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http://next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3188&Itemid=2 At a business conference in Tokyo on June 7th, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed new DS and Wii details. What does it all mean? Next-Gen.Biz investigates…

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Miyamoto Interview 6/9/06

IN JAPAN he’s mobbed like a rock star. To the rest of the world he’s the talented video game creator who put Nintendo on the map more than two decades ago with characters such as Super Mario and Donkey Kong. In person, Nintendo general manager Shigeru Miyamoto is an unassuming man whose youthful appearance belies his 53 years. Miyamoto showed […]

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Apple Interested in Nintendo?

Apple Interested in Nintendo?

In 1995 Apple launched its first games console, the Bandai Pippin. It was based on a 66MHz PowerPC processor and ran a stripped-down version of Mac OS 7. The market for the device was not immediately obvious. The Mac was notorious for its lack of mainstream gaming titles, so basing a games console on OS 7 was a staggeringly perverse decision […]

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Red Steel Interpretation

Red Steel Interpretation

Red Steel already has a lot going for it as far as its presence on the Wii. It was technically the first game to be officially announced for the console, while the others weren’t confirmed until they were actually seen on the show floor at E3. Furthermore, it stands out as one of the few mature titles for the system, […]

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Tetris Dispute

Representatives from publisher THQ and Tetris rights holder The Tetris Company have settled a legal dispute regarding the use of the Tetris license, after a near-completed Tetris DS THQ title was shelved in favor of a Nintendo first-party version. A regular licensor of the Tetris name, THQ was previously prevented from releasing a Nintendo DS version of the game by […]

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Top Console/Handheld Game of May, New Super Mario Bros.

According to new data released by the NPD Group, New Super Mario Bros was the best selling console/handheld title in the U.S. during May, with the game now at number one in both America and Japan (it is released in Europe on June 30th). New Super Mario Bros. is one of just two new entries in the top ten, during […]

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Game Law, a New Opportunity

Anyone interested in a career in the video game industry now has another career option to consider: Gaming Law. This fall the University of La Verne College of Law in California will offer an academic program with an emphasis on computer game law, a field which is growing along with the gaming industry. The program is overseen by Professor Ashley […]

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Gay Gamers Surveyed

As the videogame world is increasingly under scrutiny by politicians, the press, and community groups, many in the industry are eager to knock down a few stereotypes — whether it is that gamers are violent, lazy, hopelessly nerdy, or horny, heterosexual, and male. The straight gamer stereotype — or at least part of it — is being challenged by a […]

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Take-Two on Wii

In a conference call held today, Take-Two president and CEO Paul Eibeler indicated that the company would support Nintendo’s new generation Wii console in the future. The executive said that after a strong showing at the Electronics Entertainment Expo 2006, Wii could be a potentially viable platform for Take-Two, which has historically shied away from Nintendo support.  “The positive for […]

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New Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Screens

New Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Screens

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Germany Expects the Wii in October

Nintendo teases with a price point and launch date announcement…announcement and it drives the gaming community into a tizzy. Reports are coming in that the Wii may be hitting Germany, and Japan come this October. THQ just put out a release list that outlines titles they will be publishing. On this list is the SpongeBob Squarepants game that was playable […]

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Konductra Coming Soon to DS

Addictive Touch-Based Puzzle Gameplay is Coming This June SANTA CLARA, CA, June 8, 2006 – O~3 Entertainment, an interactive entertainment publishing and distribution company, today announced that “Konductraâ€?, a fast-paced puzzle game for the Nintendo DS(TM), is scheduled to launch later this month. Featuring four different gameplay modes, “Konductraâ€? is a touch-based puzzle game where players match colored tiles, create […]

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New Super Mario Bros. on Youtube

There is a New Super Mario Bros. opinion by none other than Mario himself. Watch

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Nintendo World Store DS Lite Opening

MIDNIGHT MADNESS EVENT KICKS OFF “SUMMER OF LITEâ€? Hundreds of Consumers and Nintendo Characters Converge on the Nintendo World Store to be the First to Get Their Hands on the Hot New DS Lite   Saturday, June 10, 9:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 11, 2:00 a.m. WHAT: Hundreds of hard-core fans and eager consumers will line up this Saturday, June […]

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Best Buy Reserves

Best Buy Reserves

Gamestop is taking Wii game reserves, EB Games is taking Wii game reserves, and now Best Buy is following the pack. While they don’t have as wide a selection as the other two stores, they do let you reserve Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Completely ignore the reserve dates, they are just placeholders for now. Check out the games here

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