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This week’s topic is something a lot of people love, a lot of people hate, and a lot of people are on the fence about: Homebrew. For those that don’t know, homebrew is the act of “modifying” your Wii to enable it to play music, watch movies, run games, and a plethora of other thing that expand the usability of the console beyond what it was original intended. The entire process is free, but it runs the risk of “bricking”, or permanently breaking your Wii console. For many people, homebrew is used to illegally download roms of games in order to dodge paying for them, but for others, like myself, it’s used in a strictly legal way.

This is another quote from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, albeit through a translator. Inafune had this to say during regarding 3D Mega Man titles at the Mega Man birthday celebration last week…

“His initial thoughts on 3D would be, especially in this day in age, that 3D allows for possibilities you couldn’t do with 2D. So there’s so much stuff we can do with Mega Man that sure we can make a fun game with it. The problem is there’s a lot of stuff we designed in a 2D game that’s just speciifc to that type of world. So we would want to make sure we’d translate perfectly what makes the Mega Man 2D games fun into a 3D game. But it’s hard to fine tune that because 3D plays differently. And people who grew up on 3D games have different expectations. And the people who played the 2D games, they may not like playing Mega Man as a 3D game. Dash worked on its own for what it was because it was a unique type of game, but if we were to make a new 3D game, we’d want to move away from that.”

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Course: Delfino Pier
Objective: Complete the race (time trial)
Tournament date: 1/1 – 1/10

Thanks to PlayStati0nNetwork for the news tip!

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Disney Sonny with a Chance (DS) – E
Happy Birthday Mart (DSi) – E
MLB 2K10 (Wii) – E
Picture Perfect Pocket Stylist (DSi) – E
Racquet Sports (Wii) – E
KORG DS-10 Plus Synthesizer (DS) – E
Disney Alice in Wonderland (Wii) – E10+
7 Card Games (DSi) – T
Othello (DSi) – E

Best Buy

New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) – $39.99
NERF N-Strike Elite (Wii) – $39.99
Bakugan: Collector’s Edition (DS) – $19.99
The Princess and the Frog (DS) – $19.99
Fossil Fighters (DS) – $19.99
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (DS) – $17.99
SpongeBob: Truth or Square (DS) – $17.99
Marvel Super Hero Squad (DS) – $17.99
Cars: Race O Rama (DS) – $17.99
Gardening Mama (DS) – $17.99
Rhythm Heaven (DS) – $17.99
Just Dance (Wii) – $29.99
Bakugan (Wii) – $29.99
Spore Hero (Wii) – $29.99
TMNT: Smash-Up (Wii) – $19.99
A Boy and His Blob (Wii) – $19.99
The Biggest Loser (Wii) – $19.99
MadWorld (Wii) – $9.99
Let’s Tap (Wii) – $9.99
AMF Bowling World Lanes (Wii) – $9.99
DSi Case – $4.99
DSi Rocketfish Starter Kit (DS) – $14.99
Wii Lightsaber Dueling Pack (Wii) – $24.99
Wii Rocketfish Charging Station (Wii) – $17.99

Target

Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage (Wii) – $39
Wii Sports Resort (Wii) – $39
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii) – $39
Mario Kart Wii – game only (Wii) – $39
Avatar: The Game (Wii) – $39
NBA 2K10 (Wii) – $39
Madden NFL 10 (Wii) – $39
Imagine: Boutique Owner (DS) – $14.98
Spore Creatures (DS) – $14.98
Guitar Hero World Tour (Wii) – $19.98
The Conduit (Wii) – $14.98
Daisy Fuentes Pilates (Wii) – $9.98
Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii) – $24.98
Guitar Hero on Tour & on Tour Decades Box Set (DS) – $42.48
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (DS) – $9.98
Star Wars the Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Wii) – $39.99
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (Wii) – $29.99
Your Shape (Wii) – $49.99

Writer Hiroshige Goto has contributed numerous articles to Japanese website Impress Watch. But most recently, he discussed the situation with Nintendo. Goto noted in his newest piece that Intel has been trying to persuade Nintendo to make use of the company’s Larrabee processor. The processor was originally going to launch next year, but suffered through a delay earlier this month and currently does not have a release date.

Intel hopes that the technology will be included in Nintendo’s next console rather than a system like Wii HD. It’s unknown just how far any negotiations between Nintendo and Intel have gone. We’ll have to wait and see how things progress over the next few months.

Thanks to Finn for the news tip!

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Famitsu’s hardware numbers have come in a little bit later than usual this week. Nonetheless, here are the sales from December 14th to December 20th.

PS3 – 245,000
Wii – 208,000
DSi – 111,000

PSP – 78,000
DSi LL – 75,000
DS Lite – 13,000

Xbox 360 – 7,100
PSP go – 3,200

For comparison’s sake, here’s how Media Create ranked the systems a few days ago:

PS3 – 237,086
Wii – 191,915
DSi – 95,227

PSP – 79,194
DSi LL – 75,241
DS Lite – 12,879

Xbox 360 – 8,965
PSP go – 3,260
PS2 – 2,982

Source

WiiWare:

Boku wa Pura Rail Untenshi: shinkansen & Jyoukikikansha hen (Takara Tomy, 1000pts)

DSiWare:

GG Series: Dark Spirits (Genterprise, 200pts)
Artist ni Narou: Minna no Nurie Neko hen (ERTAIN, 500pts)

Source

FC:
Princess Tomato in Salad Kingdom (Hudson)

SFC:
Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu (Kirby’s Super Star Stacker) (Nintendo)

N64:
Ogre Battle 64 (Square-Enix)

MSX:
Salamander (Konami)
Parodius (Konami)

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