Hey, look at these snazzy new Wii remotes! The Mario and Luigi-themed controllers showed up during the Super Mario 3D World segment of today’s Nintendo Direct. These Wii Remote Plus peripherals come out on November 1st. Wonder if one of them lets a player jump higher than the other? » 10/01/13 10:09am 10/01/13 10:09am

Man Threatens Cops With Wii Remote, Gets Jail Time

An unnamed Dutch man has been sentenced to six months' prison for threatening police officers with a heavily-modified Wii controller back in May. » 11/20/12 11:00pm 11/20/12 11:00pm

The Amazing Portal-Themed Mini-Golf Hole (With Bonus Minecraft)

Internet superstar Tom Scott (who we were only talking about a few weeks back) wanted to play some mini-golf for his birthday. So he had a course built. One incorporating elements of Minecraft, Portal and...Wheel of Fortune? » 4/17/12 12:30am 4/17/12 12:30am

Zelda Players Get Long Overdue Bling

Nintendo released a golden Wii Remote for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Yet, Skyward Sword isn't only played with a Wii Remote. It's played with a Nunchuk. » 12/14/11 4:00am 12/14/11 4:00am

This Wii Remote Exploded. Why?

A family from Belleville, Michigan came home the other night to find their living room full of smoke. The culprit? One of their Wii Remotes had quite literally exploded. » 12/14/11 3:20am 12/14/11 3:20am

The Wii U Might Be Too Little, Too Late

In 2005, Nintendo showed off the controller for its then-upcoming home console at the Tokyo Game Show. The console was still codenamed the Revolution, and the motion controller was nothing short of just that. The debut blew people's minds. You could feel it in the room. » 6/09/11 5:30am 6/09/11 5:30am

Seven Different Ways to Play the Wii U

Combining the Wii U's innovative new controller, the console itself, the stylus, and Wii remote and nunchuk controlers, here are seven different ways you'll be playing with the Wii U come 2012.
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No Full Body Protective Suits For You, Kinect Players!

When the Wii was launched, gamers got hurt. They whacked their TVs, their friends and themselves with the Wii Remote, which prompted Nintendo to make a protective jacket for the remotes. Likewise, Kinect players are getting hurt. » 11/12/10 6:00am 11/12/10 6:00am

Japan's Club Nintendo Joins Club Stingy

In years past, Club Nintendo gave loyal Japanese members a whole host of awesome prizes. This year, Club Nintendo won't. This year's "Platinum Member" prizes are so lame. » 11/09/10 6:00am 11/09/10 6:00am

The First Moron To Break His TV With Kinect

Well, the first moron that we've heard of. He's not really a moron, he's Phil Villarreal, author and critic. And he's out a pricey television. You are the controller? No Phil, you are the guy with the broken TV. » 11/05/10 8:30am 11/05/10 8:30am

The Problem With Microsoft's New Way To Play Video Games

When Xbox 360's controller-free Kinect add-on hits stores later this week it has the potential to redefine gaming in ways even the Nintendo Wii hasn't yet done. It could just as easily fall flat on its face. » 11/01/10 11:00am 11/01/10 11:00am

It's Official: Nintendo Has Sold A Ridiculous Amount Of Wii Remotes

63,500,000. That's the number of Wii Remotes Nintendo says it has sold in the United States since the Wii launched in November 2006. How did Nintendo manage to move so many of the damn things? » 10/25/10 4:40pm 10/25/10 4:40pm

This Wii Remote Is Made By LEGO, Not Nintendo

If you're sick to death of Nintendo and its subtle, stylish colours for Wii Remotes, you could always pick up one of these official LEGO controllers. » 10/13/10 12:30am 10/13/10 12:30am

The Nintendo 3DS Is A Tricky Sell

The Wii was an easy sell. Nintendo showed the Wii Remote and that players could swing it around. Simple! Ditto for the Nintendo DS. It has a touch screen, and there is a stylus. Clear as day. » 7/12/10 6:00am 7/12/10 6:00am

Apple Engineers "Totally Wrong", Nintendo Misjudged Excitement and…

This morning iPhone owners woke to a very unusual thing: An apology letter from Apple. » 7/02/10 11:00am 7/02/10 11:00am

The straps included with the Wii Remote were too thin, sometimes when a player's grip on the controller slipped while playing a game. This lead to several documented cases of injuries and damages. The…

Stuff Your Wii Remote Inside A Baby

I'm not sure what's more disturbing; the fact that Majesco's Babysitting Mama has you stuffing your Wii remote into the plush equivalent of a tiny human child, or the fact that it uses the nunchuck as well. » 5/24/10 12:20pm 5/24/10 12:20pm