Editorials

Top 10 Things That Annoy Me About the Wii

Over the past two years the Wii, and by extension Nintendo, has enjoyed immense success. Massive sales, new avenues of consumer adoption, grannies boxing grannies, and soccer moms getting fit on a video game controller–it’s all here, and the impact is undeniable. Why then, I ask, am I still so annoyed with this amazing machine? Before I jump headfirst into flame land, however, hereR...

Your intelligence is “collecting dust”

You don’t have to like something to respect it. Sadly, many dedicated gamers seem set on drawing parallels. You see, there are two types of non-Wii gamers. Let’s call them John and Mike. Both like video games and have played them for many years — well before motion-controls entered the mainstream. They may or may not consider themselves “hardcore” gamers. John, the fi...

The Wii Fit Balance Board is a console

“I have an idea for an Infendo post you should do…” — Sean Malstrom And so began this simple post on an extraordinary idea. Perhaps a bit crazy too, but then again all disruptive technologies are labeled as such before they’re accepted en masse. The idea? That the Balance Board packaged with Wii Fit isn’t an accessory at all. It’s a console, just the like ...

Tell us what you really think, Epic Games

Epic Games doesn’t like Wii. Here’s what president Mike Capps had to say in a gang-bang interview with IGN. “Pffffffffft…[when asked by reporter Nate Ahearn what the chief officer thought of Wii, to which Ahearn replied, “I think the same thing!”] It’s a virus where you buy it and you play it with your friends and they’re like, ‘Oh my God that’s ...

Infendo Radio inspires feature articles

As long-time Infendo Radio listeners have come to know, Scott, Kyle, and myself are no fans of lengthy video game names, especially ones with silly subtitles. I began to notice their increase with each subsequent podcast, which regularly profiles the news game releases. The result got me thinking, the thinking got me pitching, and the pitching landed a commission from Crispy Gamer to write an arti...

The problem with video game marketing today

Here is a recent promotional line taken from a 2K print advert for Top Spin 3, a game I’m particularly excited for excluding the below reason: Evolutionary Visualsâ„¢ (Apparently, 2K owns the trademark on better graphics) – Watch in real time as your players get progressively hotter, sweatier, and dirtier while competing at breathtaking venues. Watching a character become progressively...