289w ago - As if there was ever any doubt. More Metal Gear Solid 4 reviews are starting to come in now, and the scores are high. From NeoGaf:
- PlayStation Official Magazine (UK): 10/10
- PlayStation Official Magazine (US): 10/10
- PlayStation Official Magazine (Italy): 10/10
- PlayStation Official Magazine (Dutch): 9.6/10
- LEVEL (Sweden): 10/10
- Joypad (France): 19/20
- Jeuxvideo Magazine (France): 18/20
290w ago - To keep in line with their austere "safe and fun" policy, Nintendo has banned the name Hitler from Mario Kart Wii's online services.
If you attempt to access the Wi-Fi Connection with your Mii licence set as Hitler, you will receive a message stating that such nick names are forbidden and that you must modify your Mii name to proceed.
On the other hand, those who connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection as other notorious gentlemen such as Stalin and Osama will be able to do so without a message/disconnect.
290w ago - Nintendo of America Inc. was ordered to pay a small East Texas gaming company $21 million Wednesday for infringing on a patent while designing controllers for its popular Wii and GameCube systems.
A federal jury found in favor of Anascape Ltd. in the lawsuit that was originally filed in 2006. Nintendo spokesman Charlie Scibetta said the company will seek an appeal and expects the court to reduce the award "significantly."
The jury found that Nintendo infringed on Anascape's patent while designing its Wii Classic, WaveBird and Gamecube controllers.
Scibettra said Nintendo was pleased no infringement was found with the motion-sensing technology used in its wandlike Wii and Nuncheck controllers, which mimic movements by users in games such as tennis and boxing.
Attorneys for Anascape did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Tyler-based Anascape also sued Microsoft Corp. for patent infringements on game controllers but reached an agreement with the company before the start of the trial against Nintendo, The Lufkin Daily News reported.
Microsoft said in a statement that terms of the settlement reached May 1 were confidential.
291w ago - In a post over at the official PlayStation Blog (linked above), associate producer for Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, Chris Hinojosa-Miranda, confirmed that all-new downloadable content for the game is scheduled to hit the PS Store tomorrow.
The content will consist of two characters named Alex and Gloria. Each character falls under a specific skill class, with newcomer Gloria tailored towards intermediate level players and expert-level golfer Gloria designed for veterans of the series.
According to the post, both characters will be priced at $0.99 each.