Nightly News Roundup: 2010.12.02

Nintendo revives old Japanese Mario themed show, small and weird looking Wii remotes for kids, and read Keiji Inafune’s new blog if you can.

By Francisco Naranjo. Posted 12/02/2010 22:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Super Mario Club Returns

Not that a lot of us know what that means. Super Mario Club was a Mario themed Japanese TV show that aired from October 1990 to March 2001. In addition to the commemorative red console bundles and Super Mario Collection, Nintendo is briefly reviving this TV show, including Noriko Kato and Tooru Watanabe, the original hosts of the show. Even if only for a one-time event, this is definitely good news for Japanese gamers who grew up watching the show.

Source: Andriasang

Sunflex USA Will Distribute Mini Wii Remotes for Kids

“Gaming for kids is made easy with the snakebyte™ MiniMote since their little hands will no longer have to struggle to grasp onto the controller,” said Mitch Perliss, Vice President of Sunflex USA. “While the smaller device works especially well for children and adults with smaller hands, the MiniMote is ergonomically designed to provide a more comfortable grip for players of all ages, resulting in better control and a more enjoyable gaming experience.”

Except the tiny remotes don’t look well designed at all. Playing games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii could prove difficult because of the really bad placement of the 1 and 2 buttons. Unless they’re considerably cheaper, there’s no reason to buy one of these plus-less, weird looking remotes.

Source: GoNintendo

Mega Man Designer Keiji Inafune Starts a Blog

After leaving Capcom in order to stop being “treated as a salaryman”, Keiji Inafune has started a new blog. Sadly, no one will translate it now that he’s not part of Capcom, so his Western-game-loving posts will not be available to most Western gamers. Such is life, Mr. Inafune. Still, apparently there’s nothing too important in his first post, other than him stating his plans to keep working on games, but also expand to manga, books and film.

Source: Destructoid

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