"I don't want to go to bed at night thinking I've ruined thousands of people's fun," one of the two men who's cracked open the code for the Wii U's biggest game told me this week. I was confused.
Above, you're looking at the surgically disassembled guts of an old Jaguar controller, the short-lived console originally released by Atari in 1993. It's a thing of beauty, and just one of a series that's equal parts nostalgia and drool.
When you tire of all the fancy motion controls and just want to enjoy some classic button-mashing gameplay on your Wii or Wii U, consider this wireless controller—particularly if you're an Android gamer too. In addition to playing well with Nintendo's hardware, this gamepad also cozies up to your smartphone or tablet.
Clear your schedule for a Breaking Bad marathon—Amazon Instant Video is now available on Nintendo Wii.
The Wii Mini will be available exclusively in Canada starting December 7 for 100 real Canadian dollars. Yes, the most adorable product just for the most adorable country. Assuming someday it makes it to U.S. soil, would you buy it?
Best Buy Canada has let slip that a new slimmer Wii—the Wii Mini—will be available from December 7th. Oops. [Best Buy]
The numbers are in and it turns out the Wii U launch went pretty well with around 400,000 consoles sold in its first week. It's not as much as the 600,000 Wiis sold at launch, but it's nothing to sneeze at. And neither are the 300,000 aging Wiis that sold last week, either.
The Wii U just went on sale this weekend. It's not quite finished—its media features aren't coming until December—and it's an odd little duckling. But look beyond all that, and you see that it's actually, well, good.
Netflix is now available on Nintendo's Wii U despite rumors it'd be delayed 'til December. Hurry up, Hulu. [CNET]
The Wiimote is cleverly designed so that when turned on its side it functions as a classic videogame controller. But if you've filled your Wii with classic 16-bit titles from the Virtual Console, you owe it to yourself to pick up this classic Super Famicom controller instead.
Farming cows is a thankless task; keeping track of their fertility sounds funny, but it's what keeps meat in your burger and milk on your cereal. Fortunately, mobile technology means that cows can now drop their farmers an SMS when they're feeling frisky. That's right. Bovine sexting has arrived.
Do you remember where you were five years ago? If you're a gamer there's a good chance you were standing in line waiting for the Nintendo Wii, and an even better chance you didn't get one.
The iPhone and the iPad are card-carrying members. Modern Warfare 3 is, like, the President. I'm talking, of course, about the Million-Plus Preorder Club. Now the Amazon Kindle Fire has joined the ranks. Before anyone even touched a Kindle Fire.