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Wii in October Comment

This statement seems reliable, so there is a good chance. They may have let something slip by… Kotaku Deep Throat sends up word that an large development team working on a still to be disclosed Wii title just got a big kick in the ass from Nintendo. The source tells us that Alpha, Beta and Final times for the game […]

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Toys ‘R Us Australia Free Game Confirmed

Toys ‘R Us Australia Free Game Confirmed

Australia is the only confirmed “free game” for the Nintendo Wii.  I hope it comes our way.  Toys’R’Us in Australia are now taking pre-orders for the Wii at US$249, and that will include an unspecified free game! Could Nintendo be including Wii Sports as so many have speculated?   After contacting Toys’R’Us for comment, they have indeed confirmed that everyone will receive […]

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Ernest Adams on “Bad Designers”

This “Bad Designer Article” focuses on bad menu navigation, poor level designs, etc.  We all know the game industry suffers from a lot of personnel turnover. Enthusiastic young people join the business; the hours and working conditions burn them out;  they leave to find a more sane occupation, and a new crop shows up all ready for the flames. Apart […]

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June Sales to Be Lower

June Sales to Be Lower

Sales are predicted to be down from last June due to console transition.  Market analyst firm Wedbush Morgan Securities today announced that it expects yet another month of U.S. game sales decline from the previous year for June’s upcoming NPD sales data, to be released on July 13. The firm noted that it forecasts sales of $370 million, a decline […]

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Creator of Pac-Man Leaving!

Toru Iwantani, the mastermind of Pac-man, is leaving Namco Bandai after 30 years.  We will sorely miss you.  – According to an interview in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, as partially translated by consumer website GameSpot, Toru Iwatani, best known as the originator of Pac-Man, confirmed that he is going to leave Namco Bandai after 30 years of working […]

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Microsoft’s New Handheld

Is NOT a video game system, but a music and video player to compete with Apple’s iPod.  …And it’s not what you think. After much speculation concerning Microsoft moving into the portable gaming market, the mystery device has turned out to be a music and video player, characteristically similar to Apple’s iPod. Over the last few weeks, Microsoft has been hyping its […]

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Sudoku Gridmaster Review

Sudoku Gridmaster Review

Sudoku Gridmaster got a porous 6 out of 10 by Nintendojo.  For the review, read on:  The number game Sudoku has become so popular that it’s earned a cemented place next to the crosswords in the daily news. Nintendo recently hopped on the bandwagon by including it with Brain Age. Now they’ve taken their Touch Generation line one step further by […]

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Krome Studios on Wii and Interview

More and more developers take an interest in the Wii.  Next on the list: Krome Studios.  Krome Studios’ Co-founder and Creative Director Steve Stamatidiadis, in an interview with Australian Nintendo web site (Aussie-Nintendo), stated that Wii is the “perfect platform for a Ty game and you can bet your booties that we’ll be doing one down the track.â€? Ty the […]

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Nintendojo’s Mailbag July 10th

   Plenty of questions await in Nintendojo’s Mailbag today. Ok, I’m not the type to usually write in to a video game site but that last comment kind of ticked me off. Taking pot shots at President Bush is perfectly fine with me, since it is everyone’s right, but does a video game site have to do it too? As […]

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Konami gets “Guitar Revolution”

Konami grabbed the rights to an unconfirmed Guitar game.  They have the patent, so let’s see if they use it.  Should Red Octane, makers of the Guitar Hero games, be concerned that last week Konami patented (check here or if the link expires use Guitar Revolution as your search terms) Guitar Revolution? The success of Red Octane’s Guitar Hero games […]

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Project Gray Company on Unnamed RPG

Project Gray has a virtually unknown RPG for EA.  No platforms have been announced yet.  E3 railed through without much mention of Electronic Arts‘ Project Gray Company. Much of the team has worked on EA’s Lord of the Rings adaptations, and they’ve been slaving away on their secret project for more than a year before coming forward about its existence. Even […]

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CDNet Questions Klosterman’s Article

Esquire had an article based on that video games aren’t being criticized and that video games are as popular as 60’s rock ‘n roll. Since the games press began in the mid-1980s, it has had a complicated relationship with the mainstream media. For every respectable publication striving for integrity, there seem to be several more fly-by-night operations which ignore basic […]

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New Red Steel Screens

New Red Steel Screens

More at: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/821/821973/imgs_1.html

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Nintendo Minute July 10th

Nintendo Minute July 10th

This week’s question deals with the Virtual Console’s back catalog and if Nintendo will put an emphasis on smaller developers that will have big ideas. Welcome to IGN’s Nintendo Minute. Every Friday, an executive from Nintendo of America will answer a single question of ours. Depending on the week, the interviewee will be different, but the answers will always come […]

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Daily Show’s “Player Haters”

Daily Show’s “Player Haters”

The ever-popular Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” has been mocking congressmen who are overly-possessed on quoting on recent bills, especially of the video game variety. Most people have already seen The Daily Show segment “Player Haters,” which mocks several congressmen for being out of touch — even going as far as calling them “insane.” The segment features comments from Rep. Joseph […]

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