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Worried that the looming specter of the Wii U is staged to make your favorite paper weight even more useless? Well, Reggie Fils-Aime is hear to quash all your fears, give you a pat on the head and lull you to sleep in those giant meaty arms of his. The Nintendo of America executive believes there’s plenty of room in the closet for both consoles.

“The consumer buying Wii hardware today is going to be a different consumer than the one who will be buying Wii U in the future,” said the beefburger boss. ”This is the first holiday that the Wii is available at $149.99 or below, so it’s an expanded demographic we’re reaching.

“We haven’t announced pricing for Wii U, but you can definitely expect that pricing is going to be different and that the games are going to be different,” added the tenderloin tycoon “We do believe that Wii and Wii U will coexist for some time. As we drive the install base of Wii, we’re really setting people up to take their gaming library and be able to transfer it over to Wii U.”

When asked about what will keep the Wii afloat heading into the future, the pastrami president touted Nintendo’s WiiWare and Virtual Console services and their weekly updates — funnily enough purchases that will likely not be making the transfer over to the Wii U thanks to Nintendo’s brilliant online program. See, there is a reason to keep the Wii around after all. And besides, with no Wii U GCN support, you’re going to want to keep that Wii around to play P.N.03 anyway.

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils Aime Talks Zelda, Future of Handhelds and Wii’s Big Holiday Push [Time]

Chris Hecker (Spore, Quake) announced Thursday the price for early beta access to his latest espionage game, SpyParty, will be $15. This gets you access to the early beta, access to the forums and discussions, as well as the complete game once its released. Players who sign up through the game’s site will also have a chance to lay down $50 or more for their name to be included in the credits once the full title is released.

$15 dollars is a justified price, Hecker says, as it “has become the de facto price point for AAA Indie Games.” Is SpyParty a AAA indie game and is it worth $15 dollars? A good number of people certainly think so. Last time Hecker checked in on the numbers, there were more than 700 gamers already signed up and ready to go. That’s only a few months after he opened the sign up. Not convinced?

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Do you even remember the last game you bought for your Wii? Exciting Wii releases, typically few and far between, have been virtually nonexistent as of late. The Wii has stagnated to the point that fans have taken matters into their own hands. A grassroots movement called Operation Rainfall have set out to do just that, campaigning to localize three Nintendo-published role-playing games.

Though not for a lack of trying, the efforts have yet to prove successful. Nintendo of America still refuses to localize the games. Despite critical acclaim and commercial success in Japan, it seems like Americans won’t get a chance to experience these titles. You just have to wonder why though. Have they forgotten their fans? Does Nintendo even care?

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After being virtually omitted from this year’s showing at E3 and with a complete lack of software coming down the pipeline, it’s become apparent that the Wii is on its way out and the Wii U will soon take center stage. Because of that, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight many the successes that the Wii has achieved over the past five years.

Nintendo may have forgotten the Wii, but that doesn’t mean we have to.

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Barring objections about the name, the Nintendo Wii U was received with great applause and excitement at this year’s E3. The first thing many people did when the doors opened to the West Hall was rush to Nintendo’s massive booth to get a glimpse of the hardware and its capabilities. And the lines never let up for the entire three days.

The reward for waiting more than an hour and a half in line was a chance to experience several demos: Shield Pose, an editable video of Link battling a ginormous spider, Battle Mii, Chase Mii, Super Mario Bros. Mii, that questionable video of the bird, and Ghost Recon Online. The prognosis – hopeful.

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E3: The complete rundown
By: | June 12th, 2011

Over the course of the next couple of days, Gamer Limit will be pounded with content from the Electronics Entertainment Expo. And in the interest of organization and your sanity, this post will act as a complete rundown of up-to-date content from E3. So hit that break and take in all of the news from the gaming nerd mecha that is E3. Read more… »

Join myself, Francisco, and Kyle as we run through everything at E3 from the press conferences, to hands-on and eyes-on impressions, to our thoughts of E3, and, of course, our personal game of the show. Sit back, relax, and take in the almost two hours of audio magic. Also, be sure to hit us up with your thoughts on E3 2011 in the comments section.

Earlier today, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata spoke regarding the successor to Super Smash Bros Brawl. Apparently, Masahiro Sakurai, the creative mind behind Kirby and the Super Smash Bros series, approached Iwata to discuss what was next for Project Sora after the completion of upcoming 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising – the next installment in Nintendo’s flagship fighting series. While Iwata remained tight lipped about the details, apparently so we can focus on Pit’s next adventure, he did announce that the next title in the Smash Bros series would be on both the 3DS and Wii U platforms and that they would work together in some fashion.

As if the prospect of a new Smash Bros weren’t enough to be excited about, Nintendo boasting some sort of inter-console connectivity? This is amazing!  Until today I was a bit of a sceptic about the successor to the Wii and the path Nintendo was headed down, but they’ve managed to bring me back. My mind is racing just thinking about what they’ll do next and which characters they’ll include this time around. What would you like to see in the next Smash Bros title?

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Say hello to the Wii U. Yea… So maybe I was a bit premature in labeling the PS Vita as the worst product name ever. But that is neither here nor there. The fact of the matter is, that the over-the-top controller we had heard rumors of the past couple weeks has been confirmed.

The Wii U is full of some interesting features including switching the video from your television to the controller. The controller will also act as a secondary display so as to provide a new, unique experience. Whether or not it is a better experience will be seen when it is released in 2012. For more information on Nintendo’s new console, hit the break. Read more… »