That’s right, folks, you can now check in on your Miiverse communities directly from your PC. The picture above shows you what the application looks like on the PC. You can see your activity feed where all the people you follow post directly to. You can also go and check in on any of the communities that are available. You can view your profile, but you can’t make any changes from the computer. You will have to log in on the Wii U to do that.
My favorite part of this is that you can now view and save any screenshots that you or your friends have posted. This will make it extremely easy for us to capture unique screens for the articles we post here on Nintendo Okie. Expect more of that in the future. Any of the unique, funny or clever screenshots I see may end up being posted here.
No word yet on when the smartphone or 3DS versions of the service will be available.
Jools Watsham is “teasing” 3DS owners yet again with talk about the new levels from the upcoming PC edition of Mutant Mudds making their way to the 3DS. It seems he can’t go a day without someone asking him about those levels. He keeps saying it could happen, but there are no plans right now. Today’s update, courtesy of his own blog, tells a slightly different story.
…the reality is that it takes time to add the levels to the 3DS version and it requires approval from Nintendo. I don’t expect Nintendo to have a problem with us adding the levels to the existing game (they allowed Wayforward with Mighty Switch Force [sic]), but I cannot say for certain that they will simply say yes, because I am not Nintendo. And besides, once we have added the new content to the 3DS version, we will have to resubmit the game to the ESRB and through Nintendo’s approval process, which just takes time.
That seems more like he’s seriously considering it and there might even be plans in place for this to happen. We’ve talked to him in the past about this very thing and even back then he said it was possible, but he wasn’t sure if it was going to happen. This statement makes it seem more like when, not if.
I would not argue about an update to Mutant Mudds on the 3DS. More levels would be a good thing, and the option to play as Grannie is something that needs to happen. I’ll play the PC version just to make that happen.
From now unti July 22nd ,you’re going to want to check out Steam every day, and often. The Steam Summer Sale begins today and some of the deals that are currently available are just downright criminal. Portal 2 for $5? If you haven’t played Portal 2 and you don’t take advantage of that you’re crazy. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is currently available for $7.50.
There will be plenty of sales going on all the time. Some of them lightning deals that will only be available for a limited amount of time. Packs of games from different studios available in bundles for insanely low prices and even some sales where you get to decide the games that are discounted.
If you’re in the market for some good games for next to nothing, Steam is going to be the place to go for a couple of weeks.
If you’ve played Mutant Mudds on the 3DS you know the game is a lot of fun, but it’s REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hard. Renegade Kid’s Jools Watsham has said the game is going to come to the PC, and we’ve heard the drama that’s been going on with regards to getting the game onto Steam. Well, that’s not going to stop them from getting the game to PC owners.
Today Renegade Kid announced that Mutant Mudds: Grannie Edition will be coming to various PC outlets. Exactly which ones is still being determined, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out. Even better, the game will be coming with more content. 50% more content, to be exact, as the game will feature 20 brand new levels.
Release date and pricing are yet to be announced, but I can assure you that it will most definitely be worth it. There is also the possibility, but in no way confirmed, the new content could show up on the 3DS at some point. I’ve sent word to Renegade Kid asking for clarification. For now, nothing has been announced and it’s just speculation, but if the words of Mr. Watsham are to be believed:
“Many are asking if the 20 new levels in the special ‘Grannie Edition’ of Mudds coming to PC will make their way to the eShop. It’s possible.”
I have no real idea what this game is actually about, but I know I want to play it. It’s called Little Inferno and it’s being developed by Tomorrow Corporation. The same company also happens to be the team that brought you World of Goo. The premise of the game has something to do with the world being frozen and you need to sit in front of your “Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace” and burn all of your toys to warm up the world. At least that’s what I think it’s about.
The game is set to come to Wii U, PC and iOS this winter. You can head on over to the game’s official page and sign up for the paid beta program, which also gets you a copy of the full release. The Windows beta will be coming first with the Mac and Linux versions coming later.
You would think with my affinity for RPGs I would have played something in the Ys franchise at this point. You’d be wrong however. For some reason the Ys franchise has flown completely under my rader, but with the release of Ys Origin on Steam, it seemed like a good time to jump in and see what this franchise was all about.
What You Need to Know
Ys Origin is the seventh game to be released in the popular RPG franchise from Nihon Falcom, but is the first game in terms of chronology taking place 700 years before the events of Ancient Ys Vanished. It was originally published for the PC in Japan back in 2006, but thanks to XSEED Games it’s seeing a release in America on Steam. It tells the backstory for many elements from the previous games such as the history of Ys, the Darm Tower, the twin goddesses and who the six priests are. You can play as one of three characters; a young female knight named Yunica Tovah, a brilliant wizard called Hugo Fact or the mysterious character known as Toal (eventually). Read more…
PS3 owners have reason to be happy today as Valve has announced a very special console exclusive for them. Any PS3 owner who purchases a copy of the PS3 version of Portal 2 will get Steam Support for the first person puzzler. Even better than that, though, is that they will also get the ability to unlock the PC/Mac version for free and link it to both their PSN and Steam accounts.
“PS3 gamers will be able to simply drop the Blu-ray disc in the PS3, link to their Steam account from inside the game, and all their Steam friends (on PC and Mac) will be visible and accessible for chat and game invites.”
-Portal 2 Project Lead Josh Weier
The games will also support cross-platform play meaning anyone playing on the PC or Mac will be able to play the game with PS3 owners.
This seems like a much better idea for a cross platform style game than a fast paced shooter like Shadowrun. I’m waiting for the day when a platformer or a game like Worms will work across multiple platforms. Those are the types of games that would work brilliantly no more what platform you’re playing them on. Is there any franchise that you can think of that would work across multiple platforms?
Nintendo Okie started over a year ago now and since then we’ve been focused mainly on the realm of Nintendo when it comes to the gaming world. The problem is, we don’t play only Nintendo games. We all have multiple systems and play games on multiple platforms. So, in that vein, we’re going to expand the content of Nintendo Okie. You’ll still get all the same great Nintendo content that you’ve come to know and love, but you’re going to start seeing more and more from the other platforms. This will mostly come in the form of game reviews and expanded discussion on the podcast, but you’ll also see some of the biggest news stories in regards to the other platforms as well.
We’re not Nintendo fanboys. We all grew up playing Nintendo and love the company like it’s part of the family. Heck, chances are most of you grew up with a Nintendo console as well. They’re not the only horse in the race, so to speak. We really want to get past the idea of fanboys. We play everything on every console. We’re fans of video games, not just fans of Nintendo.
It’s really been bugging me lately that we only cover Nintendo games when we’re all fans of the other consoles as well. Talking with some of the other guys they’ve also expressed a lot of interest in covering things for the other consoles as well. In reality, the best thing to do would have been to do this from the start. We didn’t and that’s a price we’ll have to pay. The best thing we can do in that regard is to move forward and begin, slowly, to expand the coverage you see on the site. We’ve really enjoyed the interaction with you folks that we’ve had to this point, but we want to open the discussion even more. Just because the site says Nintendo in the title doesn’t mean that’s all that we’re about. I know most of you probably feel the same way. I’m sure there are some people who come and only have Nintendo products and we love that, but so many more people have other consoles now as well and we don’t want to leave them out.
You’ll see some new sections hit the reviews archive and those reviews will begin showing up in the next couple of weeks. We’ll also begin peppering in some stories that pertain to things outside of Nintendo and into gaming as a whole. We also want to hear from you guys. Let us know what you think about the change. Would you welcome it? Do you like the Nintendo only coverage? I love Nintendo. They’ve always been my day one console purchase and that will continue, but we play other stuff and we want to talk to you about that as well. So, Nintendo Okie’s not going anywhere. We’re just adding some new members to the family.