Wii U Archive

  •   Today, November 18th 2012 marks the long awaited release of the new Nintendo Wii U console. The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support high-definition graphics, capable of producing video output up to 1080p, and has 2 GB of memory with half dedicated to the console’s operating system. The console was released in two versions: a “Basic” white-colored version with 8 GB of internal Flash storage; and a “Deluxe” black-colored version with 32 GB of Flash storage, which includes stand and docks. An HDMI cable is included with both versions. The Wii U’s primary controller is the Wii U GamePad, which features an embedded touchscreen. The touchscreen is used to supplement the main gameplay shown on the […]

    Wii U launches today!

      Today, November 18th 2012 marks the long awaited release of the new Nintendo Wii U console. The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support high-definition graphics, capable of producing video output up to 1080p, and has 2 GB of memory with half dedicated to the console’s operating system. The console was released in two versions: a “Basic” white-colored version with 8 GB of internal Flash storage; and a “Deluxe” black-colored version with 32 GB of Flash storage, which includes stand and docks. An HDMI cable is included with both versions. The Wii U’s primary controller is the Wii U GamePad, which features an embedded touchscreen. The touchscreen is used to supplement the main gameplay shown on the […]

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  • I just read an “in depth” article about the upcoming Wii U console and to say I’m underwhelmed is an understatement. Let’s look passed the fact that Nintendo isn’t confirming ANY of the hardware specs for a moment, ignore the bogus claims of PS3 and 360 besting graphics and get to the meat of the information available. One: Nintendo is still calling the new console the Wii U. Why? Who knows, Nintendo is in love with stupid names for systems. Two: Nintendo is rumored to be more accessible to third party developers. This is supposed to mean that gamers may get more games than Mario 95 Galaxy Warrior Princess, Mario Kart 52 Tokyo Drift, and another god damn Wii Sports […]

    New Information Revealed About The Wii U: Should We Care?

    I just read an “in depth” article about the upcoming Wii U console and to say I’m underwhelmed is an understatement. Let’s look passed the fact that Nintendo isn’t confirming ANY of the hardware specs for a moment, ignore the bogus claims of PS3 and 360 besting graphics and get to the meat of the information available. One: Nintendo is still calling the new console the Wii U. Why? Who knows, Nintendo is in love with stupid names for systems. Two: Nintendo is rumored to be more accessible to third party developers. This is supposed to mean that gamers may get more games than Mario 95 Galaxy Warrior Princess, Mario Kart 52 Tokyo Drift, and another god damn Wii Sports […]

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  • Cooking Mama, aka What The Hell Happened To Nintendo? I remember the first time I saw the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). I was in junior high, still playing games on my Commodore 64 (yeah, I’m that old, bitches) when a grey box with huge cartridges and a cool-looking robot arrived next to my television. That robot turned out to be nothing more than a piece of plastic that stood by your Nintendo, not really doing anything. Funny, how that sounds like every Nintendo peripheral released since. Anybody out there still using their Wii Fit Board? Thought not.   What I didn’t realize then was that the grey box by my TV was about to change video gaming forever. All of […]

    Cooking Mama, aka What The Hell Happened To Nintendo?

    Cooking Mama, aka What The Hell Happened To Nintendo? I remember the first time I saw the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). I was in junior high, still playing games on my Commodore 64 (yeah, I’m that old, bitches) when a grey box with huge cartridges and a cool-looking robot arrived next to my television. That robot turned out to be nothing more than a piece of plastic that stood by your Nintendo, not really doing anything. Funny, how that sounds like every Nintendo peripheral released since. Anybody out there still using their Wii Fit Board? Thought not.   What I didn’t realize then was that the grey box by my TV was about to change video gaming forever. All of […]

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  • Before people send me death threats or anything- yes, I know people LOVE the Wii. I don’t. I think it was a mass market, low tech disgrace to gaming. Now, before you bother hating me, I have played it and the motion technology is sub-par at best. And, don’t get me started on the garbage Nintendo passes off as games. Cooking Mama, really? Like that’s what I want to do with my time gaming, act like I’m preparing cookies. Anyway, Nintendo announced plans for the surprisingly named, Wii 2. Tech specs are shady as of yet, and some wild claims (graphics better than both the PS3 and 360, I don’t think so), have already been recanted. HDMI and 1080p are also […]

    The New Wii, Does it Matter?

    Before people send me death threats or anything- yes, I know people LOVE the Wii. I don’t. I think it was a mass market, low tech disgrace to gaming. Now, before you bother hating me, I have played it and the motion technology is sub-par at best. And, don’t get me started on the garbage Nintendo passes off as games. Cooking Mama, really? Like that’s what I want to do with my time gaming, act like I’m preparing cookies. Anyway, Nintendo announced plans for the surprisingly named, Wii 2. Tech specs are shady as of yet, and some wild claims (graphics better than both the PS3 and 360, I don’t think so), have already been recanted. HDMI and 1080p are also […]

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  • The new Nintendo Wii U was introduced to much fanfare at the 2011 E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo).  The Wii U sports a concept new to gaming, a controller with it’s own screen.  Nintendo has basically taken it’s Wii console and DS portable system and merged the two producing a multi-faceted approach to gaming.  The Wii U will feature a controller which doubles as a small portable system which can be utilized if the TV upon which the game is being played is needed, or if an extra controller and split screen is required (over 4 players).  In some games (such as Zelda Skyward Sword) the controller screen will contain your menu screen so that you can change weapons or items, […]

    Wii U: Closing the gap, Opening a portal

    The new Nintendo Wii U was introduced to much fanfare at the 2011 E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo).  The Wii U sports a concept new to gaming, a controller with it’s own screen.  Nintendo has basically taken it’s Wii console and DS portable system and merged the two producing a multi-faceted approach to gaming.  The Wii U will feature a controller which doubles as a small portable system which can be utilized if the TV upon which the game is being played is needed, or if an extra controller and split screen is required (over 4 players).  In some games (such as Zelda Skyward Sword) the controller screen will contain your menu screen so that you can change weapons or items, […]

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