Infendo Radio #32, quick and dirty style

Short and sweet this week. Infendo Radio #32 examines our scariest games, Nintendo and the competition, mixed Wii previews, Nintendo branding on 2 Cents in 60 Seconds, where Nintendo would be without Tetris, and listener calls. Enjoy the show! Radio Feed iTunes Feed MP3

Custom Wii Skin Video

I found this video floating around on Kotaku of a bunch of photoshops made of imaginary Wii skins and VC controller skins. This video is pretty fun to watch, all though it’s scary to think all those sports teams and fast-food chains would have a custom Wii, but it’s interesting to see what the system would look like with different colored buttons and especially a different colored ligh...

Video: Legend of Zelda retrospect (part 3)

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Wii sellout repeats at Amazon.com

Apparently, there was another preorder window at Amazon.com for the Wii today… and then it was over again just as quickly as it was before. From Punch Jump: “Pre-orders were offered early Friday morning and quickly shot the motion-sensing console to the No. 1 selling item in the Computer & Video Games division. However not all customers were enthused about the pre-order. Many compl...

Nintendo collects three golden joysticks

Nintendo and some game called Oblivion: Elder Scrolls cleaned house at the Golden Joysticks this year. It’s worth noting that the awards are given out by the public, which means people that don’t have crazy hair that may or may not be taking over their faces, too. “The awards were presented by comedian Justin Lee Collins, and the winners included Nintendogs, which took home both ...

Nintendo’s Harrison on Wii shipments

Game|Life reports: “There’s an interview with Nintendo veep George Harrison in the latest issue of Red Herring in which he says that ‘every available mode of transportation will be considered’ in Nintendo’s quest to get four million Wii systems on shelves worldwide before the end of the calendar year.” With expected numbers like that, surely we won’t be se...

The story of Tetris (from Russia with love)

The above is a 2004 BBC documentary on Tetris and the struggles by several to distribute the game. Long but very well done. Via Kottke: “Alexey Pazhitnov, a computer programmer from Moscow, created Tetris in 1985 but as the Soviet Union was Communist and all, the state owned the game and any rights to it. Who procured the rights from whom on the other side of the Iron Curtain became the basi...

Wii, Nintendo go highbrow with The Economist

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo head honcho, has long said the gaming industry needs a shot in the arm. Yesterday, as their stock tanked and profits sagged by more than 90%, Sony’s CTO Nobuyuki Oned said much the same thing. “We would have been on track with the midterm plan, or more than that. But the game segment is weak and is the major challenge for us now,” he said, in the process ne...

Slimey spoons

Having just picked up Rocket Slime myself, this pic from Kotaku was timely. Slimes and spoons, who knew? [Via Kotaku]

October decompression: Wii hype, Wii haters

Inevitably, the hype that has surrounded the Wii since E3 and the September “reveal” event in Japan, NYC and Europe was bound to turn around a little. I think we’re beginning to see that backlash this month as the news from Nintendo slows to a trickle, and the early previews for some third party titles start to hit the Net en masse. Do some of the titles stink? If we’re being completely ho...

CNET goes hands-on with Wii, touches everything

Simon’s niece from CNET, Veronica Belmont, goes hands-on with the Wii in their First Look video review. New things I learned from this video would be that Veronica Belmont is a southpaw and CNET offices are decorated with goblets of various fluids.

Infendo’s Target man on the inside dishes more Wii info

Basil, Infendo reader, Infendo Forum lurker and our man on the inside at Target has come through yet again. This time, it’s with the $0.01 promotional DVD Target is offering of Tony Hawk and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. “More news from the Target front. We just received the Activision DVD that goes on the Wii endcap that everyone is talking about. The DVD cost $.01 (yes, one cent. My disc...