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Pokemon Wii Revealed

Pokemon Wii Revealed

        The video: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/818/818481/vids_1.html Some called it a fad way back when, but Pokemon is still one of the most highly-demanded and successful franchises in Nintendo’s vast library of software. The company is looking to leverage the continued Poke-mania to help bolster the runaway success of the Nintendo DS system as well as ring in the inauguration of the upcoming […]

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Wii Price and Release Date in September?

During a Japanese marketing event held on Wednesday, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that Wii’s price and release date would be revealed by September.  Nintendo has previously stated that Wii would “not exceed $250″ and would be released in the “fourth quarter” of this year.More information as it becomes available.  http://wii.ign.com/articles/711/711626p1.html

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Wii Rumors on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QipDCM0Vczo

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Pelican Interview

N-Philes had the opportunity to speak with Birute Tursa, Sales Assistant of Performance Designed Products. Pelican is a division of PDP, which is responsible for the design and creation of a plethora of peripherals for every major console and handheld. These peripherals include carrying cases and screen guards for the DS and DS Lite, extra styluses for DS Lite, movie […]

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“Invisible” Developer Site

http://invisiblestudio.forumsplace.com/ offers a fresh take on being an “invisible” (make -believe) developer like Shigeru Miyamoto and Hideo Kojima.  Quite interesting…

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Majesco’s Profits

Troubled game publisher Majesco Entertainment (Psychonauts) has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended April 30, 2006, which included a slight increase over 2005, due to the company’s recent strategic shift, showing a slight profit. The company reported second quarter net revenues of $11.6 million, down from $19.9 million reported over the same period in 2005, and gross […]

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Penny Arcade Ads

Penny Arcade Ads

The industry has come under fire from politicians and parents announcing the Entertainment Software Ratings Board is broken, but considering they’re about the only entity standing up for publishers and gamers alike against the onslaught of potential censorship, the ESRB is needed now more than ever.In their latest attempt to communicate the ESRB ratings systems to gamers and parents, the […]

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Smash Bros. Roster News

According to the French-based site LiveWii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl director Masashiro Sakurai commented on Japanese radio’s “The Gaming Show” about various changes to the game’s roster.Sakurai announced Bowser Jr., the “Celda” version of Link, and Ridely, the archenemies of Samus, would all be joining the cast of characters for the Wii release.This makes sense considering Bowser Jr. has had […]

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TNA Impact! Starting Production

Last November, Midway announced that it was stepping into the ring with the up-and-coming federation TNA Wrestling and going after THQ’s undisputed US wrestling game championship. But instead of the wild, chair-throwing, body-slamming, pull-apart brawl that usually follows such a revelation in the world of pro wrestling, there’s been very little movement on TNA iMPACT! (working title) since. However, grappling […]

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NY Times Article

Nintendo’s innovation seemed to captivate attendees at E3. “Wii was extremely popular,â€? said Mr. Hsu, who was there. “As usual Nintendo has the longest lines because they really draw in the hard core, but I noticed a lot of people who weren’t the typical Nintendo fanboys were waiting in long lines to play Wii. That’s because you have all these […]

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Bandai/Namco Releases

GameCube One Piece: Pirates’ Carnival: Spring 2006 Pac-Man World Rally: Summer 2006 One Piece: Grand Adventure: Fall 2006 Zatchbell!: Mamodo Fury: Fall 2006 Nintendo DS Mage Knight: Destiny’s Solider: Summer 2006 Point Blank DS; Summer 2006 Link

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Another Magazine Survey

Japanese multi-platform game magazine Gamaga (formerly Dorimaga), has released a series of polls which shows nearly two-thirds of voters are most interested in the Wii.

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Wii Messaging Service

Another patent has just been reissued concerning Nintendo, and what might be a planned messaging service for the Wii. It could turn out to be nothing, but you never know. A basic rundown of the patent is as follows. Thanks to D for the info! Messaging service for video game systems with buddy list that displays game being playedAbstractA messaging […]

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ESA Goes after MN

Last week, SF0785 was signed into law in the state of Minnesota that would make minors caught purchasing an M or AO rated title subject to a $25 civil fine. Recently we talked with one of the bill’s sponsors, State Senator Sandra Pappas, who went as far to say that there will “probably never be a kid fined” under the […]

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MTI Professor Speaks

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Henry Jenkins gives a lengthy interview at the absolutely must-read gaming blog GameSetWatch. Jenkins talks about the emergence of auteurs in game development, why Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) are fascinating to him and what the role of game critics should be. Some snippets (click over for the entire interview) are below.On how the industry has […]

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