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E3 08: Nintendo announces new Wii Remote

Ahead of its E3 conference tomorrow (and about 60 minutes ahead of the Microsoft conference), Nintendo has unveiled a new piece of hardware – an accessory that enhances the Wii’s ability to track a player’s movements. The Wii MotionPlus attaches to the end of the existing Wii Remote and enhances …

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Stringer: Wii is an expensive niche game device

With all sorts of verbal fisticuffs likely to erupt following the E3 presentations of the big three over the next few hours, Sony CEO Howard Stringer has attacked rival Nintendo’s Wii console as analysts predict big things for Sony’s machine in 2008. Bloomberg quotes Stringer as telling attendees at the …

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E3 08: Schedule of events

It’s that time of the year again when the big three platform holders gather and announce the big titles and important developments for their platforms due in the coming 12 months. Microsoft has already announced a price cut for the Xbox 360, but rumours suggest that a motion-sensing device, ala …

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Signs point to E3 Animal Crossing announcement

Alongside talk of a new motion-sensing Xbox 360 joypad, another near certainty for E3 appears to be an announcement from Nintendo of a Wii version of its hugely popular Animal Crossing series. VG247 reports that the personal blog of Nintendo Official Magazine staffer Tom East carried a post stating that: …

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Wii is just a novelty, says Xbox’s Greenberg

In an interview with Gamasutra , director of product management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live has stressed that Wii is nothing more than a ‘novelty’, while talking up 360 as the console that Wii owners will graduate to. "Everyone says that eventually the novelty will wear off, right? I …

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Summer sales madness grips UK

Major retailers Play, Zavvi and HMV have slashed the prices on leading game software and hardware in time for the summer. HMV has slashed 70 per cent off certain titles, with 360 title Lost on sale for 17.99 and the Wii edition of Speed Racer on offer for 14.99. Play.com …

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New Wii Wario title dated

Nintendo has revealed to MCV that Wario Land: The Shake Dimension will hit Europe on September 26th. The game is being developed by Japanese firm Good-feel, and marks the first release of a Wario Land title since 2001’s Wario Land 4. The Shake Dimension invites gamers to hold the Wii …

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Full 2008 Wii release schedule updated

Nintendo has updated its the full 2008 European software schedule for Wii. The list includes Rock Band, Manhunt 2 and a new Wario adventure. The full rundown reads: JuneSuper Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) 27th June 2008 Bejing 2008 (SEGA) 27th June 2008 Big Beach Sports (THQ) 27th June 2008 Wacky …

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Latest Wii firmware blocks homebrew and Freeloader

It seems that Nintendo has decided to take action on the growing homebrew Wii community following news that its latest update to the Wii’s firmware (version 3.3) removes files associated with ‘unauthorised modifications’ from users’ machines, according to Joystiq . In addition, GoNintendo reports that it also seems that firmware …

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New Sonic games dated

Sega has unveiled its full release schedule for the rest of 2008 to MCV – and dated two new Sonic games. The highly-anticipated Sonic Unleashed for 360, PS3, Wii and PS2 is set for release in November, whereas the Bioware-developed Sonic Chronicles is on course for September. The publisher has …

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