The Weekend Gamer
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New DS with Pictures, Music Playback: Fact or Fiction?

September 29, 2008

I knew this was going to happen. There I go and buy a Nintendo DS in August, only to have Nintendo announce a new, sexier DS with a camera, music playback capabilities, and an improved wi-fi. Or so I thought.  While Nintendo has pointed out that the article from Nikkei Net that first reported the […]

The Weekend Review (August 15th-17th)

August 18, 2008

I played music for a wedding rehearsal on Friday night, the Wedding Saturday morning, Saturday night service, two Sunday services, and then a Church picnic all afternoon, so my game play was limited, but much has happened over here in Weekend Gamer land.  First off–I was disappointed with Bionic Commando Rearmed.  There, I said it.  […]

1:1 Lightsaber Control Shown with Middleware

July 31, 2008

Check out this tech demo from midddleware developer AiLive. In it, they show the possibilities for 1:1 Lightsaber control by partnering their program LiveMove2 with Nintendo’s new Motion Plus technology. They use it to demo realistic motion capturing from a user’s movements and translating them into hitting a person with a sword. Let’s just hope […]

Back From Hiatus

July 24, 2008

 Sorry for not posting folks.  I’ve been really busy preparing a class for parents on the subject of gaming, the purpose of which would be to provide them with a sane perspective on video games and give them resources so that they could do their job (that is, parenting) well.  Much of it is drawn […]

E3 Video Round Up Part II

July 19, 2008

I promised you a second round up of E3 videos, and even though the weekend has started, this weekend gamer is hard at work compiling the best from what’s out there.  Check out these videos of games that were on offer at this years E3: Here we have the new Bionic Commando game In case […]

Sony and Nintendo’s Press Conferences

July 18, 2008

Well, my DVR ate the G4 broadcast of Sony and Nintendo’s press conferences. I watched Sony’s online, and caught clips of Nintendo’s on various video sites. The vast majority of folks are…dissatisfied we’ll say…with Nintendo’s offering.  They confirmed Animal Crossing for the Wii, which has been eagerly anticipated, and they debuted they’re new Motion Plus […]