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KORG’s DS music synthesizer to be released worldwide

Posted  March 18, 2008  by  Theo Georga

The recently announced KORG DS-10 music synthesizer for the Nintendo DS will now be released worlwide after initially being announced for Japan only. A post on the official DS-10 Blog by AQ Interactive’s “”Tomi””, who is “”charge of this product for i…

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Wii

Ubisoft slows hardcore FPS development

Posted  March 18, 2008  by  Peter Griffiths

Just like EA Sports, Ubisoft also see that broadening their audience should theoretically increase their sales. This is why they are no longer dedicating large amounts of development time to hardcore FPS games. Ubisoft designer Phil Therien said that …

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Aussie Super Smash Bros Brawl Review

Posted  March 18, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Think back to 2005, it’s Nintendos pre-E3 conference we knew something was up. The GameCube was near the end of its life and the DS had yet to become the smash-hit it is today. Satoru Iwata took the stage and presented the Wii (then Revolution). Whil…

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Guitar Hero: Beatles could actually become a reality

Posted  March 18, 2008  by  Peter Griffiths

While most people brushed off the recent Guitar Hero ‘Beatles’ version rumours as something that would never happen, it appears there is now some strength in the idea. Sony Music Publishing, who own the rights to the Beatles’ back catalogue, have said…

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Brawl Smashes Nintendo America’s Sales Records

Posted  March 17, 2008  by  Sam K

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is considered a massive title in the Wii’s line-up, and it seems 1.4 Million Americans agree with this statement, going out and buying the game at a rate of 120 copies sold per minute since its release on March 9. 814,000 peopl…

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Nintendo responds to Brawl online performance

Posted  March 17, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo is blaming everyone wanting to play Smash Bros Brawl all at once (how dare we!) for the lagging performance of the gaming online. But the company is not offering any solutions rather saying that We have seen improvement in online play perform…

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General

Weekly Aussie Software Charts (March 9th)

Posted  March 16, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Weekly Highlights: Guitar Hero is back again and at number one for the PS2, followed by Mario & Sonic at the Olympics on the Nintendo DS. Dont fret however, the value packed double pack of Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii takes position 3. The Sims returns t…

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Aussie Wii Fit Balance Board weight limit revealed

Posted  March 16, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo Australia has today released the final boxart for the upcoming Wii Fit due to hit Aussie stores on May 8th. Thanks to the high-resolution shot weve been able to decipher the weight limit of the board and it appears to be the same as the UK bo…

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WiiWare

First WiiWare microtransactions revealed

Posted  March 15, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Along with original games, the WiiWare store will be also the place for additional downloadable content for games. Previously for only the realm of the Xbox 360 and the PS3, paid additions will be coming to two Japanese WiiWare games LONPOS and Mojipi…

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World First Wii Freeloader Review – Over 22 games tried and tested

Posted  March 15, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/nintendo/First_Wii_Freeloader_Review_Over_20_games_tried_and_tested';Updated: When it was revealed the Wii wouldnt be region free, many of us werent too worried. It really didnt seem to matter considering the Australian rel…

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Reggie says all will be revealed at E3

Posted  March 15, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Many fans believe Nintendo has little left to show off before the second half of the year ends, however if Reggie Fils-Aime has anything to say about it, we may be wrong. Speaking to GameTrailers TV, Reggie stated that during E3 come July this year, m…

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2K Sports announces MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars for DS

Posted  March 13, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

2K Sports has officially announced a new exclusive baseball game for the Nintendo DS, featuring starting lineups from all 30 Major League Baseball clubs, fantasy themed stadiums and a variety of exhibition, tournament and training modes. Major League …

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Nintendo tops the charts in the US for February

Posted  March 13, 2008  by  Theo Georga

The Nintendo Wii outsold both the XBox 360 and the PS3 and the DS sold more than twice the number of PSPs in the United States in February according to independent research group NPD.Retailers sold nearly 432,000 Wiis, which far exceeded the 280,800 P…

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Capcom announces Mega Man Star Force 2

Posted  March 13, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Capcom has sent world that it will be releasing a new Mega Man game on the Nintendo DS later this spring. Mega Man Star Force 2 is the second in the Star Force series and will offer an updated battle system with new foes and battle cards. Like its pre…

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Two classic shooters for VC this week

Posted  March 13, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

This week’s two Virtual Console games were originally released on the SNES and the NES. First up is Super R-Type, a game that came out early on in the SNESs life that was unfortunately plagued by strange and annoying slowdown when too many enemies wer…

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Another Nintendo Magazine to try the Aussie Market

Posted  March 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

After the death of Nintendo Gamer, you think the market for an Australian Nintendo magazine wouldnt be that hot. Granted the last attempt went through two Editors and only produced four issues. Its now been revealed that Derwent Howard, who you know m…

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Brawls Spectator mode fixed, other online issues remain

Posted  March 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Its not uncommon for an online game to go through some teething issues when its first released and the Brawl launch hasnt been rosy. While its been hard for people to be able to find a battle, the games Spectator mode in which you can bet coins on oth…

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Sega to let Sonic off the leash?

Posted  March 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Sonic the Hedgehog hasnt had a good run for a while now on consoles. The Blue Blurs latest outing on the Xbox 360 and PS3 was atrocious, Sonic and the Secret Rings outing on the Wii was average at best and lately, Sonic has been enjoying the company o…

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All new Vookcast Episode 33 out now!

Posted  March 12, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Another episode of the Vookcast is here, this time we discuss the great announcement of the Freeloader and how we are finally free, we discuss the rumour concerning our favourite branch of Nintendo, Mario Kart text chat, and Nintendos vision who are …

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DS favourite Phoenix Wright headed for PC again

Posted  March 11, 2008  by  Theo Georga

PC gamers in Japan will soon be able to experience the three original GBA Phoenix Wright games, but with a twist, as the games will be broken into individual episodes which must be paid for and downloaded separately. The first episode from Phoenix Wri…

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Wii

Take-Two announces Carnival Games: Mini Golf

Posted  March 11, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Say what you will about Take-Two’s Carnival Games, but the company has certainly experienced a somewhat surprising level of global success with its 25 mini-game compilation. So it should come as little surprise that in a conference call with members o…

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First pictures of My Health Coach for Nintendo DS

Posted  March 11, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Ubisoft today has sent us more information about their new Nintendo DS game, My Health Coach: Weight Management. The game will come with a pedometer, which will count the number of steps the player takes each day and help them reach and maintain a pro…

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KORG turns the DS into a music synthesizer

Posted  March 11, 2008  by  Theo Georga

Is there anything the Nintendo DS can’t do? Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer KORG and AQ Interactive have turned the DS into a music synthesizer with the KORG DS-10 software that combines the touchscreen interface of the Nintendo DS…

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EA Sports has two unannounced, original games in development

Posted  March 11, 2008  by  Theo Georga

In addition to the recently announced Facebreaker, EA Sports have two unannounced, original games in development. The news was revealed recently in an interview EA Sports vice president of global marketing, Todd Sitrin, gave to New Zealand website Gee…

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Konami interested in developing for WiiWare

Posted  March 11, 2008  by  Theo Georga

Konami president Fumiaki Tanaka recently announced the company intends to remake classic games and revisit some of their franchises, possibly for the WiiWare platform. Mr. Tanaka said Konami were definitely interested in developing games on WiiWare, s…

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