Category Archives: Wii News
Australian Retailer Clears Out Nintendo Stock, Including Wii U
With PS4 and Xbox One on the horizon, are retailers abandoning Nintendo?
by David Hilton
© 2013 David Hilton
It was from Australian retailer Dick Smith and after some ‘online exclusive’ deals it practically shouted that all Nintendo products, including consoles, were 50% off, “reduced to clear”.
There are none left. But this was surely some limited online deal right?
Wrong. And it likely spells a more than symbolic turn in the Ninendo’s Wii U fortunes in Australia.
Call of Duty vs. Battlefield: How Gamers Ruin Both… and Gaming
When competition ruins appreciation
by Michael Gilbert
© 2013 Michael Gilbert
This shooter is realistic because head shots kill people in one shot, this racer is awesome because my Camaro sounds really loud (just like Dad’s—for those of us with dads that have Camaros), this Mario game is fun because it makes funny sounds and I laughed my ass off (LMFAO for you more apt readers).
We also make comparisons based on games we did or didn’t like before.
Halo is better than Quake because the graphics are better, or, for a more ignorant comparison, World of Warcraft is the worst game ever “’cuz only nerds play that game. YOLO. Swagg.”
But what we fail to do is recognize the smaller accomplishments that actually construct a game’s ‘personality’, as I like to call it.
Something that comparing a game to another simply just can’t do.
The “GN.com” Battle Is Over!
by Alex Baldwin
© April 1, 2013 Alex Baldwin
ORIGINAL STORY: After a tumultuous year in which IGN shut down both its pro-gaming league and subsidiary 1-UP, many have wondered exactly how IGN has managed to stay afloat in these uncertain financial times.
Well, after a year of negotiations culminating in a high-profile court case regarding IGN’s unlicensed usage of the “GN.com”, obviously owned by oxcGN.com, OXCGN is pleased to announce a successful ruling in our favour.
As part of their court-ruled reparations, IGN will henceforth be owned and managed by OXCGN.com as of April 1.
“We are very pleased the court has sided with justice on such a significant annual date, and consumers will no longer mistakenly arrive at the deceptively-similar ign.com domain when attempting to reach oxcgn.com” said OXCGN editor in chief and co-owner David Hilton.
“However, this is only the beginning of our campaign to regain the ownership of our trademark. We are currently seeking legal advice regarding Gamespot’s illicit usage of letters in orange circles as used in OXCGN’s logo.”
© 2013 Alex Baldwin
WIN! Black Ops II: Ear Force Kilo headset
’Sound’ good to you?
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
I’ve had a few days to test out Turtle Beach’s PX5 and the Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound they provide is nothing short of amazing. I’ve been replaying Dead Space 2 leading up to the release of Dead Space 3 and whilst I appreciated the audio fidelity the game had to offer, the PX5 takes the audio to a whole new level.
Whilst our review of the PX5 is still a few weeks away, to entice you to stick around till then, read below on details of how you could win with our giveaway.
Here’s how you can win:
Please note that the game is NOT included with these headsets, but being one of the biggest blockbuster titles of last year I’m sure you’ve already got your copy.
There are 3 ways that you can enter to win the headset for a total of 3 chances to win. To keep things fair each method will use the same entry conditions:
Stephen Colbert Defends Violent Video Games
Because facts aren’t true enough
by Nicholas Laborde
©2013 Nicholas Laborde
He invented a word (“truthiness”), has written multiple books, and has his own wax sculpture, among many other things.
In my opinion, he’s the funniest man on television. [Ed.: Nick may or may not have a crush on Stephen.]
Last night, while making fun of NRA (the National Rifle Association) head Wayne LaPierre‘s message before Congress several weeks ago about having armed guards in schools, Stephen spoke his mind on the matter… and it’s perfectly up to his standards.