Items tagged with Nintendo Wii

Nintendo has selected Helen Mirren to be a new face for Wii Fit. Mirren, after all, has shown that at the age of 65 she has a fabulous figure (even in a bikini, as shown at 63, two years ago). Of course, it's doubtful that Mirren has used the Wii Fit, Nintendo's motion-based fitness game, to keep that figure. Despite that, she garnered $800,000 for two days of shooting. A friend of Mirren, an Academy Award winner, said: "Nintendo insisted they wanted Helen and no one else. They wanted an older, more attractive woman to show that the Wii isn't just for children." In the TV commercial, Mirren is... Read more...
GameFly's new GameCenter app for the iPhone and iPod Touch lets you look up information regarding 5,000 video games for all major platforms directly on your handset. With this free app, you can get up-to-the minute news, videos, screenshots, release dates, user reviews, gameplay controls, cheats, codes, and more. To make it easy to find the information you're looking for, GameCenter offers intuitive search functionality with suggest-as-you-type predictions. The app also lets GameFly subscribers manage their GameQ and member information using the app. GameFly Inc. Launches GameCenter App Now Available... Read more...
Polk County undercover drug investigators stormed the home of convicted drug dealer Michael Difalco near Lakeland, FL in March. Nothing wrong with, right? At least until a few of the officers noticed a Nintendo Wii. What they failed to notice, however, was a wireless security camera connected to a computer inside Difalco's home that was recording their every move. That included the fact that several of the officers decided to play with the Nintendo Wii, including one Polk County sheriff's detective who stopped cataloging evidence repeatedly to "take her turn." When she hit two strikes in a row,... Read more...
A new study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University and Andrews University concludes that the average age of video-gamers in the U.S. is in the range 35–54. It also says that those gamers are fat, and miserable, though differences exist across genders. With regards to the weighty "fat" conclusion, it's unclear if those surveyed had Nintendo Wiis with "exergaming" titles or not. The study, "Health-Risk Correlates of Video-Game Playing Among Adults," published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, analyzed data from 552 adults in... Read more...
The Nintendo Wii's Wiimote has brought innovation to gaming, by allowing players to swing a tennis racket, a baseball bat, and perform other gaming motions while holding the Wiimote. But what if you didn't need to hold a controller at all? Enter Project Natal. On Monday, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft unveiled a number of things, but the most interesting, to me, was Project Natal. Rumored for several months, as opposed to a controller, it's a sensor, that allows you to make gaming moves simply by moving in front of the sensor. As described in a Microsoft press release: Unveiled... Read more...
Sunsoft has announced that Leiji Matsumoto's newest manga, Out of Galaxy Koshika, will debut on the Nintendo Wii's Shopping Channel on April 14th. Sorry, all, Japan only, at least for now. Sunsoft already released Princess Ai in January. Unlike Princess Ai, however, this is a totally new manga title. The first episode will cost 500 Wii points ($5). Subsequent episodes can be purchased for 200 Wii Points ($2) each. Leiji Matsumoto is probably best known as the creator of Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers), Space Pirate Captain Harlock, and Galaxy Express 999. I can definitely see hints of thos... Read more...
In a move that will leave many saying "it's about time," the Nintendo Wii game console will finally be getting a streaming video service. Reuters reports that starting in early 2009 in Japan, Nintendo and ad agency Dentsu are partnering to launch the video-streaming service, which will become available "overseas" (presumably in Europe and the U.S.) later in the year. Before Wii owners get too excited with the vision of Netflix streaming movies dancing in their heads, so far all that has been announced is that the new service will "offer cartoons and other entertainment programmes created for the... Read more...
Electronic Arts is the latest company to run afoul of Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the U.K. The ASA has twice banned iPhone ads over false or misleading claims. In this case, the ASA said that an EA ad tried to pass off Xbox 360 graphics as Wii graphics. In the ad, Tiger Woods uses a Wiimote to play the game, but the graphics displayed are from the Xbox 360 version. EA claimed that while Woods was shown using the Wiimote and Wii branding was shown at the end of the ad, the text "available on all formats" was displayed during the ad, adn that should be enough for customers to know that... Read more...
If you've been on the hunt for a Nintendo Wii system this holiday season, along with what seems to be the entire free world, but have given up your quest due to lack of availability, perhaps this will give you some additional motivation.  Without any hands-on experience with the system, you may have more easily dismissed the Wii as just another game console with an innovative controller twist that has merely become a fad of sorts.  Johnny Chung Lee, on the other hand, will show you just how innovative Wiimote technology really is and why millions have flocked to the... Read more...
Nintendo announced that the Wii Shop Channel's Gifting Feature, which allows you to give a game to someone you've traded Friend Codes with, will go live later today.Later in the day on Monday, Nintendo will make your holiday shopping just a little bit easier. If some people on your gift list have visions of classic video games dancing in their heads, you're in luck. Starting this week, Wii Shop Channel patrons can use a new Gifting feature to send games to other Wii owners with whom they've traded Friend Codes. It's an easy and inexpensive way to give your fellow Nintendo buffs the gift of a classic... Read more...