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Olympic gold medalist trained with Wii

It may come as a surprise, but there are a few Olympic gold medals that Michael Phelps forgot to nab, magpie-like, for the gold medal throne we imagine he's begun constructing. One of those, the gold for the men's 100m breaststroke, was won by Japan's Kosuke Kitajima. How did he best longtime...

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Mario pushes Olympic gold medalist to victory

That up there is Kosuke Kitajima of Japan. He's just won a gold medal for swimming the breaststroke extremely quickly in that ongoing sporting event you may have heard about. Congratulations are in order then, but what's his secret? Strict 5am starts? Hours of training a day? A controlled diet?...

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Wii Warm Up: Mario & Sonic at the thing that is happening right now

When Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games came out last year, there were no current Olympic Games for the pair to be at. The game was still branded with the Beijing Olympics logo, despite Beijing not yet having even a single Olympic. Even with the weird timing, the game did just fine; we expect...

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Olympic Battlefields: Four worlds, four dreams

"It is a matter of life and death, a road to game over or to win!" Ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, which kicks off tomorrow in Beijing, homebrew developer Anti-Social Gaming has put out a polemic game titled Olympic Battlefields. Unlike Mario and Sonic's Olympic outing, however, you won't...

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Birdo & Silver & Jet & Donkey Kong at the Olympic Games

As if Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games wasn't already home to enough abysmal characters, a group of hackers have discovered a way to unlock numerous other unused playable characters in the title, including Silver the Hedgehog, Jet the -- ugh -- Hawk, and Donkey Kong (who would have been a...

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Sega (and UK) still not sick of Mario & Sonic

If Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games were a cow, it would have udders forged from diamond-encrusted, solid gold. This metaphor particularly applies in the UK, where the Nintendo/Sega crossover has sold over 1.2 million copies, and Sega (the distributor of the game throughout Europe) isn't yet...

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Professional Warcraft III players to carry Olympic torch in China

All political controversy aside, bearing the Olympic torch during its long route to the Games is an incredible honor, and this year two professional gamers will take part in the international relay. Through a sponsorship deal with peripheral manufacturer Razer, XiaoFeng "Sky" Li and Jae ho "Moon"...

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Wii Fanboy Interview: Hudson's Mike Samachisa on Deca Sports

As you all know, we've had our eye on Deca Sports for quite some time. It really looks like a fun compilation of sports. But, to sway any doubt about the game's excellence that we may have had lingering around in our mind, Mike Samachisa, the head of Hudson Entertainment's console division,...

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World to blame: Mario & Sonic Olympics sells 5 million units

The first pairing of two icons, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, sold five million units worldwide on the DS and Wii. GameDaily reports the joint Sega/Nintendo published title -- which met to less-than-stellar reviews -- reached the milestone in a little over three months, beating Sega's...

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Game tournament to be "Welcome Event" at Beijing Olympics

Fans eager to get competitive gaming recognized as a real sport got a boost recently when the Global Gaming League announced they will be organizing a video gaming "Welcome Event" for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. "The Digital Games" will include World Cup-style national tournaments leading up to...

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