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Nintendo 3DS to be released in October

Posted in Games, Geekery, Merchandise/Gadgets with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by Geek Tv

The new Nintendo 3D-capable version of its DS handheld games console the 3DS device, first reported about last month might be with us in October, much earlier than first expected. The original launched date was thought to be in March 2011 but a close source to Nintendo reported to the games site CVG a different story.

An October launch pre-dates that expiry date by a full six months – and gives Nintendo a three-month run-up to Christmas and brings it in diurect competiiton with Microsoft proposed launch dates of its Project Natal.

The 3DS console allows gamers to play exciting new software with 3D effects without the need to wear any special glasses. But dont worry the new device will also play all your regular DS titles.

Source: CVG

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Gameboy mod

Posted in Games, Geekery, Merchandise/Gadgets with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by Geek Tv

Console Mods are nothing new in the geekverse. This one however wins the prize of the coolest of all cool mods I have ever seen! It is a Game Boy mod which features a Game Boy Advance inside. It was created by Flickr user CRTdrone, who modded the original Game Boy and managed to get an GBA inside so it can play a range of games. It can play all Game Boy, all Game Boy Color, all Game Boy Advance games and it even features a rechargeable battery.

R.A. Salvatore On Building Worlds

Posted in Games, Geek literature, Geekery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by Geek Tv

R.A. Salvatore, the popular fantasy author best-known for his Forgotten Realms novels starring Drow Elf Drizzt Do’Urden. For the past several years, he’s been working with Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios to produce a game codenamed Copernicus, an MMO.

With the disclaimer “I’m not here to tell you how to create a world. I am certainly not here to tell you how to design a game. What I am here is to tell you the principles I use when I create a world,” Salvatore began a journey through his gaming and writing careers and espoused core concepts of his world building methods.

“The first thing in an MMO is the size of the world. Any discussion of game design is about hitting sweet spots. For me, one of the most important things in an MMO is the size of the world,” said Salvatore. “[EverQuest] is still the game that I look to as the best world in a game,” due to its size and scope.

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Allods Online

Posted in Games with tags , , , , , , on April 14, 2010 by Geek Tv

This post isn’t about a show but for an MMO instead. Gpotato‘s Allods seems like a cheap copy of World of Warcraft at first but it has very pretty graphics and design and features the cutest fantasy race ever, The Gibberlings 😀 The interface and design remind greatly  of WoW but this one is absolutely FREE!

It is a 3D Fantasy MMORPG with some Sci-Fi elements. The game mixes high fantasy with the space opera genre, but with a much greater focus on fantasy. Unlike other MMORPGs, Allods Online has a great emphasis on its storyline. The game takes place after the destruction of the planet Sarnout which led to the formation of floating islands in space called Allods. Fight for either the Empire or the League in this extremely polished MMORPG.

You can see the races and other information here

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