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February 28, 2006

More DS Lite Details and Comparisons DS

by Jonathan Metts - 8:42 am PST
Total comments: 34 Source: Lik-Sang

Lik-Sang gets a single test unit and answers nearly all remaining questions about the system: brightness, stylus, Micro charger, battery size, etc.

Online importer Lik-Sang has received a single preview unit of the DS Lite (their full launch stock is expected in the next few days), and they have put up an extensive article with new information and comparison photos, at the link above.

Among the observations of the final system:

The lowest brightness setting is as bright as the original DS. The brightest setting may burn your retinas. (Not really...we hope.)

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Hunters Stat-Tracking Revealed DS

by Jonathan Metts - 7:46 am PST
Total comments: 15 Source: NOA Press Release

Nintendo announces that Metroid Prime: Hunters will have online Hunters Licenses to track player stats and help find opponents at your skill level.

Note: The Metroid Prime: Hunters official game website has also been updated with many new gameplay videos.

Players Can Battle Wirelessly and Talk Smack With Metroid Prime Hunters

The new Metroid(R) Prime Hunters launches March 20 and is an action-

packed first-person adventure game for Nintendo DS(TM). Up to four players

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February 27, 2006

Afro Samurai Mini-Series and Game Announced

by Jonathan Metts - 5:38 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Navarre Corp.

FUNimation and Namco are working on a game adaptation of Samuel L. Jackson's TV adaptation of this sci-fi samurai comic.

Navarre's FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Rights to Afro Samurai

Unique, Dramatic Mini-Series to Premiere on Spike TV in 2006 With DVD Expected in Early 2007

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FUNimation(R) Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation... Read more...

February 25, 2006

Indie Studio Developing Rev Games Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 10:46 am PST
Total comments: 13 Source: CSE

Crossbeam Studios Entertainment is on board the Revolution train with at least two games.

Nintendo's platforms haven't always been the first choice for smaller, independent developers, but this may soon be changing with the Revolution. Most recently, Crossbeam Studios Entertainment updated their About page to include that they're working on three new projects on various platforms, "most notable, Nintendo Revolution." Two games that have info so far, Orb and Thorn, seem to be action/adventure games with dark, moody themes.

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February 24, 2006

Next-Gen Talks Next-Gen With Kaplan Wii

by Steven Rodriguez - 11:05 pm PST
Total comments: 14 Source: Next Generation

The Nintendo exec has some interesting things to say about the Revolution, and the GameCube too.

Perrin Kaplan is Nintendo of America's VP of marketing and corporate affairs. One of the job requirements for her position is to deflect questions sent her way by the media, but the Next Generation crew tried their best to penetrate those Jedi defenses.

The hot topic during the interview was E3 and the Revolution, of course. Here's a quick snip of the interview:

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Taiko Drum Master 8 to Include Super Mario Bros. Theme

by Aaron Kaluszka - 7:00 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Namco

Mario, Luigi, and Bowser cha-cha to your Tata.

Taiko no Tatsujin 8, the latest in the series of Taiko Drum Master arcade rhythm games, is coming soon to Japan. While chock full of the latest J-Pop hits as expected, the surprising revelation is that Namco is including tracks from video games by Nintendo, Square-Enix, Taito, as well as their own.... Read more...

Non-White DS Lites Delayed in Japan DS

by Michael Cole - 12:54 am PST
Total comments: 17 Source: Nintendo NCL

Those who pre-ordered Ice Blue and Enamel Navy DS Lite systems will have to wait nine more days.

Nintendo NCL has once again apologized for DS-related distribution problems. Due to manufacturing problems, the company will be unable to ship its Ice Blue and Enamel Navy units to retailers by March 2nd. The white model will still come out on March 2nd, however, which will undoubtedly increase demand for the flagship Crystal White model and complicate current pre-orders for all three colors among retail outlets.

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February 22, 2006

Yu-Gi-Oh Double Pack ships

by Evan Burchfield - 6:03 pm PST
Total comments: 1

Two are better than one. Right?

KONAMI SHIPS YU-GI-OH! DOUBLE PACK

Combining Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards and Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction Onto One GBA Game Pak For The Ultimate Card Battling Experience

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 22, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., announced today it has shipped Yu-Gi-Oh!... Read more...

February 21, 2006

n-Space Working on Revolution Titles Wii

by Karl Castaneda - 6:04 pm PST
Total comments: 59 Source: Orlando Sentinel

Geist 2? Whatever they are, they're Rev-bound.

In a recent article in The Orlando Sentinel, the publication notes that n-Space is expanding its territory by 7,000 square feet, no doubt to accomodate their search for new employees, also mentioned in the article. The real news here, though, is that this is all due to n-Space working on new titles; Revolution titles.

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Sonic Riders Shipped GC

by Stan Ferguson - 5:07 pm PST
Total comments: 21 Source: Press Release

Sonic and friends air boards their way to American shores.

SEGA SHIPS SONIC RIDERS TO NORTH AMERICAN RETAILERS

Sonic Masters Air Board Riding in Pursuit of Racing Glory on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube

SAN FRANCISCO (February 21, 2006) -- SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the release of Sonic Riders for the PlayStation®2... Read more...

FIFA Street 2 is Gold GC

by Jonathan Metts - 12:35 pm PST
Source: EA Press Release

Ronaldo to appear on the cover of all versions, shipping next week.

FIFA Street 2 Goes Gold, Shipping in 1 Week

Electronic Arts is pleased to announce that FIFA Street 2 has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PSP and NDS. The game will ship to retailers under the EA SPORTS BIG brand on Tuesday, February 28.

Manchester United star... Read more...

New SMB Date and Magnetica Announced DS

by Jonathan Metts - 6:02 am PST
Total comments: 48 Source: Nintendo of America

Mario is headed to your DS this May, along with a newly announced puzzle game.

Two New Titles Announced For Nintendo DS

It's been more than 20 years since Nintendo's highly acclaimed franchise,

Super Mario Bros.(R), first hit store shelves. On May 7, eager fans from

Mario's classic days must wait no longer to see the brothers return in an

all-new platformer with the launch of New Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo DS.

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February 20, 2006

Reggie Talks About All Things Nintendo Wii

by Michael Cole - 4:07 pm PST
Total comments: 43 Source: Engadget

Reggie discusses Revolution development kits, hints at a new franchise for the upcoming console, and more in an interview with Engadget.

Peter Rojas of Engadget recently interviewed Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo of America on a variety of topics, and the VP provided more than a few interesting responses. Rojas presses Reggie on the limits of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the state of Revolution software development (the company has shipped over 1,000 controller dev kits), and what we will see at E3.

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Trauma Centre: Under the Knife Coming to Europe this April DS

by Lasse Pallesen - 4:03 am PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

Europeans can now also learn what it's like being a surgeon.

Is There A Surgeon In The House?

Scalpels At The Ready As Trauma Centre: Under The Knife launches The Nintendo DS

20 January 2006 - A steady hand will be required as life and death decisions are laced firmly in your palm when Trauma Centre: Under The Knife launches on the Nintendo DS across Europe on 28th April 2006.

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February 18, 2006

New Release Date for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GC

by Brendan Gallagher - 11:06 pm PST
Total comments: 104 Source: Spike TV

Vice President Reggie drops date in interview with Spike TV.

On Spike TV's "Game Head" tonight, they featured an interview with NOA Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Reginald Fils-Aime. When discussing "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess", show host Geoff Keighley directly asked when the game would be released. Fils-Aime answered that it would... Read more...

February 16, 2006

New Details on DS Browser DS

by Karl Castaneda - 1:39 pm PST
Total comments: 21 Source: Armchair Empire

An interview with Opera's Scott Hedrick clears up some of the mystery behind the DS's web capabilities.

With recent news that Opera is developing a DS-based web browser, many have been wondering the specifics of the deal, specifically how advanced it was going to be. Luckily, Armchair Empire recently interviewed Scott Hedrick and found out a few new details.

When asked about the browser's safety,... Read more...

February 15, 2006

DS Conference 2006 Summary DS

by Josh Daugherty - 7:16 am PST
Total comments: 16 Source: NCL Website

This Valentine's Day, feel the LOVE! At least, feel the Nintendo DS love.

One day after Valentine’s Day here in Japan, Nintendo held the Nintendo DS Conference 2006 in Tokyo. The conference started with Nintendo reiterating their focus, “Expand the game population", regardless of age, sex, or the type of game experience you would like to enjoy.

For the last 20... Read more...

February 14, 2006

Even More Yu-Gi-Oh for GBA GBA

by Jonathan Metts - 1:57 pm PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Konami Press Release

Those kids just can't get enough handheld Yu-Gi-Oh action, so Konami continues to deliver new versions of the popular trading card game.

KONAMI ANNOUNCES YU-GI-OH! ULTIMATE MASTERS – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT 2006

Official Game of the 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Tournament to Feature

New Modes And Enhanced Gameplay Mechanics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – February 14, 2006 – Konami Digital Entertainment,... Read more...

February 13, 2006

Datel Reveals MAX Media Player for DS DS

by Aaron Kaluszka - 3:23 pm PST
Total comments: 11 Source: Datel

The unofficial PSP add-on comes to Nintendo DS, bringing 4GB of media playing capacity

Recently, Datel released a 4GB hard drive for the PlayStation Portable. Now, a version for Nintendo DS is in the pipeline. The MAX Media Player uses a DS card to load the player software and an oversized GBA cart, which wraps around the back of the DS and contains a microdrive, to store media. Like the PSP version, the microdrive is 4GB in size.

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Ubisoft Signs Deal with Shaun White

by Daniel Bloodworth - 2:43 pm PST
Total comments: 5 Source: Ubisoft Press Release

New snowboarding games due in 2007.

UBISOFT AND OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST SHAUN WHITE TAKE SNOWBOARDING VIDEO GAMES INTO THE NEXT GENERATION

Top-Ranked Action Sports Phenomenon and Six-Time X Games Gold Medalist Inspires Ubisoft Game

SAN FRANCISCO FEBRUARY 13, 2006 Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers,... Read more...

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