Bryce 'Brass' Bladon is a freelance writer and cartoonist living as a student in Victoria, BC, Canada. He writes screenplays, fiction, creative non-fiction, and journalism.
Brass has a penchant for the original and the intriguing, but games, at the foremost, must be fun. He plays a range of genres, but his preferred mediums are RPGs, Rhythm based, Fighting, FPS, and Action Adventure games.
Brass' top games (and series) are
1. Chrono Trigger
2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3. Final Fantasy VI and IX
4. Super Mario 64 and Super Mario World
5. Resident Evil 4
6. Devil May Cry
7. Ninja Gaiden
As a young boy, Brass became addicted to the NES. An only child and constantly moving, videogames were one of the few constant forces in his life. The SNES was the first system he purchased, and he was a Nintendo devotee until he finally bought a Playstation 1 in the ailing years of its generation life. He has since then embraced all systems and genres, hoping to find a bit of value in each.
Brass currently owns a PS2, Wii, XBOX 360, and Nintendo DS.
In the future, Brass hopes to write for a living, and a far off dream of his is to have a controlling creative interest in the development of a game.
It looks like Nintendo plans to follow the standard set by both Sony and Microsoft in terms of downloadable content.
As reported by Level Up, the Wii already boasts an impressive list of games from older generations, available online via Wii points. However, both Sony and Microsoft have offered similar, if smaller, options in regards to remakes, rehashes, and reiterations of classic (and not so classic) titles. Both trumped the Wii by offering original content in the form of such hits like Geometry Wars and Calling All Cars, and the promise of future smashes such as Little Big Planet and Castle Crashers.
But now Nintendo can offer similar titles, aptly named WiiWare. Seriously, a Wii feature that actually include Wii in the name. That's clever. They should do that more.
Not only is Nintendo appealing to larger studio's, but there's also the promise of smaller, indy-developed content. Nintendo is revealing the project Wednesday.
Am I the only one concerned that the meager 512 MBs that came with my Wii won't be ample? I smell a peripheral in the future. And considering Nintendo's track record with accessories...