Headache-inducing monstrosity or misunderstood classic? Whatever the answer, the Virtual Boy represents Nintendo's biggest cock-up. We investigate the history of this strange console.
‘Failure’ is not a word you’d usually associate with Nintendo. Sure, there have been some crushing disappointments in the company’s illustrious history – the...
Game Informer magazine has suggested that a Wii Keyboard could be on the cards.
"With the news this week that Logitech is going to provide peripherals for Nintendo's Wii console, this latest tidbit of information coming from the May 2007 issue of Game Informer has a bit more credibility than we would normally give it." It certainly makes sense, whilst the Internet Channel is nice it would be..
Bored guy creates the "WiigoBot" a Lego robot that bowls the perfect game of Wii Sports: Bowling. Seriously.
"You are looking at a Wii Remote mounted on a robotically controlled swing. A second motor is used to trigger the bowling, by first Pressing the A button and left arrow, and then holding down the B button, swinging, and finally releasing the B button." Check out the robowler in action:
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced it is the first cruise line to offer guests a chance to experience Wii on board its ships.
"With its active, engaging and inviting game experiences appealing to every age from kids to parents to grandparents, the Wii from Nintendo is a natural fit for Freestyle Cruising," said Colin Veitch, NCL's president and CEO. "With the addition of Wii to our..
Nintendo have introduced a new motherboard into the Wii production to combat recent "mod chips".
Reported recently by a number of sites, including technology magazine T3, it seems Nintendo have tried to block the gaps and stop the pirates. "The games giant has quietly slipped new motherboards into its consoles, narrowing the gap between critical solder points to less than a millimetre. It means..
Market research firm IDC predict Wii to be the market leader this coming fiscal year.
Those number monkey's over at GamesIndustry.biz have reported on a.. report.. by a "Market Research Firm" (aka Fortune Tellers) whom have predicted Wii to be the slight market share leader (over one third) for the coming year. "IDC believes hardware shipments of Nintendo's Wii will capture a little more than..
The stuff dreams are made of for all the shiny white plastic manufacturers around the world.
It's been a soft rumour for quite a while now, ever since we saw the first pictures of the gleaming white Wii console, Nintendo merging with Apple, Apple buying Nintendo, Steve Jobs appearing on the Nintendo stage at E3... alas its all pure geek speculation. Aussie Nintendo have reported on an interview..
In other news from the Kaplan interview it has been confirmed that Nintendo will now cease to support their GameCube console.
And although the first party support has officially ended - Kaplan believes there is still a strong market for the GameCube system: "... just like the PS2 sold really well this past holiday, GameCube is a great starter system - price, ease, games, cost of games. Every..
Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan seems to think so according to one of her responses to a Game Daily interview.
When asked if the Wii would see a relaunch similar to the DS or GBA he said: Sure, absolutely. You'll see the ways in which we do that. The response is overwhelmingly definitive yet it is not yet clear in what context the console will be relaunched. There has been talk of DVD compatible Wii's and..
Some weird and wacky Nintendo designs that didn't quite make it into production.
Okay this is old news, but I wanted to post it anyway for those that haven't seen it, here's a except from an article posted on DarkZero last year. "In all honesty we see two remotes that could have worked well - had we not seen todays version - and one lazy...
Just incase you needed another use for your Wiimote.
You've probably already tried the Wiimote on your Mac, using DarwiinRemote, but haven't really found a use for it... until now. Look what we've come across recently, Wii DJing! "Welcome to DJ Wiij. The first and original djing website dedicated to using Nintendo Wiimotes. As much of a gimmick this looks like, it really works like a charm..
Gabe Newell describes the PS3 as a "total disaster on so many levels" but likes everything Nintendo are doing.
DigitalBattle.com have reported on an interview between Game Informer and PC games legend Gabe Newell whom was willing to share his views on the current gen console market. For those unaware of who Gabe is, he's one of the main guys at...
No, not the Wii but the NES controller! Nintendo's "D-Pad" shaped a next generation of games.
Nintendo has been awarded an Emmy for the original D-Pad on its Nintendo Entertainment System which debeted over 22 years ago in 1985. "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded Nintendo an Emmy® Award for its invention of the plus-shaped D-pad, one in a long string of Nintendo's..
Well, it's been a horrible few weeks trying to get a Wii, hearing their out of stock and lots of missions of ringing about, but today I head good news....
I heard Argos was trying to get Nintendo Wii's again as they sold out of their last batch. I rang up today and heard "there out of stock" what I didn't klnow is my mum rang 10 minutes before and the person she got hold of said "Argos updates..
Internet wild fire causes a problem again, Nintendo will replace broken straps but its certainly not a product recall.
It amazes me that professional media sites can get it so wrong, Nintendo have yesterday announced that they will replace any broken wrist straps free of charge but should not be considered a product recall (when a company asks specifically for people to return the product). Here's..
Cable not long enough?
No problem! Some clever little spark has managed to create a wireless sensor bar for Wii. Remember all those people that complained that the Wii's sensor bar was too short? Now there's a easy solution, wireless sensor bar, just what all those Projector types were after! "The Wireless Sensor Bar™ can be used with any...
... Glove. Just in case you missed it, here's the brand spanking new Power Glove for Wii.
When Wii was first announced, alot of people said "wait, isn't that just a power glove all over again?" Thankfully they were wrong, Wii has proved to accomplish exactly what the Power glove wanted to achieve on the NES over 15 years ago. It was only a matter of time before someone attached their Wiimote to a..
Is the Nintendo Wii Remote a rip?
While the answer to the question is most probably NO! A small company with a patented mouse-like product believe otherwise. The company ‘Interlink’ applied for a patent in 1997 and successfully received it in back in 2005, which describes a device that is held in one hand, has a trigger, and also a features something similar to laptop mouse pad or mouse..
The countdown is almost over, you have only 24 hours to prepare to Wii.
If you've not already pre-ordered your console, you could be in for a tough fight to get your hands on a Wii for launch day. If your in London maybe you should head down to the official launch at HMV as they should have a huge pile of Wii's. Otherwise you might find yourself...
As Wii is unleashed onto the Japanese market more than 1000 gamers were reported to be outside various Tokyo stores as they awaited the opening of shops.
Nintendo made 400,000 consoles into the Japanese market which meant that a lot of gamers were left empty handed as demand far outstripped supply. This means we can conclude that coupled with Nintendo's statement of the Wii selling over 600,000..
Retrozone, an American company, have developed an adapter for the Wii which plugs straight into the USB port of your Wii that will allow you to connect up your NES and SNES controllers.
While the adapter will add nothing but nostalgia to playing your Virtual Console games some purists may find this expansion to be an essential purchase. Each adapter will cost $19 (plus a $6 shipping cost for US..
Figures from UK game-research outlet Chart Track have shown the DS to be the number one choice of gaming hardware in 2006 - beating stiff competition from the likes of the Playstation 2 and XBOX 360.
According to Chart Track a total of 2 million consumers in the UK are now kitted out with a Nintendo DS unit. This really has been a mammoth month so...
Nintendo respond to the dumb gamers that forgot to hold onto their Wiimotes, its that simple people!
Just incase you didn't realise, when you swing your Wiimote around, you shouldn't let go of it. All sorts of Wii-accidents can happen, from simple TV explosions to broken noses. Please be careful with your Wii! "Wear the wrist strap. Make sure that all players using the Wii Remote are wearing..
Internet auction site eBay have released figures of the amount of PS3's and Wii's sold in the first 7 days after launch.
It was pretty much expected after the whole Xbox 360 thing that alot of PS3 and Wii consoles would appear on eBay, but exactly how many were there? It seems the auction site saw nearly 30,000 of each console over the launch period. "From November 19 through November 24,..
Unfit Americans complain about the Wii, "mommy, it made me move my arms", perhaps a lawsuit waiting to happen?
In the country where lawsuits are far to common, are Nintendo looking down the barrel of a gun? We've seen multiple reports of gamers "complaining" of aches and pains caused by hours of Wii action. "I woke up Saturday morning after a Friday filled with at least 10 hours of playing..
Confused by what cable goes where? We dive into the world of AV and try and explain what's hot and what's not.
Much like the world of computers, the abyss that is AV can be just as confusing. We're going to take you though both audio and video standards and give you an idea of what does what. VideoDisplay technology has exploded over the past 5...
Homebrew scene comes up with another clever use of the DS interface, a MIDI controller!
Joystiq have reported that a small group of homebrew developers (Tobias "0xtob" Weyand and Collin "TheRain" Meyer) in Germany are currently developed a system dubbed "DS Midi WiFi" that allows the DS to exchange MIDI data with a PC. "The exchange works both ways, so users can tap out tunes on their touch..
It's finally here, the Wii has arrived and its time to play
The sun rose over a cold and bitter English morning, it was like any other normal day, except today the Wii would finally be in my hands. 7.00am - I wake to the annoying sound of my alarm clock, usually it gets a beating but today I was nice, it was time to get up (unusually early for me)...
Amazon.co.uk finally allowed pre-orders for the Wii console this morning, however huge demand means they were gone within 2 mins.
If you'd hadn't already secured your pre-order with a local retailer, online was the next best choice. Amazon recently announced that they would be taking pre-orders on its website from 9am Tue 21st of Nov, today. Although 40 minutes later than scheduled, the online..
Popular Science's John Mahoney decided to rip apart his Wii, quite literally.
Ever get the urge to just take something apart? Well it seems PopSci got pretty bored with their Wii, they only played it for one afternoon and then took the darn thing apart. "The plan was simple: carefully disassemble the little white box and controllers for a detailed inside look, then re-assemble it with ease and..
Nintendo's Wiimote taking the fun out of gaming, bad style...
As the Wii has launched in US, dozens of complaints have been aroused. The straps on the Wiimote have been snapping under pressure of hyperactive Americans, having fun with their Wii, or so they thought... This guy was playing on his Wii, then the wristband snapped and hit into his tv, cracking the TV screen.Poor TV Here is a video of..
America prepares for the launch of Nintendo's new console, the wait is finally over.
The Wii train is approaching the station, finally the mass market will be able to get their hands on the Wii console and we'll all know first hand, if Nintendo's gamble has paid off. What's all the fuss about? "The most important advance for video games in the...
Joytech has released a number of Wiimote peripherals
Sports Pack:Further enhancing the realism of Wii™ sporting software, the Wii™ Sports Pack features three separate accessories: A Racing Grip, Golf Grip and Racket Grip, which each attach quickly and safely to the Wii™ Remote, transforming the game play experience. Designed to match the aesthetics of the Wii™ Remote, the Wii™ Sports..
BusinessWeek Tokyo correspondent Kenji Hall recently talked with two members of the development team, Shigeru Miyamoto and veteran designer Ken'ichiro Ashida, about developing the Wii.
The two Japanese veterans were quizzed about various aspects of the Wii development cycle, here's a selection of answers that are of significant interest. "Miyamoto: We started work on the Wii around the time..
How does Wii stack up again Xbox 360, PlayStation 3?
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you'll probably already know all about the Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3, if not we've compiled a brief guide to get you started. Every single time a new console gets released, the industry gets caught up in the “Next...
Nintendo have sent us some very sleek pictures of the European packaging for some of the Nintendo Wii's peripherals and we thought it best to share them with you.
The pictures do confirm that you will be able to use RGB Scart for connecting your Wii to the television, which is good news for all those that weren't sure whether the Wii would work on...
Sonic Solutions have unveiled that Nintendo has chosen the Sonic Cineplayer CE DVD Navigator application to bring high-quality DVD viewing to a future version of the console to be released in the latter half of 2007.
Based on the same technology as that used in Hollywood, the Sonic Cineplayer CE DVD Navigator will bring exceptional quality DVD playback to the Nintendo Wii aswell as advanced modes..
How can something that looks exactly like a TV remote controller be innovative and unique?
And most important, how the hell do you play games with it? Those are questions that keep popping up everywhere when people are hearing about Nintendo's new control system. And they are absolutely legitimate questions, but after reading this article, you...
Following the success of custom soundtracks in XBOX games it seems that Nintendo have jumped on board with a similar feature for their high octane racer Excite Truck.
US review copies have confirmed the rumour that you will be able to upload a total of 100 tracks from an SD card into the game to be used as a soundtrack. You simply insert an SD card with your MP3's loaded onto into the Nintendo..
Nintendo state that its production facility in North Bend is working around the clock to get shipments ready.
Along with the news, Nintendo have issued us with some photos from inside the warehouse, just to make us drool even more. There's a pretty snazy shot taken of copies of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess making their way down a conveyor belt at the production facility in North Bend,..
Tired of Europe getting games last?
I'm sure you've all heard the story, Europe always gets treated the worst in the games industry. It's the last region to get the games. Companies such as Nintendo often release a game first in the US or Japan, then three to six months later when they've all finished playing it they decide to release the game in...
Nintendo's new console wins a "Best of Whats New 2006" award from Popular Science magazine.
Awarded in the "Home Entertainment" category, the "Grand Award" shows that Nintendo have some something right. What many considered as a "gimmick" is already receiving critical acclaim around the world. "Remember when videogames were fun? When the controllers had only a couple buttons and you didn’t..
Load your guns and sharpen your knives, 'cause the war is coming. We are anticipating one of the greatest struggles known to men, as the three champions are getting ready. This is the console war, it's going to be bloody, it's going to be dirty, and the future of the game industry is depending on this.
Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. But it is...
Reggie expects a Wii success as we draw closer to the US launch in just over two weeks.
Nintendo is mobilizing the largest worldwide video game console launch in at least a decade, with approximately 4 million Wii™ systems available globally during the six weeks between Wii's Nov. 19 launch in the Americas and the end of 2006. "Although the largest share of that worldwide allotment will go..
Good news for all you pink-loving people out there, the pink version of Nintendo's extremely successful handheld console just hit the store shelves in both Europe and the US, so grab your wallet and run to the nearest gaming shop to get yourself one of these beauties.
For those of you who have always wanted a Nintendo DS, but didn't find the current spectrum of available colours appealing; this is..
Nintendo UK today confirm that all Wii accessories will be available through the normal retail outlets.
EuroGamer recieve confirmation from Nintendo UK regarding the sale of Wii accessories, and most importantly the EDTV Component cable. "Earlier this week, IGN reported that American gamers would be forced to buy their US$ 29.99 component cables off the Internet, through Nintendo's store, Best..
Vemon are releasing three shells for your wii-mote joy.
Yesterday we told you that you will be able to buy Ubisoft's steering wheel shell separately for racing games, now we have discovered another steering wheel and two other shells from company Venom. It would appear Venom are currently producing three shells for attaching to your wii-mote to make the games fell more like-like. The three are:..
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..
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..
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..