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'80s Track Pack available now for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero

As expected, the '80s Track Pack for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero is now available for download on all the various consoles, featuring three respectable songs from the decade of New Wave and hair bands. Well, two or three, depending on how you like The Go-Gos. The entire thing is available for 440...

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Euro Wii 'Ambassadors' to receive keys to the Virtual Console

Eager to show its disconnected patrons that their Wiis can do more than Wii Sports -- you don't even have to eject the disc! -- Nintendo has appointed pretty much anyone in Europe savvy enough to visit Wii's Connection Settings menu an "Ambassador." Here's how the "Connection Ambassador Promotion"...

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Ask Joystiq Nintendo: Exchange Rate Edition

Just one question this week on Ask Joystiq Nintendo, and we, uh, don't really definitively answer it. But it's a weird enough topic that we felt it was worthwhile to talk about it and tell you what we know. If you'd like us to feebly attempt to answer a question, send an email to asknintendo AT...

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Ask Joystiq Nintendo: Smurftastic Edition

Welcome to another Smurfy week of Smurf Joystiq Nintendo! This week, a reader smurfed a question about a classic Smurf game, and I think I smurfed it appropriately, though the answer may not be as smurfy as Smurf fans may have smurfed. Do you want to smurf us a question about the Wii, DS, or...

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Wii Warm Up: Start all the downloadin'

We suspect that plenty of Wii fans received Wii Points during the recent Holiday Gift-Giving Occasion -- they're relatively cheap, and safe in the same way that gift cards are. If you were among the lucky recipients of some wrapped Points, what did you do with them, or what do you plan to do with...

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Wii Points up for grabs in Tetris Party tournaments

Those online Tetris Party tournaments won't just enhance your fearsome internet reputation -- they'll also offer Wii Points as prizes, a pretty awesome way of keeping player interest high. The first tournament kicks off December 1st, and contains four rounds, each featuring one of Tetris Party's...

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Toys R Us having big games sale starting Sunday

Toys R Us is having one huge sale, starting this Sunday. How huge of a sale? Buy two, get one huge. On top of the prospect at getting a free game, there's also some deals specific to Wii owners. On Sunday and Monday, Toys R Us will offer 30% off Wii accessories. Now, this doesn't extend to Nunchuks...

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Nintendo Points non-transferable between Wii, DSi

To allow for the fact that the DSi will feature an online store, Wii Points were recently renamed to Nintendo Points. Despite this rebranding exercise, Nintendo has revealed that you won't be able to transfer points between its new handheld and the Wii. In other words, if you buy a Nintendo Points...

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Wii Points officially being renamed to 'Nintendo Points'

With the new DSi just being announced, it'll allow people to download titles direct to their handheld, kind of like Apple's little doodad, the iPhone. So, in order to share the Point system between the Wii and the handheld, Nintendo will go ahead and rename "Wii Points" to "Nintendo Points," said...

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Japan's Legendary Virtual Console

There's a certain feeling of envy emanating from non-Japanese Wii owners right about now, because the big release on Japan's Virtual Console calendar in June is not to be sneezed at. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is known to some intellectually superior gamers as one of the greatest...

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