Wii Multi-Player Controller Set Costs More than the Sum of its Parts

With little fanfare and no press release, a new Nintendo Wii Multi-Player Controller Set has appeared on at least one Target store shelf. Priced at $74.99, the set includes a Wiimote, Nunchuk and Wii Wheel. So how much money are you saving by buying your controllers in bulk? Errr...none actually.As one GoNintendo… » 11/11/08 7:20pm 11/11/08 7:20pm

Wii Wheel Mount Plays Mario Kart in Stereo(types)

For those who don't like the floating steering wheel of Mario Kart Wii (because it lacks the realism of driving around a banana-spewing bulletmobile), this wheel mount by JTT isn't a bad solution. Using a suction cup to attach the wheel to any flat surface, the top tilts 120-degrees so you can compete old-lady or » 7/03/08 9:00am 7/03/08 9:00am

Wii Wheel and Wii Fit Board Combined to Make Racing Simulator

If you've already got a Wii Wheel and a Wii fit but are too cheap to buy an actual racing wheel with pedals, Nintendo Wii Fanboy has a good way to combine the two to accomplish kinda the same thing. All you need is a PC, a couple apps and the ability to follow written instructions, and you too can be the proud owner… » 6/20/08 12:00pm 6/20/08 12:00pm

Video: Hands-on With the Nintendo Wii Wheel

I got up close and personal with the Wii Wheel at last week's Nintendo Media Summit, where I (literally) played hours of Mario Kart Wii. I tried playing with the wheel attached and without, trying different configurations of play. And after spending a day with the peripheral, I can't exactly call it great, but it's… » 4/15/08 6:00am 4/15/08 6:00am

DIY Wii Wheel Leaves Little to be Desired

Why fork over more money to Nintendo for a second Mario Kart Wii Wheel when you can just make one yourself? Sound difficult? It's not, as long as you know how to tape a controller to a sauce pot lid. For some reason we didn't spot a similar prototype among Nintendo's 30 original designs. Which just goes to show you,… » 4/10/08 10:43am 4/10/08 10:43am

Wii Wheel Gets $14.99 Price Tag; Your Friends Aren't Worth it

Looks like the fellows at Gamestop let the pricing for Nintendo's Wii Wheel slip, and $14.99 is the price you'll be paying for each friend you have over on Mario Kart Wii day, (April 27th.) The game will retail at $49.99, which includes one Wii Wheel to boot, but for multiplayer mayhem, you're going to have to fork… » 3/29/08 10:30pm 3/29/08 10:30pm

First Hands-On Video of Wii Wheel with Mario Kart Wii


My buddy Stephen T over at MTV's Multiplayer blog scored the first video demo of the Wii Wheel in Mario Kart Wii game play. Melvin at Nintendo shows him how to insert a Wiimote into the Wheel, then head to the races. Watch T manage to execute a wheelie and a powerslide, then—in the second video in the link below—try… » 3/18/08 9:00pm 3/18/08 9:00pm