Nintendo GC Conference Finished

Nintendo's press conference at the Leipzig Games Convention kicks off at 10.15am CEST / 09.15am BST this morning, and Eurogamer's intrepid roaming reporters are already in place - securing the most comfortable chairs and the nicest-looking pastries - and getting ready to deliver the latest news from the conference direct to your eyes. As ever with our Live Text system, which we've taken out of the cupboard and dusted down since its last moment in the limelight back at E3, you don't actually need to refresh this page (and we'd prefer if you didn't) - it will auto-refresh on an ongoing basis to show you our latest updates. So grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy our stream of consciousness reporting on the Wii, the DS, and anything else Nintendo happen to want to chat about this morning...

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  • chupachups 8 years ago

    "..gone to graveyards, every one.



    /holds up lighter."



    I think they've just upgraded the servers or software or something, because there was a maintenance mode screen when I tried to access the site an hour ago.
  • smelly 8 years ago

    Where did all the comments go?

  • chupachups 8 years ago

    http://www.ycdtotv.de/allo_img/a
    0a_16.jpg
  • Sid-Nice 8 years ago

    (http://www.goveg.com/Buttons/24
    0-fabio.jpg) I love German women. :)
  • Prophet_Hero 8 years ago

    Check Eurogamer GC images section if you're desperate.
  • chupachups 8 years ago

    "wheres the photos of the tall blonde model with pert nipps?"



    Here you go:



    http://www.goveg.com/Buttons/240
    -fabio.jpg
  • dk_rare 8 years ago

    Save Nintendos conference? What the hell are you talking about?
  • spongebob 8 years ago

    So umm, do you tape the Wiimote on your leg when playing Mario footy? :)
  • captain-future 8 years ago

    I wonder could David Hasselhoff really have saved Nintendo's press conference?



    /snickering.



    and...



    @smelly: "STOP IT WITH ASKING ABOUT THE FECKING PRICE!!!



    THEYVE SAID NUMEROUS TIMES THAT PRICE, ETC WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN SEPTEMBER.



    it's STILL AUGUST



    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!"





    yeah, and they said play Zelda TP on your gamecube christmas 2005, too.



    what can possibly be the reason to withhold this crucial information for a another measly 14 days or so?????????????????
  • Lex_Luthor 8 years ago

    I thought Saki and Sushi WERE the hookers o_O
  • Carrybagma 8 years ago

    I liked this quote:



    "transcend borders"



    Does this mean no region locking then? Arf!
  • KTroopA 8 years ago

    red hot nipple action girl aka pics at jeux-france.com



    zomg etc...
  • SeesThroughAll 8 years ago

    Sounds like the old Nintendo from the SNES days is starting to come back... for better or worse...
  • GingerNathan 8 years ago

    "Sony get hammered when they wax egotistically like this, & yet Nintendo do not. Wacky, eh?

    "



    No, Sony got hammered for announcing a high price for their console, a complete lack of descent game footage (Heavenly Sword aside), last minute (or at least appeared to be) bolted on motion sensitivity, and the announcement of releasing two different PS3 packages after slating Microsoft for doing the same.



    Their self fellating was the least of the problems.
  • GingerNathan 8 years ago

    "Sony announces Pink PSP for Europe, oh look Nintendo announces Pink DS Lite for Europe. "



    What are you talking about, what relevance does that have. If you're implying Nintendo's copying Sony then I think you'll find that the Pink DS Lite was released in Japan months ago, and it was always going to come over here before Christmas as the (released near Christmas last year in Europe) Pink DS Phat has sold by the bucket load.



  • KillahSouljah 8 years ago

    Sony announces Pink PSP for Europe, oh look Nintendo announces Pink DS Lite for Europe.
  • mazzl 8 years ago

    @smelly.. those thamn marketing boys (and girls) they only give us nipples and we give them attention... we suck ;)

  • smelly 8 years ago

    why did nentento actually held a press conference.. they had nothing to tell..

    anyway.. boring.





    It's called hype/marketting



    They're hyping both their products.



    If they didnt have a conference, then they'd be lost and forgotten about under msoft and sony's shows.



    They had nothing major to announce as they've stated NUMEROUS times that they WONT announce anything until september.

  • nickthegun 8 years ago

    This is the first thread ive read in quite a while that doesnt contain 99% of posters burying their heads in the mighty groin of Nintendo.



    Is the initial hype wearing off, only to be replaced with a feeling of 'Uh.....is this just going to be an eye toy with a magic wand?'.



    The Emporers New Console?
  • Nikanoru 8 years ago

    Well....frankly, I don't see a comment like "the first 5 million or so will buy it, even if there aren't any games" coming from Nintendo. That's just being honest here.
  • mazzl 8 years ago

    why did nentento actually held a press conference.. they had nothing to tell..

    anyway.. boring.



    unless they release a orange ds ;)
  • chupachups 8 years ago

    "Hopefully it'll cue the easily led fucktards into hoisting themselves with their own principled petards once more, & refuse to buy a Wii until Nintendo's unbelievable arrogance subsides. "



    If people did that, they wouldn't buy any consoles at all. :)
  • UncleLou 8 years ago

  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    I thought Ninty were meant to have learnt their lesson?
  • SimonM7 8 years ago

    Why is everyone so surprised? Did anyone even pay attention during last year's GC? What the heck were you expecting anyway?



    With E3 gone in its current form, perhaps it's time to start expecting bigger news from smaller events like this next year, but really, it's just recently even appeared on people's radars.



  • smelly 8 years ago

    until Nintendo's unbelievable arrogance subsides.



    I think you're confusing nintendo with sony

  • Steroyd 8 years ago

    wow was that "expletive"
  • smelly 8 years ago

    sorry, im going to have to shout as some people as just seemingly stupid..



    STOP IT WITH ASKING ABOUT THE FECKING PRICE!!!



    THEYVE SAID NUMEROUS TIMES THAT PRICE, ETC WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN SEPTEMBER.



    it's STILL AUGUST



    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!



    Sometimes listening to you lot is as fustrating as listening to a talk by peter molyneux. Or worse still Stuart "im great me" Campbell.

  • Dezm0nd 8 years ago

    BWii - can't wait. first one was genius
  • xAx 8 years ago

    The Wii will retail at $599 US dollars
  • Kami 8 years ago

    What's with this obsession with the 'Hoff right now?



    Then, he's pimping himself out for pretty much everything right now so I wouldn't actually write him off being in the show in some way...
  • Carlo 8 years ago

    Date and Price for UK/Europe yet?
  • SimonM7 8 years ago

    *Hitting refresh for nipples*
  • KTroopA 8 years ago

    that was truly painful to read - the live updates.



    imagine being there :(



    /awaits nipples pics
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    It wasn't bad, per se, just didn't have anything new except for some expected game annoucements. Sony's E3 press conference was actively awful though so still retains the crown as Worst Games Press Conference Ever.
  • floW 8 years ago

    hopefully they work harder on the games than this conference
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    Other than starting on time, I think this is worse then Sony's E3. Even if E3 was bigger then GC.
  • snick 8 years ago

    I'm on safari and not getting updates. =( Apple + R not too tricky tho.
  • gaselite 8 years ago

    best press conference ever c/d?





    Haha, why the hell were people expecting price/release date today? September, people.
  • SimonM7 8 years ago

    Batallion Wars 2!



    More than I expected anyhoo.
  • sickpuppysoftware 8 years ago

    Sounds like Sony really have their work cut out.









    If they want to retain the worst presentation of the show award that is.
  • Zero-Beat 8 years ago

    Craaaaptastic!
  • dr_faulk 8 years ago

    NO PRICE!??? GRAAAAR!!!
  • zozart 8 years ago

    No new info? Bah!
  • Fatnick 8 years ago

    Where's Wii cricket featuring Phil Tuffnel? I'd buy that in a millisecond.
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    craptastic with a capital Double-Eye
  • Zuiyo 8 years ago

    Stop with the nipples already. Let Ellie talk about the bulge on the pants of some of the males onstage.
  • Blerk 8 years ago

    Man, what a waste of time that was!
  • killyourtv 8 years ago

    holy sh*t, that was lame
  • BartonFink 8 years ago

    That's it?
  • MisterFalseName 8 years ago

    I really hope this version of Mario Football is a little more polished - no slowdown, some stadiums that actually make a difference (looks like they've taken note on this front, positively) and the ability to rename the Toads on your team would be nice.
  • Pike 8 years ago

    That will also be playable on the stand. Now they're talking about third-party support... Listing all the publishers working on the Wii.



    EA, SEGA, THQ, Activision, Namco, Konami, Square Enix, Capcom and Ubisoft logos flash up.



    Is that supposed to be impressive in some way? If one of those companies didn't work on games for the Wii it would be pretty troubling for Nintendo.
  • Hog-lumps 8 years ago

    Battalion Wars with a Wiimote - nice!
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    I never got BW for the GC, so I'm officially "interested" in this. They better make in online...
  • dr_faulk 8 years ago

    I love this auto-feed. It's amazing.
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    Mario != Lack of innovation

    Sequels on the other hand do.



    Give us new newness!
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    yeah like he can block a ball fired from the sun
  • gaselite 8 years ago

    "Why do they present these statistics and shit to gamers?"



    um, they don't? It's a press conference... for the press :p
  • Pike 8 years ago

    Mario eh? Nintendo sure know how to innovate.
  • Pepeman 8 years ago

    Go mystery man!! you can do it ! beat that girls butt with ya Wii stick...oh..i mean...beat her at the game!
  • The12thMonkey 8 years ago

    Now we have an answer to one of the great questions of our time; 7 year old girls are better at Tennis than Exciting Television Men
  • The12thMonkey 8 years ago

    Looks like the connection has gone. No updates for 6 minutes. Unless, that's just a reflection of the content...
  • Neoprenanzug 8 years ago

    "What's the German for "OBJECTION!"?"



    It's EINSPRUCH.



    Actually, courtroom shows are quite successfull in Germany, although pretty crappy. Turn on the german TV program at 2:00 PM (german time) and you will find nothing else for three hours on any channel. :(
  • Doobie 8 years ago

    Is Hotel Dusk like Phoenix Wright? It looks like it in screenshots.

  • fiedldi 8 years ago

    Einspruch
  • Doobie 8 years ago

    Mini Super Mario World!? Sounds interesting...
  • Obscured 8 years ago

    What is objection in German UncleLou?
  • Shinji 8 years ago

    Johnny, James and Paul are here as well. It's basically an invasion.
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    looks like their net connection went down : /
  • Blerk 8 years ago

    Wait! Rob, Tom, Pat, Rupert and Ellie? All there? What is this, some kind of advertising-funded jolly? Eh? Those are my clicks you're spending! :-D
  • NOSAVIOUR 8 years ago

    @Dexter



    Must have the same cleaners then...
  • Pike 8 years ago

    Novelty games aimed at your grandparents. The excitement is killing me.
  • Zuiyo 8 years ago

    Nipples!
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    It's all about Pink it seems. Says alot about Germans. :p
  • chupachups 8 years ago

    "Welcome the Nintendo DS Lite in pink!"

    "A sexy lady walks out, and Pat races down to photograph her"



    I see they're doing their level best to appeal to the non-traditional gaming audience then.
  • Dexter 8 years ago

    @NOSAVIOUR

    That means your browser doesn't like the AJAX magic. I have the same problem with my work PC ;(
  • BartonFink 8 years ago

    Boooooorrrrring and still no Hoff! Pffft!



    Would love to know the source of those 'stats'
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    What's the UK release date of English Training? I'm very excited about it.



    We could learn alot from the Japanese! :p
  • Pepeman 8 years ago

    geesh...they are really gonna save the best for last...or least i hope so...
  • The12thMonkey 8 years ago

    Tom threatening to do Jarv Cocker. :D



    Go on, my son!
  • chupachups 8 years ago

    What's the UK release date of English Training? I'm very excited about it.
  • NOSAVIOUR 8 years ago

    Is everyone else still on 08:24:53?!
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    This is tiresome, come on Nintendo, you don't want to become the next Sony now do you? At least it would be fresh. :p
  • The12thMonkey 8 years ago

    "Give us a name"



    Exciting Televison Man
  • Darren 8 years ago

    Gosh, I'm glad I'm just reading about the conference and not actually there. So far we've had 30 minutes of... well... nothing really, just the usual yawnsome haven't-we-done-well pat-on-the-back guff.
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    Who is he?
  • UncleLou 8 years ago

    So who is he, give us a name! :)
  • bionutz 8 years ago

    LOL@disc.

    [Edit] playing with formatting
  • chupachups 8 years ago

    "Nintendo fanboys are growing older, not too surprising I'd say considering they are the ones who bought the original Mario and Zelda games."



    So why do Nintendo haters keep dismissing it as just for kids then?
  • UncleLou 8 years ago

    35 per cent of buyers are over 35 - and older user numbers are increasing all the time.







    I've never been asked for my age when I bought a Ninty game, fortunately. :)
  • The12thMonkey 8 years ago

    Lack of Hoff aside, it's interesting to see the Japanese Brain Training trend continuing.
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    shush about germany just give us the release date and price or i will be unhappy, its bad enough without the hoff :(
  • JediMasterMalik 8 years ago

    double you double eye --- rofl!
  • BartonFink 8 years ago

    11 mins in and it's worse than watching paint dry

    /yawn

  • fiedldi 8 years ago

    Loved that Hasselhoff joke.



    @beano: Hasselhoff was quite popular in Germany in the 90s. Not only for his acting in Knight Rider but for his singing "talent". He sang "I've been looking for freedom" at the Berlin Wall before or after it came down, I don't remember exactly. Some songs even in German. And he made a lot of money over here.
  • Teboda 8 years ago

    (It's the Double-you-double-eye now...)



    Hmm that's actually quite fitting, Double you double I....
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    Yes kill all the adults and girls for increased market share!!!





    ...





  • bionutz 8 years ago

    doesn't seem to work with Opera either ...
  • BartonFink 8 years ago

    What no Hoff?



    /leaves
  • bionutz 8 years ago

    Toll, lass uns die News hoeren! /freut sich hinter dem Monitor *grins*.
  • El_MUERkO 8 years ago

    its working fine on ghostzilla @D
  • The12thMonkey 8 years ago

    Yeah, you need Live Comments as well as Live Text Updates, EG :p
  • Blerk 8 years ago

    He's on about the NES, believe it or not - and the Game Boy. The "aren't we successful and great" part of the presentation is going a bit deeper than usual.



    That probably means they're not actually going to announce anything. :-)
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 8 years ago

    Okay, we get it. Nintendo is newness FTW. Now annouce some stuff! ;)
  • Beano 8 years ago

    What's this Hasselhoff crap?



    The guy is not even german... gee.. :)
  • Blerk 8 years ago

    I like how the announcements appear in green and then fade to white! Swish!
  • patriot 8 years ago

    Wow, what a clever page. Lets hope we get some sort of surprise announcement. Kid Icarus wii or something!
  • The12thMonkey 8 years ago

    Boo, bring in the Reginator
  • Shinji 8 years ago

    It doesn't seem to be working terribly well in Safari, I'm afraid (this stumped me for a second too) - I'd suggest using Firefox or Camino. We'll take a look at the Safari compatibility in the future, hopefully!
  • Blerk 8 years ago

    Heh. This should be funny. :-)
  • Dexter 8 years ago

    Shouldn't the time on the updates be an hour or two ahead?
  • Zuiyo 8 years ago

    I would be surprised if you find anyone with time to carry a laptop and wireless antena along with the sniper rifle.
  • Japanpie 8 years ago

    So... i'm using safari. Can i get live updates without refreshing the pages??



    When i 1st opened the page it said my browser was not supported yet i refreshed and now it reckons it is :S



    Anybody else on safari ??



    BTW WII FTW ;)
  • djchump 8 years ago

    wouldn't it be better if the article read downwards, with the oldest news at the top and the newest entries appearing at the bottom?
  • chupachups 8 years ago

    LOL, they're not even in the building yet... :)
  • The12thMonkey 8 years ago

    Mister Body Massage Machine Go!
  • UncleLou 8 years ago

    DEUTSCHLANE? Do you mean autobahn? ;)
  • Dexter 8 years ago

    Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!
  • Tejstar 8 years ago

    Hope we get a UK price!

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