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Best Buy

Bully: Scholarship Edition (Wii) – $39.99
No More Heroes (Wii) – $39.99

Circuit City

House of the Dead 2 & 3 Returns (Wii) – $19.99
Battleship, Connect Four, Sorry!, Trouble – 4 game pack! (DS) – $14.99
Namco Museum DS (DS) – $14.99
Left Brain Right Brain (DS) – $14.99
Pet Pals Animal Doctor (DS) – $14.99
Shamu’s Deep Sea Adventures (DS) – $14.99
Cooking Mama (DS) – $14.99
NAKI Travel Kit for DS Lite – $14.99
PELICAN screen protectors for DS Lite – $4.99


Mario Kart Wii was released just a few days ago, yet people managed to use cheating exploits to gain the upper hand in the Wi-Fi community; more specifically, the Time Trials mode. People have been earning ridiculous times that clearly cannot be achieved by racing normally. Nintendo seems to be on the case, however. Reports have began to drop in that Nintendo has rectified the issue. It’s great to see the big N taking expeditious action, but at the same time, it’s a shame people are trying to ruin the online experience.

Wondering which games were available for the press to experience? The list doesn’t have many surprises, so I suppose we’ll have to wait until E3 for some goodies.


– Wii Fit
– Boom Blox
– Samba de Amigo
– Mario Kart Wii
– de Blob
– Rock Band
– Star Wars: The Force Unleashed


– Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness
– My Weight Loss Coach
– Sonic Chronicles
– Crosswords DS
– Space Invaders Extreme
– Zenses Ocean
– Kung Fu Panda


– World of Goo
– Major League Eating
– FFCC: My Life as a King
– Pop
– LostWinds


Game Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 LTD

Metroid Prime 39,829 12,058 6,110 57,997
Metroid Prime 2 17,680 6,254 40,355
Metroid Prime 3 34,151 13,687 59,180
MPH 32,613 9,024 8,496 90,028

Although it’s probable that Metroid Prime 3 will not catch up to Hunters, it’s great to see the game doing somewhat well. Prime 3 was a near perfect conclusion to the trilogy, and it was worthy of the accolades it received.


Once again, this summary was written by the IGN Nintendo team…

Dan Adelman, head of Nintendo’s WiiWare department is talking about the games. He is introducing Telltale Games, known for the Sam & Max episodic series. They are working on Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People for the Wii Ware channel, an episodic adventure featuring the Homestar Runner characters and universe.

Now, the game demo. The Strong Bad trailer is playing, where Strong Bad’s reading an email about doing a 3D videogame.

Telltale started in 2004 by Lucasarts veterans, to make episodic content through regular, scheduled downloads. Sam & Max was a success, and it was time to try a new franchise.

Game demonstration.

The introduction starts. Strong Bad wakes up and walks theough his house, singing about his style, and how you can’t handle his style. The game begins where you control Strong Bad with a point and click interface using the Wii pointer.

01./01. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) – 488,000 / 1,369,000
02./00. [PS2] Musou Orochi: The Evil King Returns (Koei) – 228,000 / NEW
03./00. [PSP] Star Ocean 2: Second Evolution (Square-Enix) – 91,000 / NEW
04./00. [PS2] Pro Baseball Spirits 5 (Konami) – 80,000 / NEW
05./00. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 5 (Konami) – 60,000 / NEW
06./02. [NDS] Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage (Pokémon) – 58,000 / 406,000
07./04. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 39,000 / 1,834,000
08./00. [NDS] Tottado! Yowiko’s Deserted Island Life (Bandai-Namco) – 39,000 / NEW
09./06. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) – 24,000 / 1,548,000
10./08. [WII] Deca Sporta (Hudson) – 22,000 / 116,000


1 (1) Super Mario Bros 3
2 (2) Super Mario Bros
3 (3) Mario Kart 64
4 (10) Cruis’n USA
5 (5) Super Mario 64
6 (4) Super Mario World
7 (6) Bomberman 93
8 (7) The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time
9 (8) Super Street Fighter 2
10 (9) Super Mario Bros 2
11 (12) Sonic 3
12 (13) Pac-Man
13 (15) The Legend of Zelda : A Link to the Past
14 (16) Sonic
15 (E) International Karate
16 (14) 1080 Snowboarding
17 (11) Kirby 64 : The Crystal Shards
18 (19) Paper Mario
19 (17) Kirby’s Adventure
20 (18) Bubble Bobble

I’m pretty surprised to see Crus’n so high up on the list. There are much better choices on the Virtual Console to choose from! Perhaps people are looking for a nostalgic game.


SAN RAFAEL, CA, April 10, 2008 – Interactive entertainment pioneer Telltale, Inc. is pleased to announce Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People (SBCG4AP), a new series of episodic games for WiiWare™, in partnership with Videlectrix. Starring Strong Bad, the self-proclaimed coolest person ever, the series is based on Matt and Mike Chapman’s online animated series, which has been running at since 2000. SBCG4AP will launch on WiiWare this June.

As the very first episodic series for connected consoles, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People has been designed specifically for WiiWare, with easy-to-use controls and WiiConnect24™ features. Like Telltale’s popular Sam & Max series, SBCG4AP will be released as a five-episode “season” akin to a season of television. The episodes will come out on a monthly schedule. Release dates and pricing details will be revealed in a future announcement.

“ is one of the biggest success stories in online entertainment,” says Telltale CEO Dan Connors. “The Chapmans have been treating the Internet to episodic content for years. We’re thrilled to have teamed up with them to take episodic gaming to the next level via Nintendo’s innovative WiiWare delivery system.”

REDMOND, Wash., April 10, 2008 – The ongoing excitement over Nintendo’s groundbreaking Wii™ system gets a surprise springtime boost with the announcement of a new game. Kicking off its semiannual media summit in San Francisco near the company’s new sales and marketing offices in Redwood City, Calif., Nintendo of America today revealed plans for Mario Super Sluggers™ for Wii, giving baseball fans even more reason to root this season.

“Mario is truly a one-of-a-kind character; clearly fans can’t get enough of him and his friends,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’re giving Wii users brilliant new ways to enjoy him while expanding our series of active-play games.”

In the same spirit as other sports-themed Mario™ games on Wii like Mario Strikers® Charged and Mario Kart® Wii, Mario Super Sluggers blends richly interactive baseball action with eccentric characters and elements from across the popular Mario universe. Players can swing the wireless Wii Remote™ just like a real bat or wave it toward the plate to deliver a masterful pitch, enjoying the same intuitive, easy-to-learn controls that helped make Wii Sports™ a living room hit. With Mario and his unpredictable pals filling out the roster, imagination and active-play innovation are sure to dominate the diamond in this lively title, scheduled for release later this year.

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