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Last October, when the wounds of Wii Music's critical and commercial failure were still relatively fresh, Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned that "there may still be some possibility" of continuing the franchise. In a recent interview with Techland, Miyamoto went a bit further, explaining, "There's a lot o...

November 11th 2010 at 11:02pm 0 Comments
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At a New York City roundtable event, Nintendo's resident wunderkind Shigeru Miyamoto showed Joystiq and several other press outlets his latest creation: New Super Mario Bros. Wii (more on that later). During the Q&A that followed, when asked if he was particularly surprised by the reception of...

October 15th 2009 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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They say that the Japanese are known for their impeccable respect of timeliness. So why is it that leading Japanese mag Famitsu is revealing its 2008 Game of the Year winners now? Here are some highlights: Person of the Year -- Hideo KojimaThis is a man that not only has time to pen the comple...

April 25th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

This week, the Nintendo Channel has plenty of videos and, much to our surprise, some new DS demos as well. Avalon Code is back, and it brought its friend Trackmania DS along for the ride. Then there's the lovely Nintendo fluff for Wii Music that you can see in the video above. Want the full list? Cl...

March 16th 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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A Washington D.C. elementary school has turned to Wii Music to help win support for its music program. FOX News 5 D.C. reports H.D. Cooke Elementary school isn't using the software to replace the music curriculum but to further pique the students interest in music. The Wii Music injection is, i...

March 15th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo has made a business of manufacturing money printing machines, but how has it done in marketing those machines to people? Well, as you can guess from the title of this post, the company hasn't done too badly. Phoenix Marketing International's Travel and Leisure Division conducted its Video...

February 19th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has no problem admitting Wii Music didn't live up to the company's expectations, but he doesn't want you to consider it a failure, either. During a recent Q&A session, he spoke about the company's hopes regarding Wii Music, as well as the difficulty Nintendo has...

February 7th 2009 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo has suggested that Wii Music could somehow be used to teach kids to play real music. So, after not getting off to such a great start at retail -- and struggling there ever since -- the "game" is being handed over to music teachers with the hope that they'll encourage their students to some...

January 13th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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If there's one thing that's stuck with us concerning Wii Music, it's the ability to play the dog. Well, okay, there's also Stan Lee on the beat box. Now, thanks to a collaboration between Nintendo and MENC (The National Association for Music Education), such fun can be had in the classroom.Nintendo...

January 13th 2009 at 3:29pm 0 Comments
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There's an entertaining interview with Shigeru Miyamoto over at the Official Nintendo Magazine site, in which Shiggy mostly comes across as a bumbling, endearing eccentric: apparently, he "strummed on an invisible guitar" for the entire interview, and voiced his suspicions that his cat is hiding gam...

December 16th 2008 at 4:20pm 0 Comments

In case you weren't clear about Nintendo's intentions for Wii Music, this should clarify things for you: a Japanese winter-themed commercial for Wii Music, almost two months after the game launched there. Pushing a game well past its initial release is becoming one of Nintendo's favorite tactics (j...

December 9th 2008 at 6:25pm 0 Comments