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News: Nintendo "Didn't Know What To Do" With The Wii Vitality Sensor

Nintendo "Didn't Know What To Do" With The Wii Vitality Sensor

Neuro-technology professor gives his take on the vapourware heart monitor

The Wii Vitality Sensor was announced in 2009 but has never seen the light of day — and Professor Roger Quy thinks he knows why. Speaking at the recent NeuroGaming Conference in San Francisco, Quy passed his own opinions on why the strange peripheral never made its way to...

News: Nintendo Sends Direct Wii U Marketing Message To Wii Owners

Nintendo Sends Direct Wii U Marketing Message To Wii Owners

A new step in the Wii U campaign

The Wii U isn't just an upgrade, it's an entirely new console. This is the most important bit of information in a message Nintendo has sent out to Wii owners, emphasizing that there is in fact a difference between the two systems. It's time to discover Wii U. Wii U is the all-new home console from Nintendo. It's...

News: The Monster Hunter Tri Servers Will be Shutdown Today

The Monster Hunter Tri Servers Will be Shutdown Today

The end of hunting season

While a number of gamers can be found lurking on the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate online Wii U servers at all hours of the day, we feel it's worth paying a humble tribute to its predecessor, Monster Hunter Tri. Why do this? Because today is the last day when the Wii title's servers will be open for online multiplayer —...

News: House Of The Dead: Overkill Rises From The Grave On Mobile Phones

House Of The Dead: Overkill Rises From The Grave On Mobile Phones

Sega's Wii classic makes the jump from consoles to smartphones

Sega's Wii shooter The House of the Dead: Overkill has been ported to iOS and Android. Retailing for $4.99 (approximately £3.90), the game transports the expletive-filled zombie-blasting action of the Nintendo original to the small screen of your iOS or Android device. Here's the full...

News: Nintendo to Pull the Plug on Several Online Wii Channels

Nintendo to Pull the Plug on Several Online Wii Channels

Pour one out for News cat this summer

Better get those last rounds in with the Wii's Channels before Nintendo starts flickering the lights at closing time, as the company has announced that a chunk of the console's quirky online features are shuttering on 28th June. This will effect the Forecast, News, Everybody Votes, Check Mii Out and Nintendo...

News: Cliff Bleszinski Likens The Wii To A "Virus"

Cliff Bleszinski Likens The Wii To A "Virus"

Outspoken designer agrees with earlier comment by ex-Epic colleague

Back in 2008, Epic's Mike Capps described the Wii as a "virus" which infected gamers in the short-term but didn't leave any lasting impression. He said: It's a virus where you buy it and you play it with your friends and they're like, "Oh my God that's so cool, I'm gonna go buy...

News: Nintendo Working On Wii Remote Fast Charging Battery Pack

Nintendo Working On Wii Remote Fast Charging Battery Pack

Online survey points to long-awaited accessory release

If there's one thing that really annoys us about using Wii Remotes in the Nintendo Life office, it's the fact that you need a constant supply of AA batteries on hand at all times, or a stock of rechargeable AA batteries which take ages to fully juice-up. Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 feature...

News: Pandora's Tower Release Date Announced for North America

Pandora's Tower Release Date Announced for North America

The slaying and serving up of monsters is set for 16th April

The forecast for the final Operation Rainfall title is shaping up: XSEED Games has announced that Pandora’s Tower for the Wii will begin hitting North American stores on 16th April. Pandora’s Tower sees chain-wielding protagonist Aeron taking on The Thirteen Towers, in order to slay...

News: UK Gamers Rate Wii As "Best Ever" Console

UK Gamers Rate Wii As "Best Ever" Console

2,000 GAME customers cast their vote

A survey of GAME customers in the United Kingdom has revealed that the general public rates the Wii as the world's best ever console. The high street chain quizzed 2,000 of its customers to obtain the information, and the Wii claimed 15% of the total vote. The Super Nintendo was the next most popular Nintendo...

Ninterview: Meet Adam Howden - Voice Actor For Shulk

Meet Adam Howden - Voice Actor For Shulk

This is the Monado's power!

Xenoblade Chronicles is an epic adventure on Wii, receiving universal praise from critics and gamers alike. Its release was so desired that it partly prompted fan-movement Operation Rainfall, and was the first of a trio of fantastic JRPGs to be localised for the West - The Last Story being second, and Pandora's Tower...

News: Wii Mini Generating Little Interest in The UK

Wii Mini Generating Little Interest in The UK

Maybe the cold weather is putting people off...

The Wii Mini emerged as a Canadian exclusive back in December and, relatively speaking, it did reasonably well - shifting 35,700 units between its launch and 31st January. This lead Nintendo to bring the bizarre little console to other markets - one of which was the UK, where it was rele

Video: Possibly the Most Legendary Zelda Cake Ever

Possibly the Most Legendary Zelda Cake Ever

Seriously, this is ridiculous

Some video game fans, particularly those in the Nintendo camp, sure go to a lot of trouble to demonstrate just how much they love their chosen games or franchises. It also seems that there's no better combination than big gaming fans doing something for their own little gamers, as this cake based on The Legend of...

News: Another Study Claims Playing Wii Can Benefit Surgeons

Another Study Claims Playing Wii Can Benefit Surgeons

An hour a day keeps the doctor away

Way back in 2008, while most of the world was getting to grips with the wonder of the Nintendo Wii, a group of researchers was looking into how the system could help with important medical procedures. That's right, a US study discovered that surgeons performed their duties much more effectively and efficiently...

Feature: Series Reboots That Have Divided Gamers

Series Reboots That Have Divided Gamers

They did WHAT with [insert treasured franchise name here]?

There are some undeniable truths in life, death and taxes being two examples, and the video game industry has its own rules and obligations that can never be avoided. One of these revolves around reboots of treasured franchises — if you're going to "re-imagine" a popular character or...

News: Wireless Wii Portal Inspires Skylanders Chess Invention

Wireless Wii Portal Inspires Skylanders Chess Invention

There's a use for those old Portals of Power after all

As you will have no doubt read, Skylanders Swap Force will require a new Portal and Starter Pack this year. Family Gamer TV owner and occasional Nintendo Life contributor Andy Robertson asked his kids what they should do with their old Portal of Power, and they came up with a version of Chess...

News: The Conduit Getting HD Remake For Mobile Tegra Devices

The Conduit Getting HD Remake For Mobile Tegra Devices

...but will it come to Wii U?

The Nvidia TegraZone website has been updated with game information for the mobile port of High Voltage Software's The Conduit, and it appears that the game will be receiving a HD update. Tegra-based chipsets can be found in smartphones and tablets. Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer for High Voltage Software,...

News: Wii Mini Shifts 35,700 Units in Canada

Wii Mini Shifts 35,700 Units in Canada

Who needs internet connectivity?

It's been announced recently that the Wii Mini is on its way to European shores. Once a Canadian-exclusive, the stripped down system cannot play anything other than Wii games, has no slot for an SD card and is unable to connect to the internet. So how has the Wii Mini done in Canada? Since its release on 7th...

News: Amazon UK Lists Wii Mini For £79.99

Amazon UK Lists Wii Mini For £79.99

...after initially giving it a price of more than £100

Nintendo has so far refused to stick a price on the Wii Mini — which is coming to the UK on March 22nd — which means it's up to retailers to come up with a figure. Amazon UK initially went with the rather obscure amount of £103.56, while rival online store ShopTo picked £84.85, which is...

News: Wii Mini Is Hitting The UK On March 22nd

Wii Mini Is Hitting The UK On March 22nd

Don't all rush out at once

The Wii Mini — otherwise known as the hardware revision that nobody asked for — is coming to the UK on March 22nd. The system was launched last year as a Canadian exclusive, but we'd recently heard rumours that it was getting a wider release this year. A scaled-down edition of the original Wii console — which has...

Rumour: Wii Mini on the Way to Europe

Wii Mini on the Way to Europe

Just, well... because

Remember the Wii Mini, released in Canada late last year? With a top-loading disc-drive, no online connectivity of any kind, SD slot or even support for component cables. It's the basic Wii with much stripped out to allow an even lower retailer price than the standard last-gen model, no doubt targeting those on exceptionally...

News: Cars Confirmed As Another Disney Infinity Play Set

Cars Confirmed As Another Disney Infinity Play Set

Parents, hide your wallets!

Ahead of the summer release of Disney Infinity on Wii U, 3DS and Wii, we can expect Disney to continually reveal more details about the optional extras that we'll be able to buy. Like Activision's Skylanders series, there'll be all manner of toys that unlock characters, as well as other add-ons that'll act as buffs for...

News: John Lasseter Speaks of His Appreciation For Video Games

John Lasseter Speaks of His Appreciation For Video Games

Pixar's chief creative officer is excited by Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity is due to be released this summer on Wii U, Wii and 3DS as well as other platforms, and it looks to be Disney Interactive's most ambitious project yet. It allows the player to scan real-life toys into the virtual world from all sorts of Disney universes like The Nightmare...