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Nintendo says no DVD playback enabled Wii this year

Posted  November 9, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

A year after Nintendo announced a Wii with DVD Playback it how now said that while the plan was to have it out by the end of this year this will not happen. Current stock shortages and production troubles the normal Wii is behind the decision with the…

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General

Activision to shake up James Bond games in future

Posted  November 9, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Activision has finally spoken about what it plans to do with the James Bond franchise. CEO of Activision Booby Kotick has recently spoken out about the licences previous holder EA saying that, “”It suffered a lot because it wasn’t a focal point of Ele…

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Virtual Console

Grab your Raccoon suit, Its Super Mario Bros 3 time Australia

Posted  November 8, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Thanks to the UK getting super Mario Galaxy next week we also receive in the bounty that is Super Mario Bros 3 this Virtual Console Friday. In case you have been living under a rock Mario Bros 3 is from the NES and will cost 500 points, arguably the b…

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Mario Galaxy already at a quarter million sales in Japan.

Posted  November 7, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

While we have to wait until the end of the month (didnt think we wouldnt mention that did you?), Japan is currently enjoying the excellence that is Super Mario Galaxy. For its first week at retailers, 251,000 copies were sold with the game topping the…

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General

Weekly Aussie Software Charts (w/e Nov 4th)

Posted  November 7, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

This weeks highlights: Halo 3 has been bumped off the top of the Australian software charts after spending every week since its launch there. What bumped it off, I hear you ask. Well it was Crash of the Titans for the Playstation 2. How does that game…

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Ubisoft wants its games to have Nintendo Like Quality

Posted  November 7, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

During its latest investor meet up, Ubisofts CEO Yves Guillemot became outspoken about his enthusiasm for Nintendo consoles and the success they have had, outlining plans for Ubisoft to release Nintendo-like quality games on the Wii shortly. Ubisoft …

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Check Mii out channel to launch this weekend, November 11

Posted  November 7, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The highly anticipated channel, announced by Nintendo as Check Mii Out will be launching on November 11. Although the original press release is from Nintendo of America, it should apply to the rest of the world. The Check Mii Out channel allows people…

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Nintendo to ease the Wii Software production bottleneck

Posted  November 6, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo has reassured that it will be able to get its games on the shelf for Christmas. They are tackling the bottle neck on its production line “”As every publisher talks about shifting over to Wii it’s creating this crush of production right now at…

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Geometry Wars Galaxies flies into 2008 for Australia

Posted  November 6, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Chalk up another couple of games skipping the already busy holiday season. The duo of Geometry Wars games heading to the Wii and DS will be heading to Australia next year in January 2008. Geometry Wars: Galaxies, based on the XBLA are new and expanded…

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Nintendos eGames lineup is big, includes a Galaxy

Posted  November 6, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo “”won”” last years eGames as their stand was second to none and the chance to play the Wii for the first time (for some) was a main drawing point of going. This year Nintendos presence at the eGames will again be felt with some big un-release…

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Wii Ware games to feature downloadable content

Posted  November 6, 2007  by  Stuart Garsed

Nothing is safe from microtransactions it seems. Bandai Namcos Mojipittan, a word based puzzle game, will be the first Wii Ware game to feature downloadable content. The content will feature items and stages that will expand the life time of the game….

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Guitar Hero III performs well for Activision, surprises no one

Posted  November 5, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

In news that will surprise no one, Activision has announced that is has shipped more copies of Guitar Hero III than any other game in the companys history. Within the first seven days, consumer sell through was more than $100 million in North America …

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Need for Speed Pro Street tipped to be #1 in UK this Holiday

Posted  November 5, 2007  by  James Mitchell

This Christmas the number one game in the UK has already been chosen according to analysts . Need for Speed: Prostreet is billed to claim the top spot on the evens, with other favourites such as FIFA 08 at 2-1, Halo 3 at 6-1 and Pro Evo Soccer 2008 at…

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Aussie Guitar Hero III – Legends of Rock review

Posted  November 3, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The Guitar Hero franchise makes its debut on a Nintendo console and its armed with Wireless Guitars, online and niceties that only the Wii can offer. But is the game rocking the house or will it get booed off stage? We think its the former as Guitar H…

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eGames movie pre-screening – winners

Posted  November 2, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Thanks to the generous folk at the eGames Expo we had 5 double passes to give away to a special advance screening of the movie 30 Days of Night. We have now drawn the competition and the winners have been notified so if you entered be sure to check yo…

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Reggie speaks at Nintendos new office in Silicon Valley

Posted  November 2, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo has thrown a small party in what some of the company now calls home in Silicon Valley. Reggie addressed those at the new offices with mission statement for the company and for its newest employees including ex-Yahoo marketer Cammie Dunaway. T…

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Nintendo is keen on helping third parties with Wii and DS

Posted  November 2, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

At the Nintendo Q&A session following Nintendos recent finance results briefing, Shinji Hatano Nintendos General Manager of Marketing said that he wants to maintain a level of quality with third parties regarding their Wii and DS titles. He continued…

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Rayman creator speaks out on future of franchise

Posted  November 2, 2007  by  Toby Mizzi

In an interview conducted by Nintendo Power with Michael Ancel, creator of Rayman, has revealed a few interesting details regarding future projects involving Ancel. The very non specific Ancel revealed that I am currently working on a game that means …

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PS3 closes the gap a Wii bit in Japan for October

Posted  November 2, 2007  by  Toby Mizzi

In news that may instil fear into the heart of Nintendo fanboys, computer and video game website, MVC, is reporting that the PS3 is narrowing the gap in sales that currently exists between the PS3 and Wii in Japan. During October in Japan, the Wii sol…

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Virtual Console

Four more for Virtual Console friday

Posted  November 1, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Its Friday and that naturally it is Virtual Console day and this week 4 title grace us with their presence. First up for the Sega Megadrive is Alien Soldier and Sonic 3D (both 800 points). The Neo Geo library gets a needed boost with arcade fighter Ar…

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Zack and Wiki delayed in Australia till 2008

Posted  October 31, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Nintendo has today sent word to retailers that Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure has been delayed in Australia until 2008. The reason was given for the delay was due to unforeseen circumstances. This now makes Zack and Wiki the 5th 2007 Wii ga…

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PGR creators interested in making Wii racer

Posted  October 31, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Creators of the PGR series Bizarre Creations have revealed in a new interview their love for the Wii, saying that making a Wii racer for the console sounds interesting, especially with the cool racing wheel, but of course we can’t discuss any plans fo…

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Rumour Time: Wii Demo Kiosks heading to Australia

Posted  October 31, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Pinch of Salt Oclock folks, we have learnt from very reliable sources that in-store Wii Demo units will soon be making their way into Australian stores. This news comes as a shock because when the Wii launched last year, Nintendo said they were not go…

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Iwata talks new channels, demos gift facility and TV guide

Posted  October 31, 2007  by  Daniel Vuckovic

First details of how the Gift function of Wii Shopping Channel and the first look at the TV Guide channel have been unveiled on Nintendo Japans website. The process is easy to gift a game, simply pick the game from a list, then along with the game you…

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Simulation

MySims (Wii) Review

Posted  October 30, 2007  by  Toby Mizzi

When the time came to review MySims, I thought hard about whether or not to discuss the game with comparisons to already released titles. Its a topic of considerable debate in the gaming community. On one hand, there is an argument that comparing two …

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