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About Justin Sharp

Pure Nintendo founder and all around Nintendo geek. User-Interface Developer by day, Nintendo gamer and Pure Nintendo maintainer by night. Proud owner of almost every Nintendo system built including GB, GB Pocket, GBC, GBA, GBA SP, GB Micro, DS Phat, DS Lite, DSi, 2 NES's, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, 3DS, 3DS XL and a Wii U. Favorite franchises: Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Mario. NNID: purely_justin
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Dragon Quest IX for DS

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Square-Enix and Nintendo announced today that Dragon Quest IX (the next title in the series) would not be coming to either the PS3 or the Wii, but rather EXCLUSIVELY
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Goldeneye for Virtual Console?

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There are only a few words that need to be said, “I’m so excited!” or “Greatest game ever!”. When I first heard about the Virtual Console on the Wii. …
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Rumor: New Zelda title in Development

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The latest issue of Game Informer has some information about both Zelda: Phantom Hourglass as well as a new Zelda adventure coming to Wii. The magazine speaks of a …
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4 new VC titles released

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Nintendo gave a press release today listing four more titles to download from the Shop Channel. The games are as follows:

  • Ice Hockey (NES, 1-2 players, 500 Wii …
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SSX Blur: Wii Exclusive!

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EA released the world premiere trailer showing SSX Blur for Wii. The trailer shows some great gameplay, but there was no mention of gameplay–until today. EA announced today that …
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Review: Wii Sports

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Those who have been lucky enough to acquire a Wii have discovered the marvel that is Wii Sports. It was the first game I played and it is a perfect introductory title for the Wii’s innovative control scheme. I was surprised how small the wiimote was and how easily it fit in my hand. It felt natural and didn’t feel light or cheap. I inserted the disc and proceeded to play some Tennis.

At this point, it’s important to note that my learning curve starting off was a little different than most since I had seen many videos of ‘how to play.’ However, I was quite surprised when my parents and grandparents became interested in the game as I played. It took them no time at all to get used to the controls. My grandma, who has never played many games, played tennis like a pro after only 3 games of practice. I was astonished and knew that Nintendo’s simple philosophy made sense. They got used to the controls almost as fast as I did! All of us traded off playing singles (I only bought one extra wiimote at launch) and had a blast.

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Ok, now onto the game itself. There are five games included: Tennis, Baseball, Bowling, Golf, and Boxing. Each of these games display different strengths of the wiimote. Tennis and Baseball show off the free range motion and 3d positioning features. Bowling really shows off the ability to sense tilting and/or spins. Golf takes these two features and teaches one how to control their swings/motion. Boxing is a fun game that pretty accurately shows depth with various punches and movements.

On top of all these games, the package features 3 practice modes for each sport. These modes help to hone your abilities as you improve in each sport. There are some very subtle improvements that can be made in each of the sports. This is where the depth comes into the game. It’s fun enough for anyone to pick up and play, yet has enough depth to provide hours of entertainment.

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Wii Launch Pics!–boo walmart :P

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“Zelda is in the house” :D

Well, the day has finally come–November 19, 2006. A day that I like to refer as “Wii-day”. I had quite the experience …
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New Virtual Console Titles Announced!

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Nintendo is responding to concerns about their virtual console lineup. It seems Nintendo has heard our cries for more games and better classics. Joining the VC lineup are games …
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Zelda:TP Wiiconnect24 and 70+ Hours

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This past week has been Twilight Princess media blitz! Today, George Harrison of Nintendo fame brought some new info to the table. Apparently Zelda:TP will make use of Wiiconnect24 …
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Lik-Sang is No More :(

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Today holds some bogus news that comes at the hands of Sony (surprise). Apparently Sony has been launching a legal war against Lik-Sang for the past couple weeks and …
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Controller Pricing Debacle

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Yesterday, Sony announced various information about launch pricing, launch titles, and accessory pricing. The most interesting news tidbit to me was the announcement that PS3’s controller (SIXAXIS) will be …
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New Wii Features!

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Nintendo announced some new features for the Wii this week!  One of which is a message board system where one can leave notes for family members or even go …
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Official Wii Boxart

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IGN just posted a handful of new box art images for upcoming Wii launch titles. I really like the Zelda and Red Steel boxarts, which one(s) are your fav(s)? …
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Update: More Wii units at Launch!

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After reporting today that Nintendo would have 1 million systems at launch, it appears Nintendo has set the record straight by pledging even more systems for its November 19 …
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Opera Browser free until June 2007

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Opera announced today that its custom-built web browser for Wii will be available for free at launch. The browser can be downloaded through the Wii’s built-in “Wii Shop Channel”, …
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Edit: 1 Million Wiis for North America

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Nintendo confirmed on Monday that it will ship 1 million units to stores for the November 19 launch date. Here is the quote from Nintendo’s Ron Bertram, vice president …
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Wii Launch Details!

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Official Wii Packaging

Nintendo on Thursday finally revealed the long-anticipated launch details. *drum roll………* Wii will launch in the US on November 19, 2006 for $249.99. The Wii will come packaged with the following as reported by IGN Wii:

  • One Wii remote
  • One nunchuck attachment
  • An AC adapter
  • An audio/video cable
  • A sensor bar
  • A sensor bar stand
  • A Wii console stand
  • 2 batteries
  • and a copy of Wii Sports (US, and Europe) featuring tennis, baseball, golf, and the new bowling and boxing games

Great news so far! Here’s the rest of the details from Cubed3:

  • 4 Million units will ship worldwide, with the US receiving the larger share
  • The Wii will be available at 25,000 retail locations across the country
  • 21 launch titles (Wii Sports included) will hit alongside the console in the US
  • Zelda (Gamecube version) will not be avaliable at launch, but on December 11th instead
  • All first-party games will be in at $49.99 or under
  • Metroid Prime 3 has been officially delayed until 2007
  • All first-party games and most other Wii content will be capable of 16:9 used by HDTVs, but won’t be in high definition
  • Pokemon Battle Revolution will be the first online multiplayer game for Wii

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BWII and SMSC announced

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Batillion Wars 2 and Super Mario Strikers  Charged were announced today at Leipzig conference.  The controler will be used in unique ways, DUH!

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