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NCL’s first set of Celebrity Mii

Posted by bigredpimp on March 14, 2007

Celebrity Mii picture
さんまさん (Sanma Akashiya)(bio)
まつおかさん (Shuzo Matsuoka)(bio)

See the Japanese ad of the two here.

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Another Wiimail message header

Posted by bigredpimp on March 14, 2007

X-Wii-AppId: [App ID]
This one apparently is used to send data to specific apps on the Wii, eg. the Mii Channel. The first known use of this one is through NCL (Nintendo of Japan) to send custom celebrity Mii to their users.
Celebrity Mii picture

So for that case, the message contained the following:
X-Wii-AppId: 0-48414341-3031

More info on the use of this as I look deeper.

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Long live the revolution (and I’m not talking Wii)

Posted by bigredpimp on March 1, 2007

Sony Blackballs Kotaku

Sony, you’ve started something that’s going to snowball. Only this snowball is getting bigger and bigger and heading in your direction. With as much as you try to emulate Nintendo’s way of doing things, you’re borrowing from the Nintendo of old on this one. You’re doomed to fail. As much as I hate you and suggest people to not support you, I can’t help but feel a miniscule bit of sorrow for you. How does it feel to pour salt on a wound that’s only starting to heal. Seriously, it’s like watching someone get kicked in the balls. Even when you’re not the one getting kicked, you can’t help but feel the pain as well.

Kotaku and more specifially Crecente, I admire your gilded balls of steel. You have made me feel proud of the industry I chose to get into. As much as the publishers and the platform creators try to control what kind of publicity they get, even to the point of a big guy named Guido standing behind you with a barbed wire-covered piece of lumber in the form of a C&D or worse, it’s nice to see journalists who don’t cave to such bullying tactics. Stand up for your journalistic integrity. Don’t let people control what you say or do. You’ve faced He Who Shall Not Be Named and made him look like even more of a jackass than he has done for himself. Now it’s time for Sony to face the one thing that can make or break them in the years to come: the power of the public.

Thank you for furthering the pride I have in the video game industry.

*EDIT* And the follow-up

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