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Iwata’s Apology for E3 ’08

Iwata’s Apology for E3 ’08

In a recent interview, Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, apologizes for the “lackluster” presentation at E3 ’08.  He shares, as both Miyamoto and Reggie have, that E3 was not the best time to talk about upcoming “big titles.” “If there is any perception that Nintendo is ignoring the core gamers, it’s a misunderstanding and we really want to get rid […]

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Wii Shop Channel Updates 7/21/08 (NA)

Wii Shop Channel Updates 7/21/08 (NA)

WII-KLY UPDATE: ONE WIIWARE GAME AND TWO VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL July 21, 2008 Which do you prefer: sailing the ocean or soaring through the sky? With the latest additions to the Wiiâ„¢ Shop Channel, players can choose between seafaring action and high-flying thrills. Unleash your inner pirate with a new WiiWareâ„¢ adventure, or check out […]

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Miyamoto’s Approach to E3

Miyamoto’s Approach to E3

Here’s part of what the man himself told NBC:  I think that there’s probably one other element to it, and that’s that our view of how we use E3 has changed. For a very long time, E3 was an event where — and certainly Nintendo included — catered specifically to the core gamer. Now we look at more … an […]

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Wii Shop Channel Updates 6/14/08

Wii Shop Channel Updates 6/14/08

WII-KLY UPDATE: ONE WIIWARE GAME AND TWO VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL   July 14, 2008 Enjoying a nice hot dog, tending to your flowers-not exactly the hallmarks of an adventurous lifestyle, right? Think again. This week’s additions to the Wiiâ„¢ Shop Channel feature action and excitement in unlikely settings, from super-charged eating contests to a greenhouse […]

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Everybody Votes Channel – My First Miss

Everybody Votes Channel – My First Miss

I know a lot of you do not like the Everybody Votes Channel.  I agree that sometimes, the questions can be quite odd, but I think it’s still fun to find out what everybody answers.  My fiance really enjoys it too — maybe even more than me.  Anyway, I thought I’d share with everyone this sad fact.  As of tomorrow, […]

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New Mario Kart Wii Tournament 7/1/08

New Mario Kart Wii Tournament 7/1/08

The Japanese Mario Kart Wii website has updated with info about the next Tournament over WiFi. This new challenge has you collecting a certain number of Coins in Coconut Mall in your fastest possible time. Click here to go to the JP site and see for yourself!       Starts: July 1st Ends: July 10th [via WiiFolder]

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Wii Shop Channel Updates 6/23/08

Wii Shop Channel Updates 6/23/08

WII-KLY UPDATE: ONE WIIWARE GAME AND TWO VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL June 23, 2008 Everybody loves a classic battle between good and evil. With the latest additions to the Wiiâ„¢ Shop Channel, your greatest challenge will be choosing where to wipe out the bad guys-in deep space, on mean city streets or in a monster-ridden fantasy […]

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Manual for “The Conduit”

Manual for “The Conduit”

Check it out!  Maybe there is more to come, but here’s a sneak peak of what there is so far. For the full manual, click here. [via GoNintendo]

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120 Seconds of “Block Breaker Deluxe”

I just downloaded this last night, and I am liking it so far.  I really like games like this, though.  I’ve only completed the first set of levels.  I’m not sure I get the ladies in this game, because I think it’d be just fine as a normal block-breaker game w/ better graphics.  I do like how you can grab […]

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New Mario Kart Wii Tournament starts 6/18/08

New Mario Kart Wii Tournament starts 6/18/08

As reported earlier on the Japanese MKWii site, the newest tournament is on the Mushroom Gorge in reverse.  Here’s what my official “Wii-mail” says: “Race Mushroom Gorge in reverse in this karts-only Time Trial!  The trampoline mushrooms seem to be growing a little differently, so pay attention!  This tournament ends 6/24.”      For Nintendo.com’s page about it, click here.

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Wii Shop Update 6/16/08

Wii Shop Update 6/16/08

    WII-KLY UPDATE: TWO WIIWARE GAMES AND ONE VIRTUAL CONSOLE GAME ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL   This week’s additions to the Wiiâ„¢ Shop Channel will have players setting their sights on a wild variety of targets. From solid walls to wriggling fish to fierce samurai warriors, you’ll face plenty of fresh and unusual challenges as you master these distinctive […]

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Recommendations Now Available on Nintendo Channel

Recommendations Now Available on Nintendo Channel

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been wondering why I could not access any game recommendations up until now.  Little did I know, it wasn’t available until today.  Here’s the note I got in my “Wii-mail” from Nintendo. A new feature is now available on the Nintendo Channel! You can now see what others are saying about Wii disc games, Wii […]

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Wii Menu Version 3.3 Now Available for Download

Wii Menu Version 3.3 Now Available for Download

On June 17, 2008, Nintendo released an update to the Wii Menu.  This is version 3.3.  Below is the message I received in my “Wii-mail.” Wii Menu version 3.3 is now available for your Wii console. To update your Wii Menu to the latest version, please select the Update button at the bottom of the screen or select the System Update option […]

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New Mario Kart Tournament Coming 6/15/08?

New Mario Kart Tournament Coming 6/15/08?

According to the Japanese Mario Kart Wii site, the newest tournament will start June 15. It seems to be a backwards race through the Mushroom Gorge. I wonder if they’ll label this one correctly… [via WiiFolder] Translated tournament page

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Boom Blox — My Mini-Review

Boom Blox — My Mini-Review

I know there have been several reviews on this game already, but I just rented it and felt like sharing my thoughts. After playing for about 5 hours and finishing 37% of the game, I can definitely say I am addicted.  I forgot how much I like puzzle games.  On top of all that, I get to blow things up. […]

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