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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...

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