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News: Nintendo Channel Gets An Update in North America

Nintendo Channel Gets An Update in North America

Easier to navigate and prettier to boot

Nintendo has rolled out the update that hit the Japanese Nintendo Channel a little while ago to North America today. The channel now includes a much-improved navigation system, the option to stream "high-quality" video, reworked game recommendation setup, a better statistics presentation and a whole bunch of other reworked things. Another nice touch..

First Impressions: Japanese Nintendo Channel Update

Japanese Nintendo Channel Update

Along with the 4.1J Wii system update, Japanese Wii owners have also received an updated Nintendo Channel!

The Nintendo Channel has long been a mixed bag: it provides Nintendo with a gateway into player's play habits (though you'd have thought this would be possible from the basic system given that the Wii has built-in networking capability) and also provides players with game trailers, short..

News: What Wii Owners Play

What Wii Owners Play

Handy-dandy chart action shows where we sink our time

Stephen Totilo, formerly of MTV Multiplayer and now over at Kotaku, is a very busy man. He writes a lot. He co-created "Hogan Knows Best." And now, he's tracking our Wii-playing stats. Since last September, he's been dutifully snagging the Nintendo Channel play statistics and putting them into convenient chart form to show just how..

News: Game Center CX Looks at the Virtual Console

Game Center CX Looks at the Virtual Console

Is Arino up to the challenge?

If you don't already know what Game Center CX is well, I'll tell you: a Japanese T.V. show which started out being about Japanese arcades and retro games, with a "challenge" featuring Shinya Arino, a Japanese comedian with meagre gaming skills. The series has had its own DS game (released in the west as Retro Game Challenge) and a sequel has just been..