Wiis Are Probably Getting Cheaper, But People Still Won't Buy As Many Of Them

Wiis Are Probably Getting Cheaper, But People Still Won't Buy As Many Of Them

A Kotaku tipster spotted a Toys R Us ad that indicates the Wii will finally be cutting its price to $199 the last week of September after sticking at $249 for its first three years.

GamePro Names Five Best Console Wars

GamePro Names Five Best Console Wars

The history of video game console competitions reads much like that of New York’s crime families — you see powerful leaders making bold, risky moves to snuff out their rivals and fierce, tribal alliances that breed clashes between vocal factions.

Xbox 360 Failure Rate is 54.2 Percent, Game Informer Finds

Xbox 360 Failure Rate is 54.2 Percent, Game Informer Finds

The Xbox 360 breaks five times as often as its closest failure-prone competitor, the PlayStation 3, a print edition-only Game Informer survey found.

Straddle And Ride Your Wii Someday

Straddle And Ride Your Wii Someday

If you adore your Wii but lament the fact that its motion controls don’t allow you to get more intimate with it, take heart. The company has patented a controller that lets you straddle it and ride it like a big boy.

Gamer Tricked Into Buying Lame DS Dolphin Title By Erroneous Ad, Publisher Dragging Its Fins

Gamer Tricked Into Buying Lame DS Dolphin Title By Erroneous Ad, Publisher Dragging Its Fins

All Jess wanted was a Nintendogs-style DS game that would let her frolic with an imaginary pet dolphin, teach it a few tricks and perform routines in front of an adoring virtual crowd. Discovery Kids: Dolphin Discovery seemed to fit the bill because its site, as well as the box it comes in, says the game lets you do just that.

Read Pachter's Lips: No New Consoles Till 2013

Read Pachter's Lips: No New Consoles Till 2013

Bad news for gamers who are dreaming of an Xbox 361, PlayStation 4 or Wiii. You won’t be playing hovercraft Mario Kart or holographic Halo until well into President Palin’s first term.

"Box Of Rocks" Scam Caught On Walmart Security Camera

"Box Of Rocks" Scam Caught On Walmart Security Camera

Here’s another “I bought a box of rocks!” story, only this time there’s proof that the victim wasn’t pulling a dirty trick on Walmart. Instead, it was someone before her who bought and then returned a Nintendo DS, only they swapped out the unit with rocks before making the return.

$2164.89 Paving Stone in a MacBook Pro Box Looks Nice, But Won't Run Photoshop

$2164.89 Paving Stone in a MacBook Pro Box Looks Nice, But Won't Run Photoshop

A lot of readers sent us the story of a Florida teen who received the awesome birthday gift of some rocks and crumpled up Chinese newspapers inside a Nintendo DS box. After some fuss and the discovery that another customer had already returned the same box of rocks, Wal-Mart made the situation right. Reader Ryan found himself in a similar situation, but without the happy ending (yet!): a Texas Best Buy sold him a paving stone instead of a Macbook Pro.

Nintendo To Rest Of Planet: What Recession?

Nintendo To Rest Of Planet: What Recession?

Video games are proving recession-proof as record sales continue even as the economy goes from bad to worse to holy %#$% #$%!!

Nintendo Trusts Their Users, Goes Above And Beyond

Nintendo Trusts Their Users, Goes Above And Beyond

Nintendo, apparently forgetting that they are a large corporation, went out of their way to make sure all the variables that caused John’s Wii to glitch were addressed. Read his full letter inside.

Being Forced To Buy Wii Bundles Makes You Very Angry

Being Forced To Buy Wii Bundles Makes You Very Angry

You know what makes you angry? Wii bundles. Here’s the situation. You go to the store to buy a Wii. You ask if they have any in stock. They do. You decide to buy the Wii — only to find out that they won’t sell you the Wii without forcing you to buy a bunch of other stuff. You become very angry. You write to us.

Nintendo Repairs Out-Of-Warranty Wii In One Day, For Free

Nintendo Repairs Out-Of-Warranty Wii In One Day, For Free

I have a first generation Nintendo Wii and I recently bought the game Boom Blox for it. When I put the game in to start playing it would often lock up at the health warning screen and I would have to restart my Wii by unplugging it since no other method would work.

Get Comcast Just For Wii? Flee? Fee.

Get Comcast Just For Wii? Flee? Fee.

If you think you can sign up with Comcast just to get a Wii and then cancel or downgrade service, think again. Downgrade service or cancel in the first year, $250 in fees, second year, $125. Other restrictions apply. The insider says the new Wii promotion is a bunch of crap and they and other Comcast CSRs won’t be offering it to customers unless customers beg for it because of all the caveats. Frankly, they’re in the right for protecting their asses on this one. However, it’s not too hard to imagine scenarios where Comcast gets the account details wrong and customers wrongly get assessed fees… The internal document, inside…

Confirmed: Comcast Gives Free Wii To New Triple-Play Subscribers

Confirmed: Comcast Gives Free Wii To New Triple-Play Subscribers

Just like we told you via exclusive insider leak last Tuesday, Comcast is indeed giving away a Wii to new triple–play subscribers. It says so right in their press release. You will have to sign a new 2-year contract with Comcast for “Triple Play” services. And you will have to sign up with Comcast. There is that.

Comcast Gives Away Wiis To New Subscribers?

Comcast will be giving away a limited supply of free Wiis in an upcoming promotion, a current employee tell us. The offer is good for new Comcast triple-play subscribers signing up July 28-August 17th in select markets. Our tipster confirmed the promo will be good in Miami, San Francisco, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, and some other markets too. In valid markets where triple-play is not available, double-play subscriptions are eligible.The cable provider is apparently undaunted by the unresolved incompatibility issues between some Comcast-provided routers and the Wii.

Is Youtube's "Wii Fit Underwear Girl" Actually A Marketing Campaign?

Is Youtube's "Wii Fit Underwear Girl" Actually A Marketing Campaign?

Nintendo is facing accusations that a popular Youtube video is nothing more than a viral-video marketing campaign for the Wii Fit, reports The Telegraph. The video, quite simply, features a young woman using a virtual hula-hoop in her underwear. What separates it from other videos is that the 2 people in the video have both been identified as employees of the same advertising company. Nintendo denies the allegations. The video and details, inside…

Toys"R"Us Pretends To Have Wiis In Stock, Disappoints Customers

Toys"R"Us Pretends To Have Wiis In Stock, Disappoints Customers

Toys”R”Us’ website may claim to have Wiis in stock, but as reader Nick discovered yesterday, they don’t. Nick ordered the elusive console first thing yesterday morning, but Toys”R”Us quickly sent an email explaining that the Wii was backordered and unavailable. As of this morning, Toys”R”Us’ website still inexplicably lists the Wiis as “In Stock.”

Walmart Won't Let You And Your Friend Each Buy A Wii Because You're "Together"

Walmart Won't Let You And Your Friend Each Buy A Wii Because You're "Together"

Reader Dave said he was shopping with his friend (male) at Walmart, searching for the coveted Nintendo Wii. He was happy to find that Walmart had 7 or 8 of the consoles in stock — enough for both he and his friend to purchase one. Walmart, however, had other ideas. Dave says that Walmart wouldn’t let he and his friend each purchase a Wii because they were “together.” First they’re rationing rice and now men are forced to share their video games? What’s going on in America, folks?