When Nintendo announced Wii Sports Resort at E3 a couple years back, it was in conjunction with the Wii Motion Plus add-on, a Wii Remote attachment that sent much more precise data about how you were moving the remote to the Wii console. It took them a while, but now you can finally ditch that dongle and go with a Wii Remote Plus controller instead. It's the same Wii Remote that you know and (maybe) love, but with the Motion Plus technology built-in, and that's worthy enough of being included in our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. You can get them from Amazon for $38.99, a 3% savings.
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The Nintendo Wii has done well. Really well. Though, sales of the hit console peaked in its third year, and have since been waning. This kind of shift in sales is what usually prompts a successor to be named. Not to mention that the Wii now faces an uphill battle against the motion technologies of both Sony and Microsoft, the latter of which is taking off into American homes like hot cakes. However, Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime believes that the original Wii still has a lot of fight left in it, even against the transformed market strategies of Sony and Microsoft.
In an interview with Kotaku journalist Stephen Totilo, Reggie stated:
"As we sit here today we're saying the Wii has many, many more units to sell. After we've reached an installed base of 45 million here in the U.S., we can have a conversation about the next generation. "
As of now the Wii has an installed base of more than 30 million in North America. Looks like it's going to be at least another two years before we Nintendo even thinks about a new console. Or at least that's what they want us to think, wink wink.
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"It's on like Donkey Kong, beeyotch."
Sorry, Stifler, but not anymore. Not since Nintendo decided to make the phrase "it's on like Donkey Kong" a permanent staple of their company.
However, if Nintendo had decided to trademark this phrase a few years ago they would've been able to cash in on the phrase's popularity, but it's not quite at the height that it was around the time that the Stif-meister brought it to mainstream popularity in American Wedding.
This decision to now trademark the phrase comes on the heels of the announcement of Donkey Kong's return to the gaming world in the appropriately titled Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii.
Lets all have a moment of silence for "it's on like Donkey Kong". Perhaps a new saying will emerge? "It's on like Banjo Kazooie", just sayin'...
If you ever looked at your iPhone 4 and thought “hey, I wish this were a Game Boy Color instead!”, then you are in luck. Etsy can bring your fantasy to life with their vinyl Game Boy Color stickers. These are no ordinary stickers, as they have an outdoor life of 5 to 7 years. Other colors and plenty of unique designs are also available from Etsy.
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While it's not the awesome upgrade that PS3 Netflix received, Wii owners can now stream movies directly to the console without having to get our of their chairs and find that red disc. Just head into the Wii Shop channel and download the free Netflix channel, put in your account credentials, and you'll be ready to roll. It still isn't HD by any means, but hey, it's discless.
If you’re looking to pick up a new game console, today’s Deal of the Day should grab your attention, because you can get an Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, and/or Nintendo DSi for 10% off from Dell with their promo code. Here’s a list of all the consoles and bundles that they have on sale:
- Xbox 360 4GB Slim Console $199.99 $179.99
- Xbox 360 Slim 250GB Console $299.99 $269.99
- Xbox 360 Elite 250GB Slim Console with Madden NFL 11 $349.99 $314.99
- Xbox 360 Elite Slim 250GB + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & Xbox Live 4000 Points $399.99 $359.99
- Xbox 360 250GB Halo Reach Slim Console (New Design) Limited Edition $399.99 $359.99
- Halo Reach Limited Edition Xbox 360 Console with 1-Year Xbox Live Subscription $449.99 $404.99
We’ve got the list of the other sales for you after the break.
Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.
During the Nintendo Conference 2010 in Japan just yesterday, Nintendo revealed a glimmer of hope for fans of the Mega Man Legends series. That is, Mega Man Legends 3 Project has been officially announced in development for the Nintendo 3DS platform. “We have wanted to create a new installment in this series for a number of years,” said the title’s Executive Producer, Keiji Inafune. “It is great that we now have the opportunity to bring this title to the Nintendo 3DS.”
Resident Evil fans will be delighted to know that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will also be a 3DS title, and will feature missions from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. Those familiar with the mercenary modes from these games know that it is a race against the clock to kill as many enemies as you can while racking up points. The Mercenaries 3D will add some new modes and characters from throughout the series into the mix as well. Aside from being a completely 3D experience, the 3DS’s WiFi connectivity will allow for online co-op play around the globe.
Check out the video and screens of Mega Man Legends 3 and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D below.
Nintendo released some new Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword screen shots showcasing a more desaturated look. And that gigantic Wiimote on the screen has to go. More after the jump.
What better way to show off your ‘geekdom’ with pride than with a Mario iPad case? Sure to attract attention from fellow gamers and nerds alike, these cases come in different colors and range from the villainous goomba to the magical mushroom Mario gets his strength from. Each case represents a cornerstone in the video game culture, and you can’t put a price on that kind of statement. Actually, we guess you can - $19.95-$39.95 to be exact!
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For all you retro NES fans out there that just can’t get enough, you’ve gotta admire the time and effort put into this bedding project that ended up being a surprise birthday gift to one superfan. Extra points for the controller pillows.
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