Wii Channels

Bomberman game explodes onto WiiWare

WiiWare isn’t even out of the oven officially yet and its already got a proper Bomberman game scheduled for release. And this is not mini-game Bomberman, no, but honest to goodness 8-player simultaneous bomb on bomb action. [Japanese link via Kotaku]

Wii TV Channel is worthless… useful?!

Some of the Wii Channels released thus far have been, in a word or two, slightly less useful than a urinal in the women’s restroom. The new Japanese TV Channel, which serves as a 3D TV Guide of sorts, however, might actually be one of the first that you’ll use on a regular basis (Japan only, but an interesting concept nevertheless). [Wii TV Channel Isn’t Dumb — Kotaku]

WiiWare service due in 2-3 months

Just when I thought I was getting a hold on the pile of video game paraphernalia I received over the holiday a Netherlands-based developer said today that the mysterious WiiWare download service will definitively arrive in “2-3 months.” My wallet quivered a little in fear at the news, but as it has been so many times in the past 12 months, it was overridden by my blind loyalty to video...

Give the gift of Virtual Console games this holiday

Live in Japan? Give the gift of Virtual Console games this holiday season with the latest feature to grace the Wii.

Open Letter to Nintendo: Revive the Player’s Forum

There’s word today that Nintendo will update a Nintendo 64 game on the Virtual Console with some modern day features. Over at Wired’s Game|Life, Chris Kohler reports that Pokemon Snap, due out soon for the VC, will come complete with some Wii-specific content, including the ability to send snapshots of your little monster things to friends. Sounds exciting right? Right?! No, of course ...

Minna No Nintendo Channel First Impressions

So I had a long day at work and didn’t actually hear about the “Minna no Nintendo Channel” until I got home this evening. Immediately hearing the news I downloaded the channel so that I could see what the buzz was about and deliver it straight to the Infendo readers. When you log in, the channel gives you the same messages as the Mii Contest Channel (i.e. do you want to recieve m...

Photo Channel update dropping MP3 support

It was a fairly good year for Wii updates. We got a few major firmware updates, a few new channels, this and that. Nothing that would deprive the Wii of its current abilities. That is til early December. The Official Wii website slipped out some new info on an upcoming update that might not be so great. Check out these enhancements to the Photo Channel, which will be available in December, 2007. P...

Check Mii Out Channel goes LIVE

Just a reminder, the new Wii channel, Check Mii Out launched about an hour ago. As a refresher the channel  “…Lets Users View, Vote for the Best Mii Creations…”.  I’ve used it for about 15 minutes and have to say it’s actually pretty neat. The channel interface is clean, informative and includes quite a few options. The Mii creation contest for this week is a...

Check Mii Out Channel to be released Nov. 11

It’s no secret that fans of Nintendo’s Wiiâ„¢ system love their Miiâ„¢ characters – those adorably cartoonish caricatures of friends and family members that can be used in games like Wii Sportsâ„¢. Some of the more artistic fans have even taken it upon themselves to make Miis of celebrities, politicians and fictional characters. Nintendo supports consumers’ creative spirit with...

Japan Everyone gets USB keyboard support

Dan in Japan writes us today with some cool news out of Japan: USB keyboard support has arrived for the Internet Channel! I live in Aomori Japan and I noticed that lovely blue glow hit my Wii just about 15 minutes ago. Looks like Nintendo just released a new updates for parental controls as well as new versions of the Internet and Everybody Votes Channels that finally allow for USB Keyboard suppor...

Metroid 3: Darker, more mysterious, and the marketing’s just fine

Tycho over at Penny Arcade sums it up nicely: I keep hearing that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption isn’t being promoted very well, but the person saying this always seems to know about it, and then when people share this complaint in the thread those people also seem to be “in the know.” It ships on the twenty-seventh of August, if you weren’t aware – but since you almost ...

What happens to Metroid Channel after the game launches?

A quick question… When Metroid Prime 3: Corruption launches next week, what is going to happen with the preview channel? I have a few ideas kicking around in my head, but I wanted to hear what you guys thought. Something has to happen, right? The preview is a real live Channel on the Wii’s menu screen. Are we all just going to delete it when the game launches? I think not. What’s...