IGN Nintendo Voice Chat Summary

By  •  Wii

Media Summit
– Most focus was placed on Wii Fit.

Wii Fit
– Was able to go through a variety of gameplay modes and put the game to the test. Does it work? It certainly does.
– Actually woke up feeling pretty sore the next morning after doing strength contests against Chobot, felt like he had actually done hard strength training.
– Chobot fell flat on her face during the push-ups.
– Wii Balance Board senses and calculates a lot of data. Very accurate.
– As a workout tool, the game is fantastic. The mini-games like the Ski Jump are great fun. The Ski Jump requires careful balance when sliding the slope, making an upwards motion onto your tippy toes for extra height, and still maintaining balance in the air. It’s challenging but really fun.
– Matt’s really feeling it and believes it deserves all the (massive) sales it has already gotten and will continue to get when it launches in Europe and USA.

Mario Kart
– Absolutely flawless online. Blew them away.
– The offline multiplayer drops the ball because it instantly drops to 30fps when splitscreen, and still manages to chug despite not being a very pretty engine. There’s also a lack of free-for-all battle mode.
– Also, the single player mode still hasn’t progressed in any real way. It’s still dull and there’s still flaws like rubber-banding.
– However, the online multiplayer is phenomenal. You go on and are paired up with as many people as possible (12 being the max).
– Had initial issues where he couldn’t connect to the Treehouse development people in Japan, but worked perfectly after that. Absolutely silky-smooth and a lot of fun to play. Lots of stats tracking. Makes the Mario Kart Wii experience.
– Wii’s premier online game.
– New media should hopefully be coming up soon.

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IGN’s Voice Chat Summary

Thanks Milabrega for the summary:

Guitar Hero DS:
-The guitar Grip in GBA slot. You can strum on screen with stylus or the guitar Pick that comes with the game.
-Works with the DS and DSLite. Will support DS through an adaptor.
-Likely need headphones to get the most out of the music, though it should still be good
-Wireless Multiplayer.
-Star Power Moves that affect your opponent. Like the stage catches fire and you have to blow into the DS, or a fan shows up and you have to sign her shirt.

Hulk Wii:
-Screens, “Shit”

Lost Winds:
-43 MB limit on WiiWare Games
-Look a little slow
-Kirby Canvas style
Day 1 Wii games, Day 2 WiiWare, Embargo up Monday (Media Summit)

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Some Wii and PS3 Sales Comparisons

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 PS3 comparisons: After 71 weeks, PS3 is where PS2 was at 16.6 weeks (June 22, 2000), where PSP was at 47.2 weeks (October 31, 2005), where GCN was at 68.2 …
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Weekly Saving

By  •  Wii, DS

Best Buy

Free $10 gift card when you buy any of the following games:

Zoo Tycoon 2 DS (DS) – $29.99 Paws and Claws Pet Resort (DS) – $29.99 Drawn …
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Wired Opinion: Sonic the Hedgehog Must Die

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Sega has trademarked the phrase Sonic Unleashed for “video game software [and] computer game programs,” which more than likely means another Sonic game is headed our way. And lo, …
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Sim Exchange And Pachter: Predicted NPD Numbers

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The official NPD numbers are due out March 13th.

Predicted Hardware sales for February, from Pachter:

DS: 350,000 units Wii: 300,000 units PS3: 260,000 units Xbox 360: 250,000 units PS2: …
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5 Things “Wii Pay & Play” Needs to Succeed

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The people over at have put together an interesting list of what they think the five thing Wii pay and play needs to Succeed, or it more like, 5 …
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This Week’s Game Savings

Best Buy

Get a free $10 gift card when you purchase any of the following games:

Imagine: Fashion Designer (DS) – $29.99 Paws & Claws: Pet Resort (DS) – …
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Famitsu news – Mario Kart Wii details (Mii support) Updated More News
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Famitsu news – Mario Kart Wii details (Mii support) Updated More News

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Mario Kart Wii – April 10th, 2008 (Japan) * Bikes in cup mode * Bikes have special actions like “wheelie” * 16 remakes and new courses * Wi-fi 12 …
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MTV: Top 10 Under-the-Radar Games in 2008
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MTV: Top 10 Under-the-Radar Games in 2008


10. Arkanoid DS (DS) Another remake for a classic that originally appeared in the 1980s, “Arkanoid DS” offers you the option of picking up your own Vaus controller …
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This Months Nintendo Power Info

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Previews: Apollo Justice, Brain Assist, Dinosour King, Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts, Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest, The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return, Insecticide, Mushroom Men, Robo-Revolt: Robocalypse Now, Sega Superstars Tennis, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Super Dodgeball Brawlers, SSBB, WWII Aces

Alone in the Dark

– Edward Carnby – mysteriously transported to NYC
– Technique – momentarily clear your vision
– First/third person perspectives
– Switch to third person for action-oriented gameplay
– “Episodic” feel to the game
– Different control schemes which depends on context/actions
– Items available through Edward’s pocket, not inventory screen -> can combine items
– Puzzles present
– Can drive some cars – hot-wire mini-game occasionally

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Wedbush Dec NPD Preview

By  •  Wii, DS

HardwareWii – 1,450,000 Xbox 360 – 1,250,000 PS3 – 875,000 PS2 975,000 PSP 1,075,000 DS 2,450,000 GBA 85,000


o Activision — $440 million, +74% y-o-y. o Atari — $14 …
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Gaming Savings This Week

Circuit City


Wii: Avatar: The Last Airbender GC: Hulk Ultimate Destruction DS: Elite Beat Agents, Mario & Luigi Partners in Time, Children of Mana, Phoenix Wright 1 GBA: Final …
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Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Info

By  •  DS

Multiplayer Demo

· Choose Roxas, Axel, Xigbar or Saix. · Character Selection screen shows Organization members sitting in their chairs. · Roxas – 3 hit combo. · Axel has a …
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Canada: October, November hardware/software Sales

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October NPD

Nintendo DS 60k PS2 20k GBA 5k Xbox 360 39k Wii 55k PSP 21k PS3 22k

Top 10 Video Games – Oct 2007

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Official Japanese Software Sales

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DSL 168,255 Wii 115,057 PSP 91,481 PS3 38,123 PS2 11,987 Xbox360 8,876 GBASP 94 GC 46 GBM 20 DS 12