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R.I.P GameCube

February 22nd, 2007 . by Josh

Poor Nintendo GameCube, as of today you are discontinued and no more games will be created for you. Of course, we all know games are being made for you because you're no different than the Wii.

Though the GameCube is discontinued we must remember what it brought us. Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario Sunshine, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and a network adapter that was never used.

Good game Nintendo. 

[Source: Eurogamer

Monday Virtual Console Updates

February 19th, 2007 . by Josh

What does Nintendo have in store for us today? Well some more classics on the Wii's Virtual Console!

  • The Legend of Kage
  • New Adventure Island
  • Donkey Kong
  • Streets of Rage

Not a bad list, but no games that I would really personally want. Still it's nice to see Nintendo sticking to releasing a decent title each week.

Game Releases 2/18 – 2/24

February 18th, 2007 . by Josh

Once more we are here, the start of a new week. And also the soon-to-be end of the Playstation 3's drought. Of course none of that can take away from Crackdown's release, that game is to be a sure seller, though most people will probably just buy it for the Halo 3 beta. 

Playstation 2:

  • Arena Football: Road to Glory

Playstation Portable:

  • Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner
  • M.A.C.H
  • Metal Slug Anthology

Playstation 3:

  • Virtua Fighter 5
  • flOw

Xbox 360:

  • Crackdown
  • NBA Street Homecourt

PC:

  • PureSim Baseball 2006
  • Backyard Basketball 2007
  • Knights of the Temple 2
  • Secrets of the Ark: Broken Sword IV
  • Air Cargo Pilot
  • War Front: Turning Point
  • UFO Extraterrestrials

Nintendo Wii:

  • Sonic and the Secret Rings

Nintendo DS:

  • Micro Machines V4
  • F-24: Stealth Fighter
  • Trioncube
  • Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja

Everybody Useless Channel!

February 15th, 2007 . by joshtest

UselessWiiLooks like we received a new Wii channel last night.

The "Effin Useless" channel, err, the Everybody Votes channel.

This new channel will ask users random hot political questions where you must respond to, such as "Is this the most useless thing ever?" My vote is yes.

If you have a Wii, I'm sure you know about this channel already, since per usual, you were notified by the typical blue glow. If you don't have a Wii, well, don't get one  just for this useless piece of crap.

Hey Nintendo, I have two useful questions you should post.

"Should we drop this shitty MySpace survey channel?" and

"Should we ever make this console online-enabled?"

To both I think the answer will be a resounding "no".

Useless Nintendo

[Source: Gamepro]

Wii News > BBC World

February 13th, 2007 . by jb


 
Utterly rediculous...Notice the picture presented before you…what do you see?

I see the Wii News Channel being shown in the background of a publicly broadcasted, highly trusted foreign news station.  The BBC World, for whatever reason, had the Wii News Channel being shown behind one of their corespondents.

Was she using it to gather her information?  Were they paid off to show it?

It seems like the Wii News Channel is a great place to get your AP news.  The entire experience of navigating through stories is painless and fast.  Very easily mainstream.

When this Wii penetrates, it penetrates HARD!

Pop on over to the source to check out the full-size picture. 

[Source: GoNintendo

Viva DSata

February 13th, 2007 . by joshtest

VivaLooks like we may be getting a new DS game in the near future. Microsofts Corporate Vice President the Game Studios Division, Shane Kim, has basically said, DS + Viva.

Now, I still don't have Viva, and don't have too much of a clue what it's about, besides being similar to harvest moon. But from what I read on it, this seems like an obvious makes sense idea. Portable fudgehogs and uh, stuff.

 From Shane Kims release, 

"A Kameo or a Viva Piñata on a DS makes a lot of sense in a lot of ways
from a franchise perspective. I think it’s fair to say that we’re going
to continue to invest in that property. Whether that is in the form of
a sequel, a product line extension or through merchandising, whatever
the case may be, that’s something that we’re going to stick with.
Whether you're talking about [publishing games on] mobile or the DS."

Now while it DOES make sense to make this port to the DS, the part that still confuses me is how well will a Microsoft and Nintendo partnership pan out? I guess we'll see. 

[Source: Cubed3

Nintendo’s Virtual Console Monday!

February 12th, 2007 . by Josh

Another Monday, what does Nintendo have for us? Well they really want your money, you can tell.

Don't believe me of how badly Nintendo wants your money today? Well think about it, they just hammered us with three classic games that many people love.

  • Ice Climber (NES)
  • Kid Icarus (NES)
  • Kirby's Adventure (NES)

See what I mean? Go buy them, and enjoy them.

Super Paper Mario(Wii) Dated

February 12th, 2007 . by jb

From the press release from Nintendo:

Nintendo of America Requests the Pleasure of Your Company at the Marriage of

Peach
to
Bowser

on the 9th Day of April 2007

The nuptials will take place at the beginning of Super Paper Mario™,
which will be available for Nintendo's hot new Wii™ home video game
system. Those who wish to attend – or thwart – the ceremony will need
to switch between 2-D and 3-D.

April 9th baby, clear them calendars!  Maybe this Wii drought won't be so bad with Sonic, Paper Mario and Mario Party all coming!

But who am I kidding…

[Source:  Nintendo

Game Releases 2/11 – 2/17

February 11th, 2007 . by Josh

Going into mid February, and what does it bring us? Well we'll tell you! 

Playstation 2:

  • Backyard Basketball 2007
  • Ghost Rider

Playstation Portable:

  • Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner
  • The Warriors
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas
  • Ghost Rider
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
  • Chili Con Carnage

PC:

  • Monopoly Here and Now
  • Backyard Basketball 2007
  • Great Invasions
  • Mission: Blackhawk

Nintendo DS:

  • F-24: Stealth Fighter

Not what you expected right? Well the PSP is having a decent week. But as for our latest consoles (360, Wii, PS3) they have nothing. Of course, next week is another chance to get something for your expensive console.

Wii Online?

February 9th, 2007 . by Josh

Haha, yeah right! Well, I’ve always doubted Nintendo’s intentions for the Wii’s online abilities. And of course even with this news, I still do doubt it.

But, from an interview with Mercury News, Reggie Fils-Aime seems to clue us in that Nintendo has indeed sent online devkits to third party developers.

As for online, Reggie said that Pokemon Battle Revolution is doing well in Japan and would be the first online title in the U.S. He said online development kits have been seeded and titles are coming.

Well Nintendo, now is your chance to prove me wrong, good luck, you’ll need it.

[Source: Destructoid

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