Topic / Nintendo Wii

TECHGEEK Podcast 16: Limewire R.I.P

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It’s Halloween and we see the deaths of Limewire and the Walkman. The iPhone 4 White version is either dead or still kicking, and little hackers all over the place thanks to a little Firefox plugin. Yeah. It’s an absolute shambles episodes with only two hosts – with Terence and Stewart. After having a break of one week, James off on la-la land, Tom in Phillip Island and sick, and […]

Nintendo posts net loss – first in seven years

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With declining demand for the Nintendo Wii and the delay of the highly-praised Nintendo 3DS to next year rather than sometime before the big Holiday Shopping season, Nintendo has posted a net loss during the April-September financial period, the first net loss in the last seven years. Nintendo posted a net loss of 2.01 billion yen for the first fiscal half, with operating profit for the period falling to 54.23 […]

Rumour: Nintendo’s next console might be called the Zii after recent trademark

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After the recent filing of a trademark for the name Zii, speculation has occurred on the internet that it might be Nintendo’s next console. Although to contradict the above statement, Nintendo have also filed a trademark for Cii, Bii and Yii suggesting it be a protective trademark. Nintendo have also refused rumours that it may be a Wii HD. Stay tuned for more.

Nintendo release Wiiware demos

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Just a week ago, Nintendo have announced that they will release demo’s for many Wiiware games, old and new. Currently, there are several demos including Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord, Pokemon Rumble and Bit.Trip.Beat. So what are you waiting for? Turn on your Wii console, boot up the Wii Shop Channel and navigate to the Wiiware category to see the expanding collection of demos available to […]

Nintendo to bring out black-coloured Wii, Red DSi to Japan

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After having the White colour since launch, despite promises of having more colours when it was revealed – when it was called the “Revolution”; Nintendo will be bringing a black coloured version of the Wii to Japan. Along with this, there will be black-coloured versions of the Wii Remote, the Nunchuck and the Classic Controller Pro. It is expected to sell for 25,000 yen and is to come out on […]

NPD: Video games, consoles sales fall in April

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Video games and consoles sales in the US have fallen due to the slowing economy, few “blockbuster” releases and a tough comparison with a year-ago period that featured several hits, according to a report released by the NPD Group on Thursday. Sales for the Nintendo Wii fell 52 percent from a year ago, selling only 340,000 units; the PlayStation 3 sales dropped by a third, to only 127,000 units; and […]

PlayStation 3 outsells Wii in Japanese market

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After years of outselling both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 in the crucial Japanese market, the second-largest market after the United States, the Wii has fallen behind by the PlayStation 3 in March for the first time in sixteen months. The PlayStation 3 sold, according to Enterbrain, 146,948 consoles; overshadowing the 99,335 consoles that Nintendo managed to sell. Microsoft finished third, selling 43,172 Xbox 360 consoles.

Nintendo to bring out new controller?

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  Joining the long list of controllers and accessories for the Wii, like the Wii Remote, the Nunchuk, The Classic Controller, The Wheel shell, the Wii Zapper, the Balance Board and the old GameCube controller; Nintendo has decided to bring out a brand new controller. Called the Classic Controller PRO, the new controller is set to either replace the old Classic Controller or just be another accessory for the Virtual […]

Logitech Introduces First Racing Wheel for Wii.

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Here is something that you will enjoy; Logitech has said that it will make a new force feedback racing wheel for the Wii. Dubbed the Speed Force Wireless, you can play this from 30ft, and it is not a shell accessory for the wiimote – but is actually is a controller. The 10" wheel rotates 200 degrees and has break controls. The first game that will be using it will […]

New: Wiimote charging station is on the way

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This gadget is the must have Wii accessory for all Wii gamers. (Image: Penguin United). The image above, as you can see, is the latest Wii accessory that everyone is talking about. This allows you to recharge four Wiimotes, so you can be prepared if you have guests that want to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl (I am addicted to that game). The 4X Quad Charge Station will be priced […]

Wiimote gets in touch with its sensitive side, new games announced

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Nintendo has announced a new accessory for its Wii console at the E3 Business and Media Summit, the Wii MotionPlus. This accessory, which is to be connected on the Wiimote, will allow the player to do more intutive moves like frisbee throwing. This is to be released with a brand new title called Wii Sports Resort, which will include jet skiing and frisbee throwing. As well, it announced a new […]

Plans for "Wii DVD" in limbo

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Plans for a DVD-ready version of the popular Nintendo Wii gaming system have now been put on hold after President Satoru Iwata said that he is focusing on getting the Wii’s supply problem fixed. According to the Nihon Keiza Shimbun, the company also showcased a new DS digital television tuner meaning that the device would be able to get television signals and played them on the DS. It his, however, […]

Pole dancing game headed for the Wii

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A company that makes pole dancing equipment has announced it has plans to develop a video game for the Nintendo Wii. The motion-sensitive console would allow the player to act like a pole dancer, and would classified it as a fitness game – in the same vein as the Wii Fit. As well, the game would see another attachment to the Wii Console, a electric pole controller. The company, Peekaboo, […]

UK: BBC iPlayer goes on the Wii

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Using the Opera-powered Internet Channel on the Wii, the BBC has announced a version of its popular iPlayer website to the Wii. It will offer the same content as what you will get on the site, with the 7 day content expiry on content. The BBC promises that additional features will also come in the next few months. This also brings a new digital revolution around the BBC’s content, with […]


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