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Ireland, Netherlands Software Sales

September 8, 2008 |

Ireland

01 (01) Tiger Woods Pga Tour 09 (Electronic Arts) 02 (__) Mercenaries 2: World In Flames (Electronic Arts) 03 (02) Wii Fit (Nintendo) 04 (__) Spore (Electronic Arts) 05 (03) Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (Nintendo) 06 (12) Carnival: Funfair … Read More

IGN Voice Chat Ep. 20 Summary

August 26, 2008 |

Bomberman WiiWare
– 8 player online multiplayer
– Mii support
– 4 players from same console online at once
– Matt & Bozon are psyched, sounds fun

Tiger Woods

– Awesome, fun game, but still has some flaws and old issues – Matt
– Still a step up from previous games

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The Big Five!!!

August 22, 2008 |

Nintendo Wii

North America:

1. Wii Fit (Nintendo) 2. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 3. Wii Play (Nintendo) 4. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) 5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)

Japan:

1. Wii Fit (Nintendo) 2. … Read More

This Week’s Game Savings

August 17, 2008 |

Best Buy

My Spanish Coach (DS) – $14.99 New International Track & Field (DS) – $19.99 Petz: Bunnyz (DS) – $14.99 Petz: Dolphinz (DS) – $14.99 Imagine: Babyz (DS) – $14.99 Imagine: Fashion Designer (DS) – $14.99 Cheetah Girls: Passport … Read More

Amazon’s Top 10 Wii, DS

August 5, 2008 |

All

01. Crosswords DS—Nintendo (DS) 02. Wii Fit—Nintendo (Wii) 03. Mario Kart w/ Wii Wheel—Nintendo (Wii) 04. Rock Band Special Edition—MTV (Wii) 05. Madden NFL 09*—EA (360) 06. Soul Calibur IV—Namco (PS3) 07. Wii Play—Nintendo (Wii) 08. Madden NFL 09*—EA … Read More

Amazon’s Top 10 All Format, Wii, and DS

July 29, 2008 |

All Formats

01. Wii Fit—Nintendo (Wii) 02. Mario Kart Wii w/ Wii Wheel—Nintendo (Wii) 03. Rock Band Special Edition—MTV Games (Wii) 04. Soul Calibur IV—Namco Bandai (360) 05. Soul Calibur IV—Namco Bandai (PS3) 06. Wii Play—Nintendo (Wii) 07. Resistance: Fall … Read More

CliffyB Calls for Less Buttons with New Xbox, Mentions Wii as Example

July 8, 2008 |

I know this isn’t exactly Nintendo news (although it does affect Nintendo), but it is interesting to note that even one of the industry’s biggest supporters of Hi-def graphics is calling for a change in controls/interaction:

“I hope if there’s … Read More

Top 20 Games from All Nintendo Consoles/Handhelds

July 1, 2008 |

Nintendo Power has ranked what they believe to be the Top 20 games for all Nintendo consoles and handhelds.  Do you have them all? ; )

 

NES

1. The Legend of Zelda
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
3. Mega Man 2
4. Super Mario Bros.
5. Metroid
6. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out
7. Contra
8. Super Mario Bros. 2
9. Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse
10. Ninja Gaiden
11. Mega Man 3
12. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
13. DuckTales
14. Castlevania
15. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
16. Maniac Mansion
17. Bionic Commando
18. Dragon Warrior IV
19. Final Fantasy
20. Kid Icarus

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Germany, Spain, Sweden Software Sales: June 15th-22nd

June 30, 2008 |

Germany

01. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) 02. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 03. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) 04. Brain Training (DS) 05. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) 06. Wii Fit (Wii) 07. Lego Indiana … Read More

Super Mario Marathon Pulls In Over $10,000 (UPDATE)

June 29, 2008 |

The Super Mario Marathon that we posted about yesterday pulled in $10,645 to this point, and they are still going, for childs play. Congrats to them and good luck to there continued success. Below is the rundown of what they … Read More

Full Wired Interview with Miyamoto, Mario Galaxy Inspired by Escher

June 27, 2008 |

Wired: You said you get your inspiration for your games from hobbies and parts of your life. Give me an example of where an idea for a game came from.

Miyamoto: Well, I think in the end I could say that my inspiration comes basically from my own interests. So, for a concrete example, Nintendogs was a game where that came about because of the joy and the fun that I discovered in the different aspects of raising and training a dog. Now, in the cases of Super Mario Galaxy, again, not so much a hobby but coming from my interests, looking at kind of the joy of discovery and surprise in the creation of kind of maybe an Escher-like world where you have strange angles and things like that, as well as kind of the different types of fun you can have playing with the effects of gravity. So, those are not necessarily hobbies, per se, but things that interest me.

Thompson: Where exactly did the idea for Donkey Kong come from?

Miyamoto: Actually, when I’m designing a game, I start with the game system. So, Donkey Kong was based kind of on this idea of almost like a collage where you have a defined area, and you would essentially within that area be able to paste — and this is in terms of the graphics.  Within that area, you’ve got specific elements that you’re pasting in there. The game system of Donkey Kong was the idea of you’re in this square, which of course is defined by the TV screen. And, originally the idea was that it’s a maze that you’re moving around in. And so in thinking of what types of art or graphics would go well in terms of representing this movement around kind of a maze, the idea was, well, if we have something big that you’re working toward, that serves as a clear objective. And so something big, a gorilla, gorillas are big, that would be a good point on screen.

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NINTENDO AND STARLIGHT’S NEW FUN CENTERS FEATURING WII GIVE SICK CHILDREN A BOOST

June 24, 2008 |

Partnership with Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation Brings Fun Centers with Wii Consoles to Hospitals Nationwide

REDMOND, Wash., June 24, 2008 � Determined to help lift the spirits of seriously ill children and their families, Nintendo of America Inc. and Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation have committed to placing hundreds of popular Fun Centers, now featuring Wii� game systems, in hospitals across the United States and Canada this year. Nintendo of America is manufacturing 1,250 new Fun Centers in their first run, and Starlight expects to have about 500 of them placed in hospitals by the end of the year. In a continuation of the organizations’ 16-year partnership, the portable Fun Centers with the new Wii technology will be enjoyed by thousands of hospitalized kids.

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Entertainment Weekly: Top Classic Games Of The Past 25 Years

June 22, 2008 |

1. Tetris (PC) 2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) 3. Doom (PC) 4. Super Mario World (SNES) 5. Guitar Hero (PS2) 6. Street Fighter II (SNES) 7. Super Mario Kart (SNES) 8. GoldenEye 007 (N64) 9. Grand … Read More

GAME Reveal: Greatest Computer Games of All Time Mario Number One

June 18, 2008 |

Portly plumber Mario can lay claim to being the greatest gaming icon of all time, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Master Chief, Solid Snake, Lara Croft and Sonic the Hedgehog in GAME.co.uk’s Greatest Games of All Time vote and securing an impressive 11% of the overall top 100.

His 1995 Super Mario 64 at number 5 is his highest ranked title, while other Mario games in the top 25 include Mario Kart Wii at number 13, the beloved NES (and later SNES) platformer Super Mario Bros. 3 at 16 and the stunning Nintedo Wii game Super Mario Galaxy at 21.

In comparison, arch-rival Sonic the Hedgehog’s best entry is at number 19, while only three Sonic titles made the cut, one of which, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, also stars the moustachioed, squeaky-voiced Nintendo mascot.
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German, Spanish, Swedish software sales

June 17, 2008 |

German, Spanish, Swedish software sales – Week ending June 8th June 17th, 2008

Germany

* 1.Mario Kart Wii (Wii) * 2.Wii Fit (Wii) * 3.Mass Effect (PC ) * 4.Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (PC) * 5.Grand Theft Auto IV … Read More

Mario Marathon June 27th

June 16, 2008 | 2

I just received an email concerning a Mario Marathon for charity. Here is a little about it:

The event, beginning June 27th, will see the team play through 22 years of Super Mario titles, beginning with 1985’s … Read More