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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..

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..