May 31, 2006

Nintendo Wins at Game Critics Awards Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:59 pm PDT
Total comments: 19 Source:

Wii wins E3 Best of Show and Best Hardware; Nintendo bags five awards in all.

The Game Critics Awards for E3 2006 have just been announced. The awards are voted on by media publications from all over print and the Internet, and are regarded as one of the best to have under a company's belt coming out of E3.

Nintendo was the big winner, taking home five awards, including the coveted Best of Show award with the Wii. The console also took home the best Best Hardware honor.


DS Lite Street Date Broken DS

by Jonathan Metts - 6:30 am PDT
Total comments: 28 Source: Cheap Ass Gamer

You can already buy the Nintendo DS Lite at some Wal-Mart and Target stores around the United States.

The Nintendo DS Lite doesn't officially go on sale in North America until June 11th, but some gamers already have their hands on the system -- without importing. Someone named Trakan at Cheap Ass Gamer reported buying a DS Lite on Tuesday after seeing them in the display case at his local Wal-Mart... Read more...

Wii to be $149 on October 2nd? RumorWii

by Karl Castaneda - 4:46 am PDT
Total comments: 32

According to new info, it may be coming at you sooner and for less...

When Nintendo announced last week that the Wii would not exceed 25,000 Yen in Japan (or $250 in America), most people were expecting a finalized price point of $199. After all, without expensive internal technology, Nintendo wouldn’t need to worry about recouping the kind of massive manufacturing costs Microsoft and Sony are experiencing. Surprisingly, though, the Wii may be even more affordable than that.


May 24, 2006

Miyamoto on Wii, Competition Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 6:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: CNN Money

He didn't like the name, either.

Chris Morris has a talk with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto up at CNN Money. It has a few interesting comments from everyone's favorite game maker, including the perhaps startling revelation that Miyamoto wasn't too receptive of the Wii name initially, and prefered the old codename instead.

"When...

Miss Spider: Harvest Time Hop and Fly Ships for the DS DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 12:48 pm PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Press Release

The developer behind Nanostray has a new game on store shelves.

Shin'en Multimedia today celebrates the release of their second Nintendo DSTM title

After their Nintendo DSTM debut title "Nanostray" Shin'en announces the release of their second Nintendo DSTM game "Miss Spider – Harvest Time Hop and Fly"

Munich, Germany – May 24, 2006 – Shin’en...

May 23, 2006

The Wizard DVD Release Set for Aug 29

by Mike Sklens - 4:51 pm PDT
Total comments: 31 Source: 1up

I could make a powerglove joke, but I have more respect for you than that.

Old school Nintendo fans will be happy to hear that Universal is finally releasing the gamer classic The Wizard on DVD in America on August 29th.

For those of you not in the know, The Wizard is a 1989 take-off on The Who's Tommy that followed a pair of brothers (one played by The Wonder Years'... Read more...

May 22, 2006

Nintendo Launches New Super Mario Bros. Video Podcasts DS

by Mike Gamin - 7:06 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Hot on the heels of PGC’s first podcast, Nintendo joins the trend.

Did you enjoy listening to our first podcast last week? Nintendo is taking the concept a step further with its own video podcasts promoting New Super Mario Bros. A series of four of them will be released over the next four weeks.

Monday, May 22 - The first episode to kick-off the series is... Read more...

Nintendo DS Lite Comes to Europe DS

by Karl Castaneda - 1:22 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Nintendo

Not only that, but they'll be able to buy a black version of the handheld!

Good news came for European Nintendo fans today, as the DS Lite was announced to be released on June 26th, not only with the Pearl White edition that's coming to Australia and North America, but a yet-to-be-seen black version, too! Check it out here:

You lucky Europeans!

As mentioned above, you'll be able to grab this new color and the regular white version when the handheld launches in Europe on June 26th of this year.


Where's the Winner?

by Karl Castaneda - 1:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 24

We've got the winner for PGC's DS Lite Contest, but we can't find him!

Daniel Solem's entry for our recent DS Lite Contest was great, and we were excited to award him his fabulous prize, but unfortunately, he hasn't responded to our confirmation email, and by not doing so, he isn't eligible to win the new handheld. We'd hate for him to have just forgotten to check his... Read more...

May 18, 2006

Cellien Studios To Develop Games Exclusively for Nintendo Platforms

by Lasse Pallesen - 12:31 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

The developer declares DS, GBA, and Wii support

Cellien Studios Goes Console!

Developer to Focus on Nintendo Platforms.

Cellien Studios, former subsidiary of Star Cave Studios and developer of Illumina (PC FPS game, scheduled to be released as Freeware) and Terra: Formations (PC MMO) announces its intention to focus on the Nintendo® platforms in the future.


May 17, 2006

First Ever Planet GameCube Podcast

by Mike Sklens - 3:31 pm PDT
Total comments: 28

All our thoughts in one convenient 30 minute block of audio.

That's right, Planet GameCube is finally joining the Internet revolution known as podcasting. The idea sprang up at this years E3, when Evan and I simply could not shut up. Somebody came up with the bright idea that the two of us should get together weekly and discuss all sorts of topics. We've taken... Read more...

Broadcom Provides Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for Wii Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:42 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Press Release

Wii becomes the first console to use the two wireless standards right out of the box.

Broadcom Advances the Wireless Gaming Experience With Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi® Technologies Integrated Into Nintendo's Wii™ Game Console

Nintendo Becomes the World's First to Offer Standard Bluetooth Wireless Game Controllers and Integrated Wi-Fi in the Upcoming Wii Console

IRVINE, Calif.,...

May 16, 2006

Mega Man on Wii?

by Karl Castaneda - 7:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Planet Mega Man

Keiji Inafune sees it as a possibility.

In a recent interview with Planet Mega Man, Capcom's Keiji Inafune discussed what's new for the blue bomber. Eventually, the subject of the franchise on next-gen consoles came up:

Sean: That's really great. And, one really quick last generic question, are you considering any Rockman titles

for the Nintendo Wii or PlayStation 3?


May 15, 2006

Winning Eleven Comes to DS DS

by Karl Castaneda - 4:53 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Press Release

Take soccer on the go!


Leading Soccer Franchise Makes Debut on Next-Generation Systems with More Teams and Expanded Modes of Play

LOS ANGELES - Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #800 - May 9, 2006 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced... Read more...

Microsoft and Sony Unite to Support the Wii

by Stan Ferguson - 2:18 pm PDT
Total comments: 41 Source:

With enemies like these, who needs friends?

Nintendo has recently been barraged with kind comments by its closest

competitors, Microsoft and Sony. During an interview with Reuters at E3

last week, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, Peter Moore, made a swipe at

Sony saying, "Tell me why you would buy a $600 PS3? People are ... going to


May 14, 2006

PGC Announces DS Lite Contest DS

by Karl Castaneda - 9:00 am PDT
Total comments: 72

Use your head, win a handheld. UPDATE: The contest is now over.

We've all seen the DS Lite. It's sexy, and according to Jonny's review, it's

an awesome piece

of hardware, too. Thanks to our partners at Lik-Sang,

we'll be able to give one lucky reader out there one of these super-sleek

wonder-units. The premise is simple: all you've got to do is write an


May 13, 2006

Nintendo and PixArt Team Up Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 12:26 pm PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: Press Release

Together, the two companies will make sure the motion sensors in the Wii Remote are as efficient as can be.


Pixart's Tracking Sensor Technology Provides Quick, Responsive Play Experience on Wii Remote

May 11, 2006. PixArt Imaging Incorporation (PixArt), a market leader in CMOS sensor SoC (System-On-a-Chip) and related... Read more...

May 12, 2006

Hudson News Blowout

by Aaron Kaluszka - 10:37 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Hudson Interview

100 Virtual Console games, re-emergence of several franchises, and many other exciting developments.

Planet GameCube sat down with Hudson Entertainment, the US branch of Hudson Soft, to discuss future directions within the company. Despite a long history as a video game company, Hudson has not attended E3 in many years, so their appearance is quite notable.

The biggest news is that Hudson is...

RareWare Developing DKR DS, Adding Features DS

by Evan Burchfield - 10:04 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: RareWare Official Website

Customizable vehicles and maps, WiFi, microphone and touch screen all promised.

RareWare's official website ( is reporting that DKR is being developed internally, and will have a host of new features.

E3 '06 is also the debut stage for our latest collaboration with Nintendo: we've possibly hinted at it in the past, but then again we've also hinted... Read more...

Sakurai Takes Smash Suggestions Wii

by Mike Sklens - 8:16 am PDT
Total comments: 21 Source: Advanced Media Network

You say you want Sonic in Smash Bros? Let the man behind it know!

Along with the annoucement of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the game's creator, Masahiro Sakurai, has set up a website where fans can make comments and suggestions about the game. However, the site is only available in Japanese. With no American version of the suggestion site in view, the guys over at... Read more...


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