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All Games Should Be Fighting Games (sort of)

All Games Should Be Fighting Games (sort of)

I think fighting games have the perfect gameplay design. I’m not a huge fan of the fighting game genre, but I think the mechanics used in fighters is something many games could learn from. Keep in mind, I’m not a game designer, so my ideas are not incredibly specific. However, I do think they are specific enough to get my […]

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This is a test post. Please ignore this post.

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Make a Microgame, go to E3

Make a Microgame, go to E3

From the contest page: The Warios Contest Fancy yourself a budding game designer? Send us your best work for a chance to win a trip for two to the Nintendo E3 Presentation in L.A. Your task is to design a microgame using a theme of creatures, sports or machines. Entries will be judged on originality, funness, accessibility, humor and adherence […]

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Lego Star Wars III to launch this fall

Lego Star Wars III to launch this fall

None of us really care for the Star Wars spinoff, The Clone Wars, and we like to pretend that it doesn’t exist, but TT Games is hard at work on a LEGO game based on it. As indifferent as I am to the animated Star Wars series, I think that if anyone can make it worth noticing, it is TT […]

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Iwata unimpressed by iPad and 3D gaming

Iwata unimpressed by iPad and 3D gaming

"It was a bigger iPod Touch," quoth Nintendo president Satoru Iwata on Apple’s iPad. He added that there were “no surprises” for him. Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, is toting their new hardware as the “future of gaming”. It’s bigger than the iPod Touch, it is faster, and it… it… it’s made by Apple and it’s shiny. I have to side […]

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Nintendo developing “new hardware”

Nintendo developing “new hardware”

Video game legend Shigeru Miyamoto made a passing mention about “new Nintendo hardware in development and multiple Motion Plus game projects” at the 13th Annual Japan Media Arts Festival. The rumor mill is already running (as if it ever stopped), with many speculating that the mentioned “hardware” is the Wii’s successor. I personally don’t think this is anything to get […]

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Great preorder deals at Gamestop

Great preorder deals at Gamestop

Update: “LUVNU” will not stack with “SAVER”. Apply 15% Coupon Code = “LUVNU” Free shipping coupon code = "SAVER" These great deals were found by DJ3xlusive at SlickDeals.net using the above coupon codes: Legend Of Zelda [gamestop.com] (2010) $42 AC Metroid: Other M [gamestop.com] $42 AC Arc Rise Fantasia [gamestop.com] $42 AC Red Steel 2 Wii Motion Plus Bundle [gamestop.com] […]

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Cloud Strife hacked into Brawl

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New Pokemon silhouette revealed

New Pokemon silhouette revealed

Pokemon Sunday unveiled this silhouette from a fifth generation Pokemon yesterday: There has already been much speculation concerning this image, the prominent theory being that this is an evolved form of Lucario (see the legs?). Speculate as much as you want, but remember that the “full reveal” is only in two weeks.

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Video game sales decline worldwide

A recent report shows that video game sales have declined by 8% over the year of 2009 in the top global markets. While Japan only suffered a 2% decline, software sales in the United States dropped by 7% and are down by a staggering 14% in the United Kingdom. The report shows that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, as […]

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Weekly Challenges 2 & 3 Entries

Weekly Challenges 2 & 3 Entries

Well, I promised to post all of these a long time ago (or at least a week ago), so here they are! Week 2’s winning entry by Titan38: New Super Mario Bros. Wii – Wii – Nintendo By now, it is no secret that Nintendo is a consistently solid Game Developer. With such hit franchises as Mario, The Legend of […]

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Weekly Challenge 3

Weekly Challenge 3

Congratulations to our most recent challenge winner, Titan38! His winning review, along with other submission to our last contest, will be posted soon. Remaining prizes are as follows: The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the Fifth Sun – DS and PSP Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks – DS and PSP Astro Boy: The Video Game – DS and PSP This […]

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Challenge Reminder: Ends Tomorrow (updated)

Challenge Reminder: Ends Tomorrow (updated)

Updated – Contest ends tomorrow, not tonight. This is a reminder: The challenge ends TOMORROW at 5:00 PM EST. If you are going to enter, do it fast! How to enter: Nominate three of the years best games. Write a review on at least one of them. Email the nominations and review to sirvenom#wiinintendo.net. Put “Best of 2009” or “Weekly […]

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Weekly Challenge 2

Weekly Challenge 2

I suppose that this is now the officially revived Weekly Challenge. First thing’s first: Congratulations to Charmy, who made off with the Wii edition of Astro Boy in last week’s challenge. He tied with a score of 37 coins on Trouble on the Tower (with Titan38 and SirWetBiscuitJr.), and broke the tie with an impressive 56:28 seconds on Surfing 101. […]

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Weekly Challenge Update and Reminder

Weekly Challenge Update and Reminder

Just a quick reminder about the Weekly Challenge, which ends this coming Tuesday. JOIN IT. And, an update concerning the same: It was earlier announced that the winner would receive “The Secret Saturdays: Beasts of the Fifth Sun”. Well, now there is a small change to that. The winner will receive his or her choice of the following: The Secret […]

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