Dec 10
I have nothing but compliments to Nintendo. Their repair and customer service process is stellar. But, it all comes with a price. An out of warranty Wii repair for noisy disc drive will cost you around $93 (includes taxes and shipping fees). The experience is second to none. Nintendo communicates with you, albeit through robotic e-mails and messages,..... [ read more ]
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Dec 01
Nintendo's Wii is a loud bugger of a console, even on its best days. But there's a little plastic part in the Wii, near the disc spinner-head thingy, that sometimes starts to vibrate out of control. And just like that, the Wii gets louder and louder as the part deteriorates over time. The vibration can cause scratches on your Wii game discs or worse. Apparently, some discs cause more noise..... [ read more ]
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Sep 30
We loved Nintendo's 3DS when we got our hands (and eyes) on it at E3 this year. All the appropriate adjectives thrown at it doesn't quite do it justice. It's something that's truly (forgive the pun) a sight to see. We've long been held that 3DS was targeted for a March/April 2011 release date, but Nintendo now confirms March 2011 as 3DS release date. ..... [ read more ]
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Aug 31
Nintendo announced price drops for DSi and DSi XL. Each unit dropped $20 bucks with DSi now coming in at $149.99 and DSi XL at $169.99. While not earth shattering news, it's not at all surprising that Nintendo would discount its still hot-selling units. Clearing inventory for 3DS Nintendo? I think so. Which means one, most important thing for those of you that haven't jumped into Nintendo..... [ read more ]
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Aug 23
There's a logical excuse why Nintendo doesn't release certain back catalog titles for Wii VC. We've heard everything from lack of public interest in or my favorite: too much effort for too little cash. I can totally understand those points and they're valid. But, even the casual Wii VC gamer and slightest bit retro-gaming fan has to agree that there are just some titles that belong on Wii..... [ read more ]
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Aug 23
Calling Wii VC "ignored" is nothing more than a severe understatement. Red-headed step children get more attention than Wii's once touted feature. Heck, even your neighborhood whipping boy is more noticed. It's gotten to a point where besides the back catalog, at some point, you'd think Nintendo would stop mentioning the service. Oh wait...they pretty much have. This week, we finally see..... [ read more ]
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Aug 20
Wii sales are slumping and the associated software sales, in a word suck. Really really suck. Wii games, outside of the core Nintendo staples a-la Zelda and such, have never really done that well. Way back 2007-2008, when Wii hardware sales were ripping the charts, developers got caught with their pants down. So they took the cheapest and fastest way back into the Wii market. Hoark,..... [ read more ]
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Jul 30
Nintendo DS/DSi/DSi-XL sales have finally slowed down. Nintendo just reported a huge loss and a huge drop in DS sales around the world. Shocking? Disappointing? To me? Not really. It was coming, wouldn't you say? I mean, how many of these things can a single person own? Nintendo's sold enough DS's that you see just about every kid in an airplane..... [ read more ]
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