Shackpets | Available on iOS and Google Play Store

wii News


Recent Tags

New releases for June 9-15

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 08, 2014 8:00am PDT

Hey, did you know E3 is this week?


Mighty No. 9 still looks awfully familiar

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2014 7:30am PDT

Comcept has released more footage of Mighty No. 9, showing off the stages of Mighty No. 2 and 5 (water and artillery-based, respectively).


"I'm sure Infaune and his team have the experience and acuity to decide when to incorporate ..."

- David Craddock see all 15 comments

Skylanders: Trap Team fan-named character vote begins

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2014 11:15am PDT

The finalists have been chosen for the fan-named character in Skylanders: Trap Team, and you can now vote for the winner.


Shack Snack: May 20, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 20, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of they day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.


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

Disney Infinity 2.0 adds Marvel superheroes this fall, also coming to Xbox One & PS4

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 30, 2014 10:25am PDT

Disney Interactive confirmed that Marvel's library of superheroes would join the roster for Disney Infinity 2.0 this fall.


"At least they announced 2 more female figurines: Hawkeye and Black Widow."

- Thornfist see all 7 comments

Consoles still on top but smartphones gaining ground, says ESA survey

By Steve Watts, Apr 28, 2014 12:30pm PDT

An ESA survey provides new data on a variety of statistics, from console and smartphone usage to gender and genre breakdowns.


"I would say that the most indicative figure is that handhelds are still doing quite well which ..."

- asianwaste see all 14 comments

GameStop offering Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie tickets with game purchase

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 1:00pm PDT

GameStop is offering tickets to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with a purchase of the game, as long as you show up early enough to snag them.


Skylanders Trap Team makes villains fight for you

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 6:00am PDT

Activison has revealed the next Skylanders game, coming this fall. Trap Team lets you capture villains and store them in their own special NFC devices to use them in battle.


Disney Infinity's lightsaber just requires a little work (and $500)

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2014 9:00am PDT

A video detailing how to get the lightsaber Easter egg in Disney Infinity estimates the cost at around $500.


"As awesome as that it is, it's also a bit disturbing. Just wrong to see Micky swinging a light ..."

- daggot see all 4 comments

Nintendo rejected Skylanders exclusivity

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2014 9:00am PDT

In the early days of Skylanders development, Toys for Bob approached Nintendo about making it an exclusive, but Nintendo rejected the deal.


"or the dude that cashed out his founding apple stock for like 10 grand"

- ninjase see all 29 comments

Princess Peach-themed pink Wii Remotes coming this month

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 15, 2014 7:00am PDT

Nintendo has announced yet another color variant for the Wii Remote Plus controller. Coming later this month is a pink controller.


Nintendo explains why Animal Crossing is not a fit for smartphones

By Steve Watts, Mar 31, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Animal Crossing is best-suited for portable systems, but the series producer says it's more complex than people realize and therefore wouldn't be a good fit on smartphones.


Animal Crossing on Wii too formulaic, says Nintendo

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 8:45am PDT

Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Wii version of the game that followed the hit DS version, was too much like prior games, and helped encourage the company to try more new ideas in New Leaf.


"I guess you don't play a lot of Nintendo games to be making that statement."

- Grape Flavor see all 5 comments