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News: LostWinds Is Best-Selling Euro WiiWare Title

LostWinds Is Best-Selling Euro WiiWare Title

Frontier Development’s excellent LostWinds is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the first batch of WiiWare games, and thankfully the general public seems to have acknowledged this because Nintendo of Europe’s Laurent Fischer has revealed that the inventive platformer is sitting pretty at the top of the European WiiWare sales charts.

Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Fischer had this to say:..

News: Nintendo Looking To Push WiiWare Via TV Promotion

Nintendo Looking To Push WiiWare Via TV Promotion

With the dust now settled from the launch of WiiWare, Nintendo has come under fire from some quarters about the way in which the company has promoted the service.

Many people claim that very little has been done to advertise the fact that the new DLC portal is up and running, with Nintendo initially stating that it hadn’t budgeted for such promotion. Nintendo of Europe’s Laurent Fischer..

News: Fischer Completes Spectacular U-Turn On Wii Storage

Fischer Completes Spectacular U-Turn On Wii Storage

It’s the story that just won’t go away. When Nintendo of Europe’s Laurent Fischer made a seemingly derogatory comment about Wii fans moaning about lack of storage, the whole Internet appeared to rise up in rebellion against him.

He’s since apologised for his remark and in an recent interview with Gamesindustry.biz has explained his position...

News: Otakugate – The Saga Continues

Otakugate – The Saga Continues

We only reported a few hours ago that Nintendo of Europe’s Managing Director Laurent Fischer’s recent ‘Geeks and Otaku’ comment had caused God of War creator David Jaffe a certain amount of annoyance, and if the news we’ve just received is anything to go by, it would appear that Jaffe’s subsequent tirade has worked. Fischer has issued an apology, which runs as follows:

I have huge..

News: David Jaffe Personally Insulted By Nintendo's 'Geeks And Otaku' Comment

David Jaffe Personally Insulted By Nintendo's 'Geeks And Otaku' Comment

Did this news story annoy you? Of course it did. It also annoyed God of War creator David Jaffe, who went as far as to post a cutting reply on his blog page.

As well as using some pretty strong language, Jaffe also goes off on a tangent about a terrible movie and eventually comes to this conclusion: Now look: I like Nintendo. And I LOVE old Nintendo. And both old and new Nintendo have brought SO..

News: Nintendo: "Hard Drives Are For Geeks"

Nintendo: "Hard Drives Are For Geeks"

If you asked the average Wii owner what they wanted most of all from life, a large percentage would probably say something like “heaps of cash” or “a naked mud fight with Angelina Jolie”, but there’s a chance many would also say “a Goddamn hard drive to store all my Virtual Console and WiiWare games on, please” before ranting and raving about how much Nintendo is screwing them over.

If you consider yourself to be one of those people then for the sake of your sanity (and possibly your crockery) please look away now, because Nintendo’s European Managing Director of Marketing Lau...