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  • News 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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • News 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

    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

    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'

    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...

  • News 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

    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

    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,..

  • News Gamecube Pad Will Not Work With Wii Twilight Princess

    It's been confirmed the question most of us have been asking, the gamecube controller will not be compatible with the wii version of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was announced at E3 this year that it would be released in two formats. A GameCube version and a Wii version. Both versions will launch simultaneously beside the Wii. Since the announcement there have..

  • News Amazon.co.uk DS Lite Deal

    Get yourself a DS Lite plus a top DS Game for £109.99 thanks to Amazon.co.uk

    The deal announced this evening allows anyone to get their hands on a brand spanking new DS Lite plus one of the following games: Big Brain Academy Prof. Kawashima's: Brain Training: How old is your Brain? New Super Mario Bros Metroid Prime Hunters Animal Crossing: Wild World Tetris DS 2006 FIFA World Cup Ice Age 2 Mario..

  • News Latest Wii Date & Price Rumours

    IGN & SPOnG both publish articles suggesting release date of Nov 2nd or Nov 12th for $229

    It's been a little while since someone said they knew the Wii date & price. It seems sources have told IGN that the elusive date will be either November 2nd or November 12th - possibly depending on region. "A number of big-name publishers are set to release their Wii games in mid-to-late October,..

  • News DS Browser Details

    Nintendo reveal official details of the DS Browser, to be released in Europe on October 6th.

    Europeans should expect the same as the Japanese, there will be two versions of the DS Browser, one for original DS and one for DS Lite. These two versions are to accommodate the different sized GBA slots found in the different models. "The Nintendo DS Browser is a convenient web browser, which enables..

  • News Nintendo & Microsoft Sued Over Patent Violation

    US company Anascape are attempting to sue both gaming giants, claiming patent infringements on both suppliers controllers.

    This isn't the first patent violation case in the games industry and surely won't be the last. The aim of the company claim is to seek damages and maybe even stop the companies using this technology in future. "A case in Texas district court, started by Anascape, Ltd.,..

  • News Why The DS Beat The PSP

    Life In Tech blogger analyzes the success of the DS compared to its flashy brother, the PSP.

    The article posted last week tells the tale of a simple gamer, whom bought both DS and PSP and how his thoughts about the subject when from: "When I was looking for a portable gaming system the Nintendo DS was out of the question; It was a kid's toy and nothing more." All the way to: Now, nearly..

  • News Nintendo Hints Towards Region Free Wii

    T3 reports on comments made by Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan and suggests possible region free approach.

    Let's face it, we'd all love to see Wii extended the region free success of the DS, let's hope Nintendo are listening. According to T3 Magazine, this could will be a possibility after comments from Perrin Kaplan, vice president of marketing and corporate communications in America. "the success..

  • News DS Sales Reach 21 Million Worldwide

    Nintendo announce sales figures for its handheld DS system in excess of 21,000,000 around the world.

    What was originally seen as abit of a risky idea for Nintendo, the DS system has surpassed all analysts expectations and still seems to be selling as strong as ever. Nintendo delivers on its promise to bring video gaming to the masses. In less than two years since its Nov. 21, 2004 launch, Nintendo..

  • News Nintendo Offering Repairing Service For Broken DS Lites

    In case your DS Lite has any cracked hinges, like few consumers have reported all over the net, then you are qualified to get your DS fixed by Nintendo of America.

    Following a number of online reports, Nintendo of America has offered free DS Lite repairs to anyone who calls their support line. Nintendo stated the following about cracked DS Lite Hinges: “In the U.S., the reported number of small..

  • News Wii Connect 24 - Slight Chance Of UK Problem

    Earlier at this years E3 it was unveiled that the Nintendo Wii would "always be on", this may be stopped in UK.

    Last week the UK government had its energy review and decided serious cutbacks need to be taken to reduce the levels of energy consumption. The potential threat for Nintendo is from the governments want to ban the standby feature on many household appliances, which include DVD's &..

  • News Wii Controller Details Slip Out

    Nintendo have let slip more information on the features of the Wii-mote, according to "official Wii developer documentation" obtained by IGN.

    With the recent influx of Wii related rumors flying around the Internet its hard to trust many of them. But when a source turns out to be IGN, one feels inclined to listen. In their article they have stated several new pieces of information regarding the..

  • News Final Fantasy III & Winning Eleven Themed DS Lite's

    It comes as no surprise to find out that Japanese gamers will be getting a limited edition FFIII DS lite when the game is released next month.

    Furthermore you probably won't be surprised to hear the fact that there has been no conformation of this DS reaching any areas outside of Japan (well, other than eBay at a silly price that is). According to SPOnG.com"The system will be bundled with..

  • News DS Breaks 5 Million Barrier In Europe

    Nintendo announce DS Lite sales in excess of 200,000 and total DS sales soaring over 5 million

    Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that the DS Lite has finally been launched in the UK, whilst the console didn't sell out Nintendo have announced today that the portable device still sold over 200,000 units. This has pushed the entire DS sales over the 5,000,000 mark. "The..

  • News DS Causes Four Year High For Nintendo

    BBC News reports strong growth for the Japanese games market, up over 30% on 2005.

    In a article published by BBC News, the future is very bright for Nintendo and the Japanese gaming industry. "Revenue from games and hardware totalled 277 billion Yen (£1.3 billion), up from 207 billion Yen in the same period of 2005." This is largely to-do with the success in handheld markets, Nintendo..

  • News Wii Gets In A Flap

    Nintendo rumour mongers are put to rest as an proper photos surfaces of the mystery flap.

    Just as Reggie explained a few days ago, the Wii console does indeed have a flap on the front panel. When lifted up, a SD card slot is revealed. "That is where an SD card goes. That's storage media. And on top are the attachments for the GameCube controllers. It will be one of the memory mediums, and it's..

  • News Nintendo React To Wii Launch Rumours

    After numerous sites start suggesting release dates left right and center, Nintendo put out an official response.

    Gamers who keep their ears to the ground would of seen the stink of rumours over the past week regarding the Wii launch date, even Sports Illustrated for Kids has been quoted as having the official release date. It seems Nintendo do indeed keep an eye on the rumour fires, and for once..

  • News Opera Launch Browser Mini Site

    Opera have recently launched a mini-site dedicated to its Nintendo adventures on both DS and Wii

    Opera's site now has further details about the DS Web Browser, this time in English. There's a whole section dedicated to tips and tricks that provide a good indication of how the browser works with your touch screen and stylus. "Forget the scrollbar - DS browser users prefer panning. When in..

  • News DS To Feature In Stormbreaker Movie

    Nintendo's portable wonder to appear in upcoming teen spy thriller movie "Stormbreaker".

    Nintendo has today announced its agreement with movie producers which will enable the DS to have an appearance as "the ultimate spy gadget" in the new "Stormbreaker" movie based on the first book in the popular Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. "After the murder of his uncle and guardian, the MI6..

  • News Nintendo Reveal Pink DS Lite

    Just in case that black DS Lite was looking abit too "manly", Nintendo will be releasing a "Noble Pink" edition in Japan

    The DS Lite section on Nintendo's Japanese website has today been updated with a new "color variation" titled simply "Noble Pink". Nintendo have been having problems keeping up with DS demand in recent months, even though they have increased they're production rate to over 2..

  • News First Pokemon Battle Revolution Video

    Iwata explains how Pokemon will extend connectivity between the handheld DS and Wii console.

    GoNintendo.com have found a copy of the Pokemon Battle Revolution trailer with English narration by Satoru Iwata. He explains how Nintendo expect to expand DS play with Wii. Apparently you will be able to connect with your copy of Pokemon Diamond/Pearl on Nintendo DS and use it as the controller for Wii..

  • News Wii Development Kits Under $1,800

    Satoru Iwata has stated that Wii development kits will be available for around $1,800 - one tenth the price of a PS3 dev kit.

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that third party support is certainly a priority for Wii's success. Often the cost of a development kit, the hardware required to create games, would waver a developer to swing towards a certain platform. We already know the Wii..

  • News US DS Lite Sales Surge

    Nintendo report 136,500 DS Lites sold in the first two days after launch, games sales increased also.

    Announced earlier this year, Nintendo decided the DS needed a little bit of a revamp. The re-designed DS, dubbed DS Lite is smaller, lighter and brighter than its older brother. After a strong Japanese launch, US retailers have continued the trend last week with the North American launch..

  • News Nintendo Confirm DS Lite Shipment Stolen

    Confirmation comes after rumours last week about a 'missing' shipment of DS Lite consoles bound for the UK

    Reports around the Internet last week were suggesting that a container loaded with DS Lite's had been stolen in Hong Kong. GamesIndustry.biz have now had confirmation from Nintendo about the 5 finger discount. "A number of White DS Lite made for the UK market were stolen in Hong Kong..

  • News Wii Before PS3?

    IGN.com suggest that the Wii might pip Sony to the finish line and launch first.

    After the lull of the Sony E3 Press Conference, one of the main pieces of information was the release date of the PS3. Remember remember the 17th of November, the day the PS3 will launch. However, this week IGN.com's Matt Casamassina has suggested that the Wii will in fact release first. "On top of everything..

  • News DS Lite Production Stepped Up

    Nintendo announce the increase in production of their DS Lite console set to meet global demand.

    Business watchers GamesIndustry.biz have revealed that production of the DS Lite is to be stepped up 25% in order to match global demand. "At present, the firm turns out around 1.6 million hardware units a month - but with 2.5 million units sold in Japan alone this year, and the hugely successful..

  • News When Old Becomes New

    Nintendo explain their strategy behind the Virtual Console and how it'll become a "new" platform for developers.

    Satoru Iwata has been explaining the concept behind the Virtual Console and Nintendo's alternative to the "single-minded approach of the industry at present". Whilst the Virtual Console acts as an instant library for all classic Nintendo titles, it's also a brand new platform for new..

  • News Wii Price + DS Connectivity

    Wii price by September, Iwata outlines the plans for how your DS and Wii will be the best of friends.

    Today, Nintendo's Satoru Iwata addressed Japanese journalists for the latest Nintendo sales figures. Most importantly, he told us we should expect a release date and final pricing for Wii by September. "Nintendo will announce the release date and price for its new family video-game console Wii..

  • News Multimedia Nintendo DS

    Turn your Nintendo DS and Lite into a fully multimedia player with Max's hardware addon.

    With this hardware addon you can listen to music, watch films and play emulators and run various programs, all can be stroed onto a flash card up to 8GB of storage. At the heart of MAX Media Dock is Datel’s exclusive MAX Media Player, supplied on a DS cart. Insert it into the slot used for DS games, and..

  • News Latest Wii Rumours

    More rumours appear on Nintendo's messages boards about the "remaining secret" of the Wii

    Forum junkies may think they've unearthed the final secrets from Nintendo Wii, sadly we're not so sure. Posted to Nintendo's very own message board is an article claimed to be sourced from the next issue of Game Informer magazine (those guys that had the Red Steel exclusive). "This article from the..

  • News Original DS - No More?

    According to Japanese retailers, Nintendo has stopped supplying them with shipments of the original Nintendo DS model.

    Good news for you collectors out there. Japanese retailers now believe that Nintendo may be done supplying them with original Nintendo DS models. Apparently Nintendo has done nothing but supplied them all with Nintendo DS Lite models for stock. Now that the the original DS has been..

  • News Wii May Have Launch Date & Games Price

    Information is slipping out around the web about the launch window for the Nintendo Wii.

    Cubed3 managed to talk to an unnamed inside source, who revealed that Nintendo does indeed have a planned launch date. "At the moment Nintendo are aiming to launch the Wii on November 6th... Nintendo aren't going to have an exact date in mind until they are sure they can meet the deadlines... they are very..

  • News The Story Behind Nintendo ON

    1up.com talk to the mastermind behind the 2005 Nintendo ON video and reveal all of its secrets.

    Casting your mind back to the weeks leading up to E3 2005 you may remember a video, a video that sent tingles all the way from your head, down your spine and into your toes. Nintendo ON was probably the most convincing Nintendo fake ever. In an article...

  • News Nintendo Storms Famitsu Survey

    The news from Japan is good, Nintendo tops the Famitsu reader survey, long live Nintendo.

    Wii all expect the Wii to do pretty well in the US and EU, but almost accept that it's not going to out gun the 360 or PS3 from the off, its just something about the Western market that saddens me, the so called "PlayStation generation" that only buy games that 1) have extreme violence or 2) have extreme..

  • News DS Lite Rumbled

    Thought you already bought your last rumble pack? Think again, DS Lite friendly Rumble Pak on the way.

    4cr have uncovered the rumble mystery that has cast its shadow over the DS Lite. If your one of the lucky few that have already got your dirty paws all over a crystal white DS Lite, you might of noticed that if you insert a DS Rumble Pak into the GBA slot it sticks out like Mario at a Sony Press..

  • News Wii Under £150?

    Nintendo UK confirm that the UK retail price for Wii will be "in-line" with the US and Japanese prices.

    Nintendo UK have spoken about the UK retail price, well not officially or anything, but to EuroGamer. Yesterday, Nintendo announced that the Wii will cost ¥25,000 or less and $250 or less when it goes on sale later this year - the equivalent of around £120 and £135. A spokesperson has since..

  • News No Dolby Digital For Wii

    IGN reports that currently the Wii will not support optical output and specifically Dolby Digital, Pro-Logic II remains.

    Recent article posted on IGN suggests that the official documentation supplied for Wii developers confirms that the system will not support Dolby Digital 5.1. "There is a single proprietary audio/video jack on Wii and users have the option to plug in different cables..

  • News Wrapstar Gets World Cup Fever

    Those crazy guys over at Wrapstar have decided to complete your World Cup and offer you some skins for your DS, word.

    If your a street-smart homie, you'll know you couldn't possibly take your DS to a World Cup match, until now. The home boys over at Wrapstar have launched a new World Cup range of skins for your portable friend. "Wrapstar, the sole retail provider of 'skins' for the PSP and..