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kris

by kris

Operation Finish all the Games, September 2014
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So I'm a few days late, but maybe it's perfectly timed: Super Smash Bros. 3DS is out today! We'll probably be picking it up soon. Hopefully it won't distract me too much from my resolution to...
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[FINISH ALL THE GAMES]
Once more, here are the rules:
  1. I have to finish or beat at least one game a month. That basically means reaching whatever counts as an ending to the story mode, usually prompting a credits scroll.
  2. Side-quests and...
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kris

by kris

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection goes dark May 20
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If you're a Nintendo DS or Wii owner, and any of your games use online features, I suggest you enjoy one last Mario Kart race, download all the weekly Professor Layton puzzles and wrap up any outstanding Pokémon trades you've got on the Global Trade Station because that's all going away tomorrow.
http://www.usgamer.net/articles/farewell-nintendo-wi-fi-connection... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

What are the worst games you ever played?
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ET may go down as one of the worst games ever made. If it's not at the top of every worst-of list, it's usually in the top three. It wasn't considered a bad game because of the era it was released, it was just a downright bad game. Critics slammed it for it's controls and called it a repetitive game. The game was so bad it's been long rumored that Atari dumped every remaining game... Read more →
DaBash

by DaBash

Will Nintendo rebound?
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It is almost shocking to talk about it, but just a few years ago, Nintendo was dominating the console wars. Everybody and their mother wanted to have the Nintendo Wii. It was a game changer in terms of the way you play your games. It was a breath of fresh air in the eyes of many and together with the Nintendo DS, Nintendo ruled the gaming world.
Suddenly, Microsoft's Xbox 360 started increasing in sales due to the Kinect and with the low sales of the Wii U, it seems that Nintendo may be losing... Read more →
kris

by kris

Did Nintendo go in the wrong direction with the Wii mini?
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In December Nintendo released the Wii mini, a pared-down version of the Wii. It retails for $99 CDN, just below that $100 threshold that turns it from a purchase you might have to think about into an impulse (just as $0.99 is a sweet spot for song and game downloads). Unfortunately, to get that price point, they eliminated a lot of features. GameCube backwards compatibility was removed, but it had been missing since the 2011 redesign, which also took out the controller ports. Only composite... Read more →
kris

by kris

Did Nintendo go in the wrong direction with the Wii mini?
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In December Nintendo released the Wii mini, a pared-down version of the Wii. It retails for $99 CDN, just below that $100 threshold that turns it from a purchase you might have to think about into an impulse (just as $0.99 is a sweet spot for song and game downloads). Unfortunately, to get that price point, they eliminated a lot of features. GameCube backwards compatibility was removed, but it had been missing since the 2011 redesign, which also took out the controller ports. Only composite... Read more →
ryan

by ryan

Xbox 360 hits 55 million units
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Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 has hit 55 million units sold, and that its sales are accelerating not only disproportionately to its competition, but to any console ever at this period in its lifecycle. The Xbox team released a super interesting normalized sales graph that tracks sales progress from launch through year nine of the last few console generations: http://static.flickr.com/5062/5793291459_447e283c3... The interesting trends I'm seeing here: the Wii, as we know, has flamed... Read more →
manveru

by manveru

Netflix has revitalized my Wii.
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When I first got my Wii, I played it all the time, and I loved it. But as soon as I got an Xbox, the poor Wii was left unused. I moved it from my living room into the bedroom, where it sat for months never even being turned on. It took my wife 2 or 3 months to notice that I hadn't even plugged the Wii into anything. Now that we have the Netflix disc, the Wii has gone from not being used to being a way to watch Netflix from the bedroom! So now my Wii has a purpose again. Of course the much... Read more →
coologuy1957

by coologuy1957

Why Netflix will go unused on my Wii....
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So I just read the Engadget article about the Wii Netflix discs shipping... normally I would be pretty happy but now I know this will go unused in my home. Let me tell you why. I keep getting this message from Netflix: "YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR LIMIT OF 6 DEVICES". When I go to my account and click "Manage Netflix ready devices and computers", it shows a list of 6 devices registered - the list goes: Xbox 360, PS3 System, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox 360, Roku. Now I know this isn't a... Read more →
Ryudo

by Ryudo

Netflix officially on Wii
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http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01/13/netflix-streamin... So now the Wii much like PS3 will also have netflix using the DVD streamdisc. No HD but should be DVD quality and with broadband should be just fine. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I am getting a Roku pretty soon anyway but I like that now all 3 systems have it. It will probably be the least used hardware to distribute netflix media but hey... Read more →
coologuy1957

by coologuy1957

New Super Mario Bros. Wii - Dust off the Wii!!
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I know everyone is hooked on Call of Duty and Borderlands right now, but this new Mario game is really fun too!! I played it with my girlfriend last night, then with my gf and a roommate, and finally with my gf and 2 roommates for 4-person co-op mayhem!! (something neither CoD, Borderlands, or Halo can offer on one console btw) As my roommate pointed out, this may be the only game that adding more people makes it way harder to finish a level rather than it normally would be. Thats because there... Read more →
daktmacfan

by daktmacfan

NeoGamma r7 with physical DVD's
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All I can do is get this to work with games on an external USB drive. I have been unable to get a burned game to successfully work. Does anybody know a game and the proper settings in neogamma I need to get this to worki. Note, I have a mac so I can burn with Disc utility at 2x or I can burn via Windows by VM Fusion.
toddjy

by toddjy

Wonder when they'll release a single unit enhanced controller...
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(I wish they had released it before I bought four controllers.) I'm talking about a controller that builds the Motion Plus device into the Wiimote. They should have released the Motion Plus and an enhanced remote at nearly the same time, maybe having the MP come out second. I just got my Wii in August (wish I had waited a month). I bought three extra controllers at $40 each, and now I have to buy 4 MPs at $20 each. (The second controller was bundled with a nunchuck and wheel; the third came... Read more →
deinfinityx

by deinfinityx

Wii HD
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http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/21/square-enix-pre... Well my thoughts on when it would come out was a little off but i was not the only that thought the Wii would beat everyone else to its next iteration. Apparently the big wigs are predicting the Wii HD will be out by 2011 and that the PS3 and 360 motion controls will not have any effect in the market, i don't know about that, natal looks freaking awesome but so does a HD wii.
deinfinityx

by deinfinityx

Wii might drop to $200
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http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/14/wii-getting-50-... Well this would make 3 of 3 for a price drop but it looks like the Wii might drop to the modest price point $200. I wonder if this will spark Microsoft to rethink the arcade version. What do you think will we see another price drop from Microsoft because of this.