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The mind-blowing depth of female video game characters

Or not. I found this helpful diagram laying around in the intertubes, and couldn’t help but notice that it was teeming with truthiness. Much has already been said about the insultingly crass objectification of women in video games. It seems we are meant to believe that iconic female characters such as Lara Croft, the female cast members of the Dead or Alive and Soul Calibur fighting series, ...

Contest: T-shirt giveaways from Infendo!

1/11/11 UPDATE: Of all the eligible entries, two winners have been randomly chosen! Drumroll, please… The winner of the shirt from Crazy Dog T-Shirts is Stan of Ayer, MA! and… The winner of the shirt from Nacho Mama Tees is Paul of Rocklin! Stan and Paul, please pick a t-shirt valued at $16.99 or under. Stan will choose one from the Crazy Dog T-shirts site, and Paul will select one fro...

chick chick BOOM – WiiWare review

Some very angry birds have appeared on the Wii, but they’re not the iVariety many of us have sent flying into a porcine stronghold.  Originally appearing as a flash game in 2007, chick chick BOOM was released for WiiWare in the US on December 27, 2010. It is a turn-based artillery title along the lines of Worms or Scorched Earth, supports 1 – 4 players, and is available for 800 Wii Po...

Wii Fit helps UK woman fight symptoms of Parkinson’s

Ever since the release of the Wii, we’ve heard one story after another about the system’s wide range of health benefits. Fans rave about the weight loss, physical therapy, stroke recovery, and other forms of Wii-habilitation made possible through the system. Gamers in general have also enjoyed improved eyesight, increased brain power and better multitasking abilities. The Wii has even ...

Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition defeated by math?

It has been noticed by savvy consumers proficient in the black art of arithmetic that the new Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition for Wii may not actually be the best deal. PC World recently advised against picking it up, noting that all four of the included classic Mario games can be purchased from the Wii Shop for a total of $21, which is $9 less than the $29.99 MSRP of the new Wii compilation...

Frobot trailer will make you LOL

Frobot, a new WiiWare title slated for release on December 20th, is being marketed with a video you shouldn’t miss. Normally I detest ads of all stripes, and the video borrows heavily from Flight of the Conchords, but I can appreciate the funk. You can pick up Frobot for 1000 Wii Points or try the free demo on 12/20/2010.

Donkey Kong Country Returns review

It’s been 14 long years since the last DKC sidescrolling platformer on a console. Those of us who were fortunate enough to enjoy gaming during Rare’s heyday witnessed their successful resurrection of a dwindling franchise, breathing new life into the Donkey Kong series. Retro Studios, a second-party developer that achieved uncannily similar success with their modern take on the Metroid...

Club Nintendo Platinum reward incites giddiness

We’ve known for a while now that this year’s Club Nintendo Platinum Status reward would be a Super Mario Characters Figurine. But when I unwrapped the innocent-looking outer cardboard package that arrived for me this weekend, little did I know that the box containing my reward may very well be more coveted than the figurine prize itself. I am now the proud owner of a fully functional c...

Disc-less Netflix streaming debuts on Wii

Today Nintendo released a free Netflix channel for download from the Wii Shop, which will allow Netflix subscribers to stream their movies through the service without the need to first insert a Netflix disc. A Netflix streaming subscription currently costs $8.99/month, includes a 1 month free trial, and should be the same experience whether you use a disc or not, but now you can keep your happy d...

Nintendo Halloween costume ideas, anyone?

I might be late to the party, but tonight I stumbled across the most impressive fan-made cosplay of Samus’s Varia Suit I’ve ever seen, and with Halloween right around the corner, figured it would be fun to share. Nintendo costumes are now a dime a dozen, but it’s rare to find true quality in the sea of cheap knock-offs. This impressive homage to our favorite bounty hunter took si...

Wii successor to make jaws/panties drop

In a recent interview, Nintendo game designer Yoshio Sakamoto mysteriously hints that “the new Nintendo machine will leave you all with your mouth open.” He then goes on to aptly sum up Nintendo’s long-time philosophy behind console design, hinting that the Wii’s successor will similarly innovate and revolutionize the market (no word yet on whether it will have a feature fo...

Now you’re sleeping with power: The Nintendo Sleep System

Could this be the perfect bedding set for the ultimate Nintendo fan? Or will it virtually guarantee you have no player 2? Either way, you’d best be careful not to cheat while using the Nintendo Sleep System, or your game might get erased.