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Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage Announced

Shaun White Snowboarding for the Wii had good visuals, awesome use of the Wii Remote’s motion sensing capabilities, and the best implemented Wii Balance Board support seen yet on the console.  If you liked it, get ready for more: Ubisoft announced Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage today exclusively for the Nintendo Wii: Players will hit the slopes with Shaun White and his crew, but this...

Wii AccessoryPlus? A rumination on white plastic with Jack & David

David: Wii MotionPlus = $20? Yeesh. Jack: when people actually use it, that’s going to become a sweet spot price point my prediction anyway David: yeah, but is it just another zapper? an afterthought for devs? games won’t ever require the damn thing. Jack: all i can say is it will be different this time. and that Nintendo might counter that trend by having publishers include it with ga...

Wii Shop Channel Monday – Snowboard Riot, Lonpos, and Sonic Chaos

The groundhog came out of the ground and decided it wanted more winter to going snowboarding.  This week we get a Balance Board compatible game from Hudson called Snowboard Riot and Nintendo brings us a new puzzle game, Lonpos.  The onslaught of Master System games on the Virtual Console continues with Sonic Chaos. If I had a Balance Board, I’d definitely check out Snowboard Riot.  Anythi...

Google surfs the Earth with Wii Balance Board

You may have seen this in the Infendo Newsletter today, but here’s the scoop if you missed it.  A developer at Google tapped into a few apps and wrote some code of his own to allow the Wii Balance Board to control Google Earth.  Pretty interesting concept, plus it’s nice to see the Balance Board getting some use. Outside of Wii games, do you have any ideas on how else the Balance Boa...

Infendo Radio 127 – Turkey Talking Time

Okay, so maybe we don’t talk about turkeys or the country of Turkey this week, but Kyle, Will, and I do discuss Play It On Wii, whether or not Super Mario Bros 3 is better than Super Mario World, the Balance Board is back, and the Wii Music Contest winner announced! Radio Feed iTunes Feed MP3 So put down that fork and be sure to leave some comments or give us a call on the Infendo Radio Hotl...

Review: Shaun White Snowboarding welcomes Balance Board riders

As promised, here is my review of Shaun White Snowboarding for Crispy Gamer. A game that’ll make you proud to own a Wii Balance Board… Despite its limited content, Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip excels where the other versions fail — in recreating the thrill and speed of being a superstar snowboarder. Put simply, Road Trip is the better version because it’s more fun to...

Impressions: Shaun White Snowboarding has skills

Been playing Shaun White on Wii this morning, and I’m happy to report that the Balance Board controls are satisfying. Fun game. It seems that turning and breaking, which are both done with rear-side feet, get mixed up everynow and then, but I haven’t played with sensativity, so that could improve. Nevertheless, I’m stoked about the game so far — it has slick presentation, a...

New Skate It trailer makes Wii look good

Being of big fan of last year’s Skate on Xbox 360 and PS3, I’m super-stoked (am I still in high school?) for Skate It on Wii, which uses the Balance Board. What’s more, the above trailer makes me feel like EA is pushing Wii graphics as they should have been at launch in 2006. Nice. Anyone else excited for this game? Skate It arrives on Wii and DS next Wednesday.

Snowboard Riot the most compelling upcoming WiiWare game made by Hudson

Hudson held it’s annual gamer’s day in San Francisco last month and two things are certain: the company makes a lot of money on Wii, planning a bevy of games for the system in the next few months, and the best one among them is easily Snowboard Riot for WiiWare. By the numbers, Snowbard Riot supports 4-person online multiplayer, 2-person split-screen, both Balance Board and traditional...

Tetris Party WiiWare preview from Nintendo Press Summit

In addition to the solid traditional Tetris game we’ve come to expect, Tetris Party boasts a total of 18 game modes, 10 of which were developed as entirely new modes of play just for Tetris Party. With play types like Duel Spaces, Shadow mode, Stage Racer, Field Climber, Co-op mode, and Wii Balance Board support, even veteran players have something new to look forward to. These play modes bring ...

You play Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party with your butt

Joystiq has a quirky, one-off post up tonight about something they overheard at E3 in the Ubisoft booth. “This is, basically, the first game that you play with your ass.” — Ubisoft’s Adrian Lacey, discussing Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party. I’m sure some of you are saying it’s something we could all do easily with our feet (come on, peeps, live a little), but bri...

Shaun White Snowboarding to use Wii Balance Board

The curious-sounding Kombo has the scoop: During Ubidays 2008, Ubisoft revealed that its upcoming snowboarder, Shaun White Snowboarding, will be coming to Nintendo Wii. More exciting, the publisher revealed that the game will support Nintendo’s Wii Balance Board. Although members of the press were not allowed to play the game at the event, an Ubisoft representative was on hand to demo the se...