Nintendo to Release a Cheap Game Creation Kit

"In an effort to give indie developers the chance to release their game for the Wii, Nintendo plans to release a cheap developer's kit. Read inside for more details."

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Nintendo Plans to Release a Cheap Game Developer's Kit

Nintendo will release a cheap game developer's kit, known as WiiWare, in the beginning of '08. WiiWare will be a cheap solution to bring indie developed games to the Wii. Nintendo hopes to give gamers a larger library of games available for the the Wii, and games will be made available over the Wii Shop Channel for Wii owners to purchase.

"Independent developers armed with small budgets and big ideas will be able to get their original games into the marketplace to see if we can find the next smash hit," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

Because games will be released electronically, developers will not need to worry about getting their game on store shelves or the cost heavy production. WiiWare is good news for Wii owners because everyone knows the more games the better. Developers will be able to use the motion sensitive WiiMote or the more standard controller style Classic Controller. The only problem I foresee is that owners may need to carry a large SD card if they plan to purchase a multitude of these games, because the Wii's built in 512mb of memory simply can't hold many games. We hope to see the success of the WiiWare program with the consumer in mind.

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp.(INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research), computer makers and distributors were raided by European Commission and local officials on Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into possible antitrust violations, a spokesman for the European Union executive said.

"DG Competition officials, accompanied by officials from national competition authorities are conducting inspections of several premises of Intel Corp. in Europe as well as a number of IT firms manufacturing or selling computers," spokesman Jonathan Todd said.

"The investigations are being carried out within the framework of an ongoing competition case," he added.

In March the Commission said it was investigating Intel in cooperation with the Japanese authorities.


hmm... so AMD' s anti trust allegations are causing intel aquite a bit of bother(even if the eventuall prove to be unfounded)


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