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Punch-Out franchise to return as well

Nintendo held a major press conference on Thursday at 1:30PM Tokyo time announcing new products such as the Nintendo DSi. As Nintendo has chosen to not attend this year’s Tokyo Game Show, several other major announcements were made during this press conference. One of those announcements was the ability to play games from SD memory cards. Nintendo also announced a new lineup of games as well.

As the event was a Japanese press only conference, Kotaku translated a live blog of the event from Famitsu where Nintendo's Satoru Iwata announced the fix for the Nintendo Wii's inability to play games from external memory storage. According to Iwata, Nintendo is going to make it possible to download games onto SD cards starting in Spring 2009. "We have to address the console's insufficient memory storage," said Iwata. This fix will apply only to WiiWare and Virtual Console games.

In addition to the Wii storage announcement, a number of new Wii games were announced at the press conference. The revival of the NES classic Punch-Out franchise was announced along with Another Code, Sin and Punishment 2, and Sangoku Musou 3 (Dynasty Warriors). It was also announced that Gamecube games will be re-released for the Nintendo Wii starting with Pikmin. The service will be called "Wii de Asobu Selection" (Play on Wii Selection).

Nintendo also plans to ship a short 3 minute movie called “Wii de Dekiru Koto” (What You Can Do With The Wii). The movie will show users how to easily connect to the internet. By no coincidence, Nintendo also announced it is putting special Wi-Fi adaptors for sale on the market.

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RE: Don't they need games first?
By Gzus666 on 10/2/2008 4:48:10 PM , Rating: -1
HAHAHAHA!!! One game doesn't have wand waving, so you dive on it like the last chopper out of 'nam. Seriously, you are the best poster ever, cause I have never laughed as hard at anything as I have at your rabid Wii defense. Maybe I can swing by the old folks home, and play the Wii with them?

I discount your examples cause they can be had on any other current system, so it is a joke to call them selling points for the Wii. In fact, most of the good muliplats can't be had on the Wii, mainly cause of the suck factor involved.

Maybe next console, they can just take the original NES, and slap a new sticker on it, and sell like hot cakes. At least then we know the game library won't suck.

You're right, all shooters are exactly the same, just like all puzzle games are exactly the same, cause they involve puzzles. All platform games are the same, cause they involve platforming. Thank you for opening my eyes. They are rehashes, cause they are Super Mario this, and Metroid that, and Zelda this. They have had every lame Mario game you could possibly imagine, but they just keep going. Same stupid crap, over and over.

NES and SNES were kings of their day, and I still love their games, but Nintendo puts out complete trash at this point. Lets shimmy around on our Wii Fit, what a great idea Nintendo, thanks for making such a fine gaming system.

RE: Don't they need games first?
By neothe0ne on 10/2/2008 4:53:13 PM , Rating: 1
You don't see me claiming developers like Rockstar are complete trash for putting out one game aimed at casuals (Ping Pong) when they've also released million-selling hits (GTA), or claiming the PC has a "suck factor" because of shoddy console ports on it like Assassin's Creed and Gears of War. I hope you aren't taking yourself seriously (and hope even more that you aren't Sarah Palin) because anyone should be able to see how broken your logic is.

RE: Don't they need games first?
By Gzus666 on 10/2/08, Rating: 0
RE: Don't they need games first?
By neothe0ne on 10/2/2008 5:36:36 PM , Rating: 2
Summary of what you just said:
1) Rockstar's Ping Pong is trash, but they make up for it by putting out other good stuff.
2) Nintendo's Wii Fit is trash, but they don't make up for it because not only do they put out good stuff, they also put out 3 lame consoles. Therefore they only put out trash.


While I'm attempting to process the complete mind**** you just gave me to comprehend, you seem to be ignoring (or even worse, unaware of) massive amounts of user complaints about many 360 to PC ports (especially Gears of War) on poor performance on good hardware, game crashes, poor controls, awful UI, etc. Good luck defending yourself, you'll need it.

RE: Don't they need games first?
By chick0n on 10/2/08, Rating: -1
RE: Don't they need games first?
By clovell on 10/2/2008 6:46:29 PM , Rating: 3
Why do people feel the need to bash others over the head in order to validate their own personal entertainment preference?

The first decent answer will get a cookie.

RE: Don't they need games first?
By amanojaku on 10/2/2008 7:06:57 PM , Rating: 5
Because chick0n and Gzus666 are very simple people. With very small penis. Mr. Gzus666 penis is …especially small.

Gzus666: "Uh, smuh, so small."

RE: Don't they need games first?
By Gzus666 on 10/3/08, Rating: -1
RE: Don't they need games first?
By clovell on 10/3/2008 10:46:24 AM , Rating: 2
I didn't direct that solely at you, and I don't give a damn who started it.

FFS, people, it's Friday - I mean, come on...

RE: Don't they need games first?
By clovell on 10/3/2008 1:50:38 PM , Rating: 2
Oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip?

RE: Don't they need games first?
By Gzus666 on 10/3/08, Rating: -1
RE: Don't they need games first?
By Gzus666 on 10/3/08, Rating: -1
RE: Don't they need games first?
By SoWUT on 10/3/2008 1:02:59 PM , Rating: 1
Why do you keep posting this crap? If anything you look more like a PS3/Xbox/PC raid fan than neotheone, although he may just be as guilty except your post contains more useless drivel than his.

So I'll end it here:

Gzuss666 like PS3/Xbox/PC games and Neotheone likes Wii games.

RE: Don't they need games first?
By Gzus666 on 10/3/08, Rating: -1
RE: Don't they need games first?
By SoWUT on 10/3/2008 12:51:17 PM , Rating: 3
You're still playing video games??? What are you 11 yrs old??

Man take your kiddie video games PS3/Xbox/PC/Wii sh*t out of your mom's basement and play real games!! Vegas is that away ---->

RE: Don't they need games first?
By fibreoptik on 10/7/2008 11:51:51 AM , Rating: 1
That's funny because my Wii is gathering dust as well. I've just been having way too much fun with my PS3 and PC.

There are a few OK titles on the Wii but nothing that GRABS you and makes you lose sleep etc. (like any great game should) such as Mercenaries 2, Fallout 3, or MGS4...

Wii is good for parties and retirement homes. That's about it.

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