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  1. Hi, there is no Dsi forum so I hope you don't mind me posting here. Pirating DSi games and actually being able to install them on your DSi is impossible. You have to have a legitimate copy of it. I found no other website I could post these on so I'm using dark umbra. So I ripped all the ones I have off my dsi I was lucky to have a bunch of games though. There is no possible way for me to add more games unless somebody sends me more games so then I'll add it to the list. If you want to install these games then go to [Hidden Content] and follow the steps. You can ignore the parts about getting the 00000000.app and downloading the template and getting the tmd file because they're already set up so you would be wasting your time trying. Ok so I'm asking you. Any of you. To send me your games so I can add them to the list. I'll have a list of credits of who contributed and I'll put you in there. Extraction Method A: If you don't know how to extract these dsi games then I'll tell you how. If you already have a hacked dsi and you can boot up into TWLnf to install dsiware then great! if not... Then follow this guide [Hidden Content] up until the point until it asks you to create a NAND backup. Once you have created the nand backup you can just close out of the application by holding down the power button. There should be a file called nand.bin on your sd card. If you don't want to go through anymore process of extracting then just upload the file to some file service like MEGA or Mediafire and put the link in the comments then I'll extract it myself and add the games to the list. Extraction Method A Continued: If you want to keep going through the process of extracting the games then you'll need to download this [Hidden Content] and download OSFMount. Launch the dsi nand tool and follow the steps when it asks you for your ConsoleID and your CID you can get those from when you first boot up TWLnf and you'll see them. Once you've gone throught the setup type 2 to decrypt the nand. Oh and did I mention that you need the the nand named as nand_dsi.bin inside DSIs/YourDsi after it is done you should now have a file called NAND_DEC_yourDSIconsoleID.bin. if it isn't in a .bin format then just make into a .bin format. Mount the Decrypted in OSFmount when you do mount each partition individually. Then click on each of the partitions until you find one with a folder caled title. Inside it you should find more folders with random numbers click on the folder that ends in a 4 and all of your games and dsiware should be in there. Now post them online and I'll add them to the list. If you want to know what game is which then put them on your sd card and follow the dsiware installation guide then when you get to the point of actually installing it, it should tell you what game it is. Extraction Method B: You must have a hombrewed 3ds or 2ds with FBI on it or a way to boot into the homebrew launcher. Nonetheless you have to be able to boot up into FBI. Go into FBI and then go into TWL Nand then go to title and go into the folder that ends in a 4 all your dsiware should be in there. Click on current directory and copy all contents of the folder then go all the back and click on SD card then click on current directory and click paste. You should now have the games on your SD card now just upload them and give the link in the comments! Extraction Method B Continued: But if you want to keep going so that you can install that particular game then first delete the folder that says cmd. and follow the guide to get the right TMD file. That is all. This is the guide [Hidden Content] Download for Games I Already Have: [hide ] [Hidden Content] [/hide ]
  2. (MEGA) WII GAMES PACK 1&2

    Hello everyone. Today i'm releasing my WII Game Packs. I don't remember what all games are in this but i know they was monster hunter,kirby,mario party 9, mario kart, and a few others. They can be played on Dolphin or on a Modded WII Console WII Game Packs 1&2 [Hidden Content] i do not have instructions to install on the WII console anymore but their is many youtubes videos so i wish you the best of luck and hope you enjoy. Wii Game Pack 1 Includes: Toy Story 3 Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2 Harvest Moon Project Zero 2 Naruto Shippuden Clash Ninja Revolution 3 Monster Hunter Tri Kirbys Return To Dreamland Mario Kart Zelda-The wind waker The Legend of Spyro Dawn of the Dragon
  3. PS1 on PSP sound Issues

    Hi PSX-Scene community! I'm new here and I have a question for anyone who knows the answer or knows someone who does. I've recently got my "JOY" of a PSP back out and started to put some PS1 games on there using POPSTATION. The problem I'm having is no gaming music in some of them. What I HAVE noticed is that the ones that have sound, when loaded up in UltraISO, it says it's a "PS CD". The ones with no gaming sound except only sound effects like sounds of shooting and enemies blowing up ETC, when loaded up in UltraISO, it says it's a "Mixed Mode CD". So is there ANY way to like convert these title's (mixed mode cd) so as to have sound? I've tried EVERYTHING, extracting the files, then using different programs to create ISO's or BIN/CUE files. I'm alittle worn out and need help from someone with ALOT more expertise than I have. The games I'm working with are REALLY cool SHMUPS with REALLY cool soundtracks, one of them being STAHLFEDER. Thanx for any help guys in advance, and have a good one. KEEP GAMING!
  4. Someone knows where can I find WBFS games?
  5. Enjoy : [Hidden Content] 007 Legends (EU) Adventure Time - Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! (US) Angry Birds Star Wars (EU / US) Angry Birds Trilogy (EU) Animal Crossing - amiibo Festival (EU) Assassin's Creed III (EU) Assassin's Creed IV - Black Flag (EU) Batman - Arkham Origins (US) Bayonetta (EU & US) Bayonetta 2 (EU & US) Call of Duty Ghosts (EU & US) Deus Ex - Human Revolution - Director's Cut (EU) Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (EU & US) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (EU & US) AND MOAR
  6. MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES RAR: 5x 400 MB & 1x 146 MB Idioma / Language: Multi **RECOMMENDED: USE JDOWNLOADER** MULTI / MEGA [Hidden Content]
  7. Top 3DS CIA Collection | 300+ Games | USA ~ EUR ~ RF | 2016 UPDATES! Note: Would you like to be aware of the best videogames deals (Preorders, Bundles, Skins, DLC, Prepaids, Guides)? --> Check it now! <-- Would you like to earn some money with videogames? --> Join Now! <-- GUIDE --> How to make money <-- If you have any questions contact me. NOTE: If you have a PS Vita or a Wii U you can view my posts here. Thank you for your support Latest Updates - Added 86 Games Please let me know of any bad links. I'm working on updating the list. Most of the links are REGION FREE! BELOW THERE IS A LIST OF 300 GAMES. YOU HAVE TO REPLY TO THIS TOPIC IF YOU WANT TO SEE THAT. THANK YOU EVERYONE. Games [Hidden Content]
  8. Top PS Vita Games Collection | Vitamin 2.0 | Working | 744+ Games | 2016 UPDATES! Note: Would you like to be aware of the best videogames deals (Preorders, Bundles, Skins, DLC, Prepaids, Guides)? --> Check it now! <-- Would you like to earn some money with videogames? --> Join Now! <-- GUIDE --> How to make money <-- If you have any questions contact me. NOTE: If you have a Wii U or a 3DS you can view my posts here. Thank you for your support [VITAMIN OFFICIAL RELEASE] --> External Link [VitaShell] --> External Link [VPK Manager] --> External Link [FTP PSVita VPK Installer (Buggy)] --> External Link [MaiDumpTool V233.1 ENG] --> External Link [Qcma App] --> External Link [PSTV AntiBlacklist] --> External Link [Chinese Magic (For C2-128 Error)] --> External Link [Chinese Magic (Miku F2)] --> External Link How to install the UPDATES 1. Install game vpk 2. Copy update zip contents to the game folder 3. Make a GameTitleIDfolder in ux0:Patch/ folder in vitashell (ex: ux0:Patch/PCSE00000) 4. Copy the update zip contents to the new folder you just created in ux0:Patch/ 5. Start the game, now it should not say to update your game and should detect the latest version. How to install the DLC Copy the ADDCONT_PLAIN folder into root of ux0 for each item you want! e.g ux0:/addcont_plain/PCSE00000/* How to make .vpk for mai_moe dumps (This only applies to files that don't come in a VPK format) 1. Rename eboot_original.bin to eboot.bin on mai_moe folder 2. Move renamed eboot.bin and replace 3. Delete mai_moe folder 4. Repack files in a zip folder and rename the zip to .vpk 5. Repack eboot.bin and sce_sys to .zip and make .vpk (Try this if installing full game from .vpk doesn't work) 6. Install .vpk 7. If you chose step 5, extract the other files to ux0:/app/[TitleID] How to use Chinese Magic (For C2-128 Error) 1. Choose from any of the 6 game sce_modules 2. Copy sce_module 3. Go to FTP and paste to ux0:/app/[TitleID] If you have problems with games or error code C2-12828-1 or similar 1. Use vitaorganizer-0.4.jar to install this games on Vita. How to Speed FTP? (google.com) 2. If vitaorganizer-0.4.jar have error, then you must install game on Vita using VitaShell! Skeleton .vpk guide --> External Link When games come out that demand a higher version than 3.60 --> External Link 0XFFFFFF means low storage or that the dump was not done properly. For .mp4 games you have to change the extension to .vpk .mp4 extension is for fast transfer using the Qcma App. Latest Updates 03/01/2017 ADDED: Ratchet and Clank: Trilogy [EUR] Super Meat Boy! [EUR] Corpse Party: Blood Drive [KO] [VT 2.0] Dead or Alive 5 Plus [JPN] [VT 2.0] Deception IV: Blood Ties [EUR] [VT 2.0] Hustle Kings [EUR] [VT 2.0] King Oddball [EUR] [VT 2.0] Lost Dimension [EUR] [VT 2.0] Metal Gear Solid 3 [EUR] [VT 2.0] MUD: FIM Motocross World Championship [EUR] [VT 2.0] Muramasa Rebirth + DLC [USA] [VT 2.0] Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus [JPN] (ENG Sub) [VT 2.0] One Piece: Burning Blood (Gold Edition) [USA] - Update v1.06 Update v1.07 - DLC [VT 2.0] Paint Park [EUR] [VT 2.0] Phantom Breaker Battle Grounds + Kurisu DLC [USA] DLC [VT 2.0] Rayman Legends [EUR] - Update v1.01 [VT 2.0] Stranger of Sword City [JPN] [VT 2.0] Sumioni - Demon Arts [USA] [VT 2.0] Xeodrifter [USA] [VT 2.0] FIXED VARIOUS LINKS (Most dead links are now online!) Please let me know of any bad links and help me to add region if you tested games. Please try all the possible things before saying that a game doesn't work. I'm working on updating the list with Vitamin 2.0 games. Remember PS Vita has no region lock, play whatever you want. BELOW THERE IS A LIST OF 744 GAMES. YOU HAVE TO REPLY TO THIS TOPIC IF YOU WANT TO SEE THAT. THANK YOU EVERYONE. GAMES [Hidden Content] HOMEBREW GAMES [Hidden Content] MODDING OF ISAAC (Vita Edition) Inject the files into your game's resources folder and overwrite your old files. [Hidden Content]
  9. [MEGA] Top Wii Games | 100+ | NTSC-U | 2016 UPDATES! ~New~ UPDATE 22/08/2016 ~New~ - Added 58 Games Arc Rise Fantasia (Undub) Download: [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] Batman: The Brave and The Bold Download: [Hidden Content] Battleship Download: [Hidden Content] Bit.Trip Complete Download: [Hidden Content] Brave: The Video Game Download: [Hidden Content] BWii: Battalion Wars 2 Download: [Hidden Content] Call of Duty 3 Download: [Hidden Content] Call of Duty: Black Ops Download: [Hidden Content] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Download: [Hidden Content] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reflex Edition Download: [Hidden Content] Call of Duty: World at War Download: [Hidden Content] Calling Download: [Hidden Content] de Blob Download: [Hidden Content] de Blob 2 Download: [Hidden Content] Dead Space: Extraction Download: [Hidden Content] Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Download: [Hidden Content] Disney Epic Mickey Download: [Hidden Content] Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Download: [Hidden Content] Dokapon Kingdom Download: [Hidden Content] Donkey Kong Country Returns Download: [Hidden Content] Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo Download: [Hidden Content] Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Download: [Hidden Content] Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Download: [Hidden Content] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time Download: [Hidden Content] Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Download: [Hidden Content] Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon Download: [Hidden Content] Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Download: [Hidden Content] Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Download: [Hidden Content] Guitar Hero 5 Download: [Hidden Content] Harvest Moon: Animal Parade Download: [Hidden Content] Harvest Moon: Magical Melody Download: [Hidden Content] Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility Download: [Hidden Content] Haunted House Download: [Hidden Content] High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance! Download: [Hidden Content] Kawasaki Jet Ski Download: [Hidden Content] Kawasaki Quad Bikes Download: [Hidden Content] Kirby's Epic Yarn Download: [Hidden Content] Kirby's Return to Dream Land Download: [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] LEGO Batman: The Videogame Download: [Hidden Content] LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Download: [Hidden Content] Link’s Crossbow Training Download: [Hidden Content] Little King’s Story Download: [Hidden Content] Lost in Shadow Download: [Hidden Content] MadWorld Download: [Hidden Content] Marble Saga: Kororinpa Download: [Hidden Content] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Download: [Hidden Content] Mario Kart Wii Download: [Hidden Content] Mario Party 8 Download: [Hidden Content] Mario Party 9 Download: [Hidden Content] Mario Sports Mix Download: [Hidden Content] Mario Strikers Charged Download: [Hidden Content] Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Download: [Hidden Content] Metroid Prime: Trilogy Download: [Hidden Content] Monster Hunter Tri Download: [Hidden Content] Muramasa: The Demon Blade Download: [Hidden Content] New Super Mario Bros. Wii Download: [Hidden Content] Ninjabread Man Download: [Hidden Content] No More Heroes Download: [Hidden Content] No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Download: [Hidden Content] Pinball: Hall of Fame - The Williams Collection Download: [Hidden Content] Pokemon: Battle Revolution Download: [Hidden Content] PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Download: [Hidden Content] Prince of Persia: Rival Swords Download: [Hidden Content] Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Download: [Hidden Content] Punch-Out!! Download: [Hidden Content] Rabbids Go Home Download: [Hidden Content] Rayman: Raving Rabbids Download: [Hidden Content] Rayman: Raving Rabbids 2 Download: [Hidden Content] Rayman: Raving Rabbids - TV Party Download: [Hidden Content] Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition Download: [Hidden Content] Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero Download: [Hidden Content] Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Download: [Hidden Content] Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Download: [Hidden Content] Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Download: [Hidden Content] Rock Band Download: [Hidden Content] Rock Band: Metal Track Pack Download: [Hidden Content] Rock Band: Track Pack Vol. 2 Download: [Hidden Content] Rune Factory: Frontier Download: [Hidden Content] Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (Undub) Download: [Hidden Content] Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Download: [Hidden Content] Sam & Max: Season One Download: [Hidden Content] Sam & Max: Season Two - Beyond Time and Space Download: [Hidden Content] Samurai Warriors 3 Download: [Hidden Content] Samurai Warriors: Katana Download: [Hidden Content] Scarface: The World is Yours Download: [Hidden Content] Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Download: [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - Target Limited Edition Download: [Hidden Content] Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage Download: [Hidden Content] Sonic and the Black Knight Download: [Hidden Content] Sonic and the Secret Rings Download: [Hidden Content] Sonic Colors Download: [Hidden Content] Sonic Sega All Stars Racing Download: [Hidden Content] Sonic Unleashed Download: [Hidden Content] Soulcalibur: Legends Download: [Hidden Content] Spectrobes: Origins Download: [Hidden Content] Super Mario Galaxy Download: [Hidden Content] Super Mario Galaxy 2 Download: [Hidden Content] Super Paper Mario Download: [Hidden Content] Super Smash Bros Brawl Download: [Hidden Content] Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World Download: [Hidden Content] The Godfather: Blackhand Edition Download: [Hidden Content] The Last Story Download: [Hidden Content] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Download: [Hidden Content] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Download: [Hidden Content] Trauma Team Download: [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] / [Hidden Content] Wii Fit Download: [Hidden Content] Wii Fit Plus Download: [Hidden Content] Wii Sports Resort Download: [Hidden Content] Xenoblade Chronicles Download: [Hidden Content] Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure Download: [Hidden Content]
  10. WIIU

    Hi, has any one Toki Tori en Toki tori 2 is his collection for the WIIU
  11. GamerzCorp's team is overjoyed to present you its original and exclusive "eShop Games Mega Pack #1"'s thread! Welcome everybody! Waw, I have to notify that more than 90% of my free time this last month was dedicated to the Wii U scene, and although my abnegation was at its fullest it wasn't done without various difficulties. But somehow I truely loved diving into the deep work that was the dumping process along with the full codage of [Hidden Content] . And now that our releases library is quite consequent, I thought about giving them a proper and unique package where all our past and working titles could be downloaded at once! [ Cause yep, defectives titles are waiting for a fix to be officially released, so they'll wait till the second pack #2 =D ]. I surely can't pass over the admirable participation of these fellows on the scene with their own releases, their fixes, their covers & even their help on testing stuff : @mitcha, N1ghty (GBATemp), @fjar, @Moii, @yamaoka (Atsuma), MasterWin LGB (Facebook Spanish Group) AND of course those who leave a kind message on each release, I like to read them all guys, so never stop doing so! . Special mention to Dimok (GBATemp), creator of Loadiine&DDD and a fuck**g genious. Nothing wouldn't have be possible from my side without him O^O Let's get straight to the content of this pack, which I'm sure will give some people erec--FULL pleasure playing them all! Cause yes ladies & gentlements, there is no less than 35 eShop titles waiting to be inserted on your SD card(s) impatiently . Please discover below what the pack definitely contain (Click on the link to get its matching thread) : - Adventures Of Pip - Armillo - BIT TRIP RUNNER 2: The Legend Of Rythm Alien - Chasing Dead - Child Of Light - Chompy Chomp Chomp Party! - Chronicles Of Teddy - Harmony Of Exidus - Color Zen - Don't Starve Giant Edition - Dreamals - EDGE - Elliot Quest - Freedom Planet - Freeze Me - Grumpy Reeper - Human Resource Machine - Infinity Runner - Ittle Dew - Life Of Pixel - Lone Survivor Director's Cut - Master Reboot - Nihilumbra - Olympia Rising - Puzzle Monkeys - Shadow Puppeteer - Spy Chameleon - SteamWorld Dig - Stick It To The Man! - Tengami - The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth - The Cave - Trine Enchanted Edition - Whispering Willows - Wicked Monsters Blast! HD PLUS - Year Walk And everything dumped within a month (& half)! What do you say lovelies? \\O// *Sblaaaf!* Needless to say this very first pack is a good & entertaining way to prepare the second (When? I wonder too :3). But before we get there, you'd probably like to know that with a total of 25,8 GB Only for the compressed games, a strong and effective SD Card is needed to get the best of it [BUY MOAAAAAHHRRRR SD CARDS CAUSE OF ME! IT'S A CONSPIRATION FROM THE START!! BUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA xD]. -- Ahem.. Why am I not capable of making a single thread 100% seriously. Heh . So please, don't even think asking me about the expected weight of these games once uncompressed. It's a surprise [And a heartattack for a few] To download this pack, 2 methods have been carefully prepared. Each offers its advantages & disadventages. Torrent (OpenBittorent Network) : - Advantages : Cannot be putted down by any action, use no less than 5 open torrent trackers and offer a very long timelife for the pack staying online. - Disadventages : When no enough peers are connected, might take a while to be downloaded. For some people, having a torrent activated may cause network slow-downs. MEGA : - Advantages : Direct access to the files, for most people a very great bandwith offering a fast delivery of the games. - Disadventages : Can be putted down easily, in case of DMCA action or even if MEGA is closing down (Not impossible). For files larger than 1GB a plugin may be required [Except if you're using Maxthon, tested myself]. Thus, it's up to you to decide which one you'd like to use. Feel free to spread these links wherever you feel it could be useful, our mind is clear : Share with passion, share with everyone [Without sponsored links, you'd be kind ]. [Hidden Content] I thank you everyone for your likes & your cheers. They are why I went into so much releases here on Darkumbra, a forum we feel confortable with <3. I hope you'll also be there for the next releases to come, only YOUR support make me feel it's worth the time & the money spent into it . With all the best, good games to everyone \\O// Cybernatus.
  12. Mario and Sonic at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games USA WiiU FAKE Title Key (required for extracting the game): GameTDB Page: Download Here: Mega: [hide][Hidden Content]]
  13. Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade USA WiiU FAKE Title Key (required for extracting the game): GameTDB Page: Download Here: Mega: [hide][Hidden Content]]
  14. Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games EUR WiiU RETRiBUTiON Title Key (required for extracting the game): GameTDB Page: Download Here: Mega: [hide][Hidden Content]]
  15. MoonShell 2 All-In-One Package This package was made by Mantis41.. Versions: This package has now been tested and working on: Skins: MoonShell: Missing Icons: Run r4cce.exe and open the usrcheat.dat from the SD:__rpgcheatsusrcheat.dat.. Step 2: Step 3: Movie Encoding: Instructions: Descriptions: Credits: Cheats: Changelogs: Version 3.01: Version 3.0: Version 2.7: Version 2.6: Version 2.5: Version 2.4: Version 2.3: Version 2.2: Version 2.1: Version 2.0: Download Here: MoonShell All-In-One for R4s: Descriptions: [hide][Hidden Content]] DPGEnc: Descriptions: [hide][Hidden Content]] DPG For X: Descriptions: [hide][Hidden Content]] RomeR: Descriptions: [hide][Hidden Content]] Usercheat.dat Downloader: Descriptions: [hide][Hidden Content]] CMP_Usercheat.dat: Descriptions: [hide][Hidden Content]] R4CCE: Descriptions: [hide][Hidden Content]] MoonShell 2 Stable Full Skin Pack: Descriptions: [hide][Hidden Content]]
  16. Enjoy my list of FULL, untouched, unripped, PSP games. 100% pure for the best gameplay performance. No shrunken in-game media files, no compression, just raw awesomeness fresh out the oven. The list consists of 3 parts. An ISO list of games, PSX games converted for the PSP, and PSP Minis games. Please enjoy! Please don't forget to say thanks or +REP me if you use my uploads. ISO/CSO SET # [Hidden Content] A [Hidden Content] B [Hidden Content] C [Hidden Content] D [Hidden Content] E F [Hidden Content] G [Hidden Content] H [Hidden Content] I J [Hidden Content] K [Hidden Content] L [Hidden Content] M [Hidden Content] N [Hidden Content] O P [Hidden Content] Q R [Hidden Content] S [Hidden Content] T [Hidden Content] U [Hidden Content] V [Hidden Content] W [Hidden Content] X Y [Hidden Content] Z [Hidden Content] PSX SET [Hidden Content] minis SET [Hidden Content]
  17. Growth in digital has seen video games overtake movies as the most lucrative entertainment medium in the UK. The figures published in the ERA Yearbook 2012 shows that despite faltering physical sales, digital downloads and apps meant UK games market sales reached £1.92bn in 2011. That’s well ahead of video on £1.8bn, and music which is on £1.06bn. Games accounted for over 40 per cent of the entertainment market. However, for the first 11 weeks of 2012, sales of physical DVDs and Blu-rays are double that of games. Even with the inclusion of digital, video is still No.1. “This is a dramatic time for the entertainment market,” said ERA director general Kim Bayley. “It’s a historic development for games to overtake video, which has long been the biggest entertainment sector. But sales so far this year suggest video is not going down without a fight.” Overall games, video and music sales dropped 3.3 per cent to £4.8bn. Source: Christopher [email protected]
  18. Videogames Used To Be Hard

    Not that this really needed proving (not to me, at least), it’s good to have decent support to wave in the faces of those who insist otherwise; videogames used to be pretty hard. As I said, this is far from ‘news’ to a lot of us, but seeing the gory details is damn interesting. Belgian Scientists from the Free University of Brussels have sat down with older games and analysed their difficulties. The games are all classic Nintendo games, which most notably include Super Mario Bros and first generation Pokémon. The study, which is available as a free PDF (link below), includes screenshots, diagrams and a to b explanations of the puzzles and problems in the games. The report is only 21 pages long, and I recommend you give it a quick read when you’re bored. [Hidden Content]
  19. Researchers at the University of Rochester found that decision making is greatly improved with those who play action-based videogames. And I mean greatly improved; they found that decision making times by action gamers were 25% higher than others, without sacrificing accuracy. ‘Practiced’ gamers were able to pay attention to more than six things at once without getting confused, while the average non-gamer can usually only follow four. I can attest to that; anyone who obsessively played The Sims with a household of four employed Sims will know how hectic even that can be, never mind the ‘surrounded by a group of individual men moving around the map and firing at me at once’ mayhem of an online shooter today. Studies also found that female gamers were better able to mentally manipulate 3D objects, an attribute usually handed to men. It’s always interesting to see the various institutes that conduct these studies regarding videogames and looking at their results compared with their intentions, and I’m waiting to read that catching Pokémon does increase sexiness. source: University of Rochester
  20. This is a new song I recorded with some friends called "Naked" [Hidden Content] Feel free to use it for any projects you are working on!
  21. Bloomberg reports that Nintendo is facing increasing investor pressure to develop titles for the iPhone and other platforms. The rift highlights the dilemma President Satoru Iwata faces as consumers shun Nintendo devices to play games on iPhones, iPads and Facebook Inc.’s website. The flop of the 3DS debut prompted the company to slash prices 40 percent in Japan starting today, the first time the games developer has resorted to such a move within six months of a product’s debut. Nintendo has seen very poor initial sales of its new 3DS platform in the face of slumping DS and Wii sales, resulting in the announcement of a quarterly loss of $328 million late last month. In reaction, Nintendo has slashed prices of its 3DS in order to promote sales, but Bloomberg reports that investors want a more dramatic shift in strategy. Nintendo's stock, which is currently near a 6 year low, saw a big boost after news last month that an affiliated company of their's, Pokemon Company, announced plans to release a Pokemon-themed iPhone game. Nintendo was quick to deny that they had any involvement and that Nintendo had no plans to bring titles to external platforms. Their stock subsequently saw a corresponding drop. Alternatively, some have suggested that Nintendo should "buy its way into" the smartphone platforms by acquiring companies and technology or developing their own. Mobile applications and gaming have seen huge growth over the past few years, clearly impacting both Nintendo's and Sony's portable gaming systems. In line with that interest, a number of major acquisitions have taken place with iOS-related gaming companies such as Ngmoco, Open Feint and Chillingo. Despite these trends, according to Bloomberg, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo will only make titles for its own products as long as he's in charge. Source: MacRumors I personally agree with Iwata. I think that instead of focusing on other platforms like Apple's iOS App Store, they should focus on developing fantastic core titles for their current and upcoming platforms, like Mario, Zelda, and Metroid. Along with 3rd party support, that should get Nintendo back to their old dominating ways. Developing for other platforms will only fragment growth on actual Nintendo systems, and is just a "quick fix" for Nintendo profit wise. That's just my opinion though, so what do you guys think?
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