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Nintendo Reconfirms Wii Shipments 151

Gamasutra has Nintendo's 're-confirmation' that they're going to try to ship 6 Million units by the end of March 2007. If you're looking forward to Nintendo's new-gen console, their upcoming media event on September 14th may have just what you're looking for. The article also has a few details on upcoming accessories. From the article: "Although the price and release date of the Wii console and controller is not likely to be revealed until worldwide press events on September 14th and 15th, the Gamestop website lists a number of peripherals for release on November 1st. Included on the site is a Wii 'Controller Glove' for $9.99, a 'HD Premium Component Cable' for $59.99 and a 'S-Video Premium AV Cable' for $39.99." Relatedly, 1up has the news that Castlevania's creator is warming to the Wii. This will result in Belmont-related adventures for the Wii, one would hope.
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  • by eikonoklastes ( 530797 ) on Thursday September 07, 2006 @01:39PM (#16060664) Journal
    Could this be a next-generation Power Glove [wikipedia.org]? If so, Nintendo for the win!
    • by Manmademan ( 952354 ) on Thursday September 07, 2006 @01:42PM (#16060687)
      I LOVE the "Controller Glove." It's SO bad.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      Its so bad. Maybe they'll make The Wizard II, where Fred Savage trains a new generation of Nintendo players to play Nintendo products and live the Nintendo way of life. Wait, that movie wasn't just a big commercial for Nintendo, was it?
      • Re: (Score:1, Troll)

        Why not just make it a video game? Maybe one where Fred Savage finally figures out that his whole career is a joke/pop culture reference and decides to commit suicide. You can use the Wii and it's tactical feedback to kill Fred many different imaginative ways.

        What do you think, too dark?
        • Uh... what, exactly, is tactical feedback? Maybe you meant to say tactcile feedback? Of course, most people don't consider a little controller rumbling to be REAL tacticle feedback, and even if you did, it wouldn't be something unique to the Wii. No, I think you meant to say something completely different, and in your effort to use big words said something completely asinine.
          • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

            by elcid73 ( 599126 )
            Uh.... what, exactly is tactcile feedback? Maybe you meant to say tactile? I think you meant to say something completely different, and in your effort to use big words said something completely asinine
            • by elcid73 ( 599126 )
              Also, I believe it should be: "...REAL tactile feedback..."
              • Re: (Score:1, Troll)

                by MustardMan ( 52102 )
                I made, and repeated, a silly typo... the OP said something completely retarded.

                You, you just trolled me because you're a spelling nazi douchebag.
            • What would a Bomberman be without bombs?
            • by crgrace ( 220738 )
              Uh.... what, exactly is tactcile feedback? Maybe you meant to say tactile? I think you meant to say something completely different, and in your effort to use big words said something completely asinine


              He meant testicle feedback. It is a new gaming paradigm that involves a car battery and some electrodes or some-such...

    • Seriously, I remember buying a power glove when it came out. I mean, I was probably 15 at the time and lured by commercials. I just remember when I got it, the thing really was useless and clunky. I ended up returning it shortly thereafter.
    • Re: (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward
      I doubt it...it's only $10.
      • For the price, sounds like it's similar to the iPod socks / condoms.

        Had my hopes up for a minute, there.
      • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

        by KDR_11k ( 778916 )
        The Wii controller already contains all the necessary electronics. Maybe they'll throw some sensors to determine your finger movement to a certain degree (e.g. "fingers 1, 2, 4 and 5 bent, communication finger extended") on it but that's pretty unlikely.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by UbuntuDupe ( 970646 )
      It sounds like a good idea. If you wore one on each hand and could somehow holster a wiimote to each leg, you could have a full body, 3-dimensional DDR. (Yes, I know there's one where you ahve to match a silhouette, but that doesn't detect 3D.)
    • by SuperRob ( 31516 )
      No. The "Controller Glove" is made by BD&A, so it sounds like it's just a carrying case for the Wii-mote.
    • Dude, it costs $10. I seriously don't think you'll get a functional controller for that much. It most likely is a wearable sleeve so that you don't drop your wiimote on the ground.
    • Karate Chop!

      oops, sorry, was just thinking about how cool the martial arts games are going to be with that one ... and since Nintendo is making sure many of the normally Japan-only games are available in Europe and the US, we get to play them!
    • ...I do not think it means what you think it means." Anyway, I think by 'glove' they mean an enclosure to fit over the wiimote, similar to the many mockups done by IGN and other websites around the time of E3. Here's an example [ign.com] As cool as it would be to have another power glove... probably not gonna happen.
  • Found out yesterday that Sony isn't including a HDMI cable in their packages. OK I can sorta see why.

    "'HD Premium Component Cable' for $59.99 "

    Component cables should be included. This isn't the 1980's.
    • by joe 155 ( 937621 )
      thats what I thought, although as far as I knew the Wii can't do HD, so I don't know why you'd do this... I'm just hoping you can plug it into the ariel or a scart like every other ninry console I've had. I hope this isn't the start of a trend.

      Although it isn't essential for the Wii. (It isn't essential for the PS3 but the reason for the high price is because of the HD capabilities of the Blu-ray disks)
      • The Wii can do 480p. It may not require the best in A/V materials to get 480p signal, but some people just like having the best. Or that's all their Hi-Defs will accept, and as I understand it, S-Video isn't all that great even for 480p. Though I may be wrong.
        • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

          by Babbster ( 107076 )
          Well, S-video doesn't transmit 480p at all. It carries NTSC signals (sometimes, incorrectly, referred to as "480i"). It looks significantly better than most composite connections and marginally worse than an NTSC component connection. 480p via component trumps any NTSC signal, and then 480p via DVI/HDMI would usually be a bit better than that.

          Anyway, $60 for a component connection is ridiculous ($30-40 has been bad enough). That's the sort of thing that could make me go from buying the Wii at launch
          • Re:This is worse (Score:4, Informative)

            by Frag-A-Muffin ( 5490 ) on Thursday September 07, 2006 @02:34PM (#16061081) Homepage

            Anyway, $60 for a component connection is ridiculous ($30-40 has been bad enough). That's the sort of thing that could make me go from buying the Wii at launch (it would be my first time doing so) to waiting until the price comes down. I'm certainly not going to go back to NTSC if the console is capable of 480p. Fortunately for people without digital TVs (and Nintendo), it won't matter to them.

            Kinda makes you wonder how the XBOX crowd feels like when they're asked to pay $100+ for the wifi adapter to make their system wifi'able. Think about it, that's half the (not yet announced) price of the Wii! And yes, the Wii will have wifi built in! To people who say the xbox360 isn't that expensive when you include all peripherals and things, I say blah.

            Anyways.

            If you RTFA, you'll notice these peripherals are all 3rd party ones. So I wouldn't worry quite yet. Sept. 14th is gearing up to be the big day we find out just about every missing details about the new system. (Price, date, peripherals, etc)

            That's a week away. For the record, I can't friggin' wait :)

            • Personally I'm waiting to see how much extra I'm going to have to pay for a proper wired Ethernet connection on the Revolution. Bloody newfangled wireless stuff!
          • by 7Prime ( 871679 )

            I believe the terminology is a little off there, but I'm not completely sure, myself. NTSC refers to the resolution and framerate, not the field rate, so both 480i and 480p are both considered NTSC standards. Now, I was previously under the impression that all North American (and Japanese) standards are refered to as NTSC, including 720p, 1080i and 1080p, but I gather from reading this [wikipedia.org] that NTSC only refers to 480i and 480p. I've never heard NTSC exclusively used to define 480i, though.

            I was unaware, unti

            • Re:This is worse (Score:4, Insightful)

              by Babbster ( 107076 ) <aaronbabb@@@gmail...com> on Thursday September 07, 2006 @04:55PM (#16062050) Homepage
              No. NTSC is entirely interlaced. It's an analog video standard of [about] 60 interlaced fields per second with each frame (or two fields together) consisting of 484 scan lines (there are actually more lines transmitted, but the extras are used for things like sync, closed captioning, etc.). "480p," on the other hand, is a part of the ATSC digital standard and it is either [progressive] 640x480 in 4:3 or 704x480 in 16:9. Those resolutions can also be interlaced (hence, "480i") in the digital standard, but it's not a "standard" resolution being used by anyone.

              To break it down real world style, it's like this: Let's say you're hooking up an Xbox with component cables. If you hook it up in this fashion to an analog NTSC television you'll be able to get the highest-quality analog, interlaced NTSC picture possible - it will not be either 480i or 480p. If you hook it up to a digital television (and make the appropriate selections in the Xbox's configuration menus), the Xbox can transmit a 480p (or 720p or 1080i, depending on the capabilities of the software and the TV) signal over the component cables. If you hook up via S-video or composite, you'll be entirely restricted to an analog signal no matter the TV (though most digital TVs upconvert NTSC signals to 480p for display).

              On S-video versus composite: Yes, the separation of S-video provides an improved picture over composite, but it can also depend on the "comb filter" in the particular TV (more expensive analog TVs can make composite connections look better, sometimes as good as S-video). The main advantage of S-video is that there is less "color bleeding" which provides a sharper picture.

              As to your comment about perhaps getting a TV with component inputs, you should really only upgrade if you're planning to go digital. Upgrading from S-video to component in analog is just not very cost effective for the [relatively] small improvement in picture quality.
        • S-video doesn't do 480p.

          S-video does standard definition 480i in a 4:3 aspect ratio. 480p is considered enhanced definition, is capable of 16:9, and requires component.
          • You can do 16:9 anamorphically over RF if you really wanted to. Composite and S-video are fine as well. I've run NiGHTS and Panzer Dragoon Zwei in widescreen through an S-video cable before. Plus an Xbox in widescreen over composite. DVDs store anamophic widescreen with an interlaced SDTV picture as well.

            Although 480P will be better, I don't know if the widescreen is non-anamophic, but general progressiveness will be an improvement anyway.
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by ArmyOfFun ( 652320 )
      To be fair this is Gamestop's price for the MadCatz component cable. I really doubt the Nintendo component cable will be $60, as the Gamecube component cables were $25 (though they go for about $60 on ebay now).

      Component cables should be included. This isn't the 1980's.
      1980's? I thought component cables only came out a few years ago? You might be thinking of composite? I'd be shocked if Wii didn't ship with at least composite cables.
      • I hope you're right about the pricing because $60 is ridiculous (and, as noted above, I have to have my 480p if I can get it).

        As for what we refer to as component connections (technically, S-video is classified as a "component" connector because it divides the analog video signal into two components), those debuted at the consumer level in the late 1990s (with DVD). My first DVD player in 1999 had the connectors and I bought my first TV with component inputs in 2000 (an NTSC widescreen Toshiba).
      • by 7Prime ( 871679 )

        "Component video" has been out for ever. VGA is a type of component video. Any video format that transmits data in separate RGB channels is considered component. Even S-Video is sometimes considered a component video feed (I don't understand why, since it's "luminance/chrominance". BetaCAM is a component video format (even though, once again, it's only luminance/chrominance").

        That said, the current 3-cable analog RGB format is quite new. In fact, many CRT tubes are still sold without "component" connector

        • Any video format that transmits data in separate RGB channels is considered component. Even S-Video is sometimes considered a component video feed (I don't understand why, since it's "luminance/chrominance".

          In that case, the 3-cable video interconnect commonly called "component", but more accurately described as "YPrPb", isn't a true component format by your definition, either. The signals aren't true red, green, and blue levels: the "green" line is a luminance signal, not unlike the one on the Y pin of an
          • by 7Prime ( 871679 )

            If I remember correctly, SVGA is also YPrPb as well, so basically anytime you're talking about analog transmision of RGB, you're really meaning YPrPb, which, since you can extract the relative Green level from the rest, is basically just symantics.

            But thanks for the info on HDMI, now that I think about it, yes, it is encoded audio, of any type.

    • by syrinx ( 106469 )
      uh, who in the 1980's had component video?!? Shit, I don't have a TV that supports component video now.
    • An HDMI and component cables aren't the same thing. Both carry an HD video signal but I believe HDMI can also carry audio, and it supports some of that evil DRM. I don't think the Wii or the 360 even have HDMI ports, though the premium 360 comes with component cables.
    • by RyoShin ( 610051 )
      I don't agree. As others said with the Sony article, they're playing to the lowest common denominator. Most of the country has TVs that can handle your standard video+left/right inputs (the term escapes me at the moment). It makes sense to just include that cable and save costs, and allow those who have the fancier TVs to buy the fancier cables.

      It's the same reason that they won't be including the DVD dongle with the set- to keep the price lower. If you want to play DVDs on it, great, go out and buy the don
    • Nintendo isn't marketing to the general High Definition audience. They're looking to capture the average joe with your average TV. People with HDTV's probably don't care too much if they spend another $60 on a cable for a High Definition Wii, and most people who will buy the Wii wouldn't ever use it, myself included. For those that do want the cables, $60 does grant an excessive profit margin.
  • In other news, I go to hell for even thinking about some AO rated games and that preported controller glove!
    • by gstoddart ( 321705 ) on Thursday September 07, 2006 @01:55PM (#16060797) Homepage
      In other news, I go to hell for even thinking about some AO rated games and that preported controller glove!

      Hmmmm .... something electronic, and, er, um, moisture.

      You could end up electrifying your own damned Wii. Unless you think someone is going to makea sealed system glove for those AO games -- and I just can't see there being enough of a market (or anyone willing to go into a store and buy the Wii-Wanker 3000).

      "Due to the intimate nature of this product, we cannot offer returns or warranty service. Once opened, we don't want to see this product ever again. Product may cause blindness." ;-)

      Cheers
      • by JFMulder ( 59706 )
        People already go in sex shops to buy porn, why should this Wanker-mote be different?
        • People already go in sex shops to buy porn, why should this Wanker-mote be different?

          If (and only if) it was sold in an adult shop, then people might buy it.

          But, I doubt that if you had such a product, most adult shops would be interested in carrying it or even know about it. You would have market, er, penetration problems. =) You could discover that the intersection between owners of the Wii and consumers of porn is too small.

          I, for instance, have never seen an adult shop carrying adult only titles for

          • by JFMulder ( 59706 )
            discover that the intersection between owners of the Wii and consumers of porn is too small
            I thought that the majority of porn consumers had a we^Hii.
          • by Jerf ( 17166 )

            Heck, I'm not sure I've even seen adult oriented software titles for the PC or anything else either in the last bunch of years.

            It's currently too politically dangerous to make an AO game for a console, and I think the console licenser (Nintendo, Sony, etc.) wouldn't greenlight it under almost any conditions.

            The problem is that politically, every game is presumed to be virtually thrown at children of all ages. This doesn't seem to come up with any other medium; everybody knows AO magazines, PC games, videos,

      • That someone made that USB powered vibe and Ted Nelson came up with the idea of Teledildonics...it wouldn't surprise
        me if some perverse person came up with a haptic feedback device for resale for adult console titles...
        • the pieces are already there if you look up the sex toys sites... but it's not put into a "video game" per se. The online-interactive stuff is already here.
      • Hmmmm .... something electronic, and, er, um, moisture. You could end up electrifying your own damned Wii.
        What I don't understand is why so many vibrators are not waterproof. My Hello Kitty vibe actually has openings over where the batteries are! Are they trying to kill me? So I doubt any of the Wii peripherals will be waterproof. Grr.
        • What I don't understand is why so many vibrators are not waterproof. My Hello Kitty vibe actually has openings over where the batteries are! Are they trying to kill me? So I doubt any of the Wii peripherals will be waterproof. Grr.

          laugh Well, I'm afraid my knowledge of Hello Kitty vibrators is limited to just now discovering they exist. Other than the completely ironic name, I would suggest not taking it into the tub and maybe slipping a condom over the battery end so any lube on your hands doesn't contrib

        • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

          by Thansal ( 999464 )
          That is because it is a back massager you PERVERT!

          Horrible, perverted people, taing a wonderful novelty backmassager from Sanrio and PERVERTING IT!

          (this is the point when you all chime in and wonder why he (I) knows about said "back massager" in the firstplace)
        • If it honestly bothers you, use a hot glue gun to patch up the seals. It's effective enough to keep water out, but you can still break the seal when needed.

          That said, most 'electric' dental devices like toothbrushes and handheld flossers (whose primary use is SOLELY to vibrate) are already watertight. It's like they WANT to be stuck in some wet orifice on purpose.

          And now I'm going to get a bunch of perverted responses on SlashDot, but come on, it's not like this isn't already pretty obvious stuff...
        • by Knuckles ( 8964 )
  • Good console. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Swordless Samurai ( 982348 ) on Thursday September 07, 2006 @01:48PM (#16060733) Journal
    I really think Wii is shaping up to be a good console, granted it will not be the next Xbox 360, but honestly, I think the uniquness of it will be it's selling point. I think they may have filled some of the features of the controller and glove to show more dramatic effects, but it still is very new and unique. The Price may not have been announced, but honestly, they have said before that it would be cheap, so we can expect hopefully less then $200 U.S. which would make it a big seller for christmas. In my god honest opinion, the problem with MS and Sony is they are trying to cram too much power too quickly, so all the new Xbox games look great, but from what i hear, they are a lot shorter then the standard game, or have less fetures. But we know the Wii will never compare to the Xbox or sony, and I say good, this will mean we will see more user oriented games, rather then computer oriented games.
    • The wii will be better and exceed the xbox 360. The xbox 360 is doing worse than it's predecessar if you compare it to it's predecessor in a similiar timeframe. Nintendo has really set themselves up well for this generation.
    • You know, all I see on /. is people trashing Nintendo, and I'm sick and tired of it. All you ever see around here are people touting prettier graphics of the "Big 2" systems. Its the games people! I'm glad I'm not the only one to think like this!

      And I agree, its about time we make games "user oriented" so people can play them instead of "computer oriented." I'm tired of losing to the computer opponent. It turns out, its all been an input problem as to why I could never beat Mike Tyson in punchout. Now
      • by KDR_11k ( 778916 )
        What the hell are you talking about? The past few months it's always been people fawning over the Wii, bringing it up in every gaming-related discussion and people making fun of the PS3. The XB3 is on roughly even ground, some like it, others hate it and everyone's complaining about Zonk putting a pro-XBox-anti-PS3 spin on almost every news story.
    • I'm actually looking forward to the Wii, but I think I'll be buying one primarily for access to first party titles and Wii exclusives. While there are already titles that are expected to be released on the Wii and the Xbox 360, I'll probably stick with the 360 versions of these titles until I can experience the full gamut of the Wii's capabilities for myself.
  • How many 8-year-olds with sprained wrists and cases of carpal tunnel are there going to be as a result of Simon Belmont whipping Vlad to death on Castlevania Wii?
    • Who said anything about using the Wii controller as a means of controlling Simon (or whoever) Belmont's whip? Why not play the game using the controller in a traditional style and only use the motion sensor to draw seals the same way Aria of Sorrow did?
      • by lawpoop ( 604919 )
        "Who said anything about using the Wii controller as a means of controlling Simon (or whoever) Belmont's whip?"

        Me. I did. That's what I want, and I won't be buying the game unless I can whip supernatural monsters ;)
  • by Churla ( 936633 ) on Thursday September 07, 2006 @01:54PM (#16060785)
    One would expect a lowest common demoninator cable to come with the box, and then fancier cables to be purchasable...

    Unless of course one of your main selling points to the system was the high definition drive on it which would require a higher priced cable to get full utilization out of.. Of course nobody would do that, right?

    Back on topic... I look forward to the glove, Especially with some of the potential combinations of glove + Wiimote. (i.e. KotR style game where you would have a glove to do force power gestures with your left hand while light sabering with your right. Possible geekgasm territory there.)

    I would also really love to see some of the possibilities of a "DS as remote controller" options. Imagine football games where you could practice, create your playbook, store your playbook on your DS, then go to a friends house and play him with your DS as your coaches clipboard.
    • Hehe, a gesture sensing glove would be nice, but when I heard "controller glove" I figured they just ment a sleeve to place your controllers in when not in use so they don't get lost. Like companies make remote holders that can be draped across the arm of your chair.
      • by Svartalf ( 2997 )
        It might be any number of things. A sleeve with data collecting sensors a' la PowerGlove/P5 with no other component that can hold the Wiimote and be plugged into the Joystick jack on the bottom of the main controller could concievably be only $10, considering that the P5's only $30-40, always been that, and the bulk of the cost is the positioning system, not the gestures component.
    • but $40 bucks for an svideo cable is fsckin' nuts. $60 for a component cable is even worse. I paid $20 for my ps2 svideo, and can get a component for $25-$30 (oem Sony).
  • by tmjr3353 ( 925558 ) <tmackintosh AT gmail DOT com> on Thursday September 07, 2006 @01:55PM (#16060793)
    Note that the prices and accessories listed are from Gamestop's website. They are not official in either regard and are likely just placeholder information until we have official details. They're also pricing most of the games at $60 IIRC, even though Nintendo explicitly said their games would remain at the $50 mark.
  • by Yvan256 ( 722131 ) on Thursday September 07, 2006 @02:05PM (#16060888) Homepage Journal
    Apple: 2006-09-12
    Nintendo: 2006-09-14

    Also, does anyone know if my Gameucbe component cable work with the Wii? After all, Nintendo used the same S-video cable for the SNES, N64 and Gamecube.
    • Remember, Remember, That week of September
      When gaming and PCs ran hot
      I see no reason why those PCs and gaming
      Should ever be forgot...
    • by vitaflo ( 20507 )
      Also, does anyone know if my Gameucbe component cable work with the Wii? After all, Nintendo used the same S-video cable for the SNES, N64 and Gamecube.


      It is not the same cable. The connector on the back of the Wii is different.
    • The Wii will be using a single video interface for all output types, regardless of analog or digital content, so you won't be able to use that S-Video cable on it either.
    • Dont forget TiVo is supposed to launch their S3 HD TiVo sometime next week as well (rumors speculate it may also launch on 9/12).
      • I see a plot here!!! Apple will add Nintendo games to iTunes and the Wii will be the media extender box we're all waiting for. Tivo will allow us to download directly to our ipods, and store games and media for the Wii.... It's a master marketing plan!!!!
  • Granted, release dates from GameStop / EB aren't worth the paper they're printed on, but it's interesting to note that while most Wii release games have a ship date of 11/1/06, Metroid Prime 3 [gamestop.com] has a release date of 10/1/06. How great would it be if on the 14th/15th they just get up and say, "Here they are, start buying!"

    In other news, Duck Hunt! [gamestop.com]
    • Is anybody really willing to pay $59.99 for duckhunt? I don't care how good the graphics are.
      • But... it's ducks! And hunting! In your living room! It's the best of both worlds! You don't have to even get out of your recliner, and if you finish your beer, you just have to ask your girlfriend/wife/hound dog to grab you another out of the fridge!

        But yeah, that does seem a bit steep. But who knows, I've watched people pump dollar after dollar into the buck hunting machines at the arcade.
        • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

          by Anonymous Coward
          The real question is whether they will get Cheney to beta test it.
      • As long as I finally get to shoot that damn dog!
  • by ConfusedSelfHating ( 1000521 ) on Thursday September 07, 2006 @02:22PM (#16061003)
    If the Wii is released for $599 ... I think it will fail. Despite the historical giant crabs, real-time weapon change and Ridge Racer.
  • $60 for a cable?! I never paid more than $20, which is already an outrageous price for it. That damned thing better come with one of those anyway! What the hell kind of reason do they have for not including one in the first place? Lets not go the stupid Sony route, please.

    • by _Swank ( 118097 )
      they don't include it because it's used for analog transport of HD signals. and that's not the main market for the wii. i'm sure the wii includes composite cables and probably not s-video. are you getting component and composite cables confused as many have in this thread?

      though $60 is still overpriced for the component cables, if you go to most consumer electronics stores for them, they'll be somewhere around this range. mostly because they're the standard overpriced monster cables. online you can get
  • Cables (Score:3, Insightful)

    by brunes69 ( 86786 ) <slashdot@keirs[ ]d.org ['tea' in gap]> on Thursday September 07, 2006 @02:52PM (#16061201) Homepage

    'HD Premium Component Cable' for $59.99 and a 'S-Video Premium AV Cable' for $39.99."

    ... and the day after launch you will be able to buy 3rd party cables for $10 each on eBay.

    Does anyone *serourls buy into* this cable bullshit? Who spends > $20 on a piece of wire?

  • Kid 1: Man, my parents promised me this PS3 thing and now they say I have to wait until April 2007! And I can't even afford the games for it, plus most of them are those lame FPS and Sports games - nothing fun ...

    Kid 2: Yeah, well my parents said if my first mid-term report card has 3.0 or better, they're buying me a Wii first thing in October - and with the money they're saving, they'll let my buy ten games that I want, in every gaming genre there is!

    Kid 1: Dude! You're getting a Wii! Way to go!

    [kids high
  • Crazy IGA is (possibly) making a new Castlevania game for the Wii? Pass.

    Not that the recent handheld CV games haven't had some fun to them but I don't think that a Wii CV will be 2D. The last two 3D games have been annoying yawn-fests that have caused me to lose any hope of there ever being a good 3D CV. Heck, the N64 game(s) were flawed but at least they had some promise; the IGA produced ones are just pointless.

    OK, I'm a little bitter. People associate Castlevania with Koji Igarashi (IGA) even though
  • I know it's sorta dumb to link to a news story promising a news story in the future, but...

    Joystiq is promising some "major" next-gen console news tonight at 12:01AM EST on their site. [joystiq.com]

    Lets hope for some Wii info...

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