July 2008


While most of the Companies have been blaming the economic climate viz recession for their quarterly results indeed Nintendo has been the exceptional case for sure. Take a close look at the given figures- Nintendo has reported a huge 34 per cent jump in the profits for the April-June quarter, year-on-year- believe me this is greatest of results for the company given the overall economic situation prevailing in the world!

Get ready for the unbelievable set of facts once more-Nintendo sold 5.1 million Nintendo Wiis worldwide – up from 3.4 million units in the same period last year. To date, 29.6 million Nintendo Wii have been sold worldwide. However DS sales, were down 40,000 compared to last year, with 6.94 million sold during the quarter but with worldwide sales now at 77.54 million the market is a little saturated.

What about the other players in Gaming industry?

I know this question is definitely haunting you after reading the above facts and figures, is’nt it? Well, EA on the other hand, has posted a loss – its loss for the quarter totaled $95 million, compared with a loss of $132 million, or 42 cents a share, a year earlier.

Wii/DS
Apparently storage space is now a mainstream problem for the Wii.

“We have a consumer base who loves Virtual Console. We have a user-base who really is enjoying WiiWare content. So for us really our challenge really is how do we satisfy all these consumers who are loving all of the product we make available on a download basis?” Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime told MTV Multiplayer.

This comes only weeks after Nintendo was quoted as saying that extra storage was only needed by Otaku.

Nintendo not only unveiled the expected Animal Crossing Game for Nintendo Wii, but also a special microphone device called ‘WiiSpeak’ that allows people to communicate with others across the world via games that make use of the new service.  Finally the more details have been explained by Nintendo.

But the serious issue with certain people think is that the background noise can interfere with the transmission. Surely when people are trying to talk to others through WiiSpeak there would be a massive problem with the loud noises emitting from games themselves blocking out the actual voices of gamers. However, Nintendo’s Katsuya Eguchi, the Producer of the Animal Crossing: City Folk project itself, says that this is something Nintendo has already considered and will not pose any problem for gamers at all.

This is what Katsuya Eguchi had to say: “There’s some noise filtering going on. It’s designed to pick up stuff other than what’s coming out of the TV. If you put this on your TV, if this was a regular microphone, you’d get your TV sound going in. But this is a USB plug-in. So the sound coming out of your TV is going into the Wii Speak, and when it goes back into the Wii, it throws that sound away.

Time will reveal what is reality indeed! Till then enjoy the latest games on Nintendo Wii.

Time and Again Nintendo Wii has introduced some outstanding games for all the game lovers in the world! There are pleanty of Wii games though which you might have missed and here are the three outstanding games which worth a mention indeed.

Geometry Wars : Galaxies

Blast your way through all-new battle grids, upgrade your new Battle Drone and blast through relentless waves of enemies in the first-ever Geometry Wars single-player campaign. Then join a friend for fast-paced multiplayer that’s out of this world.

Geometry Wars: Galaxies also includes the full version of Bizarre Creations’ Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved.

Features

  • All New Controls — Pull off hotshot moves with controls optimized for the Wii.
  • All New Single-Player Campaign — Choose which solar system you’ll save first. Then pick back up where you left off, if you can ever put it down!
  • All New Multiplayer — Join together for co-op play or settle rivalries on the Nintendo Wii online leader boards.
  • Wii and DS Linked Content — Link the DS and Wii versions to unlock bonus content. Wii players can rank on exclusive leaderboard rankings.

Wii really makes intelligent use of the Wii-mote as your senses are given a treat thanks to the superb use of music, eye-catching visuals and fast-paced and addictive gameplay.

Okami

Next comes the another exciting game in which you have to face the world in the form of a wolf though you possess the power of a god. Faced with your greatest challenge, to restore order and beauty to a world laid barren by evil, you must overcome the odds against you.

An epic journey through a breathtaking landscape.

  • Use innovative controls to “paint” your desired powers.
  • Fight against a wide variety of fascinating yet deadly enemies!
  • Communicate with unique characters.
  • Expand your god-like powers as you progress through the game!

BOOM BLOX

Last but not the least comes the BOOM BLOX which is the must-have Wii game for Summer 2008. This action-puzzle game is the first game developed in collaboration between EA and director and producer, Steven Spielberg. This high-energy game features nearly four hundred levels, a variety of activities, a cast of over thirty wacky characters, and an easy-to-use in-game editor that allows players to express their creativity.

Throw, grab, and blast – Use fun action gestures with the Wii remote to cause strategic destruction in levels like Tiki-Tower-Topple and Medieval Mayhem.

  • Over 300 Brain-Busting Challenges.
  • Fast-paced Multiplayer Action – Play with or against your friends in co-op, versus, or 4-player games.
  • Make It Your Own – Unlock characters, worlds, blocks, and props throughout the game and use to build whatever you can imagine in Create Mode. Remix any level and share what you create with friends via WiiConnect24.
  • Over 30 Wacky Blox Characters – Tackle the action and interact with a cast of entertaining characters including Marion “Fluffy” McCluck, a chicken that lays Bomb Blox, and a Boots Beaverton who likes to make them explode.

So what are you waiting for just enjoy these games to the fullest and take maximum advantage out of your Nintendo Wii Console.

Ever though playing videogames without using much of your hands but hey moving your whole body- I mean playing a video game along with physical exercise. Yeah it’s quite possible and guess what it’s once again Nintendo that has brought this innovative feature with Nintendo Wii Fit. Wii Fit is a video game developed by Nintendo specially for the Nintendo Wii console. And what’s more Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board will surely help you turning your living room into a fitness centre for the whole family indeed!

The Wii Balance Board resembles similar to your run-of-the-mill scales found in the bathrooms of many homes. It’s a simple, white rectangle that gauges the force being applied to it. It knows when you shift your weight on it because of this pressure sensitivity and does so with pinpoint accuracy. The software can then calculate the user’s body mass index when told of his or her height.

Wii Fit includes roughly more than 40 types of training activities designed to appeal and make active to all the members of a household. Training falls into four fitness categories:

  • Aerobic Exercise: 10-minute exercises that are designed to get the heart pumping.
  • Muscle Conditioning: Controlled motions using arms, legs and other body parts.
  • Yoga Poses: Classic poses that focus on balance and stretching as also Deep Breathing, Half-Moon, Warrior, Tree, Sun Salutation and many more infact.
  • Balance Games: Fun activities, such as ski jumping and heading footballs, that challenge the player’s overall body balance.

Also the Wii Fit Age is measured by factoring the user’s BMI reading, testing the user’s centre of gravity and conducting quick balance tests. Such is a power of innovation of this behemoth indeed!

Earlier I wrote about Wii MotionPlus which will prove as a great controller for sure and now here it is one more surprise for you-yes this time it is’nt any add-on but is a concept indeed! Yeah it’s Wiimote for kitchen which is more versatile than you expect indeed. This modified version is able to help you out with your kitchen chores, and I would presume the whisk add-on you see here can be replaced with other items.

Hopefully this is some special waterproof Wiimote as kitchens tend to get messy and dirty during meal preparation, requiring you to clean up with plenty of water. What better could you have asked for than this one?

There is every reason for the Nintendo Wii lovers to get enthralled with a new, updated and an accurate game controller add-on announced by Nintendo yesterday. This is an unparalled controller which turns the standard, run of the mill, Wii remote in to a more accurate motion-sensing device. The announcement came as a surprise as Microsoft and Sony have already been making big announcements at E3 for months, and no one expected that Nintendo too had something up their sleeve indeed!

Moving on with Wii Motionless the game controller maps the players hand movements in 3D space, a notable improvement to the present Wii infra-red motion sensing technology which has been in criticism from many gamers since the launch of the Wii console. The peripheral connects to the end of the Wiimote which is a good thing and certainly a clever move from Nintendo, who will of course play the PR game of not overtly claiming that the original Wii Remote’s infra-red tech was in any way problematic.

The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Accordiing to Nintendo ” Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play. The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo’s commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone. Nintendo will reveal more details about the Wii MotionPlus accessory and other topics Tuesday morning at its E3 media briefing.”

Get the biggest excitement and enjoyment with all the latest games on your Nintendo Wii. Change your Nintendo’s Wii video game experience every now and then with these latest and exciting games. The two Wii features Nintendo thinks will create new levels of gaming community are built-in Wi-Fi access, supported by a new online gaming service, and Wii’s intuitive, wireless, motion-sensitive game controller.

The latest one is the adventrous Disney Wall which makes room for infinte action and a mission that’s out of this world! Race, fly and shoot as you take robots WALL•E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure. From the desolate wastelands of Earth to the Axiom space cruiser, throw cubes and avoid obstacles while you explore 9worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with multi-player challenges. Dodge dangerous enemies, carry out intense missions and navigate your way through a futuristic galaxy! Feel the cinematic action with Huge variety of gameplay.

Welcome to the adventures of Cocoto, Fishing Master. Fishing has never been really so fun earlier before! Get ready for a completely new experience on the Wii console! Play the role of Cocoto and travel the world to find five millennial fish! Use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk like a real fishing rod to catch more than 30 different fish. Discover 5 enchanted lakes in 5 different worlds from Cocoto’s universe. Confront gigantic bosses to collect each fragment of the statuette that will allow you to awake the great god Geo from his slumber.

So get ready to enjoy to the fullest with the latest Nintendo Wii games. It’s there for you anytime-experience best out of your Nintendo Wii.