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.
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…
I love this little Kickstarter project which has received some serious heat in the time it's been running. The creator wants to build an app he can release on the App Store (hopefully for free), which will pair a Wiimote with iPhone or iPod Touch for some serious music-making.
Sonic, that talented hedgehog you might remember for racing around at superhedgehog speeds or flamboyantly collecting golden rings, has a new line of work. Charging Wiimotes. God only knows where Tails has ended up.
So, you'd love to get the movies, music, and photos from your laptop to your living room, but you don't want to buy another box, right? Well, If you have a game console, you're in luck. ZOMG IT'S SOOOO EASY.
Just when Nintendo-loving Netflix streamers were feeling left out in the cold, Wii has joined the PS3 in dropping the Netflix disc requirement. Instead, Netflix is available as a download from the Wii Shop Channel.
This month marks the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., and in good form Nintendo has painted Wiis red and rereleased Super Mario All Stars in a cherry red boxset. Itsa Mario time!
Leaked on the retailer Gamestop's website in the artwork for the FlingSmash game is the "Wii Remote Plus," which looks to be a wiimote with inbuilt MotionPlus, for more accurate real-time control.
As expected, Sony's Move is perfectly competent, hardware-wise, because Sony is a hardware company. But making games that mimic Nintendo's casual-friendly Wii party games is the wrong move. Instead, they need to focus on their true fanbase: The hardcore fans.
Nintendo game designer (and co-creator of Metroid) Yoshio Sakamoto is hyping up Nintendo's next console—even if it could be another eight years away. "At Nintendo we always have the obligation to surprise users with a new game console."
Nintendo is bringing back GoldenEye, the classic first-person shooter from the N64 days. So it's only natural that they bring a golden controller with it.
It's a good week for Nintendo to be hinting at their next console going 3D. After all, their 3DS portable has been lapped up by every dog in town for E3, and all eyes are on Ninty's next move.
It's inflatable, so at least you can stow it away under your bed or in a closet in its natural deflated state—but really, how many times would you actually use this racing kart?
Despite the Wii being available for almost four years now, it's still proving a tool worth buying to lure in unsuspecting kiddies. Not that we're recommending you do that, obviously.
Contrary to a lot of reports, more than just Apple's products are made at Foxconn's Shenzhen factories. Nintendo, whose Wii and other products are made there, has announced it shall be investigating the working and living conditions of the factory workers in light of the suicides. [MarketWatch via Kotaku]
Having an induction charger for your Wiimotes is a necessity. Having one that can charge your Wiimotes and two USB devices at the same time might be a little extravagant. Thankfully, at $35, the Konnet PowerV Duo a justifiable extravagance.
Cold, hard proof that Nintendo needs to pull its head out of its arse and release some new hardware (not just relying on a 3D novelty to work wonders): they sold 21 per cent less Wiis last year.
This is what Super Smash Bros. Brawl looks like at a super-widescreen resolution, when using Dolphin, a Wii emulator on a PC. It's so wide, you can barely make it out when shrunk down to fit Gizmodo's image constraints.