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Nintendo begins killing off the Wii Shop channel next year

Nintendo begins killing off the Wii Shop channel next year

Nintendo has revealed that it will be shutting down one of the cornerstones of Wii: the Wii Shop channel. The good news is that the shut down isn't going to happen for a while yet, though Nintendo will begin winding it down early next year. If you have any titles you'd like to purchase on the Wii Shop then, it's probably best you buy them up sooner rather than later.

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Dolphin Wii emulator now lets you buy games from Nintendo online shop

Dolphin Wii emulator now lets you buy games from Nintendo online shop

Gaming emulators are a tricky subject, wading through murky gray legal waters. It's even trickier when it comes to trying to actually play legally acquired games, most of which are now available digitally and sold through very specific and proprietary channels. Such is the case, for example, of Wii titles available from Nintendo's Wii Shop Channel. Fortunately for emulation gamers, Dolphin, perhaps the most popular, not to mention working, Wii emulators now lets you do just that.

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Splash Cars channels Splatoon for Android and iOS

Splash Cars channels Splatoon for Android and iOS

Developer Craneballs releases game Splash Cars for iOS and Android, channeling the Nintendo Wii game Splatoon in the process. This game has its users driving tiny cars and trucks, rolling around maps that are subsequently covered in paint. This game follows the "paint road racer", you, the hero. In your mission you'll not only paint the world red (or blue, or green), you'll summon friendly citizens to help you. You'll be at war with your fellow paint racers - it's up to you to re-create and paint the world in your image.

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Nintendo Account finally does away with friend codes

Nintendo Account finally does away with friend codes

Nintendo has a love-hate relationship with the future. In the last two generations of consoles, Nintendo was a big innovator. The Wii brought us motion controls, and the Wii U brought us a tablet input for a home system. And that's not to even mention what they've done for the world of handheld gaming. Through all of these innovations, Nintendo has been lightyears behind when it comes to playing with your friends online. But that will finally be changing.

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Wii and DS online play restored with unofficial server

Wii and DS online play restored with unofficial server

Back in February, Nintendo announced that Wii and DS gamers would lose access to online play, something that spurred an outcry and, it seems, an industrious effort to avoid the change. Though today WiFi Connection goes dark, the option to play online remains.

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Nintendo sued, faces possible sales ban on all Wii units

Nintendo sued, faces possible sales ban on all Wii units

Nintendo is being sued by Philips in Delaware, and the crux of the case may really hit hard. There are two patents in question, and both relate to what makes a Wii so great: motion detection. If successful in this suit, Philips may deal a deft body shot right to Nintendo as they’re trying to get up off the canvas.

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Wii Mini coming to USA with Mario Kart to boot

Wii Mini coming to USA with Mario Kart to boot

The smallest of the higher-end gaming consoles has been revealed to be approaching the United States just in time for the holidays: the Wii Mini, complete with Mario Kart. This little beast works with a cut-down collection of abilities that were once only available on the original Wii. Here you're not able to connect to the internet - and therefor wont be able to access the digital library of Wii and GameCube games available to the larger - but everything else is ready to roll.

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Nintendo Wii to be available in the US despite end of Japanese production

Nintendo Wii to be available in the US despite end of Japanese production

Considering how unpopular the Nintendo Wii U has been around the globe some may have been surprised when Nintendo announced that it was discontinuing production of the original Nintendo Wii in Japan. That led some people to wonder if the discontinuation of production in Japan would affect availability within the US.

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Nintendo Wii production ends in Japan

Nintendo Wii production ends in Japan

Early on Nintendo hit a home run with the original Wii game console. The console sold huge numbers and many gamers waited in line for hours to get their hands on Nintendo's latest console. After early success, demand for the Nintendo Wii slowed significantly.

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Angry Birds Trilogy for Wii and Wii U coming in August

Angry Birds Trilogy for Wii and Wii U coming in August

If it seemed like Rovio's ever-popular bird-flinging game Angry Birds was on every platform imaginable, be prepared to be extremely wrong. It has yet to land on the Wii series of gaming consoles, but it's finally arriving. Come August 13, Rovio will be releasing Angry Birds Trilogy on both Wii consoles in retail stores.

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FitScales reworks Wii Fit as Android health accessory

FitScales reworks Wii Fit as Android health accessory

There's a good chance if you own a Nintendo Wii you also own the Wii Fit. Back when the Wii first launched, it was one of the most popular accessories for the Nintendo Wii game console out there and Nintendo sold the units in droves. After the controller novelty wore off, many people stopped using their Nintendo Wii and there are huge amounts of we Fit accessories hidden under entertainment centers and in closets all around the country serving no purpose.

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Nintendo confirms hacker claim for Wii U mod chip

Nintendo confirms hacker claim for Wii U mod chip

If you're a legacy fan of the original PlayStation, you know good and well that there's nothing quite like an internationally unlocked mod-chipped gaming console. That's what hackers have claimed to have developed in the way of the Wii U this week, and Nintendo has confirmed that they're on the case. While the system itself has not yet been seen or detected playing illegal copies of games, it would appear that Nintendo's ears are perked.

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