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‘Dusty Wii’ meme gets the final nail in coffin it so richly deserves

According to Nielsen, which released a similar study earlier this year, the Wii comes in third behind the venerable PlayStation 2 and the Xbox 360 in terms of console usage. Oddly enough, but no surprise given its current struggle, the PlayStation 3 checked in just above the GameCube cube with 7.7% to 4.4%, but behind the original Xbox at 9.1%. Yes, read that again. The “failure” that ...

Holiday game theft, watch out for store clerks

Recently I went to Walmart with some friends and family to try and tie up any lose ends for the holiday season. Of course being a gamer I give the gift of games to my younger family members. However, when I bought said games and brought them home to wrap and put away until the holidays, I noticed that one of the games was opened and that the game wasn’t there. The seal was cracked in such a ...

Is new Banjo-Kazooie on the wrong box?

Once-revered British developer Rare released a new Banjo-Kazooie game this week. And it’s actually good. No, it’s not 1998. Game Informer says Rare’s latest is “a rare delight” with “big laughs and inventive gameplay.” 1up calls it “unique” and “entertaining.” It seems our old friend Banjo, the goofy anthropomorphic grizzly Rare mad...

Review: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows [Wii][DS]

Like Treyarch’s other webhead games, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows is entirely free-roaming. The island of Manhattan is open for your web-slinging, wall-running pleasure, and it looks fantastic. The graphics are a huge step up from Spider-Man 3 for Wii, the city looks bigger, the animation is smoother, and the character models look more realistic. It also represents a change in how developers s...

Infendo Hands-On – Dead Rising: Cream of the Flop

I’m a big fan of zombie mayhem, and with the Xbox 360 hovering just above my price range, I’ve been eagerly awaiting Dead Rising: Chop ‘till you Drop. Screenshots of the Wii version have been heavily criticized for having bad graphics, and not being able to simulate zombie hordes of the same size as its 360 predecessor. I’m sorry to say that despite some valiant efforts, the “Trial Versi...

Expect new Wii colors in Japan very soon

By now you’ve probably heard the news. Thanks to some steep price cuts and a timely RPG release, the lowly Xbox 360 surpassed Wii weekly sales numbers in Japan. It’s by no means a doomsday scenario for Nintendo in the territory, given the fact that the Wii has sold 6.7 million to the Xbox’s count it on one hand 720,000, but it is noteworthy. Now, don’t take that to mean we ...

Microsoft beats one-week Wii sales in Japan

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 outsold Wii in Japan for the week ending Sept. 14 On the strength of an aggressive price drop and the release of the popular RPG Infinite Undiscovery, Microsoft sold 28,681 Xbox 360 units in Japan, Famitsu reports. These figures were just enough to pass Wii, which sold 27,057 units. Sony moved 8,050 PS3 units. Microsoft has struggled to capture a Japanese audience since ...

Microsoft “can’t say” it will beat Nintendo

Microsoft is coming to terms with a harsh reality; drunk on rum and with all cannons firing, Nintendo has stolen the booty this generation. In an interview with BusinessWeek, Microsoft’s Don Mattick admitted his company has realistic goals in terms of catching Nintendo this round. Quite simply, that it won’t. Even Microsoft’s top Xbox boss acknowledges the company is unlikely to ...

Wii didn’t hit a home run, it’s just that Xbox 360 and PS3 failed

There is an interesting article on Kotaku discussing the cat fight between Microsoft and Sony as they duke it out for second place. “Some console war,” quips blogger Brian Ashcraft. But perhaps the most interesting commentary stemming from the article is the eighth comment down: “I’ve only bought a Wii,” says reader Balius. “The prohibitively high price of the P...

Microsoft “fueling” industry growth, rips off Nintendo at E3 press conference

After showcasing spectacular games like Fallout 3, Resident Evil 5, Fable 2 and Gears of War 2, things took an abrupt turn toward the casual during the Microsoft E3 press conference. Much to our surprise, the company spent the majority of its time introducing new Wii-inspired 360 features. We expected to see Microsoft rip-off Nintendo, to be frank, but not to this extent.

Nintendo Spotting – Banjo-Kazooie still loves the N64

This little easter egg can be seen during the beginning cutscene of the upcoming Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts for the Xbox 360. We’ve seen in the past that Rare still shows it’s love for past platforms, but it’s nice to know this little N64 will be permanent in the final game…at least I hope so. IGN

Poll – the best digital distribution game store

  We’ve been blogging about the Virtual Console for over a year and just about a month of WiiWare updates.  You’ve probably had some interaction with buying and downloading a game, so this week, we want to know: {democracy:46} If your favorite is something else (cough, Steam, cough), or if you don’t like buying games that don’t come in boxes, let us know in comments. [Res...