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2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Wii Remote Plus

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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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Grab the DJ Hero 2 Tiesto Mix Pack for free

dj hero 2 tiesto mix pack

All you DJ Hero 2 lovers out there, we've just come across a free mix pack that you can get right now for a limited time! Just click on the image above, or the link below, to head over to the My Coke Rewards page. Sign up, and you'll be able to choose the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or Wii version of the Tiesto mix pack, which features three full tracks for you to jam to.

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Wii successor not a top priority for Nintendo…yet

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Nintendo, Rumors, Wii

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. 

Read More | Kotaku

Buy 2 games, get 1 free next week at Target

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360

Buy 2 get 1 free games target

Looking to pick up a gaggle of games for yourself, or for loved ones for the holidays? You'll wanna plan to hit up Target next week, as they are having an awesome "Buy 2, Get One Free" sale, and it applies to all games, including brand new titles. With all the new hotness that's being dropped on us so far in October and early November, this is the place to be if you wanna pick up at least two new games (Kinect, anyone?). So, what are you gonna get?

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Netflix on Wii no longer requires a disc

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Internet, Nintendo, Wii

Netlix Wii Discless

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.


Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 review

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It’s been so long since we’ve played a Sonic game worth our time, and Sonic The Hedgehog 4 has been a long time coming for Sega and Sonic fans alike. During the 90s Sonic was unstoppable. Even Mario had trouble keeping up as the blue blur dominated sales and conquered the hearts of reviewers everywhere. However, the jump to 3D proved to be Sonic’s awkward teenage years. Sure, it started off alright with the Sonic Adventure series, but even those lacked the special feeling of the 2D games. Sonic’s love affair with the press and fans came to a screeching halt. The hedgehog’s career was in desperate need of a bubble shield or invincibility power-up. So, after years of churning out lackluster Sonic after lackluster Sonic, Sega finally went back to the drawing board and came up with a solution - Sonic The Hedgehog 4. It's available for the iPhone and iPod touch, , Wii Virtual Console, and PS3. Is this the comeback we’ve been waiting all these years for? Read on to find out.

Redbox testing out video game rentals

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While they originally started testing out a video game rental service in August of 2009 at select Redbox kiosks, the DVD rental giant is seeking to take their video game options nationwide this week. Added markets include those in the West, Midwest, and Atlantic Coast. A look at Redbox's website shows a large offering of video games on the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2 and Nintendo DS. One rental will cost $2 per day. This may seem like a bit much, considering I remember a time when I could rent a game for a week from Blockbuster for just five dollars. Perhaps a set weekly rate would help their cause much more. Would you rent video games from Redbox for $2 per day? Or would you prefer they have a set weekly rate instead?

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Deal of the Day: 10% off Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and Nintendo DSi

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, Video Games

Game Console promo code

If you’re looking to pick up a new game console, today’s 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:

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.

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New Zelda: Skyward Sword screens

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Action, Nintendo, Screenshots, Wii

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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.


Deal of the Day: 4-week free Blockbuster Online (Blu-ray and games included!)

Blockbuster Total Access 4-week trial

We like today’s because it doesn’t really get much better than free. Today you can get a 4-week free trial to Blockbuster Total Access, the company’s Netflix competitor. What’s cool about this offer is that Blockbuster typically only allows for a 2-week trial, so this one is twice as long. Even better? They are including Blu-ray and video game rentals in the trial as well. So basically you get a free month of DVD, Blu-ray, and video game (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3) rentals by mail, and you get to keep 3 discs out at a time.

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