So lately, the last 48 hours, I’d been having various dramas with the StreetPass function on my 3DS. The drama being it suddenly stopped working 🙁 And now StreetPass is fixed!!
So, I worked out why my StreetPass has been dead for 48 or so hours. I had been playing a DS game, Okamiden, and had that paused…apparently when you leave DS game paused and the lid shut, it negates any of the 3DS’s StreetPass functions! I exited Okamiden and sure enough the green notification light on my 3DS came to life straight away indicating that it had made contact with someone else 🙂
Apart from Metal Gear Solid, the Resident Evil franchise is my very close second favourite so I was watching news from Captivate this year very closely. So I was excited to see any news about Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. This game looks like introducing a new slant to the existing franchise with a new control scheme…looking very awesome!
Capcom Captivate has just wrapped up and amongst the many announcements one of the more exciting ones would definitely have to be the new trailer for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries with great new footage including the confirmation that a playable demo of Resident Evil Revelations will be bundled with Mercenaries…can’t wait for this as Mercenaries isn’t due until 2012!! 🙁 The demo will definitely tide me over until the full release.
For those in the dark about Capcom Captivate, this is a media only event where new games and business announcements are revealed. It used to be called Gamers Day. Anyways, new trailer below 🙂
Just returned back from braving the chilly elements tonight in downtown Melbourne for the launch of the Nintendo 3DS and a turnout it was. Great night with free Red Bulls and other soft drinks, party pies and muffins so top marks for the catering effort. The staff were handing out 3DS lanyards with numbers on them for your space in the queue while upstairs in the Nintendo Experience there was heaps of multiplaying, Mii’s being made on the 3DS and printed out and food everywhere you looked. Quite a few news crews were there to interview gamers and gather some footage. There was in excess of 100 people downstairs, upstairs and milling out on the street. I managed to grab a copy of Ridge Racer to go along with my Streetfighter IV when I pick mine up in about 7 hours time. Anyways, enough from me, pics below and thanks to my mate Hendy for tagging along with me!! 🙂
Unless you’ve been living/sleeping under a rock, you’d know that Nintendo’s latest handheld, a true successor to the current DS, is launched tonight at midnight however not all stores are doing a midnight. As in the store where I have my pre-order is not so I’ll be picking mine up on the way to work tomorrow morning 🙂 In case you’re wondering what all the brouhaha is about, the 3DS is a helluva lot more powerful than the current DS but the biggest selling point is that it offers 3D gaming without wearing special glasses…yes, you read that correctly. The 3D can be adjusted via a nifty slider on the side of the unit so you can adjust how deep the 3D is or you can even turn the 3D off altogether if it strains your eyes of the game looks better at different levels of 3D-ness? Anyways one of the biggest launch titles if undoubtedly Streetfighter IV 3D Edition whereby the developer, Capcom, have managed to pack in and utilise all the 3DS has to offer including Streetpass and Spotpass. If you don’t what I’m talking about, here’s a link. And if you’re not convinced on how holy this even really is, have a gander at the trailer for Streetfighter below…awesome stuff!!
So me and a mate will be there to take pics and soak in the atmosphere for Aussie Gamer, pics to follow on that tomorrow 🙂