GDC 08: Mario Kart Wii Trailer

Nintendo showed off a new trailer with gameplay of Mario Kart Wii. It shows use of the “Wii Wheel”, and four player split screen multi-player. This should be another Grade A title from Nintendo that will hopefully help establish the Wii’s online capabilities.  Read More →

Wii LOVE the Virtual Console

Even before the US release of the Wii, users were able to buy Wii Points and download games for consoles of the past. Here is breakdown of the pricing: NES – 500 Wii Points, or $5.00 SNES – 800 Wii Points, or $8.00 Sega Genesis – 800 Wii Points, or $8.00 Gamecube – 1,000 Wii Points, or $10.00 Turbo Grafx 16 – 600 Wii Points, or $6.00 The games are supposed to be “faithful re-creations” of the old school games.... 

Wii-VD ?

Even after something is final, is it really “final” ? In regards to specs being released for a gaming console, final isn’t always “final”. Sonic Solutions, makers of Roxio CD/DVD burning software, has announced that they have been chosen to give users a “high-quality DVD movie viewing to a future version” of the Wii. Sonic Solutions says the new version of the Wii is expected in “the latter half of 2007.” There... 

Nintendo is Wii ahead of the game…

According to reports from UBS analysts Alex Gauna and Steven Chin, Nintendo had already made 2 million Wiis by the end of September. They further predict that, “at least 7 million and potentially as high as 9 million more units are in the build plan for Q4 06. This production spike surpasses a publicly announced target for 6 million units to ship by year’s end.” If these statements hold true, we may see 9-11 million units being produced,... 

Wii Have Games !

Nintendo has released a list of in-house and 3rd party games for the launch window for their next-gen console. FIRST-PARTY US WII TITLES** launch titles in blue ** Battalion Wars IIBig Brain Academy (temporary name)Excite TruckThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessMario Strikers ChargedMetroid Prime 3: CorruptionSuper Mario Galaxy (temporary name)WarioWare: Smooth MovesWii Sports (bundled with the Wii console) THIRD-PARTY US WII TITLES DUE BY MARCH 2007** launch... 

Wii Launch Details

Nintendo has announced that their new Wii system will be launched in the US on November 19, 2006. It will have a MSRP of $249.99, and will only be available, at launch, in one color; white. The system will include everything you need to get up and running, such as: The Wii systemCablesThe sensor barOne Wii remote One nunchuck controllerWii Sports (5 sports games designed specifically for the Wii; Tennis, Bowling, Boxing, and Baseball) Around 30 titles will... 

Wii finally have power !

IBM have announced that they have begun shipping the “Broadway” CPU from their manufacturing facility in East Fishkill, N.Y., to Nintendo to be placed under the hood of the soon to be released Nintendo Wii. Silicon on Insulator technology will help deliver an improvement in processing power, while achieving a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption compared to the previous chip, codenamed ‘Gekko’. “The first chips are in our... 

Wii to Cost less than $200?

Nintendo has consistently reminded the general public that the Nintendo Wii would cost less than all other next generation consoles. However, it was unclear exactly how much the Nintendo Wii would cost. Most people thought the cost would be around $250 although nothing has still been officially announced by Nintendo. However, the Japanese version of Engadget is reporting that the price of the Wii could be as low as $171 and this has got the gaming world buzzing?... 

Blazing Angels on Wii & PS3

Ubisoft’s previously Xbox/Xbox 360 exclusive WW2 acrade flight simulator, Blazing Angels, is now set to be released on both the Nintendo Wii and Sony’s Playstation 3 platforms on each console’s launch date. The Playstation 3 version is set to feature some new missions and is promised to make good use of the tilt function in the PS3 controller. The PS3 version will also support online multiplayer for up to 16 players while the Xbox 360 version... 

Sega Brings Back Classic Genesis Games to PS2, PSP, and Wii

For all of you old schoolers who were fans of the old Sega Genesis games, Sega has decided to bundle together 30 of its most popular games and make them available for the Wii, Playstation 2 and Playstation Portable. The full list of games that Sega would be releasing has not been launched, but all of them will most likely be from the late eighties to the nineties. The games that Sega has announced include Golden Axe, Sonic the Hedgehog, Shinobi III, Altered...