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News: No Dolby Digital For Wii

No Dolby Digital For Wii

IGN reports that currently the Wii will not support optical output and specifically Dolby Digital, Pro-Logic II remains.

Recent article posted on IGN suggests that the official documentation supplied for Wii developers confirms that the system will not support Dolby Digital 5.1. "There is a single proprietary audio/video jack on Wii and users have the option to plug in different cables..

News: Reggie For President

Reggie For President

Nintendo announce that Reggie Fils-Aime is being promoted to president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.

Nintendo of America have today announced a change amongst its ranks. Current President Tatsumi Kimishima is taking on the new role of chairman of the board and chief executive officer, while Reggie Fils-Aime is being promoted to president and chief operating officer from his..

News: Wii Will Launch Under $250

Wii Will Launch Under $250

Nintendo throw a statement out into the open with an estimated Wii price and how many units will be available.

Today, Nintendo announce a statement containing some information about the Wii retail price and how many units they expect to be available. Following its overwhelming debut at E3 2006, Nintendo today announced the current fiscal year unit shipment forecast for its new home game system,..

News: The Game Critics 2006 E3 Awards

The Game Critics 2006 E3 Awards

GameCriticsAwards have announced the nominees for this years best of E3 awards.

It's that time of year again, after every good E3 show comes the awards. “The 38 publications voting for the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2006 are proud to announce this year's nominees. The committee has recognized 54 products from 20 different publishers.” Interestingly we see that Nintendo had the largest..

News: Sony Stole Our Idea

Sony Stole Our Idea

Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has a pop at Sony and its "revolutionary" PlayStation 3 controller.

CVG have reported on an interview between MCV and David Yarnton, the current boss for Nintendo UK. The Yarnton didn't hold back when commenting on the newly improved PlayStation 3 controller which was announced last week at E3. "Historically we're always developing new things. We know Sony have..

News: The E3 Fallout

The E3 Fallout

The games industry slows down to digest the wealth of information presented at this year's E3 Expo.

Just like over-eating on Christmas day, everyone seems to be taking a breather after last weeks bombardment of information, I'm sorry to report that further news is thin on the ground. Attendees feet are starting to recover and they're finally getting back to their computers. Sadly we didn't have..

News: Wii Causes Havok

Wii Causes Havok

Nintendo Wii joins the likes of F.E.A.R. and Splinter Cell to utilize the Havok physics middleware solution.

E3 2006, Havok software announce it's support for the upcoming Wii console. For those of you unfamiliar with Havok don't worry, it's more well known in the PC field. The Havok "physics middleware" engine is a software solution and is used for real time physics processing. Basically it's the..

News: Kojima Wants To Develop On The Wii

Kojima Wants To Develop On The Wii

And he says he would even quit Metal Gear Solid 4 to do it!

In a recent interview with Computer and Video Games, Hideo Kojima has revealed that he is very interested in working on the Wii. CVG: What are your impressions of Nintendo Wii and how did Snake appear in Smash Brothers? Kojima: I’ve played Tennis, Zelda and Mario on Wii. I find Tennis very interesting. I played the early version but the..

News: Miyamoto To Talk To Kotaku

Miyamoto To Talk To Kotaku

Kotaku will be featuring a video interview with Shigeru Miyamoto next week concerning the Wii and DS connectivity.

Gaming weblog, Kotaku, will feature a video interview with Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto about Wii/DS connectivity next week, along with the Wii information. Miyamoto says that the connectivity is already built into the Wii, and the DS will be able to connect wireless with the..

News: GameTrailers.com Provide Free Nintendo Press Conference Feed

GameTrailers.com Provide Free Nintendo Press Conference Feed

Those lovely people over at GameTrailers.com will be broadcasting a feed from today's big event.

May 9th has finally rolled around, its time for Nintendo to spill all the information about the upcoming Nintendo Wii revolution. Thanks to GameTrailers.com you'll be able to watch the press conference LIVE over the internet. Whats so special about this? It's FREE. It's all due to kick off at 12:30 ET,..

News: Sony To Release PlayStation 3 Worldwide In November

Sony To Release PlayStation 3 Worldwide In November

Sony have today announced that the PS3 will ship on November 17th starting at $499 USD.

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that it would launch PlayStation 3 in "Clear Black" in North America on November 17, 2006, as part of a worldwide simultaneous launch. The machine will come in 2 flavours, a 20GB model and a 60GB model, priced at $499 USD (€499 EUR) and $599 USD (€599 EUR)..

News: Developing For The Wii Costs Less

Developing For The Wii Costs Less

In a recent conference with investors, THQ's president and CEO, Brian Ferrel, revealed that developing for the Wii may be as low 25% of what developing for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 may be.

"One of the things we like about that platform is the development costs...on the Wii are nowhere near what they are on the PS3 and Xbox 360," said Ferrel. "[The Wii] wasn't a whole new programming..

News: Keita Takahashi Not Interested In The Revolution

Keita Takahashi Not Interested In The Revolution

Katamari Damacy creator, Keita Takahashi, says he is not interested in working on the Nintendo Revolution.

In an interview with Game Developer magazine, Keita Takahashi had this to say about the Revolution: “I’m not really interested in it. I don’t think a controller should have that much influence on the enjoyment of games. I see what trying...

News: Video Games Live

Video Games Live

Get up and dance to that funky beat -- the video game music we know and love gets up and goes on tour.

PressTheButtons' main man MattG has pointed out a truly bizarre American stage show, Video Games Live. "An immersive concert event featuring music from the world’s most popular video games performed by a live orchestra and choir combined with synchronized lighting, video, performers, and..

News: 20 Revolution Launch Titles?

20 Revolution Launch Titles?

George Harrison tells Game Informer we should expect around 20 launch titles for Nintendo Revolution

Curious George Harrison recently sat down with US magazine Game Informer, who quizzed him about the upcoming Nintendo Revolution. Harrison suggested we should expect around 20 launch titles for Revolution. "You've got to deliver software, not just at launch, but you've got to deliver software..

News: Nintendo Sees Strong Home Performance

Nintendo Sees Strong Home Performance

Reports confirm Nintendo's dominance for handhelds in the Japanese market.

After reports late last month suggesting DS out selling PSP by 2 to 1, a new report shows that four of the top 5 selling games in 2005 were for the Nintendo DS. "Animal Crossing: Wild World was the best-selling game of the year, with 2.34 million units shifted. PS2 title Final Fantasy XII, which sold 2.05 million units,..

News: Iwata Considers Making Games Again

Iwata Considers Making Games Again

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has hinted that he has desire to return to games development.

GamesIndustry.biz have reported on an interview between Satoru Iwata, current Nintendo President and MTV. "Recently I have gained a little bit of interest in getting more involved in game development again. However at present all my spare time is take up with preparing speeches." Remember now..

News: No Classic Rare Games On Revolution?

No Classic Rare Games On Revolution?

IGN.com editor reports that no Rare owned franchises will be available on Revolution's Virtual Console.

IGN.com editor Matt Casamassina has posted an article on his blog, saying that both Microsoft and Rare employees have confirmed to him that certain Rare-owned franchises will not be appearing on the Virtual Console. "Well, here's something interesting from the Game Developers Conference..

News: PS3 Goes Region Free & Issued Price Point

PS3 Goes Region Free & Issued Price Point

Sony release new PlayStation 3 details and issue a price point, no less than 50,000 YEN. Not quite pocket change.

With most people we know focusing on Nintendo this week we really shouldn't forget about Sony and its hugely successful PlayStation series. Sony have this week announced that the PlayStation 3 will not have any region locking on its games. This is a bold - but not unexpected - move by..

News: Iwata Keynote Transcript

Iwata Keynote Transcript

Nintendo have released a transcript of Satoru Iwata's Games Developers Conference speech yesterday.

Just in case you were interested in exactly what the Nintendo president had to say, we've received a full length transcript of the keynote speech, delivered yesterday. "Thank you so much for giving me the honor of speaking before you again this year. In my job, I have to talk to a lot of people,..