Wii U
Nintendo’s Wii U is out November 18. We’ve had a review unit for a few days, and here’s what’s surprised us the most. The next game console from Nintendo is a strange beast indeed. The controller, called GamePad, has a built-in touch screen. And the system can wirelessly stream its visuals to both the GamePad Continue Reading →
Wii U Gamepad
Since the Wii U was first unveiled, quite a few people have asked if the system was really powerful enough to handle HD graphics while pushing an 854×480 image out to the tablet GamePad wirelessly in real time. Has to come with significant lag, right? We haven’t noticed any latency between the GamePad and the Continue Reading →
Wii Holiday Bundle
Just in time for the holidays, Nintendo has dropped the price of the Wii video game console. The game maker on Monday morning announced a new $130 bundle that includes a black Wii console and the games Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort in one disc. The cheaper package will be available in the U.S. Continue Reading →
Offensive Combat
(This content was originally posted on NYGameCritics.com.) It was a wild night downtown. The developers from U4ia flew into New York and made their way to the Critics Circle on Monday. Entering a dive in the East Village that we chose, they carried a big Mac monitor, a WiFi card, a Mac laptop and a Continue Reading →
Nintendo Zapper
The tinkerers at North Street Labs retrofitted an NES zapper with a ridiculously powerful laser capable of catching vulnerable objects like matches on fire. The laser is strong enough to max out a 2W laser meter. That’s some serious strength. As North Street Labs points out, goggles are an absolute must at all times when Continue Reading →