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October 31, 2008

Fujisoft Announces "Everybody’s Theater Wii"

by James Charlton - 5:44 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Fujisoft Official Site

A new WiiWare channel lets you watch TV and movies on your Japanese Wii.

Fujisoft announced this week that it is to launch a rather unique WiiWare title for Japan in December. Simply called "Everyone’s Theater Wii", the channel will allow users to stream TV shows and movies directly to their Wii.

The initial download of the channel will cost 500 Nintendo Points, and each piece of content will cost additional points to view. No details have been released on pricing or what kind of titles will be available.

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October 29, 2008

Build-A-Bear Workshop Now Available on the Wii Wii

by Carmine Red - 11:20 am PDT
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Build-A-Bear Workshop A Friend Fur All Seasons offers mini-games and buildable bears for the whole family.

The Game Factory's Build-A-Bear Workshop game on the DS has shipped more than 350,000 units to date, and now Neko Entertainment has developed the Wii its own entry in the cuddly franchise.

Build-A-Bear Workshop A Friend Fur All Seasons offers more than 20 different mini-games, ranging from ice-skating... Read more...

First Ener-G Brand Games Out on Store Shelves DS

by Carmine Red - 11:17 am PDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

The first three DS titles in Ubisoft's new brand are Ener-G Dance Squad, Ener-G Gym Rockets, and Ener-G Horse Riders.

The first three games from the Ener-G brand, a line of titles that Ubisoft is calling the "first series of girl's sports games," are now available on store shelves. Seeking to offer up a series of sports-based titles aimed uniquely at the emerging female market, the first Nintendo DS Ener-G games feature modern dance (Ener-G Dance Squad), gymnastics (Ener-G Gym Rockets), and horseback riding (Ener-G Horse Riders).

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Sega to Publish The Conduit Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 11:12 am PDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Press Release

High Voltage's anticipated first-person shooter is set for a spring 2009 release.

Today Sega announced that they will be publishing High Voltage's highly anticipated Wii game, The Conduit. "[It] is one of the most talked-about Wii games this year and High Voltage Software has only scratched the surface of the game in terms of what they have shown so far," said Simon Jeffery, President... Read more...

Monopoly on Wii Advances Directly to Stores Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 10:35 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

EA Casual brings the popular board game to Wii supplemented with a Richest Mode lasting 30 minutes or less, as well as 12 mini-games.

EA Casual recently announced the release of Monopoly for Wii. Hot on the heels of Hasbro's new Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition board game, Monopoly brings the popular 70-year old board game to Wii using simple controls and accessible gameplay. In the normal game, up to four players can compete on a variety of never-before-seen boards ranging from a jungle board to one containing dessert items.

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October 28, 2008

Cooking Mama World Kitchen Ships in November Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 9:42 pm PDT
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Cooking Mama World Kitchen features new 3D visuals, a co-operative mode, and 51 recipes.

Majesco recently announced that the food preparation simulator Cooking Mama World Kitchen for Wii is ready for production. Players will have the opportunity to cook over 50 culinary delights, such as ratatouille or pancakes, with or without a friend.

For the sequel, the graphics have received... Read more...

Miyamoto Talks About How to Classify Wii Music Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 9:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: GameDaily

The Mario creator also promises more core games, saying "those are the types of games that my career is based on."

GameDaily recently conducted an informative interview with famed game designer Shigeru Miyamoto at the Nite to Unite for Kids charity event. Miyamoto breached a number of topics, and gave his thoughts on user-generated content and Wii Music.

For years and years Miyamoto envisioned a video game... Read more...

Jimi Hendrix and The Raconteurs Set for GH:WT DLC Wii

by Carmine Red - 9:28 pm PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Rockers can expect three songs from each, a week apart, this November.

Activision is wasting no time in growing the library of songs that players can purchase online and download for play in Guitar Hero: World Tour. The company just announced six new downloadable songs for players to expect.

Set for release November 13 are three Jimi Hendrix songs which will supplement the already included "The Wind Cries Mary" and "Purple Haze."

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Nintendo Undaunted by Economy, Buoyed by New Consumers Wii

by Carmine Red - 8:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 28 Source: Los Angeles Times

Wii production is at 2.4 million a month, Wii Fit has sold "somewhere around 3 million units," and women are a big part of the reason why.

"Once you see it on the shelf, you ought to buy it" is Reggie Fils-Aime's advice to prospective Wii shoppers this holiday season. He may be doing his job as President of Nintendo of America, but his gung-ho attitude about his company's outlook persisted throughout the interview he gave the Los Angeles Times at the 22nd Annual Women's Conference.

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Enhanced Version of Ys: Book I & II Heads to DS DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:36 pm PDT
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The Atlus-published remake of the action RPG entitled Legacy of Ys: Books I & II will contain numerous improvements, ranging from 3D graphics to a definitive translation.

Last week, Atlus USA announced that they will be releasing Legacy of Ys: Books I & II on February 10, 2009. Featuring enhanced versions of the pair of games that first appeared together on the TurboGrafx CD, Legacy of Ys: Books I & II will contain numerous improvements, including all-new 3D graphics... Read more...

October 27, 2008

The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon Is Available Now Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 3:57 pm PDT
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The new entry in the Spyro series features Hollywood voice talent and cooperative play.

Activision recently announced that The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon for Nintendo DS and Wii is available in retail stores. Dawn of the Dragon completes the Legend of Spyro trilogy, this time reuniting Spyro and one-time anatagonist Cynder to save the dragon world.

Players can choose to... Read more...

This Week's Virtual Console and WiiWare Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:32 pm PDT
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A new Strong Bad episode sits alongside a new Art Style game on WiiWare while Earthworm Jim makes his Wii debut on Virtual Console.

In what appears to be another good week of downloadable Wii games, this week has two WiiWare games, Strong Bad Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands and Art Style: ROTOHEX, and a lone Virtual Console title, Earthworm Jim.

Strong Bad Episode 3: Baddest of the Bands is the latest in Telltale's episodic... Read more...

October 26, 2008

Tom Clancy's EndWar Announced for DS DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 7:04 pm PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Featuring full stylus control, Ubisoft's latest strategy game is heading to DS on November 4.

Ubisoft recently announced that Funatics Software is working on a DS version of Tom Clancy's EndWar to be released on November 4. A version of the anticipated console strategy game, EndWar takes place during a fictitious World War III during which players control one of three factions in three interwoven single-player campaigns with over thirty missions.

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October 25, 2008

Konami Ships Castlevania: Order Of Ecclesia DS

by Jared Rosenberg - 5:59 pm PDT
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Prepare to defeat Dracula once again with a slew of new weapons and attacks.

Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia for Nintendo DS has shipped to stores. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia features an improved combat system and over 20 environments to explore.

Players embark on their quest as Shanoa, a girl who must defeat Dracula... Read more...

October 23, 2008

Rage Wireless Guitar Recalled Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 9:02 pm PDT
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Owners of the Rage Wireless Guitar should immediately stop using them because they are potentially dangerous.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall for the Rage Wireless Guitar which is designed for use with the Wii. Because of a faulty circuit board it is possible to receive a chemical burn from the guitar if the batteries are improperly installed.

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Spider-Man Swings Onto Wii and DS Wii

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:12 pm PDT
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Activision's latest web-slinging outing, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, is now out everywhere for Wii and DS.

Activision recently announced the release of their new game, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. The latest Spider-Man game features a new combat system, numerous superhero (and supervillian) cameos, and an original story written by comic book writer Brian Reed. The story is focused around alien symbiotes... Read more...

Trackmania Races To DS This November DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:10 pm PDT
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The popular PC series that has a mantra of "play it, and you’ll be hooked" is heading to Europe on November 21.

Ascaron and 93 Games recently announced a November 21 European release date for Trackmania DS. Featuring jumps, loops, and over one hundred circuits, Trackmania DS brings the popular PC racing series to the Nintendo DS. The game features three single-player modes and vehicle types ranging from the popular Stadium environment to the new Rally and Desert modes.

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Midway Releases Master-ful Games On DS DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 1:08 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

TouchMaster 2 includes a version of Midway’s Classic Rampage game, and Master of Mechanics saves the Earth from aliens via more than 100 mechanical puzzles.

Midway's TouchMaster 2 and Mechanic Master, both for DS, are now in stores. Both games are available now for $29.99.

TouchMaster 2, the sequel to last year's TouchMaster, features twenty new interactive card, action, strategy, puzzle, and picture games ranging from Solitare to Bowling. The game even includes a version of Midway’s classic monster-vs-city game Rampage.

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Free DLC for Rock Band 2 Revealed Wii

by Jared Rosenberg - 12:01 pm PDT
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Wii owners will be able to download 20 new songs for free to their copy of Rock Band 2 upon its release.

Harmonix and MTV Games have unveiled the 20 songs that owners of Rock Band 2 will be able to download for absolutely no cost. Players will be able to download the songs from the in-game Rock Band music store to either the Wii's internal flash memory or an SD card. A wide variety of up-and-coming artists from around the world will be represented in the 20 downloadable tracks.

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Left Brain Right Brain 2 Coming to DS DS

by Jared Rosenberg - 9:36 am PDT
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The sequel will help gamers increase their ambidexterity and brain power.

Majesco Entertainment has announced that Left Brain Right Brain 2 will be coming to the Nintendo DS. Left Brain Right Brain 2 will allow players to improve their ambidexterity through a number brain taxing games.

The game features over 20 mini-games that will test speed, memory, recognition,... Read more...

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