Tuesday March 4, 2014
Do you still go online for Mario Kart Wii or Super Smash Bros. Brawl or The Last Story? Well, then you'd better hop over to Change.org and sign a petition to Nintendo asking them to keep the Wii/DS servers alive.
Nintendo has a history of ignoring petitions, and companies often retire aging servers once they're considered to be a financial drag, but hey, it's worth a shot.
Friday February 28, 2014
KnapNok Games (Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party) and Nifflas (Knytt Underground) have teamed up to create a Wii U exclusive, Affordable Space Adventures, and Gamasutra has an interview with them.
While it's always dangerous to get too excited too fast, these are two of the most interesting indie developers out there working on a game that promises to make full use of the gamepad's touchscreen (primarily, it seems, as a control panel for the spaceship that is the game's focus), instantly makes this one of the most intriguing Wii U games set to come out in 2014.
Thursday February 27, 2014
I don't know how many people are still playing Mario Kart Wii online, but it will be far fewer after May 20, the day Nintendo shuts down the Wi-Fi Connection Service used by Wii and DS games. This won't effect Wii U games excepting Wii games played on that channel's Wii mode.
The Wii Shopping Channel will stay in operation.
There probably aren't a lot of games anyone is playing online on the Wii right now, as the console was never known for its online play, but for those who do, enjoy it while you can; online play and posting high scores will soon be done. If you want to keep paying Mario Kart online, you'll need a Wii U and Mario Kart 8, which comes out May 30.
via GamesIndustry International.
Tuesday February 25, 2014
When reviewing a console accessory, there are two questions one must ask, "is it well made," and "is it worth buying." Nintendo's Wii Remote Charging Cradle shows how these two questions can create conflict; it's well made, but that doesn't mean you should buy it. To see what I mean, ready my review of the Wii Remote Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery.