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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 09 Jul 2008 15:24
Tags: civrev ds strategy


It's V Day

That's ciVilization reVolution day. It's been long anticipated here at WiiHD headquarters. Let's start it out with bonus content. Since America got the game later than Europe, 2K and some retailers decided to make some free gifts for us. Sadly for DS owners, the only gift availible is a poster at Circuit City. 360 and PS3 owners have free DLC vouchers to look forward to.

Hit the break to see the full breakdown of what retailer offers what. Then check out, download and print our exclusive Civ Rev Technology Guide and take over the world as efficiently as possible.

Via 2k forums | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 09 Jul 2008 12:31
Tags: 360 contest ds wii

360s, a Wii and a DS (oh my)


Even more consoles are being given away, including 360s, 1 Wii, and one DS, as well as other assorted games and swag.

Kotaku is making you work for a custom Alone in the Dark 360. Basically you have to hunt down kotaku trivia, and then submit it at the end of the week. Hard, but the payoff is pretty sweet.

Destructoid is giving you a chance to win a 360 and Soul Calibur IV with a SCIV faceplate at the cost of your dignity. Dress up like a SCIV fighter, whose lack of clothes are notorious in the gaming world, and post it for all to see and mock. They're also giving away some other stuff in another contest in exchange for a well-designed car for EA Sports' Nascar '09. The HDRoom is also giving away Soul Calibur IV.

To Think is To Create is giving away a Nintendo Wii in exchange for a comment recommending a shoe store. Yes, you did hear me right. You can earn an extra entry by twittering or blogging the contest.

Kirtsy.com is giving away 4 Pink DS's with Brain Age 2. Yes, pink. Get over it. Maybe you can trade in Brain Age 2 for a nice Zelda skin or something.

Finally, TechTreak.com is giving away $100 cash (via paypal) and some other goodies.

How do we find so many great contests? We use WiiHD's Contest Tools, which are always linked on the Contests Blog front page in the upper right-hand corner. Use them, and if you find a really great contest, Contact WiiHD via the Send News tips link to let us know about it. We'll credit you for the find.

Via WiiHD's Contest Tools | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 07 Jul 2008 06:28
Tags: ds rpg trailer

Chrono Trigger DS Trailer

Via kotaku | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 03 Jul 2008 19:50
Tags: ds moon preview

IGN Gets Their Hands on the Moon


Apparently it's all DS day here at WiiHD. IGN has a nice preview of a cut-scene heavy, single-player focused action event known as Moon. It features unlockable rewards for playing in the higher difficulty setting and it comes out this fall.

This post is mainly just an excuse to post some video. It's looks sweet, so hit the break to see it.

Via IGN | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 02 Jul 2008 21:57
Tags: chronotrigger ds news rpg

Chrono Trigger DS

The classic and then cutting-edge RPG Chrono Trigger is getting a DS upgrade, though how much of an upgrade is still unclear. Square Enix put up a countdown site, and sent out a press release letting us know that the game was on it's way. Other than knowing it has wireless multiplayer, we don't know much about how it will differ from the original. Full-fledged sequel? Remake with a tweak? We'll know soon enough, it's due out at the end of this year.
Via DS Fanboy | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 02 Jul 2008 20:05
Tags: ds fps qos wii

Game Informer's QoS Preview


We've got another Quantum of Solace preview, but this one from Game Informer is a little trigger-happy with its title. It headlines the preview with the tease "Can there be a better Bond than Goldeneye?" Oh yeah, they asked it. The Wussies Game Informer pawns off the answer on QoS developer Treyarch though. They have the same preview images that IGN 360 had.

The results are apparent in the gameplay. Confrontations come in the form of stealthy take-downs, one-on-one shootouts and massive multi-room battles. In our short demo at Treyarch’s studio, we watched Bond use stealth to avoid detection, use his physical prowess to eliminate enemies, and engage wave after wave of opponents while maintaining his cool. Each sequence was drastically different. However, one thing unified them – nonstop action.

Quantum of Solace surveys exotic locations and diverse terrain, with all the stylistic influences we have come to expect in a Bond property. The graphics, interiors and AI in Quantum of Solace are as refined as Bond’s façade. Bond also boasts online play – which will allow gamers to battle friends online in a variety of gameplay modes. So while it is still early, things are looking bright for Bond. Who knows, a complete franchise reboot may be just what the doctor ordered.

This one is coming out for virtually every platform, including the Wii, DS, and sadly, the PS2. You might recall Treyarch mentioned that WaW would be better than CoD3 because there was no PS2 version, and the Wii team was just focusing on Wii. It seems that little quality control morsel might not apply to QoS.

Catch the gallery after the break if you haven't already seen it.

Game Informer | Via GoNintendo | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 01 Jul 2008 20:23
Tags: civrev ds preview

DS Fanboy goes Hands-On with Civ Rev

There is one place you should look first for the review of the DS version of Civilization Revolution: DS Fanboy. I wouldn't point you there for everything, but they've got this topic cornered. Unlike a lot of people who will be reviewing the DS game, Alisha Karabinus has a amicable and long history with the PC franchise AND a rock-solid understanding of the DS. It's a rare combination, and when it comes out, it's the review to trust. Not necessarily in terms of the score, as WiiHD discourages making purchases based on review scores, but based on the content.

For today we have DS Fanboy's preview of Civilization Revolution, and a serious case of jealousy that they got to play it first. WiiHD is a few days late reporting it, but it's still worth the read. Here are some quotes. Once you're done with them, go read the whole thing.

One of the great things about the Civ franchise is that you can really make the game your own… It's like having a dozen different games instead of just one, and it's a huge part of why I love the games.

Civilization Revolution doesn't feel quite as open. … Instead of a dozen games, I have one, or maybe two, and I feel the lack.

As I spend more time with Civ Rev, I hope to learn to appreciate this version. …even this [more limited] version is basically limitless; if you're a strategy nut, you can play forever.

Units and buildings are also produced much more quickly, which means fewer early turns skipped as you wait to build up your base. I do like that; in fact, I love it.

In these early stages, I'm frankly split on my opinion. It's Civilization and yet it's not.

There are videos after the break. And don't forget to check out our Exclusive Civ Rev Tech guide
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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 30 Jun 2008 18:19
Tags: ds review screens trauma-center video

Trauma Center UtK2 (DS) Review


The newest entry to the Trauma Center series, Under the Knife 2, is showing off in IGN's new review. Here are some quotes.

My job is to tell you if the fourth TC outing is worth your time, and I’ll answer with a resounding “yes” all around. Sure it could have multiplayer, online, and challenge mode – all things found in the latest Wii version – but even without these awesome additions the package is still a fun, challenging, traditional Trauma Center experience

This game requires a mastery of speed, reflexes, memory, and stylus dexterity, but its that insane pressure to perform that really hooks me on it time and time again, and by the end of each game I wonder why on earth Atlus hasn't required a quarter slot for the game in each release, as it really does have that arcade feel that many games have dropped over the years.

It's a bit annoying to see that the experience itself doesn't borrow more from the latest Wii game though, as there's no online, no leaderboards, no co-op play, no 2nd female doctor, and no challenge missions this time around…

Grab loads of video after the break.

IGN | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 28 Jun 2008 01:02
Tags: ds sdb tmi

Super Dodgeball Brawlers TMI

WiiHD has fond memories of Super Dodgeball growing up, despite its moderately racist presentation. When some footage several months ago showed Brawlers going at each other while the dodgeball lays off to the side ignored, we knew SDB would bring more fond memories. So catch some review mash-up below with our official Super Dodgeball Brawlers Too Much Information post. If you're as eager to play it as I am, brace yourselves. It hasn't been warmly received by the critics. WiiHD chooses quotes designed to illuminate how the game plays, so be sure to look past those scores and see the content of the reviews.

IGN Review: 6.5/10 Passable

GamerVision: 7/10

1up Review: C+

Hit the break for some videos.

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 27 Jun 2008 21:30
Tags: civrev ds exclusive tech tree

Exclusive Civ Rev Technology Guide

WiiHD has completed its very own Civilization Revolution Technology Guide (360, PS3 and DS). We've optimized it for printing and downloading (.pdf) and included ALL First to Discover Bonuses, even those for Future Technology not available in the Demos. It's been hard, given that WiiHD operates, not a shoe-string budget like you'd expect, but on a Cheezit budget. And we have to share the Cheezits with the hamsters that power our 486 DX 25mhz laptop sophisticated blogging equipment.

Information was gathered from the official 2k Civ Rev website, and 2k forum user (owner of a Euro version of Civ Rev) Aaron-82, and was carefully reorganized for easy viewing and printing. As far as we know, there's no other guide that matches its convenience and completeness anywhere. Not even inside the game itself.

Also hit the Civ Rev site for guides on Units, Buildings and Wonders. (That link helps you bypass the original site's annoying and long flash interface. You're welcome.)

Hit the break for the full and exclusive guide in all it's glory.

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