06/15/2011, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata sure is speaking his mind lately isn’t he? Well, in the latest interview with AllThingsD, Iwata let it stand clear that he and Nintendo have no plans to ever offer free games whether it be on mobile devices or social networks (like Angry Birds on Android and FarmVille on Facebook). By doing so, he believes consumers devalue content and contribute to the downhill fall of quality […]
06/15/2011, More details surrounding the Wii U‘s online infrastructure are trickling in. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed in the latest Q&A Interview that he believes an online strategy where Nintendo creates the central infrastructure and allows developers to support it is “perhaps already out-of-date.” Instead, he wants to offer developers a more “flexible” Wii U online strategy. It sounds like Iwata is telling every game developer to manage its own servers […]
06/15/2011, We do know that the Nintendo Wii U which was recently announced at E3 2011 will be able to play back discs of up to 25GB in content, leading some to speculate that it might just be the Blu-ray disc format that Nintendo will be supporting – that will come as a surprise actually, since most folks know that Nintendo tends to keep to their own proprietary format when it […]
06/14/2011, Lots of Wii U news coming now that E3 is over and it looks like Nintendo’s next-generation console is going to remain buddies with Netflix once again. In an interview with AllThingsD, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirms that Netflix’s streaming video will return on the Wii U. What Iwata didn’t specify was whether or not video would be streamed in HD, but we have a hunch that it will, seeing […]
06/14/2011, Unveiled at E3 last week, Nintendo’s Wii U console and touchscreen tablet controller stole everybody’s attention near and far. The one bit of bummer news that we left with from E3 was that the Wii U would only be capable of connecting with one Wii U controller and up to four additional Wii Remote/Plus controllers as well as a Wii Fit balance board. It appears Miyamoto’s statement that although the […]
06/13/2011, You can now let out that sigh you’ve been holding in since the Nintendo 3DS launched in late February because after 13 strenuous weeks, the 3D handheld has finally managed to move 1 million units – in Japan. Although the 3DS was not the runaway success Nintendo had hoped it would be, a strong lineup shown off at E3 including the likes of Mario Kart 3DS, Super mario 3D, The […]
06/13/2011, Last week’s E3 coverage for Nintendo’s Wii U console and controller was insane. On stage, Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aimes showed off the new controller with a built-in 6.2-inch touchscreen, dual analog Circle Pads and the ability to beam content directly from the TV to its screen and vice versa. Needless to say, the crowd walked away rather impressed. We even liked it (check out our Wii U controller preview here). […]
06/10/2011, It has begun – ever since Nintendo realized that we gamers are suckers for special editions as well as a variety of colors with the Game Boy, they decided to release different colors and tie-ins with other franchises, video game ones especially, only to see sales of their hardware get boosted all the more. You know what they say – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and that is […]
06/08/2011, Nintendo has shown off in-game footage of games that hailed from the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms in their E3 presentation yesterday, so if you are to expect graphics of that level, then it makes perfect sense that regular DVDs just will not make the cut any more for the upcoming Wii U console. An interview between Kotaku with one of Nintendo’s chief game designers, Katsuya Eguchi, did confirmed that […]
06/08/2011, Everyone knows that Nintendo does not intend to compete with the PS3 and Xbox 360 on the graphical front right from the very beginning, which was why the Japanese gaming company decided to settle for an alternative yet creative method of in-game controls instead of pursuing graphical perfection. Well, it makes perfect sense if the next version of Nintendo’s home console would have better graphics, so some folks have speculated […]
06/07/2011, The Wii U might have been announced at Nintendo’s E3 press conference this morning and the Wii U touchscreen controller might have been the focus of everybody’s attention, but do you want to know a little more about what’s powering the Wii U console itself? Sure you do. Follow the link over to get the low-down on the Wii U’s tech specs.
06/07/2011, Shocking nobody who’s paid any attention to all the rumors over the last couple of weeks, Nintendo unveiled the Wii U and its controller at its E3 press conference this morning. Boasting a 6.2-inch screen, dual analog circle pads, a mic, two pairs of rear triggers, a stylus and more, the controller wowed Nintendo fans near and far, gamers casual to hardcore and even many Sony and Microsoft diehards. Just […]
06/07/2011, Nintendo Wii U: can its 2012 console and its awesome controller save Nintendo from rising Kinect and PS Move?
06/07/2011, Is nothing a secret anymore? Unveiled at Nintendo’s E3 press conference, the Wii U‘s controller will sport a 6.2-inch touchscreen that will provide “tablet-like” experiences, include a built-in camera, traditional controls and more. It looks like the Nikkei hit it right on the mark didn’t it? According to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, the Wii U also includes two circle analog circle pads (like on the 3DS), a D-Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, ZL/ZR, […]