Hear Mii News Has Merged With Hear Mii

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Hear Mii News has now been merged into Hear Mii to provide the latest Wii News and Reviews on one simple blog.

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The Conduit 2 Revealed, With Screenshots and Release Period!

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Building upon the success of the original, Conduit 2 takes players to the far reaches of the world to stop an alien invasion which can be fought in single-player, online multi-player battles, and all-new off and online co-op modes. Armed with advanced and powerful weapons, players can expect massive action in large, multi-tiered levels featuring dynamic environments, cinematic battles, giant adversaries, and deep customisation features.


Conduit 2 introduces Team Invasion Mode, the new co-op mode where players will be able to battle side-by-side with up to four friends on the same screen. Additionally Team Invasion Mode can be played online. Conduit 2 also features a new and more expansive 12-player online competitive multiplayer mode with larger and more intricate indoor and outdoor battlefields. Conduit 2 supports Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Wii Speak™ and offers increased multiplayer security.


Conduit 2 is set to release in Fall 2010 exclusively for Wii.

I'm quite excited. I think the first one was good and this will be bringing more to the table. The mere mention of local multiplayer is a selling point to many gamers. Not to mention there's most likely a continuation of the cliffhanger in the last game. Let's hope the ending this time isn't as abrupt as the first.

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Ubisoft Announces Shaun White Skateboarding

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This new skateboarding game promises to provide an "innovative twist" and "fresh take" on the genre. Though mostly known for his snowboarding skills, Shaun White is the first athlete to win both gold medals in skateboarding and snowboarding at the Summer and Winter X Games.

I really can't wait to see Cammie's face when this is demoed at Nintendo's E3 2010 Media Summit. Shaun White Skateboarding will be available for all major current generation consoles.
 


Metroid Other M Hate, Why?

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Throughout the last couple of weeks I have seen a lot of Metroid Other M hate coming from Nintendo Fanboys, and people fans of games in general. This hate started after Nintendo released the teaser trailer for Metroid Other M. For people who don't know what Metroid Other M is, it is a 2.5D Metroid developed by TeamNinja and Nintendo. The hate pretty much surrounded that one teaser trailer, because the fans didn't like that Samus has a voice. They also didn't like the way she looked. After reading some comments on Twitter and other social networking sites, I really started to believe that gamers complain about anything. In my opinion, Why complain about voice acting in a game? I am sure plenty other of games have terrible voice acting as well. Plus I really think that stories in games have really ruined the way we play games, because it seems like no one actually plays games to have fun anymore; It is all about the story now. In my opinion I think that stories in games should really be in the very last part of development, and developers should refine the gameplay more than the characters voice.
Overall, I really think that all gamers need to chill out about this all Samus looks and talks weird thing. If gamers imagined Samus to have a different voice, then they should just go to college, and major in programming, and develop a all-new Metroid game yourself.

Here is the trailer:


Please comment below to share your thoughts about the trailer, or about what I said.
 


Monster Hunter Tri Set for Release on April 20, Free Online

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At today's Nintendo Media Summit, Nintendo dropped some pertinent details about Capcom's very successful and Wii Speak-compatible hunt-em-up, Monster Hunter Tri. The game will release on April 20 in North America as two versions: bundled with a Classic Controller Pro for $59.99 (while supplies last) and as a standalone game for $49.99. The game will also ditch the pay-to-play model for online play, as used in Japan, in favor of free online functionality. Additionally, GameStop pre-orderers will receive a demo disc on March 8.

More great news for Wii owners, more bad news for my wallet. I really want to get that demo disc too. Oh well, there's always bank heists...

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 coming on May 23

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At its Media Summit event today, Nintendo announced the May 23 release date of Super Mario Galaxy 2 in North America.


Looks like Q2 2010 is shaping up to be a wallet raper for me. I'm sad I might not be able to afford any of these games. :(


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Metroid: Other M to Release June 27

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Nintendo announced that it will be releasing Metroid: Other M to American shores on June 27th of 2010, aka this year. Personally I'm stoked and at the same time fear for the health of my wallet this year.

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Red Steel 2 Coming March 23, Apparently

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Not much here, but apparently the release date for Red Steel 2 was posted onto the Ubisoft website, without even a mention of it anywhere until now. I have a bad feeling Ubisoft isn't going to promote this game enough.

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Nintendo Reveals Budget Line Based on Nintendo Channel Info

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Since the best-selling Wii games are all still selling at full price, Nintendo determined the titles to be released in this collection in a really smart way: with user recommendations from the Nintendo Channel. Each of the games is given a "medal" rank based on the user response, with the most recommended game on the list being Chunsoft's visual novel 428. Other titles in the collection include Muramasa, Arc Rise Fantasia, We Ski & Snowboard, and One Piece and Dragon Ball Z games. See the full list of initial releases after the break.

It's good to see Nintendo bringing back what is basically Player's Choice from GameCube and its other iterations. This time around they're based on rankings from recommendations on the Nintendo Channel. So if it gets a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze "certification" expect to maybe see it come out on this. Hell, I think Metroid Prime 3 is STILL $50 despite Trilogy.

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Green Day Won't Be Only Rock Band Game of 2010

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While The Beatles and Green Day will take advantage of vocal harmonies, it seems Harmonix has other significant updates to make for the Rock Band platform. "As efficient as digital distribution is, there are still things that are much more efficiently delivered as a disc. In terms of major upgrades, I mean. That said, we haven't announce any formal plans for a sequel game ... yet."


Seems to me like Harmonix has something interesting to show us later this year. Let the speculation begin... now.

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