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Mario Galaxy 2 in a Class of It’s Own
Wednesday, 18 Aug, 2010 – 1:19 | 4 Comments
Mario Galaxy 2 in a Class of It’s Own

Nintendo has received criticism in the past two years for releasing less than desirable titles.  Lists like this, which is dotted with games over 2 years old, don’t do much to fan the flames of …

Donkey Kong Country Returns!
Wednesday, 11 Aug, 2010 – 16:00 | 5 Comments
Donkey Kong Country Returns!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVq7XNV7K0w

This game, this franchise, need no more introduction that that simple sentence above.  The hit SNES series will make a triumphant return sometime this fall, marking the first time gamers can play along with the …

U.S. Wii Sales Fall for 6th Consecutive Month; Price Cut on the Horizon?
Wednesday, 16 Sep, 2009 – 15:01 | 5 Comments
U.S. Wii Sales Fall for 6th Consecutive Month; Price Cut on the Horizon?

The Nintendo Wii stands to sell less consoles this month than last for the 6th consecutive month. Wii sales are down 227,000 in the U.S. and are down 39% for the year. Price …

Wii Sports Resort: A Noob’s Perspective
Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 – 12:42 | One Comment
Wii Sports Resort: A Noob’s Perspective

And skydiving into the Wii Sports Resort to begin your game experience is…. another person’s mii.  Hmmm.  So much for first impressions.
Or, maybe not… the other mii jumps out of a plane and falls rapidly toward …

Wii Falling into Troubled Times?
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 14:56 | 6 Comments
Wii Falling into Troubled Times?

Plugged in blogger Ben Silverman sees signs of a slowdown for the console that current leads the third generation in sales, citing the recent trouble in Japan, some difficulties incorporating the Wii Moton Plus into …

Publishers Say They ‘Misjudged’ Wii
Friday, 10 Apr, 2009 – 15:23 | 3 Comments
Publishers Say They ‘Misjudged’ Wii

We’ve all complained before about the lack of third-party titles for the Wii up to now.  While there has been a slight increase in output, we still talk of the shovelware for a console that …

Cut Your Grass with a Wii
Friday, 3 Apr, 2009 – 15:07 | No Comment

The Wii’s uses beyond gaming have been well documented, from surgery to rehabilitation. Scientists in Denmark have taken the Wii’s uses into the everyday. PC World says a person can control a …

PS2 to Compete with Wii?
Wednesday, 1 Apr, 2009 – 13:27 | 2 Comments

Sony has cut the price of the last-gen Playstation 2 console to $99 in North America. Speculation about the reasons for a price cut has left most with one conclusion: Sony has decided that …

“The Fad Console” Marches to 50 Million Sales
Thursday, 26 Mar, 2009 – 12:31 | 2 Comments
“The Fad Console” Marches to 50 Million Sales

IGN reported sales of the Nintendo Wii are expected to surpass 50 million within the next couple of days. Sure enough, today was the day: the announcement was made. This breaks …

Has Nintendo Changed the Definition of a Gamer?
Monday, 16 Feb, 2009 – 21:00 | 5 Comments
Has Nintendo Changed the Definition of a Gamer?

CNET blogger Don Reisinger brings the point up here.
This got me thinking: have we all had it wrong in our discussions about shovelware and the lack of hardcore titles on the Wii? Its showed its …

The Price Chart: The Debate Continues
Monday, 2 Feb, 2009 – 14:43 | 4 Comments
The Price Chart: The Debate Continues

Sony has lagged behind XBox and the Wii in sales globally, so, about a month ago, to combat this problem, they released a price comparison chart featuring the “prices” of all three systems. 
Sigh.  We all …

Move Over Mario, Make Room for Wii Sports
Wednesday, 21 Jan, 2009 – 13:57 | 7 Comments
Move Over Mario, Make Room for Wii Sports

According to VG Chartz.com, Wii Sports has now surpassed Super Mario Bros. for the NES as the number 1 selling video game of all time, with a whopping 40.24 million units flying off the shelves …

They Just Don’t Make Them Like They Used To
Saturday, 3 Jan, 2009 – 9:15 | 4 Comments
They Just Don’t Make Them Like They Used To

Back in my day, we had to walk 15 miles in the snow, up hill both ways, to play our games.  And you know what?!  It was better that way!
At least our systems worked for …

Getting Started With Your Wii
Sunday, 28 Dec, 2008 – 8:34 | 8 Comments
Getting Started With Your Wii

It seems that we have a plethora of new members hopping on the Wii train this holiday season.  Some fell off the horse and have looked to get back on, others just received the magical …

The Cack Gaming Awards 2008
Tuesday, 23 Dec, 2008 – 8:24 | 13 Comments
The Cack Gaming Awards 2008

In a land full of such great gaming titles, there’s only room for so many good ones.  That’s where I come in.
What, you thought I was going laud the greatest games of 2008?  Good lord, …