Wii News


Nintendo Conference Reveal: Wii U, Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus: Uprising and more!


Nintendo Trailers from the conference, check back constantly for updates! The Wii U will not use Blu-Rays, it will use its own proprietary disc format. Wii U, has the power to push past the graphics of games like Uncharted, and will utilize full 1080p.

 

Specs for the Wii U:

Release: 2012

Height of about a width of about 46mm × 172mm × Depth 268.5mm (excluding protrusions)

The new controller is 6.2 inches, 16:9 button controller that combines what is familiar and the touch screen, slide the two pads is attached.

This rechargeable controller power button, HOME button, arrow pad, A / B / X / Y Buttons, L / R buttons, ZL / ZR is attached to the button. In addition, accelerometers, gyroscopes, vibration function, camera, microphone, speakers, sensor unit is equipped with a stylus.

Wii Remote (or Wii Remote +) can simultaneously connect up to 4. Classic Controller and Nunchuk, Classic Controller PRO, and Wii Balance Board, or any input device that corresponds to the Wii controller.

New hardware for high-density optical and 12cm, Wii can play for a 12cm self-loading optical disc (disc type will automatically draw) with a single drive.

1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i compatible. HDMI, Component, D terminal, S-terminal, corresponding to each of the composite cable.

AV Multi-output and output from the HDMI output terminal supports 6CH PCM linear.

In addition to the internal flash memory, SD memory card or external USB can be extended by using the hard drive capacity.

Multicore-based IBM Power ®

4 USB 2.0 has a single pin.

The new hardware backwards compatible Wii games.

Kirby Wii


Pokedex 3D Trailer


Paper Mario Nintendo 3DS Trailer in full


The Legend of Zelda: Anniversary and Skyward Sword Footage


Super Mario Bros. 3DS


Wii U Testimonials



Star Fox 64 3D Trailer


Mario Kart 3D Trailer


Kid Icarus: Uprising Trailer


Luigi’s Mansion 2

Sources:IGN.com/Gametrailers.com


Wallet Vacuum: New releases for May 23 – May 27th


Every week new games come out and suck your wallet dry. We’re here to keep you in the loop on some things you may have missed. Get ready to spend money, because the Wallet Vacuum is here! Two games of interest come out this week, Dirt3 and Dead or Alive: Dimensions.

 

May 24th, 2011


Dirt 3 by THQ – Playstation 3/Xbox 360- $59.99
Nascar the Game 2011 by Activision Publishing – Nintendo Wii/Playstation 3/Xbox 360- $47.99
Dead or Alive: Dimensions by Koei – Nintendo DS – $39.99
Dungeons And Dragons: Daggerdale by Atari – PC – $14.99
Kung Fu Panda 2 by THQ – Kinect/Nintendo Wii/Playstation 3/Nintendo DS – $29.99 -49.99
Emily Strange – Strangerous by Tris Synergy – Nintendo DS – $29.99
Duke Nukem: Critical Mass by Deep Silver – Nintendo DS – $28.99
Naughty Bear: Gold Edition by 505 Games – Xbox 360/Playstation 3- $29.96

Touch N Play Collection by O-Games – Nintendo DS – $19.99

Wallet Vacuum: New releases for May 17th


 

 

Every week new games come out and suck your wallet dry. We’re here to keep you in the loop on some things you may have missed. Get ready to spend money, because the Wallet Vacuum is here! It will be a light week with some high impact releases taking the stage. L.A. Noire and The Witcher 2 make their debut.

 

May 17th, 2011


L.A. Noire by Team Bondi/Rockstar Games – Playstation 3/Xbox 360/- $59.99
The Witcher 2 by CDPROJEKT/Atari – PC – $49.99
Exerbeat by Namco- Wii – $19.99
Fable III by Lionhead Studios/Microsoft- PC – $49.99
Murder in Venice by City Interactive – Nintendo DS – $14.99
Cake Mania 4: Main Street by Majesco – Nintendo DS – $19.99
Spongebob Squigglepants by THQ – Nintendo 3DS – $39.99
Hyper Fighters by Zoo Games – Nintendo Wii – $19.99

Touch N Play Collection by O-Games – Nintendo DS – $19.99

Wallet Vacuum: New releases for May 10th – May 13th


 

Every week new games come out and suck your wallet dry. We’re here to keep you in the loop on somethings you may have missed. Get ready to spend money, because the Wallet Vacuum is here to stay! Our special guest star of the week is the highly anticipated Brink!

 

May 10th, 2011


Brink by Splash Damage/Bethesda Softworks – Playstation 3/Xbox 360/PC – $46.99 – $59.99
Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean by Disney – Nintendo DS/Nintendo Wii/PSP/Xbox 360/Playstation 3/PC/3DS – $28.99 – $49.99
MX vs. ATV Alive by THQ – Xbox 360/Playstation 3/ – $38.99
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011 Over the Nexus by Konami – Nintendo DS – $28.99
Virtua Tennis 4 by SEGA – Playstation 3/Xbox 360/Nintendo Wii – $32.49
The First Templar by Kalypso Entertainment – Xbox 360/Playstation 3/PC – $49.99
WRC FIA World Rally Champisonhip by Deep Silver – Playstation 3 – $39.99
Treasure Chase-Brainstorm Series by Storm City Entertainment – Nintendo DS – $19.99
Touch N Play Collection by O-Games – Nintendo DS – $19.99
Dream Trigger 3D by D3 Publisher – Nintendo 3DS – $39.99
Superstars V8 Next Challenge by Deep Silver – Playstation 3 – $38.99

 

May 11th, 2011


Duke Nukem: Critical Mass by Deep Silver – Nintendo DS- $28.99

 

May 12th, 2011


Lego: Indian Jones 2: The Adventure Continues from Feral Interactive- Mac OS X – $29.99

Touch N Play Collection by O-Games – Nintendo DS – $19.99

This Just In: Wii Price Drop Official, Mass Effect 3 Delayed, and SOE still offline


A lot of rumors were circling the internet regarding a price drop regarding the Wii. Those rumors have turned into confirmation from Nintendo. The Wii will now sell for $149.99 on May 15th, and select video games will be receiving a price drop. Among these titles are The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers, and Wii Sports.

Each of these games will sell for the price of $19.99, and they are the first of many to follow. The new system bundle will package Mario Kart, the Wii Wheel, Wii Remote plus, and finally a nunchuk.

Source: 1up


Mass Effect 3 Delayed into early 2012

 

 

This one hits close to the heart, but I’m sorry to report that Mass Effect 3 won’t release in october. Bioware has reported that the game will be delayed into the first quarter of 2012. Executive Producer Casey Hudson posted this delay on facebook earlier today:

Today we have confirmed that Mass Effect 3 will be released in the first three months of 2012. The development team is laser focused on making sure Mass Effect 3 is the biggest, boldest and best game in the series, ensuring that it exceeds everyone’s expectations.

Sad to hear, but at least we know it won’t be rushed out the door.


Sony Online Entertainment remains offline

PSN is scheduled to return some time this week, but there is no word when people can login to Station.com again. A statement was released by Sony regarding this service interruption:

“We have been working around the clock to restore operations as quickly as possible, and we expect to have some of our games and services up and running soon,” the company said. “However, we want to be very clear that we will only restore operations when we believe that the network is secure.”

The publisher says they will try to make good on the interruption, and try to provide some sort of compensation. As of now DCUO players will receive a free 30 days, and receive a “Batman inspired mask” to run around in. Interesting!

Source: Gamespot.com


Wallet Vacuum: Releases for May 3rd – May 6th


Everyone week new games will come out and suck your wallet dry. We’re here to keep you in the loop on some thing you may have missed. Get ready to spend money, because the Wallet Vacuum is here to stay!

 

May 3rd, 2011


Motorstorm Apocalypse by SCEA – Playstation 3 – $59.99
Challenge Me: Word Puzzles by O-Games- Nintendo DS/Nintendo Wii/Windows 7/Vista/XP – $19.99
Thor: God of Thunder from Sega of America, Inc. – Xbox 360/Playstation 3/Nintendo Wii/Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo DS – $28.00 – $49.99
The Mysterious Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde from O-Games – Nintendo DS – $19.99
Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles 2 from O-Games – Nintendo Wii – $19.99
Word Up – Brainstorm Series from Storm City Entertainment – Nintendo DS – $19.99
History Great Battles Medieval from Maximum Family Games – Xbox 360/Windows Vista – $37.99
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles Magnum Gun Bundle from InterWorks Unlimited, Inc. – Nintendo Wii – $39.99
thinkSMART Crazy Machines from SVG Distribution – Nintendo Wii/Nintendo DS – $19.99

 

May 4th, 2011


18 Wheels of Steel Extreme Trucker from Valusoft – Windows Vista / XP – $9.99

 

May 5th, 2011


Thrill Pack from Valusoft – Windows Vista/XP – $9.99


Nintendo’s new “Project Cafe” console playable at E3




The announcement took everyone by surprise, a Nintendo system would be the first to outclass Sony and Microsoft. While being completely backwards compatible with the Wii itself, and finally breaking into the high definition age. Now it’s confirmed that the console will actually be showcased and playable at E3 this year. It is reported to have a touchscreen display, dual-analog sticks, and the ability to stream directly from the console.

I for one can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves, and how he touchscreen will work with modern day consoles. For the full scoop, head on over to IGN where they have a bit more information. Update: A mock-up of the controller has recently surfaced, as well as some sleek screens of what could be the console. Now this controller looks entirely to be a work of art for the system.

This could easily be a concept version for us to get a visual of what they have in mind. It shows off most of what has been reported from various sites. We will have to wait until E3 to see if it’s true, or if Nintendo releases any early news regarding it. For now it looks like a safe bet that this system could be the merging of tablet and console gaming. Nintendo has confirmed that the system will release sometime in 2012.

Source: IGN


EA is being sued over long lost royalties by the creator of the Madden series




Is it just me, or is Electronic Arts always being sued over something new? Like the classic Godfather 3 film, they tried to get out of their evil ways only to be pulled back in. Luckily, their lesson won’t come in the form of a dead daughter, but more in the shape of greenbacks. The creator of the Madden franchise has come out of the woodwork with a heavy lawsuit.

Robin Antonick (The creator) claims that he was bamboozled out of financial due. Apparently, he was told that the code used during his time spent with EA was no longer in use for later iterations. Over 23 years have passed since he was officially credited on the game, and he has not gained a single royalty for a Madden game since.

Antonick claims that his code is still in use to this day, and he wants his checking account to match it. This is a serious claim for EA on such a troll filled day. Though someone not noticing how similar a game looks for 23 years… is kind of funny isn’t it?