Here in the U.S., our head of state couldn't seem to master the Segway, but Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is apparently quite the video game diva.
The undoubtedly reputable U.K. publication The People reported earlier this week that the 81-year-old royal got a hold of a Wii console (according to a "Palace source," it belongs to her 25-year-old grandson, Prince William) and "showed all the signs of becoming a Nintendo addict."
The Queen's game of choice seems to be Wii Bowling (what, did you expect Call of Duty 3?) and the … Read more
If the Wii Zapper strikes you as too 'gunlike,' then you're probably not going to like these Wii accessories. Brooklyn-based CTA Digital showed off an entire arsenal of gun-themed Wiimote peripherals.
From the pistol-like Magnum Gun to the submachinegun-like Buzz Gun, CTA showed off no less than six Zapper-like Wii gun attachments. The Shot Gun for Wii stood out among them, a hulking, heavy pump-action shotgun accessory. The Shot Gun was a mock-up, and hopefully the final version of the gun will be lighter than the bulky model CTA displayed.
While they look fun, CTA's Wii accessories were … Read more
Our friendly rivals over at Wired have released their predictions about the gaming life for 2008. Will the Wii supply continue to be as tightly managed as DeBeers' diamonds? Does the "gaming for fitness" movement stand a chance? Will Nintendo finally pony up for more memory? Will Metal Gear Solid 4 save Sony's skin? Does every game from here on out have to be an immersive world? Is there, in fact, life after Halo? And when will buyers be able to expect HD as a standard on gaming machines?
The Nintendo Wii uses a wireless remote to begin with, but that remote still manages to use a cord half the time. Most Wii games use both the Wii Remote and the Wii Nunchuck, an analog stick peripheral that plugs into the base of the remote via a long cable. Nyko first cut the Wii cord with the Wireless Sensor Bar and is taking away yet another tether with the Wireless Nunchuck.
The Nyko Wireless Nunchuck connects to the Wiimote via a little wireless dongle that clicks into the controller's accessory jack. Once plugged in, tapping the connection buttons … Read more
If you were trying to find a Nintendo Wii to give someone as a Christmas present and were counting on buying that Wii at a retailer like Best Buy or Target, odds are you came away empty-handed and frustrated.
That was certainly my experience when I spent a day looking to see where it might be possible to find a Wii near San Francisco.
But always, in the back of my mind, I figured that for those who were truly desperate to get ahold of one of the machines, a small mint would fetch one on eBay.
I remember, however, … Read more
It seems that the Nintendo Wavebird is going the way of the Power Glove. According to Go Nintendo via Joystiq, Nintendo has ceased shipping its wireless GameCube controllers to stores. This isn't too surprising (the Wii has been out for more than a year and effectively completely replaced the GameCube), but it is disappointing. Since the Wii plays all GameCube games and includes four GameCube controller ports, the Wavebird presented a great way to play both Virtual Console and GameCube games wirelessly.
Go Nintendo claims that Nintendo is still shipping wired controllers to stores, which seems very odd. If … Read more