Netflix Sends Out Discs To Test Streaming Via Wii

Netflix Sends Out Discs To Test Streaming Via Wii

It’s been known for quite some time that Netflix would be offering streaming video via the Nintendo Wii. And today the video delivery service announced they’ve sent out the first batch of discs to some Wii-owning Netflix customers so that they can finally get the ball rolling.

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McDonald's To Use Nintendo DS For Training Employees

McDonald's To Use Nintendo DS For Training Employees

Looks like the Nintendo DS isn’t just for MarioKart and Brain Age. According to a new report, burger biggie McDonald’s is looking to use the handheld gaming device as an employee-training tool.

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Blogger Says GameStop Is Abusing 'Free' Demo To Drive Up
Preorders

Blogger Says GameStop Is Abusing 'Free' Demo To Drive Up Preorders

Nintendo Gal is accusing GameStop of taking a free demo for the Wii game Monster Hunter Tri and systematically refusing to give it out to customers, demanding they plop $5 for a pre-order in order to snag the disc.

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Wii Fit Plus Shortage May Be Rocking The Nation

Wii Fit Plus Shortage May Be Rocking The Nation

Marcus wants a Wii Fit Plus game that includes the balance board and retails for $100. Problem is, he can’t find it anywhere. Third-party sellers are charging $150 and more on Amazon for the exercise game, which was the second-best seller in December, and everywhere he checks seems to be out of stock.

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Netflix Streaming Finally Coming To The Wii

Netflix Streaming Finally Coming To The Wii

Those of you with the Wii will no longer be left out of the Netflix streaming party. The service is coming to the console this spring.

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NES Emulator Available On iPhone App Store For Brief, Shining Moment

NES Emulator Available On iPhone App Store For Brief, Shining Moment

MacWorld reports that Nescaline, an NES emulator, received Apple’s blessing and was briefly available for download from the App Store, but quickly disappeared. iPhone users craving marathon mobile sessions of Paperboy were bereft.

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Reader Angered By QVC $150 Markup Wii

Reader Angered By QVC $150 Markup Wii

A reader saw the $150 marked-up Wii on QVC and became so incensed that he immediately left an impassioned voicemail on our voicemail tipline (347-422-6695). I love this thing:

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Researchers Conclude Wii Fit Produces 'Underwhelming Results'

Researchers Conclude Wii Fit Produces 'Underwhelming Results'

Nintendo’s flapjack-like selling Wii Fit isn’t much of an exercise program, according to researchers from the American Council on Exercise, who researched the calorie-burning video game along with the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Gamasutra reports.

Oh, Look, Yet Another Redesigned Nintendo DS

Oh, Look, Yet Another Redesigned Nintendo DS

Nintendo is showing no mercy to those who picked up a DSi since it was released in April and announcing that gamers will have to pick up the new, redesigned DSi LL if they want to stay cutting-edge.

HSN Breaks TV, Showing Need To Firmly Attach Your Wii Accessories

HSN Breaks TV, Showing Need To Firmly Attach Your Wii Accessories

This HSN presenter remembered to use his wrist strap when playing with a Wiimote, so good for him! Unfortunately, it turns out you also have to make sure any attachments are firmly attached.

UPDATED: Gamer Says Nintendo Will Now Fix Her Wii That It Broke

UPDATED: Gamer Says Nintendo Will Now Fix Her Wii That It Broke

Last week we praised Nintendo and disparaged Sony for the way they handled reports from gamers that system updates broke their consoles.

Nintendo Is The World's Best Company

Nintendo Is The World's Best Company

While it’s our job to name the Worst Company In America, BusinessWeek has decided to identify the world’s best businesses, tapping management consultant firm A.T. Kearney to rank the world’s best companies.

Gamers Accuse Sony, Nintendo Of Breaking Their Consoles From Afar

Gamers Accuse Sony, Nintendo Of Breaking Their Consoles From Afar

It’s a good week for Microsoft and its fanboys, because both Playstation 3 and Wii gamers are reporting recent system updates are rendering their consoles nothing more than bricks.

$50 Wii Price Cut Coming This Weekend

$50 Wii Price Cut Coming This Weekend

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.