Friday, April 28, 2006

Revlution Renamed - Wii

The new console from Nintendo has changed its name! At first I thouht it was a poorly shortend title for the news item and that it was an improvement to the wifi or something but no. I am still trying to work out their reasons behind it. They say it was the anser to the name revolution but I am not blown over by it. Although I have nothing against the name itself, I feel they have left it too late to change it as everyone knows it as the revolution. Apparently the 2 'i's are meant to represent their controller and playing together. Hopefully the name will grow on me.

Sorry for not writting recently, I have a lot on with SATS and everything, hopefully after next week I will get back to frequent writting, starting with quick reviews for : Black, Oblivion, PGR3, Gost Recon Advanced warfighter and others. Also, full length revies of Civ 4 and Fable the lost chapters.

Friday, April 07, 2006

AoE 3 Expansion

For all of you who bought Age of Empires 3 I have news. There is a new expansion coming along fairly soon after E3. It will include 3 playable native factions, new units/techs etc. for European civs, a new single player campaign and improved home cities.

The Native factions are designed to play differently to the European factions. They will not have the technology of the Europeans but each one will have a unique way to deal with them. Ensemble Studios did not make it clear if they would have a home city but I think they will have an equivalent. They will have an entirely new building/tech/unit charts as well.

As with every expansion pack there will be numerous new stuff. The new stuff will include a range of military units, mercenaries, new cards for your cities and some other stuff.

The new campaignis going to be based around history this time round. Apparently last time it was mostly fictional.

They did not say how the cities were going to be improved, merely said you will find out @ E3.

I will do a post like this for the Civ 4 Expansion when more information is available. Oh yeah, the expansion is called 'WarCheif" Which is one of the special units available to the natives.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Blog Update

There probably won't be many posts now until after May due to SATS. Having said this I still hope to review both Civ 4 and Fable: The Lost Chapters but I can make no promise.

I have decided to group all my gaming and technology internet items under one name:'Veteran Gamer'. You can view the website at It will move and be placed in an HTML file soon. Because of this this blog will go over a re-design to feel much more contemporary. Firstly, I will just change the colour scheme, but when I get round to it it will be a full redesign so keep your eyes peeled.

To the joy of many, the relief of others and the disappointment of a few the new law prohibiting children under the age of 17 being able to M rated games has fallen through on the grounds that it goes against the US. Constitution of Free Speech. This will mean that it is unlikely that this law is going to have any side effects in the UK. Phew. You can read the full story here.

Also this month I might give a low down on the PS3 and Nintendo Revolution. It ain't looking good for Sony is all I can say.

My new Google group has launched so if you want to try and get in go to the webpage mentioned above a cycle round to Google group.

Thought of the month: "Revolution Vs. 360, sorry what was that Sony, you want to be a part too, maybe when you are older"

"All your base are belong to us"