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. [More]

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. [More]

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: [More]

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

Wii price drop confirmed: $199 starting this weekend [Engadget]

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.