Nintendo Wii

  • Amazon.com's Best Of 2006 List Released

    Amazon.com released its year-end “Best of” lists, which tallies up not only the best-selling items for the site’s various stores, but also the most positively reviewed, most wished-for and most frequently purchased as gifts. Apple’s 30GB 5G iPod nearly swept electronics, only losing “most positively reviewed” to the Sony DSCF707 Cyber-shot 5-megapixel… Read More

  • Joytech Presents Wii Powerstation

    The Joytech PowerStation for the Nintendo’s Wii provides you with two rechargeable battery packs (finally!) for your Wiimotes. The PowerStation also acts like a dock, allowing you to store your Wiimotes and charge them at the same time in a provided cradle. Each PowerStation can house two Wiimotes and connects to your Wii via USB. The docking station also has handles sticking out on each… Read More

  • Wiimote Mod: Electronic Drums

    We’ve yet to see anything representing the drum kit demo shown at E3 this year hit the Nintendo Wii yet, but if you’re yearning to play drums using the Wiimote, check out this new mod. Bob Somers has put together a PC app that lets you play an electronic drum kit using the Wiimote (though, he kind of sucks at it.) An interesting thing I noticed while watching the video is that… Read More

  • Opera "Trial" for Wii Hitting Wii Shop Friday

    Beginning Friday, you’ll be able to catch up on CrunchGear posts between rounds of WiiSports. Opera just announced that the “trial” version of Opera for Wii will hit the Wii shop this Friday. Best part: It’s free, at least for now (the word “trial” tends to mean price spikes could come at any minute.) So scoop it up while the scoopin’s free.

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  • Wiimote's Strap Put To The Test

    In that last couple weeks there have been numerous complaints about the sturdiness of the Wiimote’s strap and it’s tendency to break. Since the launch of the Wii, I’ve had more than three parties where gamers and non-gamers alike come together, drink lots of beer and play Wii. My friends aren’t exactly the type to be calm either, if you were to walk in to my… Read More

  • Wii Contest For Bloggers

    Too lazy (or poor) to wait outside of Best Buy for hours trying to get a Wii? No worries, the official blog of wHooiz.com is giving away a Nintendo Wii for free (rhyming makes me feel good about myself). All you have to do is get over to the wHooiz blog and make your own profile. The wHooiz blog is basically a listing site that allows you to look up other peoples’ profiles, and read… Read More

  • Hello Wii Video 9

    Wii Video 9 is a homebrew app for the Nintendo Wii that allows you to play videos on your console. The app converts video files like DivX and .avi into MPEGs, which you can then drop onto a SD Card, all you have to do after that is insert the card into your Wii, navigate to the content you want, and you’re ready to roll. You can download the app here, courtesy of Red Kawa. Watching videos… Read More

  • Wireless Nintendo Wii Sensor Bar

    If you like to hook your Nintendo Wii at different locations and/or want one less cable floating around behind your TV, the wireless Wii sensor bar is definitely something to check out. The wireless sensor bar functions the same way your normal Wii sensor bar would, except it runs on a 9V battery. This isn’t too much of a bad thing, you’d just have to make sure your Wii… Read More

  • Opera Mini + Creativity = Free Wii

    Want a new Nintendo Wii without paying for it? No problem! All you have to do is tell a story using pictures, post it on your blog, give the link to the Opera forums and have it all done by January 7. The requirements aren’t too bad, either. You have to have a minimum of 10 pictures (20 max) and a title for your story. You aren’t allowed to use any text, so make sure your photos… Read More

  • Massive Arcade Stick For Wii and GameCube

    If you’ve been waiting for an arcade stick to come out for the Nintendo Wii, you’re just gonna have to wait a bit longer. There’s only one of these bad boys out right now, and the only place you can find it is eBay. The Wii arcade stick plugs into the Wii via the GameCube port, making it compatible with the GameCube too. Though the GameCube isn’t really of much use… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Goes Old School

    If you’re sick of every electronic device you own being white, take a look at this new original NES skin for Nintendo Wii. The NES skin covers both sides of the Wii, provides a scratch-resistant glossy finish and won’t leave any nasty marks when removed. Seeing as how the front panel reads “Revolution,” someone at Decal Girl is a lot like the rest of us, and prefers… Read More

  • DS: "I Want To Be Like Wii!"

    If you’ve been wishing your Nintendo DS was more like the Nintendo Wii, the DS motion card may be something to look into. The motion card plugs into the DS card slot and features a 3-axis accelerometer and single-axis gyroscope, turning your DS into a motion-sensing ‘Tenda. At the moment, there are only a few apps that support the motion-sensing card (DSaSketch, Sprout and Water… Read More

  • Sony Only Gets Out 197,000 PS3s

    There’s no way that Sony will make its forecast for 1 million units in the U.S. this calendar year - NDP Group Before the PlayStation 3 was released on Nov. 17, Sony had promised the public 400,000 PS3 units on launch day. NDP Group has done some research, and as it turns out, Sony only got out 197,000 units on launch day. This explains all the crazed events that took place the week of… Read More

  • The Best (and Worst) Console Game Innovations Ever

    I combed the depths of history and my memory to pull together a (very subjective) list of the best and worst innovations to hit console gaming. Rather than full systems (with a few obvious exceptions), I chose to focus on peripherals and concepts. Enjoy! The list is after the jump… Read More

  • Japanese Wii Is Wiiwee Dangerous

    Since Japanese gamers in Japan tend to a be a little out of their minds, Nintendo has included a special instruction manual for them. The manual covers important reminders such as not using the Wiimote to hit anyone who wears glasses to not giving it any cigarettes until it is 18. Nintendo must think Japanese gamers are crazy, though, I do think it’s probably a good idea to warn them… Read More

  • Holiday Buyers Guide 2006: Console Gaming

    Don’t you miss the old days when all you had to do was walk into an electronics store, find that one good game and go home happy? With so many consoles on the market, and even more games to choose from, choosing the right console and right games can become a difficult task. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 give you cutting edge high definition graphics, the Nintendo Wii gives you… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Sells Over 1,000,000 Units

    PlayStation 3 may have Cell processing and high definition graphics, but what it doesn’t have is more sales than Nintendo. The Nintendo Wii has sold over 1 million units in 2 weeks, selling more than double the amount of PS3s sold. Of course there aren’t nearly as many PlayStation 3s as there are Nintendo Wiis, but hey, that ain’t our problem. Nintendo Wii Sells Over… Read More

  • Wii Component Cables Hands-On

    A few days ago, we had come across in game screenshots of a Nintendo Wii using component cables instead of the bundled composite cables. Today, my Wii component cables finally arrived, so I was able to see the difference myself. As I had mentioned in the previous post, the biggest problem I had with the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was the blurry text, and there’s a lot of it… Read More

  • Nintendo Refines Options For Parents

    Nintendo released an update for the Wii today, that gives users better control of the parental options available on the console. There’s still no news on when the channels are coming (news, weather and more) or when we’ll see the Opera browser. If you do decide to update your Wii, take into account the browser exploit that’s been available for the Wii probably won’t… Read More

  • Classic Controller Originally Meant For Wii Games?

    Since the original classic controller peripheral for the Nintendo Wii was announced, I was instantly wondering what the hell we would use it for. Then, Nintendo talked about the Wii’s “virtual console,” which lets you download NES, SUPER NES, N64 and Genesis games onto your Wii. At that point, it all made sense, until I took another look at the controller. The controller… Read More