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Warming up for Wii U midnight launch in Aus

It’s hitting 38 degrees Celsius here in Melbourne today, perfect weather for staying indoors and breaking out a new game console, or going to the beach.  With the Wii U hitting Australia tonight at midnight that choice got a little harder to make.

Midnight madness launches, when did that start to happen, why can’t we generate the new-console sales hype with a brilliant midday launch?  Oh well, for those bleary eyed yet ravenous Australian Nintendo fans, tonight is the night.

The Wii U launches across Australia officially from Friday November 30th.  After a whirlwind tour of the land down under earlier in the month, it is time for the official retail opening for the newest home gaming console on the market.

In Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane there will be major launch events at the three locations below, featuring a live DJ, live caricatures, balloon art, themed donuts, slurpees and more!

EB Bondi
Open 10pm
Shop 1018 Westfield Shopping Town
Bondi Junction
NSW 2022

EB Games Swanston Street
Open 10pm
67 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

EB Games Albert St
Open 10pm
245 Albert Street
Brisbane, QLD


There are also many stores around the country that will be open and celebrating the Wii U launch, you can find your closest store on the list on page 2


Burwood Penrith
Campbellfield Sylvania
Belmont Nowra
Chirnside Park Waratah
Fountain Gate Casula
Werribee Hornsby
Melton Mt Druitt
TAS Figtree
Newtown ACT

JB Hi-Fi
- Melbourne City
- Chadstone
- Knox
- Eastland
- Doncaster
- Chirnside
- Shepparton!

EB Games
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, stores are opening from 10PM on November 29 for midnight release.
* Store is also open from 8am on release day

EB Airport West* EB Kotara*
EB Albert Street EB Lake Macquarie*
EB Arndale* EB Launceston*
EB Balgowlah EB Lismore
EB Bankstown* EB Lismore Woodlark St*
EB Baulkham Hills* EB Liverpool*
EB Bay City EB Logan
EB Belconnen* EB MacArthur Square*
EB Benowa EB MacQuarie Centre*
EB Blacktown* EB Maitland*
EB Bondi* EB Marion*
EB Box Hill* EB Marrickville*
EB Brandon Park EB Meadow Mews
EB Broadmeadows* EB Melbourne Central*
EB Broadway* EB Melton*
EB Browns Plains Village Square EB Merrylands
EB Burleigh Heads EB Miranda*
EB Burnie* EB Mittagong*
EB Burwood* EB Moonee Ponds*
EB Cairns Central EB Morayfield
EB Canberra Centre* EB Mt Barker*
EB Capalaba Central EB Mt Ommaney
EB Carindale EB Murray Bridge*
EB Castle Plaza* EB Narellan*
EB Castle Towers* EB Nerang
EB Cessnock* EB North Gate*
EB Chadstone EB Northlakes
EB Chapel St* EB Northlands*
EB Charlestown Sq* EB Nowra*
EB Chatswood* EB Pacific Fair
EB Chermside Nth end EB Parramatta*
EB City Cross EB Penrith ground lvl
EB Clifford Gardens EB Penrith Plaza lvl 2*
EB Colonnades* EB Plenty Valley*
EB Corio EB Point Cook
EB Dee Why EB Port Macquarie*
EB Devonport* EB Raymond Terrace*
EB DFO Moorabbin EB Richmond*
EB Doncaster Ground Floor* EB Ringwood
EB Eastgardens* EB Ringwood Square
EB Eastlands* EB Robina*
EB Elizabeth* EB Roselands*
EB Endeavour Hills EB Rouse Hill*
EB Epping* EB Rundle Mall*
EB Firle* EB Sefton*
EB Forest Hill EB Seven Hills*
EB Fountain Gate* EB Shoreline*
EB Galeries EB Southlands
EB Garden City (Queensland) EB Springfield
EB Gawler* EB Stafford City
EB Geelong* EB Stanhope*
EB George Street* EB Stockland Townsville
EB Gladstone EB Strathpine
EB Glenelg* EB Sunshine Plaza
EB Goulburn* EB Swanston Street*
EB Greenhills* EB Tamworth
EB Greensborough* EB Tamworth 2*
EB Gungahlin* EB Tea Tree Plaza*
EB Helensvale* EB The Glen
EB Highpoint* EB The Pines
EB Hobart EB Tuggerah*
EB Hollywood Plaza* EB Tuggeranong*
EB Hornsby* EB Victoria Point
EB Hurstville* EB Warringah Mall*
EB Indooroopilly EB Warrnambool
EB Ipswich EB Waurn Ponds
EB Jesmond* EB Waverley Gardens
EB Karingal* EB Werribee Plaza*
EB Kingaroy EB West Lakes*
EB Kingston* EB Wetherill Park*
EB Knox City EB Winston Hills*
EB Woden Plaza*



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Mike Bantick

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.