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Nintendo of America now offers officially refurbished 3DS XL consoles and 3DS SD cards – the refurbished 3DS XLs are $170 each, while the 3DS memory cards are $13. Nintendo has been primping and polishing DSi XL and 3DS handhelds for resale since April. Currently on the market is the Aqua Bl...

August 11th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Last night on the TUAW talkcast, Kelly asked me to speculate about what the mythical upcoming iPad 2 might look like. This was, of course, before preliminary details from Engadget apparently rolled in. In response, I ended up going on a little more in depth than I initially expected. Turns out that...

January 17th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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THQ may be the company publicly pushing the recently announced uDraw tablet controller for the Wii, but a presentation of the new technology at Gamescom this week emphasized just how important Nintendo's support was to the device's creation. "When we came to [Nintendo] in the beginning with the id...

August 21st 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The "Balanced Brawl" project, first announced in 2009, aimed to fix Super Smash Bros. Brawl by removing overpowered combos and exploitable moves and by altering individual characters to improve the competitive balance. It was an impressive project then, and it's been made even more impressive by the...

April 19th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Well folks, it's finally here, and many of you likely can't wait to run home and check out the new functionality. Above, you'll find a video walkthrough of the new SD Card Channel in action, and below is a slide-by-slide walkthrough, if you're anti-video. So, check out the new Wii update and we hope...

March 25th 2009 at 1:41pm 0 Comments
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Click to check out our video walkthrough! At his GDC 2009 keynote, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will announce, Apple-style, that a Wii Shop Channel update will be available to all. We ran over to the Wii and began the agonizing update process to discover -- an "SD Card Menu" ...? Yes, it would s...

March 25th 2009 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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We're sure that most of our readers will already know this, but this is for our more casual audience. Rock Band DLC for the Wii is quite exciting, but let's be clear that nobody needs to buy the recently announced $13 Rock Band 2 SD card for it to work. The Wii should support any brand of SD card u...

January 8th 2009 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Now that the Wii has begun its third year on store shelves, we've managed to download a lot of things. In fact, we've accrued quite the collection of Virtual Console and WiiWare titles already. Much to our surprise, we've yet to fill the entire capacity of a 2gb SD card, which is the maximum size su...

December 9th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Yes, several other outlets have already posted their unboxing photos and first impressions of the Nintendo DSi, but we've put together our own article documenting the imported system's arrival, as we have a few new things that we can share with you, those things being: Photos of a cat stalking...

November 7th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments