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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:23 am
I'm not quite sure if this is the best thread for it but I thought that some of you might like to know of a few good gaming bargains out right about now. I'm not sure if it's still valid but Big W had a heap of games that were between 5-15 dollars across a lot of platforms like Fire Emblem DS, Phoenix Wright, No More Heroes and Turok :) It may also be worth pointing out for those that own Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum that Kmart and EBGames shall be offering people the chance to obtain Arceus from the 5-16th of November :D
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:59 am
[quote:68973c8707="[url=http://aussie-nintendo.com/news/20188/]Aussie Nintendo[/url]"][b:68973c8707][size=18:68973c8707]MotionPlus confirmed for next [i:68973c8707]Zelda[/i:68973c8707] game[/size:68973c8707][/b:68973c8707]

Quickly, act surprised! Nintendo of Japan has put up a mammoth [url=http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/events/091030qa/index.html]interview[/url] with Shigeru Miyamoto, and while the English version is a while off, some Zelda related tidbits have already been [url=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=378694]translated[/url].

"About MotionPlus. We're implementing it so that players can feel like they themselves are holding the sword. In the previous Zelda (Twilight Princess) the targeting was based on the IR pointer. This time however, we'll be using MotionPlus for a variety of more convenient targeting systems that will allow for more pleasant gameplay."

And some promising information regarding The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, due out later this year on DS;

"[Spirit Tracks] will be really fun. It's turning out to be rather challenging. Many of our Japanese customers were introduced to the Zelda series with Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks could prove to be kind of hard for them, but I thought we'd show them what Zelda is really made of this time around. So it's turning into quite a unique title."

Look out for the full Q&A... eventually![/quote:68973c8707]
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:50 am
[quote:1dc13618ba="[url=http://aussie-nintendo.com/news/20471/]Aussie Nintendo[/url]"][b:1dc13618ba][size=18:1dc13618ba][i:1dc13618ba]Zelda[/i:1dc13618ba] fans in for a surprise at next year's E3[/size:1dc13618ba][/b:1dc13618ba]

Speaking with [url=http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=13313]ONM[/url], Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has teased that fans will be in for a 'fresh' surprise when Nintendo unveils the next Wii title at E3 2010. The team is shaking up the bottle of formula for the first time in 800,000 years.

"It is something we used to talk about with Mr Miyamoto, and he and I agree that if we are following the same structure again and again, we might not be able to give long time Zelda fans a fresh surprise," he said. "So we have been trying something new in terms of the structure of the Wii version of the new Zelda game this time. I am really hopeful that people will be surprised with the changes we have implemented for this Wii version."

Mr Aonuma has also confirmed full MotionPlus support, just in case Miyamoto's word wasn't good enough![/quote:1dc13618ba]
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:08 am
[quote:8c81ba60a2="[url=http://aussie-nintendo.com/news/21069/]Aussie Nintendo[/url]"][b:8c81ba60a2][size=18:8c81ba60a2]Iwata talks about Nintendo's [i:8c81ba60a2]next handheld[/i:8c81ba60a2], confirms [i:8c81ba60a2]Zelda Wii[/i:8c81ba60a2] for 2010[/size:8c81ba60a2][/b:8c81ba60a2]

In an [url=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/01/06/iwata_asahi_interview/]interview[/url] with Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, Iwata has surprisingly revealed some details regarding Nintendo's successor to the DS.

The new handheld will feature a high resolution display and a motion sensor to capture the player's movements. When asked about its rough release date, Iwata merely commented that "[the] DS saw its highest sales in North America in 2009." Basically, they're in no rush.

Shifting to the Wii, Iwata suggested that the market "has started to accelerate again", largely thanks to the incredible success of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. He confirmed that the Wii's new, highly anticipated Zelda game will launch before 2010 comes to an end, and they'll also be announcing some games for the mysterious Vitality Sensor peripheral in July.[/quote:8c81ba60a2]
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:48 am
[quote:d89c36afa3="[url=http://aussie-nintendo.com/news/21155/]Aussie Nintendo[/url]"][b:d89c36afa3][size=18:d89c36afa3][i:d89c36afa3]Metroid: Other M[/i:d89c36afa3] still due out this year[/size:d89c36afa3][/b:d89c36afa3]

Due to the internet getting its knickers in a twist over Metroid Prime: Trilogy being discontinued, Nintendo has gone ahead and reminded people that it hasn't just suddenly vanished from retailers overnight, and that Team Ninja's Metroid: Other M is still on track for a 2010 release.

[quote:d89c36afa3]Nintendo’s Metroid Prime: Trilogy is the ultimate collector’s edition experience for fans of the Metroid Prime series, combining all three critically acclaimed games on one disc with Wii motion controls. Copies of the game are currently available at major retailers nationwide. The next highly anticipated offering in the Metroid franchise is Metroid: Other M, which will be available this year.[/quote:d89c36afa3]

So that's Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M and the next Zelda title all due out this year? That doesn't sound like Nintendo. Maybe they've replaced Samus with Cammy Dunaway just to balance out the universe. Don't swing that arm cannon too sharply, you might break her wrist (instant game over).[/quote:d89c36afa3]
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:21 am
[quote:1870d6305f="[url=http://aussie-nintendo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21257]Aussie Nintendo[/url]"][b:1870d6305f][size=18:1870d6305f]Possible [i:1870d6305f]Zelda Wii[/i:1870d6305f] info?[/size:1870d6305f][/b:1870d6305f]

A bunch of rumours, coming from a site that seems to have some credibility when it comes to revealing stuff ([url=http://www.zeldainformer.com/2010/01/new-zelda-wii-information-leaked.php#more]Zelda Informer[/url])

[quote:1870d6305f]Zelda Wii is most likely the next installment in the series, and estimates say it should be out either this year or next. While Nintendo has done a great job at not leaking really anything concrete about the game itself... rumors are still rearing their head. Now, normally we wouldn't post about a rumor because most the time it's just that, however, there is some reason to believe the rumors we have inside. They come from a popular Japanese message board called 2chan, which is somewhat similar in style to our English based 4chan. What is interesting about rumors at this Japanese site is more often then not they turn out to be true. Not willing to believe that? Well lets look at what 2Ch has leaked over the years that turned out to be true.

First off, they were the first people to break the news and story for every single Kingdom Hearts game ever made, long before it was publicly released. They released all the news for Metal Gear Solid 4, Resident Evil 4 and 5, and pretty much every Square Enix RPG ever made. Interestingly enough, back in 2003, they also broke The Wind Waker's story roughly two months before release, and no, prerelease copies were apparently not out yet stateside. So the question needs to be asked: If the community there has been right so many times with rumors, then why can't they be right this time around?[list:1870d6305f][*:1870d6305f]The game will be vary from the dungeon field dungeon method we are accustomed too (nothing new, Eiji Aonuma confirmed that last year).
[*:1870d6305f]You will be able to select right or left handed at the start, and Link will be left or right handed based on your selection
[*:1870d6305f]The gameplay and basic mechanics are complete.
[*:1870d6305f]They are currently polishing up the story and Characters.
[*:1870d6305f]One of the characters they are working on is a innkeeper in Link's home village who has a son that looks up to Link.
[*:1870d6305f]The girl in the art (shown [url=http://media.industrygamers.com/editorial/2009/06/zelda.jpg]here[/url]) is not the Master Sword, and it appears the Master Sword will not be in the game.
[*:1870d6305f]The girls name from the painting could possibly be Adelle, Adella, or Aderu.
[*:1870d6305f]She is not with you throughout the game like Ezlo and Midna.
[*:1870d6305f]The face in the painting of her is not her real face. It's not fully elaborated on much, but it does say that it was a place holder concept art piece.(assuming the entire art itself was just concept work)
[*:1870d6305f]Link's sword is highly unique in this game, and will have several unlockable abilities. Adelle (or whatever her final name becomes) communicates with you through this sword.
[*:1870d6305f]There will be horseback combat. Epona will avoid obstacles automatically.
[*:1870d6305f]The models for 3 significant characters in the game have been touched up, but no they are not Zelda or Ganondorf. (Google translate gives rough names of Link, Gorons, and Epona, but our translator said it's not specifically mentioned)
[*:1870d6305f]The idea of this version of Link also being The Hero of Time has been highly considered, and may already be implemented.
[*:1870d6305f]Time travel plays a roll in the game.
[*:1870d6305f]The game takes place in more then just Hyrule, and may possibly not be Hyrule at all.[/list:u:1870d6305f]So there is a lot of stuff to digest there. Again, remember to always take this with a grain of salt, but the fact it comes from a place where so many other rumors turn out to be true does make you wonder. The Hero of Time's return could propose a sequel to Majora's Mask, meanwhile time travel returning makes sense if it's the same character. Could also explain the statement last year from Nintendo that this is the oldest Link yet. The fact the game could also be more then Hyrule, or a new land all together, could play well into the follow up to Majora's Mask. If you recall, Link was on a journey to find a lost friend, presumably Navi, so who knows where that may have lead him.

One thing is for certain, Nintendo is definitely trying to give us something new by linking to something old. True or not, these rumors give us a lot to talk about, and most of them are highly probable in my mind. Thanks has to go out to our translating team, sharinganhero of IGN for the initial discovery of the rumors, and to 2ch themselves for providing this information for us.[/quote:1870d6305f]
I like all of the ideas of these rumours and hope they're true. Could be a true sequel of MM. I certainly hope so.[/quote:1870d6305f]
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:24 pm
[quote:f6c8e13f10="[url=http://aussie-nintendo.com/news/21915/]Aussie Nintendo[/url]"][b:f6c8e13f10][size=18:f6c8e13f10][i:f6c8e13f10]Nintendo 3DS[/i:f6c8e13f10] Unveiled[/size:f6c8e13f10][/b:f6c8e13f10]

So, the successor to the Nintendo DS? Well, it seems we have the first details on the next iteration in Nintendo's handheld line of gaming device, thanks to Mark MacDonald's twitter who linked to a Nintendo document mentioning the handheld, which is to be officially revealed at E3 2010 in June. Update: English PR now avaliable.

The handheld, which has been titled the 'Nintendo 3DS' will use 3D screen technology without the use of any glasses or headgear, is set for release in the fiscal year ending March 2011. The system is set to feature backwards compatibilty with both the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi. You want more information? Sorry, you'll have to wait until June 15 for the E3 announcement.

More news as it comes in.[/quote:f6c8e13f10]
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:48 pm
Aussie Nintendo wrote:Super Mario Galaxy 2 Now the Highest Rated Game Ever

Less than a week after its American launch, the mighty plumber's latest trip into outer space has managed to dethrone The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - a title that's proudly sat on top of the GameRankings chart for over ten years - as the highest rated game of all time.

It's close, though! Super Mario Galaxy 2 has shoulder-barged its way in with an average of 97.67%, while Ocarina of Time is 97.57%, but with more reviews to its name. And in third place? Why, that would be the first Super Mario Galaxy. Maybe some jerk sites will give it a 1/10 in the near future just to keep Earth spinning.

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:14 pm
crazy, is it the best game of all time?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:40 am
Aussie Nintendo wrote:Activision developing GoldenEye for Wii and DS

Eurogamer has revealed that publisher-giant/developer-slaughterhouse Activision are currently developing a GoldenEye: 007 game for both the Wii and Nintendo DS, due for release this November. It is unknown, though, if the game is a remake of the much revered Nintendo 64 shooter or a brand new instalment under the GoldenEye moniker. Either way, the publishers plans to officially show off the game at the upcoming E3 gaming media show.

Under development by Eurocom (Dead Space: Extraction) and n-Space (the Call of Duty series on DS), the upcoming GoldenEye has been heavily hinted at through internet domain name registrations and a recent survey. Surprise, everybody!

Activision have not yet commented on whether the game will feature the midget Oddjob; so who knows if we'll be scrambling (again) to try and pick the shortie first in multiplayer.
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