Princess Peach Gets Her Own Damn Wii Remote Plus

I’ve managed to resist picking up the Mario and Luigi themed Wii remotes thus far, but the addition of a Princess Peach motion controller at the end of the month has the game paraphernalia collector in me twitching. Dammit, Nintendo.

Why Fanboys Act Like Jerks

Despite the amount of annoyance that console fanboys have caused me over the years as a person writing about video games on the Internet, despite the endless comments threads they have derailed with their arguments, I still have a small reserve of affection for these people. There’s a passion inherent in fanboyism that’s actually quite inspirational, when it’s not allowed to get out of hand; it’s the kind of passion that brings us fan art and cosplay, when applied positively. There’s something endearing about someone who just really, really loves a thing.

Korean Dev Allegedly Ripped Off One Of The Wii's Best-Looking Games

Muramasa: The Demon Blade was truly a lovely game. While it was originally released in 2009, there are now allegations that it’s been copied by a Korean game developer. There are claims that the knock-off even stole Muramasa’s original code.

I Am Genuinely Surprised To See A Kinect In This Anime

Games and game systems pop up semi-frequently in anime. But given the utter failure of the Xbox 360 in Japan, I was more than a little surprised to see a Kinect in a recent episode of lesbian romantic comedy Sakura Trick.

Like Limbo, But With A Tiny Space Probe

Colour me intrigued! Created by Mixed Bag Studios, Forma.8 will be hitting PS4, Vita, iOS, PC, Mac, Linux, Wii U and eShop later this year. Xbox platforms are a bit conspicuous in their absence, huh?

Nintendo Killing Online Services For Wii, DS

If you own either (or both!) of Nintendo’s last-gen machines, and you use any kind of online service with them, now’s the time to make the most of it. Because on 20 May 2014, Nintendo is pulling the plug.

Kid Shot Dead By Cops, Witnesses Say He Was Holding Wii Remote

Police say that 17-year-old Christopher Roupe was shot and killed because he answered the door pointing a gun. Everyone except the police say he opened the door holding a Wii Remote.

A Badass, More Grownup Link

Here are two pieces from CG artist Gabriele Maiocoo, showing us what a badass, more grownup Link would look like. He didn’t skip leg day that’s for sure.

Texting While Driving Can Get You Seriously Hurt (In Mario Kart)

By now we should all be on board with the idea that texting while driving is a particularly dangerous and irresponsible thing. But how does it affect one’s driving within Mario Kart? A doctor and some primary schoolers found it significantly increases the risk of driving backwards, among other hazards.

You Can Play Wii In North Korea... For Therapy

The outside world doesn’t know a whole lot about what is really going on in North Korea — how the people actually live and what they do. One thing we can prove, however, is that at least one North Korean citizen has played the Nintendo Wii.