Wii

  • Cover your Wii in gold chrome vinyl for no reason at all

    Bored with that plain old white Nintendo Wii? Want to make it look like an abomination? Well here’s your chance! For only $19.99 you can buy a 24 piece kit that will cover all of your Wii-ness with chrome gold! Read More

  • Nintendo's Miyamoto: The next Wii will likely not be 3D

    The Nintendo Wii is the hottest thing since, well, the Nintendo Game Boy. It showed consumers (and Microsoft and Sony) that motion controllers are the future. However, even though Nintendo jumped on the 3D bandwagon with the 3DS, Nintendo’s Miyamoto doesn’t see the Wii’s successor hopping on board, too. Read More

  • Nintendo patents Wii hard drive system, but is it for them or us?


    A patent application has been filed by Nintendo for a system of delivering and navigating Wii games via hard drive. It’s really simple, actually: the game disc is ripped to a DVD image, which image is given its own partition and loaded on demand. Essentially, they’re doing what pirates have been doing for the last decade or so. The question is whether this system is actually a… Read More

  • TRON controllers will be available for purchase

    Rejoice user! Devin won’t be keeling over from auto-erotic asphyxiation after all. The TRON controllers that he saw at E3 and threatened to hold his breath over? Well, they are going to be for sale. To be honest, I haven’t considered replacing my stock Xbox 360 controllers until this point, but now I’m afraid I have no choice. Read More

  • Here are your Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword movements

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might be the Wii’s crowning achievement, magnum opus and the single best reason to buy the system. It’s going to be huge. Nintendo had a series of posters hung behind its E3 booth that will help you start practicing for the game right now. Click through for what we can only assume are the 11 major control movements for the upcoming Zelda title. Read More

  • The Playstation Move is a Wii clone – but it's awesome

    The Playstation Move is just what it looks like: a Wii clone. It feels the same, looks the same, and works the same. That’s a good thing, though. Everyone and their grandmother has played Wii bowling and knows how it works. Sony isn’t reinventing motion control with the Move. They are, however, seriously improving it. Read More

  • Wii Vitality Sensor announcement on Monday?

    So Nintendo has announced a “special joint announcement” with the American Heart Association for Monday. What could it be? Well, let’s see here — which of Nintendo’s products directly measures your vital signs and seem to have been invented strictly for Iwata’s twisted health purposes? Ah yes, the Vitality Sensor we saw at last year’s E3. Read More

  • Unboxing the fabled black Wii


    It’s Cinco de Mayo so naturally it’s Black Wii day! Nintendo just shipped us this gift wrapped Black Wii wiincluding the Motionplus controller and Wii Sports Resort for our gaming pleasure. The black Wii is actually quite handsome and looks much classier than the original Wiihite version. It seems Nintendo is trying to push the Wii into a place next to the PS3 and the XBox in… Read More

  • Black Wii pre-order topping the charts at Amazon


    Nintendo made the black Wii official here in the states this morning and of course Amazon is johnny-on-the-spot with a pre-order. Apparently people want this system, too. The black bundle is currently on top of the Video Games Movers and Shakers list and number five on the Video Games Bestsellers list. See, Nintendo, we should have had this option a lot soon. Then again, you probably knew that… Read More

  • The black Wii gets a price and official release date

    We’ve been following the black Wii saga since Nintendo released the dark side gaming console in Nippon. It’s been a long and exciting story, but gamers on this side of the Pacific Rim will be able to snag the Wii MotionPlus + Wii Sports Resort bundle on May 9th for $199. Even better, the $199 price point also applies to the white Wii, signalling a slight price drop. Read More

  • You can now play Swords with your Wii (thankyouvermuch)

    Moving on, Majesco Entertainment just announced a sword fighting game cleverly named Swords. It uses Wii MotionPlus for 1-to-1 accuracy as you fight your way through “eight skilled adversaries” with a sword Wii Remote add-on. Expect the game this September. To be honest, I couldn’t care less about the game or the sword Wii Remote thing. I just wanted to use my juvenile headline. Read More

  • Sneak Peek: Super Mario Galaxy 2

    If you enjoyed taking your favorite Italian plumber into space the first time around, you’ll have even more fun with the sequel. Scheduled to be released May 23rd, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is anything but a rehash of the original. Nintendo was kind enough to give us a demo of some of the new goodies you can expect. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. Read More

  • Black Wii spotted in GameStop ad


    Well, this pretty much confirms it. America is finally getting a black Wii and it will come bundled with both Wii Sports and Wii MotionPlus. Nice. Read More

  • The PowerV Quad from Konnet Technology aims to charges and display Wii Remotes

    There isn’t much to be said here. One look at the pic and headline and you probably already know what it’s a 4-port Wii Remote inductive changing station. But you probably don’t know that the PowerV Quad even works Wii Motion Plus and silcone covers. Nice, eh? $50 and ships in a few weeks. Read More

  • Wii hack shows what Wii Music might have been

    Look, we all know Wii Music was nonsense. And it wasn’t that playing music on a Wii is a bad idea, it’s that you just pretend to play music. If they had given it the attention it deserved, they might have put something together like this Carnegie Mellon student Shu did. Using a few flex sensors and the buttons and accelerometer in a Nunchuk, he’s made a functioning air… Read More

  • The US might finally get the black Wii

    Okay, this isn’t even funny anymore. Why the hell isn’t the black Wii available in the states? It has been available in Japan for almost nine months and about six months in Europe. That’s just crazy. Previously Nintendo even stated that it had no plans on releasing a Wii in any other color besides white in America. But that stance might have changed. Read More

  • The Wii Classic Controller Pro hits the states

    Wii owners, rejoice. Nintendo has finally released the Wii Classic Controller Pro in the good ol’ US of A, meaning there is yet another Wii controller for you to buy. Read More

  • Video: How good is the Nintendo Wii emulator Dolphin? Let's see how Resident Evil 4 does!

    So a few days ago Dolphin 2.0 was released. Dolphin is a Nintendo Wii and GameCube emulator for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and it works quite well. How well? Here’s a video of me playing the Wii version of Resident Evil 4—which, yes, I do own, thank you very much. Read More

  • Descent coming to WiiWare – prepare barf bags

    Do you people remember how disorientating Descent was back when it first game out? I mean, we had Doom and Flight Simulator and all that, but spinning around in those little passages trying to laser a fool was a whole new thing. And a lot of people got dizzy, myself included. Well, now you can be nauseated all over again, as everybody’s favorite tunnel-shooter is coming to the Wii. Read More

  • Optoma GameTime projectors now available

    While we’ve come to know Optoma mainly for their pico projectors, they do make larger versions as well. Case in point, their latest product line, the GameTime series. Targeted at computer and console gamers, the GameTime line use DLP tech from Texas Instruments support resolutions specific to the Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3. Read More

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