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  • Blog Post: Dragon Quest X MMORPG Ported To 3DS Using Cloud Streaming

    Square Enix recently announced that Japan-only MMO Dragon Quest X will be ported to the 3DS by using the same streaming technology that the mobile version uses to access the game. The non-native support, based in cloud space, will allow for cross-platform play across the Wii, Wii U, smartphone, and PC... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Loses U.K. Patent Battle With Philips

    A U.K. judge has ruled in favor of Philips against Nintendo in the case of two instances of patent infringement. The patents in question deal with recognition of hand gestures and motion as input mechanisms and are related to the Wii. Nintendo says it will appeal the decision and that it will work to... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Squashes ‘Patent Troll’ Triton In Wii Remote Case

    Nintendo has announced the dismissal of a 2010 lawsuit filed by Triton over the Wii Remote. Triton alleged that the technology powering the Wii Remote infringed against its patent for a “computer apparatus input device for three-dimensional information.” The Seattle district court found Triton’s... More
  • Blog Post: Learn The Secrets From The Soundtrack Of Super Smash Bros.

    The Did You Know Gaming YouTube channel has released a number of videos covering Super Smash Bros., and the latest focuses on the game's soundtrack. You will learn where some of the game's assorted themes appear in other games, as well as some of the very obscure secrets hidden in the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Gamers Keep Online DS And Wii Games On Life Support

    Nintendo tried to tell them no, but the fans kept saying yes. A number of Nintendo fans have figured out a way to keep playing Nintendo titles online even after the recent server shutdown. Back in February, Nintendo announced that starting on May 20 it would pull online server hosting for a number of... More
  • Blog Post: Baseball And Boxing Heading To Japanese Wii Sports Club On Wii U Soon

    Wii Sports Club, the HD sequel of sorts to Wii Sports for the Wii U, isn't complete yet – but it will be soon in Japan. To date, both North America and Japan have only received three games of the promised five-game package. Tennis, golf, and bowling are all currently available, and baseball... More
  • Blog Post: Canceled Wii Game Sadness To See New Life On Wii U

    Announced early in the Wii's lifecycle, Sadness was meant to be a Wii exclusive game, but was unfortunately canceled. Two developers are picking up the pieces, however, with plans for release on Wii U. Its original pitch described the game as a black and white horror title where players played as... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Updated Software Sales Show Pokémon Fans Have Discerning Tastes

    Are you wondering how your favorite Nintendo title is faring with fans? Nintendo has released an updated list of software sales for its biggest titles. Alongside this morning's financial report for the year ending March 31, 2014, we have a new understanding of what fans are interested in across Nintendo's... More
  • Blog Post: See Mario Kart Wii Modified For Oculus Rift

    Chadtronic on YouTube , a channel which seems to specialize in playing Nintendo games on the Oculus Rift, recently took Mario Kart Wii for a spin. In the past Chadtronic made a video of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as it translated to virtual reality. You can check out those videos here . In... More
  • 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
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