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Wii Game Powered by What You Search on Google

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A new game for the Nintendo Wii soon to be available in Japan incorporates Google search queries.

The Wii is a great console for playing party games like Wii Sports and Think Fast. Soon Japanese gamers will be playing a new kind of game with the Wii, one that involves the popularity of certain Google search terms.

Siliconera reports that the quiz-like game, dubbed 'And Kensaku,' pulls 10,000 search terms using data from Google. Players then have to guess which terms are more popular in a variety of different games. In one game, whoever picks the phrase with the least amount of hits loses. In another, it's a race and your character runs faster when you pick trendier topics.

And Kensaku hits Japanese stores on April 29 for 4,800 yen ($52). No word on whether or not Nintendo is planning an international release.

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    imtom , April 1, 2010 6:58 PM
    Most popular search terms "free" & "porn"

    I win. lol
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    sliem , April 1, 2010 6:48 PM
    $52!!! It better be better than Dragon Age: Origins
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    zak_mckraken , April 1, 2010 6:57 PM
    Original concept that can bring a couple of good laughs. $52 is a bit much for this kind of games though.
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    imtom , April 1, 2010 6:58 PM
    Most popular search terms "free" & "porn"

    I win. lol
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    FATAL STR1K3 , April 1, 2010 7:17 PM
    I wonder if they are going to release this in China ^^
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    mayne92 , April 1, 2010 7:24 PM
    FATAL STR1K3I wonder if they are going to release this in China ^^

    Heh, I would imagine since I can only make out 2 words on this game from the picture...what do you think?
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    FATAL STR1K3 , April 1, 2010 7:25 PM
    Ha well I was referencing the whole dispute with Google getting kicked out of China. So Im going to say no. lol.
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    JohnnyLucky , April 1, 2010 7:31 PM
    Doesn't sound like much of a game.
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    Toddosan , April 1, 2010 7:34 PM
    Im not believing any stories today since it is April fools day.
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    Gin Fushicho , April 1, 2010 7:34 PM
    imtomMost popular search terms "free" & "porn"I win. lol


    Don't forget "Obama" and "election".
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    hurbt , April 1, 2010 7:40 PM
    Pretty sure you all missed the point of this...
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    lightsaber , April 1, 2010 7:56 PM
    Can anybody say.....APRIL FOOL'S....lol
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    jab416171 , April 1, 2010 7:58 PM
    is google just going to give them this data, for a game? doubt it.
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    kennyforgames , April 1, 2010 8:43 PM
    wii is for kids. the only games that I play the most is punchout. it really help me burn some extra calories that i dont need.
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    borisof007 , April 1, 2010 9:23 PM
    imtomMost popular search terms "free" & "porn"I win. lol


    hahhahah!! That's exactly what I was thinking when I was reading the article.
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    padlius , April 1, 2010 9:48 PM
    This must be at top10 whacky japanese games.
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    idisarmu , April 1, 2010 9:50 PM
    Uhm.... this should be played on a cell, Zune HD, or iPod touch... and it should be free.
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    Clintonio , April 1, 2010 10:03 PM
    mayne92Heh, I would imagine since I can only make out 2 words on this game from the picture...what do you think?


    It might be using Chinese characters, but the game is made in Japan, it's safe to assume the rest of the game is also Japanese, including the Japanese kana scripts as well as the Chinese script.
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    Katsushiro , April 2, 2010 1:45 PM
    Sounds like a prettified version of Google Fight.
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