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IGN Nintendo Voice Chat podcast - summary (Moon's abysmal sales, Gauntlet's fate)

by rawmeatcowboy
24 February 2009
GN 1.0 / 2.0


- Nintendo been updating handhelds every 1-2 years
- GBA and DS were supposed to coexist but that didn’t happen


- Didn’t sell 1500 units in launch month


- Might be cancelled
- Was impressive to Nintendo but weren’t willing to put money into developing it fully
- Eidos came in and gave money, then finished the game
- Has been finished for at least a year, Eidos has been having some problems
- Warner Bros. calling the shots

DICE news

- Nintendo announced first DSiWare game - Moving Memo
- Create own animations and share them
- Can be edited by other users
- Upload them to a website
- DSi comes with 1000 Nintendo Points in Japan, haven’t announced that yet for NA
- Developers haven’t been sent out DSiWare dev. kits - only a few people have kits

Reader questions

- THQ probably not publisher of Scribblenauts
- Fully charged DSi runs for about 6 - 7 hours - full brightness and using Wi-Fi - little less than DS Lite

Full summary here