site has not shut down. But it came pretty close. I've
been really busy, and have had very little time to work
on the site, or play games. However, I'm back now, and
I'm going to give NASHW something that it's needed for a
long time - a massive overhaul. I'll be reorganizing everything,
fixing broken links and other such problems, and getting
rid of the site's general sloppiness. I won't be changing
the look, just the functionality. In the meantime, I've
removed some of the links on the frames (expect the
frames to be replaced with tables) while I work on those
sections, and I've removed two sections (Staff and Boards)
altogether. Hopefully when this is over, NASHW will be
decent, and it will definately be up to date. Keep
checking back. Also, I do have one new thing for you.
Since I won't be changing the encyclopedia
any, I've left it up and finally added the D page.
update! Just a little one though - a new cameo entry. Also, I've added to the help wanted
page. Anyone with a video capture card need only apply.
Also, Mario Sunshine comes out in 11 days. Expect a full
review. And the D page is nearly complete, and will be up
then as well.
such a long wait. I've been kinda busy this summer. And
other than new info on upcoming games, there isn't a
whole lot of new stuff to do at the moment. However,
there is a new cameo, and TWIGG has been
6/15/02-The E page of the encyclopedia is ready. D is
taking a little longer than expected, but will be up soon.
Thanks to information from the Nintendo Database, Donkey Kong Country 3 has been added to
the Zelda gamelist. A cameo entry will be up soon. Also,
the previews section has gotten a much-needed update. Game & Watch
Gallery 4, Mario Sunshine, Zelda GC, Link to the Past, Yoshi's Island,
and Mario Party 4
have previews ready. Also, the recently announced Namco
Star Fox title, Kirby Advance, and Wario World have been
added to the list and will recieve previews shortly.
In related news, it seems that the
Gamecube release of Soul Calibur 2 from Namco is going to
feature Link as a playable character. This will be the
realistic adult Link, not the Cel-shaded version. Soul
Calibur 2 has also been added to the previews list.
Also, TWIGG has been
updated, and I have added a link to my new comic site, Marvel vs. Comedy, which features sprite comics based on the
Marvel vs. Capcom games.
5/12/02-The C page
is back up in the encyclopedia, with the new format and
new information. Expect another page or two next update,
and possibly a cameo or two.
a year, major work has finally begun on the Encyclopedia. Rather than start from scratch as I had
planned to do at first, I decided to just update and
debug the current pages. The A and B pages are now
complete, and the C and D pages will follow shortly. The
new features include:
-A bit more condensed layout.
-Links at the top of each page which will take you right
to an entry.
-New bios added for new characters (or ones I missed last
time) on the A and B pages.
-Updated bios for old characters that have appeared in
-Links between pages so you can go from one to another
without returning to the main page.
There will be lots of work done on that section in the
coming weeks. Thanks to Shadow Archon, who has been very
helpful in getting this section going again.
There has been a lot of gaming news in recent weeks. The
annual E3 show is scheduled for this month, and a lot of
first party titles will be debuting there (as well as
previously announced titles). Among these are F-Zero AC,
F-Zero GC, Zelda GC, Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, and
Fire Emblem Advance. Also, a new game has appeared on an
E3 promotional flyer - Wario World. Little is known about
this title. Previews for many of these games will be
added soon. Also, two previously announced titles that I
missed have been added to the upcoming games list - Mario
Golf and Mario Tennis.
a few minor updates to the site. I've added a FAQ to the cameos section, added Super Mario World: Super
Mario Advance 2 to the Mario and Yoshi sections, archived all the updates from the past three months,
and updated the upcoming games list (at very long last), and previews
should follow shortly. However, I've taken a look at
NASHW, evaluated each section, and have decided that some
changes need to be made to the site. My evaluation is as
-The site in general: I recently went
through much of the site and fixed a lot of old bugs and
programming errors. There are still a few things that
need to be overhauled, however. I'm looking into
redesigning the site (again), but that won't happen until
summer at best. However, of greater concern is my server.
NASHW has gotten so big that it will soon outgrow Tripod.
As it is, the site is already spread across three
accounts (one for NASHW, one for TWIGG, and one for Comix).
I am not going to pay anything to Tripod for more space.
If you are a server host (preferably a free one) looking
for a site to host that gets a decent amount of hits and
are reading this, please e-mail me.
-Games: Thanks to the release of the
Gamecube and SSBM, there was a short period of chaos
while the staff and I scrambled to update the gamelists (as
well as create new ones for the latest series). The
gamelists are now complete. As for reviews, there are
very few left to do, especially considering how many
there were at the start. The reason that most (but not
all) of the games left haven't been reviewed is because
the staff and I don't have access to them, or are
currently playing them to write a review. However, most
of the reviews left should be completed soon. Also, I am
planning to completely replace most of the screenshots (and
likely expand the number per game).
-Cameos: This section is nearly complete.
And again, there are a few games that don't have
screenshots yet, either because the shots will take time
to get, or I need a video capture card to get them, which
I currently don't have. I will likely get this section
done over the summer, as I'll have much more time to get
-Previews: The list is up to date, and I
will soon have descriptions for the remaining games.
-Comix: This section is being
reprogrammed, and will be back up as soon as it's done.
-TWIGG: TWIGG has been growing steadily
for some time, and I would like to thank everyone who has
supported me with the site. I am planning a few new
features that you should see in the coming weeks.
-Encyclopedia: This section hasn't been
updated in a long time, and there's a reason. The current
layout has some serious flaws, so I'm going to scrap the
section and start over from scratch. Expect to see some
progress on that soon.
-Staff/Links/Boards/etc: Same as always,
which is good.
That's NASHW's current status.
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