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[computerandvideogames.com] Halo Reach details emerge. A generational leap over previous titles? computerandvideogames.com news SteelAttack
[computerandvideogames.com] Microsoft: No need for new Xbox. Not even sure if 360 is at midpoint of life yet. computerandvideogames.com news SteelAttack
[cubed3.com] Little King's Story Wii Still Selling Well The VGP GoTY award really boosted its sales cubed3.com news Iga_Bobovic
Armored Core 5 Announced From Software promises somethign different. andriasang.com news aspro
[edge-online.com] Greenburg: Natal to sell millions in 2010 MILLIONS! edge-online.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] God of War Trilogy launches end of march In Europe. For £110! computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
What We Know About Zelda Wii zeldainformer.com news Iga_Bobovic
Sin and Punishment 2 - video tour from wiifolder wiifolder.com impressions media Iga_Bobovic
[youtube.com] Street Fighter: the Movie: the Music video youtube.com media Iga_Bobovic
[gizmodo.com] Booth babe confessions gizmodo.com editorial Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Recession or Transition? Did the games business shrink in 2009 or did consumers just abandon the high street? eurogamer.net editorial Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Digital Foundry vs. 3D Gaming The techniques and challenges of stereo 3D, and the significance of PS3's firmware upgrade. eurogamer.net editorial Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Retrospective: Steel Battalion eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Coming Attractions: Shooters & Racing eurogamer.net editorial Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Nintendo responds to Greenpeace report Takes eco responsibilities "seriously" eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Ubisoft shows Conviction's split-screen eurogamer.net media Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] EA confirms Wii NBA Jam revival Exclusive and out this year. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[computerandvideogames.com] Madworld 2 headed to Wii? computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Aliens RPG video leaked? computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] Opinion: What went wrong? With PSP minis, DSi and WiiWare gamasutra.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer review 3D Dot game Heroes 7/10 "A one trick Pony" eurogamer.net impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Criterion scotch NFS rumours eurogamer.net gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Fable 3 reveal next month eurogamer.net gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] RE5 Gold Edition pics gamekyo.com media gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] New God of War 3 pics gamekyo.com media gamingeek
[youtube.com] Magic Obelisk video review youtube.com impressions gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Rumour: Criterion's NFS artwork gonintendo.com media gamingeek
[kotaku.com] Metal Gear Solid movie stalled kotaku.com gamingeek
L4Dead with Mo. Controls PC motion controls at CES 1up.com media aspro
Netflix Hearts Nintendo Talkies coming to your Wii? 1up.com aspro
Killzone 3, InFamous 2, and Resistance 3  To be announced at E3? 1up.com news aspro
[ign.com] IGN preview No More Heroes Desperate Struggle Just wow… ign.com impressions gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] Warner Bros cuts jobs Monolith and more suffer gamasutra.com gamingeek
Online Gamer Plays Monopoly Just watch break.com media Yodariquo
[computerandvideogames.com] Explosive Lost Planet 2 pics computerandvideogames.com media gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] No More Heroes Paradise trailer gamekyo.com media gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] God of War Collection trailer gamekyo.com media gamingeek
[siliconera.com] Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love - impressions siliconera.com impressions Iga_Bobovic
The Top 5 Super Mario Games associatedcontent.com editorial Iga_Bobovic
[blogspot.com] Nintendo discontinues three more Wii titles Wario Land Shake, Mario Strikers Charged, Battalion Wars 2 blogspot.com news Iga_Bobovic
[mcvuk.com] EA: Fewer games on the way in 2010 mcvuk.com news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Broken Sword for iPhone next month Director's Cut gives you extra. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Red Ring of Death foils thief A real serial thriller. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] GAME's GOWIII bundle costs £110 Skins! Blu-rays! Soundtracks! Art book. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] PSP's Ace Combat Joint Assault dated Due summer with multiplayer for eight. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Rebellion to close Derby studio Rogue Warrior dev bites the dust. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] GT5 demo downloaded a million times Time Trial popular in Europe. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Forza 3 AutoWeek DLC released The 10 hottest cars of 2010. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] DOWII expansion Chaos Rising dated Chaos Marines! Level 30! Here in March. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Phoenix Wright on WiiWare this week Europeans can play on Friday. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer reviews Army of Two: The 40th Day 7/10 eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Podcast launches! The VG Press gets another competitor eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] IGN review Phoenix Wright Wiiware 6.0 " It's, essentially, a DS emulation running on the Nintendo Wii" ign.com impressions gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Reggie: Zelda Wii has to be perfect Thats the message from EAD computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
Darksiders 1up review B 1up.com impressions gamingeek
[edge-online.com] Wii approaches 60 million sold edge-online.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Hands on Medal of Honor reboot Sets itself apart from Modern Warfare? computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Hands on Bioshock eurogamer.net gamingeek
[destructoid.com] 10 tips for 3rd parties on Wii Because publishers suck destructoid.com gamingeek
[ign.com] Analyst NPD Preview: Nintendo Owns December ign.com impressions gamingeek
[ign.com] New Infinite Space Trailer ign.com media gamingeek
[vg247.com] Pachter sasses EA Big time "they are blaming everything on the environment" vg247.com gamingeek
[thevgpress.com] Pressroom Podcast #43 Foolz & Yoda go at it. thevgpress.com aspro
Could it be the end for endings? No. guardian.co.uk editorial Yodariquo
[gonintendo.com] Max and the Magic Marker dated for Europe 22 January gonintendo.com news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Bach: 70-80% of pubs doing Natal games MS wants third-parties "making money". eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Euro Star Trek Online open beta begins Be quick, space is limited. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Only bad Wii games sell badly - Bloober WiiWare dev on Capcom's "bitching". eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] MS launches game-maker Kodu on PC Free beta hopes to attract schools. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
Japan 2009 final sales figures Nintendomination? Or PSramification? 1up.com gamingeek
FFXIII international trailer 1up.com media gamingeek
[gamesindustry.biz] Industry expects PS3 to bounce back in 2010 Wii to flounder gamesindustry.biz gamingeek
[edge-online.com] Red Dead Redemption has to sell 5 million copies Just to re-coup costs edge-online.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Nintendo trademarks Wii relax in the US eurogamer.net gamingeek
Tekken 6 Online Co-Op Japan gets it. andriasang.com news aspro
GT5 Delayed? You Betcha! Delayed.  Yes. andriasang.com aspro
FF13 Deleted Content Too hot to handle, enough for a 2nd game! andriasang.com news aspro
[edge-online.com] Netflix hits wii this spring will also require an "instant-streaming" disc to access Netflix edge-online.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Capcom making a Gamers game for Natal Now how about making one for Wii? eurogamer.net gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Metroid Other M hitting this year eurogamer.net gamingeek
[gamersyde.com] Sonic Racing trailer Perma Ban for anyone that buys this gamersyde.com media gamingeek
[nintendoworldreport.com] NWR Review Skycrawlers If you enjoy flight combat games then you should be headed out the door to buy this game right now nintendoworldreport.com impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] RTS Games are going backwards Says Gas Powerered Games eurogamer.net gamingeek
[develop-online.net] Average dev budget balloons to near $30 million And for Wii? Like 10 bucks. develop-online.net gamingeek
[gamesradar.com] Gamesradar review Skycrawlers Fast planes and loads of shooting gamesradar.com impressions gamingeek
[siliconera.com] Sky Crawlers Descructoid review Even for someone who's not really into flight sims, this game is a fun play siliconera.com impressions gamingeek
[joystiq.com] Joystiq FFCC Crystal Bearers review Absolutely thrilling, till they hit a wall joystiq.com impressions gamingeek
Wii Sniper rifle footage LOLOLOLOL kombo.com media gamingeek
[nintendoeverything.com] Sengoku Basara 3 scans nintendoeverything.com gamingeek
[ign.com] The Magic Obelisk IGN review 8.0 (Remember its only 500 points) ign.com impressions gamingeek
[ign.com] THQ announce Beat city DS De Blob crossed with Rhythm Heaven? ign.com gamingeek
[gametrailers.com] Naughty Bear debut trailer Can you bear the bear's rage? gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Spelunker Japanese debut trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Zen Pinball Ninja Gaiden trailer No jiggle physics gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] vvvvvv topsy turvy gameplay vvvvvv gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Army of Two: The 40th Day GT review 7.7 gametrailers.com impressions media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Armor Valley flight trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Spliner Cell Conviction GS co-op hands on gamespot.com impressions Foolz
[gamespot.com] CES 2010 photos gamespot.com media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Super Street Fighter IV updated GS hands-on gamespot.com impressions media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Nier GS impressions gamespot.com impressions Foolz
[destructoid.com] Destructoid's 9.0 Darksiders Review "one of the best action adventure games of the current generation." destructoid.com impressions phantom_leo
[neogaf.com] NPD December 2009 sales Holy crap neogaf.com news Iga_Bobovic
[gonintendo.com] Endless Ocean Blue World screens Screens of justice! gonintendo.com media gamingeek
PS3 DVR Kit For Japan Likely to com Stateside. andriasang.com news aspro
Cool Dragon Ball Z Cart DS game looks like Famicom cart. andriasang.com news aspro
Split second pics, 11 big ones gfdata.de media gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Rare to let publishers to borrow characters Who wants Banjo? computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
FPS gaming from a female’s POV A derogative word chart! regretfulmorning.com media Yodariquo
[edge-online.com] PS3 Japan getting DVR 250gb add on edge-online.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Streetfighter is worst movie of 2009 Average review score of 4% eurogamer.net impressions gamingeek
NIER 1up preview 1up.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Bioshock 2 reviews coming in PC Gamer and PSM3 computerandvideogames.com impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Ubisoft 2010 to refocus on HD consoles "With a view to further reducing our exposure to the DS" eurogamer.net gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] 3D Dot Game Heroes dated for europe eurogamer.net gamingeek
[neogaf.com] Japan's top 100 sellers of 2009 neogaf.com gamingeek
Ubisoft financials Just Dance and Ass Creed 2 a success gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Tatsukono vs Capcom Nintendo power review 9/10 gonintendo.com impressions gamingeek
Video preview of Shattered Memories wiifolder.com impressions gamingeek
[youtube.com] Last Window footage aka Hotel Dusk 2 youtube.com media gamingeek
[siliconera.com] Reggie talks Netflix, HD and Wii 2 siliconera.com gamingeek
[cnbc.com] Reggie video interview Seems Wii 2 is miles away cnbc.com gamingeek
[neogaf.com] NBA Jam Wii details BOOMSHAKALAKA neogaf.com gamingeek
Max and the Magic Marker launch trailer maxandthemagicmarker.com media gamingeek
[gamespot.com] Max & the Magic Marker Images gamespot.com media gamingeek
Last Flight website opens Zombie Slaughter on an aeroplane last-flight.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] DSi XL launches March 5th in europe With brown or wine red colour? Ewwww computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[gametrailers.com] Mass Effect trilogy interview gametrailers.com editorial media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Fantasy Earth ZERO debut US trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Yakuza 4 raining money trailer Halelujah! gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Greed Corp The Land trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Global Agenda launch trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Old Republic developer despatch: designing the dar gametrailers.com editorial media Foolz
[gamespot.com] Silent Hill: Shattered memories PSP hands-on gamespot.com impressions Foolz
[gamespot.com] God of War 3 cleared for release down under Special edition $248 AUD gamespot.com news Foolz
[gamespot.com] Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll updated hands-on gamespot.com impressions Foolz
[gamespot.com] Splinter Cell, R.U.S.E. delayed April for the former, next fiscal year for the latter gamespot.com news Foolz
New Pokemon Ranger Announced Path of Light andriasang.com news aspro
[gamekyo.com] New No More Heroes Paradise video Looking hot gamekyo.com gamingeek
[youtube.com] New Just Cause 2 interactive trailer! I choose your own adventure trailer, AWESOME! youtube.com media Dvader
Official RE5 Gold Edition website With boxart residentevil.com media Dvader
[neogaf.com] Games TM reviews Mass Effect 2 etc neogaf.com impressions gamingeek
[kotaku.com] SEGA Wanted Dreamcast in Xbox 1 Negotiations fell apart kotaku.com gamingeek
Ezio will return in Assasins Creed 3 Online multiplayer this fiscal year 1up.com gamingeek
[kotaku.com] Japanese newspaper defends DS2 reporting Iwata DID say it would have highly detailed graphics kotaku.com gamingeek
[edge-online.com] BBC iPlayer use up 74% from consoles “One in eight of all TV requests are now coming from either a Nintendo Wii or Sony PS3 console, which is an increase of 74% since November 2009.” edge-online.com gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] Opinion: The culture Clash of Bayonetta the debate over the aesthetics of Platinum Games' Bayonetta, exploring context for "taste" gamasutra.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] I am Alive gets complete reboot From Darkworks to Ubi Shanghai computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[businessweek.com] Reggie: The next Wii not coming soon Therefore expect an imminent announcement businessweek.com news Yodariquo
[eurogamer.net] Beyond Good and Evil 2 Still in production eurogamer.net gamingeek
[capcom.co.jp] RE5 alternative edition new video capcom.co.jp gamingeek
8 pics of God of War 3 in one click Stone man with hammer gfdata.de media gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Mass Effect 2 pics I'm not posting these in the comments Steel! gamekyo.com media gamingeek
Max and the Magic marker demo Flash based maxandthemagicmarker.com gamingeek
Trauma team featurette atlus.com gamingeek
[flickr.com] Trauma team screens flickr.com gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Anita Frazier NPD Analysis gonintendo.com gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] NBA Jam first screen gonintendo.com gamingeek
Sands of Descruction differences Between japan and western versions otakuxgamer.com gamingeek
Nolan North Interview Is his mother cubbi gummi? gamepro.com gamingeek
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[nintendo.co.jp] Zangeki no Reginleiv site update Media and info nintendo.co.jp gamingeek
Videogame statistics infographic Because everyone loves statistics onlineeducation.net media news Yodariquo
[gamasutra.com] Top Ten best selling games of 2009 for US. Wiiiiiiiiii gamasutra.com news Dvader
[ign.com] Darksiders: Second Opinion ...it keeps things fresh from start to finish. ign.com phantom_leo
[gametrailers.com] ModNation Racers Customization Nation trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Rocketbirds Revolution! debut launch trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
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[gametrailers.com] Air Tonelico III Japanese TV spot, overview trailer, and gameplay trailer! gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Naughty Bear Play Nice trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Splinter Cell CES walkthrough gametrailers.com media Foolz
[gametrailers.com] Tatsunoko vs Capcom GT preview gametrailers.com impressions media Foolz
[kotaku.com] You Will Believe a Hamster Can Fly! I dunno. Let's test this theory! kotaku.com phantom_leo
[kotaku.com] Next Assassin's Creed to include Multiplayer Because that's what everyone wanted kotaku.com news Yodariquo
[eurogamer.net] Napoleon: Total War eurogamer hands on eurogamer.net impressions Foolz
[eurogamer.net] Starship Portal eurogamer review 8/10...anothe rone. sigh. eurogamer.net impressions Foolz
[eurogamer.net] Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days eurogamer preview eurogamer.net impressions Foolz
[eurogamer.net] Making it special eurogamer article Specialise or die eurogamer.net editorial Foolz
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[gametrailers.com] Halo Waypoint Midnight in Midlothian trailer gametrailers.com media Foolz
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[gametrailers.com] Mass Effect 2: Exclusive Sci vs Fi Doc Part I They thought that title through... gametrailers.com media Foolz
RE5 Gold Content Was Intended for Orig. Capcom caught again. andriasang.com news aspro
[ign.com] Moronic IGN article about blind love of Mario. An idiot writes something. ign.com editorial Dvader
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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:31:23
Nintendo Dominates, Software Sales Rebound in Japan Plus other tidbits from 2009's final sales figures.
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Exactly how pervasive is Nintendo's iron grip on the Japanese game industry? Very, according to 2009 sales figures released by Weekly Famitsu publisher Enterbrain this week. According to Enterbrain's tabulations, Nintendo sold a total of 15.4 million games in Japan during 2009; out of the top 100 best-selling games in the region last year, Nintendo published 25 of them. (These number doesn't include Pokemon titles, which are published directly by Nintendo affiliate The Pokemon Company in Asia; 4.73 million Pokemon SKUs were sold in Japan last year.)

The good news continued on the hardware front, with 4.02 million Nintendo DSes and 1.98 million Wii systems sold in Japan last year. Overall, titles released for the DS accounted for 43.5% of all Japanese console game sales in 2009; Wii games took 20.3% of the pie, while the PSP was next with 15.3% of sales.

Enterbrain reported that the Japanese video game industry shifted a total of 542 billion yen in sales in 2009, about 7% off from 2008 -- this despite a 10.4% rise in year-over-year game sales for the second half of the year, buoyed by big-name releases like Final Fantasy XIII and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Here's a list of the top 20 games saleswise in Japan last year:

1. Dragon Quest IX (Square Enix, DS) -- 4,100,968
2. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (The Pokemon Company, DS) -- 3,382,597
3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo, DS) -- 2,485,150
4. Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo, DS) -- 2,311,948
5. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, PS3) -- 1,698,256
6. Wii Sports Resport (Nintendo, Wii) -- 1,542,806
7. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Wii) -- 1,298,533
8. Monster Hunter Tri (Capcom, WIi) -- 968,033
9. Inazuma Eleven 2 (Level-5, DS) -- 943,615
10, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (budget rerelease) (Capcom, PSP) -- 911,497
11. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo, DS) -- 717,940
12. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii) -- 588,258
13. Professor Layton and the Spectre's Flute (Level-5, DS) -- 552,085
14. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (Square Enix, DS) -- 522,260
15. Resident Evil 5 (Capcomm, PS3) -- 508,959
16. Yakuza 3 (Sega, PS3) -- 509,223
17. Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo, DS) -- 480,326
18. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii) -- 446,447
19. Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Sega, DS) -- 443,216
20. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (The Pokemon Company, DS) -- 417,226

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Bugs, Endless Ocean 2 is out 5th Feb. Look for a good price.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:34:30

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Bugs, Endless Ocean 2 is out 5th Feb. Look for a good price.

here's the online market research results:

zavvi: pre-order = £39.95

play.com pre-order = £29.99

shopto.net pre-order = £26.85

amazon.co.uk pre-order = £30.99

asda pre-order = £39.91

ones i searched but didn't have it at all: blahdvd.com, gameplay.co.uk, game.co.uk, gamestation.co.uk, hmv.com


...game is definitely not a "niceprice" title like the first one.  i thought that may have helped the original and it would have been a good idea for this one too.  it's not most people's idea of a full price purchase

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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:45:02

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gamingeek said:
Bugs, Endless Ocean 2 is out 5th Feb. Look for a good price.

here's the online market research results:

zavvi: pre-order = £39.95

play.com pre-order = £29.99

shopto.net pre-order = £26.85

amazon.co.uk pre-order = £30.99

asda pre-order = £39.91

ones i searched but didn't have it at all: blahdvd.com, gameplay.co.uk, game.co.uk, gamestation.co.uk, hmv.com


...game is definitely not a "niceprice" title like the first one.  i thought that may have helped the original and it would have been a good idea for this one too.  it's not most people's idea of a full price purchase

Yeah I'm having a hard time finding both this game and NMH 2 even listed on some sites.

Cheapest I've seen is £25 on cdwow.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:54:45

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REDMOND, Wash. & LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo of America Inc. and Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq:NFLX] today announced an agreement that will allow Netflix members who are also owners of Nintendo’s Wii™ home console to instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix directly to their TVs. Netflix is scheduled to go live on the Wii console this spring in the United States at no additional cost to Netflix members who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month, a Wii console and a broadband Internet connection.

The partnership between the two companies will extend the reach of content streamed from Netflix farther than ever before, thanks to the mainstream popularity of the Wii console. Wii remains the fastest-selling home console in history, and reaches more consumers than any other device that currently supports streaming movies from Netflix. In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States. Wii is the top-selling home video game system of this generation, and as such brings the Netflix experience to a broad and diverse mass market.

“Our research shows that 86 percent of all U.S. Wii consoles are located in the living room,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Wii console is the social hub around which friends and family members gather to play games and have fun. Soon both new and longtime Wii owners will enjoy the benefits of Netflix – and a variety of informational and entertainment options – by being Netflix members and connecting their consoles to the Internet.”

“Our goal is to offer Netflix members as many ways as possible to watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix right to their TVs and to give non-members more and compelling reasons to consider the service,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “Joining forces with Nintendo, which has been so immensely popular with consumers since its introduction, is a very meaningful step in that direction.”

With 11.1 million U.S. subscribers as of Sept. 30, 2009, Netflix continues to expand the ways in which its members can watch movies and TV shows streamed directly to TVs via a range of Netflix-ready devices such as the Wii console. Netflix memberships start as low as $8.99 a month, and members also can receive unlimited DVDs delivered quickly to their homes. At the same time, consumers continue to demonstrate a preference for Wii consoles, which offer tremendous value, whether measured in fun games, shared experiences or the suggested retail price of just $199.99.

To enable their systems to stream content from Netflix, Wii owners will need a Netflix instant-streaming disc for the Wii console, which will be available at no additional cost to Netflix subscribers. The free disc looks and operates the same as a disc-based Wii game, and the entire user experience will feel natural and intuitive to Wii console owners. Netflix members and Wii console owners can now reserve a free instant-streaming disc by going to www.netflix.com/Wii. Once available in the spring, the discs will be delivered for free by first-class mail.

When the instant-streaming disc is inserted into a member’s Wii system, an array of movie and TV choices will be displayed right on their TV screen. These titles will be conveniently organized into a variety of categories based on members’ personal preferences and will include popular genres, new arrivals and members’ individual instant Queues. Using the Wii Remote™ controller, members will be able to choose a movie or TV episode to watch from their instant Queues or pick one directly from any of the lists. They will also have the ability to read synopses and rate movies, and will have the option of fast-forwarding and rewinding their selection.

Netflix adds another dimension to the Wii console’s diverse online features, which range from downloadable new and classic games in the Wii Shop Channel, to online multiplayer gaming with games like Mario Kart™ Wii, to video highlights and information about titles for the Wii and Nintendo DS™ systems via the Nintendo Channel™.

I wont use this because wii + streaming on an HDTV will look bad. But on an SDTV it will probably look okay if the iPlayer is anything to go by.

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Posted some news, check this out GG

Only bad Wii games sell badly - Bloober

Capcom's "bitching" (and subsequent back-track) about poor sales of Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles was ill-aimed, WiiWare developer Bloober Team has told Eurogamer.

"With such a strong install base it's hard to believe that there's not enough people to appreciate mature, core content," said executive producer Marcin Kawa. "It's all about games and quality. I'm not surprised that another shooter on rails doesn't sell well. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that people expect something more than that..

"I bet No More Heroes 2 will do pretty good, as well as the new Metroid and Capcom's Monster Hunter. I hope that Last Flight will be successful and that's because we're making a game that was thought out as a Wii game.

"Instead of bitching," he added, "we'd rather create something that has value and doesn't feel like a third-rate port put together to make a quick buck."

Bloober's making Last Flight, a visually simple but striking action-horror game inspired by Golden Axe, although we've yet to see the similarities. Importantly, this is a WiiWare game aimed at a mature audience that Marcin Kawa is adamant exists on Wii, despite the public lethargy for critically acclaimed games like MadWorld and No More Heroes.

"Was it the right decision to develop a game on Wii? Should we make it less violent? Are we gonna sell enough copies to pay our bills? You know, typical questions, nothing unusual here," Kawa said. "And while we love and respect Capcom and Pachter, we wouldn't go that far and say that mature stuff doesn't sell or that it's the platform holder's fault.

"Our logic is far simpler: if the game doesn't sell, we did something wrong."

The first episode of Last Flight, of which there are four, will be released on WiiWare "really soon".

Wow, look at that. Someone that understands the basic rules of economics. Never ever blame your customer or competitor. 

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bugsonglass said:
hi guys.  i'm back after 4 days in the hospital.  i had a car wreck coming home from a night out on saturday.

what's been up, what have i missed?

 That's terrible... I hope you heal up well.

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gamingeek said:

I don't know if it's going to bounce back per say, as much as it will sustain it's momentum. It will continue to sell and not suck like it did until the price cut.  I don't think its going to get a huge boost nor do I think it'll outsell the Wii.  I could see it routinely outselling the 360 though unless that console gets another good price drop.

The economy still sucks and I'm not real encouraged by anything I see. That's still going to be the biggest hurdle.  $300 is still a good chunk to throw down when you're unemployed you know?  

 That's about it.  The hang up used to be the lack of games and the price, and both of those have been corrected.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:50:39

bugsonglass said:

gamingeek said:

bugsonglass said:
hi guys.  i'm back after 4 days in the hospital.  i had a car wreck coming home from a night out on saturday.

what's been up, what have i missed?

Hope you're allright. Was it your car? You weren't drink driving were you? What injuries did you have?

Angry Monkey is back.

Angry Monkey!!!  Awesome.  Hope you will stop trying to tempt me into AC now finally!

It was my parents car.  I totaled it and will have to pay for it.  I fell asleep and ran into the back of a parked car.  Luckily i was wearing the seat belt so my injuries aren't too bad.  I did get several dozen stitched inside the mouth and some outside though, but i didn't lose any teeth or break any bones.

the worst was that my room-mate in the hospital was a fella by the name of Jaime from Guadalajara.  I knew then that steel had sent one of his cronies to do me in at night while i slept, hitman style!  Had to stay up all night in vigil

Yes. Do be careful. We don't want to have to refer to you as bugsthroughglass...

Seriously though, glad you are OK.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 20:55:49

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bugsonglass said:
hi guys.  i'm back after 4 days in the hospital.  i had a car wreck coming home from a night out on saturday.

what's been up, what have i missed?

That's terrible... I hope you heal up well.

  thank you bro, really appreciate it.  i hope so too.  right now i can't eat and it hurts a bit to talk and i got a bit of a lisp as well.

phantom_leo said:

bugsonglass said:

gamingeek said:

bugsonglass said:
hi guys.  i'm back after 4 days in the hospital.  i had a car wreck coming home from a night out on saturday.

what's been up, what have i missed?

Hope you're allright. Was it your car? You weren't drink driving were you? What injuries did you have?

Angry Monkey is back.

Angry Monkey!!!  Awesome.  Hope you will stop trying to tempt me into AC now finally!

It was my parents car.  I totaled it and will have to pay for it.  I fell asleep and ran into the back of a parked car.  Luckily i was wearing the seat belt so my injuries aren't too bad.  I did get several dozen stitched inside the mouth and some outside though, but i didn't lose any teeth or break any bones.

the worst was that my room-mate in the hospital was a fella by the name of Jaime from Guadalajara.  I knew then that steel had sent one of his cronies to do me in at night while i slept, hitman style!  Had to stay up all night in vigil

Yes. Do be careful. We don't want to have to refer to you as bugsthroughglass...

Seriously though, glad you are OK.

thank you buddy.  you know i would have been just that had i not been wearing the seat belt.  i got away with it pretty lightly all things considered.  right now it hurts like hell to laugh though, so leave the crane jokes for a little while

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Woah. Sorry to hear about your accident Bugs. Get better soon.

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Posted some news, check this out GG

Only bad Wii games sell badly - Bloober

Capcom's "bitching" (and subsequent back-track) about poor sales of Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles was ill-aimed, WiiWare developer Bloober Team has told Eurogamer.

"With such a strong install base it's hard to believe that there's not enough people to appreciate mature, core content," said executive producer Marcin Kawa. "It's all about games and quality. I'm not surprised that another shooter on rails doesn't sell well. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that people expect something more than that..

"I bet No More Heroes 2 will do pretty good, as well as the new Metroid and Capcom's Monster Hunter. I hope that Last Flight will be successful and that's because we're making a game that was thought out as a Wii game.

"Instead of bitching," he added, "we'd rather create something that has value and doesn't feel like a third-rate port put together to make a quick buck."

Bloober's making Last Flight, a visually simple but striking action-horror game inspired by Golden Axe, although we've yet to see the similarities. Importantly, this is a WiiWare game aimed at a mature audience that Marcin Kawa is adamant exists on Wii, despite the public lethargy for critically acclaimed games like MadWorld and No More Heroes.

"Was it the right decision to develop a game on Wii? Should we make it less violent? Are we gonna sell enough copies to pay our bills? You know, typical questions, nothing unusual here," Kawa said. "And while we love and respect Capcom and Pachter, we wouldn't go that far and say that mature stuff doesn't sell or that it's the platform holder's fault.

"Our logic is far simpler: if the game doesn't sell, we did something wrong."

The first episode of Last Flight, of which there are four, will be released on WiiWare "really soon".

Wow, look at that. Someone that understands the basic rules of economics. Never ever blame your customer or competitor.

That's a decent view to take. NMH is considered a success for Suda and Marvelous at like 350k, if it sells more than the first it's a success. I think it will do as its been around for a while and no doubt some people picked it up used or whatever in the intervening years.

bugsonglass said:

aspro said:

bugsonglass said:
hi guys.  i'm back after 4 days in the hospital.  i had a car wreck coming home from a night out on saturday.

what's been up, what have i missed?

That's terrible... I hope you heal up well.

  thank you bro, really appreciate it.  i hope so too.  right now i can't eat and it hurts a bit to talk and i got a bit of a lisp as well.

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thank you buddy.  you know i would have been just that had i not been wearing the seat belt.  i got away with it pretty lightly all things considered.  right now it hurts like hell to laugh though, so leave the crane jokes for a little while

Why am I now thinking about Mr Miyagi?

Ooops. Don't laugh.

Seriously, all the best.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:26:24
Holy crap bugsy. Even though it sucks to buy a new car, at least your injuries aren't very serious. Hope you get better real soon, man. We all love you here.

*damn Jaime failed me, time for plan B*
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Holy crap bugsy. Even though it sucks to buy a new car, at least your injuries aren't very serious. Hope you get better real soon, man. We all love you here.

*damn Jaime failed me, time for plan B*

 But how will pay for Fedor?!. You need a plan C to get enough to pay for Plan B.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:40:52

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i got a bit of a lisp as well.

Really? Me too! Awesome~!  Nyaa

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PS: Your Get-Well present is on it's way!


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Woah. Sorry to hear about your accident Bugs. Get better soon.

Thank you so much.  i have a week off work so hopefully i'll be fully mended by then

SteelAttack said:
Holy crap bugsy. Even though it sucks to buy a new car, at least your injuries aren't very serious. Hope you get better real soon, man. We all love you here.

*damn Jaime failed me, time for plan B*

thank you buddy.  i feel the love already *group hug*.  plan B for banderas?  i stand no chance Sad

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PS: Your Get-Well present is on it's way!


LOL they must have put like two bottles of fake tan on that kid LOL

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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:04:25
Sorry to hear that Bugs, glad you are ok.

What a good day for news, great updates today guys. The game budget stuff is freaky.
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Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:16:39

bugsonglass said:

It was my parents car.  I totaled it and will have to pay for it.  I fell asleep and ran into the back of a parked car.  Luckily i was wearing the seat belt so my injuries aren't too bad.  I did get several dozen stitched inside the mouth and some outside though, but i didn't lose any teeth or break any bones.

Wow, good you came out fine and no one else was hurt. Bad about the money side of things.

I think falling asleep has been responsible for many of my screwups as well, like flooding a downstairs apartment.

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The more I look at this survey the more cross-eyed it starts to make me.  Publishers expected to be successful and Nintendo is at the bottom of the list??  In a year where they have a Mario game, a Metroid Game, a Zelda game, and a Pokemon game coming out they come in at 9.4%???  Is that a joke?  Yeah this has absolutely no credibility.

Yeah,  you'd think people would be a little cautious about underrating nintendo lately.

I think PS3 will do better and better,  but I don't expect amazing sales.

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My wii has been sent off for repairs, hopefully I wont lose my saves.

Has anyone had trouble with their drives? Mine is getting louder - I'm hoping I won't have to send it in soon.


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bugsonglass said:

here's the online market research results:

zavvi: pre-order = £39.95

play.com pre-order = £29.99

shopto.net pre-order = £26.85

amazon.co.uk pre-order = £30.99

asda pre-order = £39.91

ones i searched but didn't have it at all: blahdvd.com, gameplay.co.uk, game.co.uk, gamestation.co.uk, hmv.com


...game is definitely not a "niceprice" title like the first one.  i thought that may have helped the original and it would have been a good idea for this one too.  it's not most people's idea of a full price purchase

Yeah I'm having a hard time finding both this game and NMH 2 even listed on some sites.

Cheapest I've seen is £25 on cdwow.

Huh - it's $30 on amazon canada which is what the first one was priced at. If they do a we ski and price the second one higher it is not going to sell at all.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:49:40

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Has anyone had trouble with their drives? Mine is getting louder - I'm hoping I won't have to send it in soon.

Now that you mention it, mine has been a little louder than it once was.  God knows this console has gotten more use out of it than any other in recent years, but it would really suck having to send this in for repairs.  Actually, even with my soft mod I think I'm just as well off buying a new Wii and asking Nintendo to transfer my downloads to the new account.

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