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News: Johnny Chung Lee's Crazy Wii Experiments

Johnny Chung Lee's Crazy Wii Experiments

Crazy Johnny takes the Wiimote to even new heights creating some simple demos that might even surprise Nintendo.

Before hating, I know that this is old news, I simply can't believe we never got round to posting these videos on the site, they really are something amazing and anyone that missed them should appreciate this post. Working out of Pittsburgh USA, Johnny Chung Lee has created some..

News: Play It Safe with d_skin!

Play It Safe with d_skin!

Are you one of those gamers who suffer from slow-loading, stuttering, scratched-to-hell game discs? d_skin could be saviour.

A what? d_skin is a simple, protective cover which snaps onto CDs and DVDs and stops them getting damaged. The transparent film fits over any standard 14cm disc and stays there, so you can load, play or burn your CDs and DVDs without fear of scratching. There’s no glue..

News: Nyko Wireless Nunchuck

Nyko Wireless Nunchuck

The stuff dreams are made of, surely it won't be long before Nintendo 'copy' this idea and get them to us officially?

The device, which attaches to the Wii Remote via a small wireless dongle for complete cordless freedom, will be available in the first quarter of 2008 for a suggested price of $29.99. Schweet, nice one Nyko. The Wireless Nunchuck has actually been voted "Best of CES 2008"..

News: SNES CD Prototype Pad On Ebay

SNES CD Prototype Pad On Ebay

Totally useless but historically interesting all the same!

We don’t usually get too excited about ‘prototype’ items but this caught our attention here at NintendoLife Towers. Some lucky chap is currently selling a SNES CD joypad prototype on eBay. For those of you that don’t know, the SNES CD never actually existed; it was supposed to be a wonderful collaboration between Nintendo and Sony..

News: "Stop Buying So Many Nintendo Consoles" Says Reggie

"Stop Buying So Many Nintendo Consoles" Says Reggie

He doesn't like hardware bundles, either

Reggie Fils-Aime has expressed concerns over the stock problems experienced by the company of late. Basically, the Wii and DS are TOO popular! He also had some cutting words to say about the increase in bundles offered by money-grabbing games retailers. From GamesInstustry.biz: Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aime says that the demand for the..

News: Wii - TOO Popular?

Wii - TOO Popular?

According to the BBC, Nintendo UK are considering putting a halt on advertising for Wii this Christmas season, because of its struggle to keep up with demand.

Nintendo is considering pulling UK television advertising for its popular Wii console in the run up to Christmas because it is battling to meet demand. It said that holding back adverts until 2008 would be a "responsible" move. It..

News: Nintendo Sales Surge State Side

Nintendo Sales Surge State Side

Reggie will be delighted, Nintendo of America report record breaking sales this month, including 653,000 Nintendo DS' and 350,000 Wii's sold last week alone.

Nintendo's 350,000 Wii systems represent the highest one-week U.S. sales total outside of its launch week one year ago. Wii has been dubbed the must-have gift of the 2007 holiday season and has been placed at the top of numerous gift lists..

News: Wii're Zapping With Link's Crossbow Training

Wii're Zapping With Link's Crossbow Training

Nintendo's Wii Zapper is out now allowing for arcade shooting action in your living room... well almost.

Nov. 19, 2007 – Today, Nintendo's new Wii Zapper™ brings the precision and thrill of arcade-style targeting games right into your home. Made exclusively for Nintendo's Wii™ system, the Wii Zapper houses a Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ to provide a better feel in games where pinpoint..

News: Shaft Your Wii

Shaft Your Wii

Overline Gaming are releasing a fancy new arcade stick for the Wii, essential for all those arcade classics on the Virtual Console.

A Customizable Turbo Function allows you to program individual buttons to be Turbo while leaving others to work as normal. Full 360 Degree range of motion that works with both digital and analog stick games. 8 Locking points for Awesome response in Fighting Games..

News: Wii'll Be Zapping By Christmas

Wii'll Be Zapping By Christmas

Nintendo set to release Wii Zapper in Europe and the UK on December 7th and should cost around £20 or 30 EUROs.

"Nintendo’s Wii Zapper will be available across Europe in time for Christmas, the company said today. The white, double-handed, machine gun peripheral will ship on 7 December, bundled with the Link’s Crossbow Training game. Additional titles are promised, including Resident Evil:..

News: Nintendo Raid Hong Kong Pirates

Nintendo Raid Hong Kong Pirates

Nintendo go Kung Fu Hustyle over "Supreme Factory Limited" in Hong Kong, seizing over 10,000 products in one go.

At Nintendo's request, the Hong Kong High Court has intervened to help stop a global distribution operation involving game copying devices and modification chips ("mod chips") that violate its copyrights and trademarks in the Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ systems. On Oct. 8th, the court..

News: Wii Slip No More

Wii Slip No More

Nintendo have released info about a new "Wii Remote Jacket" designed for those sweaty handed gamers that keep smashing their TV.

Nintendo announces the Wii Remote Jacket, a durable, silicone cover for the Wii Remote™ that provides a variety of benefits for the player. Nintendo will include the Wii Remote Jacket with all Wii™ hardware systems and with all Wii Remotes sold separately or packaged..

News: Get Tidy, Get Wedock!

Get Tidy, Get Wedock!

As the popularity of Wii continues to grow, huge amounts of unofficial 3rd party products are seeping out of China, so what's this Wedock then?

Our friends at Wedock.com sent us a sample of their "Wedock" product, yes we think they're aware of the abnormal spelling. Wii thought we'd do the right thing and tell you guys about it. So what is it? Wedock is a "storage solution" for your Wiimotes and..

News: Need To Make Your Wii EZ?

Need To Make Your Wii EZ?

So erm, ezGear have announced a line up of "must have" Wii accessories... I think they've pretty much thought of everything.

ezGearTM for Wii Sports Pack -- The ezGear Sports Pack for Wii provides three extensions for the Wiimote, transforming it into a golf club, baseball bat or tennis racquet, but not just any club, bat or racquet. Each extension is weighted to give the user a realistic feel..

News: New DS Lite Colour Bundle

New DS Lite Colour Bundle

Nintendo have announced that a new "Crimson/Oynx" DS Lite flavour will be bundled with latest insanely popular Brain Age game.

"The top half of the new Nintendo DS sports a smooth, glossy Crimson, reminiscent of a dangerous shade of lipstick or a cherry-red sports car. The bottom is a matte black – an Onyx yin that complements the Crimson yang." It's certainly a bold new colour scheme, somewhat..

E3 2007: Wii Balance Board

Wii Balance Board

Nintendo also unveiled the Wii Balance Board today this accessory will accompany the Wii Fit title.

The Balance Board is a step pad which will allow realtime detection of steps, twists, push ups and a whole variety of other activities related to the shift of balance across the pads. Accompanied with the peripheral will be Wii software titled Wii Fit which includes a ranged of minigames designed to..

E3 2007: Wii Zapper

Wii Zapper

Nintendo unveil their "Wii Zapper" a new accessory designed to house your Wiimote & Nunchuk to transform it into a light gun.

So far we know this accessory has been designed for use with Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles from Capcom and Ghost Squad from Sega. The accessory will be bundled with a demonstration game similar to Wii Play, the package will retail for only $19.99 (thats £10-15)..

News: Wii Guitar Hero's... Guitar!

Wii Guitar Hero's... Guitar!

A few days ago Activision and RedOctane have finally unveiled the Wii's Guitar Hero 3 controller, its white and shiny.

"Activision, Inc. today announced its exclusive partnership with Gibson Guitar Corp., the world's leading musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology. As part of the agreement, Activision will feature Gibson's premium brands and shapes in Guitar Hero III:..

News: Wii Sales Eclipse 8 Million

Wii Sales Eclipse 8 Million

It seems that Nintendo's Wii console has now sold a staggering 8,000,000 units in under 7 months, fast approaching the target of the Xbox 360.

Of course numbers are just numbers and they differ depending on who your talking too, for instance the NexGenWars site tells a slightly different story.. There's one fact that comes into play here and that's the Wii train is still selling at an impressive..

News: Wii Hard Drive Rumour

Wii Hard Drive Rumour

There's a fair whiff of a rumour, posted last week by fellow UKers, Wii-UK, its possible we'll see a hard drive from Nintendo as early as E3.

According to our friends GoNintendo, the latest episode of the IGN podcast hints rather strongly that Nintendo may be making some announcement regarding a hard drive attachment for Wii at this year's E3 games exposition. Apparently the reasoning behind it is..