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Super Mario Galaxy 2

– Craig got to play it again
– Another two-player mode we don’t know about yet, hopefully Nintendo will show it next time
– Bee costume is back, Nintendo showcased a level with a side-scrolling perspective
– Yoshi’s new power: Light Yoshi
– Rock Suit – Steer him left and right, smash into things (ex: bowl over enemies)
– Observatory is gone, now have a straight up map
– Overworld is Star Ship Mario

Pokemon Black/White

– New character has a ponytail
– Screenshots were released from CoroCoro
– Camera positions in different ways
– Craig thinks it’s the same engine


WiiWare

Miliatary Madness: Nectaris (1,000 points) – 318 blocks

VC

Zaxxon (800 points) – 31 blocks

DSiWare

AiRace (800 points) – 95 blocks
Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. (500 points) – 90 blocks
7 Card Games (500 points) – 66 blocks
AlphaBounce (500 points) – 65 blocks



Videos

Nintendo Week 4/12
Monster Hunter Tri Developer’s Voice
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Alex Neuse Made It Too.
DSiWare First Year Highlights
Monster Hunter Tri Jhenmorhan Video 1
Monster Hunter Tri Story Video 6
Monster Hunter Tri Gigginox Video
Monster Hunter Tri Ceadeus Video 2
Military Madness: Nectaris Info Video
Rage of the Gladiator Trailer – Boss: Master Yee
AlphaBounce Info Video
AiRace Info Video
Gangstar 2 Kings of L.A. Info Video
7 Card Games Info Video

Demos

America’s Test Kitchen Pots de Creme Demo
America’s Test Kitchen Roasted Red Potatoes Demo
Rooms DS
Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects
Deca Sports DS Cheerleading Demo
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Deca Sports DS Ping Pong Demo
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Disney The Princess and the Frog
James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
James Patterson Women’s Murder Club: Games of Passion



Welcome to Paradise: Green Day, MTV Games, Harmonix Music Systems and Reprise / Warner Bros. Records Reveal 47 Song Tracklist for Green Day: Rock BandTM
Setlist to Feature Songs from the Iconic Punk Band’s Career Including Three Standout Albums: Dookie, American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown
Guildford, UK., – 12th April, 2010 – Multi-platinum selling and Grammy® Award-winning group Green Day, along with Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), and Reprise / Warner Bros. Records today announced the entire list of 47 on-disc tracks that will be featured in the standalone music video game Green Day: Rock Band™. As previously announced, the game will launch worldwide on June 8, 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ system from Nintendo.

“Seeing ourselves through the lens of this videogame has been mind blowing,” said Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. “From the soundtrack setlist and venues to the unlockable video footage and photos, Green Day: Rock Band undeniably manages to capture the best moments and work of our insane careers. We can’t wait for our fans to experience it.”


Nintendo has struggled with returning to the top spot in the industry. Well, at least somewhat. Nintendo branches were forced to adjust to the success of the Wii/DS and the company’s new involvement with online technology, according to Gamebusiness.jp. Meanwhile, software developers were unable to focus on creating new franchises because their time was committed to established I.P.

So, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata amassed a list of all problems facing the company. Believe it or not, it ended up with roughly 700 items. Third-party relations and “unexpected accidents in communication between branches” involving management were on the list.

Things have started getting better, though. For instance, to rectify management issues, Iwata put external developers in charge of handling “low-priority” software. The original report from Gamebusiness.jp notes that Nintendo has a newfound, perhaps brighter future thanks to the changes Iwata has implemented.


All-New Independent Development Studio Signs Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Agreement with EA

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Jason West and Vince Zampella, creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty® franchise, announced the formation of a new development studio — Respawn Entertainment. The move positions the Respawn Entertainment leadership team as the owners of the intellectual property they create. The company will focus on creating state-of-the-art gaming experiences for global audiences. The studio is currently assembling a world-class team of designers, artists and engineers. Applicants can submit resumes to [email protected]om.

“Now that the team is in control of the games and brands, we can ensure that the fans are treated as well as they deserve.”


These estimates come from Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter…

DS – 625,000
Wii – 540,000

Xbox 360 – 450,000
PS3 – 430,000
PSP – 145,000
PS2 – 90,000