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Gaming Up 25% in June

They expected a decline, but they were wrong.  Gaming went up 25% in the month of June 2006. Publishers (and stock holders) shook their heads in frustration while videogames sales have continued to decline in the next-generation transition. The slump may have come to an end, though; Reuters is reporting the latest NPD numbers, showing overall sales up 25% since […]

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Massive Black Inc. Projects and History

A look at Massive Black Inc. and it’s contributions in the video game industry. A sea of NDA titles from countless developers including Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Activision, id Software and Midway. What is this, a list of titles and companies showing up at Tokyo Game Show? Not quite. These are the projects that Massive Black Inc. has been working on […]

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Brain Age in Las Vegas

Adults 55 and older to play video games.  That’s easier said then done.  Well, here is the article:  Nintendo wants people age 55 and over to start playing. The company will be showing off Brain Age and the Nintendo DS at the opening of the Solera at Stallion Mountain Recreation Center in Las Vegas July 15. In addition to being […]

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Wiimote and Wii Console Specifics

Wiimote and Wii Console Specifics

Wii-mote specifics, rumble feedback, Classic controller production, sensor bar placement, and more: The Big N has been relatively hush-hush about the details of its innovative new Wii console and controller, choosing to release information during major events and then going quiet on the subject. But in official Wii developer documentation obtained by IGN, the company defines many of the hardware […]

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Treyarch With Job Listings

Treyarch is looking for a game designing job for the next Bond game.  Back in May, Activision announced it had acquired videogame rights to the James Bond license, a property Electronic Arts had handled for years. The Bond franchise is a hot property — insiders suggested Activision paid around $70 million for the game rights — though so far the […]

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GoNintendo July13th

GoNintendo July13th

Kim Possible: Global Gemini Screeens Star Fox: Command Site: Visit Pokemon Club DS Lite (only in Japan): Join the club New One Piece: Grand Adventure Screens for Cube New Monster House Screens for Cube: View New Super Paper Mario Screens for Cube: View Bleach DS Sequel Scans: View New Magical Vacation 2 Screens for DS: View New Super Control Robot […]

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New Mega Man for DS

Mega Man ZX was just released in Japan, but now there is confirmation of another Mega Man in Japan retailer’s lists.  We all know that Capcom loves it’s Mega Man series…sometimes they love it because it can actually be a great game, and others they seem to love it as a cash cow. Regardless of that, another Mega Man title has […]

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Rune Factory Length

This is shaping up to be one of the coolest RPG’s to hit Japan for the DS.  And it’s Wi-Fi too. When it comes to games like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing, it seems like you could play the game endlessly. While there are goals to be achieved, there is also free play that you can enjoy at your own […]

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Nintendo Wii Dominating Free Radical Poll

The Nintendo Wii___88%.  Incredible.  It must be a misprint folks! Choose your cuboid! Xbox 360 3% PlayStation 3 5% Nintendo Wii 88% Consoles are for dweebs. PC. 1% DREAMCAST ALL THE WAY!! I’m still playing Dynamite Cop II and Confidential Mission.

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Dragon Quest 9 Rumor and More…

Dragon Quest and Man series fans, read onward:  Reader JasonMCG sent me an email with a juicy little rumor. The buzz going around is that in the newest issue of EGM to hit magazine stands, a staff writer by the name of Quarterman states that Dragon Quest IX will be a Wii exclusive. That is it, that is all the […]

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Sci-Fi Channel Talks Wii

Sci-Fi talks about how they think the Wii will win the next-gen console war.  The Nintendo Wii has surprised a lot of people, generating loads of buzz from its strange name, unique controller, and low price point. But are those things enough to topple the monster consoles from Microsoft and Sony? An admittedly underpowered machine, Nintendo has taken a very […]

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2006 Developer UK Awards

 Studios Category sponsored By nVidiaNew UK/European Studio Bigbig Studios Most Improved Studio Rebellion Mobile Games Studio sponsored By Nokia N-Gage Gameloft Handheld Games Studio Rockstar Leeds New UK/European StudioBigbig StudiosRebellionGameloftRockstar LeedsIntellectual Property Category New Console IP Buzz! (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe External Development/Relentless) New PC IP Fahrenheit, aka Indigo Prophecy (Quantic Dream) Best Use Of A Licence King Kong (Ubisoft) […]

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PS3 Could Be Unreliable

Cell chips in the PS3 are said to possibly burn out or ruin the PS3 hardware.  Speaking with Electronic News’s Ed Sperling, Tom Reeves, vice president of semiconductor and technology services for IBM, said that defects are a huge problem with the Cell processor chip, which is one of the major components of the PlayStation 3. â€?It becomes a bigger […]

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Gamers, Retailers, and Developers in Japan Like Wii

Gamers are looking forward to the Wii in Europe, due to its innovation and low price point, among other things.  Pretty much everyone in Japan loves Wii, according to a recent poll. Otona Fami, a member of the Famitsu publication family, recent surveyed developers, gamers, and retailers on which next-generation console they were most looking forward to, and Wii won every […]

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Japan Always Gets More

Hot Air on Nintendojo describes why Japan gets all of the goods.  Why not the US?  It’s a logically true argument.  I’ve been thinking about a few things lately, and I’m more than a little fed up. What kind of things, you might ask? Well, things like Mario- and Luigi- themed GameCube controllers, collectible DS Lite cases, and… I don’t know… […]

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