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Archive for February, 2008

Rent-To-Own Wii Costs $948

The Consumerist has a truly disgusting news item about a certain “Rent-To-Own” store where you can “lease” a Nintendo Wii for only $79 per month… for 12 months. Yeah, you done the math right… it’s ridiculous amount.
$79 x 12 months = $948.00
According to the site…
This $250 Wii console can be yours for only $79 a [...]

The “Official Guitar Hero Store”, by RedOctane, has begun taking pre-orders for the game Guitar Hero Aerosmith. According to the site, the game will ship June 2008.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that if you order the game through Red Octane… you’ll also get a Guitar Hero key chain. (Hard to believe I forgot [...]

The Wii FreeLoader

No, we’re not talking about your brother-in-law who is always hogging your Wii… we’re talking about the disc that allows you to play any game for the Nintendo Wii, or GameCube.

According to the Wii FreeLoader site at Code Junkies…
Wii FreeLoader is really easy to use. Simply insert your FreeLoader disc and load it in the [...]

New: Neo Geo Wii Stick 2

Take a look at the images below, it’s the “new” Neo Geo Wii Stick 2. It’s scheduled to release in Japan on April 10th for about 5,000 Yen.

Anyone hoping this controller gets a US release?
(Via GoNintendo)

GameStop’s Online SSBB Tournament Poster

I was browsing around the GameStop site when I stumbled upon this online poster for their SSBB tournament.

If your interested in participating in the tournament, here is the list of all the first round locations (It’s a PDF).

Mario Kart Wii “Text Chat” is Lame

The Nintendo Wii, with it’s state of the art controls and vast online catalog… why are you stuck in the 1990’s when it comes to in game chatting?

With the recent news that Mario Kart Wii was coming with “Text Chat” people were curious how they could type and drive at the same time. But fret [...]

Namco Unveiling Balance Board Game Soon?

How close are we to having more games for the Wii Balance Board? The US release of the game is a little over tow months away… so shouldn’t we be hearing/seeing a little more about these “10 Balance Board games”?
Well according to CVG, Namco is rumored to be showing off a new balance board game [...]

Is Walmart Ready for SSBB Launch?

Have certain Walmart’s already received their shipment of Super Smash Bros. Brawl? If the image below is any indication… Yes.

But don’t get your hopes up about getting a copy early from the super chain store, measures have been taken to help “prevent” this… check out the quote below from Nintendo World Report.
Walmart computers will not [...]