• March 25, 2011 /  Tech Stuff, Tools, Wii

    There are already several tutorials out there on the ‘net on how to make an IR LED pen. Some ranging from simple hacks to full-blown manufacturing. The problem with the simple hacks, though, is that they are clunky, unwieldy, or unsightly (like this one, really cheap to make, but uses tape to keep it together!!!). And anything more complex than that was just too much hard work. The closest thing I found was an IR flashlight tutorial, but it uses a MagLite, which is a bit more expensive than necessary, and a flashlight is unidirectional which will limit it’s use. Plus, you’ll also need to bring out your drill. Nope, not simple enough.

    So I got my brains out of the drawer, dusted it off, and started using it a bit, and thought up of a cheap, simple, and really easy-to-do but very elegant solution! The philosophy behind it? Don’t reinvent the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

  • July 19, 2009 /  Games, Miro, Wii

    Got this video from GameTrailers Wii, one of my Miro subscriptions.
    It’s still in development, but from the look of this early trailer, it looks to be like one of the more creative games we’ve seen in previous years. Will it be joining the ranks of Little Big Planet and World of Goo? It’s quite too early to tell, but just watch the trailer and post your opinion in the comments.

    <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=YGFo5m5anVE">http://youtube.com/watch?v=YGFo5m5anVE</a>

    Learn more about Max and the Magic Marker from their official web site.
    If you’d like to subscribe to GameTrailers Wii, click on the following button:
    Miro Video Player

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  • July 14, 2009 /  Games, Wii

    This is about a month late, but here’s this year’s best Wii games of E3. Time to hit the stores.

    Pre-Order your copy of Muramasa: Demon Blade from PlayAsia to get it as soon as it comes out!

    Click on the following links for the other games in the lineup:


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  • March 3, 2009 /  Games, Lifestyle, Nintendo DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360

    Stay away! Youre wallet would be safer with a thief!

    Stay away! You're wallet would be safer with a thief!

    “7,750?” I asked. “7,795 po”, the saleswoman corrected me, the tone of her voice proud, as if they were selling the deal of the century. Indeed, Datablitz’s price is one of the lowest, compared to around 9,500 pesos in the toy shops of the large malls like SM Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, and that toy store in Landmark Trinoma. If only people knew that they were actually selling the WiiFit more than 200% of its real price. At Yodobashi in Japan, the Wii Fit sells for 8,360 yen or about 4,180 pesos. And it would have been even lower if it wasn’t for the bad foreign exchange right now, and since Yodobashi is like a huge chain of super stores, you could find an even better deal if you bought from other smaller stores. An imported Japanese DSi would set you back 17,800 pesos here. It’s SRP? 18,800 yen (9,400 pesos). A Wii console costs 22,000 pesos. It sells for 25,000 yen anywhere in Japan. And good luck looking for a Y30,000 Xbox 360 Premium. You’d be lucky to get it here for 20,000 pesos (Y40,000). Apparently, I’m not the only one being miffed by this whole situation; this situation has been going on since the PSX and is not likely to abate any time soon.

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  • November 13, 2008 /  PS3, Wii, Xbox 360

    The PS3 finally, clearly, claims 1st prize and bragging rights in this totally scientifically-decided battle for the top next-gen console.

    The XBox 360 dropped out in the very first round while the Wii and PS3 continued on duelling it out till the end. Applause! Applause! Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t get a 360 after all…

    Note: I urge you not to perform this test yourself, but feel free to do so. I waive all responsibility.
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  • November 9, 2008 /  Games, Wii

    When I was younger, there was a cartoon on TV called G-Force: Guardians of Space (Gatchaman in Japan). They were a group of 5, dressed in costumes representing an avian specie, similar to Voltron and Voltes V, except they flew in a plane and didn’t have a big robot. But they fought and kicked ass.

    Well, the Guardians of Space are back, and they’re kicking Ryu’s ass in this video of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom for the Wii! Watch the video to see the beautiful, head-bashing visuals:

    After the break, we have Ghostbusters coming to the Wii
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  • October 6, 2008 /  Games, Nintendo DS, Wii

    Last week’s big news was the official announcement from Nintendo that they would be releasing a new DS on November 1. The Nintendo DSi will be thinner, have bigger screens, 2 built-in cameras, MP3 player, web browser, and an SD card slot. More signifcantly though, is the DS Store that will launch with the DSi. You will now be able to download games directly to your DS via a WiFI connection using Nintendo points and save it via the SD card slot or increased on-board memory.
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  • October 4, 2008 /  Games, Wii

    Apparently, some people preferred the first part of the Animal March Puppet Show over the part 2. So here it is. I couldn’t understand some of the dialogue, but you’ll get it anyway. And it was quite long, so I didn’t spend too much time on it. So, here it is!

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  • October 2, 2008 /  Games, Wii

    I’ve been away from Miro for several days; this week’s been pretty busy. So when I went online with Miro, lo and behold a nice truckload of new videos were awaiting my perusal. And among them, were some very creative and interesting game trailers, courtesy of GameTrailers.com. Read the rest of this entry »

  • September 22, 2008 /  Games, Wii, Windows

    Consider this: would you rather execute a Force Push with B (XBox360) or Triangle (PS3) or would you rather just literally push your enemy? That’s exactly what the Wii version empowers you to do. And if that’s what gets your Star Wars fantasies excited, the Wii version is for you. I just got my copy of TFU for the Wii from Play-Asia, and it plays great!
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