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Nintendo announces gold Wiimote for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2011

Remember the old days when we played that gold Zelda cartridge? Good times. Cool cartridge. Well, now Nintendo has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii is “finally done,”, but wait there’s more.

With its release this holiday season there will also be a limited edition gold Wiimote. With MotionPlus built-in. No details on price yet. Hopefully we will have more soon.

Is this an early look at the Wii 2?

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2011


Alright Nintendo fans. Sit down. Relax. Grab a Mario stuffed animal or something. This is bound to excite you. We have some potential news for you about the upcoming Wii 2. This is supposedly a video shot by a sneaky developer that gives us a rough look at what we can expect from the console.

We will know for sure what the Wii 2 is all about in a few weeks at E3, but for now hit the video. The controller looks like they slapped a screen on a GameCube controller. The console looks pretty typical of what you would expect. Something that looks like a docking station for the controller can be seen at the end. It all seems pretty legit. What do you think?

Ubisoft talks about the Wii 2′s power

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

Well we already suspected as much, but Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot mentioned that his teams will be able to use a lot of the work done on titles for the current HD consoles when developing for Nintendo’s new platform. Guillemot says, “So we will not have to redo completely the games that we create. We’ll be able to use all the capacity the console is giving but also use all the work we do for the other platforms.”

Good news for them and it’s not a surprise, but it does confirm that Nintendo’s next console will be as powerful or more powerful than the current generation of HD consoles. Yes, it should be a great console. Then again these are the same people who released the Wii with only 480p, so who knows.

Nintendo drops Wii to $150 on May 15th, with free Wii Wheel and Mario Kart

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2011

Well, we knew it was coming and sure enough, Nintendo just made it official. They will cut the retail price of the Wii down to $149.99, and will also include a copy of Mario Kart and the Wii Wheel peripheral with the console.

They will replace the current bundle of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games. The steering wheel and the Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk controllers will match the color of the console you buy. Not a bad time to get a Wii if you have been waiting for such a deal.

Nintendo cutting Wii price to $150 in May?

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2011

According to an Engadget source, a price cut for the Wii is coming. It will cost just $150 starting May 15th. Normally we would dismiss this, but the timing makes sense, since Nintendo’s profits have been going down due to declining hardware sales. Plus, there’s also the rumors of a new console from Nintendo coming soon.

Also, last month Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime did hint that the Wii’s price might change in the near future. Still, we don’t have anything more official than that right now, so we will just have to wait and see, but it seems likely.

Liquid-cooled Wii mod is crazy

Posted in Wii by Reuben Drake on April 6th, 2011

Out of all of the powerful systems they could have used for this mod, they chose the underpowered Wii. I guess there’s no accounting for taste. Still, it is an awesome mod. It is built from steel and cooled by two liquid-filled containers that look like they should be bubbling and feeding life into a mutant organism.

It is the work of Bit-tech forum member Angel OD and it’s called the “UNLimited Edition” project. He started this baby back in December, 2009 and just recently finished it. So as you can see, it took a Wii bit of time.

Nintendo to introduce Wii successor at E3?

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on March 16th, 2011

The Nintendo 3DS launches next week and now there are rumors that the company may focus on a replacement for the Wii. Frank Gibeau, label head at EA Games, said in a chat with IndustryGamers that he was aware of a follow-up coming. The device is unknown and wasn’t confirmed, but it is a fair bet that it will have have HD support, rivaling competitors from Microsoft and Sony.

Nintendo has been one of the most conservative console makers especially during this generation of console. The Wii was mostly built using faster but nearly identical processors as the GameCube. The company has often refused to discuss the possibility of a next-gen console as long as sales continued to dominate, but sales are not what they once were and it would seem that the time is right.

Wii and Kinect join forces for Call of Duty

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

You could play Call of Duty with the keyboard and mouse or your gamepad controller, or you could go all out and use a Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Kinect, configure your PC to support them both, and then load up Call of Duty.

That’s what Demize2010 on YouTube did and it sure looks immersive. He uses the Wii controllers to shoot and move, while he modified the Kinect so he could lean around a corner, jump and crouch. Now he just needs some Hollywood squibs for when he gets hit by bullets.

Disney Epic Mickey Paintbrush Controller and Remote Charger

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2010

Disney’s Epic Mickey launches today and the accessories are already making a splash as well. Many Disney fans are looking forward to this Wii game and will want these controllers for the game to complete the experience.

The epic Mickey Paintbrush Controller for Wii and the Epic Mickey Remote Charger for Wii are both available at Toys ‘R’ Us. The Paintbrush Controller retails for $24.99 and the Epic Mickey Remote Charger is $49.99. Grab both and settle in for a fun game night.

Limited Edition Wii Mario Kart Bundle

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2010

As they continue to celebrate Mario’s 25th anniversary, we’ve seen Nintendo announce the red special edition Wii and now there’s a Mario Kart Wii bundle.

This one comes bundled with a black Wii Wheel, Wii Sports and Donkey Kong pre-installed on the system. The package also includes the new Wii Remote Plus in black. This bundle will be available starting November 26th across Europe.

Nintendo says no Wii price cut coming

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

The Wii used to be the holy grail of gaming back when motion control was new, but alas after disappointing earnings reports from Nintendo, we just want it to get cheaper. Right now for $200 gamers can now choose between a new Xbox 360 or a Wii.

Sure there are good bundles, but people still want a price cut. Sadly, that’s not coming soon according to President and CEO Satoru Iwata, who said, “we cannot say [a Wii price cut] will never happen, but we are not thinking of it for the near future.”

Snakebyte Premium Remote XL + Controller for Wii with MotionPlus built in

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on October 27th, 2010

If you like the added control you get with the Wii when you are playing a game that uses MotionPlus, but hate that the accessory for MotionPlus adds extra length and weight to the Nintendo controller, then check this out.

Sure, Nintendo is integrating MotionPlus into controllers now, but maybe you prefer third-party controllers. Well, this one is from Sunflex and is called the Snakebyte Premium Remote XL+ Controller for Wii with MotionPlus. The controller comes in white or black and features a speaker, vibration feedback, and integrated memory to save settings.

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus just $39, included in new red bundle

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on October 21st, 2010

Looks like things have gotten more official on the American release of the Wii Remote Plus. The controller takes the MotionPlus attachment and bundles it right into a normal looking Wiimote. It will cost $39.99. The new model will also be included in a new red Wii bundle.

With the included copy of New Super Mario Bros it will cost you $199. Also the new 25th Anniversary red DSi XL bundle Nintendo announced last month is official too, at $179. All three launch in a few weeks, on November 7.

Netflix on Wii goes disc-free

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2010

The PS3 isn’t the only console that will be streaming Netflix disc-free. The Wii is getting in on the action as well! Americans and Canadians will be able to download and install Netflix from the Wii Shop Channel, as long as they’ve signed up for a subscription of $8.99 (C$7.99 in Canada) or above.

Over three million Wii consoles are said to have been hooked up with Netflix since the service launched back in April, and this step should make that number grow even larger, since it makes Netflix more convenient than ever.

Wii Remote Plus hits Europe on November 5th

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2010

It’s already official in Japan, and now Europe has an official launch date for the new Wii Remote Plus. November 5th. But sadly we don’t have a price yet.

We can tell you that it will launch in the four colors pictured above and integrate both the Wii Remote and Wii MotionPlus add-on in one unit. Hopefully they will announce the UK price soon so you know how many quid it will cost you.