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Rumors regarding Nintendo's second-generation Wii have been circulating following news that the console would be demo'd at this year's E3. Unlike the Playstation or XBox 360, the Wii has never been significantly updated, which is part of why fans and gamers are curious to see what Nintendo has come up with. Although Nintendo has yet to formally announced anything, Kotaku has proven a reliable source of information in the past. According to current info, the Wii's successor (Wii 2?) will contain: 8GB of internal flash-based storage 25GB optical discs (Nintendo has not stated what types of discs... Read more...
At this point, if you're a gamer, you probably already own a Nintendo Wii. And if you're a gamer on the run, you probably already own a DSi, DSi XL or one of the other Nintendo handhelds. But on the off chance that you have yet to pick these up, Nintendo is tempting you to finally give in. In order to celebrate the 25th anniversay of the Super Mario Bros. game on the NES, Nintendo is launching two new colored consoles: the Mario-red limited edition Wii and DSi XL. Furthermore, the company is rolling out a new Wii Remote Plus controller with the Wii MotionPlus motion technology packaged in, and... Read more...
Nintendo's Wii Fit has been a quiet revolution. The device has been stamped with an approval by the American Heart Association, it has sparked many to exercise, it has been used in schools and physical fitness programs, and now it just might find its way into the Navy. Think of a video game that could have accomplished that five years ago. Or good luck trying, we should say. A new report on the Wii Fit has shown that the U.S. Navy is considering its use to get recruits in shape, as many would rather exercise with a video game than just hit the boring, old-fashioned gym. There's debate over whether... Read more...
Nintendo's Wii is a fine console, and one that has sold extremely well worldwide. People love controlling their games with the Wiimote, but one thing they aren't fond of is replacing those Wiimote batteries on a weekly or monthly basis. For avid Wii gamers, there's really no excuse to overlook a new charging solution, one that can handle up to four Wiimotes at a time, even. Konnet Technology has just introduced a new PowerV Quad, which charges four Nintendo Wii remotes without any wires, and better still, it's pretty attractive. The PowerV Quad uses induction technology to simultaneously charge... Read more...
It wasn't supposed to happen this way. Back when all three consoles were just spec sheets and demo units it was Microsoft vs. Sony and Blu-ray vs. HD DVD. Even the pundits who thought the Wii's motion control interface could win it market share weren't predicting that the modest device would prove as popular as the XBox and PS3 combined. Both Microsoft and Sony realized some time back that the Wiimote wasn't just a fad and adjusted their plans accordingly. Microsoft has been hard at work on Project Natal, while Sony has finally taken the wraps off its own controller dubbed the Playstation Move.... 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...
Nintendo is gearing up to breath new life into its already wildly successful Wii this summer with the launch of its MotionPlus Wii accessory. The device, which will attach to the bottom of the Wii Remote, where the Nunchuck accessory currently affixes, aims to provide a more 1:1 physics ratio when interacting with motion heavy games. Specifically, it "tracks players’ movements in finer detail and with greater accuracy than ever before."The device was actually revealed around a year ago, but in the meantime, Nintendo has been working to alleviate Wii console shortages and deliver the incredibly... Read more...