Great news for anyone who's worried about the battery life of the Wii U GamePad. But this does mean you'll have to buy another one from Nintendo...
Nintendo has revealed that its next-generation machine, still codenamed Revolution, will offer gamers a back catalogue of classic titles from Sega Mega Drive and Hudson/NEC TurboGrafx consoles as part of Revolution's Virtual Console download network.
This news, announced today by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata at the Game Developers Conference, means that even more downloadable retro games will be available for Revolution; Nintendo revealed at last year's E3 that NES and Super NES titles
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The Federal Trade Commission has deemed videogame retailers to the most adept at keeping mature rated content out of the hands of minors.
The findings come from a recent undercover shopper study conducted by the FTC which showed only 13% of minors were allowed to purchase M-rated content; that is, games the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has classified as being suitable for players aged 17 and up...
May was a decent month for inquisitive detectives, futuristic refugees and toy pirates, but not so much so for the video game industry in whole. This is according to the bean counters at NPD, whose latest North American sales report reveals L.A Noire, Brink and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game as bestselling games in a month that saw significant dips in hardware and software sales across the board...
Thursday 25 May 2006
Nintendo has announced the launch price for Wii for the US and Japan but sadly hasn't revealed how much the console will cost in Europe or the UK.
In a statement released today, is was revealed that the price of Wii "will not exceed $250 in America or 25,000 yen in Japan" but all that was said about the European launch was that it will have a "similar, affordable price".
To give you a bit of guide how much it could be, $250 works out at £134 while 25,000 yen is
Tuesday 15 August 2006
Nintendo Wii and DS games could soon feature an intriguing voice-recognition system that can read and analyse your speech.
Analysed text can be displayed as text on other players' consoles during multiplayer games with the tone of your voice altering the colour, size and font of the text, according to a US patent held by Nintendo.
As you speak, the system picks up on your voice pattern - shout "I WIN!" and it will appear in big red capital letters; whisper and it'll be
Thursday 14 September 2006
Nintendo's new Wii console will launch in the US on 19 November, and will cost $250 (roughly £133), it has been announced.
Every Wii will come packaged with a copy of Wii Sports, featuring tennis, golf, baseball and bowling minigames; new games will cost $50 (£26) and Nintendo's downloadable Virtual Console titles will be priced between $5 and $10 (or roughly £2.60 and £5.30).
This comes after The New York Times posted an article online - and
Monday 18 September 2006
Nintendo's UK boss, David Yarnton, has told GamesRadar that Wii's internet browser - which will use the same Opera software as DS - will not come packaged with the console when it launches in the UK, although it will be free to download through the Wii Channel screen (Nintendo's answer to 360's dashboard) for a limited period of time.
"For the first six months I think we'll be looking at the browser to be free for people - it will be available as a sample sort of