Post Thumbnail

This week, the European Wii Shop is granted with a somewhat anticipated new title, and one we're glad is launching there before it does here. We're intensely curious about the platform action title Icarian: Kindred Spirits, and the fact that it's coming out in Europe first means we'll get to read re...

June 19th 2009 at 11:40am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We know that Nintendo is doing very well financially as of the end of fiscal 2008. And, of course, we know that hardware sales play a major role in that windfall. But how is Nintendo doing in terms of software sales? Very well, thank you! The company released a list of every million-selling first-pa...

May 8th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

So, Nintendo has announced all the games you'll be able to purchase for your brand new DSi in the online DSi Shop on April 5. The list is ... well, we were going to say "eclectic", but it's just plain weird. You can Nintendo's full descriptions after the break, but here are the titles: WarioWa...

April 2nd 2009 at 9:15am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

While we can't be sure what the launch lineup for the DSiWare shop outside of Japan will look like, we can guess that the Australian shop will feature at least one of these games, thanks to OFLC ratings: Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face...

March 18th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Another organization is blowing an imaginary whistle on Brain Age and other similar products designed to sharpen minds. Consumer group Which assembled a panel of three neuroscientists to test the ideas that brain training games improve memory and help prevent dementia. The panel found "weak" or no e...

February 26th 2009 at 2:10pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Brain Age games don't necessarily make you smarter, and it is "charlatanism" to make such a claim. Those are the conclusions drawn by one Alain Lieury, professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Rennes. The professor's findings were picked up by The Times, which loves itself a good story...

January 26th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Thirteen DSiWare titles will be released to Japan's DSi Shop on December 24, so we thought we'd construct a one-stop post where you can gawk at games most of us can't have. Past the jump, you'll find screens for all launch titles, as well as the price and size of each. How would you spend the free 1...

December 17th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Nintendo has released a new video advertising the downloadable offerings on the Japanese DSi Shop, which will become available starting December 24. This new trailer gives us a better look at a few of the games we knew about, and introduces a few we didn't. Thrillingly, we now have names fo...

December 16th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

The DS is purportedly bringing in new gamers who wouldn't traditionally care about video games at all, with stuff like Nintendogs, Brain Age, and Personal Trainer: Cooking (as seen in the above ad). We're happy to see Nintendo capturing the interest of people who previously would have seen our hobby...

December 8th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

In what has become a holiday tradition as beloved and predictable as your Uncle Jack tipping a few (or 17) back and daring you to punch him in the stomach, Nintendo is releasing two new DS bundles just in time for the shopping season. Beginning on Black Friday, you can look for a red DS emblazoned...

November 25th 2008 at 8:30am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

In 2007, Sears offered ravenous Black Friday shoppers a pink Nintendogs Lite and an eye-catching gold Phantom Hourglass console. This year, to help you forget the fact that you're not rich enough to import a DSi, two further hardware bundles will be made available: an Ice Blue Lite with Brain Ag...

October 28th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments