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News: The Best Of The Best Of

The Best Of The Best Of

Microsoft announce a new budget range selling the best of the best for as little as $9.99!

Cast your eyes back to the "Platinum" range of PlayStation titles, giving you the best games at the best prices a few years after the original release. These strategy has been adopted by the industry as a whole, all the major consoles have had "Best Of" ranges at budget prices, usually $19.99 (or £19.99 to..

News: 1,000 Revolution Development Kits Shipped

1,000 Revolution Development Kits Shipped

Reggie announces that over 1,000 Development kits have been sent out to developers all over the world.

In the previously reported interview with Engadget, Reggie told us that developers around the world have been receiving an updated version of the development kit for Nintendo Revolution. This is prototype hardware the games developers can use to create and their new titles on. "Developers we..

News: DS WiFi Gets Even Stronger

DS WiFi Gets Even Stronger

Nintendo claim 850,000 unique users connected to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection since launch.

Earlier this week Nintendo issued some statistics about it's Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the online service used for playing against friends over the internet. "Nintendo's Wi-Fi gaming service has seen users skyrocket, with more than 20 million connections to the service and over 850,000 unique users..

News: Will Bono Listen To Jack Thompson?

Will Bono Listen To Jack Thompson?

Will anybody listen to Jack Thompson? We surely hope not. He wants everyone to listen though.

Jack Thompson), that guy that seems to believe video games are work of the devil has today written an open letter to U2 frontman, Bono. Why? Bono is a key investor for the "Elevation Partners" company, whom may launch an acquisition bid for Take Two, publisher for those naughty Grand Theft Auto games..

News: Iwatta's Disrupting Development

Iwatta's Disrupting Development

More details on what to expect from Iwatta at Games Developers Conference 2006.

Nintendo feed us more details on the GDC keynote speech in March. Satoru Iwata returns for the second year for keynote speech of the 2006 Game Developers Conference. "GDC, the world's largest event exclusively devoted to the art of game creation, will take place at the San Jose Convention Center Monday through Friday,..

News: Nintendo World Store Interior Design Award

Nintendo World Store Interior Design Award

Nintendo's New York store bags a couple of awards for its interior design.

Reggie will be proud, the Nintendo World Store has collected a couple of design awards, proving that Nintendo isn't just popular with us gamers. The New York store earned itself "Store of the Year" and "First Place Specialty Store over 10,000 Square Feet" at the "35th Annual Institute of Store Planners/Visual Merchandising..

News: Nintendo Of America Goto The Movies

Nintendo Of America Goto The Movies

Nintendo setup shop at the Sundance film festival, apparently trying to attract new customers.

Perhaps the Nintendo of America staff were getting abit bored, not a lot of new games to kick around the office. With this, they decided to go to the Sundance film festival which screens some of the movies we'll be watching this year. Why were Nintendo at this bash? Good question. I have no idea..

News: Golden Globes Get Golden Gameboy Goodies

Golden Globes Get Golden Gameboy Goodies

Nintendo give those elite members of Hollywood a free golden Gameboy Micro.

Movie award season is back, the Golden Globes have already come to pass. We've found out via 4colorrebellion that those lucky award presenters managed to snag themselves a free gold edition Gameboy Micro in an excessively expensive swag bag. The press release lists all the items in the goodie bag that total over $62,000..

News: Gaming Convergence

Gaming Convergence

We take a look at convergence between PCs and Consoles. Will it ever happen?

Reading up about the CES show over the weekend I noticed an article on The Register where Micheal Dell - of Dell Computers - attacked Microsoft's Xbox 360 with a wash of outrageous claims. "Dell dismissed Microsoft as a "so called high-definition gaming" player, saying that gaming consoles will never keep up..

News: Patented Nintendo Floor Vision

Patented Nintendo Floor Vision

Japanese patent office shows record for Nintendo's "Floor Vision" technology.

The Japanese giants are going full force into the interactive gaming experience, first with the DS, then the Revolution controller, followed by interest in VR headsets and now interactive floor vision! It seems late last year Nintendo secured the "Nintendo Floor Vision"...

News: Nintendo DS Sales Soar Over Holiday Period

Nintendo DS Sales Soar Over Holiday Period

Significant sales of the portable units raise total sales to over 13 million world wide.

Nintendo issued press release today tells us all about how well the DS is selling, thanks to the holiday period and new Mario Kart bundles. Worldwide sales are now in excess of 13 million. "Worldwide sales have shown a similar pattern with millions turning to Nintendo for their portable gaming..

News: Inside Nintendo

Inside Nintendo

The hour long BBC3 documentary on Nintendo appears on the Google Video service.

Want to learn something new about the Japanese giants Nintendo? Well now you can. The hour long documentary from 2005 has appeared on the Google Video service. The documentary was produced sometime in 2005 by the BBC for its new Digital channel, BBC Three. Thanks to whoever uploaded it for giving us a second chance to..

News: Nintendo's Market Value Up 15%

Nintendo's Market Value Up 15%

New DFC Intelligence reports market growth in general with Nintendo one of the leaders.

The report covered by shows an overall market growth of 7% during the period Feburary to December 2005. Of the three main players Nintendo came out ontop with a 15% increase in value, Sony followed with a 7% rise and Microsoft muddled along with only a 1% gain. This seems very healthy for..

News: BBC Analyst Predicts Console War

BBC Analyst Predicts Console War

A report outlining the upcoming next-generation consoles has been posted on the BBC News website.

Alfred Hermida, Technology Editor of the BBC News website has today posted a report on his thoughts for the coming year. The article covers the 3 main companies, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo and they're different approaches into the console market...

News: Japanese DS Sales Hit 5 Million

Japanese DS Sales Hit 5 Million

Just over 12 months were needed to sell over 5.4 million Nintendo DS units.

Reuters has today reported Nintendo's Satoru Iwata confirming that domestic sales of the DS portable game machine reached 5 million units in less than 13 months after its launch in early December 2004, becoming the fastest-ever pace in Japan's video game market. Whatever the...

News: EA Wants To Join The Revolution

EA Wants To Join The Revolution

Nintendo continue to impress developers with their unique new controller. EA seem to be convinced.

Third party support is growing for Nintendo. This area of the market is vital to the success of the new console, Nintendo have failed to generate third party interest in past outings. Enter Reggie, the big cheese was in action once again, this time he was speaking at the 33rd Annual UBS Global Media..