8:36:05: I'm here, waiting outside for the doors to open.
8:44:21: Starting up the audio stream so that you can listen to a bunch of journalists eat breakfast. Let me know how it's working for you.
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9:08: It's starting
9:11: Cammie's here. The focus is on games, for H1 2010.
9:13: Talking about records. We've all heard about them before.
9:14: DSiXL is here.
9:15: America's Test Kitchen for DS. Recipes perfected
9:16: 100 Classic Books. June 14th. Dracula, etc. Ideal for DSiXL MSRP of $19.99
9:18: Mario Galaxy 2! Nate Bihldorff demoing
9:20: Mario Galaxy 2 is being demoed. A new drill move is being shown.
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9:20:21: Mario Galaxy 2 is being demoed. A new drill move is being shown.
9:22:24: Much of the game is based on determining what you're supposed to do in the particular galaxy-- more puzzling.
9:23:41: Cousin of Gigaleg-- smaller on a small planetoid. You have to drill him or he will drill you. Reminiscent of Raphael the Raven.
9:25:06: Another level demoing Yoshi!
9:26:35: Yoshi can eat a Wind Fruit to float through the air, blowing out air like a balloon.
9:26:52: Nate is very excited and wishes he could be playing instead of Ed.
9:27:22: Playing on a 2-D plane wrapped around a cylinder.
9:28:30: Flutter jump as usual. Yoshi just ran away, but a new one hatched.
9:29:30: More 2-D platforming wrapped on a disc with cut-out stairs/platforms. Besides run and jump, the wind fruit seems critical to getting around.
9:29:50: Demo over, but I'll get to play later!
9:30:10: Movie... you'll be able to see this on our Youtube soon.
9:31:20: Dragon enemy shown, much the one in Super Paper Mario.
Ghostly enemies that actually eat parts of the ground like acid.
9:31:37: Giant world like SMB3.
9:32:12: More 2-D gravity switching levels. Lots of Yoshi usage, tongue acrobatics.
9:32:25: May 23rd launch date.
9:32:39: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
9:33:49: FlingSmash - new name for Span Smasher.
9:34:03: Coming this summer.
9:34:44: Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver. Pokewalker is a separate device that allows you to take your Pokemon with you Tamagotchi style. Presales are huge.
9:35:12: Picross 3D with downloadable puzzles. May 3.
9:36:02: WiiWare/DSiWare. Dan Adelman presenting. He manages WiiWare/DSiWare at NOA.
9:36:44: Numbers Numbers Numbers.
9:37:33: WarioWare DIY March 28 + WiiWare companion game. Personally, I can't wait.
9:39:15: ArtStyle lighttrax - remake of GBA bitgenerations game.
ArtStyle Rotosoa, something involving colors and tentacles.
9:39:29: MegaMan 10 coming March 1.
9:39:58: Max and the Magic Marker coming March 8th. Already out in Europe.
9:40:14: Cave Story finally coming March 22nd.
9:41:16: Super Meat Boy coming in the summer.
9:41:47: And Yet it Moves coming Spring/Summer. Originally a student project.
9:42:27: Rage of the Gladiator coming in Spring; it takes advantage of the MotionPlus fighting humans and monsters.
9:43:18: From Nintendo, Metal Torrent... players collect cubes to power weapons.
X-scape... Battle ancient weapons resembling giant robots.
9:43:46: Bill Trinen and Dan Owsen showing off Photo Dojo DSiWare.
9:44:59: Bill Trinen likes to go to Nintendo's offices in Japan to see their cool prototypes. This one was one that brought smiles to everybody's faces.
9:46:00: Must match poses. Bill must do punching and getting punched.
9:46:11: Now recording sounds.
9:47:18: "My Kung-fu is better than yours"
9:47:56: Single and multiplayer modes. More hilarious Bill monologue. He has an "Obey the Captain" (Olimar) T-shirt.
9:48:47: It's a fighting game where your poses make up the sprites and your dialog makes up the voices. It's hilarious.
9:50:24: "You've been beaten by a girl." Desperation move to Bill's nads ends the fight.
9:50:40: People have added their cats to the game.
9:50:49: Cammie is back.
9:52:01: Steve Singer, VP of licensing presenting 3rd parties.
9:52:23: Showing old slide showing 3rd party games are important and are doing well.
9:54:09: Ghostwire from Majesco, DSiWare game using Augmented Reality. Not playable here, but there's a video.
9:54:48: A pentagram. Teh mature.
9:55:10: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands for Wii from Ubisoft. Co-op play.
9:55:32: Includes 1992 SNES release exclusive to Wii.
9:55:45: Launches May 18, DS version also.
9:56:18: Disney's Guilty Party, from Disney and Wideload games. Inspired by a mystery board game-- Clue.
9:57:27: Monster Hunter Tri from Capcom. Bundled with Classic Controller Pro.
9:57:50: Free online play in North America. Compatibility with WiiSpeak. Demo disc at Gamestop on March 8.
9:59:12: Seth Killian from Capcom demoing. Huge international following with fans creating camps, etc. - line in Japan was 4 hours long. Over a million units sold in Japan.
10:00:48: Available on 4/20.
10:01:18: Sean Baxter-- "Don't clap; he's not that good." (kidding)
10:04:19: Made easier for new players. Jaggies are a species... he's running away from them since they were calling their friends. Felines steal your items.
10:05:00: Jumped into water to take on a sea monster. Graphics are nice. Seems to be a fair number of loading screens, but they are short.
10:05:44: Looking for the boss monster (lagocris) but he hasn't found it yet.
10:06:19: Finally found it. It has electrical control. Each monster has their own personality.
10:07:13: Use visual clues to attack enemies. For instance, belly is not as protected. Spikes on back generate electricity -- knock them off to prevent electrical attacks.
10:07:43: Sean died. (Remember, he's not that good)
10:08:39: Pre-order incentive: Collectible 500 Nintendo points (for any software on Wii or DSi Shop).
10:08:57: 4-person online play demo video.
10:09:52: Fished up the water monster onto dry land where it is weaker. The design is a crazy spiked armadillo thing with an angler fish face/light.
10:11:28: Monster ran away back to the water. The hunters have tracked it, and now it has all new attacks.
10:12:01: Weapons look like they are made of the monsters... massive with crazy spikes. They all have their own handling.
10:13:12: Monster (Gobel?) has buried itself in the sand. Weapons such as Lion's Bane and two others were designed by fans and chosen by the design team.
Carving up the monsters, taking his whiskers, etc.
10:14:01: Sinister Saints, Tenebra are the other two community designed weapons. Demo over.
10:14:20: Cammie is back.
10:14:45: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies from Square-Enix is being published by Nintendo.
10:15:09: Now talking about Club Nintendo surveys.
10:16:16: 10s of thousands of responses regarding award items. First is a set of original artwork Mario posters. Second is Game & Watch Collection 2 (already out in Japan). Third is Grill-Off with Ultra Hand! also released in Japan.
10:16:39: 10s of thousands of responses regarding award items. First is a set of original artwork Mario posters. Second is Game and Watch Collection 2 (already out in Japan). Third is Grill-Off with Ultra Hand! also released in Japan.
10:17:13: Doesn't sound like they've actually done much with the surveys to me.
10:17:35: Metroid: Other M.
10:18:37: Private enclosed areas here to play it totally immersively. Launches June 27th.
10:19:25: Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M footage/photos are prohibited (BOO).
10:19:58: Conference over! Time to play.