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“The Wizard” on DVD August 19th

“The Wizard” on DVD August 19th

Remember The Wizard? Jimmy Woods and his 50,0000 score on Double Dragon (it was a feat considering the amount of punching required to hit 50,000 by the dual Abobo’s in the forest mission). The girl from Rilo Kiley’s near Nostradamus-ian knowledge of Super Mario Bros. 3 and its critical warp whistles. And who could forget Lucas Barton, a legend in […]

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Ray Harryhausen Eyeing Games

Most of the youngins (myself included) probably aren’t fully aware of the impact special effects legend Ray Harryhausen has had on modern visuals. This man’s stop motion work on Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts single-handedly changed the way people made movies, and we all know how much films have influenced videogames. Harryhausen’s interests are finally catching […]

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Barbie Now Owned by Activision

Barbie Now Owned by Activision

Starting this fall, Barbie will start shacking up with Tony Hawk publisher Activision; the company announced today an exclusive multiyear agreement with Mattel to distribute Barbie games. The company doesn’t appear to be helming the development side of the Barbie game empire, but they will be distributing games based on Barbie movies The Barbie Diaries, Barbie in the 12 Dancing […]

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Wii’s World Wide Web

Wii’s World Wide Web

At the Electronics Entertainment Expo 2006, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that its forthcoming Wii console would be able to access the Web with the Opera browser. Iwata said that the Wii console could, “… power up virtual console games and applications like our Opera Web browser saved to flash ROM… in just a few seconds.” We recently chatted with […]

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No Dolby Digital

No Dolby Digital

Official Wii documentation supplied to development studios confirms that Nintendo’s new console will be physically unable to output audio in Dolby Digital surround sound. This omission has nothing to do with Wii’s horsepower and everything to do with the machine’s lack of an optical output. “Optical digital output is not supported,” reads official Wii documentation supplied to studios creating games […]

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Sensor Bar Port Placement

Sensor Bar Port Placement

Last March at the Game Developers Conference 2006, Nintendo of America featured an on-hand display of its Wii console. The hardware encased inside a sheet of glass, but onlookers could view it from all angles. It was during this time that we snapped a series of photos detailing the ports on the back of the unit. At E3 2006, the […]

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D2 to Make an Exclusive Wii Game

Readers whose videogame-playing years stretch back to 3DO and Dreamcast will almost certainly remember the development studio Warp and its charismatic leader Kenji Eno. The company created some truly pioneering software, including such titles as Enemy Zero, D and D2, the latter of which launched with SEGA’s ill-fated platform. Several years back, Eno disbanded Warp and started a new studio […]

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New Phantom Hourglass screens

New Phantom Hourglass screens
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Gamecube shell only skin-deep

Gamecube shell only skin-deep

By now you have certainly seen the photos making their way around the web showing that Gamecubes were played at e3 rather than Wii. But, according to this article “The Wii hardware we exhibited at E3 2006 was made specifically for the E3 show and is not the final mass-production version. Some of this hardware was cased in Nintendo GameCube […]

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New Super Mario Bros. Podcast Episodes

New Super Mario Bros. Podcast Episodes

gonintendo.com writes: Just a few days ago we reported that Nintendo would be working with GoTV to bring us some special Nintendo related media, and now the details are finally clear. Their project together will be video podcasts centered around New Super Mario Bros. for the DS. Here is a rundown of all the planned episodes. May 22 – The […]

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Satoru Iwata talks about Wii Price Point, Game Boy

Satoru Iwata talks about Wii Price Point, Game Boy

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata graciously spared a few minutes of his time at this year’s E3 to talk with us about people’s reaction to playing Wii, his view of the PS3 price point and controller, and to reassure us that the Game Boy is far from dead as some had speculated. Read on! GameDaily BIZ: First of all, thanks very […]

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Red Steel to have Blood?

Red Steel to have Blood?

“It’s the same controls, I just believe they were a bit tighter as we were developing on the GC dev for, well, for a while. I can assure you that we have plenty of time to refine, tighten, and ensure that the controls are solid. In regards to the blood, there will be blood – just not in a grpahic […]

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Gamestop game reservation rumor

Gamestop game reservation rumor

AMN is reporting that Gamestop will soon be taking reserves for Nintendo Wii games. Their list shows Red Steel, Madden Wii, Rayman: Raving Rabbids, Need for Speed: Carbon (announced at E3, multi-platform), and Medal of Honor will be among some of the titles you can reserve. This is quite an interesting story. First off, they say we can expect to […]

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Nintendo UK Confirms DS Lite Europe Launch Details

Nintendo UK Confirms DS Lite Europe Launch Details

Officials from Nintendo UK have announced that the DS Lite handheld console will launch in the UK and Europe on June 23rd for an “estimatedâ€? price of £99.99 ($187) – £10 ($19) more than the current iteration of the hardware.The DS Lite is scheduled for a North American release on June 11th for $129.99 (the same price as the original […]

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Games for Health Submissions

Games for Health Submissions

Games for Health 2006 Annual Conference Call for Content The Games for Health Project (www.gamesforhealth.org) is proud to announce its third annual conference. Slated for September 28-29, 2006 at the University of Maryland School of Medicine this conference will be the largest gathering of health and healthcare professionals, game developers, and researchers. Content submissions are due by Monday June 19, […]

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