Nintendo recently leaked some 3DS screenshots to Japanese media in preparation for the upcoming launch of the 3DS in Japan (in the US we will have to wait until likely March timeframe). While you cannot experience any of the awesomeness that is the 3D effect on the 3DS, you can get an idea of the […]
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Back when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were first announced, we aren’t ashamed to say that we were avid fans of the PS3 platform… much more so than the self-aborting Xbox 360. It was a much higher build quality, the technical achievement of the Cell Processor was ridiculously complex and therefore impressive, it played Blu-ray […]
Marc Chung just sent this one in, got a kick out of it:
Ok so I bought into the hype-machine that is everything-Nintendo and plopped down my $19.99 for a Wii MotionPlus when it came out and along with the only other highly rated Wii MotionPlus-enabled game that launched with it: Grand Slam Tennis. Here’s my single sentence description of the experience for everyone that was curious “Was […]
Do you remember when the Wii debuted with Red Steel and all the trailers made us think we were actually going to sword-fighting dudes with our actual hand motion… and then we all got the Wii and realized that wasn’t the case at all and the game was garbage? Looks like Ubisoft is taking another […]
Having just got done playing through a few matches of Wii Boxing and dying for some true 1:1 motion mapping instead of the insanely confusing “flick” mechanics in said title, I just got really excited stumbling across the debut trailer for the remake of Punch-Out for the Wii: I have no idea yet if this […]
Remember 10 years ago when voice-recognition and Dragon Naturally Typing was going to replace the keyboard? Yea that didn’t quite pan out how we all thought… I think at some point we were going to replace the mouse with eye-tracking lasers on the monitor and then some sort of brain-tie-in that would tell when you […]
How is Manhunt 2 forced to revise the gore and violence on their game, but this is all good and well… especially on the Wii? Maybe it’s because it’s presented as a gameshow in this game and in Manhunt 2… it was in a hospital… but Manhunt #1 was a gameshow too so I guess […]
Damn, it seems that Nintendo has some bombs to drop at E3 this year, leading up with a new “true 3D motion accessory” that adds on to the existing Wiimote. Apparently the new addon, combined with all the existing measurment facilities of the Wiimote, can completely accurately, with a 1:1 accuracy, map your physical motion […]
I have owned a Nintendo Wii since it was launched… actually I got one 2 days after the launch or something. I own all the “must have” games for it (Zelda, Mario, Resident Evil 4, etc.). I have two Wiimotes. I have tried… jesus I have tried to like the Wii, but for all my […]
Chris Hunkele sends in the scoop that Red Octane has the Wii Guitar Hero III standalone guitars up for sale, grab one if you need it!
Brad Agdern sent in news that Activision has offered a complete $132 refund for Guitar Hero III for the Wii or a remastered replacement disk for folks that were put out by the audio on the Guitar Hero III not being Dolby Surround even though it was advertised as such. A pretty nice move considering […]
Suh-weet. For the folks out there <cough>me</cough> that had a NEO GEO and fell in love with the arcade stick that it had, you can rejoice in knowing it will be coming to the Wii shortly. I’m not sure there are fighters on the Wii and VC that are so badass that the NEO GEO […]
Johnny Lee is at it again. We blogged about his first invention (using the IR-sensing capabilities of the Bluetooth Nintendo Wii controller), which was a Minority Report-esque multi-touch display that you could manipulate with your fingers. Now it looks like he’s refined his ideas a bit further. Modifying a typical Bic Pen to include a […]
Johnny Lee is hardcore. Using the LED-detecting ability of the Wiimote, combined with some reflective tape on his fingertips along with a LED panel, he was able to create an interactive field that he can manipulate with his two fingers. It’s simple, but really damn smart and could lead to some interesting commercialized applications (e.g. […]
Rockstar is using the above, custom-styled Wii to try and entice folks to enter their Radio Rebellion Sweepstakes. A limited time offering that includes the above Wii along with a 50″ Plasma for the winner. The official Radio Rebellion page is here, but it looks like you signup at the previous link page after making […]
Looks like Prince, long-time manufacturer of real tennis racquets has gotten in the Wii accessory game. These new Wii racquets will go on sale come November and be around $15. Not too shabby for a plastic frame.
This is cool as hell, looks like Nintendo is going to be giving out free Wiimote Anti-Slip jackets for your Wiimotes; all you have to is go to their website (wii.com, nintendo.com) or call them (866-431-8367). They will start shipping October 15th.
VoodooExtreme reports that the BBFC has banned the sale of Manhunt 2 in the UK… the last time this happened was in 1997 when Carmageddon was banned (then later overturned). VE asks if Rockstar has gotten ahead of themselves with the whole “violence is awesome” card, and I have to agree. There are all sorts […]
Â Kotaku reports that there are rumors the new RE: UC may include co-op. Kotaku says “nay” to the rumor of the co-op, and I would normally agree except the game has already been shown to be a “rails” game… meaning you don’t control movement. So I see no reason you couldn’t have a co-op […]
The GameSpot crew got some time to play the new Resident Evil on the Wii, and what they found out is that it’s a “on rails” (meaning you don’t control movement, like from the old Sega arcade-shooter games and you progress by killing baddies but the camera will swing you towards the action and make […]
Earlier this week Circuit City ran a circular with a garuntee on it that if Super Paper Mario wasn’t in stock and available to them by 2:30pm on release date when they came to pick it up, they would get a $20 gift card. That is how the ad was worded. Little did anyone know, […]
Gaming Bits has the scoop on the new Wii Shooter (think Nintendo Lightgun) attachment. Looking how they arranged the nunchuck and Wiimote is really brilliant… nice job guys: