As of today, Wii owners will be able sign up to Hulu Plus, its subscription service that was launched back in 2010, for $7.99 a month and stream the current as well as full back seasons of shows, along with a wide selection of movies.
Back in October 2011, it was reported that gaming giant Nintendo was teaming up with Hulu to deliver Hulu Plus TV shows and movies to the Wii and the 3DS by the end of the year. Well, it has taken a little longer than planned, but the service has now gone live for the Wii, with talks of 3DS arriving later this year.
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In the days before the release of the iPhone, Nintendo was the undisputed king of handheld gaming. Currently, Nintendo sees Apple as one of their biggest rivals in the handheld gaming industry. The gaming apps found on iOS devices just caught the interest of gamers and non-gamers alike hurting Nintendo’s sales. It is a bit surprising to see that Nintendo is set to release their first official iOS app in Japan called Pokemon Say Tap? BW. Although the game probably won’t ever be released outside of Japan, it does mark a change in Nintendo’s attitude toward smartphone gaming.
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As everyone already knows, Nintendo’s flagship gaming console, the aging Nintendo Wii, is due for a big upgrade really soon. The replacement was announced at E3 today, known as the “Wii U”. It will deliver features that will significantly change the gaming experience for users, including the long-awaited high-definition video that the Wii lacked.
According to Nintendo, The name “Wii” stood for “We,” for how the console can be enjoyed by many people together, while “U,” or “You” stands for how the console can be enjoyed by someone individually. A pretty unique and interesting marketing move. More >
Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America, confirmed in an interview with USA Today, that Nintendo sold nearly 400,000 of its 3DS units in the week following its March 27th launch. That’s the same figure Nintendo ended up selling in Japan on its first day of availability when it launched there in February. “We are very satisfied with this start and we look forward to the momentum that we will build on the Nintendo 3DS with the launch of the E-Shop, the launch of the 3-D trailers for Hollywood movies, and the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in mid-June, as More >
With the big reveal of the $249.99 price tag, the Nintendo 3DS is finally official, now there’s only one question left, how much will the games cost? A total of 30+ titles have been announced to hit shelves coming to us all the way up to the time of E3. Even though the company has given us quite a lot of info on the games themselves, they are remaining pretty silent about which games will be “launch titles”. Hush-hush is also Nintendo’s stance on revealing the price of the titles. But it wasn’t too difficult to get a pretty good idea of a price range we’ll see.
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Everything about the launch of 3DS just screams excitement, from the devices’ beefed up processing power to possibly one of the best launch line-ups ever. And as the launch date draws near (official dates will be announced January 19) we are still receiving a steady flow of information. Not that its a surprise to anyone that the 3DS and its games will cost more than the current DS and games. Its being said that, in Japan, 3DS games will cost 1,000 yen more than the did for the standard DS RRP of 4,800 yen – US dollars, that comes out to almost $58, this brings the handheld’s games into More >
Because of the cost, finding equipment to use for their studies, daily tests and everything else can be quite the hassle. But fortunately for science, its seems that consumer electronics functionality has caught up with the needs of scientists. The only real difference from consumer devices and those that scientists use is the drastically cheaper cost of the consumer electronics. This is one of the main reasons behind scientist beginning to use Nintendo’s Wiimote to measure water evaporation.
In the process outlined by the Water Resource Research, the Wiimote obtains the same result but at More >
According to the analytics firm NPD Group, Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console has outsold Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s Playstation 3 for the sixth consecutive month. Microsoft ended up moving roughly 1.37 million consoles during November, representing a 68% increase from the same period last year. Just a few weeks ago the company announced that it had sold over 2.5 million Kinect motion-controllers since its November 4th launch.
“The 360 platform accounted for over 40 percent of total industry sales driven by the successful launch of Microsoft’s Kinect,” wrote Anita Frazier, an NPD Group More >
The iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad all have become some of the most popular mobile gaming devices in the world, despite but being overtly manufactured and promoted to the masses as such. Apple has still managed to attract masses of mobile gamers to it’s iOS gadgets to such an extent that leading video game system makers are feeling the heat. As a result, one of the video game industry’s biggest names (Electronic Arts) suggests that Apple would be wise to take its reach onto video game territory even further. EA Vice President, Eric Soderlund told ComputerandVideoGames.com (CVG) that Apple is More >
Earlier today, Sony announced that it sold more than 4.1 million PlayStation Move controllers worldwide in the prodct’s first 2 months of availability. Ironically, the news comes out just one day after Microsoft’s announcement of selling over 2.5 million Kinect sensors in less than a month. Sony’s PlayStation Move controller is positioned between its two competitors the Nintendo Wii’s controllers and the Microsoft Kinect’s sensor bar. It uses both physical controllers much like the Wii and it allows for very price game control. Much like the Kinect however, it also uses a camera system to More >