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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..

News: Wii Is AiLive

Wii Is AiLive

Nintendo announces a partnership with American AI company AiLive to bring Wii developers a very useful piece of motion capture software.

Ever wondered how the games developers programed the Wii mote to recognise your hands movement? Turns out, they don't have to! Nintendo have partnered with AiLive's "LiveMove" software that teaches the Wii what to look for in a particular movement. "The Wii..

News: Miyamoto Says The Wii Hardware Is Basically A GC

Miyamoto Says The Wii Hardware Is Basically A GC

Shigeru Miyamoto recently made a very interesting statement, in a recent interview with gamebrink.com, he said that Nintendo's upcoming gaming system is nothing more than an upgraded Gamecube.

"The hardware is basically a Gamecube. We've upgraded our development tools to new versions but, you can still use Gamecube programs as they are. With that in mind, I thought we could remake Gamecube titles..

News: Wii Opera Browser Free Until June 2007

Wii Opera Browser Free Until June 2007

Good news for early adopters; The Nintendo Wiis Opera web browser will be free to download until June 2007.

A press released by Opera today has stated that the Wii web browser will be free to download until June 2007. The browser will not cost a thing once downloaded. After that you will be required to use up your Wii points to download the browser. Opera have also stated what their web browser..

News: European Wii Launch Details

European Wii Launch Details

Europe gets the Wii a little later and more expensive than everywhere else.

Here is what we in Europe have been waiting for. The Wii will launch on the 8th December 2006 at an estimated retail price of £179 (249 Euros), bundled with Wii Sports. At launch there will be "around" 20 software titles so check the Launch Game News Article for those. There will also be about 15 Virtual Console titles in..

News: Wii.com Opens American Page

Wii.com Opens American Page

Inside are video's explaining the various functions preformed in the different channels.

When the Japanese site opened a few days ago I was expecting quite a wait before any other region appears on Wii.com. But to my surprise I checked this morning and saw that the American site is now also live. Hopefully this means that both the European and Australian sections are both close to completion as..

News: Region Free Wii With No DVD Playback

Region Free Wii With No DVD Playback

Nintendo have delivered a couple more surprises since their conference, by announcing that they are dropping the DVD playback but supporting region free games.

Very few people were actually excited about the DVD attachment for Wii, most people have a DVD player nowadays so whats the point? Its a good move that allows Nintendo to focus their efforts onto some other, more desired, peripherals. The..

News: Wii 'channels'

Wii 'channels'

Information about Wii's menus surface from Nintendo's press conference earlier today.

Here's the info direct from Nintendo: The Wii™ console will revolutionize how people play games. But more importantly, it will entice new players into the world of video games by offering a variety of entertainment, information and communication Channels that add value to the console and make it a device that..

News: US And Japanese Wii Launch Details

US And Japanese Wii Launch Details

The Wii will launch in North and South America before Japan!

Nintendo have announced launch plans for most of the world, with the PAL territories to follow in the Nintendo Europe conference tomorrow. Wii will launch in the US on the 19th of November and on the 2nd of December in Japan Wii will cost $250 US in America (about £133) In Japan the console will be priced at 25,000 Yen in Japan (about..

News: IBM Starts To Ship The Wii Chips

IBM Starts To Ship The Wii Chips

The hardware developer IBM, today announced that the shipping of the "Broadway" processor for Nintendo's upcoming console, the Wii, has started.

The "Broadway" processor is the heart of the Wii, and it is being developed by IBM. According to IBM, the processor has up to a 20% reduction in power consumption, and it also produces less heat, compared to the "Gekko" processor for the Gamecube,..

News: PAL PlayStation 3 Launch Delayed Until March 2007

PAL PlayStation 3 Launch Delayed Until March 2007

Due to Blu-Ray production problems, Sony have decided to hold fire on the European, Australasia, Russia, the Middle East and African PlayStation 3 release.

Originally set for a worldwide release across the space of a week, Sony have had to reduce shipments to Japan and America and hold back on the European release for another 4 months. People in the PAL territories are not the only ones affected,..