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News: Beyond Good and Evil 2: Now More Topical!

Beyond Good and Evil 2: Now More Topical!

The sequel to Ubisoft’s unsung masterpiece has taken inspiration from real-world events.

Five years ago saw the release of Beyond Good and Evil: a game that in many people’s eyes broke convention by having an intelligent female lead character who was a bit of a tomboy. Yet those who played it didn’t just fall in love with the game because of its reluctance to conform: the story was well..

News: Reggie Clarifies: There is No "Magic Number."

Reggie Clarifies: There is No "Magic Number."

One million copies sold to make a profit sounds ridiculous? It is!

Earlier it was noted that in order for a Wii title to actually make a profit, one million copies of that title must be sold, and as many were quick to point out, that number just didn't seem right. Well, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, it isn't. Reggie says "the fact is, there's no single magic..

News: Reggie: Wii Games Must Sell a Million to Make a Profit

Reggie: Wii Games Must Sell a Million to Make a Profit

That’s a lot of copies, how many have made the cut?

Unfortunately, not that many. In fact, most games typically sell less than 150,000 copies according to a New York Times article, where Nintendo of America’s head honcho Reggie Fils-Aime shared this interesting information. Fils-Aime said “[one million titles] was a lower threshold than for the other consoles,” and to make that number..

News: Wii Storage Solution Solved - Finally A Use For The SD Card Slot!

Wii Storage Solution Solved - Finally A Use For The SD Card Slot!

Finally after lots of debate about if Nintendo would ever do anything about the Wii’s lack of internal storage space for WiiWare and Virtual Console games a solution has arrived!

With the Wii’s puny internal storage space (2050 blocks or so) getting completely filled up by downloading only a handful of WiiWare games with larger file sizes, it was clear that something needed to be done. Many..

News: NoA sets up Animal Crossing DLC hub

NoA sets up Animal Crossing DLC hub

At last, North American Animal Crossers get some well deserved attention!

Living in North America and being an avid Animal Crossing: City Folk player can be tough. In fact, there is a chance that you have a bit of a chip on your shoulder since you most certainly do not have one of those nifty Pikmin hats, but the times are changing, and after four months, North America receives its first gift from..

News: Nintendo Channel Goes Stats Crazy!

Nintendo Channel Goes Stats Crazy!

Ever wanted to know the time gamers spent playing one of your favourite WiiWare titles, or how many times played? Well now you can in the Nintendo channel (and live in North America!)

Not only can you find out info about WiiWare, you can view stats on all Nintendo games, including Virtual Console. For those who have opted into the service (most likely a large minority) you can now view all the data..

News: 100 WiiWare Games Currently In Development

100 WiiWare Games Currently In Development

IGN recently did an interview with Tom Prata, the senior director of project development at Nintendo of America. We find out that 100 new WiiWare games are in the pipelines, what options are available to developers, size limits – and yes again the sticky thorn of storage is raised and avoided with the skill of a politician.

Have a read and share your thoughts with other WiiWare World readers:..

News: Nintendo Channel Finally Comes to Europe

Nintendo Channel Finally Comes to Europe

North American Wii owners have been ‘enjoying’ the pleasures of the Nintendo Channel for some time now, but European (and Aussie) gamers have had to endure a long a protracted wait in order to see what all the fuss is about. Thankfully, that is soon to change as Nintendo has triumphantly announced that new service, which allows you to view videos and preview new titles, will be hitting EU and Australian consoles from tomorrow.

To be honest, aside from the ability to download demos to your DS, there’s not a great deal to get excited about. Much has been reported about the dubious ‘information exchange’ that occurs through the channel (and is a pre..

News: WiiWare needs a storage solution NOW!

WiiWare needs a storage solution NOW!

Now that the WiiWare service has launched it is ever more apparent how easy it is to fill up your Wii’s internal memory to full capacity. After all you just get a measly 2,163 blocks of internal memory, that’s the equivalent of just about 512MB! This has been just about bearable on the Virtual Console, it isn’t until you go crazy downloading large Neo Geo, N64 and TurboGrafx-CD games that you are going to run into problems!

The situation is intensified with the event of the WiiWare launch as games like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles take up a whopping 287 blocks! That is..

News: Smash Bros. Brawl to get WiiWare Portal?

Smash Bros. Brawl to get WiiWare Portal?

We’ve gotten wind of rumours that suggest that Super Smash Bros. Brawl may be granted its own WiiWare channel in order to distribute new content and features.

The proposed name for the service is “Smash Bros. Brawl: Challenger” and the content in question is said to include new stages, characters and music. These items will cost Wii points to...