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Will Nintendo “dominate” E3 this year?

The Associated Press says so. After two years of shrinking Wii sales, Nintendo will fully raise the curtain on the Wii’s successor at the gaming industry’s annual convention in downtown Los Angeles this week. Nintendo Co. has remained silent about just what the doodad will do, but gamers are anticipating features like high-definition graphics and touchscreen controllers. “What...

Wall Street Journal of Japan confirms 6-inch Project Cafe controller screen

Here’s the news in Japanese. In summary, the paper confirms the controller will feature a 6-inch “tablet-like” screen for controlling games. Camera and built-in battery also reported. The paper says the system will arrive by the middle of next year. I’m gonna hold my thoughts until I actually see this thing.

Nintendo.com to stream E3 press conference

Video game fans around the globe are invited to bookmark http://e3.nintendo.com in their browsers as Nintendo prepares to offer a virtual front-row seat at this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles. A live webcast of Nintendo’s E3 Expo 2011 media presentation will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, June 7. Immediately following the presentation, fans can enjoy additional Nintendo Network covera...

Ubisoft CEO on Project Café: “it’s a fantastic platform”

Ubisoft and Nintendo have had a smashing relationship this console generation, as evidenced by the seven launch titles Ubisoft had ready for Wii. Ubisoft has made the most of this relationship and has, as of this writing, 14 million sellers on Wii. It isn’t a stretch to assume that Ubisoft will continue to support Nintendo platforms in the future, and leave it to CEO and founder Yves Guillemot t...

New Nintendo console: 8GB of storage, 25GB optical discs

Or so says Kotaku. The new report also lends further credibility to the idea of screen-based controllers, which increasingly sounds like the “hook” Nintendo is going for. Your reaction?

How would you design Nintendo’s new console?

Nintendo is planning to fully unveil its new console, code-named Project Cafe and/or “Stream,” on June 7. Until then, let’s speculate, shall we? What would you name the thing if you were Nintendo? What physical features would you give it (both controller and console)? What gameplay, media, and online features would it boast? Let’s hear it, Infendo.

Is the world ready for” Wii 2″?

This weekend I spent most of my free time finishing Portal 2, Valve Software’s brilliant new first person puzzler. While playing, I couldn’t help but to think of how awesome puzzles from Portal 2 would be in say Skyward Sword. Problem is, the Wii simply does not have the horsepower to do the things that Portal 2 does. Once the credits began to roll, and the endgame song began to play ...

Nintendo makes it official, next console set for 2012

As predicted, Nintendo today has formally announced the existence of their next home console. Although no further details about the console were revealed, we do know it will release in 2012 and that this years e3 will be the consoles coming out party. Still unconfirmed by the Big N is whether previous reports of six inch touch screens and powerful HD capabilities are headed our way, but I supp...

Overheard on the rumor mill…

IGN has revealed what they believe to be the hardware specs for Project Cafe today, along with estimating that the console will retail for anywhere from $350 to $400. According to unnamed sources, Project Cafe will feature a “revamped version of AMD’s R700 GPU architecture”while the CPU will be a “custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset”….whatever that mea...

Now baking: The games Nintendo is making

IGN has published of list of confirmed and speculative Nintendo games in development. They are: Professor Layton 4 New Kirby (Wii) Paper Mario 3DS Xenoblade Chronicles Unknown game by NDCube, best known as second-party developer of F-Zero and Wii Party Mario Kart 3DS Animal Crossing 3DS Wii Play: Motion The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Pikmin 3 Super Mario 3DS Rhythm Heaven Wii Kid Icarus: Upris...

Tell us what you know about Project Cafe

I know it won’t look like the above. But what credible reports did you read over the weekend, in addition to what we already covered on the podcast?

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