Feb. 19, 2007 Today Nintendo adds four new classic games to the popular Wii video game system’s Wii Shop Channel. The games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points [...]
Feb 15, 2007
Everybody Votes Wii Channel Launched
As if I needed another reason to hear other peoples opinions on matters when I have the internet readily available to me. Wii’s recently launched “Everybody Votes” channel is hoping to provide even more opinionated information from, well, everybody. Or, in this case, Wii owners. So, how does such a channel work? Questions will be [...]
Feb 15, 2007
Japanese Software Sales for 2/5 – 2/11
This week sales are admittedly slow. Very slow, actually, considering we saw a decrease of over 33% in total sales from last week. It’s just a slow week in Japan, really. PS3 saw its very first top selling game in Japan with Virtua Fighter 5; so that’s a noteworthy change of pace. The complacent Nintendo [...]
There is no denying that Wii is perfectly tailored to support such a game. So it comes as no surprise that EA’s Fight Night will be hitting Wii in the future. In a recent interview with Fight Night’s producer, Michael Bank, he was questioned about how he viewed Wii and how Fight Night would work [...]
Feb 13, 2007
Super Paper Mario Officially Dated
Nintendo today put out an unusual press release in the form of an invitation. Where exactly have we been invited to attend? Why, Bowser and Peach’s wedding of course. The ceremonious occassion will kick off at the beginning of Super Paper Mario, slated for release on April 9th on the Nintendo Wii. Looks like Peach [...]
Today Nintendo adds three new classic games to the popular Wii video game system’s Wii Shop Channel. The games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased [...]
Feb 10, 2007
Capcom Focusing Less on Mature-Themed Games for Wii?
Nintendo really can’t shake that label. The most recent perpetrator of this comes from Capcom of USA’s Senior Director of Strategic Planning & Research, Christian Svensson. Svensson posted the following quote on Capcom’s official forums recently. Of course, this could be completely unfounded, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of Capcom as a whole. [...]
Feb 8, 2007
Guitar Hero Wii Bound?
Wii remote inspired guitar slaying may just be happening in the future. Or so Activision’s CEO, Mike Griffiths claimed during yesterday’s financial results conference call. Mike Griffiths was quoted as saying, “The key difference in our strategy versus the prior cycle, is that in addition to full support on Sony and Microsoft platforms, we will [...]
Feb 8, 2007
Unreal Engine 3 For Wii?
In a recent interview between Wired and Epic’s Mark Rein, he went on to say that, “But it’s not in our plans to bring Unreal Engine 3 to the Wii. It’s really designed for next-gen, high-definition.” It was later revealed that he was mis-quoted, because the corrected answer read, “But it’s not in our plans [...]
Feb 8, 2007
Japanese Software Sales for 1/29 – 2/4
Japan loves soccer and Nintendo DS. Which comes as no surprise, because that’s what rounded out the top of the Media Create list for this week. Sega’s J-League Pro Soccer 5 took the top spot, dethroning last weeks Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which fell to number four. Wii Sports and Wii Play collectively seem [...]