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Epic Mickey 2 developer spills the beans

Epic Mickey 2 developer spills the beans

The sequel to Epic Mickey has been confirmed, and the excitement is already starting to spread. Now, the covers are really starting to be unraveled as developer Warren Spector begins to explain all the unique gameplay mechanics that will be part of the experience. In addition to being presented in HD, the sequel will be available to whole new customer segments. While the original Epic Mickey was only available on the Wii, the next entry will be on all three major consoles.

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Dear Nintendo: Don’t Launch the Wii U This Year

Dear Nintendo: Don’t Launch the Wii U This Year

At the E3 Gaming Expo later this year, Nintendo fans are going to get what they’ve been waiting about a year to know: the Wii U’s launch date and price. Even better, they’ll be able to see a host of games slated to come to the device to see if they’ll be worth playing.

But perhaps Nintendo shouldn’t give that gift to consumers this year, and instead, should give itself the gift of discontinuing the Wii U.

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Disney’s Epic Mickey 2 confirmed, detailed

Disney’s Epic Mickey 2 confirmed, detailed

The addictingly unique and boldly unexpected adventure game Epic Mickey is heading for a sequel. This was always a question of when, not if, but now we are starting to get some of the first details about what the new entry in what could be a long-running franchise will entail. For starters, Epic Mickey 2 will be available on all major platforms (PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii), not just the Wii. Second, the story will be presented as a musical, a nod to the classic format of vintage animated Disney movies.

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Netflix Just For Kids app launches on PS3

Netflix Just For Kids app launches on PS3

Netflix's special curated content platform that only includes movies and TV shows that are suitable for children, now has a dedicated home on the PS3, joining the Wii as the second console to have both a Netflix app and a Netflix for Kids app. This demonstrates just how powerful Netflix is and how it has managed to attract consumers of all ages. An Xbox 360 app will be the last of the three major consoles, a reversal from the launch of the first Netflix app.

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Nintendo Wii Remote can help diagnose ocular torticollis

Nintendo Wii Remote can help diagnose ocular torticollis

Who knows what scientists at the Seoul National University College of Medicine were thinking when they decided to use Wii technology to help diagnose an eye disorder? Called ocular torticollis, patients end up tilting their head to one side to compensate for inefficiencies in one of their eyes. A well established method already exists for a diagnosis test, but researchers decided to try it with a couple Wii Remotes pointed at the subject, and Bluetooth connectivity to track movement.

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Wii Projector Mapping turntable setup has us dazed

Wii Projector Mapping turntable setup has us dazed

There's a brand new method for blowing the minds of your music-loving constituents, DJs of the world, and it's been set up with projectors, a set of turntables, and some Wii remotes. What you've got here is a user interface which uses projected light unto your turntables to bring an interactive experience unlike any other, both enhancing and expanding your party rocking experience. Have a peek at how definitive this rocking experience is going to be for the future of in-person plate spinning, and note that the music comes from no less than Mark Morris.

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Nintendo reveals new titles for Wii, 3DS

Nintendo reveals new titles for Wii, 3DS

Whether you're a fan of RPGs, sports games, strategy titles, or just the good old Nintendo classics, the lineup of first-party Wii and 3DS games is looking pretty packed over the next few months. In the land of things that are totally not coincidences, Nintendo made a big wave about what to expect on its systems in the near future, on the same day that Sony launched the PlayStation Vita handheld in the US.

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Nintendo Wii gets Hulu Plus

Nintendo Wii gets Hulu Plus

Nintendo has launched Hulu Plus for the Wii, releasing an app for the subscription-based streaming TV service for its console, and offering new users two weeks of free access. Available for download from the Wii Shop Channel today, the Hulu Plus app costs $7.99 per month - after the trial is over - and gives access to a catalog of recent titles in the US.

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