Nintendo Direct Unveils Majora’s Mask 3D & New 3DS Release Date, Downloadable Wii Games on Wii U, & More!
New 3DS: 3D Harder.
Nintendo dropped a bunch of news on us this morning in a nearly hour-long Nintendo direct, so take a look at the highlights and watch the replay for yourself!Read More
Don’t Trade in Your Wii or DS Just Yet, Hackers Have Built a Working Nintendo Wi-Fi Server Emulator to Save Online Play!
Hack the planet! ...I mean Miiverse. Hack the Miiverse!
In May of this year Nintendo shut down online gameplay for the original Wii and several DS models to get people to buy the Wii U and 3DS. Players weren't happy. If you haven't smashed or traded-in your old system yet there's hope! Hackers have built a working server emulator that can restore online play.Read More
Zelda Producer Says No Lady-Lead
Your poor Wii is going to be so lonely.
Nintendo is moving forward into the future, everyone, and that means systematically killing off the Wii and DS to get players to move from the older systems to the newer ones. They stopped producing the Wii in Japan near the end of 2013, and now Wii games will be losing their online multiplayer components.Read More
Nintendo has finally stopped production on the console that practically printed money.
On their Japanese Site, Nintendo has announced that they've officially stopped production of new Wiis. Was the Wii a gimmicky machine that got lucky with a previously untapped market, or are motion controls really the future of gaming? Today is a milestone in that discussion as the console that started it all is no longer being produced.Read More
Watch right here for live coverage of the Big House 3 Smash Bros. tournament and some big news!
Super Smash Bros. Project M stands on the years of experience of an entire Smash Bros. Brawl modding community to bring you the best version of Smash Bros. that its most ardent fans can imagine. You don't want to miss this!Read More
Nintendo sure would love it if you went out and bought a Wii U, their shiny console which is still warm from the factory. Particularly because it's a product they're still supporting. It's actually best if you don't even look at the older ones. They don't really count anymore. In fact, Nintendo is shutting down a some of the Wii's online services -- you don't use those anymore, right? They seem to assume not.Read More
The Wii U sold 3.06 million units between its November launch and the end of the 2012. Those numbers are stronger than we would have guessed considering how underwhelmed we were with the system, but it looks like Nintendo is even more disappointed by the Wii U than we were. Because of the slower-than-expected performance, Nintendo is cutting their sales projections through March by 1.5 million units. Bummer.Read More
Good news for Chinese gamers! China is thinking about lifting its ban on game consoles. The news is just speculation right now, and it's based on the Playstation 3 receiving a quality certification from the Chinese government, but even that speculation has been enough to bump up stock prices for Sony and Nintendo, both of which are champing at the bit to enter the Chinese market. Obviously, a lifting of the ban would help those companies greatly. It might also destroy the mental and physical development of Chinese children, since that's what the ban was trying to protect.Read More
Yesterday, the rumor about a Wii Mini hitting stores next month made the rounds, and today it's been confirmed. The Wii Mini will be released on December 7th, but only in Canada. The unnamed source from yesterday turned out to be Best Buy Canada, and we found the hot little item on Nintendo's site as well. So get ready, Canada, for a smaller, less-featured version of a system you probably already own. Oh, also it's red. So, there's that.Read More
With the Wii U being a little more than a week old, it might seem a little early to be seeing rumors about a redesigned Wii, but that's not stopping the rumors from coming in. There are reports of an internal release schedule of an undisclosed "major retail source" that says a Wii Mini console is coming December 7th. With the release of their new system, why would Nintendo look back on the original Wii for a redesign?Read More
Nintendo's been somewhat behind this entire console generation. The Wii is often referred to as more of a half step rather than a whole step, in that both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are simply more powerful machines despite the Wii being the last to release. Nintendo's just released their latest console, making them the first to hit a new generation, but they might fall victim to a similar problem a second time. Is the Wii U worth buying if it's just going to be outclassed next year? Hit the jump to watch Rollin and Justin take a look at the Wii U, and go with your gut feeling.Read More
Sometimes making something to solve your problems is just more fun than buying something. At least, I assume so: I can't make anything. Duncan Murdock can though, and did, when he turned an average, otherwise pretty worthless knock-off Wii nunchuck into a remote shutter release for his new DSLR, a Christmas gift. All it took was replacing the nunchuck's original cable with an old telephone wire -- telephones used to have wires -- soldered the wire to the nunchuck's board and slapped a 2.5mm plug on the other end. Bam.Read More
When we earthbound humans finally discovered the secret of flight, it was because we gave up trying to be birds and used our own, albeit a little boring, fixed-wing approach. It's worth noting, however, that we can still make giant metal boats fly. That's not enough for Dutch mechanical engineer Jarnos Smeets, as evidence by his Human Birdwings project. As part of his plan to spit in the face of evolution, he's mechanically engineered himself a set of wings that will flap along with his arms by cramming together parts of a Wiimote, an HTC Wildfire S, and he's holding them together with a heaping serving of software and a couple of servos.Read More
Trinity College student Keyosaurus (which is his YouTube moniker) mashed up Kinect body controls, a Wiimote and a bit of head tracking to control an augmented reality version of portal-less puzzling classic Tetris. The Kinect motions control most of the game, from zooming the camera to moving the tetraminoes, while the Wiimote rotates the pieces. For some reason, the video showing the hack in action doesn't play any of the instantly-recognizable Tetris themes, but blasts our ears with elevator music instead.Read More
For all of the Wii's faults, the console is actually quite aesthetically pleasing. Case modder Martin Nielsen took that sleek, white rectangle and turned it into something of which a mad scientist would be proud. Almost as if ironically, Nielsen water-cooled the unit with tubes that look similar to the bombs from Die Hard: With a Vengeance, even though the underpowered-by-current-generation-standards console is one of the most least likely pieces of hardware to even come close to overheating. Dubbed the UNLimited Edition, the case is made of CNC-milled aluminum, the unit is cooled by two 22 cm coolant reservoirs filled with cerulean-tinted liquid, and the front of the case is transparent so one can see their copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl spin while they're browsing forums for Friend Codes. Discs load in through the top, and the unit is wall-mounted, so one can make room on their shelf for a system that actually has games releasing in the month of May.
(via Wired)Read More