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[unseen64.net] Jet Set Radio Wii: See the game that never was Life is cruel unseen64.net media gamingeek
Triforce Symbol On US Dollar Bill Zelda Runs The New World Order ;) bitmob.com editorial aspro
Stardock May Drop PC Support Boss is sick of Windows Live. play.tm news aspro
RE5 alternate edition pics Added content, mansion pics gfdata.de media gamingeek
Activision UK "MW2 Not A Rip-Off" Activision responds to the 55 quid price. play.tm news aspro
[kotaku.com] NSMB Super Guide details Pioneering game mode: Wii demo play gets a new name kotaku.com impressions news gamingeek
Rocket Knight adventure is back! Made by Climax, coming to PSN/XBLA and Steam 1up.com news gamingeek
[gameinformer.com] GameInformer reveals Epic Mickey It's a Wii exclusive gameinformer.com news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] LBP PSP coming to US next month Sony UK targeting "similar time frame". eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] MS enabling vidcap for all 360 games? Working on it, says report. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] UK Chart: Goal-pie for FIFA 10 Second biggest UK launch ever. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] DJ Hero date set for Europe Loaded for late October. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] NCsoft addresses Aion server issues "The rhino is upon us," says top dog. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] PSPgo nudges hardware up 120 per cent Performed to expectations, says Sony. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Getaway, Eight Days were halfway there And not canned. Sony living on a prayer? eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Nintendo clamps down on sales of R4 Encourages gamers to grass up sellers. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Previews DUST 514 eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Retrospective: Steambot Chronicles eurogamer.net editorial Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer hands-on Football Manager 2010 eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Super Happy Fun Time II The wackier highlights of TGS 2009. eurogamer.net editorial Iga_Bobovic
[google.com] Venezuela to outlaw violent video games and thus all of the country's problems ended google.com news robio
[edge-online.com] Beyond Good and Evil retrospective remain in the minds of those who remember their time at Jade’s side with pride, satisfaction and, perhaps, just the tiniest touch of boyish infatuation. edge-online.com gamingeek
[gametrailers.com] Modern Warfare 2 Infamy Trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Tekken 6 video Alisa Bosconovitch (and others) trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
CoD4: Modern Warfare 2 mission names kotaku.com.au news Foolz
Monster Hunter 3 Consideirng removing fee and adding wii speak for western release kotaku.com.au news Foolz
First look at guitar hero van halen Literally. There's just a pic of the CD and box. kotaku.com.au media Foolz
[gonintendo.com] Sony says it's best if they win the console wars and that Nintendo doesn't take enough risks gonintendo.com news Ravenprose
1up Tales of a Rocket Knight Noob 1up.com editorial Ravenprose
[edge-online.com] EDGE mag reviews Demons Souls 9/10 edge-online.com impressions gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Assassin's II video: Weapons, Da Vinci computerandvideogames.com media gamingeek
[ign.com] Nintendo Minute: 10.06.09 only two first-party Wii games from now until the end of the year? ign.com gamingeek
Rocket KNight pics, 8 pics one click gfdata.de media gamingeek
Reggie video interview Explains lack of euro price drop gamerinvestments.com media news gamingeek
Sin and Punishment 2 details from 1up 1up.com impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] First details of Epic Mickey adventure and exploration eurogamer.net news gamingeek
Christmas Carol being developed by Charles Cecil For Disney. Details inside 1up.com impressions news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Activision did not want modern warfare They held Infinity ward back and kept them away from consoles computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Visceral Games working on Jack the Ripper game computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
Nintendo is the worlds best company Pfft, Business week fanboys 1up.com news gamingeek
[gamesindustry.biz] PSP Go UK price drops £25 in a week Retailers slashing prices gamesindustry.biz news gamingeek
[gamesindustry.biz] PSP sales off to a slow start gamesindustry.biz news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] XBW Fable 3 impressions computerandvideogames.com impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer WiiWare impressions Round up from the London event eurogamer.net impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] PSP rentals coming? eurogamer.net news gamingeek
[kotaku.com] NSMB all the modes, all the chaos Kotaku preview kotaku.com impressions gamingeek
[gameinformer.com] Gameinformer Mickey video interview Spector talks furry love gameinformer.com media gamingeek
[gamezone.com] Dead Space Extraction Game zone review "It successfully takes every element that made the original work and presents it in a new and exciting way that perfectly realizes the strengths of its platform." gamezone.com impressions gamingeek
G4 Silent Hill Shattered Memories gameplay Is that a dead bear? g4tv.com media gamingeek
G4 RE Darkside Chronicles interview g4tv.com media gamingeek
G4 Red Steel 2 interview Out by march g4tv.com media gamingeek
[gametrailers.com] Ninokuni video intro gametrailers.com media gamingeek
Atlus' Demon Soul's Wiki Launches On eve of release in US. demons-souls.com news aspro
[gizmodo.com.au] Aussie Aussie Aussie 20% off 360 Controllers Oi Oi Oi! gizmodo.com.au news aspro
Guitar Hero Heads To iPhone Decline of western civilization hastens. telegraph.co.uk news aspro
Price Drops Abound on 360 GTA4, SF4, L4Dead gamepro.com news aspro
[gamespot.com] Ubisoft buys Trackmania dev Uh oh. :( gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Call of Duty trademarked for film Well, maybe we'll get another District 9 out of it I suppose. gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Little Big Planet PSP release date 17th of Novemeber gamespot.com news Foolz
New 360 wireless rumour Only $99.99 kotaku.com.au news Foolz
FTC Ruling might affect reviews Eidos screwed kotaku.com.au news Foolz
Tell Capcom how you want RE5 Alternative version On-rails, on-rails, on-rails, on-rails kotaku.com.au news Foolz
Ausssie Game industry still growing Yet still not producing anything even close to the quality of Freedom Force kotaku.com.au editorial news Foolz
Wii Fit + 1up Review A- 1up.com impressions Foolz
Band hero preview Band hero? wtf 1up.com impressions Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Final Fantasy VC gameplay gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Dragon Age Living world featuerette gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] F1 2009 Fuji trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising Launch Trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[ign.com] New Super Mario Bros Wii 1up Preview ign.com impressions Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] New Super Mario Bros. Wii IGN Hands-on Finally! A bit of playtime with the single player component! Check out some new tidbits in our write-up. ign.com impressions Iga_Bobovic
Sarah Palin signed 360 on eBay for $1.1 milllion if this gets sold I'm killing myself - love Robio nydailynews.com news robio
[pcworld.com] Update your Twitter and Facebook on the 360 in case you're a tool and need to do so pcworld.com news robio
Atlus ready to make the jump to HD systems Atlus is hiring - good sign for the PS3 escapistmagazine.com news robio
[youtube.com] New Character for Sonic & Sega All Stars Racin Yu Suzuki is proud. youtube.com media darthhomer
PSN Content now on Amazon.com Sony is handling digital download right psxextreme.com news robio
New Super Mario Wii as Hard as Contra DAYUUUUUUUM!!! mtv.com impressions robio
Tony Hawk: RIDE trailer Now with Mii's blastmagazine.com media robio
[ign.com] IGN review Afrika and it sucks ign.com impressions robio
[officialnintendomagazine.co.uk] Call of Duty MW REFLEX Wii interview " this is a full, 100% complete version of Modern Warfare" officialnintendomagazine.co.uk gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] Critical Reception: Atlus/From Software's Demon's This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to the PlayStation 3-exclusive dungeon crawler Demon's Souls gamasutra.com editorial gamingeek
[gameinformer.com] Arkham Asylum was almost a Rhythm game No, seriously! gameinformer.com news gamingeek
[edge-online.com] EEDAR: 37% of Wii games go unreviewed edge-online.com news gamingeek
[gamesindustry.biz] "PSP Go will fail miserably" Says Chips MD gamesindustry.biz news gamingeek
[ign.com] Afrika Screens ign.com media gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Natal price to be cut over time Like a console eurogamer.net news gamingeek
Four new PS3 games uncovered A ninja game, a survial horror etc ps3center.net news gamingeek
[nintendoeverything.com] Crystal Bearers hits Europe in Feb 2010 nintendoeverything.com news gamingeek
[impress.co.jp] FFCC Crystal Bearers: tons of screens and art impress.co.jp media gamingeek
[abcnews.go.com] ABC News: Metroid Trilogy is Citizen Kane abcnews.go.com editorial media gamingeek
[gametrailers.com] No More Heroes 2 video interview SUDA on gametrailers gametrailers.com media gamingeek
[wired.com] Gameinformer remove "Wii exclusive" from Epic Mick Game multiplatform? wired.com news gamingeek
[destructoid.com] Visceral's Jack the Ripper game Rumoured info: taking the viewpoint that Jack the Ripper was actually a good guy destructoid.com editorial news gamingeek
[tumblr.com] Nintendo canned Overkill developers game But Headstrong are making another Wii game tumblr.com news gamingeek
[tumblr.com] New Prince of Persia game in development Here we go again tumblr.com news gamingeek
[gamespot.com] Magna Carta 2 Hands On Amazing RPG returns, hopefully w/ better voice acting. gamespot.com news aspro
[yahoo.com] THQ Releases 1st Biggest Loser  Game Based on reality TV weight loss show. yahoo.com news aspro
Gay Tony achievements No DVDA achievement? Lame, but i suppose it makes sense. kotaku.com.au editorial news Foolz
Biblical Striptease Game Do you really need a description? The Virgin Mary looks even better in HD. kotaku.com.au editorial news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Demon's Soul GS Review 9.0 gamespot.com impressions Foolz
[gamespot.com] Need for Speed Nitro pics An Escort? WTF? This isn't Colin McCrae... gamespot.com media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Lego Rock Band pics gamespot.com media Foolz
[gamespot.com] DJ Hero's full 93-traclist revealed gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Alpha Protocol officially delayed gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Valve to resubmit 2 Left 4 Dead Versions to the OF Unconfirmed whether or not one of the versions will just be the original. But tha'ts unlikely given that they already tried that. gamespot.com news Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Demon's Souls gameplay gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Uncharted 2 Videos gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] No More Heroes 2 videos gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Fairytale Fights preview gametrailers.com impressions media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] NCAA Basketball 10 videos gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Tekken 6 Lots of videos gametrailers.com media Foolz
[ign.com] Layoffs Hit Activision's 7 Studios ign.com news Yodariquo
[ign.com] League of Legends Reveal Two New Champions ign.com impressions news Yodariquo
[ign.com] Alpha Protocol Delayed to 2010 ign.com news Yodariquo
[ign.com] David Bowie To Be Featured in LEGO Rock Band Hopefully this does not become another Cobain fiasco ign.com news Yodariquo
[ign.com] Lawsuit Filed Over PS3 Firmware 3.0 Problems PlayStation 3:  Latest update damaged consoles, Blu-ray drives, lawsuit claims. ign.com news Yodariquo
[ign.com] Runes of Magic Hits Million Mark Again Now more than 2 million registrations. ign.com news Yodariquo
[ign.com] PopCap Games Secures $22.5 Million Investment Investment led by Meritech, includes angel investors Larry Bowman and John McCaw. ign.com news Yodariquo
[ign.com] Codemasters to use Morpheme Agreement reached with NaturalMotion ign.com news Yodariquo
[ign.com] Monolith Does Super Robo Xenosaga and Disaster developer working with Namco Bandai on next Super Robot Taisen. ign.com news Yodariquo
[ign.com] Activision Unveils Full DJ Hero Set List Vanilla Ice vs. MC Hammer? This is truly epic. ign.com news Yodariquo
[ign.com] Metal Slug Returns on PSP New entry promises PSP-level visuals and ad-hoc play. ign.com media news Yodariquo
[ign.com] Forza Motorsport 3 IGN Review One of the best racing games ever made. ign.com impressions gamingeek
[ign.com] Dragon Age: Fear the Broodmother ign.com impressions media gamingeek
[ign.com] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Hands-on with the Sidearms ign.com impressions gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] 360 gets is own PS style home Leak computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Bayonetta demo on PSN computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Lost Winds 2 out tommorrow on Wiiware eurogamer.net news gamingeek
Sengoku Basara 3 Wii bundle in Japan gfdata.de media gamingeek
Max Payne 3: Debut trailer Unofficial teaser 1up.com media gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Modern Warfare 2: New images gamekyo.com media gamingeek
[sega.com] Ryo from Shenmue in SEGA racing He's on his motorbike sega.com media gamingeek
[reuters.com] Wii sales triple in Japan post price cut reuters.com news gamingeek
[nintendolife.com] Rabbids go home webblog Inside the wii remote nintendolife.com media gamingeek
[officialnintendomagazine.co.uk] Retro Studios didn't accept Hyper Mode It took Tanabe a year to convince them officialnintendomagazine.co.uk news gamingeek
[siliconera.com] Tales of Graces to have DLC siliconera.com news gamingeek
Capcom Resident Evil T-Shirts up for sale Ever wanted to pretend you were in the R.P.D? capcom-unity.com news gamingeek
Sin and Punishment 2 mag scans wiiz.fr media gamingeek
[impress.co.jp] Even More EPIC FFCC Crystal Bearers screens Screw you Steel! impress.co.jp media gamingeek
Atlus Launches Halloween Contest Nice prizes. atlus.com news aspro
Reggie: "No Hardware Shortages" Nintendo will keep shelves stocked. 1up.com news aspro
[usatoday.com] ODST Does $125 Million Pachter:"Pretty good for an exp. pack" usatoday.com news aspro
[gonintendo.com] SimAnimals dev walkthrough gonintendo.com impressions news Foolz
Two pound dumbbells for your wii-remote Now people might have a point when they say waggle is tiring kotaku.com.au news Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Magna Carta 2 Battle System dev diary gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] GTA Liberty City Stories trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Demon's Souls GT Review gametrailers.com impressions media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Brutal Legend Eddie Riggs interview gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Lucidity gameplay gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Lots of Froza 3 videos gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Uncharted 2 GS Review 9.5 Flop. gamespot.com impressions Foolz
[gamespot.com] FIFA 10 GS Review 9.0 gamespot.com impressions Foolz
[gamespot.com] Former Halo devs develop new studio Downloadable games gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] U2 Reconsiders Rock Band project The day we have a 40 minute discussion on it on the podcast is the day I leave. Foolz gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Dragon Age gets DLC on day one It's full cream, baby! gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Left 4 Dead 2 classified in Australia Sans decapitations and dismemberments, as opposed to its original form where you could sans body parts gamespot.com news Foolz
[thevgpress.com] The Press Room Episode #31 Podcast of the Podcast: The Podcastening thevgpress.com editorial impressions media news Yodariquo
Oddworld "Oddbox" revealed, Digital Distro info Strangers Wrath & Munch's Oddyssey coming to PC. FINALLY. bitmob.com news darthhomer
Forza 3 1 up review A- 1up.com impressions gamingeek
[ign.com] Halo Planned 'At Least' Six More Years ign.com impressions gamingeek
[ign.com] Mass Effect 2: New Details Revealed ign.com impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer review Lost winds 2 9/10 eurogamer.net impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Wii Fit storms japanese chart eurogamer.net news gamingeek
Left 4 Dead 2 screenshots gfdata.de media gamingeek
'Rocket Knight Exclusive Debut Trailer 1up.com media gamingeek
18 pics of Final Fantasy XIV Mostly cutscenes but a couple of gameplay pics gfdata.de media gamingeek
Fragile confirmed for Q1 in Europe As well as Rune Factory Frontier livewii.fr news gamingeek
[destructoid.com] Red Steel 2 Wanna Play trailer destructoid.com media gamingeek
[nintendolife.com] COP The recruit NL impressions "thoroughly impressed at what the developers had managed to squeeze out of the DS" nintendolife.com impressions gamingeek
Tales of Graces downloadable content confirmed Also has DSiWare minigame andriasang.com impressions gamingeek
[siliconera.com] Shadow Walker details siliconera.com impressions gamingeek
[nintendoeverything.com] Harvest Moon Twin Villages scans nintendoeverything.com media gamingeek
[ign.com] LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias [UK] review IGN 9.1 "one of the best Wii games full stop." ign.com impressions gamingeek
[ign.com] Rabbids Go Home IGN preview "Rabbids Go Home could be a very rewarding adventure for Wii owners when it hits store shelves next month. " ign.com impressions gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Japanese hardware sales - Sept. 28th Wii price cut sees it level pegging with PS3 slim gonintendo.com gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Wii version of NBA2k10 is same as PS3/360 minus co sure, but will it be post-patch? gonintendo.com editorial news Foolz
[gonintendo.com] Gender and homosexuality in games gonintendo.com impressions Foolz
No plans for Layton Wii Sadface kotaku.com.au news Foolz
NBA 2k10 already being patched kotaku.com.au media Foolz
Chinatown Wars trailer kotaku.com.au media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Mario and Sonic at the winter olympics trailer gametrailers.com editorial media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Bayonetta clocktower gameplay gametrailers.com editorial media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Tekken 6 Baek Doo San trailer gametrailers.com editorial media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] The Last Guardian Story mechanics interview gametrailers.com editorial media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Lef 4 Dead 2 videos gametrailers.com editorial media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Forza 3 GT review And videos gametrailers.com editorial impressions media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Left 4 Dead 2 Scavenger Mode gamespot.com editorial impressions media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Classifying online games in Aus They classify them?! gamespot.com editorial Foolz
[gamespot.com] Beatles Rockband outsells GH5 gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Software sales rebound GS quotes Pachter. gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] TimeSplitters dev crafting new IP In the words of Darth; "FUCK YEAH!" gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Rockband hits iPhone, iPod touch this month 20 tracks, then of course DLC gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Halo 3: ODST drops 2.5 million Reach confirmed as preqeuel gamespot.com news Foolz
Epic Mickey - Wii Exclusive GameInformer Reconfirms it kotaku.com.au news robio
[youtube.com] Halo 3 online with the gamertag JesusDiedLOL Take a wild guess lol youtube.com media Yodariquo
Activision Closes Spiderman Dev Shaba the Shut. play.tm news aspro
Metal Gear Solid PSP Demo TGS demo is now available. 1up.com news aspro
[ign.com] Forza Motorsport 3 Crazy multiplayer action ign.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Lead and Gold Exclusive Mine Raid trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Vince Zampella interview gametrailers.com media Foolz
5th Cell to make an XBLA game kotaku.com.au news Foolz
[gonintendo.com] Eminen/Jay-Z DJ Hero tracks revealed Rain Man is strangely absent gonintendo.com impressions news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Rabbids video preview gamespot.com impressions media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Star Wars Clone Wars: Republic Heroes GS Review 4.5 "great VA, great production values" (that parts a joke btw. It sucks all around.) gamespot.com impressions Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Take a look at the voiceovers and production values gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Naruto Shippuden Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 Signature moves trailer 4 gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] A Boy and his Blob boss battle gameplay Now that's a mouth full...yum. gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Brutal Legend vs The Competition Doc Never-before-seen footage of a secret strategy meeting with Jack Black and Tim Schafer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Wii Fit Plus Chicken Suit gameplay. gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Bayonetta PS3/360 comparison gametrailers.com impressions media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Magna Carta II preview gametrailers.com impressions media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles Boss battles and other gameplay gametrailers.com impressions media Foolz
[gamespot.com] World of Warcraft rated in Australia 5 years after release gamespot.com news Foolz
[ign.com] IGN's A Boy and his Blob Review 7.6 ign.com impressions Ravenprose
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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 03:51:58
So Nintendo is named the worlds greatest company by Buisnessweek.


World's Best Companies 2009
The 40 names making the list, compiled by A.T. Kearney for BusinessWeek, are thriving in the recession and preparing for beyond

Any athlete will tell you that the time to train is in dismal weather, not on perfect, sun-drenched days. If you want to excel at the best of times, it seems, you need to be prepared for the worst.

Companies are little different. So as the economic outlook brightens, those that have worked hard to survive the tough times of the past year are best prepared to seize new opportunities. It is these enterprises that have risen to the top of the World's Best Companies/Global Top 40 list, compiled for BusinessWeek by management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

What are some traits of the World's Best Companies? A commitment to innovation, diversified portfolios, aggressive expansion, strong leadership, and a clear vision for the future. "In an environment of continuous disruptive change, companies that have rigorous strategic planning initiatives that allow them to see over the horizon…are far more likely to win than those that make it up as they go along," says Paul Laudicina, chairman of A.T. Kearney.

To create the list, A.T. Kearney examined the 2,500 largest publicly listed companies in the world. Kearney's team singled out those with a minimum of $10 billion in sales in 2008, at least 25% of which came from outside the company's home region. It then ranked the companies on their sales growth and value creation—the rise of market capitalization after subtracting any increase in capital—over the past five years. This year, the list expanded to 40 companies from the 25 Kearney ranked in the past.

Thriving Industries
The top 40 come from 18 countries and industries ranging from chemicals and contracting to software and shipbuilding. But three groups stand out. There are six technology and telecommunications enterprises that have tapped into continuing demand for mobile-phone service and new digital hardware and services. The eight heavy-industry and engineering outfits performed well as infrastructure spending started to bounce back. Finally, companies in sectors tied to the commodities boom of recent years have in many cases continued to prosper, though their ranks have been thinned considerably.

Japanese electronics maker Nintendo (7974.T) claims the No. 1 spot this year. Its sales have risen 36% annually over the past five years, while its value growth averaged 38%. Despite the hard times of the past year, Nintendo's continued emphasis on innovation has helped the company develop must-haves such as the DS handheld game machine and the Wii console, which outsold rival offerings from Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT). Nintendo's strategy is emblematic of the tech companies on the list. Like Nintendo, American technology giants Google (GOOG) (No. 2), Apple (AAPL) (No. 3), and Amazon.com (AMZN) (No. 17) have continued to invest heavily in innovation, commanding large market share with new products even as consumer spending and confidence have declined sharply.

What they are doing is incredible. When you look at the earnings of companies Nintendo is so far and ahead of everyone else its as if they know some secret that other companies do not. Will it last, who knows, they fell before after being on top so it could happen again. Their gamble paid off, congrats to them.



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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 05:27:41


That looks awesome. Grinning 

    Children, our lives have been gongs striking; clamour and boasting; cries of despair; blows on the nape of the neck in gardens.

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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 07:36:56

About the Epic Mickey platform choice

Apparently the gameplay is to paint and delete parts of the levels. So in this case it makes sense to put it on the Wii. So saying you want it on the 360/PS3 is like saying you want Zack and Wiki, Bloomblox, Trauma Center on the 360/PS3. 

The Wii has also shown that  cartoony platformers sell well on the system. De Blob which is a new IP has sold very well on the Wii. Mickey is not a new mascot, but a well known character. Plus there should be some cross-over appeal to the 8 million people that brought Galaxy. The chances are that if you like Mario you would like Mickey. 

The only thing that does not make any sense is that GI got the exclusive and not Nintendo Power.

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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 07:41:20
Wii is SD, therefore it sucks. I want Epic Mickey in glorious HD! I cares not about the controls; it's all about teh HD! Pachter's right! I don't even has my HDTV yet, and I still wants more HD!!!


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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 09:05:44

Dvader said:
So Nintendo is named the worlds greatest company by Buisnessweek.



Not Bad.

Re: MS bringing out a N-wireless adaptor for $100. How can they have their heads that far up their asses? How can a company with the leading online stategy continue to charge a benji for a wi-fi adaptor?

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As for Acivision and band Hero, "Band Hero differentiates itself via a focus on pop and mainstream music, featuring a mix of timeless favorites and recent hits, plus licensed artist avatars and a nod to our current celebrity-crazed culture."

Well, I can't say I'm dissapointed with them, this is exactly what I expected. So look forward to singing along to such classics as this with the next Band Hero:

Nic Nack Paddy Whack For the Win.

___

THIS IS (or at least has the small potentional to be) BIG FUCKING NEWS.

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/10/ftc-ruling-might-affect-video-game-reviews/

A unanimous ruling by the Federal Trade Commission today would update truth-in-advertising language to require the disclosure of “material connections”—hint, hint “cash or an in-kind payment to review a product”—by the recipient of such considerations.

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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 09:54:14

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Pachter WATCH!!!!!!

http://www.examiner.com/x-6894-SF-Console-Game-Examiner~y2009m10d5-Pacther-Uncharted-2-is-a-game-changer

“I think it’s the game Sony always wanted and I think it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a ‘Game of the Year’ kind of game come out of Sony. So I think it matters and it’s got hardcore appeal.” He latter added, “It’s a game changer for them, its coming out in a nice little window in October and it’s coming out right on the heels of the price cut. I think it keeps them ahead of Microsoft for a bit.”

When asked out whether or not Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be a system seller for the Playstation 3, he responded with the following statement:

“I think that certainly Uncharted will push a couple of hundred thousand incremental boxes. Not five million boxes but two or three hundred thousand incremental boxes absolutely.”

So Uncharted 2 will be a failure and PS3 will be last place this holiday season.

I sort of agree with Pachter (shameful I know!)


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About the Epic Mickey platform choice

Apparently the gameplay is to paint and delete parts of the levels. So in this case it makes sense to put it on the Wii. So saying you want it on the 360/PS3 is like saying you want Zack and Wiki, Bloomblox, Trauma Center on the 360/PS3.

The Wii has also shown that  cartoony platformers sell well on the system. De Blob which is a new IP has sold very well on the Wii. Mickey is not a new mascot, but a well known character. Plus there should be some cross-over appeal to the 8 million people that brought Galaxy. The chances are that if you like Mario you would like Mickey.

The only thing that does not make any sense is that GI got the exclusive and not Nintendo Power.

Well, firstly we didn't know, still dont know for 100% that it uses these paintbrush controls, yeah mickey has a paintbrush in his hand I know. But Okami was on PS2 and used analogue sticks. Plus now the other systems have motion control devices which can do similar things. And the attractiveness of putting a game out on 3 platforms vs 1 (Wii) makes it a lucrative choice for a big franchise material.

The only thing I can think of is that this game has been in the works for years when Wii was at its height of popularity and is hitting by say summer next year.

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Iga_Bobovic said:

About the Epic Mickey platform choice

Apparently the gameplay is to paint and delete parts of the levels. So in this case it makes sense to put it on the Wii. So saying you want it on the 360/PS3 is like saying you want Zack and Wiki, Bloomblox, Trauma Center on the 360/PS3.

The Wii has also shown that  cartoony platformers sell well on the system. De Blob which is a new IP has sold very well on the Wii. Mickey is not a new mascot, but a well known character. Plus there should be some cross-over appeal to the 8 million people that brought Galaxy. The chances are that if you like Mario you would like Mickey.

The only thing that does not make any sense is that GI got the exclusive and not Nintendo Power.

 Well, firstly we didn't know, still dont know for 100% that it uses these paintbrush controls, yeah mickey has a paintbrush in his hand I know. But Okami was on PS2 and used analogue sticks. 

Please don't speak of Okami. A game that had so awesome paintbrush controls you had to pause the motherfucking game to use it. Don't compare it to Okami, compare it to Galaxy, compare it to LostWinds, compare it to Max and the Magic Marker, compare it to Icarian. See those games would idiotic and perhaps impossible on a dual analog.


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Plus now the other systems have motion control devices which can do similar things.  

 Don't put Natal in the same category as Wiimote and the Wand. They are totally different. 

gamingeek said:
And the attractiveness of putting a game out on 3 platforms vs 1 (Wii) makes it a lucrative choice for a big franchise material. 

The only thing I can think of is that this game has been in the works for years when Wii was at its height of popularity and is hitting by say summer next year.

 GG, the Balance Board has sold almost PS3 numbers, but yet there are few games using it and even less using it exclusively. How many games besides Guitar Hero and Rock Band uses plastic instruments? What makes you think Natal and the Wand will have the same success? I bet they won't even have a fraction of the success of Wii Fit. So in this case it is not attractive to put a game the HD consoles.

And the 360 has bad reputation when it comes to cartoony games. Banjo and Viva Pinata did not sell well at all. Let's not forget that the prejudice the Wii has works both ways. In this case it works for the Wii instead of against it.

And yes I know that the paintbrush controls is not 100% confirmed. But that's why I said apparently. 

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Did some updates. Happy


Iga_Bobovic said:

gamingeek said:

Iga_Bobovic said:

About the Epic Mickey platform choice

Apparently the gameplay is to paint and delete parts of the levels. So in this case it makes sense to put it on the Wii. So saying you want it on the 360/PS3 is like saying you want Zack and Wiki, Bloomblox, Trauma Center on the 360/PS3.

The Wii has also shown that  cartoony platformers sell well on the system. De Blob which is a new IP has sold very well on the Wii. Mickey is not a new mascot, but a well known character. Plus there should be some cross-over appeal to the 8 million people that brought Galaxy. The chances are that if you like Mario you would like Mickey.

The only thing that does not make any sense is that GI got the exclusive and not Nintendo Power.

Well, firstly we didn't know, still dont know for 100% that it uses these paintbrush controls, yeah mickey has a paintbrush in his hand I know. But Okami was on PS2 and used analogue sticks.

Please don't speak of Okami. A game that had so awesome paintbrush controls you had to pause the motherfucking game to use it. Don't compare it to Okami, compare it to Galaxy, compare it to LostWinds, compare it to Max and the Magic Marker, compare it to Icarian. See those games would idiotic and perhaps impossible on a dual analog.


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Plus now the other systems have motion control devices which can do similar things.  

Don't put Natal in the same category as Wiimote and the Wand. They are totally different.

gamingeek said:
And the attractiveness of putting a game out on 3 platforms vs 1 (Wii) makes it a lucrative choice for a big franchise material.  

The only thing I can think of is that this game has been in the works for years when Wii was at its height of popularity and is hitting by say summer next year.

GG, the Balance Board has sold almost PS3 numbers, but yet there are few games using it and even less using it exclusively. How many games besides Guitar Hero and Rock Band uses plastic instruments? What makes you think Natal and the Wand will have the same success? I bet they won't even have a fraction of the success of Wii Fit. So in this case it is not attractive to put a game the HD consoles.

And the 360 has bad reputation when it comes to cartoony games. Banjo and Viva Pinata did not sell well at all. Let's not forget that the prejudice the Wii has works both ways. In this case it works for the Wii instead of against it.

And yes I know that the paintbrush controls is not 100% confirmed. But that's why I said apparently.

Sony and MS want to push their new devices in a big way and publishers want to put content out there on those platforms. It's also easier to port a Wii graphics level game to a next gen console than vice versa. Red Steel 2 was made as a motionplus exclusive before Wii Sports resort launched, same for the sports games. There was no guarantee of success and in the case of the sports games they had alternative control methods, so any version of Mickey on other consoles could do the same.

You're presuming that the IR control will be as smooth and effortless as Max and the magic marker. I'm assuming that in a 3-D where its not as easy to be so free and easy with IR painting, Okami style painting is the more likely outcome.

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gamingeek said:

Did some updates. Happy


Iga_Bobovic said:

gamingeek said:

Iga_Bobovic said:

About the Epic Mickey platform choice

Apparently the gameplay is to paint and delete parts of the levels. So in this case it makes sense to put it on the Wii. So saying you want it on the 360/PS3 is like saying you want Zack and Wiki, Bloomblox, Trauma Center on the 360/PS3.

The Wii has also shown that  cartoony platformers sell well on the system. De Blob which is a new IP has sold very well on the Wii. Mickey is not a new mascot, but a well known character. Plus there should be some cross-over appeal to the 8 million people that brought Galaxy. The chances are that if you like Mario you would like Mickey.

The only thing that does not make any sense is that GI got the exclusive and not Nintendo Power.

Well, firstly we didn't know, still dont know for 100% that it uses these paintbrush controls, yeah mickey has a paintbrush in his hand I know. But Okami was on PS2 and used analogue sticks.

Please don't speak of Okami. A game that had so awesome paintbrush controls you had to pause the motherfucking game to use it. Don't compare it to Okami, compare it to Galaxy, compare it to LostWinds, compare it to Max and the Magic Marker, compare it to Icarian. See those games would idiotic and perhaps impossible on a dual analog.


gamingeek said:

Plus now the other systems have motion control devices which can do similar things.  

Don't put Natal in the same category as Wiimote and the Wand. They are totally different.

gamingeek said:
And the attractiveness of putting a game out on 3 platforms vs 1 (Wii) makes it a lucrative choice for a big franchise material.  

The only thing I can think of is that this game has been in the works for years when Wii was at its height of popularity and is hitting by say summer next year.

GG, the Balance Board has sold almost PS3 numbers, but yet there are few games using it and even less using it exclusively. How many games besides Guitar Hero and Rock Band uses plastic instruments? What makes you think Natal and the Wand will have the same success? I bet they won't even have a fraction of the success of Wii Fit. So in this case it is not attractive to put a game the HD consoles.

And the 360 has bad reputation when it comes to cartoony games. Banjo and Viva Pinata did not sell well at all. Let's not forget that the prejudice the Wii has works both ways. In this case it works for the Wii instead of against it.

And yes I know that the paintbrush controls is not 100% confirmed. But that's why I said apparently.

 Sony and MS want to push their new devices in a big way and publishers want to put content out there on those platforms.  

 Ahh, no. You don't expect Microsoft and Sony to say: "Well we are just doing this to get our feet wet and get ready for next gen."? Of course they are saying that, but let's see what we have now.

Natal: The Price?

Release date?

Games?

Oh and let's not talk about Sony, they are making shit up as they go along. Well we have an eyetoy camera, oh let's make a wand. Oh we need to control the character somehow.

*looks at Neogaf

Brilliant we will use the Dualshock. 

And about publishers they always support anyone. Was Kojima supposed to make Project S with Suda? What happened to that?

All signs point to controllers flopping. I think they are making them to test out motion control, so they are not left behind the next generation.


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It's also easier to port a Wii graphics level game to a next gen console than vice versa.  

 True, when talking about 3D graphics. 2d you have to redraw.


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Red Steel 2 was made as a motionplus exclusive before Wii Sports resort launched, same for the sports games. There was no guarantee of success and in the case of the sports games they had alternative control methods, so any version of Mickey on other consoles could do the same. . 

 Ahh, yeah but the difference is that you can add a motionplus for €10 extra. A huge difference to the other devices.

But why are we talking about WM+? The wiimote is sufficient for painting stuff, like all the games I mentioned before have shown. And guess which controller is included with every single Wii? 

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You're presuming that the IR control will be as smooth and effortless as Max and the magic marker. I'm assuming that in a 3-D where its not as easy to be so free and easy with IR painting, Okami style painting is the more likely outcome.

Okami was 3D, but the painting sure as hell was not. Remember in Galaxy, some starbits were in pretty complex patterns (mushrooms, spirals, stars)? Or remember the snow level where you have to wipe the snow while walking through it? You could easily do the same control with painting. I see no problems using IR painting controls in 3D, sure it is more complex for the computer, because if you go up, does it interpret it as going forward into the horizon or straight up? But is should be doable. 

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Project S was just a radio play, SUDA said that in a recent interview.

I dont think that either company is getting feet wet for the next generation as each have stated that they want their consoles to last another 5 years or so. MS said that Natal IS the new console and Sony want to bleed PS3 for all its worth considering their investment and lower early sales and now rising higher ones.

Motionplus exclusive games, yeah some bundles are cheaper but the invidual unit is £15 which isn't cheap.

You're kinda of saying that because Natal and the newly code named Sphere controllers have no install base, they are instant failure. It takes time to build an install base and if no one every tries to make games for the devices they are certain to fail.

The best you can do is have games which can utilise new devices, but do not require them. Like GTA DS can be done on PSP or Silent Hill Shattered Memories on PSP.

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Project S was just a radio play, SUDA said that in a recent interview.

I dont think that either company is getting feet wet for the next generation as each have stated that they want their consoles to last another 5 years or so. MS said that Natal IS the new console and Sony want to bleed PS3 for all its worth considering their investment and lower early sales and now rising higher ones.

Motionplus exclusive games, yeah some bundles are cheaper but the invidual unit is £15 which isn't cheap.

You're kinda of saying that because Natal and the newly code named Sphere controllers have no install base, they are instant failure. It takes time to build an install base and if no one every tries to make games for the devices they are certain to fail.

The best you can do is have games which can utilise new devices, but do not require them. Like GTA DS can be done on PSP or Silent Hill Shattered Memories on PSP.

 

Sure, but that means dumbing games down. No way that an analog stick is as fast or accurate as IR.

So this brings us back full circle, if you want to make a game that is about painting it makes sense to put it on the Wii. The 360 has a bad reputation with respect to "kiddy" games. And Natal, well Natal is marketed as a no controller solution, so unless Mickey is a Kirby clone it will not work on Natal.

And you honestly don't expect them to support the 360/PS3 motion controllers when they have zero I repeat zero install base as of now? They won't take the risk. How do I know that? The best way to predict future movement is to look at the past. Developers have not supported the balance board, heck some western developers are not supporting the Wii at all.

Sure you could make a multi-platform with motion control only as an option, but you will have to change the game significantly for that. Heck why not make a PS2, PSP version too? That would make more sense that a 360/PS3 version.

So in short if you really want to make a game where painting quickly and accurately (yeah I know an assumption) is important it makes sense to put it on the Wii. And if, because of the accurate painting, it is impossible to do with dual analog, it makes sense to make it a Wii exclusive. 

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Those WiiWare impressions are a little underwhelming.  Not the games per say, but just the lack of new announcements.  If they're having a show dedicated to WiiWare I was expecting something new to be shown off.  I think the Worms: Battle Island game is the only one I haven't seen so far, and honestly I think the world has all the Worms games it needs.  Maybe I'm just too qeued up on the scene.  I was really hoping to see more new games though.
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gamingeek said:

Sure, but that means dumbing games down. No way that an analog stick is as fast or accurate as IR.

So this brings us back full circle, if you want to make a game that is about painting it makes sense to put it on the Wii. The 360 has a bad reputation with respect to "kiddy" games. And Natal, well Natal is marketed as a no controller solution, so unless Mickey is a Kirby clone it will not work on Natal.

And you honestly don't expect them to support the 360/PS3 motion controllers when they have zero I repeat zero install base as of now? They won't take the risk. How do I know that? The best way to predict future movement is to look at the past. Developers have not supported the balance board, heck some western developers are not supporting the Wii at all.

Sure you could make a multi-platform with motion control only as an option, but you will have to change the game significantly for that. Heck why not make a PS2, PSP version too? That would make more sense that a 360/PS3 version.

So in short if you really want to make a game where painting quickly and accurately (yeah I know an assumption) is important it makes sense to put it on the Wii. And if, because of the accurate painting, it is impossible to do with dual analog, it makes sense to make it a Wii exclusive.

I dont like the phrase dumbing down. Games can be done on most platforms with tweaking here and there. You see how I argue for versions of multiplatform titles on Wii like RE5? Well I will do the same for games that can be done on HD systems too.

The painting idea most probably came about because of the platform choice, not neccesarily because they wanted to make a painting game. If they had chosen to make it a multiplatform game from the off then its likely that it would be a more straightforward platformer. I don't think this games kiddy nature would matter much to 360 owners. For a start its Micky Mouse, who is a decades old, well know character, secondly the concept is dark epic mickey, from the artwork you can see that this is no ordinary cheery platformer.

Natal may be marketed as controller free but they've already said that games can work with a controller and Natal. If its a painting game and the painting isn't neccesarily needed to be fluid and fast and simultaneous with other controls you could just use a 360 pad, then take your right hand off the controller and paint with your hand when needed.

I do expect developers to support motion on those systems with ZERO install base because if every developer took that attitude you would have no games whatsoever that support it. The balance board is a very different input device, you can lean with it. So its supporting every snowboard and skateboard game from now till the end of the machines life guaranteed. What else do you suppose developers would integrate it for? Even the new super monkey ball will have tilt controls with the remote, like we ski had normal controller controls too.

I agree that if the developers are lazy it would make more sense to put it out on PSP and PS2, but I try and remain optimistic. I hope that this game will have sumptous presentation and if its heavily stylised then there isn't much reason why it couldn't theoretically be rezzed up for other platforms.

So in short if they want to make a dark micky mouse game where painting is a mechanic, yet not demanding and simultaneous, they can do a version on whatever platform they should choose to.

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Those WiiWare impressions are a little underwhelming.  Not the games per say, but just the lack of new announcements.  If they're having a show dedicated to WiiWare I was expecting something new to be shown off.  I think the Worms: Battle Island game is the only one I haven't seen so far, and honestly I think the world has all the Worms games it needs.  Maybe I'm just too qeued up on the scene.  I was really hoping to see more new games though.

i agree i was looking forward to seeing more new projects as well.  having said that though i still think the wiiware platform still looks very fresh and exciting and i see myself buying the majority of those games.  

and cave story's absence is suspicious

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robio said:
Those WiiWare impressions are a little underwhelming.  Not the games per say, but just the lack of new announcements.  If they're having a show dedicated to WiiWare I was expecting something new to be shown off.  I think the Worms: Battle Island game is the only one I haven't seen so far, and honestly I think the world has all the Worms games it needs.  Maybe I'm just too qeued up on the scene.  I was really hoping to see more new games though.

i agree i was looking forward to seeing more new projects as well.  having said that though i still think the wiiware platform still looks very fresh and exciting and i see myself buying the majority of those games.  

and cave story's absence is suspicious

Actually it was there.  I didn't realize it (because I didn't read the very first line), but this article was from a show last month.  Cave Story was there along with 3 dozen other games, along with an equal number of DSiWare games.  For some reason Eurogamer only mentioned a fraction of them in their write-up.  The full list of games shown off at this show is here.

My guess is Cavestory has been covered on a pretty frequent basis this year, so they tried to focus on other games that have only received sporadic coverage or ones that have only recently had big updates.

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Iga_Bobovic said:
gamingeek said:

Sure, but that means dumbing games down. No way that an analog stick is as fast or accurate as IR.

So this brings us back full circle, if you want to make a game that is about painting it makes sense to put it on the Wii. The 360 has a bad reputation with respect to "kiddy" games. And Natal, well Natal is marketed as a no controller solution, so unless Mickey is a Kirby clone it will not work on Natal.

And you honestly don't expect them to support the 360/PS3 motion controllers when they have zero I repeat zero install base as of now? They won't take the risk. How do I know that? The best way to predict future movement is to look at the past. Developers have not supported the balance board, heck some western developers are not supporting the Wii at all.

Sure you could make a multi-platform with motion control only as an option, but you will have to change the game significantly for that. Heck why not make a PS2, PSP version too? That would make more sense that a 360/PS3 version.

So in short if you really want to make a game where painting quickly and accurately (yeah I know an assumption) is important it makes sense to put it on the Wii. And if, because of the accurate painting, it is impossible to do with dual analog, it makes sense to make it a Wii exclusive.

 I dont like the phrase dumbing down. Games can be done on most platforms with tweaking here and there. You see how I argue for versions of multiplatform titles on Wii like RE5? Well I will do the same for games that can be done on HD systems too. 

Yeah and you were wrong then and you are wrong now. Well at least you are consistent.


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The painting idea most probably came about because of the platform choice, not neccesarily because they wanted to make a painting game. If they had chosen to make it a multiplatform game from the off then its likely that it would be a more straightforward platformer.   

 Actually according to gaf Warren Spector is a big Wii fan and he wanted to do something with gaming design wise. So it could have been a painting game and then they got Mickey's license. 

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I do expect developers to support motion on those systems with ZERO install base because if every developer took that attitude you would have no games whatsoever that support it. The balance board is a very different input device, you can lean with it. So its supporting every snowboard and skateboard game from now till the end of the machines life guaranteed. What else do you suppose developers would integrate it for? Even the new super monkey ball will have tilt controls with the remote, like we ski had normal controller controls too.

Yeah, but the Wiimote can mimic some of the Balance Board's functions. There's however a big difference between Dualshock and Peniswand in functionality. And we need a Silver Surfer game.


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So in short if they want to make a dark micky mouse game where painting is a mechanic, yet not demanding and simultaneous, they can do a version on whatever platform they should choose to.

 To make the game possible for all consoles the levels would had to made with dumbed down mechanic in mind. This means if you want to have a simultaneous Wii/360/PS3 release all versions would have to be designed for the lowest denominator. In other words the graphics would be horrible compared to other 360/PS3 games and the controls and level design would not make full use of the Wii. A better option is to make two separate games, where the 360/PS3 version would be a more traditional platformer.

Also the painting controls could be the games unique selling point, look at Max and the Magic Marker. The fact that you can do these things simultaneously is one of the features of the game. With this feature it stands outside of the crowd. Making a more traditional platformer would mean that you can reach a larger user base, but the danger is that you lose your unique selling point and get lost in the crowd. 

So in short the Wii and the HD consoles are different beast that require different kind of software. Look at Square, Wii get's Crystal Bearers and PS3/360 get's FFXIII. The HD consoles get Soul Calibur 4 super busty edition and the Wii gets Bushido Blade motionplus edition (okay I made this one up, Square make it now)

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bugsonglass said:

robio said:
Those WiiWare impressions are a little underwhelming.  Not the games per say, but just the lack of new announcements.  If they're having a show dedicated to WiiWare I was expecting something new to be shown off.  I think the Worms: Battle Island game is the only one I haven't seen so far, and honestly I think the world has all the Worms games it needs.  Maybe I'm just too qeued up on the scene.  I was really hoping to see more new games though.

i agree i was looking forward to seeing more new projects as well.  having said that though i still think the wiiware platform still looks very fresh and exciting and i see myself buying the majority of those games.  

and cave story's absence is suspicious

Actually it was there.  I didn't realize it (because I didn't read the very first line), but this article was from a show last month.  Cave Story was there along with 3 dozen other games, along with an equal number of DSiWare games.  For some reason Eurogamer only mentioned a fraction of them in their write-up.  The full list of games shown off at this show is here.

My guess is Cavestory has been covered on a pretty frequent basis this year, so they tried to focus on other games that have only received sporadic coverage or ones that have only recently had big updates.

good call.  i forgot that was a list of eurogamer highlights

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So in short the Wii and the HD consoles are different beast that require different kind of software. Look at Square, Wii get's Crystal Bearers and PS3/360 get's FFXIII. The HD consoles get Soul Calibur 4 super busty edition and the Wii gets Bushido Blade motionplus edition (okay I made this one up, Square make it now)

For the record, Bushido Blade M+ would be the greatest game ever.  

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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:26:56
Sin and Punishment 2 - twice the size of the original

"You can't really compare the number of stages as they're all different sizes, but in terms of playtime it's easily twice the size [of the original]." - Hitoshi Yamagami, project director at Nintendo

So it's going to be two hours long now? Nyaa

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Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:32:17


Wow! A Boy and His Splooge Blob took me a little bit by surprise!

(1) I had no idea it was coming so soon (10/14)!

(2) I thought originally it was announced for WiiWare. I just saw it on GameStop.Com.

Looks nice! Anyone interested?

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