Nintendo Game Boy Tube Dress

Posted in Apparel by Reuben Drake on August 1st, 2011

Here’s a great dress for the geek girl in your life. These tube dresses will make you look like a life-size Nintendo Game Boy. Each dress is made from a jersey knit fabric, in colors that match the Nintendo Game Boy.

You even get the felt A/B buttons, as well as Start and Select, but you might get slapped if you get too button happy and touch the wrong area. It was actually sold yesterday, but Etsy shop HereandThereVintage will continue to offer some pretty cool clothing just like this one.

Nintendo drops 3DS from $249 to $169 August 12th, current owners get 20 free games

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Reuben Drake on July 28th, 2011

The price of the Nintendo 3DS in the US is dropping on August 12th from $249 to $169. Other regions are getting a similar price break as well. Hey, but what about US gamers that have already shelled out for the full price? Gamers that have logged into the eShop at least once before the price cut will get 10 free NES virtual console games September 1st, plus 10 more Game Boy Advance virtual console games.

This is likely due to wanting to compete with the upcoming Vita. Nintendo plans to sell 16 million 3DS units in the financial year, but still slashed its financial projections for the year from ¥110 billion to just ¥20 billion.

Amazon temporarily suspends 3DS sales

Posted in Amazon by Conner Flynn on July 25th, 2011

Amazon has halted sales of it’s Nintendo 3DS units after a series of complaints from customers. What the complaint are about is a mystery, but the fault is not with the hardware, but instead on Amazon’s end. Here’s what Amazon had to say about the situation:

“While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page,” said the company, “it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it’s described here. We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.”

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.

Nintendo sells millionth 3DS unit in Japan

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

A million in Japanese sales is pretty awesome, but even Satoru Iwata admits that the 3DS isn’t doing quite as well as they had hoped. It took a little while but Nintendo’s 3DS handheld hit the million mark after 13 weeks, which is a long time compared to the original dual-screen handheld, which accomplished this in four.

In comparison, the PSP sold its first million in about seven weeks. The 3DS could still hit the top spot, but remember, the PlayStation Vita is coming. They should be scared.

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.

Nintendo drops DS Lite to $100, Mario games go red

Posted in Nintendo DS by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2011

Out with the old and in with the new. That’s what Nintendo is thinking with an official price cut on the DS Lite from $129.99 to $99.99. Very nice of them. The DSi’s price is still $149.99 and the DSi XL is $169.99.

Aside from the DS Lite price cut, Nintendo is also playing with colors. Red in particular. They will be re-releasing six classic DS Mario games with red boxes. They hope that the red color makes them easier to spot when customers are shopping for games. These games include New Super Mario Bros., Mario Party DS, Mario & Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario Kart DS and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story. So who is buying a DS Lite now?

Australia getting Ocarina of Time 3D bundle

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2011

Australia is getting a special edition of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. The Australian Ocarina Bundle is available exclusively as a pre-order bonus from EB Games. It includes an actual Ocarina, and some sheet music to play music from the game.

Once again Nintendo favors another country with some goodies that we can’t get on our shores. It’s enough to make a Nintendo fan sad enough to play the blues on his Ocarina. If he had one anyway.

So this is where bad SNES games go to die

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011


If a game stinks, or games in this case, why not take a wizz on it/them. That must be the thinking behind this unique urinal. As a gamer I couldn’t agree more. And we should save the really horrible games for dropping a deuce on.

Anyway, if you want to make one of these for yourself it isn’t as easy as it looks. You will need sealant, a bunch of gaming cartridges, and a valve just to name a few items. Oh and a strong desire to spray instead of play these games.

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?