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Tag: Wii

Fake Wii Channel: Wii Bday

Fake Wii Channel: Wii Bday
Wondering what Nintendo might fill up all of those available channel slots with on the Wii? Artist-designer Paul Pape has come up with this interesting vision for a new channel, the Wii Bday Channel. The fake channel is actually a 30th birthday greeting that Pape created for a friend of his (who happens to be a fan of The Doors, hence the music.)

Get the Final Wii Opera Browser for Free

Get the Final Wii Opera Browser for Free
Nintendo today released the final version of the Opera web browser for the Wii. Even though the browser was expected to cost a few bucks, Nintendo is giving it away for free for a limited time.
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Wii-Motes Coming in New Colors?

Wii-Motes Coming in New Colors?
There’s a rumor floating around today that Nintendo is going to release a series of new controllers for the Wii in at least three new colors. Both the Wii-mote and Nunchuk controller are expected to be released in silver, blue and pearlescent pink sometime later this Spring.

Chrome Your Wii

Chrome Your Wii
Console mod shop XCMLiVE is now offering a chrome case mod for the Nintendo Wii. The case is a complete replacement shell kit that covers all sides of the Wii and includes a chrome finish stand as well.

The Wii-Pod

The Wii-Pod
The useless Wii hack of the month award has to go to YouTube user matthwesalvo for his iPod / Wii mashup. He’s figured out a way to stream live video from his Wii to his 60GB iPod via a custom Linux application and some hacking of the video connectors on his iPod dock.

Pro Tool Kit Opens Every Console

Pro Tool Kit Opens Every Console
If you’ve ever tried to crack open your video game console for curiosity’s sake (or other, more devious purposes), you know how challenging it can be to find all of the right tools to get the job done without damaging your console.

What Do the Beatles and the Wii have in Common?

What Do the Beatles and the Wii have in Common?
While I’m not certain what the connection is between the Fab Four and Nintendo’s latest game console, I do find this T-shirt design quite amusing anyway. The Let it Bii shirt is 20 bucks from Nerdy Shirts features Nintendo “Mii” avatars designed to look like John, Paul, Ringo and George.

Which Gaming Console is the Biggest Power Hog?

Which Gaming Console is the Biggest Power Hog?
The hardware geeks over at hardCOREware recently ran a battery of tests to determine which of the current generation of video game systems uses the most power. Unsurprisingly, the Nintendo Wii consumes significantly less power than the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and a typical gaming PC.

Wiiminder:Enhance Your Wii Browser

Wiiminder:Enhance Your Wii Browser
The Wii’s Opera web browser is definitely better than, say, the Playstation 3’s browser by a long shot, but there are still some things that are a bit less convenient than on a normal computer. The folks over at Warp Pipe Technologies have built a web-based service called Wiiminder that makes it a bit easier to navigate on the Wii.

Wii Weights: Get a Real Workout While Playing

Wii Weights: Get a Real Workout While Playing
If you’ve played the Nintendo Wii for any reasonable amount of time, you know that you can actually work up a pretty decent sweat while playing some games. Now you can really get a workout by adding these Wii Weights to your wrists.

Wii Os Front-End Running on Windows

Wii Os Front-End Running on Windows
Some guy with too much time on his hands developed this painstakingly accurate menu system based on the Wii interface, coined “WiiOS.” The menu system is a very faithful reproduction of the Wii menu system, and he’s got it all tied together with his Wii-mote to let him control some emulated console games on his PC.

Wii Gets News Channel Today

Wii Gets News Channel Today
One of the great things about all of the current-gen gaming consoles is the ability to add new content and features through online downloads. Nintendo today released the News Channel on the Nintendo Wii. The News Channel features live feeds from the Associated Press.

The Wii Laptop

The Wii Laptop
My favorite console mod-god, Ben Heck is at it again. This time, he’s helped Engadget take Nintendo’s Wii gaming console and turned it into a laptop. The portable features a 7-inch widescreen LCD monitor, and even has a built-in “sensor bar” replacement at the top of the screen.

Sony Files Patent for Motion Sensing Controller

Sony Files Patent for Motion Sensing Controller
Back in May 2006, Sony filed a patent application, titled “Detectable and Trackable Handheld Controller,” which approaches motion sensing control in a totally different way than the Nintendo Wii does it. Unlike the Wii’s internal accelerometer and gyroscopic sensors, Sony’s patent uses a series of four LEDs on the front of the controller, which provide points of reference for a webcam device that sits on top of a TV.

Useless Wii Hack of the Day: Ds Wii

Useless Wii Hack of the Day: Ds Wii
Why anyone would want to do this, I don’t know… Some guy with a lot of time on his hands decided to set up their Nintendo DS Lite so it could run Wii games on its tiny little screen.

Nintendo Cleans Up Over the Holidays

Nintendo Cleans Up Over the Holidays
Nintendo announced today some facts and figures from the 2006 holiday selling season, and the Big N racked up some pretty impressive numbers: During the November – December holiday period, over half of all gaming systems sold in the U.S.
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