Content about Wii

09.13.12

During Nintendo's press conference in New York City, Satoru Iwata revealed that Platinum Games is making Bayonetta 2. Most importantly, the sequel would be a exclusive for the Wii U. After he spoke, a teaser trailer appeared showing no gameplay, but showing the main sexy protagonist would be back for the next installment. 

09.13.12

Today, Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Wii U launch details at an event in New York City. The company's next generation console will release on November 18th, with European consumers forced to wait  till November 30th. Two different editions of the Wii U will be available; the basic set will be available for 299 dollars in the US, While the deluxe edition will be sold for 349 dollars .  

09.13.12

Nintendo today revealed more details about its new Wii U home console plus its touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller and announced that the Wii U will launch in the Americas on November 18th of this year. It also announced that during the launch window, more than 50 games will be available for Wii U, which will be offered in two different colors and configurations. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and the new Nintendo Land video game, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99.

08.23.12

LOS ANGELES -- THQ revealed its new roster as well as new features including the new "Attitude Era" mode of this year's installment of their best-selling WWE wrestling game WWE 13. Among other new features are new entrances and finishers, new customization features, enhanced gameplay and dramatic moments that include the ability to collapse the ring. We talked with THQ Creative Director Corey Ledesma as well as Stone Cold Steve Austin, RAW GM AJ Lee and legendary WWE broadcaster Jim Ross about the new WWE 13 game and features in exclusive video interviews.

08.12.12

LONDON -- Team USA makes it back-to-back Olympic golds with a 107-100 win over spain, the same team they beat 118-107 at the Beijing Olympics in a similar down-to-the-wire thriller. LeBron James led the way with his great plays including a thunderous dunk in the fourth quarter in the tight game where Team USA only had a one point lead after starting the third and fourth quarters. Most of the Team USA ballers are also big gamers off the court including Kobe and LeBron. We talked to them exclusively about their gaming in these exclusive video interviews.

08.10.12

Today, 2K Sports unveiled the first screenshots and new gameplay footage of their best-selling basketball game NBA 2K13. The screenshots feature cover athletes Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Derrick Rose on the Chicago Bulls. 2K Sports also released gameplay footage highlighting the Control Stick in NBA 2K13.

06.21.12

Tonight, Nintendo aired its latest Nintendo Direct Internet special, one that’s coming just two weeks after its E3 showcase, where it displayed the Wii U in action, along with various 3DS titles.  Now, the bad news is tonight’s presentation didn’t feature any new information about the new Wii U.  However, we did learn about a new model for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as when it launches.  There’s some other news as well – including who’s working on the new Super Smash Bros. game.

06.20.12

It’s a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon – classic PlayStation/PlayStation 2 games being remade with high-definition gloss-overs and some new motion features added for good measure.  But at least it’s a trend with merit, judging by what we’ve seen so far in collections featuring Sly Cooper, God of War and Ico/Shadow of the Colossus.  And now you can add one more classic to the fray, as Capcom has officially unveiled Okami HD, which will be coming to PlayStation Network this fall.

06.18.12

Early this year, Bioware’s Mass Effect saga came to five year run. Rest aside the ending; the series is one of the most complete trilogies in video game history. There are two aspects that Mass Effect nails perfectly. The series was first to interweave choices all the way through the third and final installment captivating fans from start to finish. However, you can’t tell a great story if you forget to create the atmosphere for your game to breath in. The music in the game really doses shape Commander Shepard with it having one of the best scores in gaming, but do people notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

06.11.12

The idea behind E3 was to showcase the latest and brightest games of 2012, but there are always a few games that disappoint us. Some games on our list made serious changes to their formula, and not for the better. Other games took center stage at E3 when they shouldn’t have. There were many games at E3, but here is our top five list of disappointments.

06.09.12

When Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure released last year, Activision and the development team at Toys For Bob were taking a pretty big gamble, producing toys that interacted with the video game at hand, presenting a unique new experience for gamers everywhere.  But, boy, did it pay off.  Making over $30 million in revenue between game and toy sales, it proved to be a reputable new franchise for the company.  So, of course, it’s understood that they’re taking advantage by releasing a much-improved sequel in time for the holiday season.  You ready to take on some Giants?

06.09.12

While Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Spider-Man are great games in their own right (and proof that Beenox has a heck of a track record), there’s this inescapable thought that the games feel “closed in”, without giving Spidey too much room to roam around.  It’s a change of pace from what we were able to do with him in Treyarch’s movie-licensed Spider-Man games.  Again, they’re not bad at all, but some of you have been clamoring for a return to the “go anywhere, do anything” style.  Well, later this month you’ll be getting just that with The Amazing Spider-Man.  And Activision recently invited us down to go hands-on with him.

06.03.12

Let the Electronic Entertainment Expo festivities officially begin!  Tomorrow marks the run of press conferences, where companies will make their breaking announcements and reveal long-awaited projects.  But Nintendo appears to be getting the jump on the competition.  Ahead of its own press conference on Tuesday, Nintendo will be hosting a special pre-E3 Direct online special today at 6 PM EDT, with global president Satoru Iwata set to discuss something regarding the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.  The question, is...what?

05.30.12

Earlier this month, we reported on the story that 2K Sports was looking to launch its latest basketball sim, NBA 2K13, sometime in early October, and would have the game ready to hit the floor of E3 next week.  Today, 2K Sports confirmed the story, stating that its championship series would indeed be heading back to stores to once again dominate the paint.

05.23.12

After a fiscal report that questioned the future of the Major League Baseball 2K franchise, we were wondering if 2K Sports had gotten a little soft, concerned about how they could compete with their main rival, EA Sports.  Well, we got our answer today with a nice tomahawk jam to the face, in the form of an announcement for NBA 2K13.

05.21.12

With The Amazing Spider-Man set to hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in a matter of weeks, Activision will be introducing the best of both worlds when it comes to the web slinger’s gaming adventures.  On the one hand, the development team at Beenox is handling the game, and you already know about the work they did on Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time.  On the other, they’re going with the open level design that worked so well in previous Spider-Man games before that.  You can’t lose.

05.20.12

We love it when old-school games get a re-release, for a number of reasons.  The sheer joy that the games themselves bring, the fact that we don’t need to hook up an old-school console (from a dusty closet) and a blown-out cartridge to play them, the fact we don’t need to pay hundreds of dollars for the original game and instead invest just a few bucks to relive them…and the list goes on.  Sega has been well known as a company that loves their classic library, and over the next couple of weeks, they’ll prove it with five upcoming release packs for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

05.19.12

To be honest, Nintendo did manage to do fairly well with the Wii.  Not only did it finally nail down using a typical CD format for its games (shying away from the cartridge and mini-discs it used previously), but it also effectively introduced motion gaming to the scene, with such favorites as Wii Sports and Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2.  And while it is on its last legs with the upcoming Wii U slated for release this fall, that doesn’t mean the party is completely over for it.  In fact, there are five games that will still make it worth playing this summer – that is, if the Wii is the only option you have.

05.18.12

Sonic the Hedgehog has been around for years now, entertaining us with his platforming adventures on the Genesis before moving on to other platforms and, eventually, multi-system success on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  But the ride hasn’t always been the greatest with him, thanks to lackluster efforts since Sonic Unleashed (seriously…a Werehog) and the iffy next-gen debut of Sonic the Hedgehog, where he fell for a…human girl.  Ick.  Anyway, that said, he did have some great games over the years…so why not count down the best?

02.29.12

NBA 2K12 continues to run at a fever pitch in the second half of the shortened NBA season.  The Game of the Year edition is set to hit Best Buy store shelves next week, at a decent price of $49.99; and to help further celebrate the basketball season, Microsoft has added a new jersey to its Xbox Live Avatar line-up that New York Knicks fans in particular will take interest in.  Nope, it's not Carmelo Anthony.  It's Jeremy Lin!

02.20.12

Finally.  We played it at several events for the past few months now, and sent Vblank Entertainment countless emails regarding its release.  We’ve spent hours dreaming of running over folks in 8-bit looking cars and creating all kinds of chaos with superheroes and other strange characters.  And now, it looks like Retro City Rampage, the independent darling that’s been making waves for the past couple of years, is finally coming home.  The team has announced that it’s finally arriving this May, just in time for summer – and it’s coming to more than just one console.

02.17.12

Well, it seems 2K Sports is very pro-active to what NBA 2K12 gamers want and they wanted a better Jeremy Lin to create Linsanity magic in their NBA 2K12 games with their virtual Lins.  Just two days after 2K Sports upgraded Lin to 69 from 56 in the NBA 2K12 "Living Rosters" update, they upgraded him again to 75 today in another update, which is closer to where Lin should probably be even after he cools down from his Linsane pace, which he inevitably will.