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Nintendo 3DS, Wii U to get in-game downloads in late 2011

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Reuben Drake on August 1st, 2011

According to Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, the company is planning to implement paid downloads for both the 3DS and Wii U. Iwata said that developers will have access to the system for the 3DS by the end of the year and he said Nintendo was thinking about extending the life of some games by making new levels available.

Iwata said that Nintendo will not support low quality content either, as in unlocking keys or stat increases. Don’t worry though, he also seemed to indicate that free games won’t have added chargeable content later.

25 percent of Netflix users stream on the Wii

Posted in Netflix by Reuben Drake on July 28th, 2011

With so many Wiis collecting dust, who would have thought that a quarter of all Netflix subscribers stream on the Wii? I guess HD doesn’t matter for these people.

Most viewers prefer to watch instantly using a PC for both Netflix and Hulu. Wii viewers will only increase as a new console is coming soon. And besides Mad Men is now available as well. Who needs to watch that in 1080p?

Wii U coming after April 1st 2012

Posted in Wii U by Reuben Drake on July 5th, 2011

Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America, says that the original Wii won’t be disappearing immediately. The two consoles will be sold together in stores for a short time. We already knew that games will be playable on the controller, but now we have learned that it is possible for the console to stream other media to the portable screen as well.

That’s good news for your Netflix account. Reggie says that the Wii U will arrive after April 1st 2012.

Wii U to support only one Wii U controller

Posted in Wii U by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Nintendo hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility down the line, however comments made by Satoru Iwata make it clear that the Wii U will only support one Wii U controller. This is an odd move by the company. In all likelihood you can still play multiple player games. Maybe using Wii remotes, or passing a controller around. It comes down to money.

“Technically, it is possible for the Wii U to support multiple Wii U Controllers,” Iwata said. However, this will result in a “considerable” price increase.

According to Iwata, “We’re not planning on asking our customers to buy multiple Wii U Controllers.”

Wii U will not play DVDs or Blu-ray

Posted in Wii U by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2011

According to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the company’s new gaming console won’t play DVD or Blu-ray discs. This is due to patent licensing fees and besides they feel that enough people already have devices that are capable of playing DVDs and Blu-ray.

They have a point. And besides, we don’t care about DVD and Blu-Ray as long as the console has Netflix capabilities and we are sure that will be included at some point anyway.

Red Flare 3DS, new Wii package headed for Japan

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

Nintendo has something new to add to it’s 3DS lineup. A new ‘Red Flare’ handheld that will hit Japan next month. This red 3DS will retail for ¥25,000 (about $312) when it hits Japanese stores on July 14th.

The company is also planning a new Wii bundle on June 23rd, which will have two Wii Remote Plus controllers (one in black or white, one in blue) with Wii Sports Resort software, for ¥20,000 (around $250). We don’t know if these will be coming our way anytime soon.

Wii U discs will be 25GB

Posted in Wii U by Conner Flynn on June 8th, 2011

The Wii U is already making waves and has left us wanting the console badly. Here’s some more news on Nintendo’s new console. It will use a proprietary disc that will hold 25 GB of data.

This was confirmed by one of Nintendo’s chief game designers, Katsuya Eguchi, the format is currently used by the Sony PS3. However the Wii U does not support playback of Blu-Ray discs. The console will also support external USB drives, for added storage capacity.

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.

Nintendo’s next console is the Wii U

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

Coming in 2012, Nintendo’s next home console will be called the Wii U! A variety of new controls will be available thanks to that new controller with a 6.2-inch touchscreen in it. And you’ll no longer be tied to a TV to enjoy your gaming action. The Wii U controller can handle your gaming session when the television is needed for other purposes. That’s a great feature by itself. A built-in front-facing cam will let you video chat as well.

You won’t have to use that large 6.2-inch controller if you don’t want to, the Wii U will be compatible with all current-gen accessories and software. Your Wii collection will also play on the U version of the console as well.

Wii 2 might be called “Nintendo”, touchscreen controller confirmed

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2011

Nintendo has already promised its next-gen console will make its debut at E3, and rumors continue to circulate about just what this “Wii 2″ can do, and what Nintendo will call it. “Wii” was odd, but what about simply “Nintendo”?

According to Game Informer, “Nintendo” is supposedly among the current frontrunners for names. Nihon Keizai Shinbun confirms the talk of a 6-inch touchscreen, along with a camera and its own internal power source. That will allow it to be used as a standalone gaming device, while the camera can also be used to create an avatar. Sounds good so far. We will know more shortly.

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 confirms next Wii for 2012

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2011

It’s official. The next Wii is a go. Nintendo has announced that it plans to introduce the console next year. A “playable model” will be shown off at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles on June 7th. Details are scarce at the moment, but we just hope it isn’t called Wii Wii. Although the French might like that.

We can’t wait to see what Nintendo comes up with. The controller certainly sounds intriguing. And it will be nice to play a Nintendo game in something better than 480p. As we learn more, we will pass it on.

Next generation Wii controller to feature 6.2-inch display?

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on April 22nd, 2011

Kotaku’s sources claim that the new 8-button controller has a 6.2 inch screen, two analog sticks, and a camera. The new Wii console (right now known as the Wii 2, Wii HD, or just “Project Cafe”) is said to support the new controller as well as Wii Remote-style controllers for backward compatibility.

So why does the controller need a giant display? Well it would give you some options like putting the player’s inventory or map on the controller screen, allowing players to combine it with the controller’s camera to take photos that could be imported into a game or even turning the controller into a viewfinder. Sounds interesting, that’s for sure. Think of it as the lower screen on a DS, with your TV being the top screen.



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