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We want more Miis (Wii annoyance #012)

When we first read in the Wii manual that "up to 100 Miis can stay in your Mii Plaza," we weren't overly concerned. After all, how many different oblong-headed caricatures do you need on one system. Now that we're actually bumping up against the Mii limit after only a few months of use, though, we...

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Why can't I demo my VC downloads? (Wii annoyance #011)

Sure, the Nintendo Wii Shop Channel is full of classic titles that many remember from childhood, but does that mean we should buy games on nostalgia? Maybe we've been spoiled by Xbox Live's demo system, but Microsoft's service has been around long enough for Nintendo to learn from its...

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No Wavebird Wii navigation (Wii annoyance #010)

Wii buyers who skipped getting a Gamecube might have a hankering to play the games they never could before (Super Smash Bros. Melee!). Having a Wavebird controller is probably one of the best accessories to get for the Wii, due to its extreme compatibility with non-Wii games and ridiculously long...

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Power-hungry Wiimotes (Wii annoyance #009)

Since this blogger purchased a Wavebird controller back in late 2002, the batteries have been replaced only twice. In that time there have been at least 2,300 games of Smash Bros Melee played, as well as five completions of Resident Evil 4 and several other diversions here or there. However, after...

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Mii Channel misses (Wii annoyance #008)

Don't get us wrong, we love the Mii Channel. We've spent hours tinkering around making versions of ourselves, our friends, our families, celebrities, strangers, that homeless man on the corner in front of our house, etc. Good times. But for all the fun of avatar creation, there are a few niggling...

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Dude, where's my friends? (Wii annoyance #007)

It's hard to think up a more convoluted way to set up communication between consoles than the one set up by Nintendo for the Wii. Not only do you have to get your friend to give you a hard-to-remember 16-digit code that represents their Wii, but you have to give them your code and both of you have...

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Extra points leak out of Wii Shop Channel (Wii annoyance #006)

OK, we understand that using a universal Wii Points system is simpler than adjusting individual virtual console prices for different regions and currencies. What we don't understand is why we have to buy these points in increments of 1,000, even if all we want is just one game. Once we buy Bonk's...

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There's a Wiimote in my pocket (Wii annoyance #005)

The Classic Controller hid the awkward lap placement shown on the packaging insert Dangling from the end of the Classic Controller is the Wiimote. What are we supposed to do with this thing? Some have speculated that Nintendo will release a device (a separate purchase?) that will allow the Wiimote...

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Wii on an HD set? It'll cost ya extra (if you want it to look good). (Wii annoyance #004)

Plenty's been written in the past week (on myriad blogs) about how much better (or, in the case of the new Zelda, less ugly) the Wii looks when connected to HD displays via component cables instead of the composite cables included in the Wii retail box. For those of you who've made the leap to HD...

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Wii have no room to play (Wii annoyance #003)

The Nintendo Wii has been getting plenty of buzz over the past few weeks from various sources. Nintendo isn't too shocked by it; they did build the machine to accommodate a whole new target audience. However, Nintendo may have one fatal flaw in their design: space. It would seem that Nintendo...

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