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News: The Making of World of Goo

The Making of World of Goo

2D Boy is currently working on a seven-part series on their blog that will chronicle the development of their hugely popular WiiWare hit World of Goo.

Part one of the series recently went up and includes a nice little bonus for those who would like to see World of Goo in its infancy. In fact fans can even download a prototype version of the game that was only a mere week old. Now keep in mind the..

News: The Conduit development trailers

The Conduit development trailers

High Voltage Software have released some new videos showcasing some of the features from the game.

The two videos detail different parts of the game and walk through a lot of the more technical features of the game, the first video guides you through these: The second video compares the current build of the game to a very very early one: Some huge differences there, the early build looks terrible..

News: Factor 5 Speak About Secret Wii Project

Factor 5 Speak About Secret Wii Project

Julian Eggebrecht spills the beans, but still no name as yet

They won’t reveal the name of the top secret project they’re working on, but those fine chaps at Factor 5 have still given us a few juicy pieces of information to chew on for the time being. Speaking to IGN, Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht shed a little light on this mysterious Wii title. We want to push the hardware. I think..

News: Sega Hint At More Wii-based NiGHTS Titles

Sega Hint At More Wii-based NiGHTS Titles

After waiting over a decade it seems that Sega are willing to milk the franchise for all it's worth

It may not have lived up to the expectations of many fans, but Sega’s NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams has obviously performed well enough at retail for its developers to be considering future titles and it would appear that the Wii is the favoured platform to receive them. In a recent interview Takashi..

News: Retro Talk About Metroid Prime

Retro Talk About Metroid Prime

Highly respected American developer spills the beans

American developer Retro Studios has broken its silence about working with Nintendo on the critically acclaimed Metroid Prime franchise. The Texas-based company worked closely with the Japanese giant to craft what many gamers regard as being one of the finest FPS adventure series in existence. In a recent interview with Next Gen, company..

News: Big Long List Of Upcoming Games

Big Long List Of Upcoming Games

Nintendo have released a list of upcoming games this year and beyond, dates included.

Here are both Wii and DS games with release dates, although subject to change (such as SSB:B). There are a fair amount of games here so I'm sure there will be a few that interest. We included all of October in case you have missed any this month. Major publishers worldwide are making games for Wii and Nintendo..

News: Reggie Promises More Wiis

Reggie Promises More Wiis

A lot more units are being manufactured but will there be enough?

At the Wii launch we all had problems obtaining the motion-sensing console which left desperate parents paying over the odds trying to get their loved ones a shiny new Wii. Unfortunately, it looks like to be more of the same towards the end of this year. In an interview with Mercury News Reggie Fils-Aime answered questions about the..

News: Iwata Talks Development, Miyamoto & Wii Sports 2

Iwata Talks Development, Miyamoto & Wii Sports 2

Nintendo's leader talks shop with one of his friends.

Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo, recently had an informal chat come-interview with Japanese site 1101.com. The discussion reveals many aspects of game development from Iwata himself and from stories of how Miyamoto has influenced him. At times throughout the talk such wise discussion takes place that it's hard to believe that is was..

News: Is There A New Wii On The Way?

Is There A New Wii On The Way?

Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan seems to think so according to one of her responses to a Game Daily interview.

When asked if the Wii would see a relaunch similar to the DS or GBA he said: Sure, absolutely. You'll see the ways in which we do that. The response is overwhelmingly definitive yet it is not yet clear in what context the console will be relaunched. There has been talk of DVD compatible Wii's and..

News: Thrustmaster Reveals Their New Wii Accessories

Thrustmaster Reveals Their New Wii Accessories

The American accessory-developer Thrustmaster, whose name most of you probably recognize from the firm's long participation in the racing-game accessories market, has just revealed a list of all the unique accessories they are developing for Nintendo's popular gaming console.

With the Wii Nintendo opened up gaming to a whole new audience and expanded the demographics of our beloved form of digital..

News: Wii Sports Replacements Almost Complete

Wii Sports Replacements Almost Complete

Slowly developers are providing us with full games that centre on the sports featured in Wii Sports.

We all love Wii Sports, maybe some of the five sub-games are liked more than the other; but no one can deny it is a lot of fun on the whole and has perfectly shown off the Wii’s abilities. In its simple state each of the games show off the respective sports well, but not to a full extent..

News: Guitar Hero II Rocking Its Way To Wii

Guitar Hero II Rocking Its Way To Wii

Activision extend their support for the Wii with at least four new games.

TheGameFeed have reported that Guitar Hero II will be coming to the Wii in Activisions next "fiscal year". This effectively means April 2007 to March 2008. The launch window is quite large but heres hoping it will be nearer to the earlier date, even if a late 2007 release is more likely. As well as keeping us guessing to the..

News: Game Development Too Expensive?

Game Development Too Expensive?

Revolution Software MD Charles Cecil suggests that game development budgets are getting too big.

GamesIndustry.biz conducted an interview with Cecil who suggests companies such as EA are "sacrificing creativity for the sake of efficiency." "The bigger developers talk about games costing tens of millions of dollars; it seems patently obvious to me that they don't need to cost that much, unless,..