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Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Video Game Teaser February 5, 2009 6:21 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PlayStation Portable, Trailers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Video Games, Xbox 360.
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IGN has posted a teaser trailer for the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game from Activision.  Watch it embedded below, or click here to watch it in high definition.

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The game will be released on December 31, 2009 and will be available on PC, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, Wii, Playstation Portable, Playstation 2 and Playstation 3.


Wii Storage Solution Coming Soon? February 2, 2009 5:44 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo Wii, Video Games.
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nintendologo-012909Back in October of last year, Nintendo announced that they were working on a much-desired storage solution for the Nintendo Wii, promising that the solution would arrive by Spring.  In a recent podcast, IGN revealed that a date has been determined.  The podcast also revealed that the latest Nintendo Voice Chat update (towards the end of March), will allow for gamers to save their games directly to their SD cards.

Other news from the podcast:

  • Confirmed that Retro Studios is working on remakes of of Metroid Prime 1 and 2 that will use the Wiimote.
  • Crystal Defenders will be released in the United States
  • More dark games will be announced in the near future
  • Some major IPs are coming from some publishers
  • Confirmed that the development team behind Excite Truck are working on another game

via Nintendo Everything

Nintendo DS Moving Closer to 100M In Lifetime Sales January 29, 2009 6:28 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Hardware Sales, News, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Video Games.
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nintendologo-012909Nintendo has released their hardware sales figures for the April 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 period as well as life-to-date totals.  The biggest bit of news from the report is that the Nintendo DS handheld is inching closer to 100 million sales worldwide.

The handheld has sold 25.67 million units in Japan, 31.93 million units in the Americas and 38.62 million in other territories for a total of 96.22 million units sold life-to-date.

Nintendo’s Wii is also doing incredibly well for the company, selling through 44.96 million units life-to-date (7.80 million in Japan, 20.40 million in the Americas and 16.76 million in other territories).

Boom Blox Bash Party Coming This Spring January 29, 2009 2:28 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Boom Blox, Boom Blox Bash Party, Electronic Arts, News, Nintendo Wii, Video Games.
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boombloxcover-012909Electronics Arts and Steven Spielberg last night announced that a sequel to the Nintendo Wii title Boom Blox, is hitting the console sometime this Spring.  Boom Blox Bash Party’s focus will be on polishing the experience and offering new features, such as new blocks, new tools, new actions, new multiplayer modes and new characters.

Here’s what Steven Spielberg said about the announcement:

Boom Blox Bash Party is a wild social gaming experience. We know families and friends really enjoyed playing the original Boom Blox together, so we designed more explosive multiplayer experiences with Boom Blox Bash Party.

Source: Reuters

New Songs Added to Rock Band Wii January 28, 2009 3:00 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Music, News, Nintendo Wii, Rock Band Wii, Video Games.
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rockbandwii-012809Harmonix and MTV Games have announced the addition of six new tracks to the Rock Band Music Store catalog for the Nintendo Wii.  The tracks, each of which will cost 200 Wii points ($2), include “Siva” (Smashing Pumpkins), “Just What I Needed” (The Cars), “Tell Me Baby” (Red Hot Chili Peppers), “Gimme Three Steps” (Lynryd Skynyrd), “Live Forever” (Oasis) and “Attack” (30 Seconds to Mars).

The songs are already available to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 owners.

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Trailer January 27, 2009 7:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Indiana Jones and the Staff of the Kings, News, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation, Video Games.
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LucasArts has released the trailer for their upcoming Wii-based game Indiana Jones and the Staff of the Kings.  The game will also be released on the DS as well as a currently un-named Playstation system — could be the PS2, PS3 or PSP, or a combination of all three.
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E3 2008: Nintendo Introduces MotionPlus July 14, 2008 2:39 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in E3 2008, News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Videogames.
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Ever since the Nintendo Wii was released, many have wondered if we would have truly have a one-to-one experience on the system (for instance, you move a sword, half-way, it moves half-way on the screen). Well, today announced a new plug-in perpheral for the Wii remote, currently called Wii MotionPlus, that “more quickly and accurately” reflect motions in a 3-D space.  Bring on the one-to-one Star Wars Lightsaber game!  The full press release follows after the jump.


Nintendo “Delays Super Smash Bros. Brawl” January 15, 2008 1:11 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Videogames.
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Nintendo has confirmed that they’ve delayed their highly anticipated Wii fighting title Super Smash Bros. Brawl.  The game has been pushed back to March 9th in the US (three weeks from its initial February 10th release date).  The Japanese release has been pushed back one week to January 31.


“Manhunt 2” Gets M Rating from ESRB, Will Release on Halloween August 24, 2007 1:05 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS2, Sony PSP, Videogames.
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Back in June of this year, Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 was temporarily put on hold due to receiving the deadly AO rating (Adults Only) from the ESRB. Well, a modified version of the game has passed through ESRB and has earned an M rating and will arrive in store shelves on October 31 in the US.


Nintendo Virtual Console Releases June 18, 2007 2:28 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Video Games, Virtual Console.
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It’s Monday, which means a new batch of releases for Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console service The three games released today are NES Open Tournament Golf (NES), World Sports Competition (TurboGrafx-16) and Bloody Wolf (TurboGrafx-16).


Several Upcoming Wii/DS Games Get Japanese Dates April 22, 2007 2:46 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Videogames.
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Famitsu Magazine, a weekly Japanese gaming mag, has released a somewhat extensive listing of a couple high-profile Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS titles.


Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition April 9, 2007 7:21 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo Wii, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition, Videogames.
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Capcom has announced that they will be re-releasing the hit horror game Resident Evil 4 (originally released on the Nintendo GameCube) on the Nintendo Wii this summer in Japan.


Nintendo Wii/DS First Again for February March 22, 2007 11:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Hardware Sales, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Sony, Video Game Sales.
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Nintendo’s Wii and DS were the top selling console/portable gaming systems for the month of February.


Nintendo Wii Hardware Sales at 4 million January 7, 2007 8:35 pm

Posted by Gian Carmen in Hardware Sales, News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Video Game Sales, Video Games.
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VGCharts, which is a website dedicated to keeping track of videogame hardware and software sales, has the Nintendo Wii at 4 million sales worldwide. It’s unclear how accurate this is because VGCharts does not release their source. We should soon get a report from Nintendo relating to if they have hit their 1 year sales goal.

The charts also show the numbers for the Xbox 360 and PS3. If the numbers hold, this would be great news for Nintendo and its fans for their hopes to claim the number 1 spot this generation.

Following are the breakdowns for each region.

Wii- 4.00 million

Japan- 1.2 million

Americas-1.86 million

Other Regions- 0.94

Xbox 360 – 8.34million

Japan- 0.32

Americas-5.38 million

Other Regions-2.64 million

PS3- Total 1.40 million



Other Regions- 0.0

Source: — [VGCharts]

Wii Browser Live in Europe and Australia; U.S. Friday [UPDATE] December 21, 2006 11:23 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Video Games.
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The Wii Browser (powered by Opera) for the Nintendo Wii (currently in beta) has gone live in a few regions such as Europe and Australia.

It will go active in the U.S. Friday and the download will be free of charge. A final version of the Opera Browser for the Internet Channel is expected by March 2007.  It will continue to be free of use until June, when it will cost users 500 Wii points (100 Wii points = $1).

UPDATE: The Internet Channel (browser) is now active in the U.S. I’m actually typing this on my Nintendo Wii right now.

Nintendo to replace Wii-mote straps December 15, 2006 12:25 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Video Games.
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Nintendo this morning has announced a program that will allow customers to voluntarily exhange their current Wii-mote straps (which are said to be defective, or simply break too easily) with new straps with a larger diameter string.

The original straps measured at 0.024 inches (diameter), while the new straps have a more sturdy 0.04 inch diameter.

The company will be replacing up to 3.2 million original straps (all new consoles and individual Wii-motes ship with the new strap) in a move that is expected to cost the company several million dollars.

Nintendo is stressing, however, that this is not a recall, just a voluntary upgrade if you will of your current Wii-mote strap.

Those interested can contact Nintendo here to get your replacement strap.

HD DVD/Blu-ray war heats up and system hardware sales for November December 15, 2006 12:16 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Blu-ray Disc, Hardware Sales, HD DVD, News, Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation 3, Video Games, Xbox 360.
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With November out of the way, sales data is starting to trickle in for the Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox HD DVD add-on, one front of the High-Definition format war.

For the month of November, Sony sold 197,000 Playstation 3’s in the U.S., while Microsoft sold an impressive (for an add-on) 42,000 HD DVD add-on’s for its Microsoft Xbox 360 player.

It should be noted that while Sony had more PS3’s sold, it’s impossibile to gauge how many of those owners of the system are using the console as a Blu-ray device. On the other hand, it can easily be assumed that all 42,000 owners of the HD DVD drive are using that device specifically for HD DVD movie playback, since the device isn’t used in any form for video game playback (the Xbox 360 is equiped with a regular PC DVD drive, hence the need for an add-on).

Elsewhere on the video game front, Nintendo sold 476,000 units of its new Nintendo Wii console, taking an early lead on the Playstation 3 by more than double the units.

Nintendo is said to be having no problems with their production of the unit while Sony is having issues but are still promising 2M PS3’s shipped by the end of the year (Sony originally were hoping to have 400,000 units for the U.S. launch, but were only able to supply half of that).

For the month, console sales were paced by the Playstation 2 at 664,000, the Microsoft Xbox 360, which has been out since last Christmas, at 510,000 and the Nintendo GameCube at 42,000.

On the portable front, Nintendo’s DS was the best seller with 918,000 sold, followed by the Nintendo Game Boy at 641,000 and the Sony Playstation Portable at 412,000 units sold.

Here are the installed base figures as of November, 2006 for all current video game systems in the U.S. (Console and Portable):

PS2: 35.8 million
GBA: 34.3 million
DS: 7.6 million
PSP: 5.7 million
Xbox 360: 3.4 million
Wii: 476 thousand
PS3: 197 thousand

Nintendo Wii Launch Today November 19, 2006 5:47 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Video Downloads.
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The last of the two new console launches occured today.  The Nintendo Wii has gone on sale for the price of $249.99.  There are expected to be some shortages due to the demand, but there should be a greater supply than what was offered with the PS3.