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E3 2008: Wii Music Using Licensed Songs, DLC Not Planned

During the Nintendo E3 developer roundtable this evening, Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that Wii Music would consist of 50 songs, featuring a library of public domain tracks, as well as licensed music. Unfortunately, Nintendo isn't thinking about the inclusion of downloadable content. Instead of focusing on a continuously updated musical library, Nintendo is focusing on using WiiConnnect 24 to share music videos. Read More

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E3 2008: 80GB PS3 Hits "All PAL Territories" on August 27th

Kotaku recently received word from SCEE higher-up David Reeves that the bc-less 80GB PS3 will be released "across all PAL territories" on August 27th. Pricing will be £299/€400 in respective territories and the new console will be replacing the 40GB version currently on the market. On a sidenote Reeves mentioned the 40GB will not be receiving a last minute price cut as that version is nearly sold out at this point. Read More

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E3 2008: Avatars and Miis are Basically Identical, Says Cliff B

Written by Kombo News Correspondent Steve "Dack" Hannley Cliff Bleszinski doesn't joke around when it comes to making statements. Today, he stated the obvious when he claimed that Miis and the new Xbox 360 Avatars are basically the same thing. "They're Miis, but that's fine," Bleszinski said in an interview with Eurogamer. "They look like they have a lot more functionality, and it's bringing the console full circle from a hardcore gaming box to an entertainment-friendly family box and it's cool." Blezkinski is a fan of the new Xbox Dashboard, saying that the first one could be confusing and frusturating at times. "Between you, me and wall frankly I can't find s*** in the current interface," he said. "The blades come up and my frame-rate goes to a crawl and I'm like 'Argh! Argh!'" Read More

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