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January 27, 2009—In addition to 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, NASCAR Kart Racing players can take the wheel as one of 10 original animated characters known as “Outsiders”. Hit the off-road courses or take these “Outsiders” for a spin through classic NASCAR tracks like Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Dover International Speedway and Bristol Motorspeedway. Each “Outsider” hails from a racing background outside of NASCAR, providing a unique twist to the NASCAR Kart Racing experience. Players can choose from the following “Outsiders”:

Billy Backfire
Bobby Backfire
Kelly Kates
Linda Leadbetter
Maurice L’éclair
“Shakes” McDaniel
“Thriller” Tadwell
Monica Torres
Luke Trigger
Terri Winsome

– Dark graphics
– Locations include the Manhattan skyline, motel roof and jungle area
– Take out opponents by knocking them off the stage or deplete their life meter
– Game has some context-sensitive moves
– No motion controls for attacks
– Game will have controls for other aspects
– Levels change while you’re fighting
– Restore health with pizza
– TMNT co-creator working on the story for single-player
– Comic publisher Mirage filling out roster
– 4 players online

Thanks to joclo for the news tip!

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– New Wii Channel program
– Will shortly be used by NEC, Panasonic, Hitachi for numerous health products/services
– Provides simple interface for users to obtain health instructions
– Also connects to the Internet, sends Wii Fit data to health professionals

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“We felt that in order to truly deliver on the vision of The Godfather II we really had to focus and take advantage of what the next gen hardware has to offer, including online connectivity. The next gen hardware is simply more robust and allows for a higher visual bar and immersive experience. A next gen hardware focus enables higher-resolution textures, longer draw distances, and better frame-rates. But we also harnessed the power of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 to make gameplay improvements as well. We were able to create an all new Artificial Intelligence system to make our characters act and react more intelligently.” – Dave Woldman, Godfather II Producer

Mr. Woldman’s aren’t exactly incorrect, but I don’t feel as though that’s a great reason for denying Wii owners the chance to play Godfather II. The first game, after all, was received very well on the Wii…Would it really be that difficult to create a game that comes even remotely closed to the 360/PS3 versions?

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Today’s Rock Band II DLC

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Smashing Pumpkins – Siva
The Cars – Just What I Needed
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Gimme Three Steps
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Tell Me Baby
Oasis – Live Forever
30 Seconds to Mars – Attack

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