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Shareholders Against Nintendo Board

Stock has been lower lately on Nintendo. According to Japanese reports, shareholders have voted against a Nintendo board recommendation for the first time in the company’s history – although over plans to alter how dividends are paid, rather than for any market-related reasons. The board of the Kyoto-headquartered game giant had suggested a proposal that would have allowed its members […]

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William Shatner to Host Canadian Awards

Anybody from Star Trek just plain rules, so I’ll have to bow down to the graces of Captain James T. Kirk!  – Star Trek icon William Shatner will host the inaugural Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA 2006), which will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 14, 2006. The event will honor Canadian achievements in three […]

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Casual Gamers Play More Than We Thought

Of course, this is based on PC gamers, not console gamers, but it is surprising, however.  Casual gamers spend more time playing than previously thought, according to a new study by the Macrovision Network. According to the worldwide survey, over one-third of those who would be considered “casualâ€? gamers have nine or more two-hour gaming sessions each week. This contradicts […]

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Mario Statue Being Constructed…Out of Canned Food!

Oh geez, maybe we will see the 54K Mario Canned Food Statue in a few months! Why build an oversized statue of the world’s most famous video game star? Why not? Nintendo of Canada and Canstruction, a charity organization that uses design and architecture to fight hunger, are working together to build a 10-foot-tall statue of Mario made entirely of […]

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Is Wii Missing Out?

An opinion of “what games can’t we play on the Wiiâ€? showed up on Nintendojo.  I guess it is an insenuating point, but really, I don’t think there is a genre that the Nintendo Wii can’t accommodate for. I was thinking: everyone is all abuzz about how the Wii remote will let us play games in new ways, broaden our […]

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Wii Wrist Bands

Strange, this is also from the Spanish meeting. Not only was pre-paid cards talked about for the Wii, but also there were wrist bands used. UPDATE: Okay! We give up! You win! I didn’t notice the wrist strap on Wii at E3, when apparently it was there the entire time, especially after some people started using the controller incorrectly. Thanks […]

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Interactive Wes Craven

No one is better than Wes Craven in horror movie…maybe except Stephen King!  Ah, they’re both great! If Steven Spielberg finds videogames enchanting enough to sign a deal with Electronic Arts to produce a series of games, you can safely bet more Hollywood creative types would be lining up for a similar opportunity. At the MI6 game marketing conference, horror […]

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Blackly on Movie Video Games and Other News

Blackly on Movie Video Games and Other News

Blackly speaks out about movie-to-game tie-ins and why they are or aren’t successful. LOS ANGELES–Seamus Blackley has an impressive resume. He joined the game industry in the early 1990s, when he helped develop Ultima Underworld and System Shock at Looking Glass Studios. By the end of the decade, he was helping organize Microsoft’s Xbox launch team, and acted as the […]

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Red Steel Interactive Blog

Red Steel Interactive Blog

Club IGN has made developer fanbase blogs for everyone to see, and as you can see, the Red Steel team was the first Wii developers to blog.   Bonjour, My name is Marie-Sol Beaudry, producer of Red Steel here in the Ubisoft Paris studio. We’re excited to share bits of information here on the ongoing development of this Wii exclusive […]

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Remember Atari

I first had a Colecovision.  Okay, so that really isn’t Atari.  Well, let’s reminscence on video game stardom. On this day, June 27, 1972, a fellow named Nolan Bushnell founded a little company named Atari. A term from the traditional Japanese game Go, Atari roughly translates into “you are about to be engulfed.â€? And engulfed we were. Atari was the […]

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Hideo Kojima’s 20th

Hideo Kojima announced during this May’s Konami E3 press conference that this year, 2006, marks his twentieth anniversary in the games industry. Since his start at Konami in 1986, Kojima has produced and directed some of the games industry’s most influential titles. His first game, Metal Gear, is considered the first stealth-action videogame and birthed a genre that’s since spawned […]

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Ubisoft’s New Bulgarian Studio

Ubisoft’s studios are dominating the globe!  Of course, it certainly helps when you got hundreds of hundreds of talented programmers for making games. Ubisoft has opened a new development studio in Sofia, Bulgaria, drawing on an “exciting talent pool” of technical professionals in the area. The studio opened today with 21 members, 11 of which came from the Ubisoft Romania […]

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Wii Pre-paid Cards Possibility

This is a great idea, considering its success on the XBox Download Games. In a recent Wii presentation in Spain, Nintendo again put its new generation system in the hands of the people and opened itself up for questions from the Spanish press. Reported originally from Spanish website Vandal.net, Marketing Director for Nintendo of Spain Nico Wegnez represented the Big […]

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Multiple GoNintendo Subjects June 28th

Multiple GoNintendo Subjects June 28th

Shaberu! DS Website (Cooking Title): http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/a4vj/index.html My favorite read of the day: the Gamecube Analysis: http://www.gamedaily.com/features/?id=1046 SkipBo/Uno/Uno Free For All Coming to DS Frisbee Disc Freestyle/Frisbee Disc Golf Coming to DS Another Miyamoto Interview: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=107959 Final Fantasy III Character Descriptions: http://www.siliconera.com/2006/06/26/the-characters-of-final-fantasy-iii/ Final Fantasy III Screens: http://jeux-france.com/blog103245_Blakguy Harlem Globetrotters World Tour Coming to DS Princess Natasha Coming to DS Wiffle Ball […]

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Mercury Interview

The future looks brighter and brighter as the possibility of the Mercury series on the Wii looks quite apparant.  In an interview about their upcoming PSP game Pro-G asks the creators of Mercury Meltdown the following: Pro-G: The PlayStation 3 and Wii controllers seem well suited to the Mercury gameplay. Do you have any ideas for games on those systems? […]

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