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News: UK Store GAME Now Selling Original Wii Consoles For Just £35

UK Store GAME Now Selling Original Wii Consoles For Just £35

Even less reason to consider picking up a Wii Mini, then

As part of its summer hardware and software sale, UK video game retailer GAME is now selling Wii consoles for just £35 (around $50 / €40). That's a considerable saving on the recently-released Wii Mini, which lacks internet connectivity, doesn't have an SD card slot and won't run on...

News: Satoru Iwata - Tech Limitations Held Wii Vitality Sensor Back, But Launch is Still Possible

Satoru Iwata - Tech Limitations Held Wii Vitality Sensor Back, But Launch is Still Possible

It has a pulse

Ah, the Vitality Sensor. Remember that? It was shown off at E3 2009, leading to the raising of many eyebrows as Nintendo President Satoru Iwata pitched its ability to track the pulse and other readings, and explained how it could be suitable for games of relaxation. It's gone down as one of Nintendo's quirkiest product announcements,...

News: Nintendo Wins Another Patent Battle, This Time Over MotionPlus

Nintendo Wins Another Patent Battle, This Time Over MotionPlus

That legal team is on fire

Nintendo faces its fair share of patent battles, which in most cases — not all, with a notable loss on 3DS screen technology — go the Kyoto company's way. Plenty of these disputes focus on the Wii and its various peripherals, which is more than likely due to the console's phenomenal sales success and its various...

News: Xbox 360 Sales Set to Pass the Wii's in the UK

Xbox 360 Sales Set to Pass the Wii's in the UK

Dem FPS and footie gamez

The Wii has kicked some serious booty in terms of global sales, getting close to 100 million sales and 'winning', at the time of writing, its generation of systems. That impressive success can mask the fact that the diminutive console has seen momentum go off the cliff since early 2012, as games dried up and the Wii U...

News: A Study Suggests the Wii Could be Used to Improve the Balance of Parkinson's Sufferers

A Study Suggests the Wii Could be Used to Improve the Balance of Parkinson's Sufferers

Could reduce fall risks as part of exercise routine

We know the Wii brand has often been promoted to push activity and fitness, but a preliminary study reported in Medpage Today suggests that Wii games, and specifically the Balance Board, can play a role in strengthening the balance of Parkinson’s patients. According to the report, the “use of...

News: Nintendo Succeeds in Wii Fit Balance Board Patent Appeal

Nintendo Succeeds in Wii Fit Balance Board Patent Appeal

Original decision in the company's favour is upheld

Nintendo, and particularly the Wii, have faced a number of patent challenges in recent years. In most cases Nintendo has emerged as the victor, with a loss on the 3DS screen technology being a rare blip. The big N has faced challenges to its Wii Remote, in particular, and various devices and gizmos...

News: Activision Bringing Skylanders Swap Force And Call of Duty: Ghosts To E3

Activision Bringing Skylanders Swap Force And Call of Duty: Ghosts To E3

"This is obviously a big year"

There has been a lot of confusion surrounding Call of Duty: Ghosts, the latest in Activision's long-running franchise. Nobody seems to definitively know if it's coming to Wii U or not. When it was announced in early May, the publisher did not mention Nintendo's home console, however, since then several media outlets...

Feature: The Humble Origins of Animal Crossing

The Humble Origins of Animal Crossing

How an obscure little N64 title grew into a hit franchise for Nintendo

The hype and excitement for Animal Crossing: New Leaf across the web is reaching a critical level. Hitting North America on 9th June and Europe on 14th June, it begs the question whether some people might literally explode as a result of not being able to contain their...

News: Armature Studios Gains Another Ex-Retro Staff Member

Armature Studios Gains Another Ex-Retro Staff Member

Donkey Kong Country Returns designer Tom Ivey moves on

As we all know, Armature is a company founded by former Retro Studios staff members — and it would appear that they've added another to their ranks. According to his CV on LinkedIn, Tom Ivey — who was one of the designers on Donkey Kong Country Returns, which was recently ported to the 3DS...

Video: Disney's Planes Trailer Flies Into View

Disney's Planes Trailer Flies Into View

Exclusive to Nintendo systems

Earlier this year it was confirmed that Disney's Planes will be coming exclusively to Nintendo systems, covering Wii U, Wii, 3DS and DS. It'll arrive in North America on 6th August, just before the film arrives on 9th August; as most of you probably already know — or will have guessed — this is a follow up to the...

Nintendo Download: 30th May (North America)

30th May (North America)

Legendary Zelda, Mega Man X, free Project X, Denpa Men (X?) and more

It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and this week we've got retro goodies for your newest console, some top-notch gaming for the 3DS and a lot of discounted dancing. Let's get right to it. Wii U Virtual Console: Mega Man X (Capcom, $7.99) — The first of the...

News: Zumba Fitness World Party Is Dancing Awkwardly Towards Wii U And Wii This October

Zumba Fitness World Party Is Dancing Awkwardly Towards Wii U And Wii This October

Burning blubber

Majesco has confirmed that the next instalment in its best-selling Zumba Fitness range will be hitting the Wii U and Wii this October. With 40 new songs to get fit to and an "extraordinary" roster of celebrity Zumba instructors, Zumba Fitness World Party is a significant enhancement of what has gone before. On both Wii U and Wii,...

News: Recent Taiko Drum Master Games Ship Over 500,000 in Japan

Recent Taiko Drum Master Games Ship Over 500,000 in Japan

Rhythm games aren't fully dead just yet

While the manic clacking of plastic guitars has largely fallen quiet across the world, Japan still has a place in its rhythm gaming heart for a different instrument: the humble-yet-iconic taiko drum. According to Siliconera, Namco Bandai has announced more than 500,000 combined units shipped for two titles in...

News: Nintendo Wins Appeals Court Ruling In Wii Patent Case

Nintendo Wins Appeals Court Ruling In Wii Patent Case

Previous ITC ruling upheld

The US Court of Appeals has upheld a previous ruling by the International Trade Commission finding that Nintendo did not infringe on patents held by Motiva by importing its Wii console. Motiva held two patents relating to a setup for measuring user movement for the purposes of health and fitness. Back in 2008, the...

News: Capcom Has No Plans To Release Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars On The eShop

Capcom Has No Plans To Release Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars On The eShop

Licensing issues still the major stumbling block

As we're already aware, you can download Wii U retail games directly from the eShop but there are currently no Wii games available and it appears Nintendo does not have any plans to release any in the foreseeable future. Capcom's senior vice president Christian Svensson was recently asked on the...

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 —...