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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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


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.


"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.


"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?


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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?!


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

- Zek see all 4 comments