So you pulled out the big guns and you got your son (age 27 or otherwise) a console. You're justifiably excited about the Christmas morning surprise, but there's one thing you must absolutely remember to take care of before you wrap that gadget gift: Update the firmware. Trust us.
Most pieces of technology—like smartphones, TVs, and even computers—are replaced by new models every six or twelve months. Game consoles, on the other hand, are meant to last for at least five years. Which means that every generation is a true milestone of UI, gaming, and industrial design. So what does the latest…
As E3 closes up shop for the year, we finally have a moment to reflect on a week of gorging ourselves on news about the continuing console war between Microsoft and Sony (and, uh, Nintendo). It's all very new and exciting news about the next half-decade of gaming, but in a lot of ways, it feels like the same old fight…
Hacker, modder, and DIYer extraordinaire Ben Heck has seemingly done the impossible with his latest project. For years a fierce battle has raged between proponents of the big three gaming consoles, but to finally bring peace and civility to gaming forums across the land, Heck created an all-in-one console that…
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.
Wii U is to get Google Maps Street View, which will be navigated through motion control. That sounds kinda fun. [Verge]
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.
Hulu Plus is now available on the Wii U. You can use the Wii U GamePad as a second screen of sorts too.
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.
iFixit has taken apart the new Nintendo Wii U and uncovered all its secrets—from the GPU and the oversized disc drive to its gamepad's Near Field Communication (NFC) module and a hidden coin slot.
Netflix is now available on Nintendo's Wii U despite rumors it'd be delayed 'til December. Hurry up, Hulu. [CNET]
Nintendo isn't afraid of different. It has thrown more crazy stuff at the wall—and gotten more of it to stick—than anyone. The Wii U is Nintendo's opinion of what's next.
Nintendo just announced at E3 that the Wii U would have Hulu Plus, Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube as content partners. It has a long way to go to catch up to the Xbox 360 as a content hub, but that's a pretty nice start. [Kotaku]
Nintendo's next console, the Wii U, has got us excited. It combines the best parts of the Wii with the graphical power of the other consoles and throws in the most insanest, ridiculously awesome controller we've ever played for good measure. But I'm sure you guys have questions. Here's what we know about the Wii U so…