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« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2006, 08:45:18 PM »

I think the consoles just going to do fine. Wherever or not Nintendo turns a corner with it, I can't predict, but they'll defineltly make a lot of money off it. No surprises there really, but they've really got something going with that new joypad-thingey. It's not ideal but it'll pull the idiots in. I read something a couple of weeks back that said Nintendo was focussing on bringing in non-gamers, but at what cost?

I like the idea of using the controller as a lightsaber though.  Just one of the things i've heard thrown about.
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2006, 06:32:25 PM »

As the end of August quickly approaches I was wondering if anyone had gotten tickets to the Leipzig Gaming Convention because on August 23rd Nintendo is holding a press conference called "Wii prove our Promise" in which they should be revealing upto 7 new Wii launch titles including a much rumored about Wii-version of the sleeper hit Mario Super Strikers (note: this was the USA launch name for the GC).  Nintendo's Big 3rd Party supporter Ubisoft is boasting playable versions of Red Steel along with Rayman.  All in all us gamers should be excited about Nintendo's innovation and surprisingly large 3rd party support.

I haven't heard any news about this but as it is the 2nd to last big gaming Expo of the year (the other being Tokyo Gaming Show aka TGS) we are bound to hear new Smash Bros. news by the end of September or else Nintendo will have to unveil it at a smaller less cool E3.  Keep your fingers crossed

This system gets better and better with every turn.
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« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2006, 06:55:36 PM »

Some more news from the Wii rumor mill.  Super Smash Bros. creator Saturo Iwata and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto have hinted that Sonic may appear in the new Smash Bros. title, due out in 2007, stating that Sonic is the first most requested new character for the popular fighting game.
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« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2006, 03:20:50 AM »

As long as they keep Kirby in it I'll be happy with it.

*Sucks opponent in, jumps of ledge, spits out opponent and flies back to the battlefield.*
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« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2006, 09:30:45 AM »

All the rumors are for the console price to be about £120 in the UK which would be so much lower than the X-box 360 and PS3. More info should be out later this week after the games show in Germany.
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« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2006, 11:49:36 AM »

Actually.. I'm not sure if I dare to say this out loud.. but I think there's something very suiting and powerfull about Wii .. and also, DAMN did you see it? Its soo cool! I wanna hit stuff and smash stuff!
Heheh.. cant help it.. I was a huge e-toy addict already (woot air guitar! yeah baby!) and DDR is an other one of my jippies.. (evnethough I suck at it) I think the concept is quite briliant.....

And yeah the name... well  this wraps it up:
Hey Michel, wanna come home and play with my wii?

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« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2006, 02:29:05 PM »

Rofl
yeah I can't wait. It should be out November (according to GAME in Dublin) and they are getting consoles in the shop soon! So I can see how good it is.
*dances with joy*
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« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2006, 08:47:53 PM »

First off...Syrion I'm appalled at your idea of a kill move for Kirby...hahaha.  My friend does that all the time and I yell and curse at him.

And the most important tid bit of all.  Leipzig Gaming Convention is underway (another reason why I'm envious of the Germans).  The biggest bits of news have come through in the form of sequels.  Mario Super Strikers (in Europe it was Super Mario Football I believe) has been announced and was shown with a playable demo  Mario Strikers Demo.  Most notably is the sweet changes in the Superstrike which you can now block.  Also, it will feature a captain and team select just as Mario Baseball had featured.  What proves to make this sequel even better is Next Level Games will make use of the Wi-Fi capabilities and bring Mario Strikers online so you can battle players around the world.  Sounds like a HoW tourney will be in order.

Also, Battalion Wars will make a come back on the Wii featuring 3 varieties of Multiplayer modes as well as all the fun the original had to offer.  

As the conference continues expect more from Ninty because they will not stop shocking me.
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« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2006, 01:03:07 PM »

Ooh.. I was supposed to go to the Game con in Leipzich! Something came along though but I will be going next year 100% sure.. and if everything works out we might be there as developers...!!!

To bad this years con is also home of the Guildwars Factions Chiampionships.. wich I really wanted to experience... but oh well.. tough luck.
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« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2006, 04:39:16 PM »

Cool. What language do you code in?
I dabble in C++
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« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2006, 03:44:10 PM »

Quote from: xancithus
Cool. What language do you code in?
I dabble in C++


I'm  a designer  not a coder, but I work together with 2 other people, one does the C++ coding, one does design & technology (interaction interface usability that kinda stuff) and I'm in for the looks  (no not my looks, but for graphics and concept art and so on) and we just plot our evil plans together. Were trying to get an Xbox 360 developers kit atm
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« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2006, 05:08:18 PM »

Nice
You should get a Wii one, they only cost like $1500 or something... And are apparently easy enough to get (and it would be much more fun to make games for)
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« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2006, 10:52:11 PM »

what do you work with if you have the dev kit?
i mean for coding and graphics and so on..
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« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2006, 01:54:27 AM »

Wii dev kit.. sounds interesting yes.
well if our first project will be a succes we might look on to other platforms. This one is gonna be a PC game though, not xbox as we first planned.. just to start with something easier.. then we'll see wich kit we'll get.
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« Reply #54 on: August 29, 2006, 10:17:29 PM »

Yeah, probably best
If the coders are as good at coding as you are at drawing then it should be a succes
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« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2006, 01:39:09 AM »

actually yeah he's quite good at it  so I got high hopes
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« Reply #56 on: September 06, 2006, 08:52:36 PM »

Good News for the Wii, the PS3 has been delayed in Europe until Mar 06

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« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2006, 03:44:27 PM »

Only Nintendo could totally screw up a prelaunch lead in the next-gen wars by making the Wii ($250) $50 less than the Xbox 360 ($299.99).  Even worse they launch the system with the worst possible game!  They're including Wii Sports in the packaging probably because no one else would buy that game it's completely worthless.  If they want to amp up sales keep the price at $250 and include a worthwhile game...hell I would rather it come with Rayman than Wii Sports.  This launch is not looking as good as it possibly once was with a release price well below their competitors.

In addition, 1st party Wii games are still going to be $49.99 when the President Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto both said the games would be cost efficient for the consumer.  I could pay $10 more to get a more mature and hardcore game on a system that costs only $50 more...not too smart Nintendo.  If I were Microsoft I would launch Halo 3 on the day Wii launches and make everyone forget that Nintendo even had a system.  

*sighs*...where can I wait in line to buy a Wii.......
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« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2006, 07:16:50 PM »

*shrugs*
It all sounds good to me. 19th November release it great and I don't really care what game it comes with, as far  as I know it'll still end up cheaper for me then any previous console I've bought.
And if the games are only $50 then as long as the price is the same over here (i.e. direct conversion to euros) the games will be much cheaper (thats about half the price of current games)
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« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2006, 09:08:27 PM »

Check out this WII trailer on the Japan site > http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/topics/wii_p...vie/lineup.html
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