Bubble Bobble Plus! and Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! for WiiWare

Square Enix has announced that they will be releasing two updated Taito classics onto WiiWare.
Bubble Bobble Plus! will release on April 10, 2009 while Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! will be released sometime in May.
The original Bubble Bobble was released in 1986 for the arcades and become a hit all around the world. In Bubble Bobble [...]

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Wii Motion Plus Release Dates Announced

Nintendo finally release dates for its much talked about Wii MotionPlus control extension, originally announced during last year’s E3, the Wii MotionPlus dongle attaches to the base of the Wii-mote and more accurately traces player motions and provides a massively improved on-screen interpretation.
It will be launched initially in Japan alongside Wii Sports Resort (the [...]

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Snipets: Silent Hill and Ghostbusters

Silent Hill is being remade exclusively for Wii and an interview with Ghostbusters developers Co-Op - don’t cross the Wiimotes!

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Wii Fit News!

Just spotted this ‘news’ story…
“The British government has announced plans to provide children and teenagers living in the United Kingdom with a free customised version of the Nintendo Wii together with two games and the Wii Fit accessories.
Speaking to the BBC, James Purnell, the secretary for Pensions said that the move aims to promote exercise [...]

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Nintendo Wii sales hit 50 million

Global sales of Nintendo’s Wii console have passed 50 million, the company’s boss Satoru Iwata has said.
The Wii is now the fastest-selling games console in history, surpassing the PlayStation 2.
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Nintendo’s Secret Sauce

BBC Dot.life post about Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata’s entertaining talk about what makes Nintendo tick at GDC.

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The Beatles: Rock Band

The Beatles: Rock Band is due to release “worldwide” on 9 September and will be available for the Nintendo Wii (also PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), so you won’t have to wait for six months to get the game after the US.
There’s expected to be three releases featuring the Beatles’ music including a limited edition version which [...]

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Free Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero

Vodaphone are offering a Free Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero package, worth £239, with their pay monthly contract for the Sony Ericsson W595 (which is also free!)
Details from the Vodafone website:
“About this offer
Sony Ericsson W595 + Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero, 600 mins and Unlimited texts. PLUS Unlimited Mobile Internet and Email.
The Sony Ericsson W595 [...]

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“What Gadget Makes You The Happiest?”

According to a recent survey the answer to that question is the Wii.
Over 2,500 callers to The Gadget Helpline survey voted for the games console just ahead of the iPod music player.
The top ten gadgets that make you happy:

Nintendo Wii
iPod
iPhone 3G
Xbox 360
Blackberry
Sky+
Mac Book
Nintendo DS
Tom Tom 930 Satellite Navigation System
Sony PRS-505 Reader

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New Play Control!

The New Play Control! is effectively an upgrade of several GameCube games for release on the Wii. These re-releases will incorporate graphical improvements (include 16:9 widescreen support) and also feature reconfigured controls to fit the Wiimote.
The first New Play Control! game is set to be a new version of Pikmin followed by Mario Power Tennis [...]

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