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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.
A step-by-step guide to streaming media from your PC to your Wii U using the Plex Media Server.
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 guide to installing the homebrew channel to the Wii Mode of your Wii U.
Answers to all your Wii U questions.
Step 3: How to Connect your Wii to your television. Page 3.
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.
Why the Wii U is bound to be a massive failure.
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.
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.
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
Looking for games to play with your kids? Here's six that are fun for them and you.
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.
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.
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.
Here are 12 games that would be perfectly suited to the upcoming Wii U console.
A look at the two major services that allow you to stream media from a PC to a Wii U
A look at the best party games for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at the games that best used Wii MotionPlus technology.
An unenthusiastic review of Cars 2, a racing game for the Nintendo Wii.
A listing of HTML5 games you can play on the Wii U browser.
An explanation of TV resolutions as they relate to video games in general and the Wii U in particular.
Accidentally updating a Wii operating system can result in the loss of the Homebrew Channel. Here’s how to get your homebrew back.
Instructions on dealing with Wii Error #002.
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.
A lot of games have been implied or rumored to be coming out for the Wii U. Here are the most convincing rumors.
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.
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.
A look at some of the many cool features of the Wii U.
An updated list of the games that have been confirmed for the Wii U in North America.
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.
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.
Details on all the workout games released for the Nintendo Wii.
A review of the word game Word Jong Party for the Nintendo Wii.
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 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.
As the Wii sails off into the sunset, let's take a moment to ponder upon all the things that were wrong with it.
How to get the most out of the Wii U's Internet Browser.
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?
Here are my choices for the best puzzles games you can play on the Wii.
A look at Nintendo's MotionPlus-enabled Wii Remote Plus, as well as a few words on Nintendo's latest MotionPlus game, FlingSmash
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 look at how Nintendo has failed to sell the Wii U effectively.
What you need to know before buying a video game for someone.
Advice on fixing Wii U sound lag.
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 some places where Nintendo went wrong in their Wii design, with advice on how to do things right for Wii U
A list of games proposed for the Wii U that are trying to raise funds on Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com
A guide to finding free flash games you can play in your Wii Internet browser.
A look at Nintendo's extended battery for the Wii U gamepad.
Pros: Good story and puzzles. A rare return to adventure games. Cons: None, if you like hidden object
Gaming can be hard on the body. This is how I control the pain in my hands from my repetitive stress injuries.
While there are certainly too many mini-game releases for the Wii, some of them are a lot of fun. Here are 10.
A look at the must-play WiiWare games.
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.
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 look at the 10 best action-adventure games released for the Wii.
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.
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.
A list of games on other consoles that should be ported to the Wii.
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.
Step-by-step instructions for connection your Wii to the Internet for Online Play or to Download Games. Covers both wired & wireless connections.
My picks for the 10 best platformers for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at the importance of Xenoblade Chronicles to the Nintendo's future.
A look into the motives of some disgruntled gamers complaints regarding The Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword.
A look at yet another game licensed from some lame TV series. Does it live down to its source?
A look at what went wrong with Revelation's script
My take on the kid's action adventure game Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.
Know someone who doesn't seem interested in video games? Here are a few potential mind-changing games.
Video game review of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
The MotionPlus gives us the Wii we were expecting years ago.
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.
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.
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A look at the 10 best-looking games you can find for the Nintendo Wii.
Video game review of Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2, a rhythm game for the Wii
Review of the boxing game Punch-Out!!, which combines fun with fitness.
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.
Pros : Great story and presentation. Cons : Short. Problematic co-op mode. When I started playing the
Money: How Many Skylanders Do You Need? How Many Can You Afford? Changing avatars is as simple as replacing
An explanation of why you should not buy this game.
An overview of the Hulu Plus Channel for the Nintendo Wii, including what it is, how it works, and how it compares with Netflix.
A review of Energizer's first rate Wii Remote induction charger.
A detailed look at the Wii U for parents.
Once again critics are laying into a Nintendo console. But like the stopped clock, could they be right just this once?
A look at why the Wii U is the best next-gen console of 2013, and possibly of the following year as well.
A look at the Wii U's conventional controller alternative
A review of the greatest game ever made for the Nintendo Wii.
A look at the specs for Nintendo's Wii U console.
A look at Nintendo's 2014 E3 presentation, in which Nintendo finally gets it right.
A detailed list of all the new features of the Wii U 4.0 system update.
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.
Unless you bought your Wii used, it came with Nintendoâs Wii Sports , a game that brilliantly showcases
A look at the best rhythm games for the Nintendo Wii.
Pros : Lively action, some okay puzzles. Cons : Spends too much time leading players by the hand. In
A look at a few Wii games with a little romance in them.
If Nintendo Lives and Dies on Zelda and Mario, Would Their Best Bet Be to Ditch Third Parties and Drop Weird Controllers?
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 review of the Wii U's Super Mario 3D World.
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.'
'Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' is the latest chapter in the long-running horror-survival series. I came into the game feeling a certain amount of skepticism, and by the end I’m still feeling pretty ambivalent, but Memories is certainly one of the more ambitious and well-made games for the Wii.
Behind my entertainment center, which contains a TV, DVR, receiver, turntable and 6 game consoles, there is a twisted mass of cords that is formed into a great Gordian knot. Perhaps that is why I am so fond of cordless devices like Nyko’s Wireless Sensor Bar for the Wii.
Pros : Beautifully designed, helpful caddie, many cool extras. Cons : Reminds me that I donât know how
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
Game review of Electronic Arts' FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play for the Nintendo Wii
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.
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.
Step-by-step instructions for creating the perfect Mii. Page 2.
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.
A look at one of the most noteworthy Wii U launch titles.
Another great JRPG comes to the Wii.
I never spent time in the arcades, blowing quarters trying to get the high score, but I still kind of like this retro arcade title.
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 big hub world and the introduction of voice acting distinguish the latest game in the Lego franchise.
A look at Nintendo's update of the classic game.
Fan of Ben 10? You'll have to be to put up with this game.
A look at some of the things third part publishers are doing wrong.
A look at Amazon's Instant Video service, which allows Wii and Wii U owners to access entertainment through their consoles.
Lego Takes on Grand Theft Auto games; who wins?
A look at why some gamers are deeply concerned about recent Wii U game announcements and rumors.
A look at the dumbest ideas game journalists and industry analysts are offering Nintendo.
When my 8 year old nephew Jack saw that I had the platformer New Super Mario Bros. in my hand, his eyes
A list of the games that used the Wii remote in the cleverest, most original ways imaginable.
Some people love working out at the gym. There is something about the sweat and strain that just makes
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.
A look at the Lego game based on the Lego movie inspired by previous Lego games.
Love these games? Well, you and everyone else in the world is wrong.
Mickey Mouse runs rampant through a cartoon world with paint and paint thinner in one of the best games ever made for the Wii.
A look at a little girls' game from the perspective of a non-little girl.
A look at Nintendo's follow up to the wildly popular Wii.
A look at the Wii version of a puzzle game that has come to the Wii and Wii U.
A look at Nintendo's Monopoly-inspired virtual board game.
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.
A look at Nintendo's latest party game, Mario Party 9, which pushes Mario Party 8 into the dustbin of history.
So far people aren't really fired up about the Wii U. Here's some advice to Nintendo on how to change that at this year's E3.
Pros : Fun choreography and visuals. Great exercise. Cons : Scoring is broken. While Just Dance was a
A review of the Nyko Charge Station for the Wii
A look at gesture gaming technology, both before and after the introduction of the Wii.
There is no real reason not to stop playing the puzzle game Create at any time I like. There’s no gripping story pushing me forward. There are no big boss battles. Once I solve a puzzle, there is nothing compelling me to start a new one. And yet, hour after hour I find myself moving from one puzzle to the next. As day slips into night I think, “I’ll just solve this one and then stop,” followed by, “I might as well just see what the next one is like.” The game is as addictive as potato chips.