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USA WiiWare Update: My Aquarium

Posted by Damien McFerran

Is it just us or is something fishy is going on here? Why, it’s Hudson’s My Aquarium, no less!

Euro WiiWare fans got to experience this interesting little ‘game’ not so long ago and we gave it a robust 8/10 review. Before you start throwing sharp objects at us and burning our precious livestock, let it be known that this is one seriously entertaining piece of software. To call it a 'game' is probably pushing it a bit; it’s clearly a pet simulator but what sets it apart from the likes of Nintendogs is the calming atmosphere and ambience. If you’ve had a hard day at work/school/whatever then booting this up is almost guaranteed to sooth away your gripes and grumbles.

Elsewhere on the network, Virtual Console fans can rejoice because the highly anticipated North American release of Super Mario RPG has finally occurred! If for some reason you don’t want that game then there’s also the excellent-named Clu Clu Land.

Till next time, you guys!

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Rawk_Hawk

#1

Rawk_Hawk said:

Based off the review I am going to download this. I am sure this is going to be a cool download( not using the word game):)

Bensei

#2

Bensei said:

A nice week for you. I hope we'll get Clu Clu Land and DK3 after Hanabi 3

LAA

#3

LAA said:

I said these were going to come out in the MaBoShi Review!
I knew this before Wiiware-World!
Anyway, Please people, dont get it!
Its just really bad, I feel I've wasted points on this!
I havent even gone on it since 20th August! and I'm not planning to.
So please people, dot get it!

LAA

#4

LAA said:

@ Hyperfludd
Yeah, I love that game too.
Cant wait fo for it to be here!

TheYoshiOverlord

#5

TheYoshiOverlord said:

YES!!!! Clu Clu Land rocks! I've loved that game ever since I played it on my old e-Reader, yes e-Reader! Anyone remember those?

mrchillz

#9

mrchillz said:

this fish simulator game looks kind of stupid. That is SO great that europe or japan VC will get Mario Golf for the 64 in the next few weeks. One of my personal favorites. I will pray to Mario that US gets that real quick!

LAA

#13

LAA said:

What does Animal Crossing have to do with Clu Clu Land?
They're both completely different games!
@ Hyperfludd
Sorry you lost Animal Crossing.
@ BuzzDee
I'm thinking of deleting it too.
I think I'll delete it after StrongBad 2 comes out. (or should I say, when I get it)

LAA

#15

LAA said:

WOAH REALLY!
NEVER KNEW THAT!
Do you mean the DS Version or the GC version?

DrakeStaff

#16

Drake said:

In the GameCube version of AC you can find:

-Balloon Fight
-Baseball
-Clu Clu Land
-Clu Clu Land D
-Donkey Kong
-Donkey Kong Jr.
-Donkey Kong 3
-Donkey Kong Jr. Math
-Excitebike
-Golf
-Pinball
-Punch-Out!!
-Soccer
-Tennis
-Wario's Woods

You can also get Ice Climber and Mario Bros. if you have an e-Reader, and The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. with an Action Replay. A few of the games can only be gotten by telling Tom Nook special codes you could only get through the game's official website (Punch-Out!! is unlocked through a code like that as well, but Nintendo never had it on their site). Only way to get those now is to use a special program some fans made that generates codes.

Mario64DStyle

#17

Mario64DStyle said:

Ahhhh! My Shop channel must not have updated yet >_<.. none of these appear on it. Alwell.. maybe at like 11:30 my time (its 10:30 now).. I really want to play Super Mario RPG... I've never gotten to play it before.. until today =P

Cartoty

#18

Cartoty said:

SMRPG!?! Insta download! :D

I think I'll pass on My aquarium, I have My pokemon ranch. Fish aren't as cool as Pokemon! lol

Wiireview123

#20

Wiireview123 said:

@TheYoshiOverlord: HELL YES!!! the first game i got for mine is Clu Clu Land!!!!! its so much fun! good thing i still have my e - reader!

but since i havnt played SMRPG i might buy it along with my aquarium and mega man

Ricardo91

#21

Ricardo91 said:

@TheYoshiOverlord. Hell yeah I remember those things! They were annoying, but the NES games were cool! still have one, love clu clu land!

Anyway, I was kinda hoping for Maboshi today, but I'll go with My Aquarium. I have no right to complain this week. :)

Virus

#22

Virus said:

Can't say I've ever liked fish enough to buy a virtual simulator of them. I'll stick to Endless Ocean. Not only do you get your own fish tank in that game (in which you can have more kinds of fish in it), but you also get a whole game too. Support Endless Ocean everyone! It needs a sequel (preferably one that has prehistoric creatures in it).

lockelocke

#23

lockelocke said:

Meh, I was kind of sold on this when it dropped in Europe last week or whenever, but now I can see it was just my eagerness to consume...I'll pass

Kenji510

#24

Kenji510 said:

Alright looks like Super Mario RPG and My Aquarium will do for me... too bad i wanted to get the Maboshi game too... hope we get that game soon like next week or something or sometime this month! :D

WiiBoy

#27

WiiBoy said:

My Aquarium is on the top of the German WiiWare ranking list ... not bad for an Aquarium ;-)
Super Mario RPG has never been released on SNES here in Europe so I should start playing it on VC. It is a Mario-Game so it couldn't be a bad game =D
Clu Clu Land looks like fun and it seems to be demanding in a fast way.

Ziondood

#28

Ziondood said:

Awesome =DDD
finally my aquarium is out =]
i got it today been playing it
itz kinda boring (but wat did i expect) but itz kind of nice =]
cant wait to get more wii points for super mario RPG =DDD

Wiiloveit

#29

Wiiloveit said:

After reading the title of this news story, I immediately prepared myself to laugh in the face of Americans due to their under average WiiWare update. I then read the rest of the story. Poo. Ah well, at least SMRPG was EU exclusive for a little while - and you got Clu f****ng Clu f****ng Land.
Why, Nintendo, WHY?!?!?

@WiiBoy: My Aquarium is the same here as well. SMRPG is fun, I played it on VC at a friends after I sent it as a gift for a B-Day present, but it does seem quite easy.

LAA

#30

LAA said:

@ Drake
Oh, its the GC version...
Well, I dont even have a GC, GC Controlller or the game.
I think I'll just save up for the wii version instead.
I think that Plattchen should be released soon, hopefully this month, but possibly not, have you seen how many wiiware games sre schelduled for September! (Megaman 9, SBCG4AP 2, Animals de la Muerte, Home sweet home), they've been announced for september by the way.
Thats 4 games and the US have 4 weeks left of september, so I think the US might get more than 1 wiiware this month...
Plus, they're the ones that have been announced!, imagine the ones that could just be a suprise (tetris Party is announced for Autumn, so maybe this month).
So either Plattchen have really let us down (again), or the US could have a lot more days giving more than 1 wiiware!
I hope you do!

WiiBoy

#31

WiiBoy said:

I also think that PLATTCHEN should be released soon! I am waiting for its release since June =( Go Nintendo - release it now!

LAA

#32

LAA said:

@ Wiiboy
Yeah, I want it now!
I've been waiting till June too!
It was one of the 1st wiiware games I heard of.
But unfortunately, its looking unlikely...
It could come to the UK though...Not many games have been confirmed for the UK in september yet. (only SBCG4AP 2)

Kenji510

#33

Kenji510 said:

I hope we get PLATTCHEN and Maboshi soon... cant wait for those!... hopefully we get it this month of Sept, i be happy too. :D

Kevin

#36

Kevin said:

I still have my e-reader actually! Golf is the only NES game left that's not on VC yet that was released on the e-reader FYI. Aquarium is fun and huge blocks wise for just for a relaxation title.

LAA

#38

LAA said:

@ aaronjayhead
Yeah, I already typed that in, (If you were talking about me)
@ Kenji510
I hope you get them too, as long as we get Plattchen near the time you do.
Unfortunately, its looking unlikely, with Plattchen and MaBoShi not being confirmed for you guys yet, and 4 games have already been confirmed for this month for you and theres 4 weeks left...
I just hope you get more than 1 wiiware next week...
You know what I think's happening, I think Nintendo's not giving you many wiiware, so we can catch up to you.
you've got 25, we've got 19, so we've been catching up...
We'll see what happens next month.

Ziondood

#39

Ziondood said:

aaronjayhead Oh yea i forgot about that =DDDDD
i cant wait =DDDD
now ima have to get more wii points =DDD
Wii points card = My drug

AL3X_M

#40

AL3X_M said:

All right! Now if Earthbound ever releases for the Virtual Console I'll be set~

Kenji510

#41

Kenji510 said:

@LAA - yeah i hope this time we get 2 cool wiiware games next week as well.. for you, you havent gotten one of the cool wiiware games to get and its "Gyrostarr"... its a cool game and you'll love it too... but right now, im waiting on these wiiware games to be out and hoping coming very soon...

Bomberman Blast
MaBoShi: The Three Shape Arcade
Madstone
Mega Man 9
Plättchen: Twist 'n' Paint
Tetris Party

LAA

#42

LAA said:

@ Kenji510
Some of the games you're looking forward to are on my list too.
Plattchen
(Maybe) MegaMan 9 (depends on review)
All Strong Bad episodes
(Maybe) Bomberman Blast (Depends on review)
Gravitronix
Lost Winds 2

If any other games get a good review, I'll consider getting them.

Tabbyluigi

#43

Tabbyluigi said:

I might get it with Plattchen when it comes out. Unless Eternity's Child comes out first...

TokiToku

#44

TokiToku said:

im excited for:
Mega Man 9
Tetris Party
Plattchen
All Strong Bad episodes
Alien Crush Returns
Gradius Rebirth
Midnight Bowling
SPACE INVADERS GET EVEN
Gravitronix

NO!!!!!! I HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL TOMORROW!!!!!!!! :( :( :( :( :(

Rawk_Hawk

#45

Rawk_Hawk said:

I just got this and I like tinkering with the aquarium. I don't have many fish unlocked though. Does anyone know if the standard Goldfish or algae eaters are in the this?

LAA

#46

LAA said:

@ Toki Tori
Thats weried...
My Bro. goes to school tomorrow too,
(Not me, YES! 1 more day of freedom left.)
Are you in Y7?

Wiiloveit

#47

Wiiloveit said:

@Tony: you can't get algae, so I doubt algae eaters would come into it. As for the goldfish, I haven't unlocked them, so I couldn't tell you.

@LAA: I'm going back tomorrow (final compulsory year now at fifteen - I've got to live up to those 3 GCSE A grades I got in year 10...), and my younger sister (who is in year 7) started today. On the subject of me being 15, it was very worrying for me the other week when I bought a 12-rated DVD at hmv and got asked for my age. Getting off the point...

@Tabbyluigi: I don't "get" all this EC fuss. If the WW version is greatly improved over the steam original, I'll consider it. Until then, I won't get too excited.

@"Here's what I want" peoples: I'm mainly looking forward to (from most to least anticipated)
Tetris Party
Bomberman Blast
LostWinds 2
StrongBad's Cool Game For Attractive People
Plattchen: Twist & Paint
Potpourri
MegaMan 9
Fun! Fun! Minigolf
LIT
Helix
Aeroguitar
And I think that's it.

chiefeagle02

#48

chiefeagle02 said:

:- ...when in Rome...

My watchlist (in no particular order)

-Bomberman Online
-Tetris Party
-Lost Winds 2
-Gravitronix
-Space Invaders Get Even
-Gradius Rebirth
-Eternity's Child
-Mega Man 9
-Shantae

AlexSays

#49

AlexSays said:

My List:
Megan Man 9.
Gradius Rebirth.
Bomberman Blast.
Tetris Party.
World of Goo.

And that's it. Nothing else has interested me one bit.

WiiBoy

#50

WiiBoy said:

My List:
1. PLÄTTCHEN - twist 'n' paint
2. Bomberman Blast
3. Eternity's Child
4. Tetris Party
...and of course I am waiting for more crazy titles!!!

aaronjayhead

#51

aaronjayhead said:

My list looks like this:
1. Tetris Party
2. Space Invaders Get Even
3. Mega Man 9
4. Plattchen Twist 'N' Paint

Ricardo91

#52

Ricardo91 said:

Aw the heck with it. Here's my wishlist, in no particular order:

1. Swords and Soldiers
2. Animales De la Muerte
3. Mega Man 9
4. Bomberman Blast
5. Eternity's Child
6. Alien Crush Returns
7. Gradius Rebirth
8. Plattchen Twist and Paint
9. Tetris Party
10. Bruiser and Scratch
11. Shantae (maybe)
12. Maboshi
13. Space Invaders: Get Even (depends whether or not It'll be worth the money. I still feel ripped off from the whole "buy every level separately" crap).
14. LIT

aaaaaaaand that's it.

CanisWolfred

#53

CanisWolfred said:

Whoa, almost forgot to post this:

Mega Man 9
Alien Crush Returns
Bomberman Blast
Eternety's Child
LIT
Space Invaders: Get Even
Tetris Party
World of Goo
Swords & Soldiers
Gradius Rebirth
Aero Guitar
Mad Stone
Suff I'm kind of looking forward to:

Animales de la Muerte
Shantae
Platchen

As for this game, I've had my fill of fish in real life thank you, I don't need virtual ones.

LAA

#54

LAA said:

@WIiloveitOnline
I'm yr10 tomorrow.
I hope I can get some A grades!
I've seen people saying they want LIT and Aeroguitar a lot.
What is LIT and Aeroguitar?

UPDATE: Oh, I know what LIT is now, (Horror Puzzler), Dont think it will be on my list though (Maybe depending on the review)

WiiBoy

#55

WiiBoy said:

WOW just 10 years old (congratulations!) you are writing very much for this age, unbelieveable!!! But I think PLÄTTCHEN could be a little too hard for you?!?

DrakeStaff

#56

Drake said:

Not too much left that we know of that I'm interested in. From most wanted to least:

1. Alien Crush Returns
2. Mega Man 9
3. Bomberman Blast
4. Gradius ReBirth (First impressions from Japanese Wii owners aren't that good though)
5. Swords & Soldiers
6. Tetris Party
7. The rest of the Strong Bad episodes
8. Space Invaders Get Even
9. Animales de la Muerte

Mostly established franchises really.

Objection

#57

Objection said:

My list:
Animales de Muertes
Alien Crush Returns
Swords & Soldiers
Space Invaders Get Even (Maybe)
MadStone (maybe)
World of Goo

Thats right. I'm not looking at MM9. Go ahead and hate me.

Rawk_Hawk

#59

Rawk_Hawk said:

My List
Tie between Alien Crush and Bomberman Blast
Mega Man 9
Gradius R
Maybe Strong Bad episode 1
Eternitys Child

Storage is a big issue for me now

Virus

#60

Virus said:

I'm just looking forward to some great multiplayer games to come out. Strangely, it doesn't seem like WiiWare has too many of those. Or rather, I want more hectic multiplayer action like I'd find with Bomberman.

WiiBoy

#61

WiiBoy said:

Bomberman blast and PLÄTTCHEN - twist 'n' paint (which feels in multiplayer a bit like Bomberman) are great deals for Multiplayer fun. Actionloop Twist/Magnetica twist is also hectic and nice in Multiplayer!

LAA

#62

LAA said:

@ WiiBoy
I'M NOT 10YRS OLD!
I'M 14YRS OLD! (15 in 3 months)
By Yr 10 I mean I've started the 10th year of education. (Not sure if Yr10 to the US makes sense or not, so sorry if it was confusing)
@ Tony
MaBoShi would be perfect fo you considering it takes up 80 blocks.
@ Virus
Well, I think bomberman blast is best for you then.
Not many wiiware multiplayer at the moment.
I think I'll be getting bomberman blast since multiplayer wiiware arent common.
@ Tont (again)If your space is low, just transferr the saves to a SD, delete the VC/Wiiware, the redownload them and put the save back on or put channels and saves on a SD and put them back on when you wanna play that game again.

(if I was being "rude" on saying about the US might not know what Yr10 means in schools, I wasnt being offensive, I just didnt know how to word it in a way not so offensive, so sorry, I havent been to the US before, I dont know)

LAA

#63

LAA said:

@ Bensei
I dont have a clue how I was rude, so if you could point it out, then I'll either appolgise or argue.
(Sorry if i seem angry, its my bro. dont ask)
I also wouldnt wany the wiiboard either because that would exclude people too, if I was a developer, I would want everyone to enjoy my game to the max, without having to buy something else to enjoy it more.
(Well, on offline mode anyway)
I'm in Yr10 so very soon!!!!!!

AlexSays

#64

AlexSays said:

I'M NOT 10YRS OLD! I'M 14YRS OLD!
Not much of a difference...
Except things might be bigger than they were before.
But that's about it.

LAA

#65

LAA said:

@ x.SuperMario.x
ITS A BIG DIFFERENCE! (BTW, I am 15 in like 3 months)
Before I was small no I'm tall, before I was in primary school, now I'm in secondary school, before I was cool, now I'm cooler, Before I didnt have a wii, now I do.
I could go on forever, very big difference indeed.

Wiiloveit

#66

Wiiloveit said:

@LAA (#62): don't forget that there's 40 blocks in game saves as well. Oh, and good luck in year 10 :D

Oh - and watch that attitude Mr "Now I'm Cooler" LAA.

Who votes we change the subject and get back to talking about WiiWare?

Bensei

#67

Bensei said:

@LAA: Edit: Sorry, I thought you thought Wiiboy tries to trick you into buying Plättchen, I haven't read taht WiiBoy really thought you were 10, sry, my bad :P

About the Wii Board: It doesn't exclude gamers if it is just an option, like Gamecube Controllers are an Option in Brawl, and I guess the same could go for Bongos, if they add controls for that mode if someone doesn't have Bongos. And I guess Bplus has already done the controls part, at least I wouldn't give up a whole mode just because of a frobidden controller.

AlexSays

#68

AlexSays said:

before I was cool, now I'm cooler
There's a young teen at his finest...
And there's practically no difference between 10 and 14. But you won't understand that until you're older.

WiiBoy

#69

WiiBoy said:

I am 28yrs old and I just wondered how a talented writer LAA could be with just an age of 10 years =) Sorry, I misunderstood that but school systems may be different in every state - and by the way the flag besides my Nickname shows AUSTRIA (Europe, you know) =)

@Bensei: This is not the PLÄTTCHEN-Topic so I would suggest you to visit and register on GameClub.at which answers all of your Questions for free. It is just for Austrian Nintendofans so SORRY to everyone else.

I just wanted to make clear that PLÄTTCHEN is a very crazy multiplayer game. And btw it is also a good Aquarium - so if you pass on 'My Aquarium' ....... =)
But be warned because you may have to play an hour or three to reach the Underwater-Fantasy.

LAA

#70

LAA said:

@ WiiBoy (Bplus)
WOAH, you work in Bplus!
AWESOME!
Thanks for the compliement, not many people say that and sorry for thinking you were in the US, most people I talk to are americian, so I get confused, sorry.
Good to hear Plattchen will be a multiplayer wiiware game, not many are at the moment.
Do you have an idea when Plattchen could be out?
Its one of the games I'm most looking forward to.
@ WiiloveitOnline
Thanks, I hope my new form tutors good (probably wont beat my old one, he was just the best, end of discussion, thats it)
@ x.SuperMario.x + WiiloveitOnline
Ha-Ha, I knew people would say something about it, sorry, but I have to brag about coolness...kinda.
@ x.SuperMario.x
Well, there is a big diffrerence between 10-14, such as: puberty, GCSE's, Maturity etc.
Also, How old are you? and lets not argue, its kinda pointless, I'm just showing you my opinion.

WiiBoy

#71

WiiBoy said:

I wonder where this '(Bplus)' is coming from ... hey guys from WW-World can we change it into (Superman)? it just sounds that much cooler =D

LAA thank you for buying PLÄTTCHEN =D I am sure it will kill your brain and will make your eyes funny! =D we will open the Bplus-Forums next week and I hope there will be many Plättchen-Fans at all =D

AlexSays

#72

AlexSays said:

Analogy time!
It's like eating at McDonald's your whole life.
You think it's great and all.
Then you go to Chili's and have one of their huge burgers.

Of course, you think you're doing great and all with fast food,
but then you're completely shocked when you go to a restaurant and order the same thing.

14 year old kids don't know what it's like to be anything except what they've already been.
So naturally, you have no idea how minimal these "changes" are.
Oh, and puberty isn't anything changing, it's developing. Don't listen to your 7th grade health teacher, they don't know anything.
(Same goes for Algebra I and English teachers)

And you've already discredited the whole "maturity" thing when you posted about how "cool" you are. So you're right, let's not argue. There's nothing to argue about.

On an article related note: Is there any reason why I should download this if I already have Endless Ocean?

AlexSays

#74

AlexSays said:

I don't have a Max & Erma anywhere close to me. :(
Anyone ever been to the Fatz Cafe though?
I love that place. I've driven a couple hundred miles with my girlfriend just to eat there. And when I told them where I came from, they called up my hotel and paid for my room.
I really can't stress enough how great of a restaurant it really is. I'd pour money out of my own pocket just for them to build near my location. :P

Kenji510

#75

Kenji510 said:

@LAA - do you still play your MaBoShI game for the wiiware?... must be really fun and addicting... if i had that game right now i be playin like nonstop and for hours too... hopefully we get it next week... right now im playin my "My Aquarium" its so cool and relaxing game too. :D

CanisWolfred

#76

CanisWolfred said:

@LAA

I figured you were in your 10th year of college when you said you were yr10. In the US, we refer to that as "9th grade".

In any case, to stay on topic: RPG's are about as relaxing as I want my games to be, and I like my sims to be much more involving, so once again, I'll be passing on My Aquarium.

Virus

#77

Virus said:

You're fine, LAA. Four years can change quite a bit. Some people have just eaten at Chili's for so long that they can't remember when they started eating there. :P

At least you became the center of discussion for a time. ;)

I'd tried to pretend that I had something to post concerning the topic at hand, but there is not much to say about this news, much like this week's game. (My Aquarium just seems pointless to me...but then again, that's what nongamers say about all games...)

LAA

#78

LAA said:

@ Everyone talking about chilli
How has chilli entered the discusion?!
@ WiiBoy (Bplus)
I havent got the game yet.
It isnt out.
I want to know when it will be out?
Thanks!

LAA

#80

LAA said:

@ x.SuperMario.x
OH, Chilli's is a place.
Its not in the UK, so I wouldnt know about it.
I was typing the message before, when I was in school (DT Graphics)!
(I wasnt being naughty, I finished everything, so I had nothing else to do, made sure to hide what I was doing though, just in case)
My new form tutors OK, but no where near as good as Mr McKeown.
I'm now 10AW, which sounds better 10DMCK or 10AW, I think DMCK has the best sounding form.
I hope she gets a bit more nicer later.
Yr10 is starting to scare me... someone who always messes in lessons got a 7 in SATS and I got a 6!, but he was in set 1 for most things last year (not any more, I'm in set 1 for more things now)
Yr 10 feels a lot different from other years so far though, the others just held the best memories a guy/girl could ask for (The best ever for me), REALLY good memories...good times....good times....

Wiiloveit

#81

Wiiloveit said:

@LAA: I got 6, 7 and 8 in my English, Science and Maths SATS. Good to know you're enjoying school anyway, what option subjects did you choose for yr 10?

@America peoples: Whilst we're getting Wispa McFlurries and free Coke glasses, it's McDonalds FTW over here. Though Pizza Hut (despite the service) is always a winner as well. Whatever happened to Wimpy anyway?

LAA

#82

LAA said:

@WiiloveitOnline
WOAH, you're smart, I didnt even think it was possible to get 1n 8, well so far anyway,
Are you the smartest in your class, (if you're not in a private school).
I'm not enjoying school as I would have last year, since my brilliant form tutors gone and I feel like I'm stupid, since it feels like everyones doing better than me, but it feels cool to only do things you like now.
I got a 6 in Maths and Science and I'm awaiting my English results, I hope I get a 6, then my SATS overall would look pretty good.
I've took: Seperate Science, I.C.T, German and DT (Graphics).
What did you take?

Wiiloveit

#83

Wiiloveit said:

@LAA: I'm just a genius :D
School'll be fine, it takes a bit of getting used to in KS4 though (Years 10-11 for non-UK-ers). I did double science, art (since they don't do graphics in year 10 at my school) and drama. I wanted to do ICT but was forced to do extra Science instead. I also got the choice of English Literature or Media Studies (both include English Language) and so I did Media 'cos I enjoy it most and wouldn't mind working as a games journalist in future (ya listening WWW? - i've already posted a good review of MaBoShi if you want to see on the games' comments page). In my first Media coursework, I had to do a film review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which I got an A* for (yay! - I was also incidentally one of the only people in my group that doesn't despise the film), so I guess that just means that whatever you're good at, you'll excel in too. Oh, and I don't do private schooling, and I've always been good at maths (full marks in Yr 6 SATS) - hence the level 8 (you can only get level eight in maths, science and english go up to seven. As long as you've got a six though, you're on the right tracks).

Also, isn't it weird how comments for these topics and articles often seem to trail off to something completely different (I refer you to the recent WW charts where everyone ended up asking WiiBoy about Plattchen).

LAA

#84

LAA said:

@ WiiloveitOnline
Yes, you are a genius!
So you're doing double science, art, drama, extra science and media.
They dont have media at our school, I would have been good at reviewing, I dont hate any film, to my knowledge...
Thanks for the kind words, i needed that, I just feel sick inside (Emotionally), I hope I get 1 last 6 in english, then I've got the devils number! (666), no, not for that, I was aiming for a 6 at least on all my SATS, so if I get this, then I'm on the right track as you said.
Still, I cant believe you got 6,7 and 8 (beginning of my phone no., nobody try and figure out the rest).
Did you revise really, really hard?
I think I should have revised better, I hardely did at all infact, I think I did some bitesize tests for science and maths and you cant really revise for english, (apart from shakespear, story writing and punctuation etc., but I'm pretty good at story writing and punctuation etc.)
Yeah, we've kinda have got of topic yeah, but you cant really talk about My Aquarium, "I got ermm, whats it called, erm...., erm.... fish, yeah fish, I got a new fish, he erm...., ermm..., swims, yeah he does that."
I didnt think the game was that good though, I havent played it till 3 days after I got it.
I hope you do good in Yr 11 (if you are).
Plus, What do you wanna be when you grow up?
I wanna be involved in games somehow, (I think its called 3D Modelling), I've just always enjoyed games, You could make me do whatever you want if you put a games console in front of me.
If I dont become a 3D Modeller, I'd be a games tester, I get all the new games 1st and I do what I enjoy the most.

Wiiloveit

#85

Wiiloveit said:

As I said above, I wouldn't mind becoming a games journalist, but games testing doesn't appeal to me since you have to note everything about the game down and don't really get much fun out of it. I would like to work on websites and whatnot too, and I also enjoy a bit of graphics design (despite the fact that the best photo software I have is Picasa...).
As for revision: I did what I had to, but I didn't overwhelm myself (except maybe for the Shakespeare stuff). On a more encouraging note: remember to REVISE, kids!
As for My Aquarium, I just deleted it to make way for StrongBad. Yes, I know Ys and DoReMi are out now, but I prefer the newer stuff (and also dislike RPG games and own too many platformers). It is a good game, but only when you need something relaxing or a nice touch for a party. I do switch it on now and then to feed the fish and see what's new, but I swear that they don't actually eat the food and it just falls to the bottom a disappears momentarily after.

WiiBoy

#86

WiiBoy said:

Gametesting CAN be fun but it is not a job I would like to do for many years. I know some older testers and they don't have a console at home because all the magic and fun has gone because of testing every hour and every day.

And in PLÄTTCHEN the shark in the Underwater Fantasy also does not really eat the FantasyME because the Age Rating would be 18+ if the shark would really kill the Astronaut (one of the FMs) =/ so we just decided to put much plankton and many bubbles into the sea instead =D

After testing PLÄTTCHEN (which takes around one week alone for the CLASSIC-Mode with Fantasy turned off) every tester needed some days without playing anything, because it is really hard to concentrate that long time. But everyone loved the last Sector in PLÄTTCHEN because we decided to do something different for those players who are brave enough to play it to the end. I think if you would be a tester for a company you just should do this just a few hours a week!

LAA

#87

LAA said:

@ WiiBoy (Bplus) + WiiloveitOnline
Yeah, I ABSOULTELY LOVE GAMES, but again, it could take all the fun out of it.
One of the only reasons I would want to be a game tester for a while because if you were in an interview for a games developer, they like to hire people with expierence in the gaming industry, (so game testing is an easy job to get hold of, so easy expierence there) and NEW GAMES!
@ WiiloveitOnline
YEAH!, I THINK THAT TOO!
Actually, they might actually eat like one, but most of the time, none gets eaten, which was disappointing...

Wiiloveit

#88

Wiiloveit said:

I also heard that the fish can eat others - I thought I saw it happen once, but it turned out to be a flaw in the graphics as the small fish swam straight through the other.
@WiiBoy: I even your workplace. If I was in your bit of Eu then I would sooo want to work with you. On a similar subject, I did my work experience in a games... shop. It wasn't the same as working in the industry (Team17 are fairly nearby but I couldn't get any transport in the end), but on my second day we ordered pizza from the hut-related takeaway from down the road. The pizza was nice. Where was I, now? Oh yeah...
@LAA: Quote "I ABSOULTELY LOVE GAMES". Thanks for clearing that one up. I was a bit unsure about that bit, since you were posting on a games site and everything... Hopefully with the releases of Beta testing programs (on the 360/PS3 at least) these jobs won't die down though. Going directly from Beta testing opinions would be a nightmare, and all the dev's would get would probably be praise and swearing. Hence: Wii customers are better. Oh, and if I was working in the industry, I would probably prefer to work with the creativity and designing "department", since I'd probably mess up the game code with bbcode and lots of shades of Wii-blue in the graphics.

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