19 May 2007

WiiDS Has Died

The GN Network is formally announcing the abandonment of the WiiDS Main Site as a result of lack of interest. The Main Site will be handed back to Trevsweb and the staff reporting to me, Jensonb, under the WiiDS Main Site can remain with the site if they wish. The Forums remain under the control of Trevsweb and their fate is not within our control.

The founders and heads of the GN Network are moving on to more community oriented projects, with GN Network changing its name to GizzedInc Content Delivery whilst development continues on a site to add to the successful GizzedInc site, hosting Gizmondo Homebrew.

We do not regret opening the WiiDS Main Site, however it has come to our attention that there is no real room for another Nintendo site.

Our next new project will be focused on games as a whole. We are very excited about the site, still in R&D.

Community is the future of gaming - since gaming is now heavily skewed to online with all consoles being able to go online.

We will reveal more on the project, including a codename once we commence Alpha. You can then expect a final name once it goes Beta.

Ciao,
Jens

13 May 2007

Joost

This is a landmark. 20th post. That's commitment for you - noone's reading this.

After finally getting into the Joost Beta (After finally just asking for an invite - my application didn't work right), I've been playing around with it for a while.

Yeah, the rumours are true. It's pretty okay, I guess. The thing is, as "yeah, that's pretty cool I guess" as it is, Joost is a window to the future.

This pre-release version of Joost might be simply something cool to watch when bored, or put in the background to web browsing, but I can see in it the potential that in the future, this is what TV will be.

The playback system is a little primitive (Playlists of videos), but in the culmination of the Joost idea, more old-media style broadcasting will be available too (Not instead of, just as well. Playlist TV is a medium that has potential so long as it's done right)

So, Joost. Touch the future as it's not even in the oven yet.

In other news, Super Mario Galaxy is out on the 1st of June over here in the UK according to IGN. This changes EVERYTHING. I was going to buy Twilight Princes and/or Red Steel around that time, but with Super Mario Galaxy coming out, my path is clear.

I'm-ah coming Mario!

Feel good,
Jens

PS: Don't trust the Trusted Computing. As FSR tell us, they don't just want it around to stop looting.