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News: Inside the Game Boy

Inside the Game Boy

Nintendo's legendary handheld celebrates it's 20th by getting naked

The Game Boy is 20 years young this year, which is pretty incredible when you think about it. To mark this momentous event, PC World (UK readers - that's a website, not the shop of the same name) has featured the machine in its Gadget Autopsy section, where they disassemble famous devices for no other reason than to see what makes..

News: Wii Sales Starting to Crash?

Wii Sales Starting to Crash?

Not enough big Wii games on shelves, admits Iwata

The more business-savvy amongst you will be aware that the Wii isn't selling as well as it has been previously. At a recent Nintendo investor's meeting, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was asked during a Q&A whether a price drop would be coming for the Wii. He replied: It's not the case of the...

News: iPhone more powerful than Wii?

iPhone more powerful than Wii?

Telltale Games seem to think so!

Monkey Island hasn't even been out a week yet, and already a storm's brewing over the game's choppy framerate. When a fan complained on the Telltale Games forums about the Wii versions' framerate, a Telltale programmer went on record to say: ..The Wii is just not a powerful console. An iPhone is much more powerful than a Wii, even. Later on this programmer was..

Feature: Tending and Feeding Your Japanese Wii

Tending and Feeding Your Japanese Wii

If you're considering getting a Japanese Wii, here's some tips and suggestions on getting the most out of it.

Ever since the Japanese took over the home video game console market in the mid-80s there's been a major gulf between game releases in the consoles' country of origin and nations importing them, either because Japanese publishers lacked...

E3 2009: Wii Vitality Sensor is Revealed

Wii Vitality Sensor is Revealed

Nintendo - inventing ways to play that you never knew you wanted.

If like Master Higgins you find yourself constantly running low on vitality then this might be a must-have Wii Remote add-on for you. For everyone else it might seem a little pointless. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed the contraption at this year’s E3 but he neglected to reveal what application it would be used for, he..

News: Monster Hunter G Gives Wii a Sales Boost In Japan

Monster Hunter G Gives Wii a Sales Boost In Japan

But it's still not enough to catch the 'reborn' PS3

Capcom's Monster Hunter G has given Wii a much-needed kick up the arse in Japan, where the console is currently being outsold by Sony's resurgent PS3. Sony's machine has been enjoying a rare period of sales supremacy thanks largely to killer titles such as Resident Evil 5, Yakuza 3 and - although it's not actually a video game - Final Fantasy VII:..

News: Pixel Customizes Wii Remotes

Pixel Customizes Wii Remotes

Pixel turns standard Wii Remotes into works of art!

Pixel, artist extraordinaire and lead artistic designer on the upcoming WiiWare release Cave Story, has taken it upon himself to decorate a few Wii Remotes to make them a little more interesting. While the designs are black & white, they're certainly no less eye-catching. Nicalis plans to give these Wii Remotes away to fans at some point and..

News: Nintendo DSi – Deconstructed

Nintendo DSi – Deconstructed

Cool stop-motion video surfaces of a DSi ripping itself to pieces

Whenever there’s a new hardware launch you can practically guarantee that some nutcase will take it upon themselves to rip the machine open to see what it looks like inside. Nine times out of ten all they discover is a bunch of circuit board and some chips – hardly surprising. Still, when you get someone taking hardware apart via..

News: Nintendo 'Not So Green' Based on Environmental Report

Nintendo 'Not So Green' Based on Environmental Report

Greenpeace puts Nintendo in last place for green practices, but are any waggling hands listening?

On March 31st Greenpeace released its annual “guide to Greener Electronics” in an adorable easy to read meter format, which lists from 1 (worst) to 10 (best) a rating for the most green of the market leading electronics companies. Guess who came in 1st place? Oops, that’s not first place that’s..

News: Wii consoles finally staying on shelves

Wii consoles finally staying on shelves

Is demand starting to wane as the credit crunch takes hold?

Ok, maybe the economy really is THAT bad, right now. Or, more likely everyone already has a Wii now. Well if you’re one of the few that doesn’t, than you’re in luck because, for now, the lines are gone so you can sneak in to get one unnoticed by the bullies. Gamestop SVP of Merchandising, Bob McKenzie told Gamasutra recently that..

News: Nintendo to force games on DS buyers?

Nintendo to force games on DS buyers?

In future, DS Lite consoles will only be available packaged with first-party Nintendo titles, limiting choice for customers

Following on from previous special occasion bundles, Nintendo are now increasing their distribution of DS Lite consoles pre-packaged with software titles, and completely ceasing production of the white and silver models. A Nintendo spokesperson gave this statement: We will be..

News: Nintendo reveal Classic Controller PRO

Nintendo reveal Classic Controller PRO

Nintendo of Japan's website has recently had an update which now includes an additional Wii controller, the Classic Controller PRO.

The new controller seems to be extremely similar to the existing Classic Controller but has the additional shoulder buttons (found on Gamecube) and a more Gamecube controller shape. The website states the controller will be available this summer and we'll take a guess..

News: DSi European Launch April 3rd

DSi European Launch April 3rd

Nintendo UK announce that the DSi will be released in Europe just before the US on April 3rd, here's the details:

Nintendo will launch its new handheld console, the Nintendo DSi, in Europe on 3rd April 2009. The Nintendo DSi will be available in black or white and is the thinnest and lightest member of the Nintendo DS family. The console is packed with new features that will excite fans of and..

News: Nintendo DSi launches April 5 in US

Nintendo DSi launches April 5 in US

Nintendo set the new version of the DS to launch for $169.99 with DSiWare all ready to go and also announce new "Rhythm Heaven" game.

Nintendo pioneered hand-held entertainment in the ’80s and made it fully mobile with the Game Boy video game system. Now, Nintendo is transforming the way people access, experience, create and share content with the new Nintendo DSi system, the third iteration of..

News: Google Earth + Wii Balance Board = Surfing The World

Google Earth + Wii Balance Board = Surfing The World

Some people do the craziest things, check out what this MacHead Santa-look-a-like has come up with now!

This year for Macworld I decided to create a program that allows people to "surf" any region on the Earth's surface using a Nintendo Wii Balance Board and the Google Earth API. To do this, I used the Google Earth Browser Plug-in with a Javascript API. The Wii Balance Board transmits..

Review: Snakebyte Retro Controllers

Snakebyte Retro Controllers

Not quite sure about Nintendo's classic controller? Snakebyte are here to offer you an alternative, the Retro Controller and Wireless Retro Controllers.

Nintendo's Wii Console has more different controller types than any other system, offering the vast array of games, including retro titles from console history clearly needed something a little more conventional. From the off Nintendo offered the..

News: Wii HD in 2011?

Wii HD in 2011?

More rumours surround the hardware successor of Wii, something we know Nintendo is working on behind the scenes.

According to the story, Nintendo has been showing off the new system to game developers and publishers, and the set date for this device is in 2011. While our sources are reluctant to be too specific about “Wii HD,” they have been able to divulge some (albeit predictable)..

News: Introducing... Nintendo DSi

Introducing... Nintendo DSi

Nintendo update the DS for the second time with the new and improved DSi model.

This is why we now introduce you to Nintendo DSi as the new member to Nintendo DS platform. For Nintendo DSi, naturally, we have added a number of new functions. Also, we have made some enhancements on the existing DS by listening to our consumers voices. I will explain about the latter point first. First of all, so we..

News: Nintendo scoops British Technology awards

Nintendo scoops British Technology awards

We're British and apparently we all think Nintendo are great, so why not report it as some news.

The Awards – which have been voted for online by the general public through www.britishtechnologyawards.com and by readers of Computeractive and Personal Computer World – have been created to offer a snapshot of the country’s digital lifestyle. Designed to provide a glimpse at the nation’s..

News: Wii Storage Solution Imminent?

Wii Storage Solution Imminent?

Reggie tells MTV how it is, Nintendo accept the problem and have an "urgency" to solve it.

Of course, it's not just download content that's putting a strain on the Wii's limited flash storage: "As we continue to have things [...] like Mario Kart that has its own channel when you're playing from an Internet perspective, we're just making this challenge tougher and tougher. So in our view this..