Thursday 17 August 2006
Wii's Virtual Console service may offer more than just a back catalogue of illustrious games as Nintendo toys with the idea of making new, original games available via the online service.
"There are other secrets of the Virtual Console that we won't reveal until we get closer to launch," Nintendo of America man George Harrison told online attendees of the company's annual Camp Hyrule event. "Virtual Console offers the possibility for us to create new games," he
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
Tuesday 15 August 2006
The launch line-up for Nintendo Wii could be one of the biggest in the history of consoles if third party publishers come through with their support.
A total of 27 games have been announced as being on schedule for Wii's launch, which is an amazing amount when you consider that GameCube launched with 12 games and Xbox 360 launched with 20.
The total comes from the number of games that have been confirmed for the Wii launch by the games' publishers, rather than being an
In today's newly released teaser trailer, Electronic Arts has announced a new installment of the NBA Street series - and that's about it. The video makes a point that everyday people need relatable heroes and that idolized hero should be a basketball superstar who also stays true to his roots. Street fans'll just be happy to see the urban/aggressive NBA counterpart return.
Right now, the game's being called, simply, NBA Street, which is sure to cause all kinds of fun Google and Ebay moments
Monday 7 August 2006
Interweb speculation is mounting that Nintendo is planning to unveil several new Wii games at this month's Leipzig Games Convention, with a sequel to Mario Smash Football being mentioned as the most likely candidate for a debut Wii appearance.
After the success of the original Mario Smash Football, it would come as no great surprise that Nintendo would want to deliver a follow-up.
Other murmurings suggest that Nintendo's NES platformer, Kid Icarus, is also scheduled for a
Thursday 3 August 2006
Ubisoft's North American President Laurent Detoc, has made it clear just how much his company loves Wii, stating that he expects Nintendo's new console to have a large audience and market. "The first time I picked up that sucker I couldn't stop playing it," he said.
Detoc's company intends to capitalise on this success as it has seven games currently in development for Wii including the shooter Red Steel and Rayman Raving Rabbids.
This is great news for prospective Wii
Thursday 27 July 2006
Nintendo is considering the option of making Wii region-free and therefore allowing Japanese and US versions of Wii games to play on UK consoles.
Nintendo will "share a lot of ways people can play globally, regionally, without boundaries," Perrin Kaplan, vice president of marketing and corporate communications at Nintendo of America, revealed in an online interview, when quizzed about the possibility of a region-free console.
She also admitted that Nintendo could learn a
Thursday 20 July 2006
Nintendo's plans for Wii to be left in standby mode overnight in order to receive game content downloads via WiiConnect24 may be scuppered by a government initiative to encourage consumers to switch off their electrical goods properly.
A recent Energy Review revealed that 8% of all UK domestic energy is used on keeping such appliances as TVs, DVD players and computers on standby, which adds up to around £650 million worth of electricity per year.
Thursday 20 July 2006
Nintendo has accidentally let slip a few WiiConnect24 secrets after part of its official website went live detailing some Wii WiFi facts. The page was taken down soon after it went live, but not before some details could be salvaged from it.
The site confirmed that Wii will be online-ready straight out of the box, that the WiiConnect24 online service will be free and that friend codes will be needed for many online activities, as is the case with DS. All you need is a
Thursday 6 July 2006
Nintendo's Wii console is predicted to launch in late September, nearly two months before the previously believed November release and the launch of Sony's PlayStation 3.
The technology of Wii is likely to be a crucial reason for Nintendo's motion-sensitive-controlled console making such a jump in schedule. "Wii is a simpler box to make" than PS3, according to American technology analyst PJ McNealy.
This leap in Wii's launch date has been leaked by expectant 'industry