Kinect 2 brings the era of physical interfaces for active play to a definitive end


Morning television is the freight train of fitness trends. These breakfast shows introduce families to lightweight takes on current events and fashions. The first morning show aired in 1952, and its audience was primarily stay-at-home mothers. While much has changed, US morning shows such as Today and Sunrise still sell traditionalism, including the latest health… Continue reading

A temporary revolution: our tribute to Nintendo’s Wii


This morning, having sold over 100 million units worldwide, Nintendo ceased production on the console that secretly won this generation. Wii shouldn’t have worked. Its name, its controller, its outdated innards, a launch line-up without Mario. It was, of course, a sensation for the very same reasons. For a few golden years following its launch in… Continue reading

The ten best consoles: our countdown of the greatest gameboxes of the last 20 years

10 consoles (story)

Our countdown of the best videogame consoles released in Edge’s 20 year lifespan.

Angry Birds Trilogy set for Wii and Wii U in August


Activision to publish Rovio trio on Nintendo home consoles for the first time.

Nintendo to shut down many Wii Channels in June


While many Channels are being closed, the Wii Shop remains open.

Wii U sells three million as Nintendo cuts sales targets


Nintendo has confirmed that it sold 3.06 million Wii Us globally between launch and the end of December 2012, with 11.69 million software titles sold for the new console. In its financial results Nintendo cut its Wii U sales forecast from 5.5 million to four million unit sales by the end of March, with software sales targets also sliding down from 24 million units to 16 million.

Xbox 360 poised to overtake Wii in UK


Microsoft’s home console is less than 200,000 total UK unit sales behind Nintendo’s current-gen leader and catching up fast, says a report on CVG.

REPORT: China reviewing game console ban 12 years after it was put in place


China is considering lifting its 12-year ban on game consoles according to a report in Chinese newspaper China Daily. The report cites an anonymous source from the Ministry of Culture who says that the department is looking at the moratorium.

Making eShop games

Making eShop games

How To Make A Game continues with a look at 3DS (and soon Wii U) download store eShop. Is Nintendo's marketplace a good fit for your first videogame?-

Wuhu Island: Nintendo’s tropical playground

Wuhu Island: Nintendo's tropical playground

What has Nintendo given videogames? Well, it’s created mascots and traditions, and even come up with a handful of genres. It’s pushed physics and character, too, along with analogue controls and rotating sprites. Yet a big part of what Nintendo always brings with it is an understanding that videogames shouldn’t just build environments. To be great, they need to create actual places.