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By  •  March 29, 2010

Wario™ may be known as a troublemaker, but this week he deserves a friendly high-five for helping to deliver a mother lode of downloadable fun for Wii™ owners. The new WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase game for the WiiWare™ service lets users with broadband Internet access download all kinds of outrageous content, from music and microgames to four-panel digital comics – some created by users themselves. Meanwhile, a classic RPG has arrived on the Virtual Console™ service, while Nintendo DSiWare™ users will find new ways to tune musical instruments, rescue turtles, launch their own fireworks display and more.

This week also marks the kickoff of Nintendo’s WarioWare: D.I.Y. “Big Name Games” series. Several of the industry’s most talented game designers are using WarioWare: D.I.Y. software for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems to create their own one-of-a-kind microgames. New microgames will be added every Monday through July 26, all available for download to anyone with broadband Internet access and a copy of either WarioWare: D.I.Y. for Nintendo DS or WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase software for the WiiWare service. The series gets underway with inventive new microgames from Super Smash Bros.™ creator Masahiro Sakurai and Metroid™ designer Yoshio Sakamoto. To learn more about the games and view an exclusive behind-the-scenes video featuring Masahiro Sakurai, visit

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Black Friday Nintendo DSi Bundles Come Loaded with More Than $20 in Software Value

By  •  November 23, 2009
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Limited-Edition Bundles Include a New Color, Won’t Last Long

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Two extraordinary releases from Nintendo are about to give Black Friday holiday shoppers an incredible value – but they won’t last long. Starting Nov. 27, U.S. consumers can purchase Metallic Blue or White Nintendo DSi™ systems that come pre-installed with more than $20 in software value. These Nintendo DSi bundles are priced for the holidays and will be available while supplies last at participating retailers nationwide.

“These limited-edition bundles come packed with some of the great Nintendo DSiWare games and applications that have made Nintendo DSi such a big hit with shoppers young and old,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The special price and pre-installed titles make the bundles a huge value for the holidays.”

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Interview: Stack Smash Team Rd. 2 – New Moves, Bosses and Much more!

By  •  August 13, 2009

I had another chance to sit down with the Stack Smash team and discuss some of the new characters/bosses/moves that are available for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. If you’re a brawl fan of any kind, read below for the full interview.  For those that don’t know, the Stack Smash team works on creating new content for Smash Bros. Brawl such as new characters, bosses, levels, and now, even new movesets.

I didn’t go through and edit this time since it’s a lot longer than last time, so you’ve got the full, unedited version below :)

What do you guys think of some of the Brawl hacks you’ve seen so far?  I think the above version of Petey Piranha is pretty rad!

Check out their website here for more Brawl hacks

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The Big Five!

By  •  July 10, 2009

Nintendo Wii

North America: 1. Wii Fit (Nintendo 2. EA Sports Active (EA Sports) 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Wii MotionPlus …
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Japanese software sales – June 1st to 7th

By  •  June 11, 2009

01./01. [NDS] Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (Square Enix) – 106,000 / 401,000 (-64%) 02./02. [NDS] Gyakuten Kenji (Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth) (Capcom) – 42,000 / 214,000 (-76%) 03./03. [PS3] …
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The Big Five

By  •  May 30, 2009


North America:

1. EA Sports Active (EA) 2. Wii Fit (Nintendo) 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 4. Punch-Out!! (Nintendo) 5. Wii Play (Nintendo)


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Japanese software sales – May 18th to 25th

By  •  May 28, 2009

01. [NDS] Sloan to Michael: Nazo no Monogatari (Level 5) 43,000 / NEW 02. [NDS] Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 2 (SEGA) 39,000 / NEW 03. [360] Mass Effect (Microsoft) …
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Japanese software sales – May 11th to 17th

By  •  May 21, 2009

01. [PSP] Bleach: Heat the Soul 6 (SCEI) 41,000 / NEW 02. [PSP] Grow Lancer (Atlus) 23,000 / NEW 03. [NDS] Dragon Ball Kai: Saiyajin Raishuu (Namco Bandai) 20,000 / …
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The Big Five!

By  •  May 15, 2009

Nintendo Wii

North America: 1. Lego Indiana Jones (LucasArts) 2. Wii Fit (Nintendo) 3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 4. Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout (Ubisoft) 5. My Fitness …
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This Weeks Game Savings

By  •  March 28, 2009

Best Buy:

Nintendo Wii: Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2 $59.99 Don King Boxing $49.99 (Available Tuesday) Gold’s Gym: Cardio Workout $29.99 (Available Tuesday) Guitar Hero: Metallica $49.99 * ++ …
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More Nintendo Power Review Scores

By  •  September 21, 2008


de Blob – 92% Order Up! – 80% Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli – 83& Samba de Amigo – 71% Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon – 84% Rock Band – …
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Rumor: Animal Crossing Pops up on Nintendo Norway Release List

By  •  July 8, 2008


Super Smash Brawl AAA 27/Jun Fighting Nintendo 1-4 12+ 0045496365981
Baroque 1/Aug RPG Rising Star Games 1 12+ 5060102951094
Super Swing Golf 8/Aug Sport Rising Star Games 1-4 3+ 5060102951322
The Incredible Hulk AA July Action/Adventure Sega 1 12+ 5060138439108
Warioland: The Shake Dimension 26/Sep Platform Nintendo 1
Samba De Amigo Sep Action Sega 5060138438477
Mario Super Sluggers/Mario Baseball Q3-Q4 Sport Nintendo
Sonic Unleashed Q4 Platform Sega 5060138440654
Disaster: Day of Crisis TBC Action adventure Nintendo 1
Project H.A.M.M.E.R. TBC Action Adventure Nintendo
Harvest Moon Tree of Serenity TBC Simulation Rising Star Games
Wii Music/Wii Orchestra TBC Music Nintendo
Animal Crossing Wii TBC Community Nintendo

Little King’s Story Q1 RPG/Adventure Rising Star Games
Mad World TBC Action Sega

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NY Times: Video Gamers are “niche fetishists” and Wii saved us all

By  •  May 25, 2008

Pretty long article but a good and interesting read. Just to give you something to read over the Memorial day weekend.

Resistance Is Futile

IT’S O.K. to liken Shigeru Miyamoto to Walt Disney.

When Disney died in 1966, Mr. Miyamoto was a 14-year-old schoolteacher’s son living near Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital. An aspiring cartoonist, he adored the classic Disney characters. When he wasn’t drawing, he made his own toys, carving wooden puppets with his grandfathers’ tools or devising a car race from a spare motor, string and tin cans.

Even as he has become the world’s most famous and influential video-game designer — the father of Donkey Kong, Mario, Zelda and, most recently, the Wii — Mr. Miyamoto still approaches his work like a humble craftsman, not as the celebrity he is to gamers around the world.

Perched on the end of a chair in a hotel suite a few dozen stories above Midtown Manhattan, the preternaturally cherubic 55-year-old Mr. Miyamoto radiated the contentment of someone who has always wanted to make fun. And he has. As the creative mastermind at Nintendo for almost three decades, Mr. Miyamoto has unleashed mass entertainment with a global breadth, cultural endurance and financial success unsurpassed since Disney’s fabled career.

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New Wii Games Find a Big (but Stingy) Audience

By  •  April 22, 2008

This is a pretty interesting article from the NY times. I pasted to whole article here, because I want some responses from this.

Nintendo sits atop the home video-game market. Its Wii, though less technologically advanced than Microsoft’s Xbox 360 or Sony’s PlayStation 3, continues to outsell those machines and is now in more than 20 million homes.

So why are retailers having so much trouble selling Wii games?

Take Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It was one the most hotly anticipated video games of the year; it sold more than 1.4 million copies during the first week of its release, in early March, and broke records for Nintendo of America.

“We certainly have a built-in fan base for Smash,” said Denise Kaigler, Nintendo of America’s vice president for corporate affairs. “I’m hoping that we can continue to generate success and awareness of the game.”

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IGN Voice Chat Podcast Summary

By  •  April 1, 2008

Voice chat is the new name for the Wiikly review. It also has a new day. (Thanks Alkaline for the Summary)


Smackdown vs Raw 2008
DS version
– Weren’t able to go hands on with it, but the DS version seems to be turning out great – just needs traditional control and fine-tuning.
– Developed by the makers of Rocket Slime. There’s actually an RPG system with an overworld system where you upgrade certain aspects of your character (eg: arm strength, leg strength, etc).
– Looks great – like No Mercy on DS. Phenomenal 3D models. Lots of cinematic stuff with the camera.
– Single-player only. It’s really only supposed to be an “RPG.” Matt thinks this might piss some people off.
– Needs traditional controls. Touch screen controls work alright but traditional controls really are needed.
– Also contains Create A Superstar for the first time. Hopefully this turns out to be the first good portable wrestling game.

Wii version
– Looks almost indentical to last year.
– Lots of motion used – control recognition has been refined. Uses a lot more motion than most Wii games.
– Still playing catchup, but this year there is over 30 new match types (eg: barbed wire).
– The wonky Success Mode is gone, replaced by Career Mode which is the same as what you will get on PS3/360.
– Online play for the first time on Wii. It will probably be quite bare-bones but it’s a start.
– Interactive entrances and finishes. Sounds gimmicky but it sounds like it could be fun. You can continue to beat your opponent even after a match.
– Create-a-finisher and some other PS3/360 content will not be in the Wii version. The Wii version is an entirely different beast.

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Famitsu: Game Sales So Far

By  •  March 30, 2008

– Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii, Nintendo): 47,838 units sold Release: 03/06/08

– Hajimete no Wii [Wii Play] (Wii, Nintendo): 2,239,814 units sold Release: 12/02/06

– Soma Bringer (NDS, …
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The Big Five!!!

By  •  February 29, 2008


Nintendo Wii

North America: 1. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle (Activision) 2. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) 3. Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party (Konami) …
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Japanese Software Sales 2/18-2/24

By  •  February 28, 2008

01. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) – 78,000 / 1,291,000 02. [NDS] Etrian Odyssey II: The Royal Grail (Atlus) – 69,000 03. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 62,000 …
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