Is Nintendo Wii online broken?

In short, yes. Internet play should be easy without sacrificing security. I loathe the fact that friends have to both manually enter in a very long console number before communicating. I realize the service is to protect against unwanted spam, annoying folk, and most importantly pedophilia, but there must be an easier way. It would have been better to use a more easy to remember “gamertag...

If gaming executives were honest

The Age’s Screenplay waxes hypothetically about a world where gaming executives tell the absolute truth about their consoles. Read the link for the entire hilarious thing, but here here are a few choice samples about Nintendo: So who’s really going to win the next-gen battle? Nintendo: Next what? We don’t worry about our competitors, Nintendo will do what Nintendo thinks will mos...

Wii hopeful turns down chance to buy PS3

Doodirock from 2old2play recounts his experience turning down the rare chance to buy a PS3 in favor of the sold-out Wii. From the article: “So there we were, two old guys waiting in line for a Wii at our local Toys R Us. To make matters worse, one of the mothers in line asked, ‘You getting one for your kids?’ Um no lady, we’re dorks and dorks game at all ages… [After ...

Wii launch day: The day mainstream media review scores became irrelevant

That “read more” button is coming any day now, I’m sure of fit! There’s been enough time between now and the Wii launch to safely say the reviews are in. They’ve been, in a word, mixed. And by mixed I mean “wildly all over the place.” As an ardent supporter and fan of the console, having logged countless hours (actually, my system knows exactly how many now doesn’t it?)...

Wii Tennis for four

Not bad. Seeing it without the screen is a little weird, but I can envision it pretty well. Who’s Thanksgiving, like mine, looked a lot like this? (minus the sleeveless shirt, natch)

Pause anywhere with Wii’s home button

I really dig the Wii’s home button. Not only does it give you quick access to system navigation, it can also serve as a superior “pause” button. No more having to wait through pesky cut scenes that traditional don’t allow for pausing due to developer controlled start buttons. I use the home button liberally now for game pausing. And the Virtual Console’s suspend featu...

N64 Kid goes Holly-wood

Oh N64 Kid, will your popularity ever fade? I hope not, because like herpes, you are the gift that keeps on giving. Wait, that didn’t come out right… [Thanks ACLetras. For the video, not the herpes]

Link dump for DIY component cables

Wii component cables are few and far between these days, and the ones you do actually find typically come with an eBay tax of $150 or more. So, with that in mind, the DIY community has taken to task making their own. Their exploits are documented in the link dump below. Enjoy, and report back if you get creative. Tutorial by tkamenhttp://www.tdficq.com/wii_component_cable Another good tutorial wit...

DS Magnet Stand

In order to capitalize on the sucess of “Talking DS Cooking Navi” and its upcoming sequel “Healthy Assistance Recipe 1000: DS Complete Menu (which focuses more on nutrition than the previous cooking game)”, Nintendo is releasing a new stand accessory for the DS that will let you stand the DS up on your kitchen counter or magnetize it to your fridge. Since both cooking games...

Mii Pages Makes Wii Socialization Too Easy?

I read about the Mii Pages in a Kotaku post, and then quickly visited the site to find, dissappointingly, there are no uploaded pictures of other people’s miis. There are however, places where you can post your friend code and the Wii games you have to make multiplayer networking a very simple and very public endeavor. Since there are no Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection enabled Wii multiplayer game...

Duck! Flying Wiimote caught on tape

This happen to any Infendo readers yet?

the Wii relapse

It’s been a week and my right arm’s gotten over the soreness just the other day. Yeah, i’ve been laying off of Wii Sports. Not that it aint fun anymore, but i haven’t played it with much anyone else. Kinda loses its appeal when that happens. Here’s my story, full with those trendy first lines in bold and length that screams “read more” buttons. The night i...