Nintendo's Touch Generations brand has grabbed the popular blackjack game and put it on their gaming console. Nintendo is now moving into high gear with the planned release of Clubhouse Games on October 9th, a compilation of forty-two games, which they provided a sneak preview of at Comic Con 2006.
While the final game list has not yet been determined, the initial list includes games like Old Maid, Memory, Pig, Blackjack, Rummy, Five Card Draw, Texas Hold 'Em, Spades, Contact Bridge, Chinese Checkers, Checkers, Backgammon, Chess, Connect Five, Grid Attack, Soda Shake, Dominoes, Bowling, Take Over, Solitaire, and Mahjong Solitaire. Nintendo says that the final games list will include classic card, board, and party games.
While the large number of games is exciting to most players, that is not the bext feature of the game. Many beleive this is the built-in PictoChat chat function. This will allow the players to chat with other players in their game. The options allowed include changes to font color and suze for creating an indiviudal look. The chat function only utilizes a small section of the screen allowing the game to continue simultaneously. The chat function is avilable locally, but Nintendo has not announced if it will be available online.
Thursday, November 02 , 2006