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IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast Summary: Nintendo Conference Embargoed Until Next Week?

September 29, 2008 |

Just wanted to point something out from this podcast. In the question section of the podcast, Mat stats that the Nintendo conference later this week will probably be embargoed until next week.

DS rumors

- Nikkei spilled the beans on the potential of a future Nintendo DS
- Rumors have always been out there, but Nikkei is like the Wall Street Journal of Japan, so when they say something, you kind of listen.
- Updated version of Nintendo DS, adding a second touch screen, bigger screens SD card and mp3 support. Suggested faster Wi-Fi and alluded that Nintendo wants to have more connectivity like Safeco Field
- Also saying there’s a camera, Craig says the camera could also be used at the Wii’s i-Toy.
- Another theory from Craig: Save files off the Wii to the DS -> Wii’s storage solution. Bozon also thinks they’ll open up the SD card, like what Vicarious has been doing.
- Backward compatibility could be a problem with bigger screens

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IGN: Nintendo Voice Chat Podcast Summary

September 22, 2008 |

Mega Man 9
- Debate was going on about what score the graphics should get
- Matt thinks the graphics are outdated and kind of ugly, but it doesn’t affect the gameplay
- Craig/Bozon say it’s not a bad looking game, just a step back in technology
- Daemon doesn’t think the graphics are bad either
- Graphics score given was a 3
- In the swing of things, the whole breakdown doesn’t affect the scores as much as people think they do
- Talk about how cool the Mega Man 9 press kit is

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Top WiiWare, VC Titles

September 17, 2008 |

Virtual Console

1 (1) – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 2 (2) – Super Mario Bros. 3 3 (3) – Super Mario Bros. 4 (4) – Mega Man 5 (5) – Super Mario World 6 (N) – … Read More

GC Asia Conference 2008 Announces Michael de Plater Keynote

September 16, 2008 |

More than 70 International Speakers Highlight GCAC 2008 Program


SINGAPORE – September 16, 2008
– The organizers of the GC Asia Conference (GCAC), today announced that Michael de Plater of Ubisoft Shanghai will round out this years conference with its keynote focusing on, “The Whole Equation – The Creation of New IPs.” In addition to the keynote, GCAC announced a top-notch line-up of over 70 renowned speakers, addressing key industry topics in over 50 sessions.

Mr. de Plater’s keynote will explore the effects of the role of creativity in game development utilizing lessons learned from the experience of developing Total War, an original PC franchise created by an independent UK studio versus Tom Clancy’s: EndWar which is a first party game with a major license, developed by Ubisoft Shanghai for multiple console platforms. He will also answer the question, “In the era of games for everyone and new platforms like the iPhone, how can AAA licensed, blockbuster projects empower creativity for developers and make bigger profits for publishers?”

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Nintendo Power’s Readers and Staff Most Wanted VC Games

September 10, 2008 |

Reader’s most wanted:

1) Earthbound (SNES) 2) Mother (NES/Japan only) 3) Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES, already released) 4) Super Smash Bros. (N64) 5) The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64)

NP staff’s most wanted:

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Happy Wiikend!!! Special College Humor Contest!

September 6, 2008 |

Wahooo, the wiikend is here!! What games are you planning on playing this wiikend? Me I am going to start playing through Wind Waker for the 3rd time, yes amazing I know. When the wiikend comes the … Read More

Europe – Top WiiWare/VC titles

September 4, 2008 |

~Virtual Console~

1. [1] Super Mario RPG : Legend of the Seven Stars 2. [2] Super Mario Bros. 3 3. [3] Super Mario Bros : The Lost Levels 4. [4] Super Mario World 5. [5] Super Mario Bros. 6. [6] … Read More

Nintendo Channel Reveals VC Sales Data

September 4, 2008 |

212,995 Super Mario Bros 3
209,441 Super Mario Bros
151,881 Super Mario World
146,219 Mario Kart 64
131,024 Super Mario 64
100,509 Legend of Zelda
97,498 Ocarina of Time
87,696 Wario’s Woods
85,756 Paper Mario
82,935 Kirby’s Adventure

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Top VC, WiiWare Of The Week

September 3, 2008 |

Virtual Console:

1. Super Mario Bros. 3 2. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 3. Mega Man 4. Super Mario Bros. 5. Super Mario World 6. Sonic the Hedgehog 7. Super Mario Bros. 2 8. The Legend of … Read More

NP: Star Wars The Forced Unleashed Review Scan

August 29, 2008 |

Thanks David thanks for the tip!!

Link

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Top 20 VC and WiiWare

August 27, 2008 |

Virtual Console

1 (1) – Super Mario Bros. 3 2 (5) – Mega Man 3 (2) – Super Mario Bros. 4 (4) – Super Mario World 5 (3) – Sonic the Hedgehog 6 (8) – Super Mario Bros. 2 7 … 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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WiiWare/VC Top 20

August 20, 2008 |

Virtual Console

1 – Super Mario Bros. 3 2 – Super Mario Bros. 3 – Sonic the Hedgehog (Master System) 4 – Super Mario World 5 – Mega Man 6 – Mario Kart 64 7 – The Legend of Zelda: … Read More

IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast Summary

August 18, 2008 | 1

Mario Super Sluggers
- The more you play it, the more you enjoy it – Bozon
- A lot of waggle
- With nunchuck you can aim, becomes a little more fun
- Arcade baseball, fun

- IGN exclusives planned throughout the week

NPD Data
- Nintendo still on top
- Crazy numbers since July wasn’t a huge month for Nintendo
- Bozon says that third-party games ARE selling on Wii, he had the numbers right in front of him
- Upward trend with sequels (Madden, Guitar Hero)
- Matt says there are a lot of misconceptions about sales numbers on Wii
- Tiger Woods selling best on Wii

- Some talk about Metroid Prime 3, Matt praises its graphics highly – Says art the best on Wii. Galaxy has better tech.
- Bozon thinks he likes Metroid out of the big 3, Matt still sticks by Mario Galaxy – loves music, looks good on the new screen in the IGN demo room

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Mega Man 9 Producer Talks Mega Man On VC and Mega Man 9

August 18, 2008 |

This is taken from the blog of Mega Man 9 producer Hironobu Takeshita:

Greetings everyone!

Hironobu Takeshita here, producer of Mega Man 9. I’d like to take advantage of this blog format to reveal bits and pieces of Mega Man … Read More

WiiWare VC Update: Mega Man Finally

August 18, 2008 |

Aug. 18, 2008 – Fans of ’80s platforming action have something to shout about this week-namely, the Virtual Console? debut of a true classic: Mega Man?. Whether you’re experiencing this vintage robot adventure for the first time or reliving the … Read More

Soulcalibur IV Mario Created Characters

August 10, 2008 |

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Top VC and WiiWare Titles

August 6, 2008 | 2

VC

1 – Super Mario Bros. 3 2 – Super Mario Bros. 3 – Super Mario World 4 – Mario Kart 64 5 – Super Mario Bros. 2 6 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 7 – Super … Read More