii (pronounced “we”). As the GameCube failed to meet expectations, Nintendo has changed its focus and it intending to take console gaming into a brand new direction. With the Wii, Nintendo are attempting to attract not only the hardcore gamers, but also the non-gamers to its new console. It may sound crazy, but if the recent popularity of its handheld system the DS Lite is any indication, Nintendo may surely be on to something.What is Nintendo trying to do to make the Wii so special? It isn’t simply relying on its graphic capabilities. In truth, its graphics are only just superior to that of the original Xbox console. What truly has the gamer captivated is the way the games are played. Nintendo is attempting to change the way in which people look at the games console, by introducing a brand new way of playing games.With the Nintendo Wii the days of button bashing on a joystick or gaming pad are gone. The controller is now simply intended to be moved like a wand. Your actions are than represented in real time on your TV screen. The hand controller does still have some buttons on it, but there are still far less of them compared to the likes or the PlayStation3 and Xbox360 controllers.Although only the more basic games can be played with the wand type remote, the more complex games will need to use a special remote attachment. This attachment is referred to as the “nun-chuk” which will need to be plugged into the base of the regular remote. It will add the benefit of an analogue stick, in addition to two trigger buttons. The nun-chuk is needed during game play for actions such as moving your character, shooting guns, and interacting with various objects.There is another benefit that is available on the Nintendo Wii that is differentiating itself from the other consoles. It is equipped with something that is called the “Virtual Console”. To define this briefly, the Virtual Console enables you to download games from older gaming systems. Although at the stage, not every game is readily available for purchase, however, Nintendo has plans to release new titles to its Virtual Console every week.At the present time, games from the following consoles are available: the NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, and Turbografx -16. These games can than be purchased via a points system. These points are available either through the Wii console itself, or at nationwide retailers. Prices start out at $5 for the NES Games and increasing up to $10 for the N64 games. A separate control is likely to be needed to play the games of the Virtual Console. However, most games can be played using a GameCube controller.The current retail price for the Nintendo Wii stands at $249.99. However, due to the continued shortage of the Wii, it is difficult for many to get their hands on this console system. It can easily be found on many of the major auction websites, although at a much steeper price.When unpacking the box you will discover: the Nintendo Wii games console, all the required cables and adapters, Wii Sports (a game featuring 5 different sports), and the controller, which is split into two variants; the regular remote, as well as the nun-chuk remote attachment. If required additional remotes are available for $39.99 and the nun-chuk attachment sold separately for $19.99. Also, to take advantage of the Virtual Console, the “Classic” controller will retail for $19.99 each.If early sales and buzz during the launch together with the continuing demand are anything to go by, the Nintendo Wii is, and will continue to be, a smashing hit. Nintendo is not only intending to please its hardcore gaming fans, but also to cater to the casual and non-gamers as well. This is the complete opposite of Sony with its PlayStation 3 and Microsoft with its Xbox 360, who are mostly going after the many hardcore gamers.
This is a tribute to the top ten most addicting games ever! Some of these games are video games, though most of them are online based games through java and flash based engines. Very few classic games stand out through the test of time, and prove their real addition. In 2002 when flash based games become popular, there were only about 10 games to play, and now in the year 2008 there have been about 20 more addicting classic games added to the vault! Most all of these games are ones you are familiar with already but hey, who knows, maybe I will introduce you into one you haven’t heard of or haven’t given a fair chance! My number one choice for this list is a game that I have been playing since the 80s, I never get tired of it and it never bores me. It can be played on both a console gaming unit as well as different variations online as well through flash processes!Tetris – This is one of those games that are easy to play, and yet you have to be somewhat skillful. I have been playing this game and have been addicted for as long as I can remember. Different variations online include; Tetris, Tetris 2,3,4,5 and 6. Still my all time favorite is the classical edition. I believe there is also another game named Tetrix which is a lot like Tetris but it doesn’t have the original “pieces” for in game play.Asteroids – Honestly, I could never get into this game, but for some reason some individuals utterly love it, in fact I have seen more game competitions with this game than any other classic game available! Variations include; Asteroids Duel and Asteroids Revenge. The game is a very old school game which I used to play on the arcades when I was a wee one! Relinquished in 1979 by Atari Inc. It was one of the most popular and influential games of the Golden Age of Arcade Games.Street Fight & Mortal Combat – These two games have evolved over the last few years but, they were also usable in the Arcadia in the late 80s. Mortal Kombat was the first entry in the famous and highly controversial Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games, released in arcades in 1992. Street Fighter is a 1991 head-to-head fighting produced by Capcom originally released as a coin-operated arcade game.Super Mario – This game is everyplace, arcade, console, flash, you can even buy it on software and install it on your desktop! Super Mario is a platform game originated by Nintendo in late 1985 and released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, a continuation to the 1983 game, Mario Bros. In Super Mario Bros., the formal character Mario must help Princess Peach (Princess Toadstool in the US version) of the Mushroom Kingdom from the evil Bowser, king of the Koopas. This is as classical and as addicting as it gets. I could play this for hours on end and I know many other people that would say the same!Pinball – Who doesn’t remember playing these pinball games in the arcade!?! Well, now you can play these types of games through flash based capabilities as well. And most of them are really fun and have really good graphics. Certainly, it’s not the same as playing the real thing, but if you have to have a substitute this is as good as any!Legend Of Zelda – This isn’t a flash based game obviously, and I have never seen a perfect reproduction online to play, but it is one of the most classic console games ever! Zelda is a high fantasy action-adventure video game series produced by game graphic designer Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and released by Nintendo. The gameplay consists of an assortment of action, adventure, puzzle solving, role-playing and occasional platforming, stealth and racing elements. The series centers on Link, the main playable character and protagonist. Link is frequently given the job of rescuing Princess Zelda.Bomberman – This is an arcade-style maze-based video game formulated by Hudson Soft. It was first released in 1983. The game was later on ported to the Famicom and published in Japan on December 20, 1985, arriving for the U.S. Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. This version would later determine Bomberman’s more legendary design, a robotic anime-like character with a pink antenna. In 2004, this version of Bomberman was re-released for the Game Boy Advance, part of the Classic NES Series.Contra – I have seen flash based applications using this game, and it’s as fun as I remember playing it on my Nintendo system. The player controls a commando who battles waves of enemies including humans, machines, mutants and aliens to reach his ultimate goal.Carrier Air Wing – is a 1990 side scrolling shooting game published for the CPS arcade hardware by Capcom. It is the inspirational continuation to U.N. Squadron, published during the previous year. As with the original, players selected any one of three different jet combatants and battle their way through ten enemy-packed stages.
Hello all you console gamers out there. You are nuts if you are not backing up your video game disks the moment you purchase one. This article is going to instruct you how to copy games for Xbox 360, Wii, PS3 and more. But before we begin, I want to talk about why duplicating console games is great and also address several concerns relating to the law.What Are The Reasons For Copying Xbox Disks and Other Console Games?For the most part, individuals give the same answer as to why they would like to backup their gaming disks. The first answer that is always given is that a favourite game went missing was stolen or even lost. Secondly, they have scratched one of their games and are now faced with error messages. Finally, others have showed them the benefits of copying games and they want to do the same.Is Copying Games Prohibited by the Law?Actually, a lot of individuals think that doing so is forbidden. These people are not informed with how the law is set up. You are not breaking the law if you backup your video disk by making hard copies. Instead, it is the selling of a reproduced game with a view of making a profit that is prohibited. We do not advocate any illegal acts at our blog. Nevertheless, it does not make sense to spend upwards of $65 on a gaming disk and not protect it with a backup copy you can produce in just seconds.How Do You Make Copies of Console games?Even a kid can do it. A home PC, the right software and a few blank disks are all you need to get started. Once you have these items just follow these simple instructions:1) Upload your software.
2) Place the Wii, Xbox or PS3 game you need copied in your PC.
3) Click “backup this game”.
4) Your console game is filed away in the programs memory.
5) Withdraw the original game disk from the DVD or CD burner.
6) Place a blank CD into your DVD or CD drive.
7) Follow the instructions by pushing finish.
8) An instant copy will be made.
9) Get back to playing your beloved games again.Now do you believe me when I say a monkey can copy Xbox games and other console games?.I Don’t Have Software The Software Yet?Amazingly, there are not too many game copying software programs available. Most of the program designers in the market cannot stay on top of evolving copy protect technology that the game producers insert into the gaming disks. Generally, a top rated program for replicating games should just run you about twenty nine dollars. Give it a try, you will not regret it.