Thursday 27 April 2006
Speculation is mounting that Nintendo has been economic with the details of its Revolution controller and that the nunchaku part contains a sensor that can detect speed of motion and tilt.
It was previously believed that the unit - which will connect to the main controller via a cord - would only feature an analogue stick and two trigger buttons. But rumours are circulating that the unit will also have a built in accelerometer that can sense when the unit is being tilted
Friday 28 April 2006
Whatever Nintendo decided to call its next-gen console, it was always going to be a talking point, but its choice of Wii has been met with a /huge/ response.
No more so than on our GamesRadar forums where Wii has been on the lips of nearly every poster since Nintendo revealed the curious moniker.
So, to give you an idea of what people think about the new name, here's a collection of some of the comments posted on the GR forums:
"Revolution was great. This is like the
Tuesday 2 May 2006
A new racing game for Wii will be unveiled during Nintendo's E3 press conference, so says the company's executive vice president of sales and marketing, Reggie Fils-Aime.
While speaking at the Nintendo World Store last week, Reggie let slip that this new game would be used to demonstrate just how the Wii controller would work with racing games, stating that it would require it being used in a "very different way".
Unfortunately there is no clue as to what the game will
Wednesday 3 May 2006
Konami could well be revealing Hideo Kojima's first game for Nintendo Wii at its E3 press event next week.
It has long been known that Metal Gear creator Kojima has been developing for Nintendo's new console and it now seems that this year's E3 will see it presented to the world's gaming press.
The source of this speculation comes from the curious choice of design used for the Konami conference invites. On the postcards were the following words: "return, rearm, regale,
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Wednesday 10 May 2006
Nintendo's pre-E3 conference Wii line-up was just big-name game after big-name game, with Zelda, Mario and Metroid Prime all putting in an appearance.
We've managed to capture the first footage of these famous franchises in motion - and plenty of new names, too - in these two high quality movies. And you can see them all simply by
Thursday 11 May 2006
Nintendo seems to be getting very forgetful in its old age. For after neglecting to mention to anyone about the existence of its classic version of the Wii controller, this shooter-shaped prototype turned up on the Big N's stand unannounced, unheralded and un-promoted, too.
Locked in a case and seemingly fashioned from both the Wii-mote and the nunchaku controller, the device appears to have already been dubbed The Zapper after the old NES lightgun. And while we weren't
Saturday 13 May 2006
While the sound of E3 might still be ringing in our ears, the show is over, the stands have been dismantled and the cleaners are performing the unenviable task of cleaning up the mess left by thousands of men (and a few women).
With bleary eyes and saturated synapses, we've compiled a list of our top 20 E3 2006 stories. Not only do we urge you to peruse the fine collection of our most significant show moments listed below, we should also remind you that you can sift
Friday 26 May 2006
A Singstar-style game could be on its way to Wii after it emerged that Nintendo has registered the domain name, wiikaraoke.com.
While Nintendo hasn't confirmed any plans for such a game, it wouldn't be at all surprising to see a karaoke title released for Wii - the success of Sony's Singstar has demonstrated that an invitation to croon is an excellent way of getting the whole family interested in games.
The possible existence of a singalong game has also sparked speculation
Friday 2 June 2006
Wii will appear in UK shops around 6 November, according to sources at Nintendo. Standard release dates usually hit a Friday in the UK, suggesting that Nintendo's next-generation console could appear on either 3 November or 10 November, at least seven days before Sony's PlayStation 3.
If the rumour - first mentioned on the website of UK tech mag T3 - is correct, and given the planned price of £150 for Wii, this could prove to be a kick in the chips for the launch of
Wednesday 7 June 2006
Nintendo is anticipating a fairly painless Wii launch in terms of the impact it has on the Japanese gaming giant's earnings, while Sony expects heavy losses from the outset.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told a press conference that he can't "promise [Nintendo] won't have even a one yen loss" but the company is not expecting an enormous loss.
Iwata believes that if Nintendo meets its six-million-console sales target and a 17-million-software-unit sales target before