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  • Nintendo Gets Serious About Streaming, Announces Hulu Plus Will Soon Hit The Wii, 3DS

    Nintendo Gets Serious About Streaming, Announces Hulu Plus Will Soon Hit The Wii, 3DS

    Hulu Plus has long been missing from the Wii leaving Netflix as the only major streaming service on the gaming console. But that changes soon. Nintendo just announced that Hulu Plus will soon be available on both the Wii and the 3DS. The exact launch data wasn’t announced, but the release states that that the service will hit “both systems by the end of the year.” This comes… Read More

  • And The Lion Shall Lie Down With The Lamb: Nintendo Issues Blue Sega-Themed Wii

    And The Lion Shall Lie Down With The Lamb: Nintendo Issues Blue Sega-Themed Wii

    I remember the time when you were either a Nintendo kid or a Sega kid — assuming you were lucky enough to have one of the consoles at all. You’d ask your friend if they had played Super Mario Bros 3 warpless, and they would respond that no, they were still trying to beat their Casino Zone times in Sonic 2. Things would be a little tense after that. And this was a prejudice that I… Read More

  • Nintendo Gets Sued Over The Wii

    Nintendo Gets Sued Over The Wii

    Ever heard of the Wavit remote? It’s totally okay if you haven’t; that’s not what this story is about. The Wavit Remote’s makers on the other hand… Well, they’ve decided to up and sue Nintendo over the Wii. Not only that, but they’ve included other retailers and manufacturers — including WalMart — in the complaint as well. And… Read More

  • Square Enix Announces Online RPG Dragon Quest X For Wii And Wii U

    Square Enix Announces Online RPG Dragon Quest X For Wii And Wii U

    The Tokyo Game Show 2011 is just ten days away, but Square Enix preferred to hold a separate press conference in Tokyo to announce their next big game, Dragon Quest X [JP]. Perhaps the biggest surprises, after months of anticipation, are that the tenth installment in the 25-year old RPG series will be an online RPG and available on both the Wii and the Wii U. The full title of the game will… Read More

  • Redesigned Wii To Launch Before Christmas, Loses Gamecube Backwards Compatibility

    Redesigned Wii To Launch Before Christmas, Loses Gamecube Backwards Compatibility

    Nintendo is prepping a slightly retooled Wii for a pre-holiday release. This streamlined model sits horizontally (as a game console should) instead of vertically like the original. It’s also slightly smaller, lacks the ability to play Gamecube games, and will likely hit at a lower price. This move has standard procedure for game makers ever since the original NES. In an effort to… Read More

  • Debaser: Satoru Iwata Apologizes For The 3DS Price Drop

    Debaser: Satoru Iwata Apologizes For The 3DS Price Drop

    While I haven’t heard any popular outcry regarding the Nintendo 3DS price drop – a quiet that, is, in a way, the most interesting part of the entire affair – Nintendo has decided that it’s time to explain itself to the early adopters. Satoru Iwata, CEO of the company, stated that the move was, in fact, unprecedented, but Nintendo had some very good reasons for cutting… Read More

  • Exec: Wii U Arriving After April 1, 2012

    Exec: Wii U Arriving After April 1, 2012

    Although his statement could be an elaborate prima aprilis prank, Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aime stated that the Wii U would be arriving after April 1, 2012 and would co-exist on the market alongside the Wii, DSi, and 3DS. In a Forbes interview Fils-Aime said that the two major Nintendo consoles would be on the market simultaneously until they stop supporting the quickly aging original Wii. Read More

  • China Close To Allowing Freer Access To Console Games

    China has always, as Kotaku writes, “cockblocked” consoles. The reasons are manifold, but the official party line is that a ban on consoles will prevent kids from poisoning their minds with video games and gaming. Considering the market is huge in China, fat lot of good the ban did but that’s how things break down. Now, however, Lenovo is skirting the ban by selling a… Read More

  • Nintendo Bigwigs: 25th Anniversary Zelda Collection Wouldn't Be Nintendo-Like

    At this E3’s Nintendo press conference, we were treated to a nice little dose of Zelda music, and told there would be a sweet 25th anniversary soundtrack, as well as some traveling concerts and a free DSiWare game. All very good, but I couldn’t help but be disappointed at the lack of a collected edition like that issued for last year’s Mario 25th Anniversary. And according… Read More