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Nintendo tries WiiWare demos again in North America Nov. 22

In case our review of Bit. Trip Fate didn't give you a clear enough idea about the game, you'll be able to try it yourself at no cost on November 22. That's when Nintendo of America brings back last year's WiiWare demo program. Next Monday, in addition to Fate, you'll be able to download demos fo...

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WiiWare demos return this week in Europe

One of the most frustrating things about the WiiWare service -- other than The Incredible Maze -- is that there aren't playable demos. Even more frustrating is that Nintendo did offer a series of demos last year, but made it a limited-time initiative for no good reason, going so far as to remove the...

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This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Sin & Punishment tips

The Nintendo Channel doesn't have much for us this week. There is a new episode of Nintendo Week and some Sin & Punishment: Star Successor tips, but you've seen the latter already. Head past the break for the list of this week's content....

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This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Super Mario Galaxy 2 tips

Having trouble getting those stars from the Cosmic Cove Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2? Then you'll want to boot up your Wii and check out the latest episode of Nintendo Week on the Nintendo Channel. There are even a few tips on how to make Mario a more stylish skater, if you like to kick shell and...

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This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Super Mario Galaxy 2 TV spots

Look -- the above TV spots for Super Mario Galaxy 2 are really slick and all, but now we've got one thing on our mind: pancakes. Now that we know there's a stack of flapjacks out there with its own gravitational pull, we just can't wait to dig in. Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long to satiat...

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Demo available for unofficial Star Trek adventure game

Fan project Star Trek Adventures: Year One has the unusual distinction of being doubly retro. Not only does it meticulously recreate the nearly 45-year-old Star Trek series, it's also got an uncanny resemblance to an early '90s adventure game (think Quest for Glory or, indeed, Interplay's Star Trek...

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This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Monster Hunter Tri developer's voice

We thought it prudent to take a break from the WarioWare D.I.Y. highlighting of the last few weeks even though there's a new video in the ongoing series this week, with Alex Neuse from Gaijiin Games. See, this week some of the developers from Capcom show off a great deal of Monster Hunter Tri, docum...

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This Week on the Nintendo Channel: Ron Carmel sucks goo in WarioWare D.I.Y.

This week's Nintendo Channel update features one half of 2D Boy, the indie developer responsible for the very fun World of Goo. Using WarioWare D.I.Y., he makes a neat goo-inspired mini-game. The difference between his video and Sakurai's and Sakamoto's is that Carmel makes it look way easier. Good...

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Sony files patent for game demos that lose features over time

A patent dug up by Siliconera details a new system conceived by Sony for limiting the content found in game demos. "Degradable" game demos, as described in a patent filed by SCEA, would initially include either a full game or a large amount of content, but that content would gradually disappear over...

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Nintendo: WiiWare demo program was 'always' limited-time offer

All WiiWare demos were removed from the Wii Shop Channel on January 31. Nintendo of America has confirmed with Joystiq that the WiiWare demo "experiment," which offered a set of five free downloadable demos through the Wii Shop Channel, officially ended on that date. When asked for an explanation, a...

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