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Why I Won’t be Getting a Kinect at Launch

Why I Won’t be Getting a Kinect at Launch

If you’ve been following my column on SlashGear, you know that I’m a pretty serious gamer. In fact, I’d say that I’m about as hardcore as they come. Aside from the fact that I’ve been playing games for longer than I choose to remember, I have real and abiding love for everything from role-playing games to sports games. There hasn’t been a single genre that I haven’t at one time or another loved.

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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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Nintendo: 65.3m Wiimotes in the US, just in case you were curious

Nintendo: 65.3m Wiimotes in the US, just in case you were curious

We never had Nintendo down as stat-addicted number fanciers, but the company's latest press release is all about how many Wii gamers could motion at their consoles at the same time.  According to Nintendo's figures, more than 65.3m Wii Remotes have found their way into the wilds of the US market, with an average of 46,000 sold daily.  Since it's hard to visualize that many Wiimotes, Nintendo helpfully tells us "that's enough for every man, woman and child living in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Detroit and San Francisco, and enough still remains for every resident of Florida, Ohio, Virginia and North Dakota."

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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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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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