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Highlights from Miyamoto’s GDC 2007 keynote

By Spencer . March 8, 2007 . 12:55pm

  At this morning’s keynote address Shigeru Miyamoto announced that there will be a new Wii channel where people can vote on their favorite Miis. Also he mentioned that people will be able to experience Super Mario Galaxy later this year. While there weren’t any “blockbuster” announcements there were some neat tidbits.

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Nintendo using Touch Generations branding on the Wii too

By Spencer . March 6, 2007 . 11:40am

Packaged in my copy of Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn was a small brochure for Touch Generations titles on the Wii. The Touch Generations brand has been used by Nintendo to select games that gamers and non gamers can enjoy. In Japan the Brain Training (Brain Age), Picross DS and English Training titles have been […]

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Wii Sports, the first million selling Wii game in Japan

By Spencer . February 15, 2007 . 6:09am

While Wii Sports was bundled with every system in North America and Europe, it was sold separately in Japan. After ten weeks of being on store shelves Wii Sports reached the coveted million mark with 1,004,555 copies sold. It’s the number one selling Wii game, but Wii Play isn’t far behind with 879,432 copies sold. […]

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Brunswick Pro Bowling, a Wii Sports challenger?

By Spencer . February 13, 2007 . 12:51pm

Crave Entertainment is working on Brunswick Pro Bowling for the PS2, PSP and the Wii. It is supposed to be a more realistic bowling game where you can use official Brunswick gear and tour Brunswick bowling centers. Crave’s take on bowling has a career mode where you can move up from the amateur to the […]

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Wii sports & Wii channel music!

By Dan . February 4, 2007 . 10:42am

The short little ditty’s are addicting as all get out. The music intro to Wii sports especially just screams fun. Now you can have that music everywhere you go! Some intrepid soul has taken the Wii sports intro and made it into a ringtone! There’s also a collection of other Wii sports and Wii channel […]

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Video clip of the semi portable Wii

By Spencer . January 12, 2007 . 4:37pm

By using a Polaroid DVD player as the screen and a jump battery one gamer made a Wii system that you can play anywhere. The DVD player has a battery life of 5 hours and the portable battery can keep the Wii running for 10 hours. I want to see someone bring a set up […]

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Genius or useless? Introducing the Wii Sports pack

By Spencer . January 7, 2007 . 8:40pm

  Besides extra remotes and skins we have haven’t seen too many Wii remote accessories. Core Gamer enters the marketplace with the Wii Sports pack. These are essentially remote holders that are shaped like a tennis racket, baseball bat and golf club. You can find these at your local electronics store for around $30. Even […]

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After launch: The top ten Wii games in Japan

By Spencer . December 5, 2006 . 12:55am

On December 2nd the Nintendo Wii launched in Japan. Nintendo was able to sell 371,936 consoles over the weekend out of 400,000 units shipped. Wii Sports, which wasn’t packaged with Japanese Wiis was the number one selling game in Japan with 176,880 copies sold. Nearly fifty percent of people who bought a Wii picked up […]

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MIGS 2006: Playing Wii Sports and Excite Truck

By Katie . November 13, 2006 . 12:18pm

Feeling invigorated after the morning’s exciting start, the audience poured from the room in a steady stream towards the ongoing attraction, the Expo. Technical demos, like the Matrox three-point surround-screen setup, and information booths for the likes of the Moby Games database project were spread out in the front half of the room, while a […]

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Hands on with multiplayer Wii Sports

By Spencer . October 30, 2006 . 2:06pm

At the Life@50+ expo we had a chance to get some hands on time with Wii Sports. Instead of playing the single player modes, we played Baseball, Boxing and Tennis with a group of people. After trying three of the games out it looks like Wii Sports is going to be a great party game […]

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Nintendo at the AARP Life@50+ event

By Spencer . October 30, 2006 . 1:02pm

This weekend the Anaheim Convention Center was home to the AARP’s Life@50+ convention where senior citizens went to an Elton John concert and played with the Wii. The only game on display was Wii Sports and anyone could come up to play it. One patron dropped by to play Bowling and after watching the game […]

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Jamie Lee Curtis takes a turn with Wii Sports

By Spencer . October 24, 2006 . 6:33am

Remember how we ran a story about Nintendo bringing Wiis to hospitals a couple of weeks back? Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is getting the first Nintendo fun center with a Wii. Previous Nintendo fun centers had a Gamecube instead. Actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis was on hand to present the donation. While […]