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MEDIA ALERT: ONE-OF-A-KIND CELESTIAL EVENT EXPECTED IN SEPTEMBER

September 16, 2008 |

Spectacular, Star-Filled Display Will Be Visible From Earth at Select Locations
WHAT: Authorities at Nintendo are forecasting an extraordinary celestial event this season. Expected to be visible on Sept. 18, this eye-popping occurrence will be best viewed from a handful of specific U.S. locations (see below). Experts are still deliberating over the scientific significance of this rare phenomenon, but evidence points clearly to the reemergence of a luminous entity that citizens from all walks of life will appreciate.

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GamesIndustry.biz Named International Media Partner for GC Asia 2008

August 27, 2008 |

Games Convention Asia (GCA)
GC Asia Conference (GCAC)
September 18-20, 2008

BRIGHTON, England and SINGAPORE – August 27, 2008 - GamesIndustry.biz has been confirmed as the international media partner for this year’s Games Convention Asia (GCA), and Games Convention Asia Conference (GCAC). GCA and the Games Convention Asia Conference (GCAC) take place September 18-20, 2008, at the Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre Singapore.

As the official international media partner GamesIndustry.biz, the world’s leading online trade news publication for interactive entertainment, will provide 360 degree coverage of GC Asia 2008. The GamesIndustry.biz team will provide its readers with interviews with the speakers and exhibitors, and provide the latest news on the show. Additionally, the GamesIndustry.biz Network will partner with the event to welcome GC Asia Conference attendees into its games industry, business-only networking community.

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Have you got talent?! Connie sits in the judge’s chair… CONNIE TALBOT On Nintendo Wii…..

August 18, 2008 | 4

August 2008, Stourbridge, England. Data Design Interactive – a successful video games publisher and games developer, are pleased to announce they have signed Connie Talbot the singing sensation who came to fame from the massively popular UK based talent show ‘Britain’s got Talent.’

Now she is to appear in her very own console game, which will feature 15 fantastic tracks from her best selling debut album Over the Rainbow, including stunning renditions of John Lennon’s “Imagine”, “Any Dream Will Do”, “What a Wonderful World” and Bob Marley’s reggae classic “Three Little Birds”. In the game, the player will be able to sing along with Connie in the fantastic karaoke mode, or with other friends or family members in multiplayer fun.

2007 The public first met Connie, when she came 2nd in the show, since then Connie’s popularity grow – and not only in the UK…with the new version of her debut album ‘Over The Rainbow’ going gold in four countries and straight into the top spot in a number of Asian charts, European tours underway, and a US deal under her belt, Connie is taking the world by storm! Connie takes everything in her stride. She has already claimed 2 UK records, according to the Guinness Book of Records, for the youngest artist ever in the charts, and the youngest to receive a Gold disc.

Data Design Interactive is part of Green Solutions Ltd (GSL) which manages the production of interactive products for the entertainment industry. From game design, development and publishing on PC and Console. GSL owns the popular MYTH MAKERS and KIDZ SPORTS brands and the publishing rights to the GODS development system. We control a number of studios which specialize in key areas. Data Design Interactive develops and publishes, and is a licensed publisher for Sony Playstation, Nintendo and Microsoft, Artworld Studios for computer animation and Advergaming is the market leader for in game advertising and custom games. Popcorn Arcade www.popcorn-arcade.com is the brand name for our family friendly, value

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IGN Interviews Cammie Dunaway about All Things Wii

July 28, 2008 |

IGN: Why didn’t Nintendo show off more hardcore titles like MadWorld, Fatal Frame and The Conduit?

Cammie Dunaway: Well, we have to pick and choose what we’re going to do at E3 and a couple of the games that we … Read More

Capcom: Spyborgs Will Push The Wii

July 3, 2008 |

A little Q&A on the Capcom Forums:

I was wondering if perhaps Capcom was planning on a game to make full use of Wii’s power. The Wii has had terrible 3rd party support and often don’t put effort in maximizing … Read More

Confirmed: Call of Duty: World at War Online for Wii!

June 24, 2008 |

Joystiq: You mentioned that it’s a different team on the Wii, is that an internal team? What else have they worked on?

ML: Yes. Some of them have worked on the other current-gen Call of Duty titles, but some of these also worked … Read More

Activision – Wii Fit sales help drive market, huge sales expected from Guitar Hero series

June 19, 2008 |

“We have had a very successful year to date and so has the industry overall. But we have outperformed the market and expect further significant growth this year. Not so long ago IDG were predicting a market decline, but they … Read More

Conduit Interview

June 17, 2008 |

Wii Fanboy interview with Matt Corso, Creative Director at High Voltage.

Can you give us a breakdown on what The Conduit is all about? What does the story center around? Does it take place on Earth? What time period is … Read More

Shaun White Snowboarding Interview

June 13, 2008 |

Crispy Gamer: Obviously, given the name, Snowboarding is a snowboarding game. But is it more of a snowboard racing game, a snowboard tricks game, a snowboard sim, a snowboard arcade game, or what?

Louis Lamarche: We’re calling it a snowboarding … Read More

Codemasters to Bring Formula 1 to Wii

May 30, 2008 |

Q: The first game will be released next year. Talk us briefly through the development process that will be taking place over the coming months? 

RC: It depends partly on format – portables are a lot easier as they don’t … Read More

UBIDAYS Opening Conference to be Broadcast Live Via Uplay.com Wednesday May 28

May 22, 2008 |

SAN FRANCISCO – May 22, 2008 – Today Ubisoft announced that the UBIDAYS® 2008 opening conference will be broadcast live on www.uplay.com on Wednesday May 28th at 7 p.m. Paris time. Taking place May 28th and 29th in the heart … Read More

America Gets Wii Fit at Action-Packed Central Park Launch Event

May 6, 2008 |

WHAT:

How will Wii Fit(TM) move you? Discover for yourself at New York’s Central Park Merchants’ Gate on May 19, as Nintendo hosts a spectacular all-day launch event for Wii Fit, the highly anticipated new program for the popular Wii(TM) home video game system that combines fun and fitness. The event doubles as a celebration of May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, putting all kinds of bodies — young and old, big and small — in motion with live demonstrations of Wii Fit and the new Wii Balance Board(TM).

For every attendee who “gets on board” for a Wii Fit demo, Nintendo will make a donation of $5 (up to $25,000 total) to the American Heart Association in support of its effort to help Americans live healthier. Expect crowds of people throughout the day, plus an appearance by celebrity trainer Ashley Borden.

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Ubisoft Talks Wii’s Approach

May 6, 2008 |

BIZ: Let’s talk about the Wii. Ubisoft has been a strong supporter of both the Wii and DS from the beginning but it seems that third parties are still trying to figure out what will sell on the Wii. When … Read More

Mr. Iwata Talks About 360 Wii like Remote

May 1, 2008 |

“I am also aware of the rumor and have seen a fake image made by a fan on the web which looks like a Wii Remote with the rumor that such a controller may be launched, However there is no … Read More

Johnny Lee: Better games are coming

April 30, 2008 |

NWF: I’ve read in some other interviews that you have more projects coming. Can you give us any hint at all of what we can expect, or maybe when we’ll see them?

JL: I’ve been really busy lately… [laughs] … Read More

Atari Announces ‘Alone In The Dark’ European Limited Edition For Xbox 360, PC And Wii

April 22, 2008 |

LYON, FRANCE – 22 April 2007 – Atari today announced details of the European Limited Edition of the highly anticipated action adventure game Alone in the Dark, scheduled for simultaneous launch with the game across Europe in June for Xbox 360, Wii and PC.

The full contents of the European Limited Edition box are as follows:
• Alone in the Dark game, one of the most anticipated games of the year;
• Figurine of the game’s legendary hero, Edward Carnby;
• Official Soundtrack CD featuring 8 in-game tracks of original music by Olivier Derivière and performed by Grammy® Award-winning choir The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices;
• Full colour, bound art book featuring never before seen production sketches, storyboards and original artwork from Eden Games;
• ‘Making Of’ documentary feature DVD with exclusive interviews, behind the scenes footage and additional bonus content.

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Exclusive: Deca Sports Interview, New Screens

April 8, 2008 | 2

1. How has the Wii’s emphasis on immersive gameplay influencedthe development of Deca Sports?

Quite frankly, I think it’s because of the Wii’s unique controls that we have a sudden interest in sports compilation games. For the most part, … Read More

Ignition Entertainment Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC for Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys Launch Party

April 8, 2008 |

All Proceeds from the April 12TH Launch at the Nintendo WORLD Store in NYC to Benefit the Children of New York City

APRIL 7, 2008 Marina del Rey, CA –Video game publisher Ignition Entertainment has partnered with the non-profit youth mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) for the Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys launch party event that will be held at New York City’s Nintendo WORLD from Noon-4pm EST Saturday, April 12, 2008.

Ignition Entertainment is offering consumers the chance to help change the lives of disadvantaged children by purchasing an advance copy of Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys for Nintendo DS™ before its scheduled release date of April 15th, with all proceeds from the event benefiting BBBS of NYC. The Teenage Zombies launch party is open to the public at Nintendo WORLD, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City. There will be demos of the game set up throughout the store, opportunities to have your photo taken with the three teenage zombie heroes – Finnigan “Fins” Magee, Lori “Lefty” Lopez and Zach “Halfpipe” Boyd – and a free gift bag, which includes a limited edition Teenage Zombies t-shirt, while supplies last!

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