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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..

News: Hardware Lookback: The Virtual Boy

Hardware Lookback: The Virtual Boy

Headache-inducing monstrosity or misunderstood classic? Whatever the answer, the Virtual Boy represents Nintendo's biggest cock-up. We investigate the history of this strange console.

‘Failure’ is not a word you’d usually associate with Nintendo. Sure, there have been some crushing disappointments in the company’s illustrious history – the...

News: Wii Keyboard Rumours

Wii Keyboard Rumours

Game Informer magazine has suggested that a Wii Keyboard could be on the cards.

"With the news this week that Logitech is going to provide peripherals for Nintendo's Wii console, this latest tidbit of information coming from the May 2007 issue of Game Informer has a bit more credibility than we would normally give it." It certainly makes sense, whilst the Internet Channel is nice it would be..

News: Bow Infront Of The Lego Wii Bowling Master

Bow Infront Of The Lego Wii Bowling Master

Bored guy creates the "WiigoBot" a Lego robot that bowls the perfect game of Wii Sports: Bowling. Seriously.

"You are looking at a Wii Remote mounted on a robotically controlled swing. A second motor is used to trigger the bowling, by first Pressing the A button and left arrow, and then holding down the B button, swinging, and finally releasing the B button." Check out the robowler in action:

News: Wii Goes Crusin'

Wii Goes Crusin'

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced it is the first cruise line to offer guests a chance to experience Wii on board its ships.

"With its active, engaging and inviting game experiences appealing to every age from kids to parents to grandparents, the Wii from Nintendo is a natural fit for Freestyle Cruising," said Colin Veitch, NCL's president and CEO. "With the addition of Wii to our..

News: Nintendo Fight Back Against Wii Modders

Nintendo Fight Back Against Wii Modders

Nintendo have introduced a new motherboard into the Wii production to combat recent "mod chips".

Reported recently by a number of sites, including technology magazine T3, it seems Nintendo have tried to block the gaps and stop the pirates. "The games giant has quietly slipped new motherboards into its consoles, narrowing the gap between critical solder points to less than a millimetre. It means..

News: Wii Winning The Console War?

Wii Winning The Console War?

Market research firm IDC predict Wii to be the market leader this coming fiscal year.

Those number monkey's over at GamesIndustry.biz have reported on a.. report.. by a "Market Research Firm" (aka Fortune Tellers) whom have predicted Wii to be the slight market share leader (over one third) for the coming year. "IDC believes hardware shipments of Nintendo's Wii will capture a little more than..

News: Reggie Talks Apple Merger

Reggie Talks Apple Merger

The stuff dreams are made of for all the shiny white plastic manufacturers around the world.

It's been a soft rumour for quite a while now, ever since we saw the first pictures of the gleaming white Wii console, Nintendo merging with Apple, Apple buying Nintendo, Steve Jobs appearing on the Nintendo stage at E3... alas its all pure geek speculation. Aussie Nintendo have reported on an interview..

News: GameCube Support Is Over

GameCube Support Is Over

In other news from the Kaplan interview it has been confirmed that Nintendo will now cease to support their GameCube console.

And although the first party support has officially ended - Kaplan believes there is still a strong market for the GameCube system: "... just like the PS2 sold really well this past holiday, GameCube is a great starter system - price, ease, games, cost of games. Every..

News: Is There A New Wii On The Way?

Is There A New Wii On The Way?

Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan seems to think so according to one of her responses to a Game Daily interview.

When asked if the Wii would see a relaunch similar to the DS or GBA he said: Sure, absolutely. You'll see the ways in which we do that. The response is overwhelmingly definitive yet it is not yet clear in what context the console will be relaunched. There has been talk of DVD compatible Wii's and..

News: Wii Prototypes

Wii Prototypes

Some weird and wacky Nintendo designs that didn't quite make it into production.

Okay this is old news, but I wanted to post it anyway for those that haven't seen it, here's a except from an article posted on DarkZero last year. "In all honesty we see two remotes that could have worked well - had we not seen todays version - and one lazy Wavebird redesign... then we see A GIANT STAR. Until..

News: Dj Wiij

Dj Wiij

Just incase you needed another use for your Wiimote.

You've probably already tried the Wiimote on your Mac, using DarwiinRemote, but haven't really found a use for it... until now. Look what we've come across recently, Wii DJing! "Welcome to DJ Wiij. The first and original djing website dedicated to using Nintendo Wiimotes. As much of a gimmick this looks like, it really works like a charm..

News: Half-Life Creator Likes Wii, Hates PS3

Half-Life Creator Likes Wii, Hates PS3

Gabe Newell describes the PS3 as a "total disaster on so many levels" but likes everything Nintendo are doing.

DigitalBattle.com have reported on an interview between Game Informer and PC games legend Gabe Newell whom was willing to share his views on the current gen console market. For those unaware of who Gabe is, he's one of the main guys at...

News: Nintendo Controller Wins Emmy Award

Nintendo Controller Wins Emmy Award

No, not the Wii but the NES controller! Nintendo's "D-Pad" shaped a next generation of games.

Nintendo has been awarded an Emmy for the original D-Pad on its Nintendo Entertainment System which debeted over 22 years ago in 1985. "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded Nintendo an Emmy® Award for its invention of the plus-shaped D-pad, one in a long string of Nintendo's..

News: I've Got A Wii, So Could You....

I've Got A Wii, So Could You....

Well, it's been a horrible few weeks trying to get a Wii, hearing their out of stock and lots of missions of ringing about, but today I head good news....

I heard Argos was trying to get Nintendo Wii's again as they sold out of their last batch. I rang up today and heard "there out of stock" what I didn't klnow is my mum rang 10 minutes before and the person she got hold of said "Argos updates..

News: Nintendo NOT Recalling Wrist Straps

Nintendo NOT Recalling Wrist Straps

Internet wild fire causes a problem again, Nintendo will replace broken straps but its certainly not a product recall.

It amazes me that professional media sites can get it so wrong, Nintendo have yesterday announced that they will replace any broken wrist straps free of charge but should not be considered a product recall (when a company asks specifically for people to return the product). Here's..

News: Wireless Sensor Bar For Wii

Wireless Sensor Bar For Wii

Cable not long enough?

No problem! Some clever little spark has managed to create a wireless sensor bar for Wii. Remember all those people that complained that the Wii's sensor bar was too short? Now there's a easy solution, wireless sensor bar, just what all those Projector types were after! "The Wireless Sensor Bar™ can be used with any...

News: Wii Has The Power...

Wii Has The Power...

... Glove. Just in case you missed it, here's the brand spanking new Power Glove for Wii.

When Wii was first announced, alot of people said "wait, isn't that just a power glove all over again?" Thankfully they were wrong, Wii has proved to accomplish exactly what the Power glove wanted to achieve on the NES over 15 years ago. It was only a matter of time before someone attached their Wiimote to a..

News: Are Nintendo Copycats?

Are Nintendo Copycats?

Is the Nintendo Wii Remote a rip?

While the answer to the question is most probably NO! A small company with a patented mouse-like product believe otherwise. The company ‘Interlink’ applied for a patent in 1997 and successfully received it in back in 2005, which describes a device that is held in one hand, has a trigger, and also a features something similar to laptop mouse pad or mouse..

News: Your Wii Check List

Your Wii Check List

The countdown is almost over, you have only 24 hours to prepare to Wii.

If you've not already pre-ordered your console, you could be in for a tough fight to get your hands on a Wii for launch day. If your in London maybe you should head down to the official launch at HMV as they should have a huge pile of Wii's. Otherwise you might find yourself buying an overpriced one on eBay. Know Your..