Nintendo Wii

  • Sorry, no Wii price cuts anytime soon

    Sorry, no Wii price cuts anytime soon

    I hope you weren’t looking forward to a Wii price cut in time for the holidays because it looks like it ain’t gonna happen. Nintendo big wig George Harrison said that the company is still selling “everything [it] can make,” so there’s no reason for a price cut. Apparently $250 is the sweet spot for enough people (or maybe the people who are buying the… Read More

  • Wii-like Skateboard: Is The Term 'Sidewalk Surfer' Still Used?

    Wii-like Skateboard: Is The Term 'Sidewalk Surfer' Still Used?

    Somehow I just don’t see the Nintendo Wii-skateboard connection, but Black Market does. Unofficially, that is. This upcoming skateboard deck—I think that’s what you call them; my Tony Hawk days are long gone—looks a hell of a lot like the Wii remote control. It also doesn’t seem to have Nintendo’s blessing, which means we can expect a lawsuit in 4.2… Read More

  • Q&A With Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime

    Q&A With Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime

    I’ve never met the man and I don’t know what goes on behind closed doors at Nintendo, but Reggie Fils-Aime seems like a pretty decent guy. In an interview with GamePro, the Nintendo of America CEO speaks candidly about the state of the gaming industry, Nintendo’s seemingly-eternal Wii shortages, online console gaming, and predictions for the future. Read More

  • Wii Mario Kart Comes Out in Forever Plus Infinity

    Wii Mario Kart Comes Out in Forever Plus Infinity

    For those of us who have been impatiently waiting for Mario Kart to be released on the Wii, that wait is finally over. Almost. Actually, not almost. Not even close. Nintendo announced today that Mario Kart would hit the shelves sometime in the first quarter of 2008. What?! That’s in, like, a billion years. I’ll be old and grizzled by then. By 2008, I’ll probably have my… Read More

  • EA Family Play Dumbs Down Wii Controls So Grandpa Can Play

    EA, the gaming company we all love to hate (or just plain hate), has come up with a way to drain even more money from even more people. A new feature called EA Family Play will debut with the three main sports titles for 2008 for the Wii, Madden, NBA Live and FIFA Soccer. “FP,” as I have now just nicknamed it, dumbs down the controls to the point where “the console controls… Read More

  • EA Says Nintendo Wii Is Only As Powerful As The Original Xbox: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

    EA Says Nintendo Wii Is Only As Powerful As The Original Xbox: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

    The “in” thing to do seems to be ragging on the Nintendo Wii because it’s not as powerful as either the Xbox 360 or the PS3. (Sales numbers show that end-users really don’t care, though.) One of EA’s developers said that the Wii is only as powerful as the original Xbox. It’s about as powerful as the original Xbox. The video hardware unfortunately is not… Read More

  • $199 Is The Ideal Price For a Video Game System: Microsoft

    $199 Is The Ideal Price For a Video Game System: Microsoft

    The ideal price for a video game console is $199, says Microsoft, and Wall Street analysts believe the company will slash the price of the Xbox 360 this holiday season in order to approach that price. One of the company’s group product managers admitted that it was “well aware” of the magical number and attributed much of the Nintendo Wii’s success to its low price (and… Read More

  • Wii Outsells PS3 5 to 1 in Japan: Its Momentum is Palpable

    Wii Outsells PS3 5 to 1 in Japan: Its Momentum is Palpable

    As if you needed any more confirmation on just how great the Nintendo Wii is, the latest Japanese sales numbers show a 5 to 1 advantage in terms in consoles sold compared to the PS3. Again, this doesn’t mean that the Wii is any better than the PS3, but it does show that Nintendo’s gamble of tapping into the non-gamer market is paying off. (Compare that to the PS3 where you need to… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: War Simulations on the Front Line

    CrunchArcade: War Simulations on the Front Line


    War is hell; there is no denying it. Yet conflict makes for a good backdrop for gaming. While upcoming titles such as the newly announced Call of Duty 4 and the next Brothers in Arms are still months away, you can get in on the action now. Several games have slipped under the radar this spring, and these offer salvos of action. And war games not need be limited to first-person shooters. Read More

  • How To Pull Off Mortal Kombat Fatalities With the Wii Controller: Funsies

    There’s a veritable dearth of gaming news here today—let’s fix that. Mortal Kombat Armageddon just came out for the Nintendo Wii. The Wii controller (are we no longer allowed to say “Wiimote”?) is used to pull off all the special moves, fatalities included. Midway just published the full list of all the jukes and jives you need to do to lop off your… Read More

  • Wii Crystal Cooler: If a Cooling Fan Could Look Stylish, It'd Look Like This

    Wii Crystal Cooler: If a Cooling Fan Could Look Stylish, It'd Look Like This

    Wow, purdy. It’s the Wii Crystal Cooler from Brando, a stand and system fan for the Nintendo Wii. Unlike the fan we saw last week, this one actually looks pretty great, what with its shiny blueness and all. Thankfully, you can turn the LED off with the flick of a switch. Somewhere, Mike Elgan is very pleased with himself. $20. If I had a Wii, that is, if I could find one, I’d be… Read More

  • Final Wii Browser Released: Grab It While It's Still Free

    Final Wii Browser Released: Grab It While It's Still Free

    Nintendo released the final version of the Opera Web browser for the Wii on the console Internet Channel. The browser is free until the end of June and brings the wonders of the World Wide Web to TV screens, much like the DreamCast did so many years ago. The final version of the Web browser shows a number of improvements like smoother scrolling and collapsible toolbars. No one said the… Read More

  • "Wee for a Wii" Contest Returns, Blame Opie and Anthony

    "Wee for a Wii" Contest Returns, Blame Opie and Anthony

    Remember the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest? It’s coming back, sort of, thanks to Opie and Anthony. Right now, we only know that it’ll involve lots of water and the winning of a still hard to find Wii. This story is developing as we speak (that is, they just announced it on their FreeFM show), so be gentle if the information is still a little raw. But kudos to the… Read More

  • Spore Developer Bashes Nintendo

    Spore Developer Bashes Nintendo

    Since Blake is apparently taking a cat nap and watching COLT flicks at GDC, I’d like to bring something to your attention. They had a round of talks at GDC called “Burning Mad – A Game Publisher’s Rant.” Basically, a select number of publishers and developers got to scream about whatever they hate. When Chris Hecker of the Spore team got his turn, he went on a… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Sony GripMote in the works before the Wiimote?

    on a Hand-Held Computer Interactive Device which details the controller. Read More

  • NES RetroPort Shakes Off The Dust


    Let’s face it our hands and brain are stuck in the past when it comes to playing Mario and Tetris, the Wii-motes just don’t cut it. The spacing of the buttons is all off and it’s just plain awkward. Muscle memory can be a bitch but if you have NES controllers lying around, I know the Nintendo Fanboys do, well you’re in luck. The RetroPort lets you plug-and-play… Read More

  • Wii Wii Sunday Part Deux


    Jeremy over at Digitalsomething got his hands on a Toys “R” Us ad for an upcoming sale next sunday that includes Wii’s. If you’re still looking to pick up one up then be sure to camp out at your nearest Toys “R” Us so you don’t get left behind…again. Wii Wii [Digitalsomething] Read More

  • CycloWiz Dismembers The Ninja Team


    Well The Ninja Team may have all the hype right now with their Wiinja mod chip but the boys over at Maxconsole have their hands on the CycloWiz mod chip that’s expected to start shipping by weeks end. Seems to be a quicksolder job and the ability to play Wii backups, Gamecube backups/homebrew/Imports, built in Audiofix, DVD+-R support and a few other goodies. We’ll see how legit… Read More

  • Wii Wii Sunday

    Wii Wii Sunday


    I got a Wii, I got a Wii, I got a Wii, I got a Wii, I got a Wii!!! Read More

  • Circuit City Coupons Won't Work For A Wii

    Circuit City Coupons Won't Work For A Wii

    That’s basically it, Circuit City put the axe on any potential Wii shoppers from using their $40 off coupon this weekend or any other day for that matter. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Have a good weekend. :( [Digg] Read More