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« on: July 11, 2007, 04:08:29 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 04:21:52 PM »

Wii-Zapper...getting a Wii is starting to look appealing...19.99  icon_eek
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007, 04:22:26 PM »

The Zapper sounds neat!
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007, 04:23:47 PM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 11, 2007, 04:21:52 PM

Wii-Zapper...getting a Wii is starting to look appealing...19.99  icon_eek

for that price I'd grab the zapper just for shits and giggles.  I imagine it'd work well with Red Steel also (which I have sitting in my backlog).
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007, 04:27:48 PM »

Finally some news on Smash Brothers!
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007, 04:29:01 PM »

Reggie also said the Zapper would be included in some of their software.  It'd probably make a great pack-in with something like the next Resident Evil game.

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007, 04:32:04 PM »

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9:30PDT Jackie from video comes on stage to demo Metroid Prime 3-


AND?!?!?!?!?   make them present faster!!!!!  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007, 04:36:48 PM »

I liked the fact that the presenter asked Jackie to demonstrate the Metroid Prime 3 visor controls for the audience and she apparently just ignored him.

The game looks great, though!  The presenter mentioned that you can still hold down the 'Z' button to lock your view on a certain enemy or target, but still use your Wiimote to aim freely at anything you can see.  He also said Samus can supercharge her suit to enhance her weaponry for a limited period of time, but doing so for too long will "corrupt" her.  Not much illumination on what that means, though....

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2007, 04:39:21 PM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 11, 2007, 04:36:48 PM

I liked the fact that the presenter asked Jackie to demonstrate the Metroid Prime 3 visor controls for the audience and she apparently just ignored him.

The game looks great, though!  The presenter mentioned that you can still hold down the 'Z' button to lock your view on a certain enemy or target, but still use your Wiimote to aim freely at anything you can see.  He also said Samus can supercharge her suit to enhance her weaponry for a limited period of time, but doing so for too long will "corrupt" her.  Not much illumination on what that means, though....

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Apparently your bean weapons will stack in Prime 3, just like they did in Super Metroid. Greatly looking forward to this game!
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007, 04:40:07 PM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 11, 2007, 04:36:48 PM

He also said Samus can supercharge her suit to enhance her weaponry for a limited period of time, but doing so for too long will "corrupt" her.  Not much illumination on what that means, though....

I guess we'll find out in August.  I really need to get cracking on the first 2 games.


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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2007, 04:40:56 PM »

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Apparently your bean weapons will stack in Prime 3, just like they did in Super Metroid.

bean, beans the magic fruit, the more we eat the more we shoot!  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2007, 04:41:44 PM »

Looks like the Wii Wheel will be packaged in with Mario Kart Wii.  The Wiimote snaps right into the center of the wheel allowing you to rotate the whole thing left and right to steer your kart.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2007, 04:42:21 PM »

Wii Wheel!  Comes with Mario Cart.  Wish the wheel was a bit bigger, but Nintendo show is looking better than MS so far
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2007, 04:44:59 PM »

Online support is a step in the right direction, but the titles listed so far is kinda meh. 
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2007, 04:45:46 PM »

Fils-Aime is really not a very good speaker. Still, some of those games look pretty good. What's the Dragon Quest game they showed for the DS? That's a different one from the main DQ game that's coming out right?
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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2007, 04:46:52 PM »

I think the DS DQ game was titled Dragon Quest Swords.  I don't know if that's separate from the main game you're thinking of, though.

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EDIT: Seems I was thinking of the Wii version -- see below.  Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2007, 04:47:38 PM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on July 11, 2007, 04:45:46 PM

Fils-Aime is really not a very good speaker. Still, some of those games look pretty good. What's the Dragon Quest game they showed for the DS? That's a different one from the main DQ game that's coming out right?

DQ Monsters Joker.  Yep, it's different than DQIX. 
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2007, 04:47:49 PM »

DQ: Monsters is what I think you are talking about.  I had to minimize when that came up to do some actual work.  Think I am picking up a DS Lite some time this week,  That Zelda game looked sweet
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« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2007, 04:48:10 PM »

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 11, 2007, 04:46:52 PM

I think the DS DQ game was titled Dragon Quest Swords.  I don't know if that's separate from the main game you're thinking of, though.

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I thought DQ Swords was going to be the Wii title.
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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2007, 04:49:34 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 11, 2007, 04:48:10 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 11, 2007, 04:46:52 PM

I think the DS DQ game was titled Dragon Quest Swords.  I don't know if that's separate from the main game you're thinking of, though.

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I thought DQ Swords was going to be the Wii title.

It is. 
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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2007, 04:50:54 PM »

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That Zelda game looked sweet

Agreed.  As I suspected, the still screenshots really don't do it justice -- it looks great in motion!

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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2007, 04:52:52 PM »

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That Zelda game looked sweet

Agreed.  As I suspected, the still screenshots really don't do it justice -- it looks great in motion!

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Impressions from Japan have been enormously positive. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2007, 04:55:30 PM »

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Agreed.  As I suspected, the still screenshots really don't do it justice -- it looks great in motion!

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This is a huge step for me as I've been hesistant in picking up a DS, but I'm breaking down ....
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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2007, 04:56:51 PM »

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Wii-Zapper...getting a Wii is starting to look appealing...19.99  icon_eek

I didn't catch the very beginning of the event, but they showed a picture of the zapper.  To me, it just looked like a plastic frame that the wiimote and nunchuck snap into.  Are there any moving parts on it?
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« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2007, 04:58:17 PM »

Reggie just called Super Mario Galaxy "the first worthy successor to Super Mario 64".  Ouch to Super Mario Sunshine!
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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2007, 04:58:59 PM »

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Quote from: Soulchilde on July 11, 2007, 04:21:52 PM

Wii-Zapper...getting a Wii is starting to look appealing...19.99  icon_eek

I didn't catch the very beginning of the event, but they showed a picture of the zapper.  To me, it just looked like a plastic frame that the wiimote and nunchuck snap into.  Are there any moving parts on it?

That's the way it looked to me
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« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2007, 04:59:24 PM »

SSBB in December?  Awesome.

Wii Mario Kart with online?  Sweet.

Super Mario Galaxy in November?  Pretty dang cool.
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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2007, 05:01:36 PM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 11, 2007, 04:58:59 PM

Quote from: Teggy on July 11, 2007, 04:56:51 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on July 11, 2007, 04:21:52 PM

Wii-Zapper...getting a Wii is starting to look appealing...19.99  icon_eek

I didn't catch the very beginning of the event, but they showed a picture of the zapper.  To me, it just looked like a plastic frame that the wiimote and nunchuck snap into.  Are there any moving parts on it?

That's the way it looked to me

If that's true, then $20 isn't exactly a big gift from Nintendo.
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« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2007, 05:04:12 PM »

Wii Fit will be huge.  That thing is going to generate enormous positive media coverage and goodwill for Nintendo. 
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« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2007, 05:04:57 PM »

Yup, Wii Fit looks very cool.

Heh, you'd think Miyamoto would have learned english by now.
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« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2007, 05:05:28 PM »

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Wii Fit will be huge.  That thing is going to generate enormous positive media coverage and goodwill for Nintendo. 

That depends entirely on the max weight capacity of the Wii Fit device. slywink
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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2007, 05:06:42 PM »

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Quote from: Kevin Grey on July 11, 2007, 05:04:12 PM

Wii Fit will be huge.  That thing is going to generate enormous positive media coverage and goodwill for Nintendo. 

That depends entirely on the max weight capacity of the Wii Fit device. slywink

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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2007, 05:07:17 PM »

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Wii Fit will be huge.  That thing is going to generate enormous positive media coverage and goodwill for Nintendo. 

That depends entirely on the max weight capacity of the Wii Fit device. slywink
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2007, 05:09:37 PM »

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« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2007, 05:10:03 PM »

Reggie on balance board- no weight limit confirmed!!!!
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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2007, 05:13:43 PM »

Speaking as someone who has done Yourself! Fitness six days a week, every week for nearly one year now (first anniversary in about two weeks!) on the X-Box, I'm really excited about Wii Fit.  I've always thought it would be great if Yourself! Fitness could offer feedback on your form to ensure that you're doing the exercises properly, and that looks to be exactly what Wii Fit does!

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« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2007, 05:19:19 PM »

Wii Fit sounds like it will be great for lots of people who are not me.  Unfortunately if that's their big game I have to agree with the 1up blogger who is less than impressed -

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« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2007, 05:22:32 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2007, 05:25:01 PM »

Quote from: depward on July 11, 2007, 04:59:24 PM

Wii Mario Kart with online?  Sweet.

Wasn't there are Mario Kart on the DS with online play 2 years ago?

Is that really big news???

I want to know if Smash Bros has online play.

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« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2007, 05:26:46 PM »

Similar to MS's conference, I thought much of the presentation was awful- very lifeless.

I do have to say as much as it's going to piss off people on forums like this one and others, Nintendo showed off a software lineup that will likely keep their momentum:

- Super Mario and SSMB in November/December.  That's a huge one-two punch and with Halo and GTA hitting the two months prior that means that Nintendo will have the highest profile software launches in each month.

- Wii Fitness- killer app (assuming decent pricing).  I don't think they announced a date but if it's this fall then I think they will pretty much own the holiday season.  Barring some kind of excessive controversy, I think the Halo and GTA launches' media coverage will blow over quickly but Wii Fitness (like Wii Sports) will get continuous positive coverage from the media and really turn out to drive hardware sales.

- MySims could be huge if EA does it right. 

- High School Musical- this show is a phenomenon with the teenage set and this is likely to be one of those titles like Hannah Montana that puts up huge numbers while hardcore gamers sit around and go "WTF is that?  I've never even heard of it."

- Mario Kart Wii first quarter 2008- if they can get it out then it continues the tremendous momentum while also sending the signal that they don't have to hold mega-franchises strictly for fourth quarter release. 
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