Nintendo Channel is Really a Spy

Wii Channel
If you own a Wii, you probably know that the Nintendo Channel went live in the U.S. yesterday. You probably got all excited and messed with it all night, right. Yeah, it’s a lot of fun.

There’s one problem though. It spies on you. You won’t even notice it, but it will note your gaming setup and console configuration s and it’ll report everything back to Nintendo. This includes TV preferences, daily playing habits, WiiConnect24 settings, and more.

It’s a little weird, but if you want to keep playing those demos on your DS, you have to leave the “information exchange” on. I wonder if there’s a little camera hidden in the sensor bar that records you too.

The Nintendo Channel Has Arrived

This morning the Nintendo Channel has finally decided to grace your Wii console here in the U.S. so now you’ll be able to view videos, info on upcoming games, and play demos on the DS.

As a matter of fact, there are some demos up there right now if you want ’em. Remember though, that the demo disappears once the DS is shut off. There are several other features available as well. I recommend that you just check it out on your own and mess around a little bit…or a lota bit.

Guitar Hero DS Tracklist Revealed

Guitar Hero: On Tour is coming soon to a Nintendo DS near you and a partial list of tracks that’ll be available has been revealed. Here are a few of the songs you’ll be able to rock out to on-the-go.

Do What You Want – OK Go
All The Small Things – Blink 182
Spiderwebs – No Doubt
Are You Gona Be My Girl – Jet
We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
All Star – Smash Mouth
Breed – Nirvana
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
This Love – Maroon 5
Heaven – Los Lonely Boys
Helicopter – Bloc Party
China Grove – The Doobie Brothers
Rock and Roll All Nite – KISS (cover by Line 6)
What I Want – Daughtry

Nintendo Wii and DS Price Cuts?

Nintendo Wii

Hell no. Nintendo knows that people are snatching their Wii systems up as soon as they hit the shelves and plenty of people are still picking up the DS daily. There’s no reason to drop the price. According to Satoru Iwata, “Our earnings projection for the year is not based on hardware price cuts, and I don’t think we are going to need them.”

New Game Causes Epileptic Seizures…On Purpose

Flashy Colors

A new game for the Nintendo DS, straight out of the crazy land of Japan has been announced, which creates seizures in epileptics intentionally. The puzzle game, 発作市 or Seizure City, features a wide range of flashing colors and fast moving graphics, which for many epileptics, is known to cause seizures. I’m not sure if this is entertaining, but I guess you never know.

Sonic RPG This Year?

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Sega has confirmed what nobody even cared about today, when they announced that the Sonic RPG, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, for the Nintendo DS will be released this year. Who knows, it could be good. It doesn’t look too bad, anyway.

Spore Gets an Official Release Date

Spore has been talked about within the gaming community for a long time now and many people are anxious to get their hands on it. Well, Electronic Arts has given us a release date of September 7th, 2008 for PC, Mac, DS and the mobile phone. Not as good as the expected Spring target, but at least we have a firm date to look forward to. Begin counting down the days. Oh, and here’s a “launch trailer” which doesn’t really explain much.

Assassins Creed DS in Action

Interested in buying Assassins Creed for the DS? Check out this video and see what the gameplay is like. It actually looks pretty fun. I think I’ll probably pick this one up.