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Student Open Day at Blitz Games in UK

If you are looking for a job as a developer, go to: http://www.blitzgames.com/OpenDay/

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Super Monkey Ball Helps Doctors!

Super Monkey Ball Helps Doctors!

Plenty of medical research has proven the positive and allegedly negative effects videogames have on humans mentally and physically, but this is the first time we’ve heard data showing surgeons performing surgical drills faster and with fewer mistakes thanks to rocking a videogame immediately prior.CNN was handed the study before its official release this afternoon, lead investigator Dr. James “Butch” […]

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Revolution Name Too Threatening

When Nintendo announced the official name of its new console would be Wii, gamers the world over experienced a mix of disbelief, nausea, and uncontrollable laughter. The title was easily made into a toilet joke, and seemed to bring out the juvenile in all of us. In a recent interview with CNNMoney.com, Nintendo’s own Yoda, Shigeru Miyamoto, explained the codename […]

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Hochiminh’s Rant Day 19

Hochiminh’s Rant Day 19

Once a week, I will attempt to do a lineage of a current Wii or DS character, similar to the one-page article you see in the Nintendo Power Book. Unfortunately, I don’t have Sketchpad, so I can’t edit these pictures, so I will outline everything below the picture. Project Hammer’s Cyborg Prototype Lineage BIG, BAD, AND BALD: These are walking-tall […]

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Animal Crossing Art

Animal Crossing Art

An art exhibit all about Animal Crossing. I love Animal Crossing, but I am really suprised how popular the series has become, I guess it shows you the power of a good idea! Check out some pics below, then click the link to see more. Is anyone else feeling the post-E3 drought of news?! More here, thanks Arghwing!

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Input from July’s Nintendo Power

Input from July’s Nintendo Power

The following information is from Nintendo Power’s July Issue which includes a 17-Page BLOWOUT on Wii! UPDATE 1:The 17-Page Blowout on Wii information starts off with screenshots and little previews of numerous games. Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Project H.A.M.M.E.R, Smash Bros, Warioware: Smooth Moves, Excite Truck, Zelda: TP, Disaster: Day of Crisis and has small info on […]

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Grasshopper Interview

Grasshopper Interview

Grasshopper, the studio behind Killer 7 and the upcoming Contact sat down with CVG to discuss Contact, the Wii, and…girls underwear. Read the interview below, Grasshopper employees answers are in bold. Can you give us a brief introduction to Contact, and to yourselves? Ogura-san: Contact is an adventure game that involves the player and the character in the game in […]

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Warioware: Smooth Moves New Screenshots

Warioware: Smooth Moves New Screenshots

Thanks for the photos, MeteoraTC. I wish I was there! Source

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Wii to Launch on October 24th

Well, I opened at my Game Crazy today and for the first time, we have Wii dates on our Master release schedule. A few are November and Q4 2006, but a majority of the titles rest on 10/24, with a ‘last day to prebook’ on 10/14 (we give ten days as a company standard). 10/24 is a Tuesday btw.Note this […]

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Gamestop Reserving Wii Games?

Gamestop Reserving Wii Games?

During my mall trip I ran into GameStop, just like any other mall trip. The topic today was to see just what was up with Wii games, and if you could reserve them. You indeed CAN reserve Wii games, and George (the clerk) at the store told me that more titles are reservable every day. Today you could reserve Madden […]

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“The Wizard” on DVD August 19th

“The Wizard” on DVD August 19th

Remember The Wizard? Jimmy Woods and his 50,0000 score on Double Dragon (it was a feat considering the amount of punching required to hit 50,000 by the dual Abobo’s in the forest mission). The girl from Rilo Kiley’s near Nostradamus-ian knowledge of Super Mario Bros. 3 and its critical warp whistles. And who could forget Lucas Barton, a legend in […]

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Ray Harryhausen Eyeing Games

Most of the youngins (myself included) probably aren’t fully aware of the impact special effects legend Ray Harryhausen has had on modern visuals. This man’s stop motion work on Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts single-handedly changed the way people made movies, and we all know how much films have influenced videogames. Harryhausen’s interests are finally catching […]

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Barbie Now Owned by Activision

Barbie Now Owned by Activision

Starting this fall, Barbie will start shacking up with Tony Hawk publisher Activision; the company announced today an exclusive multiyear agreement with Mattel to distribute Barbie games. The company doesn’t appear to be helming the development side of the Barbie game empire, but they will be distributing games based on Barbie movies The Barbie Diaries, Barbie in the 12 Dancing […]

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Wii’s World Wide Web

Wii’s World Wide Web

At the Electronics Entertainment Expo 2006, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that its forthcoming Wii console would be able to access the Web with the Opera browser. Iwata said that the Wii console could, “… power up virtual console games and applications like our Opera Web browser saved to flash ROM… in just a few seconds.” We recently chatted with […]

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No Dolby Digital

No Dolby Digital

Official Wii documentation supplied to development studios confirms that Nintendo’s new console will be physically unable to output audio in Dolby Digital surround sound. This omission has nothing to do with Wii’s horsepower and everything to do with the machine’s lack of an optical output. “Optical digital output is not supported,” reads official Wii documentation supplied to studios creating games […]

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