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Another Magazine Survey

Japanese multi-platform game magazine Gamaga (formerly Dorimaga), has released a series of polls which shows nearly two-thirds of voters are most interested in the Wii.

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Wii Messaging Service

Another patent has just been reissued concerning Nintendo, and what might be a planned messaging service for the Wii. It could turn out to be nothing, but you never know. A basic rundown of the patent is as follows. Thanks to D for the info! Messaging service for video game systems with buddy list that displays game being playedAbstractA messaging […]

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ESA Goes after MN

Last week, SF0785 was signed into law in the state of Minnesota that would make minors caught purchasing an M or AO rated title subject to a $25 civil fine. Recently we talked with one of the bill’s sponsors, State Senator Sandra Pappas, who went as far to say that there will “probably never be a kid fined” under the […]

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MTI Professor Speaks

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Henry Jenkins gives a lengthy interview at the absolutely must-read gaming blog GameSetWatch. Jenkins talks about the emergence of auteurs in game development, why Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) are fascinating to him and what the role of game critics should be. Some snippets (click over for the entire interview) are below.On how the industry has […]

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Columnist Against Video Games

Congress is after videogames. A number of state legislatures want nothing more than to turn videogames into the same scapegoat comics became back in the 1950s. And then there are those in the mass media facilitating the mindset videogames are entertainment harmful to children armed with inconclusive anecdotal evidence.Enter John Rosemond, a syndicated Christian columnist with 11 books on parenting […]

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Stocks Lower in Japan

Yahoo! Japan reports continuing falls across the board on the Tokyo Stock Exchange this week. The primary causes of the drop cited were sagging US stock prices, oil prices, and anxiety over stagnation and inflation in the US. Also sending ripples through the domestic market was the arrest of Yoshiaki Murakami, one of Japan’s biggest fund managers, on insider-trading charges […]

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl News

Though an English-language website has been propped up for American gamers anticipating the 2007 release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Japanese website features a constantly updated blog by game director Masahiro Sakurai.The blog itself doesn’t reveal any startling revelations about the game, but gamers starved for information should be pleased to hear a fellow Smash Bros. fan told 1UP […]

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Virtual Console Importance

Virtual Console Importance

E3 2006 marked a “prove it or move it” time for Nintendo as gamers everywhere caught a first glimpse of the Wii in action. For those at the show it was an amazing experience to finally go hands-on with the system and its unique control style, and the overwhelmingly huge reaction from the masses was a much-needed boost for the […]

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Sphinx Lineage

Sphinx Lineage

Sphinx from Sphinx: the Cursed Mummy Lineage Egyptian Apparel Wearers: Oh, the Egyptain garb of yeateryear is still fully with us today.  There is nothing funnier than the song “King Tut” ringing in your ears when you watch Steve Martin’s skit. Steve Martin as King Tut Pharaoh Man (Mega Man 4) Princess Leia at Jabba’s Palace Aaliyah (Queen of the […]

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Hochiminh’s Rant Day 21

I FINALLY fixed up my room today while I had free time on my hands.  Our computer in our room is still collecting dust, and it sure seems like it won’t be fixed anytime soon.  So, my wife and I decided to move the computer in the other room in the meantime so that I could put one of my […]

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YouTube Movies on Gonintendo.com

Lol, I absolutely ADORE the first movie. It’s freakin’ HILARIOUS! And the Phantom Hourglass Movie is 20 MINUTES LONG! Holy Moley! Console Wars: Episode 4: here Spike TV Talks About Wii: here 20 Minute Phantom Hourglass: here

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EB Games Wii Specs

Some of the specs we knew already, some are a bit different then what we have been lead to believe. EBGames Wii page has a rundown of Wii specs which you can read below. CPU IBM Broadway 729MHz Internal Storage 512MB Flash Memory GPU ATI Hollywood Optical Disc Drive 8cm GameCube/12cm Wii Supported Resolution up to 480p 12cm Disc Capacity […]

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Wii Rumors

This article from the upcoming Game Informer magazine focuses on the pros and cons of the development environment of the upcoming Nintendo Wii. As well as revealing the last big secret concerning hardware functionality. Here are some summarizations from that article. -Pros- -Inexpensive graphics development. -Developer-friendly “cameraâ€? program -Will support HDR lighting, normal maps, bump-mapping, nurbs rendering, and panoramically-composted depth-composited […]

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Japanese Hardware Sales-May 22-28

1. Nintendo DS Lite – 285.025 2. Sony PSP – 27.227 3. PlayStation 2 – 19.798 4. Game Boy Advance SP – 6.652 5. Nintendo DS – 4.126 6. Game Boy Micro – 2.013 7. Xbox 360 – 1.242 8. GameCube – 1.116 9. Game Boy Advance – 44 10. Xbox – 8 Source

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Sonic: Wild Fire Screens

Sonic: Wild Fire Screens

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