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I am not claimining to be an insider, and you wont find any exclusives here but I do hope to give you all nintendo news worth knowing along with some editorials from both me and the other crew members.
July 28, 2006 - Nintendo of America today announced the impending launch of the Nintendo Fusion Tour, a nationwide festival that marries music and videogames. This year's Fusion Tour will be headlined by Hawthorne Heights and will also feature bands including Relient K, Emery, Plain White T's and The Sleeping.In news that's every bit as important, the Big N also announced that it will offer Fusion Tour guests a sneak peek at its upcoming Wii console. Nintendo did not specify in what capacity Wii would be on hand, but playable demos are likely. The company's top-ranking executives have stated on numerous occasions that they would like to offer consumers a chance to play Wii for themselves before the console ships.
The Nintendo Fusion Tour schedule is listed below.
- Sept. 27 Columbus, Ohio
- Sept. 28 Indianapolis
- Sept. 29 Detroit
- Sept. 30 Cleveland
- Oct. 1 Covington, Ky.
- Oct. 4 Philadelphia
- Oct. 5 Worcester, Mass.
- Oct. 7 Pittsburgh
- Oct. 8 New York
- Oct. 9 Norfolk, Va.
- Oct. 10 Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Oct. 11 Myrtle Beach, S.C.
- Oct. 12 Orlando, Fla.
- Oct. 13 Atlanta
- Oct. 14 Jacksonville, Fla.
- Oct. 15 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
- Oct. 17 Jonesboro, Ark.
- Oct. 18 New Orleans
- Oct. 19 Houston
- Oct. 20 Dallas
- Oct. 22 Phoenix
- Oct. 24 Anaheim, Calif.
- Oct. 25 Los Angeles
- Oct. 26 San Francisco
- Oct. 27 San Diego
- Oct. 28 Las Vegas
- Nov. 2 Spokane, Wash.
- Nov. 4 Denver
- Nov. 5 Kansas City, Mo.
- Nov. 6 St. Paul, Minn.
- Nov. 7 St. Louis
- Nov. 8 Milwaukee
- Nov. 9 Des Moines, Iowa
- Nov. 10 Champaign, Ill.
- Nov. 11 Chicago
Fore more information about the Nintendo Fusion Tour, visit the official website.
My first Tee-shirt I ordered from the old Nintendo official magazine in the UK over a year ago, British game store gamestation now stocks this teeshirt (except its green in the one by me) among others, they sell for £9.99.
now before you jump to conclusions that this is pure speculation, note that this scan is from the first issue of Ngamer which was formally known as NGC, which was the magazine which in last November revieled that Twilight princess will be playable on the Wii (then revolution).
No word on its release yet in Europe but Nintendo have surprised me and made a cool looking headset. How comfortable it would be to wear is open to debate but it is cheap which is always a good thing. For those people living in Japan or who like importing the headset is coming out 14th September over there so have fun.
First read nintendo's press release, the start is rather funny but it does make you want to hit who-ever wrote it;
The fourth quarter of 2006 will herald a new era for Nintendo with the launch of its remarkable new Wii™ home video game system. But that’s not what this news item is about! How could that be, you ask? Perhaps the secret to the launch information for Wii is somehow encoded in the text of this news item. You might want to pore over it for a few hours before staying up all night to debate phraseology and comma placement with your friends online. Or maybe it’s all just a scam to get you to read the other games we have launching this fall. One of the two.so... what does this all meen well an article on joystick makes an interesting point;
As the weather cools down, the Nintendo portable game offerings heat up. FINAL FANTASY® V ADVANCE makes its way to Game Boy® Advance SP on Nov. 6. As series go, FINAL FANTASY is to video games what James Bond is to movies. FINAL FANTASY loyalists will enjoy an opportunity to debate which installment was best.
Nintendo DS™ owners are the big winners. Every week or so, another huge DS title hits, from the Touch Generations title Clubhouse Games™ to fan favorites like Elite Beat Agents™ and Yoshi’s Island™ 2. Clearly a gamer’s idea of paradise, here is Nintendo’s upcoming DS lineup:
Oct. 9: Clubhouse Games™And, for Nintendo GameCube™ owners, The Legend of Zelda®: Twilight Princess will be available for you this fall. An enhanced version also will be a launch title for Wii. That will all happen on … Oh look, we’re out of space
Oct. 16: Nintendogs™ (Dalmatian)
Oct. 23: Magical Starsign™
Oct. 30: Pokémon® Ranger
Oct. 30: Children of Mana®
Nov. 6: Elite Beat Agents™
Nov. 13: Yoshi’s Island™ 2
Dec. 4: Custom Robo™ Arena
Dec. 4: Kirby™ Squeak Squad
The fourth quarter begins on October 1. Now look at the list. At least one game is released every Monday in the fourth quarter except for the following dates: October 2, November 20 and November 27. November 27 is after Black Friday, so it's out. November 20 is after the launch of the PS3, so that's out too. That leaves us with October 2. The Wii will launch on October 2.so october the 2nd it is (for now)
well not exactly but here is the trailer for the upcoming "heroes" from killer 7 creators suda51 for the wii
The continuing success of DS has encouraged Nintendo to reforecast its profits for the year ahead, up from $556 million to $711 million. The company says it expects to sell 6 million Wii consoles and 17 million Wii games this financial year.Also it was anounced that 21 million DS's have been sold since its launch, that equates to one every 2 seconds that means that since you started reading this article about 45, no... 46 no... 47 DS's have been sold, now its 50 annnnnnd 51, and so on, 52.
The company announced today that its profits for its first quarter were up 10 percent on strong sales of DS, boosted by DS Lite. Net income was up to 15.6 billion yen ($134 million) in the three months ended June 30, from $120 million yen this time last year.
The firm says it now expects sales of $5.4 billion as opposed to $5.11 billion.
For the quarter ended June 30, Nintendo sold 4.54 million DS and DS Lite units, up from 1.38 million last year. Sales of DS software titles rose from 5.3 million to 18.4 million.
Analyst Jay Defibaugh from Credit Suisse in Tokyo said, "On the handheld side they've been enormously successful with the touch-generation approach. The most recent data shows there has been an improvement in the North American market, with the introduction of DS Lite.''
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata said that the company is selling machines as fast as it can make them.
On Wii, Nintendo maintained its forecast of 6 million consoles and 17 million games sold by March 2007.
Seems Game are spreading the Nintendo love. Every hour there will be special offers but as soon as stocks run out thats it you have to wait for the next hour. There first offer was the DS Lite for half price (£49.99) as of writing they are offering Nintendogs for half price but its only been 12 minutes and already its sold out! So hurry up if you want to buy anything as it finishes tomorrow (25 June) at 11:59am.
Well the news is out AMD are buying ATI for $5.4 or $5.5 billion depending who you listen to and the questions is will this affect Nintendo and the other video game companies? There's a couple of things that could happen..
Seems Miyamoto is a busy boy of late giving us lots of information of the Wii and its games. First of it seems that Nintendo were very close to dropping the speaker from the wii-mote but decided to keep it in as third parties requested it. On the game front however a couple of interesting things came out
Well the latest rumour going round it that there will be only 20-30 virtual console games at the Wii's launch, which to me this makes no sense. The publicity would be enormous launching with 500-1000 games and would ensure people would buy it so they could get there favorite old games .This can't be put down to cost and it wouldn't cost Nintendo a lot to host these games as many are only a few MB in size. Come on Nintendo and prove the rumours wrong and don't let this wonderful opportunity slip.
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I got an Email off a Steko which stated;
I saw an add for this site in the lobby of the local movie theater. I hadn't seen the site before and wondered if you had. Seems to be fairly authoritative. Who ever wrote it is either a fanboy or an employee of Nintendo.Thanx Steko for the very informative link.
Seems like the iPod rumour mill is in full swing but this time it includes Nintendo, rumours are that the next iPod will have Nvidia graphics and be able to play classic Nintendo games. In a way this could make sense for Nintendo as they could sell games on the iTunes music store as well as through virtual console and tap into the giant user base of the iPod. But surely it would just be easier to release an add on to the DS that lets you play the games you've brought? I guess time will tell on this one but for now I'm calling bogus on it since the iPod doesn't really have the controls needed for games.
Nintendo of Europe released there revised release date's in which twilight princess is listed as a tenative title, when did this happen i ask? perhaps the Wii and gamecube versions of the game will be given seperate names to distingwish between them? link
|Nintendo DS Software|| |
|Big Brain Academy (Nintendo)||7 July 2006|
|Electroplankton (Nintendo)||7 July 2006|
|42 All-Time Classics (Nintendo)||29 Sep 2006|
|Nintendo DS Browser (Nintendo)||6 Oct 2006|
|Sudoku Master (Nintendo) (tentative name)||27 Oct 2006|
|Actionloop (Nintendo)||27 Oct 2006|
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo)||10 Nov 2006|
|Mario Slam Basketball (Nintendo)||10 Nov 2006|
|Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (Nintendo) (tentative name)||24 Nov 2006|
|Yoshi’s Island 2 (Nintendo) (tentative name)||1 Dec 2006|
|Harvest Moon DS (Rising Star Games/Nintendo)||Q4 2006|
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|Game Boy Advance Software|| |
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team||10 Nov 2006|
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|Nintendo GameCube Software|| |
|Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (Rising Star Games/Nintendo)||Q4 2006|
|The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo) (tentative name)||Q4 2006|
Well there's hardware problems at any product launch (just look at the xbox 360 or the macbook pro) and it seems a limit problem with the ds lite has been found. On some DS Lites the hinge has started to crack although this shouldn't be a serious problem as it is only a very small portion of the hinge that cracks and I'm sure Nintendo will replace it.
This Japanese commercial shows how square-enixs Mario Hoops 3 on 3 is going to play and it looks great, hopefully it will be coming to European and American shores soon.
here is a video and site for the promotion of the gameboy micro, its so funny.
Seems like Nintendo is staring to love Europe with the black DS lite coming out here first and now it seems we're getting Opera before America as a release schedule lists it coming out on the September 29th. There's also several games on the list so check it out.
some interesting points about how the mote will work. link
Wii Controllers: Unlocking the SecretsBattery and power specifics, SYNCHRO functionality, rumble motor details, LED secondary purpose and… a camera?
July 14, 2006 - The Big N has been relatively hush-hush about the details of its innovative new Wii console and controller, choosing to release information during major events and then going quiet on the subject. But in official Wii developer documentation obtained by IGN, the company defines many of the hardware specifics and functionalities for its upcoming Wii controllers. We have some of those revelations below.One of the big questions about the Wii-mote has remained how it will be powered. Official documentation on the topic offers some answers. The pointer will accept two AA alkaline batteries, which will keep it going for a considerable amount of time. If the precision aim functionality of the pointer is being used in games, the device will run for approximately 30 hours. If only the accelerometer functionality is being utilized, the Wii-mote will operate for 60 hours on two AA batteries.
The controller communicates with the Wii console via Bluetooth technology on a 2.4GHz band.
The Wii-mote features 6KB of "non-volatile" memory, whose exact purpose remains a mystery. IGN Wii speculates that this throwaway memory could possibly be used in conjunction with the Wii-mote's recently revealed internal speaker. It's also possible that this memory could enable players to store custom settings for the controller. However, official documentation does not specify one way or the other. In fact, Nintendo is currently offering developers no means to interact with the controller's internal speaker despite showing off games such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, which spotlighted the hardware feature at E3 2006 in Los Angeles.
Recent photos of the Wii console's front flap showcase a button called SYNCHRO, whose purpose seems fairly obvious. The SYNCHRO button is, according to documentation, used to identify Wii controllers that can be used with the console. It assigns each controller a wireless ID number. Evidently gamers first press the SYNCHRO button on the console itself and then find and press another SYNCHRO button located inside the battery compartment of the Wii controller. Documentation also suggests that gamers can hold down the 1 and 2 buttons on the Wii-mote to accomplish the same task.
All of the buttons on the Wii controller are digital in nature. This includes (obviously) the D-Pad, as well as A, B, 1, 2, -, +, Power and SYNCHRO. The C and Z buttons on the nunchuk unit are also digital.
The sensor bar that interacts with the Wii-mote must be placed "above or below" the television set. The bar itself is about 20 centimeters in diameter and features two sensors, one on each end.
The Wii-mote's LEDs serve two roles. The first is to show which player is communicating with the console at a given moment. Player 1 will light up on the far left, Player 2 the next over, and so on. The second purpose is to illustrate battery life. Upon booting up, four LEDs blink when the controller has between 75% and full power. Three LEDs blink to show 50% and 75% power. Two LEDs blink to show 25% and 50% power. And one LED blinks to illustrate anything below that.
The Wii-mote features a built-in rumble motor that can be turned on or off. It does not offer varying degrees of rumble sensitivity. However, according to documentation, more intense vibrations can be simulated if developers rapidly trigger the motor on and off.
Light sources from fluorescent and halogen lamps, plastic, mirrors and more may occasionally interfere with the pointer, based on official documentation. To eliminate this interference, the pointer must identify the sensor bar and mark its two coordinates. When pointing with the Wii-mote, the unit is actually interacting with the sensor bar, which then translates data to the television, in effect simulating a direct aim to the television.
Interestingly, according to documentation the Wii-mote is able to act as something of an eye, measuring coordinates between 0-1023 on the X axis and 0-767 on the Y axis, which means that it is more or less seeing a megapixel image. Whether or not this data can be interrupted into visual information remains unknown, but we're not ruling out the possibility that the pointer could sub as a camera. This is, of course, purely speculative on our part, but stranger things have certainly happened - like, for instance, an internal speaker.
Developers tell IGN Wii that they are expecting to get classic Wii controllers in early September, which suggests that Nintendo is serious about providing this third input alternative for Virtual Console endeavors.
We contacted Nintendo of America for comments on our latest findings.
"There are many details that we've divulged about the console, but there is also more to learn," said the subsidiary's PR manager, Matt Atwood, in a telephone conversation. "However, Nintendo does not comment on rumors or speculation."
Nintendo's new generation console is officially set to launch sometime before the Thanksgiving holiday. However, rumors persist that the machine could debut as early as late October. Nintendo is expected to hold a briefing in September to reveal price and release date. IGN Wii will have more on the system as information becomes available.
Seems Nintendo of Europe is giving us another free item for Wild World. Travel to a friends village between July 17-23 and you will receive a free Fire Flower through the post to go with the chain chomp they gave away earlier. However this is for European versions of the game only.
Seems some hackers have found an unfinished track in Mario Kart DS which looks like Mario Circuit from Double Dash. However it's hard to tell since there's no textures but check it out anyway.
so like i said i went to check one out today, it worked great, the options available was;
If you check the side bar you may notice a few new additions, first is the review section, and although we only have a few reviews on the sub-site at the moment we are looking to build up a large library that you can refur to, If any body wants to submit there own review, then send it to our Email and if its good enough (which im sure it will be) we will add it there aswell.
here is a list of all the download stations in the UK, curtisy of british gaming blog
|Store Location||Store |
RETAIL PARK, GEORGE RICHARDS WAY, BROADHEATH
RETAIL PARK, MANCHESTER ROAD
2 THE CLOISTERS, FRIARS SQUARE SHOP
36/37, FRIARS SQ. SHOPPING CENTRE
26, PORTLAND WALK
PADDINGTON HOUSE, PORCHESTER SQUARE
HILL RETAIL PARK, WINCHESRER ROAD
GALLIONS REACH SHOPPING PARK, 3 ARMADA WAY
A, INTERCHANGE RETAIL PARK
3-4, DRUMKEEN RETAIL PARK
MILL ROAD, NEWTOWNABBEY
MILTON PAVEMENT, GRANGE PRECINCT
3,THE PYRAMIDS,GRANGE ROAD
GAMES AND TOYS
17 VICTORIA STREET, HOUNDSHILL CENTRE
UNIT A, SQUIRES GATE RETAIL PARK
CHORLEY OLD ROAD
RETAIL PARK, 6 SPRINGFIELD
2, THE BROADWAY
ST JAMES ST
THE AVENUE, HIGH STREET
RETAIL PARK, NEWTOWN ROAD, HOVE
UNIT 1, CRIBBS CAUSEWAY RETAIL PARK
CRIBBS CAUSEWAY RETAIL PARK
ROAD, PATCHWAY, CRIBBS CAUSEWAY
WIRRAL RETAIL PARK
DAME PAULET WALK
THE BUTTER MARKET, CORNHILL
4, 53-57 QUEEN STREET
7-9, CAPITOL ARCADE, QUEEN STREET
1, CASTLEVALE RETAIL PARK, CHESTER ROAD
RETAIL PARK, MAIDSTONE RD, MEDWAY
A, 100/104 HIGH STREET
25, COLISEUM WAY
RETAIL PARK, OLD SEALS WAY
3 DIVA RETAIL CENTRE, STENDALL ROAD
13, MARKET WALK
22, WEST ORCHARDS CENTRE
16, RUSHMERE SHOPPING CENTRE
52, ARNDALE CENTRE, CROSSGATES
CHURCH STREET, CROWTHORNE
12 TROJAN WAY, PURLEY WAY
WAY, PURLEY WAY
CARR WHITE ROSE WAY
RETAIL PARK, CLONDALKIN
L98, PHASE 4 MERRY HILL
HIGH STREET, DUMFRIES
RETAIL PARK, CLEPINGTON RD
7, KINGSWAY WEST RETAIL PARK
GLASGOW ROAD, MAYBURY
RU4, OCEAN TERMINAL
KINNAIRD PARK, NEWCRAIGHALL RD
22, CAMERON TOLL CENTRE
BUSINESS PARK, OLD DUBLIN ROAD
23, ERNESIDE SHOPPING CENTRE
16, RIVERSIDE CENTRE
7, STONE LANE RETAIL PARK, MARSH BARTON ROAD
H, BIRCHFIELDS ROAD
50, 22 WESTBURY SQUARE
RETAIL PARK, HEADFORD ROAD
(68A) CAMERON WALK, METRO CENTRE
METRO RETAIL PARK
RED PATHWAY, METROCENTRE
ARGYLL STREET, DEBENHAMS
7 FORGE RETAIL PARK
KINGS INCH DRIVE, BRAEHEAD RETAIL PARK
UNIT 5/6 LEWIS’S BUILDING, ARGYLE STREET
L3/22 BUCHANAN GALLERIES
ANN WAY, WIGNET ESTATE
10, MARKET GATES SHOOPPING CENTRE
REALITY HOME ENT
11-12 VICTORIA ARCADE
29, HAMILTON WAY
4-6, HORNE LANE LINK, GREENWICH PENINSULAR
53,GRETNA OUTLET VILLAGE
VICTORIA STREET WEST
THE POTTERIES, STOKE-ON-TRENT
CENTRE, EDINBURGH WAY
4, THE VICTORIA CENTRE
A MARKET PLACE
F, LEEDS ROAD RETAIL PARK, LEEDS ROAD
KINGSWOOD RETAIL PARK, AITHORPE ROAD
KING EDWARD STREET
PARK, KINGSTON ST
13, EXCHANGE SHOPPING CENTRE
20, EASTGATE CENTRE
2-3, ANGLIA PARK, BURY ROAD
RD, COPDOCK INTERCHANGE
38,THE FORUM CENTRE, BRIDGEGATE SQUARE
NEWLANDS CENTRE, GOLD STREET
TITCHFIELD STREET, KILMARNOCK
15, ASHTON WALK
LOWER MALL, ROYAL PRIORS CENTRE
KING CHARLES WALK, SCHOFILED CENTRE
VICTORIA WALK, HEADROW CENTRE
MERRION CENTRE, LEEDS
ROAD, BATLEY, LEEDS
YORKSHIRE RETAIL PARK, BIRSTALL
50, WHITE ROSE CENTRE, DEWSBUY RD
PARK SOUTH, EVERARD WAY
2, MILL LANE MEWS, ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH
GEORGE’S RETAIL PARK, ST. GEORGE’S WAY
7, FOSSE PARK SHOPPING CENTRE
CHAPPLE WALK, BURGESS STREET
6-7, SHANE PARK SHOPPING CENTRE
9, EDGE LANE RETAIL PARK
59, NORTH MERSEY BUSINESS CENTRE, WOODWARD ROAD, KIRKBY
33, CLAYTON SQUARE
2, ALMONDVALE RETAIL PARK
4, STAPLES CORNER RETAIL PARK, GERON WAY, CRICKLEWOOD
B AND C, HURLINGHAM BUSINESS PARK
(OLD KENT ROAD)
OLD KENT RD
TOOTING HIGH STREET
SOUTH MALL, WANDSWORTH SHOPPING CENTRE
5, RICHMOND CENTRE
ST. ANNES (15)
RETAIL PARK, GREAT ANCOATS ST
L98 PHASE 4, BRIERLY HILL, WEST MIDLANDS
52 MERRY HILL CENTRE, WEST MIDLANDS
LINTHORPE RD, CLEVELAND CENTRE
10 SUNSET WALK
PLACE RETAIL PARK, ELDERGATE
ST MARKS PLACE
CHEVY CHASE, ELDON SQUARE
MALL, 15-21 NORTHUMBERLAND STREET
(ISLE OF WIGHT)
RETAIL PARK, COAST ROAD, WALLS END
C, NENE VALLEY RETAIL PARK, ST JAMES MILL ROAD EAST
MILE CROSS LANE
CROFT ROAD, ARNOLD
TANNERS WALK, BROADMARSH CENTRE
PARK, QUEENS DRIVE
6C, CASTLE MEADOW RETAIL PARK
308A, VICTORIA CENTRE
CENTRE RETAIL PARK, ELK MILL, BROADWAY
10, WESTGATE CENTRE
22-23, IN SHOPS,THE PAISLEY CENTRE, HIGH STREET
NEW GEORGE STREET
STREET, WESTERN APPROACH
GAMES AND COMPUTERS
TAFF VALE SHOPPING CENTRE,TAFF STREET
PARK, BURRFIELDS RD
RETAIL PARK, BLACKPOOL RD
5, THE SQUARE, CHALFONT WAY
8, REGENT CENTRE
ROCHDALE EXCHANGE SHOPPING CENTRE
18, RETAIL WORLD, STADIUM WAY
MANNING WALK, THE CLOCK TOWER CENTRE
RETAIL PARK, DONCASTER RD, GUNNESS
MARKET STREET, MEADOW HALL CENTRE
HALL SHOPPING CENTRE, ATTERCLIFFE COMMON
CO OPERATIVE STREET
BRACE RETAIL PARK, HEREFORD RD
RETAIL PARK, MARSHALL LAKE ROAD
6 OAKENSHAW RD, SOLIHULL
ST MONICA ROAD, SHOLING
32, THE MALTINGS
UNIT 11, RAVENHEAD RETAIL PARK
AND DISCS LTD
7 SHERIDAN CENTRE, 8 MOUNT ROW
MEG RETAIL PARK, LONDON RD
1, ROARING MEG SOUTH
24, THE THISTLE CENTRE
CENTRE TRADING PARK, GREAT PORTWOOD ST
13, TEESIDE RETAIL PARK
AVENUE, TEESIDE RETAIL PARK
SOUTH ROAD, NORTON
1 ENTERPRISE PARK, NANTVFFIN ROAD
TAWE RD, NORTH DOCK, SWANSEA
SHERWOOD STREET, TELFORD SHOPPING CENTRE
1, ST GILES LANE
VICTORIA RD WEST
THE COLONNADE, OVERDOWN ROAD
THE SHIRES SHOPPING CENTRE
RETAIL & LEISURE PARK, IGNS RD
27, QUASAR CENTRE, PARK STREET,
7, THE ARCADE, BRADFORD STREET
OLD SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE
THE MALL, GOLDEN SQUARE CENTRE
ST CUTHBERT STREET
2B, STAMFORDHAM ROAD
A1, LAKESIDE RETAIL PARK
106 (DOWNSTAIRS), LAKESIDE SHOPPING CENTRE
1B, LAKESIDE RETAIL PARK
ST. MARY ST
4, KEYWAY RETAIL PARK
22, WOOLGATE CENTRE
3, MONTAGUE CENTRE
SYGNET WAY, OFF WILLOW TREE LANE
VICARAGE WALK, QUEDAM SHOPPING CENTRE
MOOR CENTRE, HURRICANE WAY