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Nintendo Tells Developer High Voltage to Not Use WiiSpeak in Upcoming Game

Nintendo Tells Developer High Voltage to Not Use WiiSpeak in Upcoming Game

One aspect of playing games online, is the ability to talk to people while you're doing it. Using microphones, both wired and wireless, allows players all over the world to talk to complete strangers, catch up with old friends, or just make small talk with their best friend, all while playing their favorite games. But, while headphone/microphone combinations may still be the item of choice for communication online for most gamers, Nintendo (and more recently, Microosft) wanted people to be able to talk without the headset, so more people could communicate all at once. That's why WiiSpeak was introduced with the Wii version of Animal Crossing, so you could sit and chat with a friend, without having to worry about a headset.

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Angry Birds Heading to Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network & WiiWare

Angry Birds Heading to Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network & WiiWare

We could say that Angry Birds is popular, but that would be an understatement. The game, which has made its way from iOS to webOS and Android, is a mobile title that lets you sling-shot birds from a set location, and take down structures where pigs reside, all in hopes of collecting points while you take out the pigs. The game's popularity has been insane, and it looks like Rovio, the developer behind the game, is getting ready to expand the horizons of some angry birds.

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Nintendo Wii Won’t See Price Cut in Near Future, Focusing on Bundles

Nintendo Wii Won’t See Price Cut in Near Future, Focusing on Bundles

Even if Nintendo isn't seeing the profits they'd like to, and Wii sales slumping, it looks like the company isn't planning on making any drastic changes to the working model they've got in place now. They still believe that the $200 price point for the console, which already has plenty of extras in the box, is the right way to go. Instead, they believe that offering up console bundles is the way to go forward.

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Donkey Kong is Back with a Vengeance!

Donkey Kong is Back with a Vengeance!

What in the world? Nintendo has just (10 minutes ago or so) released two new sites for two new games: Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii, and Mario VS Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem! for Nintendo DS. Looks like lots of fun for everyone! Get Thinkering!

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Sunflex unveils Snakebyte Wii Remote XL+ controller with MotionPlus

Sunflex unveils Snakebyte Wii Remote XL+ controller with MotionPlus

If you are a big Nintendo Wii gamer that has the original controllers with the MotionPlus accessory plugged into the bottom of the remote, you may be interested in the new controllers with MotionPlus integrated. A company called Sunflex has announced that it will be distributing the Snakebyte Wii controller in the US.

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Babysitting Mama for the Nintendo Wii Makes Babysitting Terrifying [Video]

Babysitting Mama for the Nintendo Wii Makes Babysitting Terrifying [Video]

Accessories for video games and video game consoles have some of the most unique, and sometimes confusing designs in the accessory world. And, when it comes to the Nintendo Wii, the accessories usually take the cake for disturbing, or seemingly pointless. Except that tennis paddle, which was great. But, a new video game from the people who brought you Cooking Mama is primed to disturb you all weekend.

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Nintendo Wii Remote Plus Launches November 5th in Europe

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus Launches November 5th in Europe

We had already heard that the next peripheral for Nintendo's Wii, the Wii Remote Plus, would be landing in Japan on November 11th, but it looks like Nintendo has plans to launch the controller in Europe first. The company has just announced that the remote will be launched in Europe almost a full week ahead of the launch in Japan, but it doesn't look like Nintendo's including any kind of console bundle with this launch.

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PDP unveils Call of Duty: Black Ops special edition Headbanger headset for Wii

PDP unveils Call of Duty: Black Ops special edition Headbanger headset for Wii

PDP has announced a new special edition headset for Wii gamers that are fans of the Call of Duty franchise. The new special edition headset is a customized version of the Headbanger headset with a Call of Duty: Black Ops theme. The headset is black in color and has the game logo on the earpiece.

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Nintendo Wii Remote Plus gets confirmed

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus gets confirmed

Nintendo's big reveal may have been the launch date for the 3DS, but company president Satoru Iwata also confirmed the incoming Wii Remote Plus.  According to andriasang, all Iwata would say is that the company is indeed working on the controller - which combines a regular Wii remote and the MotionPlus accessory - and that further details would follow shortly.

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Wii Table Tennis Paddle Accessory is Actually Worth Looking At

Wii Table Tennis Paddle Accessory is Actually Worth Looking At

It hasn't been much of a secret that third-party accessories for Nintendo's video game console, the Wii, are notoriously bad. In fact, when we see things like inflatable cars, we're almost forced to look away. But, it looks like the string of bad ideas has actually turned into something noteworthy. This brand new table tennis paddle is apparently worth taking a second look at, according to writer for Game People, Paul Govan.

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Super Mario Collection Announced for Japan, Heading to the Wii in October

Super Mario Collection Announced for Japan, Heading to the Wii in October

Surely by now you've heard that it's our favorite digital plumber's anniversary today, right? Well, if not, Super Mario is 25 today! And while having a competition in the UK to see who can make the coolest video detailing why they love Mario is great, it just wouldn't be right if some kind of video game wassn't released. Thankfully, Nintendo feels the same way, and they've just (officially) announced the brand new Super Mario Collection. Which, as you might have guessed, was created specifically for this momentous occasion.

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Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Controller Coming to the Nintendo Wii

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Controller Coming to the Nintendo Wii

In most cases, a controller that's themed to a particular video game isn't something that we get all that excited about. But, of course, there are notable exceptions. While the TRON-themed controllers caught our eye a couple of months back, we're now forced to rationalize that a Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver is coming down the pipe, and it's headed for the Nintendo Wii. And, we can't pass up Doctor Who things.

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