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Pachter: Nintendo is like McDonald's

The man with his own Joystiq tag, Michael Pachter, is at it again, this time talking about Nintendo and the Wii. In likening Nintendo's success with the Wii to that of McDonald's success in slowly killing you, Pachter says a lot of what worked for the food chain is working for Nintendo right now....

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A more intimate look at the Nintendo Spot service

Click to enter gallery Remember that story we ran about McDonald's recently? No, not the one about no more free Wi-Fi, the other story. The one about the download service in Japan. Got it? Good. Well, Inside Games recently checked out the service and did a nice little write-up. Of course, some of...

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Hurry! McDonalds sponsored Rock Band DLC all available for cheap

Last month, McDonalds sponsored a list of eight Rock Band DLC tracks where, every week, they made three musical tracks available for half price. Thanks for that McDonalds, your Big Macs are delicious! But that month long promotion ran only during May and has since ended ... or so we thought. We have...

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Free DS Wi-Fi no more at McDonald's

Hey, remember when McDonald's and Nintendo teamed up to offer free Wi-Fi access for Nintendo DS players? No? Really? We thought it was kinda cool. Anyway, they're not doing it anymore, so just forget it. The contract between Nintendo and Wayport -- the internet provider for McDonald's in North...

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Free Wi-Fi for DS no more at North American McDonald's now

Personally, we can't remember the last time we were in a McDonald's, so this news comes as, uh, well ... news to us. You see, the partnership between McDonald's and Wayport actually expired back in November of last year. Canadians are also up the same creek without a paddle, as the deal with...

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The DS: McDonalds is lovin' it

Fast food chain McDonalds is to launch a new download service in Japan tomorrow, through DS download stations located in 21 Tokyo branches of McDonalds and train stations along the Tsukuba Express line. The scheme, dubbed "Nintendo Spot," is currently in a trial period, and will give DS owners...

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Select Rock Band tracks on the cheap

Harmonix and McDonald's have teamed up to slash prices on select Rock Band downloads on the Xbox Live Marketplace. According to Major Nelson, beginning today two existing tracks for Rock Band will be offered at a discounted rate of 80 MS Points each. Each week two new tracks will be discounted...

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See Ronald McDonald teach DDR

We've never really been what you could describe as Dance Dance Revolution experts. We've always believed it was because years of the sedentary blogging life have lead to thick, unwieldy bodies that could sooner emit diabetes-curing indigo light from their fingertips than complete 15 seconds of...

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UK McDonald's chief blames game industry for obesity

We're used to scientists, the government and even beverage companies taking the game industry to task for contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic. But now there's a new, even more unlikely source using gaming as an obesity scapegoat -- McDonald's. Talking to the London Times, McDonald's UK...

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Burgercon offers second helping of Austin Powers

Nope, you aren't losing your mind, Burgercon did give out a free movie rental a few weeks back and now they're doing it again. McDonalds' Burgercon is offering up a second helping of free Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery movie rental excitement off the XBLM. Starting today and running...

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