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Step by step instructions on how to hack your Wii and install homebrew software.
An explanation of the uses of the various controllers supported by the Wii U.
So, you’ve installed the homebrew channel on your Wii. Now what? Here are five applications to help you get the most out of your homebrewed Wii.
A step-by-step guide to streaming media from your PC to your Wii U using the Plex Media Server.
A guide to installing the homebrew channel to the Wii Mode of your Wii U.
Answers to all your Wii U questions.
For gamers, one of the hardest decisions is which console to buy: each offers games and features you won’t get from the others. If you’ve got a thousand dollars or so to fritter away, I say get them all. Otherwise, here are the top five reasons the Wii might be the console for you.
Wondering what homebrew is, or what it has to do with the Wii? Here's a simple explanation of what it is, what it does and some of the things it can be used for.
Step 3: How to Connect your Wii to your television. Page 3.
Why the Wii U is bound to be a massive failure.
Simple instructions on how to try and fix an unreadable disk.
Step 3: How to connect your Wii U to your TV if your TV doesn't have an HDMI port.
A look at the Wii games that will give players the best workout.
Skylanders Trap Team is back with a new gimmick and a whole lot more stuff to buy.
Looking for a game that will make your heart race? Here are 10.
Most people get a Wii balance board , the peripheral that watches how you move your feet, when they get
Why the Wii U is bound to be a huge success.
: How Do I Play Games that Require a System Update if My Wii is Homebrewed? System updates are dangerous
Gamers can install the homebrew channel to use the Wii as a media player or to run game emulators, but they can also download a number of interesting games. Many are simply ports of old games or new versions of standards like Pong, Tower Defense or Break-Out, but others are original, free games that, in spite of often primitive graphics and bare-bones gameplay can be wonderfully entertaining. Here are six you really should check out.
A list of what you need to run homebrew cheats on your Nintendo Wii.
A look at the two major services that allow you to stream media from a PC to a Wii U
Looking for games to play with your kids? Here's six that are fun for them and you.
A look at the best party games for the Nintendo Wii.
Often the most interesting games on a platform are those designed for that platform alone. These are games in which designers weren't trying to split the difference between the Wii and the PS3; they were designed for the Wii alone. Here are the 11 best Wii exclusives.
A look at the games that best used Wii MotionPlus technology.
A listing of HTML5 games you can play on the Wii U browser.
There are a good number systems that let you use rechargeable battery packs to power your Wii remote. If you're not sure which one to get, here's a comparison chart.
Instructions on dealing with Wii Error #002.
An explanation of TV resolutions as they relate to video games in general and the Wii U in particular.
Some of the best new Wii U products on the market for the 2013 holiday season.
A few things about the Wii U that just bug me.
Accidentally updating a Wii operating system can result in the loss of the Homebrew Channel. Here’s how to get your homebrew back.
The workout game ExerBeat wants to make working out fun. It wants to make working out engaging, musical and varied. What it doesn’t want to do is make you work out very hard.
A lot of games have been implied or rumored to be coming out for the Wii U. Here are the most convincing rumors.
Video game industry analyst Michael Pachter is found of predicting the future of the game industry. Since one of his current predictions is that the Wii U will do poorly, I thought I'd take a look at how accurate his past predictions have been.
Details on all the workout games released for the Nintendo Wii.
Here are 12 games that would be perfectly suited to the upcoming Wii U console.
Detailed explanations on how to know what peripherals you might need to buy for the Wii.
Answers to commonly asked questions about Mario Kart 8.
Earthbound comes to the Wii U's virtual console.
A look at some of the many cool features of the Wii U.
A complete tutorial on how to browse the Internet on the Wii Console, with step-by-step instructions on installing and using Nintendo's Internet browser, The Internet Channel.
An unenthusiastic review of Cars 2, a racing game for the Nintendo Wii.
The Wii remote, a long, slender object held with one hand with your forefinger on a trigger, is more gun-like than other game controllers, but using it still feels a lot more like operating your television remote than firing a glock. This explains the appeal of gun shells that allow you to turn your remote into a plastic gun. What is interesting about Penguin United’s Wii Pistol is that it is not a shell at all, but a gun-shaped, fully functional Wii remote.
I’m not a big sports guy. I don’t play sports, I don’t watch sports, and if all professional sports were to disappear from the world I wouldn’t notice for a very long time. And yet, there are sports video games that are exciting to me as real sports are to others. Here are the best ones I’ve played.
The main Wii menu shows all your channels and downloaded games. Those that don't fit on the first page of the menu are placed on successive pages. How can you rearrange and organize your menu so what you want is where you want it?
An updated list of the games that have been confirmed for the Wii U in North America.
Gaming can be hard on the body. This is how I control the pain in my hands from my repetitive stress injuries.
What you need to know before buying a video game for someone.
Advice on fixing Wii U sound lag.
Pros: Good story and puzzles. A rare return to adventure games. Cons: None, if you like hidden object
As the Wii sails off into the sunset, let's take a moment to ponder upon all the things that were wrong with it.
A look at Nintendo's extended battery for the Wii U gamepad.
How to get the most out of the Wii U's Internet Browser.
While there are certainly too many mini-game releases for the Wii, some of them are a lot of fun. Here are 10.
A review of the word game Word Jong Party for the Nintendo Wii.
Instructions on how those with homebrew installed on their Nintendo Wii can update individual channels such as the shopping channel without having to perform a system update.
A look at Nintendo's MotionPlus-enabled Wii Remote Plus, as well as a few words on Nintendo's latest MotionPlus game, FlingSmash
A look at the 10 best action-adventure games released for the Wii.
The motion-sensing and bluetooth capabilities of the Wii remote have proven irresistible to inventors. Here are the 10 coolest things anyone has found to do with a Wiimote.
A list of games proposed for the Wii U that are trying to raise funds on Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com
A look at some places where Nintendo went wrong in their Wii design, with advice on how to do things right for Wii U
Netflix has finally come to the Wii (at least officially; PlayOn has offered a way to view Netflix movies on the Wii for a while now). Netflix subscribers with a Wii can get a disk from Netflix that allows them to stream movies directly through their console. I’ve had the opportunity to try out Netflix on the Wii, and while the interface is rather minimal, it works very well indeed.
A look at how Nintendo has failed to sell the Wii U effectively.
Here are my choices for the best puzzles games you can play on the Wii.
Video game review of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Step-by-step instructions for connection your Wii to the Internet for Online Play or to Download Games. Covers both wired & wireless connections.
A guide to finding free flash games you can play in your Wii Internet browser.
A look at the must-play WiiWare games.
A review of Energizer's first rate Wii Remote induction charger.
My picks for the 10 best platformers for the Nintendo Wii.
Two great JRPGs came out for the Wii within a few months of one another. You don't have to choose between them, because they're both great, but if you've only got the money for one, here's a handy comparison.
My take on the kid's action adventure game Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.
A few months ago, Netflix began to offer the ability to stream movies through the Wii. It’s a nice little system, but it could be so much better. Here are 10 things Netflix needs to do to make their Wii streaming video experience great.
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A look into the motives of some disgruntled gamers complaints regarding The Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword.
A look at what went wrong with Revelation's script
A look at yet another game licensed from some lame TV series. Does it live down to its source?
An explanation of why you should not buy this game.
A look at the importance of Xenoblade Chronicles to the Nintendo's future.
An overview of the Hulu Plus Channel for the Nintendo Wii, including what it is, how it works, and how it compares with Netflix.
Sure, the Wii out of the box is good, but the Wii with a solid set of peripherals and add-ons is better. Here is my list of the best accessories for the Wii.
A look at the dumbest ideas game journalists and industry analysts are offering Nintendo.
The Wii has been justifiably criticized as a dumping ground for shovelware and casual games that fail to serve hardcore gamers. Yet, those players who want epic games with original ideas, challenging gameplay and engaging stories can find all of that on the Wii if they know where to look. While some core Wii titles have fallen short of greatness, there are still Wii games any serious gamer would love.
A look at the 10 best-looking games you can find for the Nintendo Wii.
It’s a dangerous world out there, so grab your gun and your sword before entering that foreboding house or that dank cavern or that alien compound; you’re going to have to fight if you want to stay alive. And if fighting for your life is your idea of fun, here are the funnest Wii games for you.
Know someone who doesn't seem interested in video games? Here are a few potential mind-changing games.
Nintendo has published a lot of Wii games in Japan and Europe that they refuse to bring to Americas. Here are 4 that deserve a U.S. release, plus three that arrived only after loud complaint.
A number of studies have attempted to determine whether the Wii is a good source for exercise. Here is what they have found so far.
The MotionPlus gives us the Wii we were expecting years ago.
A look at the Wii U's conventional controller alternative
Review of the boxing game Punch-Out!!, which combines fun with fitness.
Fan of Ben 10? You'll have to be to put up with this game.
A detailed look at the Wii U for parents.
Unless you bought your Wii used, it came with Nintendoâs Wii Sports , a game that brilliantly showcases
Video game review of Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2, a rhythm game for the Wii
Pros : Lively action, some okay puzzles. Cons : Spends too much time leading players by the hand. In
A review of the greatest game ever made for the Nintendo Wii.
Definition of WaraWara Plaza. Wii Games.
Here's my hands-on preview of games Nintendo is bringing out this 2014 holiday season. The games covered are Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Hyrule Warriors, and Super Smash Bros.
Pros : Great story and presentation. Cons : Short. Problematic co-op mode. When I started playing the
Once again critics are laying into a Nintendo console. But like the stopped clock, could they be right just this once?
A look at the specs for Nintendo's Wii U console.
When my 8 year old nephew Jack saw that I had the platformer New Super Mario Bros. in my hand, his eyes
A look at a few Wii games with a little romance in them.
The Wii Dual Controller Charging Kit from Memorex is not sexy. But while it’s simple, workaday look is unlikely to win any design awards, Memorex’s charger simply and flawlessly does what it’s supposed to do; it charges up your Wii remote.
All I wanted was the perfect induction charger for my Wii remotes. Was that so unreasonable? Yet every charger I tried was flawed. Then I tried the Nyko Wii Charge Base IC, and while it may not be perfect, it comes so close that it makes me wonder; why could no one do this before?
A look at one of the most noteworthy Wii U launch titles.
Money: How Many Skylanders Do You Need? How Many Can You Afford? Changing avatars is as simple as replacing
Pros : Beautifully designed, helpful caddie, many cool extras. Cons : Reminds me that I donât know how
A look at Nintendo's update of the classic game.
PlayBoxie, a site that links to various free online HTML5 games, has just added a Wii U section featuring games compatible with Nintendo's home console. There
Bored of staring at the stark whiteness of your Wii? Why not cover it in psychedelic swirls, cartoon characters or pictures of your cat? You can do all this and more with Wii skins, oversized decals that give your Wii a whole new look.
A look at Nintendo's follow up to the wildly popular Wii.
A description and definition of Nintendo's Wii Balance Board peripheral.
Things are looking bleak for the Wii. Will Nintendo really try and keep it alive once they have the Wii U to play with?
A look at how Nintendo failed the Wii U, suggestions on what they can do about it, and a guess as to how likely they are to change.
A detailed list of all the new features of the Wii U 4.0 system update.
Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect Mii
Some people love working out at the gym. There is something about the sweat and strain that just makes
A list of games on other consoles that should be ported to the Wii.
A look at Nintendo's latest party game, Mario Party 9, which pushes Mario Party 8 into the dustbin of history.
A review of the Wii U's Super Mario 3D World.
Another great JRPG comes to the Wii.
A look at Nintendo's 2014 E3 presentation, in which Nintendo finally gets it right.
In a post-apocalyptic world, a teenage boy does what any boy would on a desolate planet: he tries to pick up a girl. Like many girls, this one is quite elusive, and during his pursuit he will befriend robots, fight giant masks and play hide-and-seek with a ghost. All through the beautifully-named role playing game Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon he never stops to wonder: Is she really worth all this trouble?
A look at Amazon's Instant Video service, which allows Wii and Wii U owners to access entertainment through their consoles.
A big hub world and the introduction of voice acting distinguish the latest game in the Lego franchise.
Beatles Rock Band is the best band rhythm game of all time. The worst part of the game; trying to get your friends to go home.
A look at the best rhythm games for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at why the Wii U is the best next-gen console of 2013, and possibly of the following year as well.
If Nintendo Lives and Dies on Zelda and Mario, Would Their Best Bet Be to Ditch Third Parties and Drop Weird Controllers?
A look at Two Tribe's impressive puzzle game.
A look at Nintendo's Monopoly-inspired virtual board game.
Sure, little girls seem cute and perky when they’re alive, but just let one die and she becomes a vessel of vicious, unrelenting fury that drags the innocent and guilty alike into an unimaginable nightmare. At least that seems to be the case in Japan, where the angry, stringy-haired ghost girl is a staple of horror movies. Creepy dead girls have also shown up in a few video games, but none have so closely hewn to “J-horror” tropes as the survival horror game 'The Calling.'
A list of my favorite Wii U Games in 2013.
Game review of Electronic Arts' FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play for the Nintendo Wii
A look at why some gamers are deeply concerned about recent Wii U game announcements and rumors.
With the Wii about to go the way of the PS2, it's time too look back on all the great things the console had to offer.
You've got a Wii, now it's time to get it running. Here's a list of how-tos on connecting your Wii to your television, getting it online and other stuff.
A look at some of the things third part publishers are doing wrong.
A review of the Nyko Charge Station for the Wii
A list of the games that used the Wii remote in the cleverest, most original ways imaginable.
Pros: Typical fun Lego formula. Cons: Overlong cut scenes. After basing Lego action-adventure games on
There is something rather enjoyable about being a god. To be able to call down cyclones or hurl lightning bolts at your foes is just kind of cool. Which is probably why, in spite of some serious flaws, I had so much fun playing Thor: God of Thunder. That kind of power is downright intoxicating.
My impressions of the Wii U, based on 100 minutes of gameplay.
A review of the rail shooter House of the Dead: Overkill for the Nintendo Wii
A look at the Wii U chess game. Wii Games.
A look at Majesco's exercise game, Zumba Fitness World Party, for the Wii and Wii U.
Mickey Mouse runs rampant through a cartoon world with paint and paint thinner in one of the best games ever made for the Wii.