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Author Archive for Crum

Turning Wii Technology into Virtual Reality

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.This is a really cool video in which a guy shows how he used a wii remote and the sensor bar to create some amazing 3D effects. I’m not going to try to do it justice by attempting to explain it. Just watch. […]

Nintendo Wins Emmy (again!)

According to reports, Nintendo has won an Emmy for the second year in a row. The company was awarded for it’s revolutionary controls for the Wii as well as the DS in the Game Controller Innovation category.
Nintendo Executive Vice President of Operations Don James accepted the award and is quoted as saying:
“The pioneering interfaces for […]

A Wii Zapper Alternative

If you prefer your firearms in the handgun variety, Nyko has come up with a third-party gun peripheral for the Wii to use as an alternative to the recently released Wii Zapper.
Unlike the Wii Zapper, which holds both the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk for a two handed gun experience, Nyko’s Perfect Shot only holds […]

‘Tis the Season for Turkey and Mario

I know there’s going to be a lot of people here in the U.S. playing a lot of Super Mario Galaxy this long Thanksgiving Weekend.

Accroding to Canada.com, the game has already sold over 500,000 copies in its first week. Add that to a long weekend and kids wanting to escape their […]

Wal-Mart Selling Off Brand Wii Remotes

Laptop Logic is running a funny little story about a Wiimote knock-off being sold at Wal-Mart. The design is very similar to the Wiimote, but it has a little screen on top that you are somehow supposed to view the game on while swinging the controller around. The article’s author Steve Martiniez writes:
The part that’s […]

Silent Hill 5 and the Wii Usage Catch 22

I posted last week on Wii Blog about concerns of “Wii Boredom” popping up lately, and now it seems that this type of mentality is starting to affect game development for the Wii.
Most people seem to think that if there is any Wii boredom, it is because there is a lack of interesting titles out […]

The UK to Get A Taste of the Wii Lightsaber

According to Reg Hardware, Lucas Arts will be debuting it’s lightsaber Wii peripheral for the upcoming Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga title at the GameCity festival in the UK.
The festival takes place October 24th through October 28, but the Star Wars demo will only happen on one day, the 26th.
Star Wars fans have waited […]

Capcom Drops PS3 Title in Favor of Wii

Hmm, Capcom is reportedly pulling games from PS3 for Wii exclusivity. Well, one game so far, but could this turn into a trend? Maybe I’m just hopeful about Resident Evil 5 making it to the Wii.
“Due to high development cost of titles for PS3, we have decided to switch the platform to which we […]