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Video Game Market in Japan Skyrocketed in First Half of 2006

Sales of the DS in Japan was the biggest contributor to an upsurge of 33 percent in the video game market.    According to a new survey released by Japanese firm Enterbrain, the overall Japanese video game market surged 33% in the first half of 2006 compared to a year previously, reaching 277 billion yen ($2.40 billion) for combined hardware and software […]

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Why We Need Casual Games?

Jim Rosiggnol, a columnist of Gamasutra, wrote an article explaining online interaction and the necessity of casual games. Hale goes on to extrapolate his ideas into Nintendo’s recent strategy. Are they the only people in the industry really running this thing like a business? “Why does Nintendo want to get casual gamers back? Because what casual gamers like everybody else […]

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Mega Man Opinion of Change

Man, I remember those times when I was a kid, buying Mega Man 1, 3, 4, and 5.  Those were the ones I had.  It was me favorite NES series.  I love you Mega Man.  Well, figuratively speaking. I recently played MegaMan Battle Network 6 in order to review it– you can read that review now if you’d like– and something […]

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Lunar Knights for DS Info

The long awaited Boktai game will debut this fall for the DS in the form of Lunar Knights: Vampire Hunters. Where Boktai‘s novelty was a sunlight sensor built into the game pak, Lunar Knights will use its own, internal sunlight and weather system to affect gameplay. Displayed on the top screen, whether the sun or moon is out will drive […]

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Throwback Acquires Acclaim Games

Will we see Extrme-G or Vexx for the Wii?  We will hopefully find out soon.  Throwback Entertainment acquired a slew of Acclaim titles as part of the liquidation the company began in September of 2004, reports GameIndustry.biz. Vexx, Legends of Wrestling, Extreme-G Racing, Re-Volt, and Summer Heat Volleyball are all now part of the Throwback catalogue.”Acclaim Entertainment was responsible for […]

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Call of Duty 3 Fanism

ctivision has relied on military advisor Hank Keirsey for every iteration of the Call of Duty series. A retired Army colonel, decorated combat veteran, and former instructor at West Point, speaking with him gave us a unique chance to get insight into the real world of combat. Equal parts expert, grizzled veteran, and average Joe, Hank’s experience and talent have […]

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Pirate Games

1up discusses how there aren’t so many pirate games made, and why there should be more. Fight authority, collect loot, dress improbably, treat women as objects, kill anyone you don’t like, and just generally have a great time at the expense of everyone around you — every element of a great videogame seems to be an essential aspect of the […]

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Wii Sports Concerns and Obligations

Wii Sports Concerns and Obligations

A jet ski game would pwn, but whether its Wave Race or not, who cares.  I am buying Wii Sports at launch, period. When Nintendo first unveiled the Wii line-up during its press conference at this year’s E3, it was met with mixed opinions. For some, the Wii was the prefect example of pure innovation, mixing an all-new gameplay format […]

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Download the first 3 issues of Nintendo Power

Download the first 3 issues of Nintendo Power

Nintendo Power began as the several page long Nintendo Fun Club Newsletter, but quickly changed to its current magazine format. The first issue published 3.6 million copies with every member of the Nintendo Fun Club receiving a free one. Almost one third of the members subscribed. The magazine was edited at first by Fun Club “President” Howard Philips, an avid […]

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GoNintendo News July 6th

GoNintendo News July 6th

Winning Eleven DS Preview: Read More Japenese Software Sales June 26th to July 2nd: 1 New Super Mario Bros. (NDS) 154299 (2,003,112) 2 Dragon Ball Z (PS2) 95082 (95,082) 3 Brain Age 2 (NDS) 54564 (2,649,553) 4 Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2) 37466 (318,976) 5 Winning Eleven 10 (PS2) 10 37342 (900,799) 6 Brain Age (NDS) 37228 (2,474,602) 7 Animal […]

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Gamecrazy Taking Reserves On These Wii Games

Ant Bully, The Avatar: The Last Air Bender Blitz: The League ‘06 Call Of Duty 3 Cars Chicken Little Disaster: Day of Crisis Disney: Meet The Robinsons Dragonquest: Swords Dragon Ball Z Tenkaichi 2 Elebits Excitetruck Fire Emblem Happy Feet Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Madden ‘07 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Metal Slug Anthology Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Need For […]

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Red Steel Interview

Maybe we can find out what changes the team made in the swordplay department. UbiSoft generated a lot of buzz this past spring when they revealed their plans for Red Steel, a first person action game that would be exclusive for Nintendo’s Wii console. FiringSquad got a chance to chat with the game’s producer Marie-Sol Beaudry to find out more […]

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The Settlers for DS Screens

The Settlers for DS Screens

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Mother 3 to Europe, But Not US

So far, Mother 3 has been announced in Europe, but yet to see a translation into US. Dutch Nintendo magazine N Gamer has a report on the status of Mother 3. Nintendo is working on a translation of the game for it’s release in the European market. We still have gotten no word on a US launch, which is quite […]

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Miyamoto Interview

Boy, does Shigeru Miyamoto ever have a day off? Q: You have said that development teams are too big today, and that you prefer to work with a max total of 10 persons. In that perspective, it must had been fun creating New Super Mario Bros. Miyamoto: Yes, and I had to do Donkey Kong all alone. We a lot […]

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