So you want to make a video game. Most folks would tell you, "Start simple." Well, it doesn't get much simpler than the "microgames" of the WarioWare series, which are about as long as ... that pause right there. WarioWare D.I.Y. is all about building your own teeny-tiny titles -- as talked about...

March 17th 2010 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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In an Iwata Asks interview about the upcoming WarioWare DIY, Nintendo president and expert interviewer Satoru Iwata revealed a previously unknown codename for the system that would become the Nintendo DS: Iris. "Iris was the codename of a next-generation device we were exploring to succeed the Game...

March 1st 2010 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo certainly knows no end on iterating on its franchises. Yet, we can't help but think that WarioWare D.I.Y. will be the last game of the microgame franchise. Don't think of that as a bad thing. Nintendo's Intelligent Systems has truly outdone themselves with D.I.Y., mixing a full-fledged seq...

February 24th 2010 at 6:40pm 0 Comments

Nintendo had a few awesome new WiiWare announcements at its Nintendo Media Summit, most notably, Cave Story! Most notably in the field of games we didn't know about, new Art Style games! The series hasn't been on Wii since the DSi came out, but now we've got Light Trax (a Wii version of the origina...

February 24th 2010 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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WarioWare DIY's simplified game design interface, used to create five-second microgames in the style of previous WarioWares, seems a lot simpler in these screenshots, mostly because it's now in English and we can read it. Quite helpful, that. And now that we can see it, it looks like an extremely...

January 25th 2010 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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One of Nintendo's most exciting announcements from E3 was the localization of WarioWare DIY, a DS app that lets players create their own WarioWare games, with custom graphics, sound, and gameplay. Nintendo didn't happen to offer a date during the thrilling E3 presentation, and it's said nothing at a...

December 14th 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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If the frantic WarioWare franchise has begun to lose its place in your heart of hearts, it sounds like the next chapter should rejuvenate the franchise's luster. WarioWare DIY will let players use the DSi's camera (and a few basic photo modification tools) to create their own microgames. When you'v...

June 2nd 2009 at 12:55pm 0 Comments