Tagged with: Nintendo

Got an Old Wii Fit Board? Turn it Into an Android Smart Scale

Got an Old Wii Fit Board? Turn it Into an Android Smart Scale

Looking to add an intelligent scale to your home? You may already have one and not even know it. Nintendo’s Wii Fit Balance Board can measure your weight, in addition to being used for sports games and exercise apps on the Wii console. The MoDaCo blog notes a free Android app called FitScales taps into Nintendo’s ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2013

If you haven’t noticed, Nintendo and Amazon don’t play well together. When Nintendo’s newest console, the Wii U, could first be pre-ordered last fall, stores like GameStop and Best Buy jumped at the opportunity to make a quick buck from gamers eager for the first new console in years. But Amazon didn’t, and to this ...

Amazon X-Ray Feature Expands to TV Shows on Kindle Fire and Wii U

Amazon X-Ray Feature Expands to TV Shows on Kindle Fire and Wii U

Amazon just announced that it is adding its X-Ray feature to TV shows. The feature already worked with movies thanks to data from IMDb, but the company will now use this very same data for other video content. The entire Kindle Fire family will receive the feature and the Amazon Instant Video app on Wii U will get is as ...

OUYA to Launch With NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 Emulation Support

OUYA to Launch With NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 Emulation Support

The OUYA Android-based gaming console is getting ready for its debut: the stated beginning shipping date for Kickstarter backers is March 28. At launch, it sill isn’t clear exactly how many software titles the console will offer, but a new report suggests that at the very least, early backers will have emulators to play ...

Nintendo in Peril: January Wii U Sales Spell Trouble

Nintendo in Peril: January Wii U Sales Spell Trouble

Nintendo now faces the very real prospect of having an absolute flop on its hands. As Microsoft moved an estimated 281,000 Xbox 360 consoles in the U.S. in January to take the top spot for the 25th consecutive month, Gamasutra reports that Nintendo sold “well under” 100,000 Wii U consoles last month. The site estimates ...

How to Get Gamers to Be Okay With No Used Games on Consoles

How to Get Gamers to Be Okay With No Used Games on Consoles

Look—taking away the ability to play used games will always generate some outcry. And so far, consumers have treated the idea of a video game console blocking pre-owned discs as shots fired. For many gamers, it's a consumer-hostile idea forced on the industry by greedy publishers and console makers. Even the faintest ...

After Rocky Start, Nintendo Cuts Wii U Sales Projections

After Rocky Start, Nintendo Cuts Wii U Sales Projections

While the Wii U won't be an instant flop like the Virtual Boy, sales projections released by Nintendo show it probably won't match the runaway sales success of the original Wii, either. Nintendo sold 3.06 million Wii U units worldwide from its November launch through the end of 2012. That's nearly as much as the 3.19 ...

Chinese Government Considers Revoking 12 Year Video Game Ban

Chinese Government Considers Revoking 12 Year Video Game Ban

Chinese officials are said to be in the process of reviewing a ban on gaming consoles that was established in 2000, potentially opening up a massive untapped market for the likes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to China Daily. A source within the Ministry of Culture told the paper: “We are reviewing the policy ...

Nintendo Breathes New Life Into Wii U With Game Announcements

Nintendo Breathes New Life Into Wii U With Game Announcements

Well! That was a surprise. It started slow, but today's Nintendo Direct broadcast brought absolutely massive news from the Japanese giant, with no fewer than seven new games announced (and one remake). We now know what Nintendo is going to be showing at E3, and what to expect from Wii U this year. Here's everything that ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 20, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 20, 2012

Just over a month after the Wii U launched in North America, Nintendo is finally adding one of the console’s most unique features in an update later today: TVii. TVii lets you look up your favorite shows or movies, add them to your list of favorites and discover new content – all through the GamePad controller. Once you ...