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  • News Amazon.co.uk Wii Preorder Sells Out In 2 Minutes

    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..

  • News Oh Nos, Wii Broke It

    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..

  • News Nintendo Wiimote

    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..

  • News Wii Launch USA

    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...

  • News Joytech Announce Accessory Line For Nintendo Wii

    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..

  • News Nintendo Originally Planned $100 Wii

    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..

  • Feature Wii's Competition

    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...

  • News European Nintendo Wii Packaging

    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...

  • News Nintendo Wii Upgrade?

    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..

  • Feature The Wii Controller

    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...

  • News Excite Truck Custom Soundtracks

    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..

  • News Wii Prepares For Launch

    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,..

  • Feature Importing Wii Guide

    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...

  • News Wii Wins Popular Science Grand Award

    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..

  • Feature Introducing Wii

    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...

  • News Wii Demand Grows

    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..

  • News The Pink DS Lite Is Finally Here

    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..

  • News UK Get Wii Component Cables In Stores

    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..

  • News More Controller Shells

    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:..

  • News Wii Wheel Available As Standalone

    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..

  • News Wii Interface Revealed?

    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..

  • News Wii Component Cables To Be Sold Online

    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..

  • News Wii Is AiLive

    Nintendo announces a partnership with American AI company AiLive to bring Wii developers a very useful piece of motion capture software.

    Ever wondered how the games developers programed the Wii mote to recognise your hands movement? Turns out, they don't have to! Nintendo have partnered with AiLive's "LiveMove" software that teaches the Wii what to look for in a particular movement. "The Wii..

  • News Miyamoto Says The Wii Hardware Is Basically A GC

    Shigeru Miyamoto recently made a very interesting statement, in a recent interview with gamebrink.com, he said that Nintendo's upcoming gaming system is nothing more than an upgraded Gamecube.

    "The hardware is basically a Gamecube. We've upgraded our development tools to new versions but, you can still use Gamecube programs as they are. With that in mind, I thought we could remake Gamecube titles..

  • News Wii Opera Browser Free Until June 2007

    Good news for early adopters; The Nintendo Wiis Opera web browser will be free to download until June 2007.

    A press released by Opera today has stated that the Wii web browser will be free to download until June 2007. The browser will not cost a thing once downloaded. After that you will be required to use up your Wii points to download the browser...

  • News European Wii Launch Details

    Europe gets the Wii a little later and more expensive than everywhere else.

    Here is what we in Europe have been waiting for. The Wii will launch on the 8th December 2006 at an estimated retail price of £179 (249 Euros), bundled with Wii Sports. At launch there will be "around" 20 software titles so check the Launch Game News Article for those. There will also be about 15 Virtual Console titles in..

  • News Wii.com Opens American Page

    Inside are video's explaining the various functions preformed in the different channels.

    When the Japanese site opened a few days ago I was expecting quite a wait before any other region appears on Wii.com. But to my surprise I checked this morning and saw that the American site is now also live. Hopefully this means that both the European and Australian sections are both close to completion as..

  • News Region Free Wii With No DVD Playback

    Nintendo have delivered a couple more surprises since their conference, by announcing that they are dropping the DVD playback but supporting region free games.

    Very few people were actually excited about the DVD attachment for Wii, most people have a DVD player nowadays so whats the point? Its a good move that allows Nintendo to focus their efforts onto some other, more desired, peripherals. The..

  • News Wii 'channels'

    Information about Wii's menus surface from Nintendo's press conference earlier today.

    Here's the info direct from Nintendo: The Wii™ console will revolutionize how people play games. But more importantly, it will entice new players into the world of video games by offering a variety of entertainment, information and communication Channels that add...

  • News US And Japanese Wii Launch Details

    The Wii will launch in North and South America before Japan!

    Nintendo have announced launch plans for most of the world, with the PAL territories to follow in the Nintendo Europe conference tomorrow. Wii will launch in the US on the 19th of November and on the 2nd of December in Japan Wii will cost $250 US in America (about £133) In Japan the console will be priced at 25,000 Yen in Japan (about..

  • News IBM Starts To Ship The Wii Chips

    The hardware developer IBM, today announced that the shipping of the "Broadway" processor for Nintendo's upcoming console, the Wii, has started.

    The "Broadway" processor is the heart of the Wii, and it is being developed by IBM. According to IBM, the processor has up to a 20% reduction in power consumption, and it also produces less heat, compared to the "Gekko" processor for the Gamecube,..

  • News PAL PlayStation 3 Launch Delayed Until March 2007

    Due to Blu-Ray production problems, Sony have decided to hold fire on the European, Australasia, Russia, the Middle East and African PlayStation 3 release.

    Originally set for a worldwide release across the space of a week, Sony have had to reduce shipments to Japan and America and hold back on the European release for another 4 months. People in the PAL territories are not the only ones affected,..

  • News Gamecube Pad Will Not Work With Wii Twilight Princess

    It's been confirmed the question most of us have been asking, the gamecube controller will not be compatible with the wii version of Zelda: Twilight Princess

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was announced at E3 this year that it would be released in two formats. A GameCube version and a Wii version. Both versions will launch simultaneously beside the Wii. Since the announcement there have..

  • News Amazon.co.uk DS Lite Deal

    Get yourself a DS Lite plus a top DS Game for £109.99 thanks to Amazon.co.uk

    The deal announced this evening allows anyone to get their hands on a brand spanking new DS Lite plus one of the following games: Big Brain Academy Prof. Kawashima's: Brain Training: How old is your Brain? New Super Mario Bros Metroid Prime Hunters Animal Crossing: Wild World Tetris DS 2006 FIFA World Cup Ice Age 2 Mario..

  • News Latest Wii Date & Price Rumours

    IGN & SPOnG both publish articles suggesting release date of Nov 2nd or Nov 12th for $229

    It's been a little while since someone said they knew the Wii date & price. It seems sources have told IGN that the elusive date will be either November 2nd or November 12th - possibly depending on region. "A number of big-name publishers are set to release their Wii games in mid-to-late October,..

  • News DS Browser Details

    Nintendo reveal official details of the DS Browser, to be released in Europe on October 6th.

    Europeans should expect the same as the Japanese, there will be two versions of the DS Browser, one for original DS and one for DS Lite. These two versions are to accommodate the different sized GBA slots found in the different models. "The Nintendo DS Browser is a convenient web browser, which enables..

  • News Nintendo & Microsoft Sued Over Patent Violation

    US company Anascape are attempting to sue both gaming giants, claiming patent infringements on both suppliers controllers.

    This isn't the first patent violation case in the games industry and surely won't be the last. The aim of the company claim is to seek damages and maybe even stop the companies using this technology in future. "A case in Texas district court, started by Anascape, Ltd.,..

  • News Why The DS Beat The PSP

    Life In Tech blogger analyzes the success of the DS compared to its flashy brother, the PSP.

    The article posted last week tells the tale of a simple gamer, whom bought both DS and PSP and how his thoughts about the subject when from: "When I was looking for a portable gaming system the Nintendo DS was out of the question; It was a kid's toy and nothing more." All the way to: Now, nearly..

  • News Nintendo Hints Towards Region Free Wii

    T3 reports on comments made by Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan and suggests possible region free approach.

    Let's face it, we'd all love to see Wii extended the region free success of the DS, let's hope Nintendo are listening. According to T3 Magazine, this could will be a possibility after comments from Perrin Kaplan, vice president of marketing and corporate communications in America. "the success..

  • News DS Sales Reach 21 Million Worldwide

    Nintendo announce sales figures for its handheld DS system in excess of 21,000,000 around the world.

    What was originally seen as abit of a risky idea for Nintendo, the DS system has surpassed all analysts expectations and still seems to be selling as strong as ever. Nintendo delivers on its promise to bring video gaming to the masses. In less than two years since its Nov. 21, 2004 launch, Nintendo..

  • News Nintendo Offering Repairing Service For Broken DS Lites

    In case your DS Lite has any cracked hinges, like few consumers have reported all over the net, then you are qualified to get your DS fixed by Nintendo of America.

    Following a number of online reports, Nintendo of America has offered free DS Lite repairs to anyone who calls their support line. Nintendo stated the following about cracked DS Lite Hinges: “In the U.S., the reported number of small..

  • News Wii Connect 24 - Slight Chance Of UK Problem

    Earlier at this years E3 it was unveiled that the Nintendo Wii would "always be on", this may be stopped in UK.

    Last week the UK government had its energy review and decided serious cutbacks need to be taken to reduce the levels of energy consumption. The potential threat for Nintendo is from the governments want to ban the standby feature on many household appliances, which include DVD's &..

  • News Wii Controller Details Slip Out

    Nintendo have let slip more information on the features of the Wii-mote, according to "official Wii developer documentation" obtained by IGN.

    With the recent influx of Wii related rumors flying around the Internet its hard to trust many of them. But when a source turns out to be IGN, one feels inclined to listen. In their article they have stated several new pieces of information regarding the..

  • News Final Fantasy III & Winning Eleven Themed DS Lite's

    It comes as no surprise to find out that Japanese gamers will be getting a limited edition FFIII DS lite when the game is released next month.

    Furthermore you probably won't be surprised to hear the fact that there has been no conformation of this DS reaching any areas outside of Japan (well, other than eBay at a silly price that is). According to SPOnG.com"The system will be bundled with..

  • News DS Breaks 5 Million Barrier In Europe

    Nintendo announce DS Lite sales in excess of 200,000 and total DS sales soaring over 5 million

    Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that the DS Lite has finally been launched in the UK, whilst the console didn't sell out Nintendo have announced today that the portable device still sold over 200,000 units. This has pushed the entire DS sales over the 5,000,000 mark. "The..

  • News DS Causes Four Year High For Nintendo

    BBC News reports strong growth for the Japanese games market, up over 30% on 2005.

    In a article published by BBC News, the future is very bright for Nintendo and the Japanese gaming industry. "Revenue from games and hardware totalled 277 billion Yen (£1.3 billion), up from 207 billion Yen in the same period of 2005." This is largely to-do with the success in handheld markets, Nintendo..

  • News Wii Gets In A Flap

    Nintendo rumour mongers are put to rest as an proper photos surfaces of the mystery flap.

    Just as Reggie explained a few days ago, the Wii console does indeed have a flap on the front panel. When lifted up, a SD card slot is revealed. "That is where an SD card goes. That's storage media. And on top are the attachments for the GameCube controllers. It will be one of the memory mediums, and it's..

  • News Nintendo React To Wii Launch Rumours

    After numerous sites start suggesting release dates left right and center, Nintendo put out an official response.

    Gamers who keep their ears to the ground would of seen the stink of rumours over the past week regarding the Wii launch date, even Sports Illustrated for Kids has been quoted as having the official release date. It seems Nintendo do indeed keep an eye on the rumour fires, and for once..

  • News Opera Launch Browser Mini Site

    Opera have recently launched a mini-site dedicated to its Nintendo adventures on both DS and Wii

    Opera's site now has further details about the DS Web Browser, this time in English. There's a whole section dedicated to tips and tricks that provide a good indication of how the browser works with your touch screen and stylus. "Forget the scrollbar - DS browser users prefer panning. When in..

  • News DS To Feature In Stormbreaker Movie

    Nintendo's portable wonder to appear in upcoming teen spy thriller movie "Stormbreaker".

    Nintendo has today announced its agreement with movie producers which will enable the DS to have an appearance as "the ultimate spy gadget" in the new "Stormbreaker" movie based on the first book in the popular Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. "After the murder of his uncle and guardian, the MI6..