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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..

News: Wii Hits One Million Sales As Japan Welcome The Revolution

Wii Hits One Million Sales As Japan Welcome The Revolution

As Wii is unleashed onto the Japanese market more than 1000 gamers were reported to be outside various Tokyo stores as they awaited the opening of shops.

Nintendo made 400,000 consoles into the Japanese market which meant that a lot of gamers were left empty handed as demand far outstripped supply. This means we can conclude that coupled with Nintendo's statement of the Wii selling over 600,000..

News: Connect NES And SNES Controllers To Your Wii

Connect NES And SNES Controllers To Your Wii

Retrozone, an American company, have developed an adapter for the Wii which plugs straight into the USB port of your Wii that will allow you to connect up your NES and SNES controllers.

While the adapter will add nothing but nostalgia to playing your Virtual Console games some purists may find this expansion to be an essential purchase. Each adapter will cost $19 (plus a $6 shipping cost for US..

News: DS Top Platform In 2006

DS Top Platform In 2006

Figures from UK game-research outlet Chart Track have shown the DS to be the number one choice of gaming hardware in 2006 - beating stiff competition from the likes of the Playstation 2 and XBOX 360.

According to Chart Track a total of 2 million consumers in the UK are now kitted out with a Nintendo DS unit. This really has been a mammoth month so...

News: Nintendo Says: Don't Let Go Of The Wiimote

Nintendo Says: Don't Let Go Of The Wiimote

Nintendo respond to the dumb gamers that forgot to hold onto their Wiimotes, its that simple people!

Just incase you didn't realise, when you swing your Wiimote around, you shouldn't let go of it. All sorts of Wii-accidents can happen, from simple TV explosions to broken noses. Please be careful with your Wii! "Wear the wrist strap. Make sure that all players using the Wii Remote are wearing..

News: EBay Sales Figures For Wii & PS3

EBay Sales Figures For Wii & PS3

Internet auction site eBay have released figures of the amount of PS3's and Wii's sold in the first 7 days after launch.

It was pretty much expected after the whole Xbox 360 thing that alot of PS3 and Wii consoles would appear on eBay, but exactly how many were there? It seems the auction site saw nearly 30,000 of each console over the launch period. "From November 19 through November 24,..

News: Can You Handle The Wii Pain?

Can You Handle The Wii Pain?

Unfit Americans complain about the Wii, "mommy, it made me move my arms", perhaps a lawsuit waiting to happen?

In the country where lawsuits are far to common, are Nintendo looking down the barrel of a gun? We've seen multiple reports of gamers "complaining" of aches and pains caused by hours of Wii action. "I woke up Saturday morning after a Friday filled with at least 10 hours of playing..

News: Wii AV Hardware Guide

Wii AV Hardware Guide

Confused by what cable goes where? We dive into the world of AV and try and explain what's hot and what's not.

Much like the world of computers, the abyss that is AV can be just as confusing. We're going to take you though both audio and video standards and give you an idea of what does what. VideoDisplay technology has exploded over the past 5 years, you'd be living under a rock if you hadn't..

News: Use Your DS For Midi?

Use Your DS For Midi?

Homebrew scene comes up with another clever use of the DS interface, a MIDI controller!

Joystiq have reported that a small group of homebrew developers (Tobias "0xtob" Weyand and Collin "TheRain" Meyer) in Germany are currently developed a system dubbed "DS Midi WiFi" that allows the DS to exchange MIDI data with a PC. "The exchange works both ways, so users can tap out tunes on their touch..

News: My First Day Of Wii

My First Day Of Wii

It's finally here, the Wii has arrived in the UK and its time to play.

The sun rose over a cold and bitter English morning, it was like any other normal day, except today the Wii would finally be in my hands. 7.00am - I wake to the annoying sound of my alarm clock, usually it gets a beating but today I was nice, it was time to get up (unusually early for me) as I had an appointment in Leicester at..

News: Amazon.co.uk Wii Preorder Sells Out In 2 Minutes

Amazon.co.uk Wii Preorder Sells Out In 2 Minutes

Amazon.co.uk finally allowed pre-orders for the Wii console this morning, however huge demand means they were gone within 2 mins.

If you'd hadn't already secured your pre-order with a local retailer, online was the next best choice. Amazon recently announced that they would be taking pre-orders on its website from 9am Tue 21st of Nov, today. Although 40 minutes later than scheduled, the online..

News: Oh Nos, Wii Broke It

Oh Nos, Wii Broke It

Popular Science's John Mahoney decided to rip apart his Wii, quite literally.

Ever get the urge to just take something apart? Well it seems PopSci got pretty bored with their Wii, they only played it for one afternoon and then took the darn thing apart. "The plan was simple: carefully disassemble the little white box and controllers for a detailed inside look, then re-assemble it with ease and..

News: Nintendo Wiimote

Nintendo Wiimote

Nintendo's Wiimote taking the fun out of gaming, bad style...

As the Wii has launched in US, dozens of complaints have been aroused. The straps on the Wiimote have been snapping under pressure of hyperactive Americans, having fun with their Wii, or so they thought... This guy was playing on his Wii, then the wristband snapped and hit into his tv, cracking the TV screen.Poor TV Here is a video of..