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  • News Dolphin Emulator Now Allows Wii Shop Access and Purchases

    About as legit as emulation can get

    The Dolphin emulator is well known in its particular scene, especially for its ability to run Wii and GameCube titles in HD - that was an especially big deal when Nintendo was still all about 480p. It's still under continual development, and its team has come up with a rather surprising and neat update. In...

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  • News Just Dance 2017's Best-Selling Version is on Wii

    Don't stop 'til you get enough

    The UK chart results are in, and from a Nintendo perspective they're rather grim. Aside from the harsh current realities of Wii U and 3DS game sales in the UK, however, this week's results have a quirky side-note that we just had to share. First of all, a quick rundown of what's happening at the top of the charts...

  • Video Learn About the Factor 5 Dungeons & Dragons Game That Was Pitched For Wii

    Console power and license costs got in the way

    Factor 5 was a big player in the Nintendo 64 and GameCube eras, in particular, well-known for its Star Wars games. Yet after the relationship with LucasArts fell away the developer was looking for new licenses that could drive its projects. Factor 5 eventually came to the idea of a Dungeons &...

  • News The Wii Is Getting A New Retail Game This November

    But don't get too excited...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8f16ImDpTM Nintendo officially put the Wii out to pasture when it launched the Wii U back in 2012, but the system - which has sold over 100 million units globally - isn't entirely dead yet. Publisher Bigben Interactive is preparing to launch The Voice on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and -...

  • News Former Sony Boss Jack Tretton Lavishes Praise On Nintendo And The Wii

    "I think everyone discounted the Wii initially"

    Former Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Jack Tretton has admitted in an interview with IGN that he - like so many in the games industry - underestimated the Wii when it was first announced. The console followed the underperforming GameCube and took risks by opting for weaker...

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  • Feature ​The Making Of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    We speak to Sam Barlow about the Wii horror classic

    The Silent Hill series has long been one of gaming's horror greats, often bringing a subtle and mature approach to the genre thanks to its deep characterisation and mature themes. With the high-profile cancellation of Silent Hills on PS4 and Konami's insatiable lust for Pachinko machines showing...

  • News Concept Art Surfaces from the Cancelled 'Epic Donald'

    Epic Mickey could've been a trilogy

    Remember Epic Mickey? Junction Point's ambitious, decision-centric platformer drew a lot of attention with it's unique art direction and supposedly dark themes for Disney's most popular mouse, but the game was met with mixed reception upon release. The team tried once more with Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,...

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December2015

  • News New Super Mario Bros. Wii Looks Set to Hit Europe on 7th January

    Wahoo!

    Though the Wii U Virtual Console is missing a few obvious platforms and release - ahem, GameCube - it has brought some goodies. One of the welcome additions has been Wii downloads; a number of excellent games have arrived, including some that are relatively hard to find or expensive in physical form. It's certainly had its successes in terms...

  • News Super Mario Galaxy May Arrive on the North American Wii U eShop on 24th December

    A festive treat

    A number of Wii titles have now made their way to the Wii U eShop, and there could be a rather wonderful pre-Christmas treat on the North American store. Following a recent ESRB rating, Super Mario Galaxy's official game page on Nintendo of America's website is now listing it for a 24th December release, at the standard $19.99 price...

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    Trauma Drama

    Back in the early days of the Nintendo DS, Trauma Center: Under the Knife was a standout example of how the then-new touch screen controls could provide a fresh experience on the go. Atlus would then take its anime-pumped surgery games to the Wii, translating touch controls to motion controls, and found a winning combination there as...

  • Talking Point Nintendo is Right to Move On From the Wii Family Name With NX

    Perfect for its time, but change is due

    Earlier this week TIME shared an intriguing interview with Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, and one of the topics raised regarded the NX and the fact it won't be the 'next' in the Wii / Wii U line of systems. That's been reasonably clear for quite some time, as comments around the new hardware (to be...

  • Feature There and Back Again - A Xenoblade Tale

    How Monolith Soft’s Magnum Opus brought Gonçalo Lopes back to JRPGs

    In this article Gonçalo Lopes, better known to many as music composer and arranger Shiryu, talks about the lasting impact that Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii has had on his gaming life. Being a European PAL gamer in the early '90s was pretty cool. Yet being a well-informed...

November2015

  • Music Have a Listen to the Rodea the Sky Soldier Soundtrack

    Soaring high

    Rodea the Sky Soldier is out now in North America and is imminent in Europe, and is a title that's been years in the making. It had a sticky route to release, yet for some eager followers that'll matter little - especially as it's a Nintendo exclusive and the original work of Yuki Naka. Although it has shortcomings we gave it a...

  • News Beenox Won't Be Working on Spider-Man Games Anymore

    Moving on to greener pastures

    As some of you may be aware, Beenox has more or less been the studio responsible for the Spider-Man video games for the past several years. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, and both of The Amazing Spider-Man games all came from this studio, which is a rather impressive feat given how quickly...

  • Video A Wii Wave Race Project Got Far Enough to Have Its Own Patents

    Ultimately turned down by Kyoto management

    When we consider long-abandoned Nintendo franchises we'd like to see again, there's always a chance - if it's a top 10 - that Wave Race will come up within such lists. Those with fond memories of the Nintendo 64 may reminisce over its entry, even if the Game Boy original passed many by, while its last...

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