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Pikmin 2 reportedly finally coming to the US

Pikmin 2 reportedly finally coming to the US

The sequel to the iconic creature-wrangling game Pikmin will be making its way to US store shelves...seven years after it was originally released in Japan, according to media reports. Pikmin 2, originally released for the Gamecube, was remade for the Wii a few years ago but it still left American gamers in the dust. Now, Nintendo is finally opening up the door to allow the title to have the fan base it always should have had.

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Wii to get Kirby 20th anniversary collection

Wii to get Kirby 20th anniversary collection

Time to take a trip down memory lane, everyone. Where were you the first time you saw the dimpled, adorable pink blob known as Kirby? If your answer is that you recall a time before Kirby even received his now-iconic pink coloration, then the newly announced 20th anniversary Kirby collection for Wii is aimed primarily at you. Yep, it's been 20 years since Kirby's Dream Land launched on the Game Boy, spawning what would become one the most legendary video game characters of all time.

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2K Sports Major League Baseball 2K12 million-dollar contest gets facelift

2K Sports Major League Baseball 2K12 million-dollar contest gets facelift

For the past two years, 2K Sports has given away a pretty impressive prize to the game that it deemed was the best virtual baseballer in the country - a cool $1 million. However, while it drummed up a lot of excitement among the loyal fan base, and got some attention in the gaming media, for a million-dollar competition it still seemed kind of low-key. That will change in a big way this time around.

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Etsy.com listing shows a $3,500 NES controller coffee table

Etsy.com listing shows a $3,500 NES controller coffee table

When it comes to really cool homemade furniture, this pretty much fits the bill better than anything else. Someone has managed to make a full-size coffee table that looks just like an authentic old-school NES controller. But it's not just the looks that are authentic. This 42" long masterpiece is actually fully wired to function as a real controller for the vintage system.

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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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