You see them, don’t you? A Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent Review

Nelson Tethers of the FBI’s Puzzle Research Division does most of his work behind a desk. As you can imagine, a lot of the country’s major puzzle related queries are solvable from a central location. Having grown up around puzzles, he’s excellent at what he does and is actually one of the top Puzzle Agents in the country. So when a puzzle related mystery surfaces that requires Nelson to emerge out of his office, and  head off to the remote small town of Scoggins Minnesota, it must be a serious problem.

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All Rise! A Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 4- The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood (PC/WiiWare) Review!

Welcome to Pirate Court! Today’s case ‘Pirates vs. Threepwood’ is now in session.  The Plaintiff is in the jazzy hands of Caribbean businessman extraordinaire, Stan! The defendant Guybrush Threepwood will be represented by… Mighty Pirate Guybrush Threepwood. Please be seated. Court is now in session.

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‘The Call is Coming from Inside the Manatee!’ A Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan (PC/WiiWare) Review!

Guybrush Threepwood is no stranger to adventure. In the Tales of Monkey Island series he has seen exotic locales such as an island that traps sailing visitors with inward wind, and an island that houses androgynous Mer-folk. In his newest adventure he’ll find himself throat deep in a hungry manatee. No amount of Grog could make you forget an adventure such as this!

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Who is the Commander? [Update 3]

He is ‘only a man’ or so he said with a booming voice emanating from a bright screen. But I’ll let you see that for yourself:

Sent as an anonymous tip to sites like IGN, this video features one frame of an upcoming Wii title. What kind of game is it? Who’s developing? No one knows!

While we all comb through the video for clues, the website Commander Video seems to be the hub to watch. Aside from the eerie video, you have pixels that keep popping up that link to new pieces to the puzzle. So far we have two images and an awesome mp3.

What does it all mean?! Perhaps the Commander shall tell us soon enough?

Update 3: I got a hold of Gaijin Game’s CEO Alex Neuse who revealed the following to us about the game. It’s a WiiWare title aiming for a February release. It’s not a remake of Nether Earth (as was previously rumored), but instead a game that can be reduced to the acronym BTB (Beat is one of the words I believe). It’s a game that draws its inspiration from the aesthetics of classic games from the 80s. The story will be about Commander Video’s origin. A lot will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Also I’ve posted the new media available on CommanderVideo.com after the break.

UPDATE 2: Commander Video himself has made contact with us here at Buttonbasher.net He wanted the following message to get out:

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While this is the first time we here at Buttonbasher have been contacted from an intergalactic entity, I think the Commander wants whatever information that is found to be distributed through our website, and sent out to the other blogs that are covering his activity. Also he seems to be inviting us to ask questions, so if you earthly readers have any questions you want to ask Commander Video, feel free to drop them in the comment section!

UPDATE: The Commander has popped up on Twitter and seems to deny recent rumors of what the game will be.

As February draws nearer, this post will continue to be updated with all of the new discoveries. To see an archive of the media updates thus far, check after the jump!

And if the Commander happens to be reading this right now, I assure you that we earthlings come in peace.

KLind (who is also only a man!)

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Everybody to the Limit! A Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner (PC/WiiWare) Review!

Unlike the game, this review of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 1 : Homestar Ruiner does not come with the prerequisite that you are attractive and/or desire to ruin Homestar.

The first of 5 promised “Adventure-Packed Actionsodes” has awesome’d it’s way onto a WiiWare, and PC near you. And you should totally give the game a spin (or whatever the digital equivalent of that popular phrase is).

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Final Fantasy IV (DS) Review

Final Fantasy. This very name has not only captivated the imaginations of literally millions worldwide since 1987, propelled a game company (Squaresoft, now known as Square-Enix) from the bottom to the top, but continues only to get better as the series goes on. Twelve titles later in the series and Square Enix has decided to start remaking some of their previous games for the handheld systems. So far they’ve remade I, II, IV, V, and VI for the Gameboy Advance; the first two Final Fantasy games for the PSP; Final Fantasy III and now, most recently, Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS.

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E3 2008: Day One Post Roundup

Did you miss an article, and have misplaced your scroll wheel? Here’s links to some of the stuff you might have missed.

Nintendo Announces 1:1 Accessory: Wii Motion Plus

Liveblogging the Microsoft Press Conference

Banjo Kazooie Coming to XBLA

Geometry Wars 2: Retro Evolved

Resident Evil 5 to have Online Co-op; Dated

Xbox 360 Game Installations and Web Based Marketplace Planned

New Mirror’s Edge Trailer

Final Fantasy XIII Announced for Xbox 360

New Xbox 360 Dashboard Interface; Avatar Party System

Portal: Still Alive Heading to XBLA

On to Day Two!

KLind

E3: Nintendo Announces 1:1 Accesory: Wii MotionPlus

Nintendo has announced an add-on to the Wii Remote that will add Motion Controls to the Wii Remote. Oh wait… Wii MotionPlus adds 1:1 motion control to your Wii Remote. What does this mean exactly?

Nintendo Explains:

“The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play.”

Expect hear much more at the Nintendo Press Conference tomorrow afternoon.

KLind

Call of Duty: World at War Reveal Trailer

The first trailer for Call of Duty: World at War has been released. It shows some of the new features of the game such as flamethrowers, and some hand to hand combat. The game will center around the Pacific theater of World War II. Also new is a 4 player co-op (both split-screen and online).

Call of Duty: World at War will be released before the end of Activision’s 2009 fiscal year.

KLind

Mario Marathon for Child’s Play

While not the first of it’s kind, three friends have embarked on a journey through the Mushroom Kingdom this weekend. The goal is to complete 7 Mario games (Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy), within 3 days. It started up on Friday June 27th at 3PM. You can check their progress here

The main goal is to raise money for Child’s Play, a charity that provides games for children’s hospitals.

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Will they succeed? Will they fail? Pull up a Toadstool, and watch!

UPDATE: They finished all 7 games on time, and raised a total of around 10,000 dollars for Child’s Play. Great job guys!

KLind