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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 08 Aug 2008 22:04
Tags: cod5 currents feature fps news wawii wii

No Online Co-op for Call of Duty WaWii

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"JD", a community manager for Treyarch, has confirmed that the Wii Version of Call of Duty, World at War (WaWii), will feature only 2 player offline co-op, rather than the 4 player online co-op found in the PS360 versions. In a prior interview with Joystiq, Treyarch told us this:

But, [the Wii Version] will be the exact [same] experience except for the changes that we need to make for the controls and everything else. (emphasis WiiHD's)

"And everything else" seems to encompass quite a bit. We warned you not to count on a full feature set for WaWii until you actually see it with your own eyes.

As for a reason why the Wii won't be getting 4 player online co-op, JD claims that they opted for more impressive visuals, and in the process had to sacrifice the feature set. The specifically cite DX9 shader tech for the impact on online play.

How's that for a tradeoff? Everyone wants games on Wii that look better than PS2 titles, but is it worth it to sacrifice features? Do you really think Treyarch was stuck here, or is their inability to strike a balance between graphics and features just evidence that Wii is still getting the short end of the stick? Would 2 player online coop have been doable? Would a co-op version with DX9 turned off have been possible?

WiiHD doubts Treyarch really went to the mattresses for us. What do you think? Hit the break to see the email exchange that revealed this information.

Thanks to Army of 2 and Stephen3593 from Bravo Company
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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 08 Aug 2008 18:21
Tags: contest feature

Contest SuperSite Update: Win a Ben Heck 360 Laptop

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What's special about today, 08.08.08? The Olympics you say? No. Today is the day you got an opportunity to win one of the most amazing gaming related contests ever. Ben Heck and THQ are teaming up to offer you a chance to win a 360 laptop, apparently, the 60 gb version. The prize is not pictured (that's an older model shown), and the new version has no keyboard.

Entering is a little complicated. Hit the site link below, enter your birthdate, then look in the upper right hand corner for a box announcing a DarkSiders Sweepstakes. Click on that and register for the forums, making sure that "Join to Play in our Sweepstakes" is set to "Yes" (it is by default). After that a pop-up will come at you with the game, and you'll need to click a link specifying you don't have a gamepiece, and drag the red sword over the scrambled red sword to see if you've won. You probably didn't, but you did earn a chance to win, and that's something special.

The contest runs through October, and you can play daily (when logged in, go back to that same box announcing the sweepstakes). So what are you waiting for? Hit the link below. Also keep an eye on WiiHD's Contest SuperSite for more gaming swag like this.

Enter at the THQ's DarkSiders Community Site | Via WiiHD's Contest Tools | Permalink


by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 31 Jul 2008 20:14
Tags: civrev ds feature screens strategy

Official Civilization Revolution Tech Tree

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2K put up a sweet PDF with their official graphcial tech tree today (they tried to do it 2 days ago, but the link was bad), to aid you in your thirst for world domination. There have been some similar community efforts here and elsewhere. As always, this Civ Rev Tech Tree applies to all versions of the game. To see First to Discover bonuses for tech, be sure to check out WiiHD's own tech guide

Grab it here (mediafire backup link). You can also get a pdf of the Building, Unit and Wonder Guides here (mediafire backup link). Enjoy.

Via Official Civilization Revolution Site | Permalink


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