Conduit

Pop quiz

If you take three sub-par action titles that didn’t do well on the Wii because they weren’t really all that good to begin with, and then package them into a three pack with the word “violence” on the cover, will they sell better and be received warmly by the enthusiast gaming press? Multi-part answer: No, and *probably* not, depending on who’s writing the article. Als...

SEGA president: We’re “making considerable investment in core games for the Wii”

During its most successful years, SEGA marketed itself an extreme, edgy games-maker that catered to the hardcore tastes of the market. It worked once. Why not try again? In an interview Wednesday with IGN, SEGA of America president Simon Jeffery made it clear his company is making an effort to reach the hardcore Wii gamer. “SEGA is making considerable investment in core games for the Wii,...

Interview with Conduit developer: If we aren’t listening to the fans, we aren’t doing our jobs

Eric Nofsigner, Chief Creative Officer of High Voltage Software, has long been an advocate of better gaming on the Wii. “Most of the games on the Wii look like crap.” Nofsinger told IGN last April, “We want to change that. …Our goal is to be the most technically innovative Wii developer on the planet.” High Voltage has spent the last year developing The Conduit, the much hyped indepe...

Nintendo Media Summit: Infendo’s Hands on Impressions

Last week, Nintendo held it’s Fall Media Summit, dropping bombshells like the Nintendo DSi, a new Punch-Out!! for Wii, and the arrival of Club Nintendo to U.S. shores. I was lucky to be on site to mingle with Nintendo staff, talk to developers, and sample unreleased games. Keep an eye out for previews, hands-on impressions, interviews, and speculative analysis of the event in the coming weeks. H...

Update: High Voltage wants you to map The Conduit controls

High Voltage continued its one-of-a-kind marketing blitz for The Conduit this evening with a new contest. It’s a pretty simple, pretty cool little contest that effectively gives you, the gamer, a chance to map the game’s controls. Update: High Voltage’s Eric Nofsinger wrote us to clarify the prize: “The prize is getting your name in a videogame, e.g. the Jack Loftus control...

Sequel to The Conduit already in the works?

The best Wii game you’ve never played may already have a sequel. During an interview with IGN, High Voltage Software’s Eric Nofsinger suggested a sequel to The Conduit, one of the most highly anticipated games of 2009, may already be in early planning and development. “I think you guys will be happy with the publisher we’ve landed with because they’re big believers in...

Nintendo haters? It’s time to fess up, shut up, or grow up

It’s pretty crazy to think about it, but E3, with all its Wii Music-induced Nintendo-is-the-end-of-gaming paranoia, was about two months ago now. And, as predicted, the cacophony of rhetoric and vocal minority-driven criticism has subsided, only to be replaced with cold, hard facts. Facts like Wario Land: Shake It and Mega Man 9, which will no doubt revolutionize and modernize 2-D platform g...

The Conduit to feature LAN play, publisher to be named “in the coming month”

Tech-focused Web site Ars Technica went hands-on with The Conduit, High Voltage Software’s hotly anticipated Wii shooter, at PAX and came away with glowing impressions, as well as news for Wii owners who might be skeptical the publisher-less game will be released. “We’re not ready to officially announce anything,” said High Voltage’s Rob Nicholls. “But things ar...

The Conduit to utilize Wii Motion Plus

PAX 2008 has officially hit the west coast. As mentioned a few weeks back, High Voltage Software is planning on taking full advantage of the public event by showcasing the newest build of The Conduit. Though the demo shown is old news, Gamespot UK managed to squeeze the following bit of unexpected news out of the team. High Voltage does plan to support Wii Motion Plus add-on so we will have to see...

High Voltage setting third-party Wii standard?

We’ve discussed it on Infendo and analyzed the situation from almost every possible angle, but aside from some sporadic gems and surprises, the state of third-party Wii software remains, well…quite regrettable. Which makes the recently unveiled Wii projects from Illinois-based High Voltage Software, the development studio behind licensed Wii detritus like Ben 10: Protector of Earth and...

IGN reveals ambitious new Wii-exclusive FPS

IGN yesterday revealed an exclusive first look at High Voltage Software’s The Conduit, an ambitious first-person shooter in development exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. Contrary to the unfortunate nature of most third-party Wii afterthoughts, High Voltage is putting substantial effort behind The Conduit, promising both refined Wii control mechanics and hardware-pushing visuals. In designing...