First bit of Random News, via Kotaku, is Pokemon. The next generation of Pokemon, called Pokemon Black/White, will feature an entirely new game play experience with it's 3D graphics, not the popping out kind, and new more mature art style. The new female Pokemon trainer will be wearing Daisy Dukes!
The next piece of news, via Kotaku, involves the Nintendo 3DS! Here is a FCC filing submitted by Nintendo and Mitsumi, an electronics manufacturer. This filing was originally made to show the wi-fi system.
This is not the final circuit board for the 3DS, this is obvious due to the ginourmous size of it. This is a test board, but we can see the two test screens on it. One of the screens is widescreen which means that the final 3DS will most likely have a widescreen on it. Notice that the bottom screen is not widescreen, I do not know what this means, but i'm guessing if the top screen is widescreen then the bottom will be also when the final product ships. I guess we will all have to wait until this years E3 where Nintendo, along with Microsoft and Sony and many other game companies, will announce all of their new products.
"Oh, and one more interesting thing: buried in the FCC reports is a request by Nintendo that the guts of the handheld not be made public for a time period of 180 days, dating from April 2010. That timeframe would expire just before the Christmas shopping season..." via Kotaku
This next piece of news is, again, via Kotaku. All of us here on MiiWiiChat, as gamers, know that games are important to us and can be valuable pieces of history and, if nothing else, nestalgia. Stanford University and the Library of Congress know this too believe it or not. That is why "in 1998, Stanford University's Henry Lowood began preserving video games and video game artifacts. Lowood, along with a four member committee, has announced a game canon, for the Library of Congress." This means that the games they put in will be forever preserved as important pieces of world history.
So far the games they will first be preserving are Spacewar! (1962), Star Raiders (1979), Zork (1980), Tetris (1985), SimCity (1989), Super Mario Bros. 3 (1990), Civilization I/II (1991), Doom (1993), Warcraft series (beginning 1994) and Sensible World of Soccer (1994).
Apparently these are among the most important, most influential, games ever made. More games will be added as time goes on. I say, God Bless America for saving these games forever. Read the Kotaku article for some arguing about which games should be included. Arguing from japan that is...
More news!! From Kotaku!! Microsoft's next great new device, tentatively called Natal, may or may not be expensive!
"At least three Swedish retailers are listing a price for upcoming Xbox 360 motion controller Project Natal, and it's not good. While UK sources were telling MCV that the motion controller would run $80, perhaps less, the three Swedish retail sites are all listing the device for 1,499 SEK, which works out to just under a whopping $200. There's also a very strong possibility that this is a placeholder price. I certainly hoping that's the case, but I don't see a lot of people lining up to buy a peripheral that costs as much as the console that uses it." -- Kotaku.
This isn't really news, but I still thought it was pretty cool. via Kotaku Mario has a western cowboy side!!