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5 Wii and DS games whose online features will be missed the most

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2014 10:00am PDT

Today's the day that Nintendo pulls the plug on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for Wii and DS games. Here are five online-enabled games that you're going to miss.

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"I thought Phantom Hourglass on the DS had some really fun multiplayer. "

- Hazim see all 5 comments

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection shuts down for Wii and DS

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 8:30am PDT

Nintendo has shut down its Wi-Fi Connection online services for Wii and DS, rendering various functionality inaccessible for games like Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, and various Pokemon games.

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"I guess that depends on how much you think it costs to buy an online service compared to how ..."

- dajir see all 43 comments

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service on Wii and DS ending on May 20

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 26, 2014 10:05pm PST

Nintendo will end its Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Wii and Nintendo DS owners on May 20, according to a post on Nintendo's website.

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"The wiiu has only been out for a year, don't you think its a bit soon to stop the WiFi connect ..."

- wii girl see all 16 comments

Renegade Kid to regain Moon rights in 2014, planning sequel

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham says that the studio will regain rights to its DS first-person shooter Moon in 2014, opening the doorway for a sequel they always planned to do.

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"Very cool game, a hidden gem. Will be interested to see what they do for a sequel."

- snubble100 see all 3 comments

Lego Marvel Super Heroes pre-order bonuses detailed

By Steve Watts, Apr 30, 2013 9:15am PDT

TT Games announced the pre-order bonuses for Lego Marvel Super Heroes today, including an Iron Patriot mini-fig and a Spider-Man keychain.

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"Same here, my 5-year old is chomping at the bit for this one."

- wytefang see all 6 comments

Disney's Planes coming to Wii U, 3DS on August 6

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Disney Interactive is developing Planes games exclusively for Nintendo's platforms. The games will hit Wii U, Wii, 3DS, and DS on August 6.

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes coming this fall

By Steve Watts, Jan 08, 2013 9:00am PST

TT Games and Warner Bros Interactive announced Lego Marvel Super Heroes today, a mash-up that features 100-plus Marvel characters dispatching villains like Loki and Galactus. It's due this fall.

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"My kids will be all over this, just like LEGO Batman. I'll be a good dad and join them."

- [7]kami see all 14 comments

Pokemon Black 2 review: a slight tint

By Steve Watts, Oct 08, 2012 1:30pm PDT

We take a look at Pokemon's first numbered and story sequel with Pokemon Black Version 2.

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"Just get Black 2. The only reason to get the first instead is the story, which even though it's ..."

- Prinny God see all 3 comments

Pokemon dev explains why the series hasn't gone 3D yet

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 17, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Why hasn't developer Game Freak pursued making a proper Pokemon adventure in 3D?

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"In other words: "It's Cheaper...". Cell-Shaded 3D would fit the series fine. They're just ..."

- darthfusion see all 44 comments

Pokemon Black & White 2 offers rare creature for early adopters

By Steve Watts, Sep 10, 2012 11:30am PDT

Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Black & White 2 will offer a rare Pokemon through the wifi connection, free for those who connect before November 12.

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"Amazing how they have released the exact same game over and over for more than a decade..."

- Yxalitis see all 7 comments

Nintendo posts large Q1 loss, but 3DS now profitable

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Nintendo has issued its Q1 earnings for the fiscal year, posting another large loss. But, Nintendo announced that the 3DS has become profitable, after selling at a loss due to its large price cut.

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"a positive per unit margin, but the total hardware sales margin is still negative from all the ..."

- derelict515 see all 2 comments

Adventure Time Collector's Edition includes Finn's sword stylus

By Steve Watts, Jul 17, 2012 9:30am PDT

WayForward's 3DS/DS Adventure Time game will get its own Collector's Edition, with a SteelBook case, monster manual, Gold Sword replica stylus, and other goodies.

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"Look at that sexy sexy Tiny Cartridge citation. So great to see from the Shack staff."

- geedeck see all 3 comments

Nintendo DSi dropping to $99, DSi XL to $129

By Steve Watts, May 10, 2012 10:00am PDT

Nintendo is dropping the DSi XL to $129.99 and the DSi to $99.99, effective May 20.

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"So yeah, if I'm thinking correctly, this will probably be the last price drop on the DS before ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 3 comments

Amazing Spider-Man pre-order bonuses detailed

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2012 7:00am PDT

The Amazing Spider-Man will be getting playable Rhino and Stan Lee as retailer-specific pre-order bonuses.

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"Which reminds me, why are Billy and Jimmy Lee full blooded Westerners/White?"

- Marrbe see all 12 comments

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! announced for DS & 3DS

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2012 11:00am PDT

WayForward is working on a 3DS/DS game based on the popular Adventure Time TV series, titled "Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!

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"sounds to me like the ice king is providing a valuable service"

- Zek see all 4 comments