Wii Needs

Wii needs Commodore 64 on Virtual Console in North America

Our Nintendo loving brothers and sisters in the EU have been regularly seen delays with game releases in their territory. Occasionally they’ll get something that North America doesn’t (like Tingle’s RPG). One of those EU specific joys they currently get to experience are Virtual Console games for the Commodore 64.

Wii Needs automatic data backup

Infendo reader, Instant Awesome, shares his terrifying story with us: A couple of weeks ago, My Wii stopped working. It would turn on, but I would just get a black screen that never advanced, and the Wii Remotes would not connect. I tried resetting the power supply, because something similar happened once in the past, and resetting the power supply fixed it last time. This time, however, no such l...

Five franchises in need of a “Wii-boot”

It may be doing business in stylish new places and selling consoles to fresh new faces, but Mario, Zelda and Metroid still run the show at Nintendo. Over the last year, fans have been treated to proper new titles from each of Nintendo’s three elite franchises, not to mention an additional handheld Zelda. The last time this happened? Try 199-never. But as great as it’s been, it is also represen...

Wii Are Online

According to Nintendo, 40% of Wii users have gone online. Assuming that the total number of people that bought internet strictly for their Wii (not likely) and/or are “borrowing” their neighbor’s wireless signal (more likely than you’d think) adds up to a generous 5% of Wii owners, this means that at least a third of Wii users have a computer, a router, a broadband internet...

Wii Needs – PC-style RPG games

With a look similar to Neverwinter Nights, Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars has been announced for Wii and is due for release in Q4 2007. It’s being developed by Quotix Software, a games developer based in Serbia and Montenegro and will also be released for PC this summer. It’s great to see a PC-style RPG coming to Wii, but having never heard of Quotix Software before this, we’ll h...

Wii Needs – smarter third party developers

Just a quick thought about third party games on the Wii: Is the fact that there is a lack of decent third party titles on the Wii the fault of Nintendo for its decision to go low-tech Wiimote control, or do third party developers today generally suck at thinking up new ideas? Not an entirely fair question, I admit — it’s more of a blatantly biased diatribe with no basis in fact —...