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Over the past few days – or weeks rather – rumors have circulating that Factor 5 has been in all sorts of trouble, including the dismissal of staff members and most recently, speculation that the company has shut down completely. Now, a new rumor has appeared, this time involving the Wii. If the latest buzz is to be believed, a tech demo has been discovered featuring a prototype engine for Nintendo’s system. Additionally, the engine is supposedly based off of the company’s Lair engine. The video is much too short and thus difficult to judge, though if anything, the engine that Factor 5 has produced has a lot of promise, if anything.

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– Not related to Kid Icarus in any way
– Wii remote + nunchuck combination allows Nyx to fly
– There are “Gifts from the gods’ power ups (moving objects/wind, fire different shots)
– Co-op included (One controls Nyx, other player controls IR pointer)
– 4 people working on the game
– Trailer in January

The Nintendo DSi was released into the wild was released into the wild in November. Since then, the portable has continued to top the hardware charts in Japan. Unsurprisingly, the handheld has already reached a milestone with more than one million units sold. To date, 1,062,416 DSi hardware units have been sold. In general DS sales numbers, 24,859,874 units have been sold.

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LW TW Title Format Label Publisher
1 1 MARIO KART WII WII NINTENDO NINTENDO
2 2 DR KAWASHIMA’S BRAIN TRAINING DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
4 3 WII PLAY WII NINTENDO NINTENDO
– 4 PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE CURIOUS VILLAGE DS NINTENDO NINTENDO

3 5 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
5 6 WII FIT WII NINTENDO NINTENDO
26 7 FIFA 09 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
6 8 LITTLEBIGPLANET PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
7 9 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
8 10 GEARS OF WAR 2 XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT

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Fun! Fun! Minigolf – 302 blocks
Tiki Towers – 284 blocks

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Phantasy Star IV – 42 blocks

Dragon Quest IX video

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Wii-kly Update

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

Did you think Grandma’s house was the only travel destination on your itinerary this holiday season? Think again. Thanks to the Wii™ Shop Channel, you’ve got some extraordinary places to see, from tropical islands and exotic golf courses to a faraway planet in need of triumphant heroes. Whether you play solo or with family and friends, these awesome new offerings are sure to deliver an extra dose of holiday cheer.

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:

Famitsu has confirmed today that a new Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers trailer is on the way. The video will be included in the Wii version of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time. It is unclear how long the “special trailer” will be, but the video should show at least a few seconds of new footage. A few weeks ago, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers was assumed to be dead before an official statement was released by Square Enix, confirming its existence.

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