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  • Mario inspires sweet songs of love

    Posted December 9, 2008 - 4:35 pm

    Those of you who have played too much Wii will enjoy this fine acoustic love song inspired by Mario Kart. If you're more old school, though, you will probably enjoy this duet by indie rock darlings John Darnielle and Kaki King, Thank You Mario But Our Princess Is In Another Castle.

  • Walmart unleashing "thousands" of Wiis online

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 3:01 pm

    Remember when it was hard to find a Wii? You know, like just yesterday? Walmart feels your pain, and they've got the cure: "Tens of thousands" of Nintendo Wii consoles on sale through the retailer's official website, starting today.
  • Xbox 360, Wii Sales Climb in October, Fable 2 Leads

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 9:38 am

    The games industry grew another 18 points year-over-year in the opening beats of the critical fourth quarter, according to NPD. Nothing's recession-proof, but the games industry seems to be weathering Wall Street's slings and arrows with a durable Kevlar-grade coating.
  • Small gestures: Talking to tomorrow's tech

    Posted September 30, 2008 - 11:28 am

    The Wii's success is truly phenomenal. All but dead in the console race three years ago, Nintendo is now leaving Sony and Microsoft in the dust. The biggest reason, aside from its low price: its easily mastered, gesture-based interface.
  • Wii storage solution coming, 'better' than a hard drive

    Posted September 9, 2008 - 7:48 pm

    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, always the outspoken gaming exec, on Monday teased that Nintendo was indeed working on a Wii storage solution, with the cryptic caveat that it would be "better than" a hard drive.
  • Nintendo sales, profit surge on Wii, DS

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 9:48 am

    Nintendo reported strong growth in its sales and profit during the April to June quarter thanks to the popularity of its Wii console and DS handheld gaming device -- although sales of both devices dropped in Japan.

  • How about a Wii bit more storage, Nintendo?

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 5:26 pm

    Every company off-site retreat that we have, our gaming aficionado brings several consoles for the rest of us to play with, and the Wii always draws the biggest after-hours crowd. It's an amazing piece of technology. So why is it that Nintendo can't pack more than half a gigabyte of storage into its system?
  • Game consoles contain environmental hazards, says Greenpeace

    Posted May 20, 2008 - 2:17 pm

    Games consoles contain toxic chemicals that would not be allowed in young childrens' toys, even though the technology to eliminate them is available, according to a study by environmental lobby group Greenpeace. However, manufacturers are starting to eliminate some toxic chemicals from their products, Greenpeace said.
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