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November 30, 2006

Louisiana Game Law Struck Down

by Evan Burchfield - 11:25 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Press Release

The state's district court says that video game content deserves the same first amendment protection afforded to movies, books, and music.

Court Finds Louisiana Violent Video Game Act to Be Unconstitutional

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In another victory for Jenner & Block's

video game industry clients, a Louisiana district court today granted a

permanent injunction against the enforcement of a state law that would have

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Wii Region Lockout Explored Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:19 pm PST
Total comments: 17 Source: Play-Asia

If it can be restricted, it is.

Play-Asia recently received their shipment of Japanese Wii units and took some time to test out region lockout on Japanese and US systems. Unlike the Nintendo DS, Japanese Wii systems only support the Japanese language. Play-Asia tried booting a US Wii disc on a Japanese system and vice-versa, but... Read more...

WarioWare: Smooth Moves Videos Surface Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 10:52 pm PST
Total comments: 6 Source: YouTube

Including some particularly awesome 9-Volt games. Updated with one new video.

With the Wii launch only days away in Japan, a few individuals have gotten a hold of systems as well as copies of Odoru Made in Wario, also known as WarioWare: Smooth Moves. FourFive videos have been posted on YouTube showing off several different microgames, and are worth the look.

9-Volt & 18-Volt

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Headgate Studios Bought by EA, Focuses on Wii

by Evan Burchfield - 10:37 pm PST
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Maker of Tiger Woods golf games for PC is now devoted to Wii development under EA banner.

HEADGATE STUDIOS TEAM JOINS EA

Six-Year Relationship Evolves Into Creation of New ‘EA Salt Lake’ Studio

Redwood Shores, Calif., - November 30, 2006 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the development team at Utah-based developer Headgate Studios, Inc. has joined... Read more...

Japanese Wii Shop Goes Live Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 9:16 pm PST
Total comments: 28 Source: Wii Shop

Thirty-eight Virtual Console games, three days early.

The first batch of Virtual Console games for the Japanese market popped up yesterday on the Wii Shop. Of course, most people will not have access to them until the launch on December 2nd. The first collection of titles only included games from Nintendo systems, but today the Shop was updated again... Read more...

Firmware Update Patches Wii Shop Channel Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 8:59 pm PST
Total comments: 5

Nintendo thwarts hackers' attempts to use Wii Shop as a general web browser.

Shortly after the US launch of the Wii, hackers found that the Wii Shop channel was powered by a limited version of the Opera web browser. With a little technical knowledge and creativity, it was possible to redirect the Wii Shop to browse different websites, albeit in a somewhat limited manner. News of this feat spread across several Internet news sites, and Nintendo took notice.

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One More Holiday for the GBA GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:09 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Reuters

At least, says Reggie.

The Nintendo DS has been the star of the handheld game space recently, so it comes as no surprise that the Game Boy Advance has been pushed into obscurity. Does that mean it's all over for the GBA? Not so, says the Regginator.

Speaking to Reuters in New York, NOA's president said Nintendo thinks... Read more...

November 29, 2006

Reggie Talks Wii Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 1:10 pm PST
Total comments: 62 Source: MTV News

Mr. President talks about the Wii launch success, games, Virtual Console, Wii online and a lot more stuff.

NOA President Reggie Fils-Aime sat down with MTV News recently, and was asked a myriad of questions about the Wii. Reggie being Reggie, he answered the majority of them with actual answers. Here are some of the things he said.

Right off the bat, Reg pulls no punches when talking about the competition.... Read more...

Nintendo Officially Partners with HMV for UK Wii Launch Wii

by Mike Gamin - 11:28 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

On top of getting a Wii, if you are one of the first 200 people to purchase Twilight Princess you'll receive a limited edition storage tin!

HMV to partner Nintendo for official UK midnight launch of hugely anticipated new console

Play celebrities and be the first to experience Wii at its central London launch

29 November 2006. Nintendo UK has today announced it will officially partner with HMV when it launches its new... Read more...

Wii will be Hard to Get in Europe, Says Nintendo Wii

by Mike Gamin - 11:20 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

A similar press release was made in North America and we all saw how that turned out. How early should Europeans line up?

Unprecedented Level Of Pre-Orders For Wii Across Europe

Nintendo shipping huge numbers globally for record demand

US launch indicates massive rush for Wii

29th November 2006 – A huge shipment of Nintendo’s new system, Wii, has now arrived in Europe ahead of launch on December... Read more...

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