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News: Atari Bags Point Blank

Atari Bags Point Blank

Games publisher Atari have an agreement with Namco to distribute Point Blank DS in Europe have confirmed that Atari will be publishing Namco title, Point Blank DS in the European markets. Even though the American version was released earlier this month, European gamers will have to wait until towards the end of the year. "Point Blank DS effectively trades the light-gun based..

News: DS To Feature In Stormbreaker Movie

DS To Feature In Stormbreaker Movie

Nintendo's portable wonder to appear in upcoming teen spy thriller movie "Stormbreaker".

Nintendo has today announced its agreement with movie producers which will enable the DS to have an appearance as "the ultimate spy gadget" in the new "Stormbreaker" movie based on the first book in the popular Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. "After the murder of his uncle and guardian, the MI6..

News: New Super Mario Bros On Fire

New Super Mario Bros On Fire

Nintendo announce that the game has passed the 500,000 units mark in just 35 days.

Nintendo have another Mario winner on the DS, New Super Mario Bros smashes through the 500,000 barrier in the US. "After just 35 days on store shelves, New Super Mario Bros.® for Nintendo DS™ has racked up sales in excess of one half million in the United States alone. That's a sell-through rate of more than..

News: Nintendo's Corporate Policy Briefing

Nintendo's Corporate Policy Briefing

Nintendo have released an English translation & video of their Corporate Policy Briefing held earlier this month.

Tokyo, June 7th saw Nintendo's Corporate Policy Briefing 2006, this was the meeting where we learnt that Wii release date and price would be announced by September this year. Nintendo have now released the transcript and a full English translation of the speech issued by the Nintendo..

News: Nintendo To Disrupt Game Pricing

Nintendo To Disrupt Game Pricing

Iwata isn't happy with the game games are priced, he thinks game price range should be more dynamic.

As reported by, during a recent media briefing Satoru Iwata slammed the games industry calling its high pricing of games before reductions in later months a "an unhealthy product cycle". "We believe that each software should have its own price point depending on its volume,..

News: Wii Development Kits Under $1,800

Wii Development Kits Under $1,800

Satoru Iwata has stated that Wii development kits will be available for around $1,800 - one tenth the price of a PS3 dev kit.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that third party support is certainly a priority for Wii's success. Often the cost of a development kit, the hardware required to create games, would waver a developer to swing towards a certain platform. We already know the Wii..

News: Reggie To Give Montreal Games Summit Keynote

Reggie To Give Montreal Games Summit Keynote

Reggie Fils-Aime has been confirmed to give keynote speech at Novembers Montreal International Game Summit reports that Montreal is in for a real treat, Reggie has been confirmed as this years keynote speaker. "Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is set to provide the keynote address at the Montreal International Game Summit in November, just prior to the..

News: US DS Lite Sales Surge

US DS Lite Sales Surge

Nintendo report 136,500 DS Lites sold in the first two days after launch, games sales increased also.

Announced earlier this year, Nintendo decided the DS needed a little bit of a revamp. The re-designed DS, dubbed DS Lite is smaller, lighter and brighter than its older brother. After a strong Japanese launch, US retailers have continued the trend last week with the North American launch..

News: Nintendo Registers New Patents

Nintendo Registers New Patents

The latest Nintendo trademarks WiiPointer, WiiCulture, and !!M are discovered in Japan.

It seems Nintendo have generated huge interest in their products just by registering domain names, submitting patent applications and now trademark submissions. The latest buzzwords submitted to the Japanese Trademark Office are: WiiPointer WiiCulture !!M (Upside down "Wii"?) The first two are pretty standard..

News: Nintendo Confirm DS Lite Shipment Stolen

Nintendo Confirm DS Lite Shipment Stolen

Confirmation comes after rumours last week about a 'missing' shipment of DS Lite consoles bound for the UK

Reports around the Internet last week were suggesting that a container loaded with DS Lite's had been stolen in Hong Kong. have now had confirmation from Nintendo about the 5 finger discount. "A number of White DS Lite made for the UK market were stolen in Hong Kong..

News: Wii Before PS3?

Wii Before PS3? suggest that the Wii might pip Sony to the finish line and launch first.

After the lull of the Sony E3 Press Conference, one of the main pieces of information was the release date of the PS3. Remember remember the 17th of November, the day the PS3 will launch. However, this week's Matt Casamassina has suggested that the Wii will in fact release first. "On top of everything..

News: Golden Joysticks 2006: Vote Now!

Golden Joysticks 2006: Vote Now!

Those special golden people invite us, the gaming public, to vote in the Golden Joystick Awards 2006.

From today those faithful gamers of the UK have the chance to vote for the Golden Joystick Awards 2006, the world's oldest games recognition ceremony first held back in 1982. "Promising to be bigger than ever, the Golden Joystick Awards 2006 will feature 17 award categories and are the only UK..

News: Take Two Interested In Wii

Take Two Interested In Wii

After a strong E3 for Nintendo, troubled published Take Two look to Wii to possibly extend their Sports series.

Turning heads; Nintendo's strong E3 presence caught some people by surprise. It seems the previously Nintendo-sceptic Grand Theft Auto publisher Take Two have changed their minds and recently shown interest in creating games for the Wii platform. "The reception this platform received..

News: Uwe Boll Wants A Fight

Uwe Boll Wants A Fight

The notorious film director is fed up with the games press and offers the chance for five critics to fight him!

Dr Boll has had enough, he's totally fed up with Internet critics slamming his movies over and over again, so much so he actually wants to fight them. Yes, really. "I'm fed up with people slamming my films on the Internet without see them. Many journalists make value judgments on my..

News: Games Critics Awards Are In

Games Critics Awards Are In

A week ago we brought you news about the nominations for the Games Critics Awards for best of the show at E3. Well now the results are in and we can see how well Nintendo did.

Without further waiting, here are the winners: Best of Show:Wii (Nintendo) Best Original Game:Spore (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC) Best Hardware/Peripheral:Wii (Nintendo) Best Console Game:Gears of War (Epic Games / Microsoft..

News: Original DS - No More?

Original DS - No More?

According to Japanese retailers, Nintendo has stopped supplying them with shipments of the original Nintendo DS model.

Good news for you collectors out there. Japanese retailers now believe that Nintendo may be done supplying them with original Nintendo DS models. Apparently Nintendo has done nothing but supplied them all with Nintendo DS Lite models for stock. Now that the the original DS has been..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Rocks Japan

New Super Mario Bros. Rocks Japan

Kotaku report sales of 480,000 units of New Super Mario Bros. on day one, train your brain!

Kotaku have today posted a brief article about the launch of New Super Mario Bros. in Japan. Sure, New Super Mario Bros. is popular in Japan. But, just how popular? The game moved 480,000 units in its first day, compared to 414,556 units the second edition of Brain Training sold over its first four days..

News: Nintendo Storms Famitsu Survey

Nintendo Storms Famitsu Survey

The news from Japan is good, Nintendo tops the Famitsu reader survey, long live Nintendo.

Wii all expect the Wii to do pretty well in the US and EU, but almost accept that it's not going to out gun the 360 or PS3 from the off, its just something about the Western market that saddens me, the so called "PlayStation generation" that only buy games that 1) have extreme violence or 2) have extreme..

News: Why Wii?

Why Wii?

Whats in a name? Sir Miyamoto says Revolution was just a too threatening name for the non gamer.

Recently reported by IGN, the games master himself Shigeru Miyamoto revealed to the reason behind the name change, from Revolution to Wii. It's been nearly a month since the original Wii announcement, its probably one your not going to forget. Wii admit, even one month on we've not got..

News: Nintendo Registers Multiple Domains

Nintendo Registers Multiple Domains

Nintendo of America has registered several Wii-related web domains that do hint to us about new Wii ideas.

Over 40 domains have been uncovered. Many of these domains have specific names that hint to us what Nintendo is doing with the Wii. Such names as, and give us ideas of what Nintendo is coming up with for its newest console. also..