WHAT: Are you ready for this? Mario™ and company are challenging dads and kids of all ages to show off their video gaming skills in the Super Smash Bros.® Brawl Wii Father’s Day Tournament at the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
Teams of dads and kids will compete against each other in this action-packed fighting game, which features a multitude of Nintendo characters, from Mario to Link™ to Pikachu®…and even Solid Snake and Sonic The Hedgehog. The winning team of the bracket-style playoff will receive two Wii consoles, two copies of the game, a trophy and of course, all-important bragging rights.
– When: June 15th, 1 to 4 PM – Where: Nintendo World Store, New York City – What: Super Smash Bros. Brawl Father’s Day Tournament, father-and-son teams in a bracket-style …
People of all ages will have the opportunity to play the latest Wii™ and Nintendo DS® games, as Nintendo announces Connection Tour 08, running 28 June – 15 July in Westfield shopping centres nationally.
Come down and check out the hottest games including the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros.™ Brawl, Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness, Mario Kart™ Wii, Guitar Hero® Aerosmith, Guitar Hero® On Tour and a host of other games.
You’ll have the opportunity to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the first time, and if you think you can handle the challenge, be there early to register to compete in the daily Brawl competition. One person will be named Brawl Champion per day, and that could be you!
Pretty long article but a good and interesting read. Just to give you something to read over the Memorial day weekend.
Resistance Is Futile
By SETH SCHIESEL
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.
GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today reported sales and earnings for the first quarter ended May 3, 2008.
Net earnings were $62.1 million for the first quarter of 2008, as compared to net earnings of $24.7 million for the first quarter of 2007, an increase of 151.4%. Diluted earnings per share were $0.37, including debt retirement costs of $0.01 per diluted share, beating the high-end of guidance by $0.05 per share.
GameStop sales increased 41.8% to $1,813.6 million in the first quarter, in comparison to $1,279.0 million in the prior year quarter. Comparable store sales increased 27.1% during the first quarter. New video game software sales grew an amazing 72%. The top five selling games during the quarter were Take Two Interactive’s GRAND THEFT AUTO IV, with only five days of sales at the end of the quarter; SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL and MARIO KART WII from Nintendo; RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS 2 from Ubisoft; and Electronic Arts’ ARMY OF TWO.