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Wii 2 Unlikely For 2011, Maybe In 2012 303

Posted by Soulskill
from the still-a-few-more-old-franchises-to-resurrect dept.
An anonymous reader writes "As discussed on Slashdot earlier this year, the lack of a next-generation Wii may be hurting Nintendo. That doesn't seem to concern the company's US chief, Reggie Fils-Aime, who said this week that a Wii 2 might not appear until 2012. He wants to sell a few million more consoles before a successor is launched. So, no Wii 2 for 2010 or 2011 — meanwhile, the PS3 and Xbox consoles get motion control support and other content enhancements. What does that mean for the success of Nintendo's gaming console business? Has the innovator been out-innovated due to a sluggish product roadmap?"
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Scientists Discover Booze That Won't Give You a Hangover 334

Posted by samzenpus
from the go-ahead-and-have-another dept.
Kwang-il Kwon and Hye Gwang Jeong of Chungnam National University have discovered that drinking alcohol with oxygen bubbles added leads to fewer hangovers and a shorter sobering up time. People drinking the bubbly booze sobered up 20-30 minutes faster and had less severe and fewer hangovers than people who drank the non-fizzy stuff. Kwon said: "The oxygen-enriched alcohol beverage reduces plasma alcohol concentrations faster than a normal dissolved-oxygen alcohol beverage does. This could provide both clinical and real-life significance. The oxygen-enriched alcohol beverage would allow individuals to become sober faster, and reduce the side effects of acetaldehyde without a significant difference in alcohol's effects. Furthermore, the reduced time to a lower BAC may reduce alcohol-related accidents."
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+ - A Christmas headache for Nintendo?

Submitted by aalobode
aalobode (758863) writes ""The R4 chip is only small — but it looks like a giant pirate to Nintendo" is the headline in a Times of London article. They are talking of a chip manufactured in China and made available over the Internet and in retail shops in eastern countries which allow users to bypass restrictions that prevent Nintendo DS owners from running pirated games. The chip sells for about 40USD. As an experiment, The Times obtained such a chip and downloaded 10 new video games that had become available less than 24 hours previously. The games are reported to have run flawlessly, the process took less than a half-hour. There was the little matter of nearly 400 USD in lost revenue to Nintendo. Here is the URL: http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/gadgets_and_gaming/article2933237.ece"

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