Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Info on Bust A Move Bash

Majesco seems to be really taking advantage of the Wiimote controller with the latest installment of "Bust A Move Bash". Here are some of the features of the latest title:

*Four Game Modes, including Puzzle, Vs., Endless, and the new Shooting Mode
*Vs. Mode supports up to 8 players simultaneously(WOW)
*500 levels in Puzzle Mode
*10 different characters, including the ever lovable Bub and Bob, plus many more

If that wasn't enough, here are some of the latest screen shots! This game looks like a lot of fun. I'm hoping it will be a nice compliment to Wario Ware: Smooth Moves.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Movie to Avoid

This has been out for a little over a month I think. I just finished watching "Crank" and have to say I am really disappointed. I expected maybe too much from a Jason Statham flick. I loved "The Transporter" flicks, and of course hope there is another one. I always thought he could have been a good James Bond. But back on topic. Avoid this movie. It's tries to live up to so many expectations and I felt cheated in the end.

Monday, February 26, 2007

New Cooking Mamma Cook Off Screen Shots

We just got these new screen shots for the upcomming game "Cooking Mamma Cook Off" for the Wii. They keep looking better and better. Tell us what you think.

God of War Beaten

Ok, I know what you are going to say. "Dude, the game is two years old, and NOW you're ddone with it?" Well yeah I'm a little behind on my gaming but hey, I'm proud of myself. The rewards are just as sweet. When you beat the game there are a bunch of unlocked videos about the making and about the game. If that wasn't enough it unlocks "God Mode" which I'm sure is no walk in the park. But if you beat the game in God Mode than you unlock even more to quote them "secret" stuff. So now I think the next game is going to be Final Fantasy XII or Marvel Ultimate Alliance. What to do, it's crazy.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Tired Thumbs #56 - Going with the fl0w

Show Notes

Supreme Commander
Other Releases
Some Classic games we can't get enough of

National Anthem of Nowhere

Download ""My Sword Hand's Anger"" (mp3)
from "National Anthem of Nowhere"
by Apostle Of Hustle
Arts & Crafts

    More On This Album

    Saturday, February 17, 2007

    Technical Issues

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    Charlie and Jim

    Friday, February 16, 2007

    PS3 Cast #4 - Lets go to Europe!

    Show Notes

    New Web Address
    We go all out on the PS3 launch in Europe
    List of Launch Titles

    Modern Currencies

    Download "Out Of Sight" (mp3)
    from "Modern Currencies"
    by Uncut
    Paper Bag Records

    More On This Album

    Thursday, February 15, 2007

    Warhammer Press Conference

    We were invited to a call in media press conference to discuss "Warhammer Online Empire", which is a brand new MMO coming out this year, we had the opportunity to talk with the folks from EA Mythic. This is going to be a great game, this could be the "World of Warcraft" killer.

    Wednesday, February 14, 2007

    Old School

    So we talk a lot about games on the show and articles that we post. But I feel that movies, and music also play a part in small way. Movies and music give game developers the ideas that we see when we play the latest Grand Theft Auto or Halo. These two things, music and movies influence the way we play and interpret games.

    So anyway I DVR'd "Old School" during the Super Bowl, well because I was watching my Chicago Bears getting nailed by the Colts(Next state over). As I was a part of the way through watching the movie the news station cut in with coverage and the only way to switch to the movie was going to their digital channel which is cable only and not sattelite.

    But man this is a funny movie, it's a must rent if you want to laugh your ass off. But of course not for the kids.

    Happy Valentines Day!!!

    So I'm about 40 minutes to midnight as of this posting on the East coast. But it's 8:20 on the West coast. So there is time to say to everyone "Happy Valentine's Day". Make sure your significant other gets the gift of games!

    PLEASE DIGG: Virginia High School Student Missing


    The search is on for 17-year-old Eric Gordon Murphy. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound Murray High School student was last seen at his Lakeside Apartment complex Tuesday morning.

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007

    Wii Play

    So Wii Play is out in the U.S. How are you enjoying it. I was stupid and didn't pre-orer it, so I must wait until it comes in stock at my local gaming haven. Let me know how you are liking/disliking it.

    A Perfect Reason to Stay Inside

    This is the ultimate reason to stay inside, keep your hands warm around your favorite controller!

    New Cooking Mama Screen Shots

    This is the latest screen shots for "Cooking Mama Cook Off". If you are a fan of the DS version than looking at the screen shots for the Wii version should have you salivating for a second helping of gaming fun. The graphics look smooth and the implementation of the WiiMote looks REALLY promising. Let's get cooking!.

    Tired Thumbs #55 - Lone Podcaster

    Show Notes

    Jim will be on the show at the end
    Contact Us Should be up
    Send an e-kiss through the Love Hub Contest
    Western Developers Leading the Industry
    Careers in Gaming
    Online Interactive Book Taking the Consoles by Storm
    Oblivion on the PS3
    NVIDIA and Transgaming Joining Forces
    Televised Tournament Gaming in the U.K.
    Game Developers Conference '07
    Last Weeks Releases
    Upcoming Releases
    Reviews Pushed Back A Week
    Interview with Mike and Leo who took part in the NHL 2K7 Tourney in Dallas

    Podsafe Tune

    Big Black Hole And The Little Baby Star

    Download "3 A.M." (mp3)
    from "Big Black Hole And The Little Baby Star"
    by Sean Hayes
    Sean Hayes

    More On This Album

    Friday, February 09, 2007

    What Gives?

    Ok, I am a HUGE "Legend of Zelda" fan, and after looking through the proposed virtual console release titles on Wikipedia, I have to say I'm a tad upset. Today Europe received a "Zelda: The Adventures of Link". Which was the sequel to the original one. This was the title that strayed totally away from the previous titles interface, and thus made it unique.

    Well Europe got it today and here in the U.S. it's not even slated to come out. Ok, you're asking what do we have that they don't. Well they don't have "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", but it is slated to come out Q1 2007.

    So what gives Nintendo, show us some love. Keep the VC titles coming and don't be afraid to tell us whats coming out like on Friday or something to that measure.

    PS3 Cast #3 - Motorstorm is nice!

    Show Notes

    Motorstorm March 6th
    Oblivion: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
    Metal Gear Movie on the Way
    Activision Increasing thier Estimated Revenue
    Genji for 23 bucks!

    Podsafe Music

    Tepid Peppermint Wonderland:  A Retrospective

    Download "Who?" (mp3)
    from "Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective"
    by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
    Rubric Records

    More On This Album

    Thursday, February 08, 2007

    Calling All Gamers

    Tired Thumbs is once again expanding in a big way. Right now we can't tell you what is going on as it's going to be a surprise and we want everything running like a smooth oiled machine.

    So...we're looking for writers who love writing about video games, or people who would like to write about video games but never really thought about really doing it. This is your chance. We want enthusiastic people who love gaming as much as we do to write, and even talk, yeah, that's right you could be on the Tired Thumbs podcast. But lets start with writing first.

    While the requirements are low at this time, here is what we would prefer, though it's not necessary. We are willing to train:

    Have some blogging experience.
    A deep passion for gaming and all that it is.
    A positive attitude.

    If you can't make the latter of the requirements please do not apply. We want happy people, and not people who are going to make people miserable. Once again, if you have never written before, we will work with you.

    Currently we are not paying anything at the moment. We are working on something that is bigger than this site, so there is going to be some MAJOR announcements. But we need to have all of our ducks in a row. We're not going to rush a thing through just to have it going.

    But we will let you know more as the we get things lined up. Send your writing samples, ideas, why you want to write to:

    This is exciting!

    NHL 2K7 Interview

    On this Monday's show, we will be interviewing Mike and Leo who were finalists in the NHL 2K7 Tournament that was held at the NHL All-Star Game in Dallas. Looks like its going to be a good time. Stay aggregated, fun stuff on the way.

    Tuesday, February 06, 2007

    The Blue Glow

    Well, about five minutes ago the wife said that our Wii just started glowing blue while in stand by mode. Those with Wii's and have an Internet connection know when you have it in stand bye mode and it just starts glowing blue that Nintendo has given us an update. Unfortunately I don't know what the update it, but I'm going to guess that the update will include the following channels:

    • Movie Channel(Get local listings)

    • Trailers Channel(Movie Trailers)

    • Stock Channel(Stock Market)

    I know there are more, but I will wait until "House" is over to check it out, and I will post it. Man it feels like Christmas!

    Onto My Next Conquest

    Ok, so I finished "Resistance", so now I have been playing with "God of War and I have to say...WOW.

    This might be a bit of a spoiler, but I can't help but mention it. After you kill the Hydra on the ship in the opening level there is a cut scene at the end of it that shows naked woman. Lets further that there is a sex mini-game where you receive red orbs by correctly hitting the buttons in sequence.

    This reminds me of a little game called "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and the "Hot Coffee" mod that allowed players to do what you do in "God of War". Rockstar got so much flack for it, why hasn't Activision gotten the same treatment, it just doesn't make sense. If you're going to wave your finger at someone for doing something wrong and not the other, than that's plane profiling. What do you think?
    So Jim sent me a copy of "The World Series of Poker" for the Wii, and it wouldn't be so bad if the difficulty levels were not so apparent during game play. The only way to REALLY enjoy the game is on the Hard difficulty setting. I recommend you take a look at it if you have a chance.

    Monday, February 05, 2007

    Time to Unplug

    Well my dear Chicago Bears really tried, and screwed up in doing so. But enough of sports.

    It seems that I have been constantly attached to my craptop(my laptop with a broken heat sink)for the last week. I have been constantly checking my e-mail(s), browsing sites for information, reading other blogs, and press releases that relate to gaming.

    Before I give further details on my unplugging, here is my personal gaming recap of the day. I already posted that I beat "Resistance", so I need to pick another title in my library to start. I did play a great deal of the original "Legend of Zelda" yesterday as well as "Super Mario Brothers". Man I still can't believe that those games are over 20 years old. According to my Wii Yesterday(Saturday), I played a total of 1 hour and 43 minutes under the daily accomplishments. Today(Sunday) there was not much gaming going on, only 35 minutes. This was of course due to the Super Bowl.

    So I think today, Monday I am going to completely unplug. Well sort of unplug. I watch my daughters as my wife works the graveyard shift at the hospital and sleeps during the day.

    Here is what I am not going to do:

    • Check my e-mail.

    • Turn my computer on(Yeah it's Monday as of this posting, but this is the end of my day).

    • Do anything Internet related(Except talking to Jim, some cool things on the horizon....shh).

    Here is what I AM going to do:

    • Do my medical coding studies so I can get this course done with in 4 months.

    • I WILL play video games, when I have done enough studying.

    • Pick up my latest Stephen King book, "Lisey's Story"(It's a slow start kind of book).

    • Take a nap when the kids do, because hey, I'm unplugged.

    Well it's almost 1 am in Chicago, so it's bedy bye time. Night Night!

    Sunday, February 04, 2007

    Tired Thumbs #54 - Lets Play!

    Show Notes

    Why didn't Sony make more 1080p Games?
    Golfing Twosome
    Asta La Vista Baby
    Ultimate Baseball Online
    Penny Arcade Expo
    Microsoft's Losses
    Rumble on the PS3
    PS3 Price Drop?

    Friday, February 02, 2007

    PS3 Cast #2 - Da' Bears

    Finally a New Game
    Saints Row Making a PS3 Appearance
    Sony has a big mouth
    Force Feedback for the PS3
    Sony Losing Money and Pimping the PSP
    PS3 Price Drop?
    New PSP Firmware
    New Cell Processor
    Blu-Ray Releases