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    Nintendo to announce Wii price and release date early?

    Are you wondering where and when Nintendo might reveal new Wii info leading up to the console´s launch? Here´s a rundown of all important videogame related events until the end of the year, as requested by Mr. Excellent.

    Update: Since Nintendo will not be holding a keynote speech at the Tokyo Game Show, the likelihood of Nintendo related news at that event has been moved to low. I also added the DigitalLife expo, which I had previously overlooked.

    IEMA Summit
    18th - 20th of July 2006

    Description: The Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association´s annual summit.
    Venue: Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, Huntington Beach, California, USA
    Notes: The IEMA Executive Summit is a retail purchasing show bringing together the leading merchants and publishers to discuss topically-important industry issues and conduct purchasing meetings. It´s apparently a trade-only event.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news very low.

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    Online Gaming China 2006
    25th - 26th of July 2006

    Description: Optimizing marketing competitiveness, profitable game development and revenue strategies, organized by the International Quality & Productivity Center
    Venue: Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, Shanghai, China
    Notes: There is no full list of exhibitors, this is possibly a workshop and session only event. Nintendo not on the speakers list.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news very low.

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    Siggraph
    29th of July - 3rd of August 2006

    Description: The 33rd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, organized by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
    Venue: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Notes: Co-located with Sandbox - an ACM Video Game Symposium. Nintendo not an exhibitor.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news very low.

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    Edinburgh International Games Festival 2006
    21st - 22nd of August 2006

    Description: The festival celebrates the best of the interactive entertainment industry and creates an environment where the development and publishing community can celebrate the latest creative milestones and look to future innovations.
    Venues: Royal College of Physicians / Odeon, Edinburgh, UK
    Notes: Co-located with the EIEF06 Edge Award. Nintendo is on the sponsors list.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news high.

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    Games Convention 2006
    21st - 27th of August 2006

    Description: Europe´s biggest gaming expo.
    Venue: Leipziger Messe, Leipzig, Germany
    Notes: Co-located with GC Developer Conference. Nintendo is on the exhibitors list. Wii console is expected playable at the event.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news very high.

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    PAX 06
    25th - 27th of August 2006

    Description: Penny Arcade Expo
    Venue: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, Washington, USA
    Notes: PAX is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. Nintendo is on the sponsors list.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news high.

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    Toronto Independent Games Conference
    31st of August - 2nd of September 2006

    Description: 2nd educational conference and trade event for game developers, with a strong focus on 3rd party "indie" developers, hobbyists, and students.
    Venue: George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Notes: Largely academic speakers, full event schedule not yet published.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news low.

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    Austin Game Conference
    6th - 8th of September 2006

    Description: 4th conference for online and networked game development, including massively multiplayer online games, casual games, online PC and console games.
    Venue: Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, USA
    Notes: There is no full list of exhibitors, this is possibly a workshop and session only event. Co-located with Game Writers Conference, Casual Games Conference and Game Audio Conference. Nintendo not on the speakers list.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news low.

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    TGS 2006
    22nd - 24th of September 2006

    Description: 10th Tokyo Game Show, organized by The Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. Asia´s biggest gaming expo.
    Venue: Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan
    Notes: Nintendo is no exhibitor (like last year) and will not hold a keynote speech. Sony Computer Entertainment´s Ken Kutaragi and Square Enix´ Yoichi Wada are occupying the opening keynote slots, according to the Japanese TGS 2006 site. The English speakers list is still to be published.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news low.

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    DigitalLife 2006
    12th - 15th of October 2006

    Description: DigitalLife is a four-day consumer event, produced by Ziff Davis Media. Products include, home entertainment, TVs, consumer electronics, home networking, gaming hardware and software, PCs and laptops, mobile technologies such as phones, PDAs, MP3 players as well as digital culture.
    Venue: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, New York, USA
    Notes: Nintendo is not attending. Xbox is one of the main sponsors.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news very low.

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    GameCity 2006
    25th - 29th of October 2006

    Description: 1st Annual Interactive Entertainment Festival, GameCity aims to entertain, inform and educate individuals, industry and the public sector on the value and the potential of interactive entertainment for everyone. Venue: Not Specified, Nottingham, UK
    Notes: Since it´s the first such event, little is known about it. There is no exhibitors list.
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news low.

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    vgXpo 2006
    27th - 29th October 2006

    Description: 2nd America's VideoGame Expo
    Venue: Valley Forge Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Notes: Nintendo not on the provisional exhibitors list .
    Likelihood of Nintendo related news low.

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    Gosh, it would be awesome to hear some news from the big N in August because it would be around the same time Apple will talk about their new operating system, Leapord, which I've been waiting for aswell.

    Good thread; lots of info is sooo nice.
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    I agree Nate, news from the Big N in August would be great!
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    gameking2006, your sig is massive, please make it smaller, it takes too long to scroll past your picture of Link.

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    yeah I agree on this signature. Nintendo said September - they wouldnt have to make the announcement at a gaming conference. They could just call there own press conference or something. Who knows.

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    Nintendo said it would make a big announcement in September, not that they were telling the release date first then, I just hope they tell the stores how many units they are getting so I can get my preorder in, the stores don't want another 360 fiasco where they couldn't fill all the pre-orders due to limited stock.
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    anyway been realistic we know it will be on the tokio game exp 2006... in fact if they say it in august it will be awesome!

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