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Nintendo Press Event

The Nintendo Press event held this morning was full of surprises. After a few hours of sleep we managed to find ourselves at Mann's Chinese Theatre at 8 this morning ready to get set up. The crowd filling the auditorium was packed tight - really tight. The photography section required kneeling on the floor squeezed on all sides by hundreds of photographers until you completely lost feeling in your lower extremeties.

We will have complete coverage in our Floored section as well as a pile of screen shots in the Images section. In the meantime, here are the highlights:

The DS took center stage for a while, while Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the upcoming WiFi service offered through partner Gamespy. As a free service, the DS WiFi network will allow gamers to pick up a game of Mario Kart DS with up to eight players from their homes, or in a public WiFi hotspot. He also showcased a bunch of upcoming DS games.

Then Tina Wood of G4TV showcased Nintendogs, a "pet; project" of Shigeru Myamoto, who surprised the audience by popping onstage to let his virtual dog play with Tina's.

Next, Reggie surprised everyone with when he said simply (and accurately) "I; know you haven't seen this" and pulled a teeny-tiny new Gameboy model out of his jacket pocket. The Gameboy Micro, a repackaged Gameboy SP in a sleeker package with changeable skins and a brighter screen, hits the stores this fall.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata took the stage and stole the show with his revelation of the Revolution. As consoles go, this one is tiny - the size of three DVD cases stacked together. We have the full story in Floored and photos in the Images section.

Next came an impressive lineup of games for the GameCube, but the best was saved for last, The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess.

This was the third of the big three press events, and we're in shock at all we saw. Now we're looking forward to getting on the floor and playing some of this stuff!

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