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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..

News: Wii Launch USA

Wii Launch USA

America prepares for the launch of Nintendo's new console, the wait is finally over.

The Wii train is approaching the station, finally the mass market will be able to get their hands on the Wii console and we'll all know first hand, if Nintendo's gamble has paid off. What's all the fuss about? "The most important advance for video games in the last 10 years was the introduction of Super Mario..

News: Joytech Announce Accessory Line For Nintendo Wii

Joytech Announce Accessory Line For Nintendo Wii

Joytech has released a number of Wiimote peripherals

Sports Pack:Further enhancing the realism of Wii™ sporting software, the Wii™ Sports Pack features three separate accessories: A Racing Grip, Golf Grip and Racket Grip, which each attach quickly and safely to the Wii™ Remote, transforming the game play experience. Designed to match the aesthetics of the Wii™ Remote, the Wii™ Sports..

News: Nintendo Originally Planned $100 Wii

Nintendo Originally Planned $100 Wii

BusinessWeek Tokyo correspondent Kenji Hall recently talked with two members of the development team, Shigeru Miyamoto and veteran designer Ken'ichiro Ashida, about developing the Wii.

The two Japanese veterans were quizzed about various aspects of the Wii development cycle, here's a selection of answers that are of significant interest. "Miyamoto: We started work on the Wii around the time..

News: Wii's Competition

Wii's Competition

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you'll probably already know all about the Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3, if not we've compiled a brief guide to get you started.

Every single time a new console gets released, the industry gets caught up in the “Next Generation” buzz-phrase. What does it actually mean? Generally...

News: European Nintendo Wii Packaging

European Nintendo Wii Packaging

Nintendo have sent us some very sleek pictures of the European packaging for some of the Nintendo Wii's peripherals and we thought it best to share them with you.

The pictures do confirm that you will be able to use RGB Scart for connecting your Wii to the television, which is good news for all those that weren't sure whether the Wii would work on...

News: Nintendo Wii Upgrade?

Nintendo Wii Upgrade?

Sonic Solutions have unveiled that Nintendo has chosen the Sonic Cineplayer CE DVD Navigator application to bring high-quality DVD viewing to a future version of the console to be released in the latter half of 2007.

Based on the same technology as that used in Hollywood, the Sonic Cineplayer CE DVD Navigator will bring exceptional quality DVD playback to the Nintendo Wii aswell as advanced modes..

News: The Wii Controller

The Wii Controller

How can something that looks exactly like a TV remote controller be innovative and unique?

And most important, how the hell do you play games with it? Those are questions that keep popping up everywhere when people are hearing about Nintendo's new control system. And they are absolutely legitimate questions, but after reading this article, you might be able to answer them yourself. The Wii..

News: Excite Truck Custom Soundtracks

Excite Truck Custom Soundtracks

Following the success of custom soundtracks in XBOX games it seems that Nintendo have jumped on board with a similar feature for their high octane racer Excite Truck.

US review copies have confirmed the rumour that you will be able to upload a total of 100 tracks from an SD card into the game to be used as a soundtrack. You simply insert an SD card with your MP3's loaded onto into the Nintendo..

News: Wii Prepares For Launch

Wii Prepares For Launch

Nintendo state that its production facility in North Bend is working around the clock to get shipments ready.

Along with the news, Nintendo have issued us with some photos from inside the warehouse, just to make us drool even more. There's a pretty snazy shot taken of copies of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess making their way down a conveyor belt at the production facility in North Bend,..

News: Importing Wii Guide

Importing Wii Guide

Tired of Europe getting games last? Considered importing? Here's everything you need to know..

I'm sure you've all heard the story, Europe always gets treated the worst in the games industry. It's the last region to get the games. Companies such as Nintendo often release a game first in the US or Japan, then three to six months later when they've all finished playing it they decide to release the..

News: Wii Wins Popular Science Grand Award

Wii Wins Popular Science Grand Award

Nintendo's new console wins a "Best of Whats New 2006" award from Popular Science magazine.

Awarded in the "Home Entertainment" category, the "Grand Award" shows that Nintendo have some something right. What many considered as a "gimmick" is already receiving critical acclaim around the world. "Remember when videogames were fun? When the controllers had only a couple buttons and you didn’t..

News: Introducing Wii

Introducing Wii

Load your guns and sharpen your knives, 'cause the war is coming. We are anticipating one of the greatest struggles known to men, as the three champions are getting ready. This is the console war, it's going to be bloody, it's going to be dirty, and the future of the game industry is depending on this.

Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. But it is indeed a spectacular year we have ahead of us,..

News: Wii Demand Grows

Wii Demand Grows

Reggie expects a Wii success as we draw closer to the US launch in just over two weeks.

Nintendo is mobilizing the largest worldwide video game console launch in at least a decade, with approximately 4 million Wii™ systems available globally during the six weeks between Wii's Nov. 19 launch in the Americas and the end of 2006. "Although the largest share of that worldwide allotment will go..

News: The Pink DS Lite Is Finally Here

The Pink DS Lite Is Finally Here

Good news for all you pink-loving people out there, the pink version of Nintendo's extremely successful handheld console just hit the store shelves in both Europe and the US, so grab your wallet and run to the nearest gaming shop to get yourself one of these beauties.

For those of you who have always wanted a Nintendo DS, but didn't find the current spectrum of available colours appealing; this is..

News: UK Get Wii Component Cables In Stores

UK Get Wii Component Cables In Stores

Nintendo UK today confirm that all Wii accessories will be available through the normal retail outlets.

EuroGamer recieve confirmation from Nintendo UK regarding the sale of Wii accessories, and most importantly the EDTV Component cable. "Earlier this week, IGN reported that American gamers would be forced to buy their US$ 29.99 component cables off the Internet, through Nintendo's store, Best..

News: More Controller Shells

More Controller Shells

Vemon are releasing three shells for your wii-mote joy.

Yesterday we told you that you will be able to buy Ubisoft's steering wheel shell separately for racing games, now we have discovered another steering wheel and two other shells from company Venom. It would appear Venom are currently producing three shells for attaching to your wii-mote to make the games fell more like-like. The three are:..

News: Wii Wheel Available As Standalone

Wii Wheel Available As Standalone

Ubisoft's Wii Wheel attachment will be both bundled with GT Pro Series, Monster 4X4 and sold separately

If you missed the news earlier in the month, Ubisoft unveiled a "Wii Wheel" attachment that'll be bundled with its driving games. Essentially the wheel is a shell for your Wii Mote which allows you to hold and turn it more like a steering wheel. However Ubisoft have now confirmed to Gamespot that..

News: Wii Interface Revealed?

Wii Interface Revealed?

CVG post some images displaying the Wii interface for playing games, Mii creator and Web Browsing.

There's been much speculation as to what the Wii system will look like, it seems Nintendo have gone with a rather simplistic design, which is clean, bold and easy. "The simple-looking web browser will be controlled using the Wii Remote's pointer. A panel across the bottom of the screen appears to..

News: Wii Component Cables To Be Sold Online

Wii Component Cables To Be Sold Online

Kotaku report that 480p compatible component cables for Wii will only be available online.

For the growing number of Nintendoers that have HD Ready displays, we've been waiting for news on availability of component cables for Wii. These are the AV cables capable of delivering the superior "progressive scan" signal from the Wii. "A spokesperson for the company told IGN Wii this morning that the..