Posts Tagged ‘Wii’

Nintendo Designer Genyo Takeda Is Retiring

by Peter Paltridgeon April 27, 2017
You may not know the name as well as you know Miyamoto (creator of Mario, Zelda and everything else) or Iwata (late beloved and humble CEO), but Genyo Takeda, a designer who has worked at Nintendo since 1971, was responsible for a lot of what the company grew to become. Today he announced his retirement. […]

Wii Emulator, Dolphin, Can Now Access Wii Shop Channel

by Nathan Gibsonon March 17, 2017
Dolphin, widely considered the most reliable and functional emulator for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii consoles, has added support for the online Wii Shop Channel. This means it is now possible for those using the emulator to add points to their accounts just like on the console and buy games through the service. “Getting to […]

There Are 1,262 Wii Games — And This Is What They All Look Like Together

by Peter Paltridgeon January 27, 2017
Last fall the final title for the Nintendo Wii, Just Dance 2017, was released. Not many adults were interested, except for collector NintendoTwizer. He now owns every single game released for Wii — 1,262 in all. “The Wii is a fascinating system,” says Twizer. “It sold over 100 million units. It was an insane success […]


Nintendo Explains Why Switch Is $300

by Todd Blackon January 16, 2017
When Nintendo revealed the Switch last week, a key talking point was about the price: $300. While it was very fair, there was a question from fans of the last two console generations as to why it was $300, but didn’t come bundled with a game. If you recall, the Wii had Wii Sports, and […]

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Pilot For Trauma Team Series Appears Online

by Peter Paltridgeon December 30, 2016
Back when touchscreens were a new novelty and the Wii was the hottest technology around, Atlus put out a series of surgery simulators called Trauma Team. Among all the “gimmick” games with special controls released during this period, Trauma Team was one of the better and more well-received. But if Atlus’s proposed TV series based […]

Nintendo Believed Wii U Would Outsell The Wii

by Todd Blackon July 7, 2016
The Wii U, no matter what happens in the final amount of time it is out on the market, is widely going to be considered a failure. While its had many best selling titles, and a library most Nintendo fans are proud of, its hardware sales were fledgling from launch to now. This was odd […]

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Nintendo’s New President Says The NX Will Be A Departure From The Wii

by Peter Paltridgeon December 6, 2015
For nearly ten years, Nintendo has been riding the “Wii” brand through good times (2006 through 2009) and bad (2010 and beyond). They managed to hit the sweet spot of mainstream 2006 culture, but the world changes quickly, and the casual audience that bought over 100 million Wii consoles had little interest in upgrading, being […]

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Fan Project Aims To Remaster Twilight Princess In HD — Again

by Peter Paltridgeon November 29, 2015
Nintendo recently announced a remastered 1080p version of their 2006 Wii launch title/Gamecube abandonment title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Meant to bridge the gap between now and whenever the latest Zelda is completed, it’ll be sold in two forms: regular and packaged-with-amiibo. But before this product was even rumored, a fan was working […]

Super Smash Bros Melee Gains Replay Feature

by Peter Paltridgeon September 13, 2015
Read the title a second time. We’re not talking about the current Super Smash Bros available for 3DS and Wii U. This is a new feature for the 2001 release Super Smash Bros Melee, for the Nintendo Gamecube. ….No, it’s not official. A programmer named Dan Salvato has been working on a plussed-up super-mod for […]

New Nendoroids Featuring Several Nintendo Characters Revealed!

by Todd Blackon July 27, 2015
If you are unsure what a Nendoroid is, don’t worry, I’ll explain. Basically, it’s an incredibly detailed figure that you can own. However, unlike other figures or statues, they actually have changeable parts, making them even more cool. Not only are they detailed, they really nail the essence of whatever character they’re embodying. The people behind the […]

The Untold Story Behind Cancelled Wii Game “Project HAMMER”

by Peter Paltridgeon July 7, 2015
Unseen 64 has blown the lid off one of Nintendo’s great mysteries, Project HAMMER — which would have been a gritty Wii launch title starring a cyborg rebelling against a post-apocalyptic world of evil robots, using his giant hammer to smash waves upon waves of them. It was to be created by Nintendo Software Technology, […]

Did A Wii Burn Down This Man’s House?

by Peter Paltridgeon May 23, 2015
Trevor Pellegrin, a Colorado native who lives in his RV and watches standard-definition Netflix from a Nintendo Wii on his tube TV (because Colorado), went out for a while and came back to find his entire vehicle in flames. “I was coming back from a meeting and a I got a phone call from my […]