Category Archives: Wii

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Ubisoft Unveils New Just Dance 2015 Tracks At Gamescom

Ubisoft has revealed a bunch of new tracks for Just Dance 2015 at this year’s Gamescom. For those who love to boogie, strut their stuff, or make a complete fool of themselves just for a few laughs, the eight new tracks announced for the upcoming multi-platform game will certainly help you burn off that extra Oreo or ginger biscuit your gut tucked away at lunch.

Launching on October 21 for North America, October 23 for Europe, and October 24 for UK on the Wii and Wii U, Just Dance 2015 will include a vast number of tracks, including the following ones announced at the games convention held in Germany:

• “4×4” by Miley Cyrus
• “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
• “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias Ft. Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
• “Best Song Ever” by One Direction
• “Built For This” by Becky G
• “Love Is All” by The Sunlight Shakers
• “Macarena” by The Girly Team
• “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” by Dead Or Alive

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Buy Skylanders Trap Team On Wii And Get A Code For Wii U Version For Free

Activision announced earlier this week that if you’re thinking of purchasing Skylanders Trap Team on the Wii then you’re eligible to get a free download code for Skylanders Trap Team on the Wii U. The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack launches in the US on October 5th.

Thanks, Justin and Christopher

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Sony Says It’s Targeting Wii Owners That Didn’t Upgrade To Wii U With PlayStation 4

Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House has said that the company is currently targeting Wii owners that didn’t purchase the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3. House says that they have already managed to grab some of the former Wii consumers that never upgraded, but they still have a way to go.

“Our big opportunity is to welcome back an audience much earlier in the lifecycle that possibly bought into the Wii previously,.”

“Whether it’s based on this is a really good all-round entertainment device for a family in addition to having great games, our consumer data suggests some of those people are already coming in now and that’s what’s contributing to the really great sales we’ve had.”

“And anecdotally I’ve had people who were the Wii generation and who are back in the consideration set. It’s certainly something I hear about.”

Thanks, Anubis

 

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Retro City Rampage Sadly Flopped On WiiWare, Developer Gives Update

The developer behind Retro City Rampage has taken to Facebook to explain to fans that the WiiWare version of the game didn’t do as well as expected. The developer says that the game is still 750 units from hitting the WiiWare sales threshold in North America. Developers must reach the threshold within the first two years, or the developer won’t see a penny. Here’s what the developer had to say.

“Thanks everyone for the support and making Retro City Rampage such a huge success!”

“Unfortunately, the WiiWare version hasn’t done so well. While I knew the odds of releasing on this platform were stacked against me, it was a labor of love and I did it to keep my word, and for the fans. The challenge though, is that it hasn’t made a cent in revenue yet, due to the WiiWare sales threshold. WiiWare games must sell a minimum number of units for the developer to be paid, and sadly, too few gamers buy WiiWare games.”

“Retro City Rampage for WiiWare is still 750 units from hitting the WiiWare sales threshold in North America (850 in EU). The threshold must be hit within the first two years, or the developer won’t see a penny, and at the current rate, it won’t reach it.”

“Especially if you downloaded a .wad and enjoyed the game, please consider buying a copy on WiiWare. Remember, you can grab it on both the Wii and Wii U (in Wii mode) via the Wii Shopping Channel.”

Thanks, WiiUMasterRace

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Mario Strikers Charged Featured In Latest Nintendo Minute Episode

To coincide with the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup, the latest Nintendo Minute episode puts a spotlight on Mario Strikers Charged. Developed by Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon studio Next Level Games, the sports title was released in 2007 for Wii. A sequel to the Nintendo GameCube hit Super Mario Strikers, the game features a multiplayer mode where up to four players can battle locally. Mario Strikers Charged is available in stores for $19.99, as part of the Nintendo Selects collection.

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Philips Wins Patent Case Against Nintendo In UK

Philips Electronics has announced today that it has won a case against Nintendo in the United Kingdom. The lawsuit is part of four against the Japanese company. Philips says that the patent is related to motion and gesture tracking systems used in the Wii. Philips has filed lawsuits against Nintendo Germany, France and the United States. It’s unknown how much money Philips were entitled to.

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Nintendo Wins Court Case Against Patent Troll Involving Wii Console

Nintendo has claimed another court case victory against patent infringement relating to Nintendo’s last-generation home system, Nintendo Wii. The company issued the following press release today:

A federal appeals court on June 13 confirmed that a patent asserted against Nintendo by Triton Tech of Texas, LLC is invalid. In a lawsuit filed in 2010, Triton alleged that Nintendo’s Wii Remote controller infringed one of Triton’s patents: U.S. Patent No. 5,181,181. Judge Richard A. Jones of the Seattle district court previously dismissed the lawsuit after finding that the patent did not adequately describe a complete invention, and was therefore invalid. The June 13 federal appeals court ruling upheld that previous dismissal. Nintendo of America’s deputy general counsel Richard Medway said the following:

“We are very pleased with this result. Nintendo has a long tradition of developing unique and innovative products, while respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Nintendo continues to aggressively defend itself against patent trolls. After many years of litigation, the decision today reflects an appropriate resolution of this case.”