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  • Blog Post: A New Princess Peach Wiimote Can Be In Your Castle In Late April

    Nintendo has announced a new Wii Remote in its line of character-themed accessories. Joining the Mario and Luigi styled remotes is one in Princess Peach pink. The new style will be available starting later this month. The newer Wii remotes, including these, include the MotionPlus technology. The new... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Ending Online Services For Wii And DS In May

    Nintendo has announced that it will be ending the online services for all DS and Wii games on May 20. This will affect online play, matchmaking, and leaderboards. Services that do not require an internet connection will be unaffected. The list of titles is heavy on the Pokémon and Professor Layton... More
  • Blog Post: Handy Graphic Shows Video Game Console Cost Adjusted For Inflation Up To Current-Gen

    Video games are an expensive hobby, and while it might not appear to be true – considering current prices – in general, the cost of playing video games has gone down over the years. You'll see the chart below, which was posted on reddit last month by user Auir2blaze . It puts into perspective... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Gives All Clear On Network Outages, Promises Pokémon Bank And Transporter Details Soon

    It's been a rough Christmas for online video game services , and Nintendo seems to have experienced the worst of it. A handful of tweets from Nintendo points to everything being back to normal, with no more network outtages planned anytime soon. We do not anticipate any further outages, but will... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity's 'Toy Box Contraption Challenge' Features A Game Informer Creation

    It's no secret that Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner is a fan of Disney Infinity. Now, Disney Interactive has taken notice and featured his Toy Box in their latest challenge video. Reiner's Toy Box, which he built with some help from Jeff Cork, contains numerous Disney landmarks,... More
  • Blog Post: Iwata: Wii Sports Club Could Come Out Via Retail

    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently revealed that Wii Sports Club – the HD remakes of the original Wii Sports activities – could see a retail release. In a Q&A following a second-quarter financial results briefing, Iwata talked about the company's pricing strategy when it comes... More
  • Blog Post: Wii Mini Coming To The U.S.

    Gamers in the U.S. will finally be able to get their hands on the Wii Mini starting this month, after the reconfigured system's initial release in Canada a year ago. Nintendo says the system – retailing for $99 and coming with Mario Kart and red Wii Motion Plus and nunchuk controllers –... More
  • Blog Post: German Broomstick Racing Is As Ridiculous As It Sounds

    A trailer for the German Wii game Bibi Blocksberg: Das große Hexenbesen-Rennen! (which roughly translates as "Bibi Blocksberg: The Big Witches' Broom Race!") shows us all how hilarious motion-controlled broomstick racing is. The game has been out for some time now, and the broom's... More
  • Blog Post: Wii Also Discontinued In Europe

    It seems like the United States might be the last region standing with active Wii shipments. After earlier reports that production was shut down in Japan , Nintendo has confirmed that European imports have ceased. The news comes by way of MCV , which received comment from Nintendo. "Wii imports... More
  • Blog Post: The Wii Lives On (Outside Of Japan)

    Earlier this week, we reported that Nintendo had ceased production of the Wii . There is good news for fans outside of Japan; the discontinuation only affects Nintendo's home territory. Gamespot received comment from Nintendo of America clarifying the end of production. "The announcement that... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Ends Wii Production With 100 Million Consoles Sold Worldwide

    It's the end of an era. Nintendo has ceased production of the Wii according to the product page. Next to the images of the console the word 生産終了 (discontinued) appears. The console was launched on November 19, 2006 in the United States, and demand was extremely high during the first year. This was... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Nintendo To Cease Wii Production In Near Future

    According to a Japanese website, Nintendo will soon be ending production of its successful Wii console. CVG reported on a picture that was posted on Nintendo's Japanese website . According to the article, a line of in the top right of the photo (above) of two Wii units translates to "manufacturing... More
  • Blog Post: Get Ready For Skylanders Swap Force With Giveaways And Times Square Event

    Are you excited to for Skylanders Swap Force? If so, you're in for a treat. To celebrate the release, Activision is throwing daily contests via its Twitter for Swap Force starter packs. That's right, one pack per day will be given away from October 1 - 31. But that's hardly the only celebration... More
  • Blog Post: Original Wii Sports Games Return In HD

    Nintendo's decision to include Wii Sports for free with the Wii really helped consumers understand its then-new motion controls and propel the console to unbelievable heights. Now the five sports from that game are back in HD and with other new features in tow. The game's bowling, tennis, baseball... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Drops Retail Prices Of Best-Selling Wii Titles

    Nintendo announced today that it is dropping the retail price of three of its top Wii games to $29.99. The price goes in effect today for Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and Wii Sports Resort. According to the press release, U.S. sales to date for these titles are 2.7 million (Galaxy... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Park Wristbands Pack In A Surprise For Infinity Players

    Disney is experimenting with new RFID-infused wristbands the company is calling Magic Bands. In addition to streamlining visitors' park experiences, the bands also unlock a special toy box item in Disney Infinity. Writer Suzannah Mitchell made the discovery on her Zannaland blog, where she often... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Files Suit To Make Sure You Don't HackYourConsole

    Nintendo has announced today that it has filed suit in the state of Florida against a the owner of a website known as HackYourConsole.com. The site in question sells unauthorized copies of Nintendo software and device to circumvent rights management protocols . In addition to DS R4 game copiers (and... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Current-Gen Game Sparked Your Emotions

    Considering how many hours we pour into video games, getting attached to the characters and world isn’t all that surprising. The most amazing part is how something so artificial can cause such a response, even getting into our psyche. Did having a child’s life in your hands make Heavy Rain... More
  • Blog Post: Wii U Sales Low, 3DS Sales High In Nintendo First Quarter 2014 Report

    Nintendo has released its first quarter 2014 earnings results, along with information on hardware units shipped worldwide. Financially, the report is good news, with a return to positive net and ordinary income, with ¥8.62 billion ($88.1 million) on the bottom line. The product-based information... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Star Wars Hitting Consoles This Fall

    Continuing its galactic dominance, developer Rovio and Activision have announced that Angry Birds Star Wars is coming to a multitude of new platforms this fall. Angry Birds Star Wars hits the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, Vita, and the 3DS on October 29. The upcoming version includes 20 new levels... More
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