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News: CryENGINE "Pretty Much Running" on Wii U

CryENGINE "Pretty Much Running" on Wii U

Can we expect a Crytek FPS, then?

Gamers wondering if Crytek's CryENGINE would run on the upcoming Wii U console can wonder no more, for the developer has spoken. In an interview conducted by Develop, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli expressed his desire to support "every platform that's a major player in the industry of gaming" with the studio's...

News: Over 1 Million 3DS Consoles Sold in Japan

Over 1 Million 3DS Consoles Sold in Japan

Software sales aren't too bad, either

The 3DS is approaching its forth month on the Japanese market, and video gaming magazine Enterbrain has reported that the handheld console has reached an important milestone in terms of hardware sales. It's taken the 3DS 13 weeks to surpass one million domestic sales, slightly slower than the original DS which...

News: Nintendo Reinforcing Western Development for Wii's Successor

Nintendo Reinforcing Western Development for Wii's Successor

Despite what some might think, Nintendo can't do everything by itself

Nintendo has a number of things to get right with the successor to the Wii, or else it risks facing more competition from its rivals than it needs to. Aside from setting a new paradigm in video gaming, Nintendo will have to build on the momentum that the launch of the 3DS has created, and if that's not enough to juggle, the..

News: Nintendo to Promptly Work On 3D Video Service After Upcoming 3DS Update

Nintendo to Promptly Work On 3D Video Service After Upcoming 3DS Update

Something other than games to enjoy

Nintendo is definitely trying to flex some of the multi-functional muscles of the 3DS as the company talks about providing something other than just games for its users. At the recent Financial Earnings Briefing, president and CEO Satoru Iwata reiterated Nintendo's plans to provide 3D video content for 3DS users after the scheduled system update in May..

News: Nintendo's Profits Show a Significant Drop, This Year Should Improve

Nintendo's Profits Show a Significant Drop, This Year Should Improve

Decreases in sales explained, and Nintendo's forecast for this fiscal year

Although Nintendo has claim to notable achievements with its hardware ― the DS has proved to be the best-selling handheld ever and global Wii sales have surpassed the 86 million mark, the company's profit numbers for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2011 show a significant drop. Net sales totaled 1,014.3 billion yen,..

News: 3DS Comes with Mario, Pikmin, Kirby, Link and Samus

3DS Comes with Mario, Pikmin, Kirby, Link and Samus

In card form, anyway

Last month we brought you a report on the 3DS's built-in software, in which we played one of the six augmented reality games that will come packaged with the 3DS. Now the machines have begun to make their way out to retailers, unboxing videos and pictures have started to show up online, with UK chain GAME showing off the other five cards included in the 3DS box boasting some..

News: Reggie: Steel Diver Makes Up for Lack of Zelda at Launch

Reggie: Steel Diver Makes Up for Lack of Zelda at Launch

Submarine game is "awfully compelling", says honcho

While we don't yet have a rock-solid launch line-up for 3DS in either North America or Europe, we do know that Nintendo's two top guys, Mario and Link, won't be making their appearances on the console before E3 in June. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says the titles will be released "when they're ready" whilst talking up..

News: The DS Isn't Just for Gaming, It Can Help With Shopping Too

The DS Isn't Just for Gaming, It Can Help With Shopping Too

Turning visits to the supermarket into a real-time strategy game

What makes technology so marvelous is the multitude of tasks we can get a single piece of hardware to do. Single women (and men, we suppose) can probably find more than one use for an electric toothbrush, drivers prone to getting lost can use their phone to make calls as well as turning it into a sat-nav device, and now it seems it's..

News: Don't Expect Any 3DS Titles From Epic Games Anytime Soon

Don't Expect Any 3DS Titles From Epic Games Anytime Soon

The VP thinks the system is less technically capable than a iPhone

During an online Game Developers Conference interview with Joystiq Mark Rein, the vice president at Epic Games, didn't sound too keen on the technical specifications of the 3DS. Declaring that the studio isn't working on any upcoming titles for the Nintendo handheld, he explained that: It's below our [minimum specifications], from..

News: See Plenty of New 3DS Games in Motion Right Here

See Plenty of New 3DS Games in Motion Right Here

Resident Evil: Mercenaries, Super Monkey Ball and more

Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Final Fantasy: Chocobo Tales, Super Monkey Ball and more all combine to make this 3DS software trailer a pretty tasty affair. Plenty of 3D games make their motion debuts, as well as with Capcom's Resident Evil: Revelations and recently announced Resident Evil: Mercenaries both looking absolutely fantastic.

News: Play with Augmented Reality with 3DS Pack-In Cards

Play with Augmented Reality with 3DS Pack-In Cards

Six special cards to enjoy AR

Whilst PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect press on with augmented reality games, Nintendo has a few tricks up its sleeve as well, bringing the genre to 3DS with six specially created cards to interact with 3DS's built-in software. If you're not sure what augmented reality is, it's a type of gaming that uses a camera to...

News: Man Sentenced Over Pirated DS Games

Man Sentenced Over Pirated DS Games

30 months prison and a whopping big fine

Captain Jack Sparrow's popularity proves that everybody loves a good pirate, but not when they're stealing money from hard working developers and gaming companies. A 38 year old man was found guilty of breaking Copyright Law by the Kyoto District Court on Monday for using the internet to distribute pirated...

Review: X-OOM Media Centre for Wii XE

X-OOM Media Centre for Wii XE

We've finally got our hands on a third party product that has seen alot of interest with our readers, but what is the verdict?

With X-OOM Media Centre for Wii™ enjoy your favourite collections of movies, photos, and music on your TV, via your Wii™. No need to transfer them to CD, DVD or other devices. All you need is your PC, your Wii™ and a network connection. Watch, manage and edit your..

News: Remember the Amazing Rolo and his Wii Loop Machine?

Remember the Amazing Rolo and his Wii Loop Machine?

Nutty digital artist Yann Seznec popped up on popular British TV show, Dragons Den, looking for investors for his Wii Loop Machine business.

We featured the Wii Loop Machine sometime last year, it looked like a pretty good idea at the time and clearly the developer is trying to move things along. Look out, Miyamoto. A Scottish independent games developer has devised some Wii software that trumps..

News: Wii Storage Solution - Not as good as it sounds?

Wii Storage Solution - Not as good as it sounds?

Nintendo announce a "direction" of what they will do to fix the Wii's memory problem, but is it actually any good?

We have been listening to the customers, and we have been trying to come up with the solution that will not sacrifice the security nature of Wii but will cater to our customers' convenience. We will need more time to tackle it. But the basic direction has been decided, so I would like..

News: Play On Wii Selection

Play On Wii Selection

Nintendo also announce that a number of original Gamecube games are to be re-developed with Wii specific controls and re-released on Wii.

Furthermore, we are completely redesigning seven GameCube titles so that, starting from the end of this year, we will launch them as Wii titles. Our research has revealed that, due to the fact that the GameCube hardware had not sufficiently penetrated into the..

News: FreeLoader Disabled By Update

FreeLoader Disabled By Update

People using Datel's FreeLoader boot disc will be in for a shock today, Nintendo's latest Wii firmware update renders it useless.

IMPORTANT! - Compatibility with Wii Firmware 3.3x and higher Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control Wii Freeloader is not compatible with Wii firmware 3.3 and higher (released as an online update 17/07/2008). You can continue to use Wii Freeloader..

News: Fresh Mario Kart Wii Details Emerge

Fresh Mario Kart Wii Details Emerge

Cunning stunts are now included!

UK site Eurogamer has recently picked up on some more Mario Kart Wii details, thanks to US magazine Nintendo Power. We already know that the game will feature online play for up to 12 participants, but the big news here is that some kind of stunt system will also be included to spice up proceedings. Performing tricks during the race should also result in some kind..

News: X-OOM's Wii Media Center

X-OOM's Wii Media Center

Just incase you wanted to use for Wii for something other than games, X-OOM are soon to release a Media Center package for all your media needs.

X-OOM Media Centre for Wii will turn your Nintendo Wii into your own multimedia centre allowing you to watch movies, listen to music and view digital photos by streaming files directly from your PC onto the Wii using Wi-Fi. WATCH MOVIESRather than..

News: Opera Browser New Feature Details

Opera Browser New Feature Details

Opera have spilt the beans on their updated Wii Browser, including a new "Living Room" feature the first browser to have a multi-player mode!

"Today Opera Software and Nintendo released the much-anticipated full version of the Internet Channel, powered by the Opera browser. The Internet Channel can now be downloaded directly from the Wii Shop Channel on any connected Wii™ console. Nintendo and..