Reggie, the Humble (sort of)

Every time Reggie sings, a Nintendo fanboy gets his wings. So, with that, today something like a thousand people are flying around the globe today clutching their Wii controllers in a fit of joy for this early holiday present: “Are we feeling good about our success? Do we think we can have more success in the future? Absolutely,” he said during a stuffed 40-minute interview with MTV News in a ...

Nintendo covered its butt on those flying Wiimotes

Remember those flying remotes? Remember how everyone and their dog seems to be having “issues” with flying Wiimotes and broken wrist straps? Well everyone can stop faking it staging reporting their catastrophes because Nintendo saw it coming a mile away. From Nintendo’s customer service site: “Hold the Wii Remote firmly and do not let go. Even while wearing the wrist strap,...

More mainstream praise for Wii

Some favorable Wii press (and criticisms) has recently hit the intertubes. First, USA Today hails Wii as the early launch winner over the PS3 saying Nintendo’s launch “has been probably a little better than expected and Sony’s has been a little bit more disappointing.” Should be interesting to see how much of that can be attributed to initial supplies of each, but the newsp...

The Nintendoptimist: Wii and exercise

Just a really quick thought that I had to get out there in light these types of stories: If, in one year’s time, the Wii has failed miserably because people find that it is too physically demanding a system to play, I am officially going to quit humanity and start my own race of Commonsensicoids. Jeebus people, has the world really come to this!?

Why motion sensing on other consoles won’t matter

Some day, in the not so distant future, there is a dark cloud hanging over Nintendo. It is the day that other major console players introduce a similar motion sensing technology to the Wiimote to the masses and ride the wiive of success that Nintendo has enjoyed with the Wii. Nintendo, stuck with a sub par machine, cannot compete with higher end consoles that now also boast motion sensing. This da...

Virtual Console demos, please

Ars Technica makes a good point today in their review of the Wii that I’m kidnapping and posting here on Infendo. Hey, I’m a frickin’ posting ninja after all — I’d be negligent NOT to do so. Anyway, another Virtual Console gripe I have, in addition to Blake’s point about Points from yesterday, is that you cannot demo VC games before you buy. Some people like to ...

Stephen Colbert: Wii Sports Boxing is #1 threat

Is the Wii the most addictive video game of all time? Stephen Colbert seems to think so, because it’s so … addictive. Then he goes and Wii Boxes the snot out of a Mii version of Speaker of the House elect Nancy Pelosi with his own personalized smirking Mii Colbert. Classic. Wii is everywhere, but can it last? [Thanks, Will]

No Game Boy Micro for me, but Nintendo sells 600k Wii’s

If you heard a whooshing sound at all last week, it could have been a number of things. It could have been Wii consoles flying off the shelves of your local retailers; it could have been Nintendo’s Scrooge McDuck-like vault filling up with cash; or it could have been the special Wii and DS consoles set up at Nintendo of Japan in Kyoto as they feverishly printed money for Iwata and Miyamoto a...

Wii wins POPSCI Grand Award

Nintendo’s second great white hype (behind the Nintendo DS) has won Popular Science’s Grand Award for Best of What’s New in Home Entertainment. You may remember our previous post on this, but today it’s known that the Wii has taken the top spot of all top innovations in home entertainment. “Remember when video games were fun? When the controllers had only a couple but...

Infendo Radio #36: Better late than ever

It’s a Wii doozy of a late podcast. Cue up, and listen in to one fine Nintendo podcast… Radio Feed iTunes Feed MP3

What to do with unneeded Wii points?

The scenario: you only want to buy Bomberman ’93 on Wii’s Virtual Console that costs 600 points, but Nintendo forces you to buy their digital currency in minimums of 1000 ($10). What are you going to do with those extra 400 points. Does Nintendo expect us to spend more money just to get our change? Kyle from Joystiq opines: “Sony has them both [Nintendo and Microsoft] beat, thoug...

Elebits – delayed for WiiConnect24?

GoNintendo and StrategyInformer have some news about Elebits. Seems like Konami may have delayed it from being a launch title to include some WiiConnect24 functionality. As long as features are being ironed out or added on, I don’t mind a developer delaying a game’s release to create a more perfect product. Do you?

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