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Oh, Canada Wii's home and native land

Hey, grab a Molson and pull up a comfortable ice block and listen up. The AP is reporting that the Wii has become the first system to reach a million units sold in Canada. That's like one system for every two people or so you've got up there, eh? We're guessing it's because the pearly white exterio...

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Hockey Allstar Shootout skating onto WiiWare

Big Blue Bubble, developer of Home Sweet Home, has announced a new WiiWare game that is a bit more stereotypically dude-oriented than the home-design game. Specifically, Canadian-dude-oriented. Hockey Allstar Shootout is a hockey game in which players use the Wiimote as a hockey stick in three game ...

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Top 5: Activities that Need Waggle

Hardcore gamers sure do hate tacked-on waggle. Indeed, no one likes to flail their arms around like they're trying to signal aircraft when a simple button press will do. And the guys on the other sides seem to be under the impression that the Wii is nothing but a PS2 that replaces thumb p...

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E308: NHL 2K9 demo gets us pumped for hockey

We haven't highlighted many sports games at E3 (unless you count Wii Sports Resort), but NHL: 2K9 is different, as it's the first legitimate hockey game to hit Nintendo's console. We are some very hockey-starved individuals, so we're keeping a cautious eye on this one. You can see a little bit of ...

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NHL Hockey finally comes to the Wii

NHL for the Wii? All we can say is, it's about damn time. Sure we've had football, baseball, soccer, and even tennis grace our precious white consoles, but hockey has been sorely missing from the group -- unless you count Ice Hockey and Kidz Sports Ice Hockey, which we don't. Finally, 2K Sports has...

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Blue Jackets' Nash to front NHL 2K9

Sure he and his team may have missed the playoffs yet again and are likely fantasizing about what might have been while swinging at balls from the back nine, but that hasn't stopped Columbus Blue Jackets' young-yet-impressive captain Rick Nash from scoring cover duty on Take Two's fall release of ...

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Microsoft, Companions in Courage partner to bring Xbox Live to children's hospitals

With all of the continual media controversy over violent video games and their negative impact on society, it's refreshing to see these same games in a positive light every now and then. This is especially true when games are used to lift the spirits of hospitalized children, something we've seen in...

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VC Monday: Plus Four!

Nintendo promised something like ten a month, but at this rate, we'll be seeing sixteen. Nintendo dropped yet another four vintage goodies on us at noon EST today, and here are the pickings: Ice Hockey (NES) - a much-loved hockey sim that, unfortunately, is beginning to show its age. Where is th...

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Deal of the Day: NHL 07 $20 at Target

Now that the NHL season has begun, what do hockey fans do when not watching their favorite sport? No, not drive a Zamboni up and down the street. How about playing some video game hockey? If that tickles your fancy, then I'm happy to inform you Target is selling NHL 07 for only $20 right now throug...

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Hockey showdown brings back the memories

The current hockey demo showdown (NHL 07 vs NHL 2K7) on XBLM is bringing back fond memories of EA vs. 2K rivalries of yore. For many grid iron gamers, that old football favorite, ESPN NFL 2K5 for Xbox, still compares favorably with the latest Madden in several respects, especially presentation (Hal...

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