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November 30, 2006

Louisiana Game Law Struck Down

by Evan Burchfield - 11:25 pm EST
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


Wii Region Lockout Explored Wii

by Aaron Kaluszka - 11:19 pm EST
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 EST
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


Headgate Studios Bought by EA, Focuses on Wii

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

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


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 EST
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 EST
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.


One More Holiday for the GBA GBA

by Steven Rodriguez - 8:09 pm EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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...

November 28, 2006

Ubisoft Ships Several "Petz" Games to DS DS

by Evan Burchfield - 10:05 pm EST
Total comments: 5

We have yet to see Wombatz, Slugz, Slothz, or Cockroachez.


Ubisoft's Petz(R) Series Now Available for Nintendo DS(TM)

San Francisco, CA November 28, 2006 - Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced that the newest additions to the "Petz"(R) series have shipped to retail stores throughout North America:


Xiaolin Showdown Released Today Wii

by Evan Burchfield - 9:46 pm EST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Press Release

The Warner Bros. TV series comes to Nintendo DS.


Nintendo DS Game Based on Hit Warner Bros. Animation Series Arrives with

Four Unique Playable Characters, Outrageous Kung Fu Fighting Action and

Thrilling Mini-Games

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - November 28, 2006 - Konami Digital Entertainment,


Virtual Console Tuesdays: Sega Brings Some Love Wii

by Mike Gamin - 2:24 pm EST
Total comments: 37 Source: Wii Shop

Golden Axe and Ecco the Dolphin are now available!

Though they all didn't come out on a Monday as we expected, the Virtual Console was updated today with two new games from Sega.

Ecco the Dolphin

The classic Genesis adventure title (originally released on 7/29/1993) is now available for 800 Wii points. It's a single player game that is compatible with the Wii Remote, Classic controller, and GameCube controller.


Australians Don't Have to Deal with Crummy Wii Sports Case Wii

by Mike Gamin - 8:19 am EST
Total comments: 8 Source: IGN Australia

First pictures of the Australian retail Wii reveal an actual case for Wii Sports.

IGN Australia recently got their hands on a retail version of Wii. They took many pictures that reveal quite a bit. For the most part, the package is exactly the same as the North American retail box. A remote, nunchuck, and Wii Sports are all included. The only noticeably different part is that, much to the delight of collectors, Wii Sports comes in a plastic DVD sized case like all of the other Wii games.


November 24, 2006

Metal Slug Anthology Gets Early 2007 Release in Europe Wii

by Lasse Pallesen - 4:05 am EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

There will be no sidescrolling shooting action for European Wii owners this year.

Metal Slug Antholog-WiiTM

Classic franchise coming to Nintendo's New Gen console

Date: 24th Nov ‘06. The 10th Anniversary of the much-loved Metal Slug franchise is upon us. To celebrate this milestone, SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment is pleased to announce the European release of Metal Slug Anthology for Wii™.


November 22, 2006

EA Announces Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Wii

by Lasse Pallesen - 12:59 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Harry Potter's fifth year at Hogwarts is portrayed in theatres, on consoles, and on portables next year. You can read about it in some book too.

EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announce the

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Videogame

The Boy Who Lived Flies Onto Next Generation Game Consoles in 2007

CHERTSEY, England, Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the... Read more...

Twilight Princess Confirmed for European Wii Launch Wii

by Lasse Pallesen - 11:38 am EST
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Remember to pick up this little beauty on 8th December.

Sharpen Your Swords And Prepare For The Adventure Of A Life-Time

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess launches across Europe on Wii

20th November 2006 – The Zelda franchise has a following of millions across the globe but that does not mean Nintendo rested on its laurels when creating... Read more...

November 21, 2006

Wii Shop Updated with TurboGrafx Games Wii

by Jonathan Metts - 1:59 pm EST
Total comments: 15 Source: Wii Shop

Now you can download Bonk and Bomberman '93.

Nintendo has promised frequent updates to the Virtual Console titles available on the Wii Shop, and the updates have already begun. As of today, two TurboGrafx 16 games have been added to the shop.

Bonk's Adventure is an action platforming game starring a caveman who attacks enemies with his... Read more...

November 19, 2006

Los Angeles Wii Launch Report Wii

by Michael Cole - 2:29 am EST
Total comments: 5

What went down at the west coast's big Wii bash? NWR reports!

While Nintendo's marketing isn't always perfect, the company knows how to put on an electric event and pulled out all the stops for its Los Angeles Wii Launch. Located at the EB Games/GameStop at Universal City Walk in Hollywood—the same flagship store used for the Nintendo DS launch—Saturday night was a variety of energies.


Louisiana Launch Report Wii

by David Trammell - 1:14 am EST
Total comments: 3

A report from the Wii launch in Baton Rouge, complete with exciting twists and turns!

So I didn't manage to preorder in timely fashion. I thought maybe I'd just wait until my preorder could be filled in a few weeks (there are some great games to play on other consoles after all), but unsurprisingly, I woke up today and couldn't stop thinking about getting a Wii. After looking a few... Read more...


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