Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nintendo Wii Update - Official Patch Notes - Sept 14 2009

Nintendo has an update for the Wii, nothing really exciting...

The Nintendo Channel was updated with several new features:
  • See other users' recommendations in the "Everyone's Recommendations" feature.
  • Make recommendations for your favorite Nintendo DS games.
  • Watch videos in "High" or "Normal" quality to better suit your Internet connection speed.
  • Bookmark your favorite games.
  • View records of the Wii software you've played as well as records of the software you've recommended with the "Records" feature.
Information about Nintendo Wii updates are available here.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Nintendo Wii Update - Official Patch Notes - Sept 1 2009

Nintendo has been busy today... besides the announcement to give the Internet Channel away for free, Nintendo has also updated the Wii today.
  • The Internet Channel has been updated to work with Flash 8.
Not as exciting as the free Internet Channel, but it works!

Information about Nintendo Wii updates are available here.

Wii Internet Channel is now Free!

From the Official Nintendo Wii Internet Channel Site...

The Internet Channel is available to download from the Wii Shop Channel today, for 0 Wii Points™. So, if you missed the free launch event in 2006, and didn't pay the 500 points, you can now pick it up for free!

For those who spent the 500 points... don't fret!
Important Announcement

If you have previously used 500 Wii Points to download the Internet Channel, at the end of October we will be offering you the opportunity to download, at no cost, one NES game of your choice (valued at 500 Wii Points) from the Virtual Console catalog. Details of this download offer will be provided via the Wii Message Board and on Nintendo.com soon.
Free Wii surfing for all!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Source Code of Several Atari 7800 Games Released!

Atari Museum has released the code of a few Atari 7800 video games. They also included the tools, and other information to compile the source code.

The source code for these games are available:
  • Robotron 2084
  • Asteroids
  • Xevious
  • Dig Dug
  • Centipede
  • Joust
  • Ms. Pac Man
  • Commando
  • Crossbow
  • Food Fight
  • Galaga
  • Hat Trick
  • Sphinx/Nile Flyer/Desert Falcon
More information is available here.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

World of Warcraft Trick Jumping - Un'goro Crater to Sholazar Basin

So, I put this video together...

It shows you how to Trick Jump from Marshall's Refuge in Un'Goro Crater to The Sholazar Basin Portal...

You will need a fast mount to be able to do this.

Music: Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield Main Theme
Music Composed By: Bill Brown

This is a pretty easy trick, enjoy....

Video is available here.

HD Version is available here.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

World of Warcraft Engineers.. and Northrend Skiing

So, I just added a post to the suggestion forums...

This was the content.

Northrend has a ton of snow, and great mountains waiting to be tamed by.....


So, how about we let Engineers make Ski's and Ski Poles.

These would be usable only on snow or ice surfaces. Maybe restricted to Ice Crown, Storm Peaks, Grizzly Hills, and Sholazar Basin, and Northern Howling Fjord.

1 schematics would be available to both Gnomish and Goblin Engineers...

Gnomish Engineers

If Engineer uses launch may be higher...

( 4 x Froststeel Tube, 4 x Borean Leather, 2 x Walnut Stock, 2 x Handful of Cobalt Bolts)

Goblin Engineers

If Engineer, speed is slightly faster....

( 2 x Volatile Blasting Trigger, 1 Handful of Cobalt Bolts, 2 x Overcharged Capacitor, 4 x Cobalt Bars)

These would be sell, and give engineers another way to generate gold.

Morgh (Deathwing) - Grand Master Engineer in Training.

If you think this a great idea, lets get some posts going!

The post is available here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rubik's TouchCube

This is a great upgrade to the original Rubik's Cube.

The Rubik's TouchCube, it's sides are touchscreen's that are touch sensitive, so all you need to do is swipe and it moves the panels.

If you made a mistake, you can make it to go back or undo a few moves. It also has the ability to help you if you are stumped. You can also re-scramble the cube by hitting a button. It can teach you how to play, or solve itself while you watch!

The Rubik's TouchCube will hit shelves this fall for $149.99. A lot more expensive then the original Rubik's Cube, but it does have a lot more functionality!

It was featured on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet on April 14th 2009. Video is available here.

You can see a video on the official site here.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour - Saturday March 28, 2009 - 8:30pm

FireTech is a supporter of new technology, and technology does use a lot of electricity. So, let's try to help out and shut down your lights for 1 hour on this Saturday. So here in Airdrie Alberta Canada, I will be helping out and shutting down my lights and unnecessary electronics for the hour.

Sign up for Earth Hour! - FireBelcher _

Earth Hour 2009 - Sign up for Earth Hour!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gaming Themes for iGoogle

Google has added a fair amount of gaming themes for iGoogle.

From Google....
Introducing gaming themes for iGoogle

Now you can get themes from your favorite games like Super Mario, Street Fighter, and Spore on your personalized Google homepage. Then add your choice of news, email, weather, and more for a page that's as useful as it is fun.
More information and themes available here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nintendo Wii Update - Official Patch Notes - March 25 2009

Sorry for the lag in posts, RL was catching up and keeping me busy.
I've got a ton of posts to keep going for at least the rest of the year ;)

So let the posting begin!

Our good friends at Nintendo have updated to Wii. Menu 4.0 was released today! The biggest upgrade, the Wii can use SDHC Cards now!!

Wii Menu 4.0 includes the following:
  • The Wii console can now use SDHC (SD High Capacity) Cards with a maximum of 32GB of storage.
  • The SD Card Menu, which allows you to launch titles directly from an SD or SDHC Card, is added to the Wii menu (more info).
  • The Wii Shop Channel will now allow you to download titles directly to an SD or SDHC Card.
  • The Wii console's Data Management menu has been enhanced to make it easier to copy and move stored items on an SD Card or the Wii console's system memory.
  • The Wii User Agreement, which includes the Wii Privacy Policy, has been updated. Because the updated agreement applies to you and your use of the Wii Network Service, you should view the updated version by clicking on the Wii icon located on the lower-left portion of the Wii Channel menu, selecting Wii Settings, accessing the Internet setting, and selecting User Agreements.
  • There are other behind-the-scenes enhancements to the Wii console system menu included with Wii Menu 4.0
Information about Nintendo Wii updates are available here.