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Player Profiles/Caricatures Confirmed

Wired News: With the graphic design, is there a reason for having it as simple as it is? Katsuya Eguchi: Sure, there are games that require more sophisticated graphics. But there are also titles that require more simplified graphics. Our priority with Wii Sports isn’t graphics; what we were trying to show through these games is how the controllers works, […]

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Minnesota Passes Bill

The Governor of the U.S. State of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty, has signed into law Republican Representative Jeff Johnson’s HF1298 bill, which adds fines for underage gamers who buy M or AO rated games. The full text of the bill, which was passed by the Minnesota House late last month, requires video game retail outlets to put up signs that explain […]

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Video Games Live Hitting Philidelphia

Tomorrow, citizens of Philadelphia are in for a treat when the Video Games Live concert series continues its tour at the Merriam Theater. Tickets for the musical event fall between $25-65, and are currently still on sale at Ticketmaster.If you’re not sure what to expect, check out the latest trailer from the recent San Jose show for an idea. The […]

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance Voice Contest

If you’ve ever wanted to add your vocal imprint to a videogame, now’s your chance; Activision’s running a contest where one guy and one girl will win the ultimate prize of being the voice of either Bruce Banner (the mild-mannered alter-ego of The Hulk) or Jean Grey in the upcoming, multiplatform release Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. Those interested in entering the […]

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Satoru Iwata Talks WiiConnect 24

In a recent interview, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata gave us some info on a plan for the functions of WiiConnect 24: “I’ll give you a specific example we are planning for. Let’s say your Wii is connected to the Internet in a mode that allows activation on a 24-hour basis. This would allow Nintendo to send monthly promotional demos for […]

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Hochiminh’s Rant Day 20

This is in response to the 4-page “Reggie to Rumble” article in July’s issue of Nintendo Power, which I finally received yesterday. I read the informative article, but some of his answers I don’t entirely agree with. NP asked: Why do you think the Gamecube finished third in the North American home-console race? Reggie responded that their was two key […]

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Nintendo’s Response to E3 Critics Awards

Beth Llewelyn, senior director of public relations for Nintendo, sounds pretty happy this afternoon and it’s not the weather. Nintendo nabbed five awards from the Game Critics for its performance at E3. “We’re very pleased and very excited,” Llewelyn said at Nintendo’s success at the trade show. Nintendo’s Wii was named Best of Show and Best Platform, while Wii Sports […]

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Game Critics E3 Awards Go To…

Game Critics E3 Awards Go To…

The big question after every Electronic Entertainment Expo is always “which publisher won?” That query never has a definitive answer, but if the results of the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2006 are any indication, the winner would be Nintendo, which took home five awards–more than any other publisher. Since 1998, select gaming journalists have been pooled together to […]

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Snake SSBB Screens

Snake SSBB Screens

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Brain Age Wii!

Brain Age Wii!

Like Nintendogs before it, Brain Age is yet another example of Nintendo’s new approach to broadening the market. The game’s been a smashing success in Japan and is already performing well on this side of the Pacific. We speak with Nintendo about the game’s appeal and if a Wii version is in the works. Brain Age has been a genuine […]

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Crossbeam Orb Screens Explanation

Crossbeam Orb Screens Explanation

Crossbeam Studios has put together a little write-up on the first batch of Orb screenshots that popped up. The backlash has been kind of upsetting for the team, understandably so. They felt the need to explain just what the situation was behind the screens, and I urge everyone to read the following piece. “Okay guys, here’s the full story. As […]

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Japan going bonkers for NSMB

Japan going bonkers for NSMB

Japan is going absolutely insane for New Super Mario Bros. The title has already crossed the one million sold mark, and doesn’t show signs of stopping…or does it? While the demand for the game is not dying down at all, some eager gamers looking forward to Mario’s new adventure might have to wait a little while longer. Apparently Japanese retailers […]

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Time Magazine Responses

Time Magazine who had an issue out last month about the Wii has now responses from readers about the report: “A Game for All Agesâ€? [May 15] reported that Nintendo hopes its new game controller, which senses a player’s hand movements, will appeal to girls and grandparents. As a female gamer who has been playing video games since the days […]

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Even Microsoft Loves the DS Lite!

I was watching this story develop over at Joystiq earlier today when I got a hot tip via email from a blog reader that guess what? There was a store* in the Seattle area that broke the DS Lite street date as well, and they were selling them. He promptly game me the name and the address of the store. […]

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Miyamoto Interview 6/01/06

Miyamoto Interview 6/01/06

June 1, 2006 – Shigeru Miyamoto (left) greeting one of his many American fans at E3 2006. He’s the man behind Mario. That dude who discovered Donkey Kong. A visionary auteur who hails from a golden age of game design. And, oh yeah, also the cat that doubles as senior marketing director and general manager for Nintendo of Japan’s Entertainment […]

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