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July 31, 2006

More Details on New E3

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:33 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: Game Informer Online

Smaller show to take place in July; invite-only format will prevent huge crowds and allow companies and media outlets to conduct business more efficiently.

Game Informer Online talked with ESA president Doug Lowenstein to get an explanation on the what future holds for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the industry's main event. In the Q&A, Lowenstein clarified how the show will change, and why such a change was necessary.

The smaller-scale E3... Read more...

July 27, 2006

The Sims 2 Pets Coming in October GC

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:11 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Domesticated animals will be joining the Sims parade on current-gen consoles and handhelds.

EA Announces The Sims 2 Pets

Fans of the Popular Video Game Series Enrich The Lives of Their Sims With The Addition of an Animal Companion

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – (July 27, 2006. 9 a.m. PST) – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the popular video game franchise, The Sims™... Read more...

July 25, 2006

Massive Damage on the DS, Courtesy Atlus DS

by Evan Burchfield - 10:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 21 Source: toastyfrog.com

Even the upcoming RPG Contact is making fun of Sony's E3 press conference.

Games blogger and 1up staffer Jeremy Parish recently received a review copy of the ostentatious DS RPG Contact from Atlus, and was surprised to find this:

It may be a low blow by Atlus' localization staff, and its certainly a joke that only internet-savvy gamers would understand, but it... Read more...

July 24, 2006

Winners of the Yu-Gi-Oh US Tournament Announced

by Stan Ferguson - 3:29 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

You can all breathe now, the suspense is over.

KONAMI ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE YU-GI-OH! U.S. FINALS VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

Four Talented Duelists Advance to the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2006 Tournament in Tokyo, Japan

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 24, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the winners of the... Read more...

Midway Bringing The Ant Bully to GameCube, GBA, Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 7:10 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Wii version coming in November.

MIDWAY´S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED THE ANT BULLY VIDEOGAME MARCHES TO STORES NATIONWIDE

Videogame Release For Multiple Platforms Precedes July 28th Theatrical Debut of the Animated Family Adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures

CHICAGO – July 24, 2006 – Midway Games Inc., a leading interactive... Read more...

July 22, 2006

Third Parties Caught Off-Guard by Wii? Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:47 pm PDT
Total comments: 23 Source: http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/newsanalysis/techg...

Publishers' reluctance to get an early start on Wii game production could cost them (and their investors) in the short-term.

Investment commentary site TheStreet.com recently took a look how things were shaking up in the videogame industry. The site posted an article explaining why third party publishers and the investors that hold stock in those publishers may not be making money on Nintendo's Wii console come this holiday, despite the positive buzz coming from the system at E3.

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July 20, 2006

This Just In: DS Lite Popular in Japan DS

by Jonathan Metts - 11:03 am PDT
Total comments: 35 Source: Famitsu

Japanese launch of the pink version of the system causes lineups at retailers, riots, melees, widespread panic, and general chaos. OK, maybe just lineups.

Some new pictures posted on the website of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu demonstate how much of a phenomenon the DS Lite has become in Japan. Today's launch of the "Noble Pink" version of the system resulted in lineups at retailers that stretched down blocks and around corners.

It's not clear... Read more...

July 19, 2006

Yu-Gi-Oh Beginner's Pack Shipped GBA

by Stan Ferguson - 2:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Relase

Now, even you can join the throngs of Yu-Gi-Oh fans by learning what it's all about.

KONAMI SHIPS YU-GI-OH! GX ULTIMATE BEGINNER¹S PACK FOR NINTENDO GAME BOY

ADVANCE

Become a World-Class Duelist with this Comprehensive Gaming Set Featuring

Video Game, Instructional DVD and Exclusive Trading Cards

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. ­ July 19, 2006 ­ Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

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July 17, 2006

Nintendo at San Diego Comic-Con

by Steven Rodriguez - 9:12 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Nintendo

Elite Beat Agents, Star Fox Command, Charles Martinet, Nintendo swag and more will be at company's booth this weekend.

Starting this Thursday, Comic-Con 2006 begins in San Diego, California. The event is the Super Bowl of comics (or perhaps better said, the E3 of comics) and everyone in the comic book, cartooning, anime and manga business will be there.

In the past few years, videogames have also showed up at... Read more...

July 14, 2006

Square Characters in Mario Hoops DS

by Mike Gamin - 12:21 pm PDT
Total comments: 25 Source: Nintendo.co.jp

Square will add some of its own characters to the upcoming DS sports title.

Did you think Mario sports games were only for Mario characters? Not when Square is involved. The official Japanese site for Mario Hoops revealed five new characters that come directly from the Final Fantasy universe.

Ninja

White Mage

Black Mage

Moogle

Sabotender (Cactuar)

Instead of going with specific characters from later games in the series, they opted to go with more generic jobs like those seen in the first game on the NES.

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July 13, 2006

First Pokemon Diamond/Pearl WiFi Details DS

by Mike Gamin - 7:30 am PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: CoroCoro Magazine

Like it or not, friend codes will anchor the system.

The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine just came out in Japan and it revealed some of the first details of how the Nintendo WiFi Connection will be incorporated in the new Pokemon titles.

Two key details were revealed.

Friend codes will be used in the game.

The game will feature voice chat.

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July 11, 2006

Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier to Star in Need For Speed: Carbon Wii

by Evan Burchfield - 6:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 16

The gripping role of "the hero's ex-girlfriend" confirms that feminism is dead at EA.

EA ANNOUNCES EMMANUELLE VAUGIER TO STAR IN NEED FOR SPEED™ CARBON

Popular Actress to Play Central Role in Storyline

Redwood City, Calif. – July 11th, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that actress Emmanuelle Vaugier will star in Need for Speed™ Carbon this fall.... Read more...

July 10, 2006

Capcom to Demo Games, Hold Tournaments at Comic-Con GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 9:56 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Capcom Press Releases

Attendees in San Diego can play the new Phoenix Wright and Mega Man ZX, or even win a DS Lite in the MMBN6 tournament.

Note: Please scroll down for a second press release with details on the Mega Man Battle Network 6 tournament.

CAPCOM ® TO CELEBRATE FANS OF ALL AGES

AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2006

SUNNYVALE , Calif ¾ July 10, 2006 — Capcom â , a powerhouse in the multi-billion dollar video game industry,... Read more...

July 8, 2006

Is Far Cry Coming to Wii? Rumor

by Karl Castaneda - 12:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 3

Will Ubisoft’s favorite new FPS franchise be making its way to Nintendo’s next console?

German developer Crytek came out of nowhere in 2004 and delivered one of the best PC first person shooters in a while with Far Cry. Since then, multiple versions of the game have made their way to the gaming public, either on the PC, Xbox, or Xbox 360. While Crytek has now left the franchise to Ubisoft,... Read more...

July 6, 2006

Nintendo Offers Brain Age to President Bush DS

by Jonathan Metts - 1:35 pm PDT
Total comments: 50 Source: Nintendo of America

Commander-in-Chief gets a special package from Nintendo of America on his 60th birthday.

For U.S. President George W. Bush's sixtieth birthday, Nintendo of America has sent him a special package with a Nintendo DS Lite and a copy of Brain Age to sharpen his mental faculties. We'll leave the jokes to our talkback goons... Here's a photo of the gift package and a copy of NOA's letter to the President:

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Q? Entertainment Announces New DS Game DS

by Karl Castaneda - 1:27 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: IGN

The game will be called Oto wo Tsunagou! Gunpey Reverse.

According to IGN, the latest Famitsu reveals a new DS game from Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Q? Entertainment. Called called Oto wo Tsunagou! Gunpey Reverse, the game is based on the 1999 Wonderswan game, Gunpey, named after its late supervisor, and former Nintendo visionary, Gunpei Yokoi.

The basic... Read more...

Pirate Accessories Attack DS, DS Lite, and GBA SP DS

by Jonathan Metts - 9:47 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Buena Vista / Pelican

No, not the illegal kind! Pelican and Buena Vista Games have handheld accessories licensed for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Video Game

Accessory Product Line Swashbuckles its way into Stores

Los Angeles, Calif., July 6, 2006 – Pelican is proud to announce the release of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest" video game accessory product line for the Sony® PlayStation® 2, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS, DS Lite, and Game Boy Advance game systems.

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July 3, 2006

Bob Ross Wants Your Art Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 10:32 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: http://www.agfrag.com/

If you're good at painting happy trees, your art could be featured in the Bob Ross videogame.

Both the Bob Ross official site and the AGFRAG Entertainment Group have upated their webpages with news of a contest for the upcoming Wii and Nintendo DS game, Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting. Here's a little explanation of the contest, courtesy of AGFRAG, the game's developer.

Bob Ross® Video Game Art Contest

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