Wii - Timeline

Thursday14th Mar 2019

Wednesday13th Mar 2019

Monday4th Mar 2019

Monday25th Feb 2019

Wednesday30th Jan 2019

  • News So Long Wii Shop Channel, And Thanks For All The Games

    Closing down after more than 12 years

    Today sees the discontinuation of the Wii Shop Channel, an online service for the Wii which has hosted a wonderful and quirky collection of digital games since December 2006. Back in September 2017, Nintendo announced that the Wii Shop Channel would be closing in 2019. The closure would mean that players would...

Thursday17th Jan 2019

  • Random What Ever Happened To The Queen's Golden Wii?

    The truth revealed

    Just under a decade ago, publisher THQ released Big Family Games, a Wii title which hoped to follow in the famous footsteps of Wii Sports with its own family-friendly, motion control minigames. If you haven't heard of it before, that's likely because it never reached those high levels of success, but there's a rather comical PR...

  • Reminder The Wii Shop Channel Closes This Month, Here's What That Means For You

    Redownload your games ASAP

    On 30th January, all online services for the Wii including all functions associated with the Wii Shop Channel will be closed down. That means you have exactly two weeks to get all of your Wii-based affairs in order. Of course, Nintendo has now released two new home consoles since the hugely popular Wii first launched back...

Wednesday2nd Jan 2019

Sunday23rd Dec 2018

Wednesday28th Nov 2018

Friday9th Nov 2018

  • News Nintendo Suspending Wii Video Streaming Services Early Next Year

    The end of an era

    Netflix recently sent out an email notifying users Nintendo will be suspending all video streaming services on the Wii - including the Netflix Channel - at the end of January 2019. Here's the full message below, courtesy of a post on Reddit: Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii—including the...

Wednesday31st Oct 2018

Sunday28th Oct 2018

Sunday21st Oct 2018

Friday5th Oct 2018

Friday3rd Aug 2018

Tuesday31st Jul 2018

  • Video “Beta" Version Of Bowser’s Castle Uncovered In Mario Kart Wii

    A technical mouthful

    Mario Kart Wii introduced many new features to the long-running series including motorbikes and 12 racers on-track at once. While the exploitation of the 'wheelie' mechanic was rife back in the day, generally the Wii version is still looked upon as a memorable entry in the series thanks to its online play, accessible nature and...

Sunday22nd Jul 2018

  • Parent Trap I Really Miss The Nintendo Wii

    Family Gamer's Andy Robertson remembers the good old days of waggle

    Parents are notoriously bad for being sentimental. Whether it’s watching Monty Python, playing Tetris on the Game Boy or buying sweets by the ounce, I often catch myself getting more excited about introducing my children to the things I loved from my childhood than actually...

Monday11th Jun 2018

Saturday9th Jun 2018

  • Video Let's Revel in Nintendo's Best E3 Moments from History

    It's mostly 2004, we're not going to lie

    Nintendo has had a mixed bag of E3 moments. High and low points are to be expected, and as we've already looked at some of the more embarrassing instances, we thought in the run up to E3 2018 it was time to take a more positive look at things, to bring balance to the universe in an arguably more constructive...

Friday8th Jun 2018

Monday16th Apr 2018

Monday26th Mar 2018

Monday12th Feb 2018

  • Video 9 Mario Games We Wish had Never Existed

    Pesky plumber

    Mario's been in countless fantastic games over the years, but to say our favourite portly plumber has a spotless record is an outright lie. Usually at the hands of another studio, Mario's been the figurehead of some truly awful video games over the years. That doesn't mean they can't be enjoyed for what they are, of course, but...

Wednesday31st Jan 2018

  • News Valve's Gabe Newell Once Met With Nintendo About A "Joint Project"

    "This was like probably seven years ago. It was super casual"

    Gabe Newell's son Grey has revealed that the Valve boss once met with Nintendo in Japan to discuss a joint venture between the two companies which sadly went nowhere. Speaking on a stream with Valve News Network, Grey casually revealed that he once got the chance to play Super Mario...

  • Reminder Time To Purchase Wii Shop Points Is Running Out

    They'll be gone soon

    A few months ago, Nintendo made the expected announcement that it would begin the process of shuttering the Wii Shop Channel, following on from the DSi shoppe which met a similar end. Now that all other online applications for the Wii have been discontinued, those who still purchase games on the Wii Shop have until January 31st,...