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First third party Wii Balance Board game announced

Posted  March 3, 2008  by  Theo Georga

The first third party game to take advantage of the Wii Balance Board will hit the US in the northern hemisphere Spring (our Autumn) 2008. Already released in Japan, We Ski from Namco Bandai allows players to experience the sport of skiing on everythi…

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Hug that TV – Nintendo brings Television Friend Channel to Japan

Posted  March 3, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

A surprise comes today as Nintendo finally release another channel to the Wii. This time, it’s the TV Guide Channel, which is unfortunately only available in Japan and according to reports won’t be making its way west (though it wouldn’t work here any…

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Rumour Time: New Nintendo Australia site on the way?

Posted  March 2, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

For years Australian Nintendo fans have been crying out for Nintendo Australia to have a website on par with their American and European cousins. Word on the wire is that a new and improved Nintendo Australia website is on the way. Only a rumour for n…

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NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams Review

Posted  March 1, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is the long-awaited follow up to the SEGA Saturn classic, NiGHTSInto Dreams. Such is the reverence in which SEGA fans hold the original game, even after more than 10 years of asking and two generations of consoles, the call f…

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New Details on Wii Freeloader and how it works – Boxart too

Posted  March 1, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/nintendo/New_Details_on_Wii_Freeloader_and_how_it_works/who';With the announcement of the Freeloader for Wii, more questions have been raised about how exactly the disc will run, how firmware updates will be handled and mor…

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Wii Ask U: Will the Freeloader prompt a response from Nintendo?

Posted  March 1, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

With the announcement of the Wii Freeloaders and its ability to finally break the region lock on Nintendos little white console, will Nintendo react? By reaction though, we dont necessarily mean an update of the systems firmware though Datel claim th…

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Super Smash Bros Brawl passes OFLC – One step closer

Posted  February 28, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Bringing it one step closer to release, the OFLC has completed its review of Super Smash Bros Brawl and has granted it a rating of PG. As per usual this in no way means that the game is coming soon, but it is a step closer. The game has been tagged wi…

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Next Wi-Fi Night, March 8th – Play for your chance to win

Posted  February 28, 2008  by  Sean Jones

For members and visitors alike, our next Wi-Fi night on the 8th of March (A Saturday) will give you the chance to win a $30 Wii Points card just for playing, and winning, in Mario Kart DS, Nintendo’s premier online title. Participation will be open to…

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Advance Wars: Dark Conflict Review

Posted  February 28, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The Advance Wars series has always been regarded as a cult classic on Nintendo handhelds, with its zany characters and addictive gameplay capturing the hearts of many. Advance Wars: Dark Conflict is the fourth title in the series and the second to be …

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Hallelujah: Freeloader confirmed for Wii – Rescues PAL gamers

Posted  February 28, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

CodeJunkies have made the announcement that PAL gamers have been dreaming about. CodeJunkies have confirmed the Freeloader for the Wii. The Wii Freeloader like its GameCube brother will allow gamers to play Wii and GameCube games purchased from any re…

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Phychosis and Super Turrican hit the VC this week

Posted  February 28, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

We have two new games for the Virtual Console this week and one of them is extra special. First up is Phychosis, originally for the Turbographx, which is available for 600 points. The next game is Super Turrican, a mix between Metroid and Contra, whic…

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Hold your tongue, Mario Kart Wii Text chat not as expected

Posted  February 27, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

It was reported that Mario Kart Wii would be featuring text chat when released but it seems the implementation is not what we were all expecting. After being contacted by Nintendo, IGN has updated their report stating that although you will still be a…

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Drawn to Life franchise expands as SpongeBob joins team

Posted  February 27, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

The surprise DS hit of last year, Drawn to Life, is returning to the Nintendo DS. MTV Multiplayer Blog has revealed that the franchise will return – this time attached to SpongeBob SquarePants universe. While not developed by the original team in 5th …

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Wii outsells the PS3 4-to-1 in Japan in Feb thanks to Smash

Posted  February 27, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Although February is not completely over yet, Reuters is reporting that the Wii has outsold the Playstation 3 nearly 4-to-1 in the month of February helped by the launch of Super Smash Bros Brawl. Nintendo sold 331,627 Wii consoles in the four weeks t…

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Vookcast Episode 32 out now! Featuring: Brawl, GDC, Third Parties

Posted  February 27, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

This episode of the Vookcast we discuss the recent events of the GDC including the Wi-Fi Connection Pay to Play and Wii Ware. We also talk Smash Bros Brawl and give our hands on impressions of the game. For our hot topic we discuss the Wii and third p…

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Resident Evil 0 rises from the dead on Wii

Posted  February 26, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Japanese gaming bible Famitsu is reporting Capcom are porting Resident Evil 0 to the Wii. A straight conversion with updated Wii-remote controls, this will be the Wii’s third Resident Evil game, but second Gamecube port. Resident Evil 0 started life a…

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The many ways to Brawl – Importing, Modding or Waiting?

Posted  February 26, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Super Smash Bros Brawl is here for the Japanese, itll be here shortly for America and sadly due to other delays and the lengthy translation process (or so Nintendo says) Smash wont be here for a many a month. Weve had a lot of community questions abou…

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R18+ classification for video games down under unlikely

Posted  February 26, 2008  by  Theo Georga

Despite strong support for the introduction of an R18+ classification for video games in Australia, it seems the issue is dead in the water before it has even been discussed. When news surfaced that the issue of an R18+ classification was to be raised…

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Text chat confirmed in Mario Kart Wii

Posted  February 26, 2008  by  Theo Georga

Voice chat will not be included in Mario Kart Wii, with Nintendo opting to only include a text chat option in the highly anticipated game. In a new update on the European website for Mario Kart Wii, Nintendo confirmed players will be able to chat to e…

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Street Fighter IV could make it to Wii, or even Game Boy!

Posted  February 26, 2008  by  Theo Georga

The highly anticipated fighting game Street Fighter IV could be ported to the Wii, or even the Game Boy, according to producer Yoshinori Ono. In an interview with Wired’s Game|Life blog, Mr Ono said the game’s beautiful visuals would not limit it from…

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Nintendo releases Wii Firmware update, nothing too exciting

Posted  February 25, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/nintendo/Nintendo_releases_Wii_Firmware_update';Nintendo has updated the Wiis Firmware today taking users from 3.1E/U to version 3.2E/U depending on your region. The update Nintendo says has no noticeable difference visibly…

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Ubisofts goes hunting for licences.

Posted  February 25, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

With EA in the shopping market, Ubisoft is getting weary and heading out to spur its own growth The desire of EA to buy Take-Two pushes us to go faster, to accelerate internal growth but also to look at acquisition opportunities, says Ubisoft CEO Yves…

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New information on Everyone’s Pokemon Ranch for WiiWare

Posted  February 25, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

More information on the Wii Ware title Everyones Pokmon Ranch has surfaced. The information, which has arrived via the newly updated Japanese website, offers more explanation to what exactly the title is. Apart from being renamed, we have learned that…

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Smash Bros Brawl in ""Fall"" quote incorrect – Just later then US

Posted  February 25, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

A few days back the 1Up.com Podcast revealed that Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo America and resident name taker, had said that Smash Bros Brawl would be heading to Europe (and by default Australia) in theFall (which for the seasonally illite…

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R18+ rating for Australian games to have renewed discussion

Posted  February 24, 2008  by  Daniel Vuckovic

Aussie video games could soon be getting the long awaited R18+ rating. There is currently no R18+ in Australia meaning games that the Classification Board deem excessively violent or overly sexual have been either completely banned from sale or modifi…

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