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Nintendo confirms Wii replacement in 2012; Preview at E3 2011

Nintendo confirms Wii replacement in 2012; Preview at E3 2011

Nintendo has announced [pdf link] it will release its next games console, the successor to the Wii, in 2012, with the first preview of the new hardware at E3 2011 in early June. Confirmed in a new investor note, the unnamed console - referred to in rumors as the Wii 2 - will seemingly drop sometime after March 2012, given Nintendo has not included it in its current financial forecasts.

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Nintendo Wii 2 “Stream” leaks: HD and Touchscreen controllers in late 2011?

Nintendo Wii 2 “Stream” leaks: HD and Touchscreen controllers in late 2011?

Leaked details aplenty around Nintendo's next-gen console to replace the Wii, believed to be codenamed Project Cafe, with IGN reporting on rumors that the Wii 2 will use innovative controllers with integrated "Screen Stream" technology that can stream games direct to an integrated color touchscreen. Mock-up images of the potential hardware - which may reach the marked as the Nintendo Stream, it's suggested - have been discovered by NeoGAF, meanwhile, showing a somewhat retro, SNES-style console that's said to be around the size of an Xbox 360.

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Wii 2: What’ll it be? Roundup time!

Wii 2: What’ll it be? Roundup time!

It's been nearly five full years since Nintendo released the gaming system that busted a thousand television sets and set millions of hearts on fire with the desire to play video games with their arms instead of their thumbs. Now we're well on our way to a second iteration of this massively successful gaming system, and it's looking like it's going to be landing by June! And what'll it be? Certainly not glasses-free 3D, that's for sure.

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Wii UNLimited Edition: Water-cooled, wall-mounted Nintendo case mod

Wii UNLimited Edition: Water-cooled, wall-mounted Nintendo case mod

The PS3 and Xbox 360 get plenty of case mods, but the smaller Wii - perhaps because, in its compact monochrome pleasantness, it's already relatively slick - seems to miss out on most of the more ambitious tweaks. No more, however; Martin Nielsen - "Angel OD" on Bit-Tech - has taken the Nintendo console and turned it into the Wii UNLimited Edition, a wall-mounted, water-cooled, aluminum-milled slice of beauty.

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No 3D for Wii 2 suggests Nintendo: Glasses-Free tech not ready yet

No 3D for Wii 2 suggests Nintendo: Glasses-Free tech not ready yet

Nintendo may have spent the past thirty or so years working on 3D's gaming potential, but all that experience has seemingly convinced them not to use the tech in the upcoming Wii replacement. While the 3D-capable Nintendo 3DS launched in Europe and North America over the weekend, apparently setting sales records in the process, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime the shortcomings of glasses-free 3D technology on larger displays has dissuaded the company from including it.

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Nintendo Wii 2 at E3 hints EA boss

Nintendo Wii 2 at E3 hints EA boss

All eyes have been on the Nintendo 3DS recently, but the Japanese company is apparently readying a new version of its living room console for an imminent reveal. Frank Gibeau, label head at EA Games, told IndustryGamers that Nintendo's Wii is a "legacy platform" and the company is "coming back with a second act."

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Nintendo Must Release the Wii 2 This Year

Nintendo Must Release the Wii 2 This Year

The video game market finds itself in a rather interesting place. Its consoles are still selling exceptionally well, some of the best games released in a long time hit store shelves in 2010, and yet, consumers, pundits, and analysts are wondering when Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will be announcing new consoles.

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Why My Kinect is Not Collecting Dust

Why My Kinect is Not Collecting Dust

A few days ago a fellow SlashGear columnist Don Reisinger elaborated on how his Kinect was collecting dust. If I put myself in Don’s shoes I can relate to his article and his questioning of whether or not the Kinect can meet the needs of hard core gamers and a hard core gaming experience. I, however, in coming at it from a different angle, have a completely different experience with my Kinect.

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Geek hacks Kinect to work with Wii controllers for Call of Duty action

Geek hacks Kinect to work with Wii controllers for Call of Duty action

We have seen all sorts of hacks for the Kinect since the motion tracking gesture controller launched for the Xbox 360. The thing is really cool and has turned out to be quite the hackable little device for people to take and use for all sorts of things. So far, most of those hacks haven’t been anything that I am interested in.

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I’m Bored With Nintendo’s First-Party Games

I’m Bored With Nintendo’s First-Party Games

Allow me to just state the obvious right now: Nintendo fans are going to read this headline and the following column and immediately take me to task for supposedly inciting some kind of war between them and those who can’t stand their favorite game company.

I can assure you that such a result isn’t my intention. As I’ve expressed on these pages before, I’m a huge Nintendo fan. I was someone who defended Nintendo back when the company was waging war against Sega. And every single first-party title that I could get my hands on, I played with absolute enjoyment.

But something is changing.

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DIY Nintendo Wii laptop scraps DVD drive for ripped game library [Video]

DIY Nintendo Wii laptop scraps DVD drive for ripped game library [Video]

Taking consoles intended for your living room and making them portable is a growing niche, and while some may not like the aesthetics of ShockSlayer's "ZNWii "DIY Wii laptop, you can't really argue with the functionality. He stripped the Wii of its DVD drive and instead used game "backup" software to load all the titles you might want to play onto an internal drive.

Video demo after the cut

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$99 Wii and 3rd-party gaming is Nintendo’s salvation suggests EA boss

$99 Wii and 3rd-party gaming is Nintendo’s salvation suggests EA boss

Nintendo should slash the Wii sticker price to $99 and watch sales of the console "explode", according to EA CEO John Riccitiello. Talking to Industry Gamers, the studio head pointed to "tapered" sales of the Nintendo console over the past two years, in part blaming the company's unstinting focus on its own games franchises to the detriment of third-party developers.

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