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Guitar Hero 3 on Wii missing online from day one

Posted  September 3, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

On the weekend it was reported that the online features of Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii were in doubt and now it seems our suspicions and our worries are confirmed. A new interview with the President of Red Octane has confirmed that the Wii version will …

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Wii steam roll continues, outsells PS3 3-1 in Japan

Posted  September 2, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

August is over and the Wii has yet again continued to steam roll the competition in all countries, especially in Japan where Bloomberg reports it is outselling the PS3 at a ratio of 3-1. During August, Nintendo sold 245,653 Wii consoles while Sony ma…

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Vookcast Episode 25 is here, Prime 3 & Boogie impressions!

Posted  September 2, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Its Monday, a start of a new week, so lets get the week rolling with a shot in the arm of the Vookcast, your addictive and humour filled Australian Nintendo Podcast. This episode is cover all the big news of the last week, discuss in-depth the report …

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Nintendo, Australia and New Zealand have had enough

Posted  September 1, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

No doubt if youre a reader of our site, listened to our podcast or read the forums, you know that we are sick of game delays. However, Aaron Davies from New Zealand (who have it worse than us) has done what weve been too busy (or angry) to do and tabl…

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Rare on Virtual Console, and whats next for DS

Posted  August 31, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

You dont hear much out of Rare any more (even less then before), but when you do its usually via their letter page and thats exactly the case as usual this week. First up is news about Rare games appearing on the Wiis Virtual Console and while Rare ha…

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Neo Geo games to hit Japanese Virtual Console Soon

Posted  August 31, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

SNK has announced that coming soon to a Japanese Wii Shopping Channel near (or not) you is the first batch of Neo Geo titles to hit the service. The first game released will be Fatal Fury with World Heroes and Magican Lord to hit soon after. The games…

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Wii version of Guitar Hero III online features in doubt

Posted  August 31, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Its not a good sign when you hear that Red Octane is still working on a solution to online multiplayer in Guitar Hero III for the Wii. Considering the scope of the franchises popularity Wii owners are sure to be less than enthused. In a recent report …

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Two more this Virtual Console Friday (No not Super Metroid)

Posted  August 30, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Another week, another batch of Virtual Console games making its way to the Wii Shopping Channel, this time from the SNES and one TG-16 game.
SNES (800 Points) Vegas Stakes
TG-16 (600 Points) – Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure

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Australian Phantom Hourglass boxart revealed

Posted  August 30, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo Australia has today released the box art for The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for the Nintendo DS. The game which so far has “”we-know it will come then but Nintendo wont confirm for us”” release date of the 11th of October, and as we r…

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Worms: A Space Oddity wiggles its way to the Wii

Posted  August 29, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The worms are wriggling their way onto the Wii with THQ today announcing that Team 17 are now working on Worms: A Space Oddity. This new Worms game built for the Wii contains a new look, controls that obviously take advantage of all the Wiimote offers…

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Wii fastest selling console to reach 1 million in UK

Posted  August 29, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo Europe has today confirmed that the Wii has sold to over 1 million people in the UK, therefore making it the fastest selling console in history to do so in the UK. In just 38 weeks the Wii has reached the same point as the PS2 at 50 weeks and…

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Nintendo Japan, third parties to hold pre TGS conferences

Posted  August 29, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo Japan, Capcom and Sega among others are just itching to show you their upcoming line ups for the rest of the year and are holding meetings and events for the press and trade prior to the upcoming Toyko Game Show. Starting tomorrow Capcom will…

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Bioshock tops Weekly Aussie Software Charts (w/e Aug 26th)

Posted  August 28, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

This weeks Highlights: Having only been released for a mere few days, Bioshock for the Xbox 360 took the top spot in the charts with the PC version hitting number 4, only broken up by you guessed it Singstar 90s. Good news for us Nintendo fans as near…

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Camelot’s Wii game Revealed

Posted  August 28, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/nintendo_wii/Camelot_s_Wii_game_Revealed’;The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has revealed that Camelot Software Planning, makers of Mario Golf, Mario Tennis and the Golden Sun series, are working on a Wii game. It’s not a…

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Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu (DS) Review

Posted  August 27, 2007  by  Blake Jones

Dragonball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu is the latest game in the DBZ lineup from Atari. Hot off the tail of DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 on the Wii I was excited to get my hands on this game. Unfortunately for Atari this game …

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Call of Duty 4 heads to the DS, take a look. Video + Screens.

Posted  August 27, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

While we know the Wii misses out this time, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is still heading to the Nintendo DS later this year (Spring for now). Like many a FPS before it, COD4 will utilise the touch screen as you shoot your way through a different b…

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Activision reveal soundtrack for Tony Hawks Proving Ground

Posted  August 27, 2007  by  Stuart Garsed

Activision has sent us a press release today highlighting the soundtrack for the upcoming Tony Hawks game and its looking quite good if I do say so. Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Bloc Party, Jurassic 5, Slick Rick and The Rolling Stones are a small selection…

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Spider-Man: Friend Or Foe – Know your enemy!

Posted  August 27, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Although Spiderman’s recent outings were a bit naff, Activision could be redeeming itself with Spider-Man: Friend Or Foe which is based roughly on the movies. The game takes you through the big screen moments but with a twist, youll be playing as Spid…

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Dronkeys, Ogres and Shrek, oh my!

Posted  August 27, 2007  by  Stuart Garsed

The newest Shrek game on the horizon is Shrek: Ogres and Dronkeys. The game follows Shrek and Fionas baby ogres and Donkey and Dragons fittingly titled Dronkeys. The game will give you the chance to train, play with and explore the world of Shrek. The…

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SEGA Australia speaks out for the first time

Posted  August 26, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Sega Australia is up and running and already on the PR train with IGN interviewing SEGA Australias new PR Manager Vispi Bhopti; formally of Nintendo Australia. SEGA recently decided to open a new branch away from THQ who had been distributing products…

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Aussie Dragonball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu Review

Posted  August 26, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Dragonball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu is the latest game in the DBZ line-up from Atari. Hot off the tail of DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 on the Wii what better then to get a DS Dragon Ball game. However its quite different for this game as its a card based RP…

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Nintendo says no Wii budget range anytime soon

Posted  August 25, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

As demonstrated by the weekly Australian sales charts, everyone loves a bargain. While many games sell on their own merit, games you wouldn’t expect to can make there way into the top 10, all because a retailer decided to put it on sale that week. Bud…

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US Wii Sales skyrocket, overtake DS, lays waste to rest

Posted  August 23, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The July NPD results are finally in and it seems the analysts need to a do a bit more analysing before publicizing their sales forecasts. The Wii completely obliterated everything, even overtaking the Nintendo DS which is still selling at a hot pace. …

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Manhunt 2 given M rating in US on track for October

Posted  August 23, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Rockstar has just announced that Manhunt 2 has now been given a M rating in the United States and will be released in time for October 31st. The game has dropped from its previously given AO rating to a M rating allowing to be now released on the Nint…

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Cranium Kabookii heading to Wii from Ubisoft

Posted  August 23, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The Wii is a party loving system and what better way to cement this than with newly announced Cranium Kabookii from Ubisoft and Cranium Inc. Based on the very popular board game Cranium Kabookii will test you and your family compete in teams to draw, …

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