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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The sound of trumpets, the clash of cymbals and the thunder of drums herald today’s launch of Wii Music™. Just as Wii Sports™ attracted millions of new players to the world of video games and Wii Fit™ showed people that fitness could be fun, Wii Music creates a whole new genre in video games, one that lets players have fun experimenting with music as they strive to produce fun, masterful arrangements.

“Music is a universal language that inspires and moves people,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Wii Music provides a fun way for people to play together and be entertained while building a fundamental understanding of musical themes and rhythms. Wii Music can motivate people to learn real instruments or enhance their appreciation of musical performances.”

Wii Music brings more than 60 instruments to your living room, where you’re free to experiment with them in a variety of different ways. Unlike other music video games, Wii Music lets you put your own spin on songs. It’s all about improvisation, creativity and fun. The goal is to explore your inner musician to find creative and interesting new blends of instruments, tempos and styles.

“On December 1, 2008, the first of four separate Tetris Party Tournaments will begin. The first tournament will be composed of 4 individual rounds with each round featuring a different game mode from Tetris Party. At the end of each round, participants will receive a tournament ranking and special code to register here at TetrisParty.com. Complete details, prize information and tournament rules will be available for review when the tournament begins.” – Official website

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates. October 19th, 2009. The Dubai World Game Expo will take place this year from October 28 to 30, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Held in conjunction with Dubai Character & Licensing Fair, the event is considered to be the largest trade show of its kind in the region. The event will be a platform for showcasing a huge variety of electronic and web games. Various workshops on the latest technologies emerging in this sector will be organized during the three-day exhibition.

Strong Participation from Nokia

Nokia, the world’s leading mobile phone supplier and a leading supplier of mobile and fixed telecom networks will have a strong presence at the Dubai World Game Expo. Nokia the Platinum Sponsor of the Dubai World Game Summit will showcase its latest innovation in mobile gaming and will present a keynote speech by Kay Gruenwoldt, North American Marketing Manager, Nokia Games Publishing “The Future is Mobile”. On this occasion, Kay Gruenwoldt commented, “We are excited to be providing the keynote at this year’s Dubai World Games Expo, where we will be discussing the rich games experiences developers can create on mobile devices. We will also be providing insights into the types of game innovations we expect to see in the future with the technology that the latest mobile devices can deliver.”

It’s been more than a year since Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Retro Studios’ latest Wii project, was released. People have been wondering what Retro has been up to – In fact, the question has been whether the company has been up to anything at all. Good news: It’s more than possible that Retro Studios is actively engaged in some sort of development, and if not, the company probably will be doing so soon. Two job postings have been placed online, as Retro Studios is looking to hire a Senior Engineer and Game Designer II/III. The Senior Engineer job description duties include the obligation to “develop systems and content for Nintendo titles” and being “responsible for the development and integration of game systems and tools.” This information does not necessarily indicate that Retro has a new game in development, but the job description for the Senior Engineer is an encouraging sign for the future. It is clear now that the company isn’t just sitting around and taking time off – Retro definitely has something cooking in the kitchen.

1. “American Patrol” the march by F.W. Meacham
2. “Animal Crossing’s K.K. Blues” by K.K. Slider
3. “Animal Crossing: Wild World” Theme
4. “Bridal Chorus” by Richard Wagner
5. “Chariots of Fire” by Vangelis (from Chariots of Fire)
6. “Daydream Believer” by The Monkees
7. “Do-Re-Mi” by Rodgers and Hammerstein (from The Sound of Music)
8. “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
9. “Every Breath You Take” by The Police
10. “F-Zero Mute City” Theme

Weekly savings

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Best Buy

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Wii) – Free exclusive earbuds with purchase

Circuit City

Wii Music (Wii) – Free $10 gift card with purchase
Game Party 2 (Wii) – Free $10 gift card with purchase
Free Wii battery kit with purchase of NYKO Charge Station for Wii

Target

Boogie Super Star (Wii) – $54
Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck (DS) – $11.99
Go Diego Go: Safari Rescue (DS) – $11.99
Nerf case for Nintendo DS – $11.99

Tetris Party should be releasing on Monday

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“For starters though, we’ve got official confirmation that Tetris Party will be coming to WiiWare next Monday, October 20th for North America. Set your watches, and get your cash ready, as WiiWare is again going to hit with yet another killer title.” – IGN article

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ll be purchasing this game. Tetris Party definitely seems like one of the top-tier WiiWare titles to pick up!

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“I’m not sure where ‘this is the final build’ stuff is coming from, because that is simply not true. The TGS “build” was mostly just a tech demo and is not the actual or final game, guys…I believe the situation is this: 1) the final game is almost done. 2) the final game is NOT the tech demo shown at Leipzig or TGS. The tech demo is a tech demo, and is not the final game. No press or media have yet seen the version of the game that Nikai was talking about when he said it was basically done. Someone at Capcom said there would be a new version of the game at TGS because that was the plan, but for reasons I dunno the details on, it didn’t happen. As for why we would show the same thing over again, it mostly boils down to different producers having different attitudes, and Nikai definitely has his own way of doing things. This is not a hair-splitting technicality, as I know a number of things have changed. I haven’t played the final build, so I dunno if it’s going to be 3000% different, but I have seen screenshots, and yes, there are more zombies on the screen and a few other notable changes. I can’t promise the moon without having actually played it, but I’m not trying to double-talk you here. The TGS build is not the final game, and there do appear to be some positive changes going forward.” – Seth Killian, Capcom Community Sr. Manager

What do you guys think? Impressions of the game have been more than critical, but as was mentioned, that was the final build. Will changes that have supposedly been made increase the title’s quality?