IGN says Nintendo has problems with Wii Sports

IGN suggests that Wii Sports (or most of its games) are weak sauce when played for extended periods of time. From the article: “Nintendo clearly has a lot of faith in Wii Sports… But I’m not so sure. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had the chance to log several hours into the compilation of games and I’m not entirely convinced that these mini sports outings work as ...

First third-party Wii nunchuck controller?

Warp Whistle is reporting sans source link to GoNext that the above image is the first third-party Wii nunchcuck controller, and it’s black to boot. Rather than analog, however, the unit features a d-pad to control. From the article: “Game peripheral maker Big Ben is making a Wii Nunchuk Controller, with an on/off switch because it either has rumble or it is wireless.” You lost m...

The Boston Globe looks at ‘hidden costs’ of HD

HD, according to companies like Sony, is going to feature heavily into this self-proclaimed next-generation of gaming. But is a new coat of paint on the same house really worth the true buy-in costs? Much has been said of console pricing here and elsewhere, but I think there’s still a massive amount of confusion and misinformation which the Boston Globe looks at today. “The problem wit...

Infendo Poll – non-traditional game controllers

Last week we asked which of Nintendo’s three pillars you owned. The results: It appears that the three pillars support Nintendo’s roof rather evenly (even if DS seems to be taking on some of its older brother GameBoy’s weight). With less than three weeks left until the release of the next generation of game control, Infendo wants to know: What is your favorite non-traditional gam...

Another "big secret" for Wii?

Let’s see: Take a forum poster, a GameStop manager, and add a hearsay comment (“Reggie announced their is still one more big secret left on the Wii”) and you have the newest Wii rumor. Keeping the above in mind, however, that rumor has lost nearly all credibility before it started. I’m calling bogus royal on this one. Though Wii enthusiasts have always been suckers for rumo...

Infendo’s intermittent flu and Nov 19 relaunch

Sorry about the hiccups over the weekend and early this morning, Infendoians. Blogger was sick (though we thought it might be Mr. Server). Everything should be up and running so let us know in the comments if you safely traversed the depths of the intertubes to get here. As a bonus, and proof, I’ve attached the screenshot of the new Infendo set to launch November 19, the same day as Wii. It ...

Wii interface overview in 10 minutes

Crazy hair may be taking over his brain and face, but every once in a while ol’ Casamassina at IGN Wii has a moment of clarity. This time it’s a 10-minute video of the Wii interface — including the revelation that Wii consoles will have one code, and not many, with which to interact online. Wireless security is also mentioned, so you tinfoil hat wearing types will be glad to know...

Go Team Target! – Infendo Forums reveal new scoops

More information brought to us by our Target Tag Team, Basil & Natrino. Today we get a peak at the holiday catalog and what you can expect on launch day at your local store. With less than three weeks until launch, do you feel like you’ve saved up enough cash for your Wii shopping spree?

Wii promo stars grandpa, loners and more Wii models

New Wii promo, via Joystiq. The anticipation is approaching padded wall levels.

Nintendo to launch in Russia

Reuters is reporting that Nintendo will officially launch in Russia later this year for growth potential some 20 years after dealing with the country to secure Tetris rights in an e. No word on exactly what hardware/software will be offered. From the article: “With the U.S., European and Japanese game markets maturing, the Japanese video gamemaker known, for game characters such as Mario and...

Edge reveals more Wii info, Wolf Blitzer’s beard

EDGE Magazine has a few scoops on their hands today, delivered courtesy of Cubed. Rather than muck ’em all up with commentary, here are some of the big ones: CNN has signed up with Nintendo as the provider of news content on tne News Channel in American and Japan. News will be presented by category, but another way of getting to it is by spinning the weather globe to find stories in differen...

Twilight Pumpkin

Longtime Infendo friend and fan Frisby calmed his Twilight Princess nerves by carving out the Hyrule crest into a pumpkin. Timely. Hit the source for the twilight version.