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Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 10 Revolution

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! It was no secret that Nintendo had lost its stranglehold on the home console market long before the launch of the GameCube. The last vestiges of their console dominance was during the mid-90’s when the SNES was king, ...

Will takes Zelda Skyward Sword for a test drive

Your podcast co-host and ours, Will Thompson was one of the very first people to pick up the newest Zelda game, Skyward Sword, at the Nintendo Press Conference yesterday morning. Will’s playthrough of the demo was led by his lovely guide Amber and captured on film by Roger DiLuigi. In this playthrough, it’s worth noting that Will got further than anyone else had up until this point and...

Missing: Vitality Sensor

Nintendo’s E3 ’09 press conference brought the announcement of the Vitality Sensor and shortly thereafter specualtion about what it might be used for. This years press conference however did not even contain a mention of the device. Why was the vitality sensor completely absent from Nintendo’s press conference?

Confirmed: Black Wii consoles arrive in May

Just as some suspected, black Wii consoles are heading for store shelves on May 9 in the US and May 23 in Canada. The confirmation comes from a GameStop employee who received a monthly shipment from Nintendo containing a poster advertising a black Wii console bundled Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Wii MotionPlus and a Wii mote for $199.99. Although the poster came with explicit instructions not ...

Where is Donkey Kong?

Where have you been, DK?! We last saw you in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! for DSiWare. Really? A DSiWare title? It’s a neat little game, but why didn’t they tell you that you’re “over qualified” for that position? We know times are tough and you’ll do anything to get a job, but you deserve better, DK. Really, you do.

Convicts being “treated” with Wii

Instead of punching license plates when serving hard time, convicts at the UK’s top-security Broadmoor Hospital are being “treated” with Wii Sports and Wii Fit. With 22 newly purchased Wii consoles hooked up to plasma TVs, Broadmoor has more smiles packed in it than a Chuck E. Cheese’s. A spokesperson for Broadmoor noted that while Wii Sports and their other “Xbox and...

Nintendo will need better casual games to continue their console war

As most of you have no doubt read, Nintendo President Satoru Iawta is concerned that the Wii is in an unhealthy state, and that it is urgent for Nintendo to recover sales momentum. This statement, coupled with recent numbers confirming this sales drop, has left many to point the finger at Nintendo’s Blue Ocean Strategy, which disrupted the video game market by bringing a wider audience into ...

EA: Wii weaker than expected, needs more games

Last week we learned that Nintendo President of Japan Satoru Iwata felt the Wii is not in a “healthy” state and with the release of Electronic Art’s earning report yesterday it seems that EA, being the most prolific third party publisher on the Wii, can’t seem to avoid having the same feelings. Although EA is making the most profit with the Wii than any other console, ...

Best Of The Worst Wiimote Add-Ons

Ever since the Wii was released third party attachment and peripheral makers have been having a field day. If it’ll attach to your Wii remote, it’ll sell. If it’ll make you feel like the hero in the game while simultaneously making people question your mental faculties, it’s a hot item in the minds of third party peripheral and attachment makers.

Cops Play Wii Sports During Drug Raid

Do you see those arms in the air? That is pure happiness. You’ve just finished locking up a drug dealer and are in the middle of raiding his home. How do you celebrate? A) Play Wii Sports Boxing to relieve stress. B) Play Wii Sports Tennis. C) Play Wii Sports Bowling. For police officers in Polk County, Florida the obvious answer was “C,” play Wii Sports Bowling. Officers where c...

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