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Netflix for Wii disc-free update now available

Netflix for Wii disc-free update now available

Netflix's update for the Nintendo Wii delivering disc-free streaming has gone live, with US Wii owners able to download the new update from the Wii Shop Channel.  Until now, Netflix subscribers wanting to view streamed TV and movie content via their consoles had to slot in the Netflix disc; this update adds a new menu option to the Wii instead.

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Shinobii Technology unveils Wii ping-pong paddle controller

Shinobii Technology unveils Wii ping-pong paddle controller

Wii gamers have all sorts of accessories and controllers for various sports games that allow the user more realism when playing. You can get gloves for boxing games, golf clubs, bats, and all sorts of other peripherals. The thing most of them have in common is that they are designed to hold the basic Wii remote inside for actually controlling the action on screen.

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Nintendo Wii Remote Plus Landing in July November 11th, Gets Bundled with Wii Sports Resort

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus Landing in July November 11th, Gets Bundled with Wii Sports Resort

At first tipped, and then later confirmed by Nintendo, the Wii Remote Plus has been an accessory that many Wii owners have been waiting patiently for. Or perhaps not so patiently. Either way, the new accessory has been given a launch date, and it's been unveiled that the new controller will also be bundled with an old classic for the Wii. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there's any indication as to when the new controller, or even the bundle, will be released internationally, which looks to be a growing trend for Nintendo.

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Nintendo Wii in Red Heading to Japan to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Nintendo Wii in Red Heading to Japan to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Nintendo's Super Mario celebrated his 25th anniversary this year, and it wouldn't be a party without plenty of new toys to play with. Nintendo feels the same way, as the company has been on a roll ever since the official annivesary date, showing off new Super Mario-themed items. While the Super Mario collection was first, the Nintendo DSi LL and DSi were eye-catching in the fact that it brought the classy Super Mario Red to the mobile consoles. And now it looks like the Wii is getting the aesthetic makeover, too.

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Nintendo Wii Remote Plus tipped by FlingSmash box-art

Nintendo Wii Remote Plus tipped by FlingSmash box-art

Nintendo are seemingly preparing an updated Wiimote controller complete with integrated MotionPlus, at least that's the suggestion from box-art for the much-delayed FlingSmash Wii title.  NintendoLife spotted mention of the new controller on Gamestop's preorder page: the box reads "Wii Remote Plus inside!" suggesting the two components have now been combined into a single unit.

The controller actually pictured on the packaging doesn't look particularly changed from the original Wii Remote, but it's a small image and we'll have to wait until the real thing arrives to see what aesthetic changes - if any - have been made.

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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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