Kickstarter: Pier Solar HD

[intro] Today’s Kickstarter project is that of Pier Solaar, a recreation of an RPG named Pier Solar and the Great Architects, by WaterMelon that is now making an HD version of the game. [/intro] Story: “Pier Solar is a 16-bit RPG that tells the story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest … Continue reading “Kickstarter: Pier Solar HD”

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Today’s Kickstarter project is that of Pier Solaar, a recreation of an RPG named Pier Solar and the Great Architects, by WaterMelon that is now making an HD version of the game.

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Story:
“Pier Solar is a 16-bit RPG that tells the story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a mysterious illness. Along with his two best friends Alina and Edessot, the three friends embark on a quest seeking a rare herb to cure the illness of Hoston’s father.”

Everything that was looking pixelated will now be upgraded to true HD graphics and other effects such as lightning and weather will be added to the game to add atmosphere. The new version will come out on at least Xbox360, PC and Mac and Sega Dreamcast
If stretch goals will be made, it can also be brought out to Ouya, Android and possibly even WiiU (200.000 USD).
This promises to be a fantastic retro/classic game with a beautiful storyline, good gameplay and wonderful graphics.

What makes Pier Solar so special?
– It’s the biggest 16-bit RPG ever created. It comes on a special made cartridge (for Sega) which is bigger than normal cartridges,
– It’s a 100% original RPG that was developed from the ground up by WaterMelon
– You will have an enormous world to explore! Pier Solar has 50+ hours of gameplay, over 300 locations, nearly 500 unique treasure chests, and over 800 NPCs
– You will find epic battle tactics, because of the innovative battle system that puts you in controll. of up to five characters and includes in-depth strategic moves such as counter-attacks and a special strategy called Gather, which stores energy to unleash even more powerful moves and spells
– It is translated in five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German)- It includes a beautiful soundtrack written just for Pier Solar. You will get the complete retro feel back
– And there are multiple surprises and secrets in the game, such as hidden areas and mini-games.

If you want to make sure it will come out to your favourite console and possibly get an early version of the game, you should perhaps also make a pledge.

Their Kickstarter page:

If you are interested you can watch some of the available videos.

A video of the original game:

Kickstarter Video:

Good weekend and game on!

The near future.

[intro] It has been a very busy week mainly thanks to Nintendo’s new console the WiiU. I would like to say some of the things you can expect the near future. [/intro] A blast from the past: Donald Duck in Maui Mallard Who remembers this funny game on the Sega mega drive? You take the … Continue reading “The near future.”

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It has been a very busy week mainly thanks to Nintendo’s new console the WiiU. I would like to say some of the things you can expect the near future.

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A blast from the past: Donald Duck in Maui Mallard

Who remembers this funny game on the Sega mega drive? You take the role as Maui Mallard who both is a secret detective and a funny ninja. His job is to recover a mystic idol before the island explodes.

Kick starter project: Pier Solar

Pier solar is an amazing Sega mega drive made a few years back. The guys behind this game are trying to bring it out on the new consoles with enhanced visuals. We will go more into detail about this amazing project!

A blast from the past: Original Super Mario brothers

I will review one of the first Mario games on the NES. Who remembers this classic platformer?

Wii U

On November the 30th the Wii U is released in Europe. First I will make a special video of me unboxing the console, later on showing some of its futures. You can expect a handful of articles regarding Nintendo’s Next Gen console.

Farcry 3

I will write a preview of this amazing new game. The game should be released today, are you ready for a tropical adventure?

Toyota gt86

Yes i played grand Turismo 5 and I got to test the car in real life, is it just as amazing as it was in the game? Stay tuned to find out!

Other stuff:

As always I will try to update my youtube channel weekly with gameplay footage from various games. I will go deeper into the subject Hardcore vs. Casual players and what my opinions are on this subject. Keep your eyes peeled for another What if? Article this time starring our favourite Italian plumber.

That sums it up for now, of course you never know what to expect, if we find some amazing news it will be on the website. Feel free to leave a request if you want me to write about a special game or subject

Game on

The Game Mistress

European Wii U games launch titles

[intro] Here are all the games that will be released along side with the WiiU on November the 30th. [/intro] Assassin’s Creed 3 Batman: Arkham city – Armoured Edition Ben 10: Omniverse – The video game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Darksiders 2 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Family Party: 30 Great … Continue reading “European Wii U games launch titles”

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Here are all the games that will be released along side with the WiiU on November the 30th.

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Assassin’s Creed 3

Batman: Arkham city – Armoured Edition

Ben 10: Omniverse – The video game

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Darksiders 2

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade

Fifa 13

Funky Barn

Game Party Champions

Just Dance 4

Mass Effect 3: Special Edition

New Super Mario bros. U

Nintendo Land

Rabbids Land

Skylanders: Giants

Sonic & all Star Racing Transformed

Sports Connection

Tank! Tank! Tank!

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition

Transformers: Prime

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

Wipeout 3

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013

ZombiU

Not to forget the download titles exclusively to nintendo e shop

Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition

Nano Assault Neo

Trine 2: Directors cut

Most of the games that are available on launch can be downloaded directly from the nintendo e shop.

What games will you pick up?

Game on

The Game Mistress

Guild Wars 2 – A new event and new items

[intro] Today some Guild Wars 2 news about a new item type that appeared in the Black Trading Company (the ingame diamond vanity items shop) and about an upcoming event. [/intro] First the new item(s) in the ingame shop. A long awaited functionality really. For 250 diamonds a piece (or 1000 diamonds for 5) you … Continue reading “Guild Wars 2 – A new event and new items”

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Today some Guild Wars 2 news about a new item type that appeared in the Black Trading Company (the ingame diamond vanity items shop) and about an upcoming event.

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First the new item(s) in the ingame shop. A long awaited functionality really. For 250 diamonds a piece (or 1000 diamonds for 5) you can change your hairstyle. The even better version is the total makeover kit for 350 diamonds a piece (or 1400 diamonds for 5).

When you received the item and have taken it to your inventory, you can right double click it to use it and then a new type of interface pops up in which you can change the settings. For a hair change, you can change the style of hair and the colour of it.

For a total makeover you can do rather a lot for the pretty low price (350 diamonds is about 4 euro). You can change your hair, face, size and even your gender. You can change everything that you could do at the character creation screen, the clothing colours you can change anyway already ingame. This does however not include a name change. For a namechange an additional vanity item will come available in the diamond shop soon.

Note that this item is account bound, so you can use it on any character. If you already placed it in your own bag, then run to the bank and put it in the bank for your other characters to get access to it. The item doesn’t get consumed until you press the ‘apply changes’ button on the Makeover kit interface.

To see this in action, here’s a video of another GW2 player who tried it out:

On a different note, ArenaNet has announced the coming of Wintersday, a new event which will run from the 14th of December 2012 until the 3rd of January 2013. Wintersday is the celebration of toys for children of Tyria. Tyria’s famous toymaker Tixx will be traveling to all major cities to hand out toys with his massive airship.

To quote Guild Wars 2’s Wintersday website:
The nights may be long and dark, but Tyrians of all races keep joy alive during the ancient holiday of Wintersday. While each race celebrates Wintersday in their own unique way, children all over Tyria share a common love of one thing: toys.This year the city of Lion’s Arch will host the asuran Toymaker Tixx as their special Wintersday guest of honor. Before Tixx arrives in Lion’s Arch in his massive airship toy workshop, he’ll visit every major city in Tyria to deliver Wintersday toys and holiday cheer.

Raspberry PI and Minecraft?

[intro] I don’t think I have ever written anything about the new Raspberry PI that an English based non-profit company registered as charity. This device is in the size of a creditcard and can be connected directly to your TV by an HDMI connection. [/intro] The Raspberry PI has everything it needs to be called … Continue reading “Raspberry PI and Minecraft?”

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I don’t think I have ever written anything about the new Raspberry PI that an English based non-profit company registered as charity. This device is in the size of a creditcard and can be connected directly to your TV by an HDMI connection.
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The Raspberry PI has everything it needs to be called a PC, onboard ethernet, 2 USB ports, 1 RCA connector and 1 HDMI port and runs on Linux. You simply connect your keyboard and mouse and you can start.

For the technical nerds:
“The processor is a Broadcom BCM2835. This contains an ARM1176JZFS, with floating point, running at 700Mhz, and a Videocore 4 GPU. The GPU is capable of BluRay 1080p full HD quality playback at 30fps, using H.264 at 40MBits/s. It has a fast 3D core accessed using the supplied OpenGL ES2.0 and OpenVG libraries.”

The news directly from Mojang.com yesterday, is that Mojang has made a special free edition of Minecraft dedicated to the Raspberry PI. It will be a rewritten version of the current Pocket Edition and has a little twist added to it.
The idea of the Raspberry PI is to have an affordable PC (35 USD) for schools to be able to teach kids Linux and to learn them to program with it.

So this special edition of Minecraft will also allow you to program to the game, in other words you can:

1) Play the game as you are used to
2) Change the code of the game (and test it out), WHILE it is running

The Mojang team has made it possible to use a variety of programming languages to change code to Minecraft.

The Raspberry PI (model B) can be ordered online from two main distributors, see for more information here. Note that there is a four week waiting time on ordering the device. The previous one-device-per-person limit has been removed, so you can order as many as you would like.

Minecraft Raspberry PI edition will come available as a free download as soon as possible. As this new edition was presented on the current running event MineCon in Paris, we think it will be released after MineCon.