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Someone has pieced together a video of how Mirror’s Edge would work if played with the Wii Balance Board…

Not entirely sure how well this would work. It’s an interesting idea nonetheless.

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today released its “Best of 2008” lists, which include the bestselling, most positively reviewed, most-wished-for and favorite gift products as determined by Amazon.com customers in 2008.

Bestselling Products

The following is a list of the bestselling products on Amazon.com in 2008 by total units sold:

* Books: “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer (The Twilight Saga, Book 4)
* DVD: “Wall-E” (widescreen single-disc edition)
* Music: “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
* Video Games: Nintendo Wii
* Software: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
* Electronics: Amazon Kindle
* Home & Garden: Oster 4207 electric wine opener
* Grocery: Senseo Douwe Egberts dark roast coffee pods
* Gourmet: Taste of Italy gift basket
* Health & Personal Care: Groom Mate Platinum XL nose and ear hair trimmer
* Beauty: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 foundation
* Toys: Wild Planet Hyper Dash
* Baby: Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube
* Apparel & Accessories: Levi’s men’s 501 pre-shrunk jeans
* Shoes and Handbags (Amazon.com and Endless.com): crocs Cayman sandal
* Jewelry: sterling silver open Double Flower pendant, 16″ – 18”
* Watches: Casio men’s Pathfinder multi-band solar atomic silver watch
* Sports & Outdoors: Razor A Kick scooter
* Home Improvement: First Alert CO600 plug-in carbon monoxide alarm
* Automotive: Accutire MS-4751WC digital programmable tire gauge with light

“Swimming will be a part of it, but it won’t be set in an Olympic pool going back and forth. This is a pure action game. We will spend a very pretty penny in marketing this project because it’s important to us. We believe it’s the next Tiger Woods project…It could be here for the next 10 years.” – 505 Games president Adam Kline

As much as 505 Games is hyping up the project, I can’t help but continue to remain skeptical. I’ve become a bit of a Phelps fan after watching him in the Olympics, though this kind of game seems rather risky.

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“If it sells well enough, sure. Of course, you can’t really say how well it’ll sell at this point, but if it does great — if we can get a lot of people to play it and enjoy it — I’d love to make another one.” – Yuji Naka

Sadly, I don’t think we’ll see any more Let’s types of titles considering the sales in Japan thus far. Let’s Tap only sold about 5,000 units in its first week. That’s pretty disappointing since the game is very original.

Naka also discussed another game in production from Prope. He said, “We’re actually planning on making a game like Sonic right now. We want to keep trying to make various kinds of games.” Hopefully the game won’t be based on some of Sonic’s more recent outings!

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2 1 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
1 2 FIFA 09 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 3 NEED FOR SPEED: UNDERCOVER EA BLACK BOX EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
3 4 MARIO KART WII NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
6 5 WII PLAY NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
9 6 TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD CRYSTAL DYNAMICS EIDOS EIDOS
11 7 GUITAR HERO: WORLD TOUR VICARIOUS VISIONS REDOCTANE ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
7 8 QUANTUM OF SOLACE TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
12 9 MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES SEGA SEGA SEGA
20 10 SONIC UNLEASHED SONIC TEAM SEGA SEGA

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Maboshi’s Arcade – 109 blocks
Cue Sports – Pool Revolution – 179 blocks

VC

Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II – 17 blocks

This story may explain why Nintendo is overly careful with the casual audience and has announced services to help them out with technical procedures. One woman who purchased a Wii for her children this Christmas jammed not one, not two, but three credit cards into the system. The woman had asked a neighbor about the Wii, as she only purchased a few controllers with the console. Inquired about which games are recommended, the neighbor suggested purchasing a few retail games in addition to classic games from the Wii Virtual Console.

Naturally, the woman was also unclear about how the VC works, and the neighbor noted that “all she needed to do was put in her credit card when prompted on the Shop Channel.”

It shouldn’t be a surprise what happened here. The woman later called up the neighbor, and complained that the Wii wasn’t working.
What did she do? She put three credit cards into the Wii disc slot. You might be wondering why she put in three. She put the first one in, thinking it couldn’t be accepted, so she tried two other credit cards.

Apparently the woman is now expecting the neighbor to pay for the damages. You can take this story for what it is, though. I don’t necessarily think that this was fabricated, but there are no pictures to prove otherwise.

WiiWare Pool Title Features Realistic Controls Using the Wii Remote
REDWOOD CITY, CA – December 29, 2008 – Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, today announced that Pool Revolution: Cue Sports™ is now available for WiiWare™. Players no longer need to worry about having enough space for a pool table with this fun and addicting game that can be played against friends in the living room or online.

“Pool Revolution: Cue Sports is the only pool game for WiiWare that lets people play online,” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment. “Pool fans can now play with people from all over the world in the comfort of their living rooms.”

Let’s Tap video

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Wii-kly Update

Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel

Champagne? Check. Confetti? Got it. But you’re not fully prepared for New Year’s revelry unless your Nintendo game library is stocked with games to please everyone under the sun. As always, the Wii™ Shop Channel is open 24 hours a day for your downloading pleasure. The final slate of new game offerings for 2008 includes a couple of wild multiplayer titles on WiiWare™, plus an enthralling sci-fi title for the Virtual Console™. Load up and enjoy!

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are: