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Next-gen Wii is jaw-droppingly unique claims Sakamoto

Next-gen Wii is jaw-droppingly unique claims Sakamoto

Nintendo has always been upfront about its challenges for the next-gen Wii console: while many gamers would be content with Full HD and some Blu-ray playback, the company has set itself the challenge of making generic hardware "unique" so as to build in meaningful surprises for their customers.  According to Nintendo exec and Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto, we should expect some jaw-ache after seeing the Wii successor, as it will "leave you all with your mouth open".

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TRON: Evolution Collector’s Edition Announced, Has Toy Light Cycle Inside

TRON: Evolution Collector’s Edition Announced, Has Toy Light Cycle Inside

With the release of the TRON sequel just about on us (it's going to be the perfect Christmas gift, after all), there's no reason you should be surprised to see that the video game version's Collector's Edition has just broken cover. As many "collector's" items go, there's always a few goodies inside to make your purchase, which is usually a bit more expensive than the "normal" edition, worthwhile. That's certainly the case with this one.

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How Motion Gaming Has Failed Me

How Motion Gaming Has Failed Me

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t like playing with the Nintendo Wii all that often. I realize that Nintendo fans won’t like to hear that, and I understand why they enjoy using the console, but for me, tossing my hand around while holding a remote just doesn’t add much gaming value. Plus, the console is inundated with games for kids that just don’t appeal to me.

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THQ uDraw Tablet Brings Drawing to the Wii

THQ uDraw Tablet Brings Drawing to the Wii

Here's one peripheral that's been missing from the Nintendo Wii. Though, with all that punching and rowing, it's no surprise that something as artistic as drawing and painting would be overlooked. But, it's finally here, and THQ has managed to make a peripheral that makes a lot of sense, while bringing that whole "tablet" thing into the video game market, too.

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Nintendo Wii Classic Controller in Gold Included in Goldeneye 007 Classic Edition

Nintendo Wii Classic Controller in Gold Included in Goldeneye 007 Classic Edition

When most video game players think about First Person Shooters (FPS), one of the highest-ranking titles is Goldeneye. It's present on the Nintendo 64 way back in the day was an explosive one, and it provided countless hours of gaming bliss for a countless number of players out there. With the announcement that Goldeneye would be getting a new breath of life for the Nintendo Wii, people started immediately wondering how it would play with the Wii's motion controller. Well, you can also go the "classic" route, if you want -- and it even includes a Classic Controller to go along with it.

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WiiLeanback adds Wiimote control to YouTube Leanback [Video]

WiiLeanback adds Wiimote control to YouTube Leanback [Video]

YouTube's new Leanback lounge-friendly UI went live last week, but if you're more comfortable with a remote control than a keyboard then WiiLeanback may be of interest.  The handiwork of Robert Oschler, who has been merrily controlling WowWee robots with the Nintendo Wii controller for some time, WiiLeanback is basically a simple way to use the wiimote as a remote for the new YouTube interface.

Video demo after the cut

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Nintendo v. Apple

Nintendo v. Apple

I was at E3 last week (was that just last week?) and attended two separate Nintendo events: the press conference where Nintendo talked about upcoming products, and an Analyst Q&A session where Nintendo executives explained Nintendo’s strategy to a group of mostly financial analysts who looked grossly out of place at E3 (financial analyst types dress much, much better than the average E3 attendee). One of the things that struck me in the press conference is how much Nintendo is competing against Apple in mobile gaming, and one of the things I discovered in the Q&A session is how much alike the two companies are in their approach to product development.

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