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Populous DS still features the Famicom

By Spencer . July 16, 2008 . 7:02am

Way before Xseed announced they were localizing Populous DS we discovered Electronic Arts has a stage called the Bit Plane which features Nintendo hardware as civilizations. You start out with a Game & Watch progress to the Wii. Since Populous DS was designed for Japan the Famicom and Famicom Disc System are part of the […]

Post 14607

Prototype MotionPlus accessory drains batteries

By Spencer . July 16, 2008 . 6:42am

I believe the Wii manual states a fresh set of alkaline AAs last around 30 hours. The number is a rough estimate since the amount of time the batteries last fluctuates depending on how you use the remote. I asked a Nintendo representative how the 1:1 the newly announced Wii MotionPlus accessory will affect the […]

Post 14604

First beat of Rhythm Heaven

By Spencer . July 16, 2008 . 6:27am

Many readers sent tips that Rhythm Tengoku Gold is getting localized as Rhythm Heaven (thanks!!). Nintendo didn’t mention it at their press conference, but the tentative plan is for Rhythm Heaven to come out sometime this winter. Technically, the release date is "TBD".     The E3 demo had three games, all of them localized […]

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Eternal Sonata PS3 confirmed for the USA

By Spencer . July 15, 2008 . 10:30am

  Namco Bandai was dodgy about the existence of a PlayStation version of Eternal Sonata last year. We know it exists and its coming to Japan this September. Now we know it's coming to North America this fall with all of the extra playable characters (Serenade / Crecendo), dungeons, and endings we heard about previously. […]

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Wii Music has air drumming

By Spencer . July 15, 2008 . 9:57am

And saxaphone playing… Wii Music is designed to give the joy of playing music. You don't need to follow guides or notes to play the game. Wii Music acts as an instrument simulator. Around 50 instruments including piano, violin, takio drum, bass, cowbell, and electric guitar. The drum set can use the balance board for […]

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Grand Theft Auto, Pokemon Ranger sequel coming to the DS

By Spencer . July 15, 2008 . 9:47am

Nintedo announced Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, a free roaming DS version of GTA scheduled to come out this holiday season. Cooking Navi coming in November and the second Pokemon Ranger game is due out on November 10.

Post 14555

Animal Crossing Wii has a city to explore

By Spencer . July 15, 2008 . 9:27am

Animal Crossing City Folk's new feature is a connective city and WiiSpeak which lets people chat online. Online fishing tournaments and auctions are other connective features in the new version of Animal Crossing. Some of the items like the robot furniture and arcade machine are the same as the DS game. It's coming out the […]

Post 14553

Nintendo teases the idea of more Mario and Zelda

By Spencer . July 15, 2008 . 9:22am

At the Nintendo press conference, Satoru Iwata commented on the graphical quality of Wii games with, "I am aware great numbers of players appreciate gorgeous games." Afterwards he mentioned the teams that make Mario and Zelda are "hard at work" making new games. The internal teams may be working on these franchises or something new. […]

Post 14535

More on multiplatform Final Fantasy XIII

By Spencer . July 14, 2008 . 12:58pm

The content will be the same, but the media or quantity of media may be different due to the size of the Blu-Ray disc.   Final Fantasy XIII will be completed for the PS3 in Japan first. When it gets localized for North America and Europe the Xbox 360 version will be created. For the […]

Post 14531

Final Fantasy XIII coming to the Xbox 360

By Spencer . July 14, 2008 . 12:02pm

Final Fantasy XIII is coming to the Xbox 360. New Siren summon shown. No photography, sorry, but Lightning is there. A lot of it is cut from the TGS trailer. Will be available at launch in North America and Europe. Final Fantasy XIII Versus not shown. Lots of people are cheering.

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Live at the Microsoft E3 press conference (Last Remnant date, Star Ocean 4)

By Spencer . July 14, 2008 . 10:14am

I'm sitting under the green lights at the Microsoft press conference waiting for it to start. Before attendees take a seat there is a chance to scribble drawings or web addresses that are projected on the screen. So far its been rated G.   In a video of "Xbox 360 street talk" people interviewed on […]

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Nintendo adding even more motion to the Wii?

By Spencer . July 14, 2008 . 9:08am

Nintendo just sent a text message with the following, "What is Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus accessory? Check out Nintendo.com 2day." Viral marketing at its best.

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Gamecock counters E3 with the BE-3 Initiative

By Spencer . May 9, 2008 . 3:35pm

Not going to E3? Gamcock will welcome you with open arms to the BE-3 Initiative. Their competing event takes place right next to the Los Angeles Convention Center at the Hotel Figueroa on July 15-18. E3 2008 will run from July 15-17.   This isn't the first time Gamecock threw their own event. Last year, […]