Wii

  • Add An SD Card Activity Light To Your Wii For Fun And Profit

    Ever wanted to know when your Wii was reading your SD card? Yeah, why not, right? Well, here’s the result of one curious Wii owner who discovered that one the voltage of one of the SD card reader’s changes when in use. Just like that, a little light is installed on the Wii’s front panel that blinks away when the SD card is in use. Clever. Click through for a video demo. Read More

  • EA: $99 Wii Would "Explode," Presumably Off the Shelves

    What can Nintendo do to sell more of their consoles? How about price them at $99? That’s what EA CEO John Riccitiello believes will truly save the Wii as it rolls down into obsolescence these next few years. According to an IndustryGamers interview, Riccitiello believes: “I would say they did exceptionally well in ‘07 and ‘08, started tapering in ‘09 and… Read More

  • Our Favorite Things: Super Mario All-Stars Special 25th Anniversary Edition


    Super Mario Brothers 25th Anniversary All-Stars
    MSRP: $29.99
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    Good For: People who remember when men were men, women were women, and plumbers wore little hats and smashed turtles.
    Not for: WoW players It’s hard out there for a plumber and for 25 years Mario and his brother have been smashing turtles and taking names. While I’m not a huge fan of the modern games… Read More

  • NPD November: Xbox 360 Outsells Wii, Black Ops Tops Charts

    There’s two big stories coming out of November’s NPD numbers. The first is that Microsoft somehow managed to sell more Xbox 360s than Nintendo sold Wiis, with Microsoft selling 1.37 million to Nintendo’s 1.27 million. That’s probably the result of the Kinect. The second is that, yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops sold a whopping 8.4 million units. Good on Activision, swimming… Read More

  • Surprise! Wii Speak Microphone Discontinued

    It appears that the Wii Speak microphone we saw debuted at E3 2008 with the new Animal Crossing hasn’t seen the interest Nintendo hoped for, and has been discontinued. I probably could have told them that in the planning stages and saved them some money. Now the question is: will the Vitality Sensor share the same fate? Read More

  • Weak Sales: Nintendo Reports Net Loss In First Half Of Fiscal 2010

    Nintendo today reported [PDF] it swung to a net loss of 2.01 billion Yen ($24.5 million) in the first half of fiscal 2010 after recording a handsome 69.49 billion ($850 million) profit in the same time frame last year. It was big N’s first net loss in the fiscal first half in seven years. Read More

  • Nintendo: "Yeah, we've sold a whole lot of Wii Remotes. Just saying."

    This is just “Look At Me!” type news, but put in context, it’s rather impressive that Nintendo sold at least 63,500,000 Nintendo Wii Remotes since the Wii’s 2006 launch — just in the US too. This is so many, in fact, that if that number represented citizens of a country, it would be the 22nd most populated country on Earth, falling in between France and the… Read More

  • Netflix goes disc-free on the Wii

    Starting today, Netflix customers in the US and Canada can instantly stream content through their Wii consoles without the need to fire up a disc first. Netflix says members who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month (or $7.99 in Canada), a Wii and an Internet connection can now instantly watch movies and TV shows by downloading the application from the Wii Shop Channel. Read More

  • Uh Oh: September Wii Sales Down 45% From Last Year

    Sales for the Wii last month totaled just 245,000, just over half of the 462,000 sold in September of 2009. Could it be that Nintendo’s juggernaut has finally lost its steam? Read More

  • PDP's Headbanger Headset: Now Wii Call Of Duty: Black Ops Players Can Yell At Each Other Online

    To be honest, I didn’t even know there was going to be a Nintendo Wii version of Call of Duty: Black Ops, but lo and behold: a licensed headset! Yup, this is the official headset of the game on the Wii, and it’s the handiwork of PDP, one of the bigger Wii accessory designers. Read More

  • 25th Anniversary Red Wii Spotted, May Not Be Coming To The US

    This special edition Red Wii was spotted on the Nintendo Japan site, it’s in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the original Super Mario Brothers game. Read More

  • Nintendo Is Developing Wii Remote Plus

    Big news for Wii players, Nintendo is working on a new controller, the Wii Remote Plus. They are combining the best qualities of the Wii Remote and the Wii MotionPlus, but little else is currently available about the new controller. Nintendo has stated that they will be releasing more information in the near future. Read More

  • Back to School: Console Gaming

    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Let’s face it, you’re not going to spend all your time at school in class or studying and as a result, it’s a good idea to have some gear for gaming. We’ll hit the usual suspects here. Read More

  • And Why Shouldn't I Build A Wii Balance Board Into My Sneakers?

    Here’s a weird project. Instead of using a Wii Balance Board to play those Wii Fitness and such games, disassemble the hardware and stuff it into a pair of perfectly good Nikes. I’m not sure it’s entirely practical in this case, but my gadget-sense seems to think that sensor-equipped shoes will be coming with games some time in the near future. They won’t have tentacles… Read More

  • A Video In Which Sony Is All Like "Motion Will Kill Nintendo"

    Just when you thought you couldn’t care about anything anymore we have Sony’s “Wii-killer” teaser for the Motion. I’d say this is one of the most ham-handed ads I’ve seen in a while. Thoughts? Read More

  • August Sales Figures Show PS3 Gaining, Xbox 360 Outselling The Wii

    When the NPD Group released their August figures, there was a little summer surprise for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Turns out that while Wii sales have slowed down a bit, the overall volume hasn’t really changed that much. That translates to good news for the PS3 and Xbox 360, as their sales have gone up while the Wii’s overall have gone down. Read More

  • The Next Nintendo Console Will "Leave You All With Your Mouth Open"

    Nintendo apparently is working on something big. So big that that Metroid’s co-creator, Yoshio Sakamoto, recently stated that it’s going to surprise us all and, well, leave [us] all with out mouths open. Sounds great, but all I want is the Wii with proper graphics and better tracking. Oh wait, that’s the PS3 Move. Read More

  • Buy Metroid: Other M And Get $20 Off MotionPlus Bundle


    Gamestop (damn their eyes) has a deal right now where if you buy Metroid: Other M, you can pick up a MotionPlus bundle for $20 off. Total cost: a billion dollars. Well, more like $85 plus tax, but it’s still a fair chunk of cash. Of course, it’s better than the $105 you would have paid yesterday for the same thing. Man, this is why I play Super Nintendo. Read More

  • Metroid: Other M Impressions

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/video_embed.php?id=3645 I’m going through a bit of the new Metroid game by Team Ninja, the same guys who made Ninja Gaiden and I’m pleased to report that the game, although a departure from the tamer Metroid games, the injection of real emotion and a bit of (non-bloody) space horror adds considerably to the game. Read More

  • Grease: The Video Game

    Let me let that sink in. Just a minute. There. Got it? How does it feel? They made Grease into a video game. Yeah. The movie your and my mom both love, the movie that’s kind of fun if you watch it once but kind of annoying if you have to watch it a bunch of times? Yeah. They made that into a Wii game. Yeah. I know. Read More

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