Club Nintendo had an article, and the fans over at GoNintendo.com just had to get it picked apart and translated. The article was an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto ad Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo’s top dogs. Based on the efforts of the community, one of the more interesting questions asked had to do with re-designing the console to include a hard drive. Miyamoto responded that something was in the works, but not to expect it any time soon. Clarification in why not to expect it came with Fils-Aime’s response, when he noted that console redesigns often happen when sales are in a slump.
A notable question also came when they were asked about Xbox 360’s upcoming Avatars. The Nintendo rep’s happily replied that imitation was the highest form of flattery!
The official list was just released: look out for bushido brawlers in “Samurai Shodown II.” Experience a chess-like game with a few twists in “Shotest Shogi.” And get your fix of extra-terrestrial sports with “Rocket Bowl,” – an old Flash game that people just can’t get enough of.
I’m looking forward to “Shotest Shogi.” I played the demo of this a few weeks ago and have been trying to get a handle on it ever since. I’m bad at chess, but this game is simply very fun! I can’t wait to give it another go.
Found this fascinating piece of news today, at The New Zealand Herald. This kiwi paper is reporting that more and more games are becoming family friendly, and Xbox 360 is helping to lead that charge with increased sales in the region. From the article: “More than 70 per cent of all software titles sold now fall into non-restricted age categories and genres.”
I was browsing for interesting stories, like I do, and found this one. Austin, Texas residents will have a chance to compete in multiple games and win some great prizes. Madden 08, Rock Band 2, Super Smash Brothers, and even I-Play Bowling will all be played at this charity event being held on September 17th, in Austin. Your $20 entry fee will be donated directly to The ESA Foundation, which has a program that provides game development scholarships. Sounds like a fun event to attend, if you’re going to be in the area. I certainly wish that I was!