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Some of you probably know that Nintendo Everything has been down the past two hours. This issue was a problem associated with our host, and not a problem on our end. Still, that didn’t make waiting out the downtime any easier! Oddly enough, our host is up 99.99% of the time (this is a real stat, not a joke!), and the average downtime wait is around 30 minutes for our host. So, definitely inconvenient, but thankfully, today was an extremely slow news day. I apologize to those attempting to access the site, but we’re back!

Weekly savings

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Circuit City
– Lego Indiana Jones: Free unlockable lego Beloq and T-shirt with purchase (does not apply to DS version)
– Kung Fu Panda: Free plush toy with purchase

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– Lego Indiana Jones: Exclusive unlockable treasure magnet (does not include DS version)
– Save $5 on LEGO Star Wars II or Complete Saga game with purchase of Lego Indiana Jones (Wii, DS)

“No, when it comes to the Wii, because literally the Wii does not have the processing power that would be required to do a game like this.” – Jeffrey Gullett, assistant producer of Lucas Arts

The Wii may not be able to handle most of the games currently available on the Xbox 360 and PS3, though developers have managed to pull off amazing technical feats based on the Wii’s limitations. The developers of LostWinds, for instance, were forced to work around a file size limit, yet still was capable of producing graphics that are superior to most retail Wii games.

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“Possible… The ‘or something like this’ part [Bionic Commando/Lost Planet] we could talk about in a couple weeks perhaps.” – Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/Vice-President of Strategic Planning & Business Development of Capcom

All long job titles aside, I’m sure 99% of the hardcore gaming population knows which event will be taking place in a few weeks. Yep, E3. Capcom has supported the Wii very well by delivering Zack & Wiki, Resident Evil titles, and Okami. More support from the company would definitely aid third party support on the system. The comment from Mr. Svensson seems to hint at a new IP; however, this could be a spin off of Bionic Commando or Lost Planet.

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ELPSA sales awards for May

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Silver award (Sales > 100,000 units):
PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV TAKE 2
X360 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV TAKE 2
PS3 HEAVENLY SWORD SONY
WII PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2008 KONAMI

Gold award (Sales > 200,000 units):
PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV TAKE 2
X360 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV TAKE 2
X360 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS 2 UBISOFT
NDS POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON: BLUE RESCUE NINTENDO
X360 PROJECT GOTHAM RACING 4 MICROSOFT

Platinum award (Sales > 300,000 units):
PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV TAKE 2
PS3 FIFA 08 EA
X360 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV TAKE 2
X360 CALL OF DUTY 3 ACTIVISION
WII WII FIT NINTENDO

Double platinum award (Sales > 600,000 units):
X360 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV TAKE 2

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“Actually, we’re in the middle of localizing it right now. Currently, the game is in a playable state, and all that is left is to some final adjustments on the text to bring the quality up to our high standards. We’re looking to announce a release date in th near future, and we thank you for waiting for the European release!”

This information can be found on the Phoenix Wright website under the interview section.

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Latest EDGE review scores

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – 8
Haze – 5
Grid – 9
Lego Indiana Jones – 6
Boom Blox – 8

Civilization Revolution – 8
LostWinds – 8
Baroque – 5
Iron Man – 2
Soul Bubbles – 7

Noitu Love 2 – 7
Track and Field – 7
1942: Joint Strike – 4
Commando 3 – 6

Thanks to Bonroe for the tip!

“Consumers have the option of either deleting the game and downloading it again for no additional Wii Points, or transferring the game from Wii to external SD memory card.” – Tom Prata, senior director of project development of NOA

It’s confounding as to why Nintendo provides such a plain answer about a hard drive. WiiWare has been released, which means only a few titles will be able to be on the system at once. If Nintendo continues to develop more WiiWare channels and plans on launching more WiiWare and Virtual Console games, how can they honestly believe consumers will be satisfied? Fans are going to reach a saturation point soon, so this is a pressing issue which needs to be addressed.

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These new videos from the latest update to the I Play for Me website.