Shiny Video: interview with Charles Martinet, voice of Mario for Nintendo
Never have I been more jealous in this job before – Bulent, one of my colleagues who works on our Nintendo blog, WiiWii, today met with Charles Martinet, who provides the voice for Mario, in town for today’s launch of Super Mario Galaxy.
Take a look at the above video for his amazing impersonations, the hilarious story behind him winning the role of Mario, how…
Itsa me, Mario! Dressed as an air freshener! Mama Mia!
Super Mario Bros. purists might get a little angry when they see these air fresheners – check it out, Luigi is made from the same mould as Mario, just painted differently! Mama Mia!
Unfortunately the site doesn’t say how they smell, but WiiWii has predicted it’s either ‘the fragrance of stale mushrooms’,…
Wii gamers experiencing lag when playing near microwaves
Whoever has their TV and Wii set up in their kitchen is asking for trouble, or perhaps something larger than a studio flat, but it seems there are enough gamers out there experiencing problems to garner internet interest in the story. Plus, anything to mock up a microwave/Wii-mote Photoshop hybrid, really….
Modders hack the Nintendo Wii to play DVDs
Now, although I’m a firm Wii fangirl, I’m not immune to admitting there were a few discrepancies between the features first mentioned when the Wii was announced, and what consumers were actually left with after the console hit the shelves. Every gaming manufacturer does it, although none quite as drastically as Sony with the PS3, as any avid reader of Gary’s UK Resistance knows all too well during those months when Europe was at war….
PS2 game Okami now playable as online mini-game, even on Wii
Okami, the game which pleased the Japanese and North Americans immensely in 2006, and us Europeans and Australians even more so in 2007, has finally been lovingly transformed into a short online version by a fan. Available officially only on the PS2, the fan-created browser version can even be played on the Wii using Opera…
Spiderman 3 on the PS3 and XBox 360, plus Prince Of Persia: Rival Swords on the Wii – the latest video reviews from Shiny Games on YouTube
– The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the first must-have game on the PS3 – but is it much better than previous PC and XBox 360 versions? – Spiderman 3 on the PS3 and XBox 360. Can it match the…
Opera blames Adobe for Wii browser's Flash problems
As you’ll know if you read Games Digest’s comparison of the Wii and PS3 web browsers yesterday, the only area in which Wii’s Opera browser struggles is any site using Flash 8 – which includes the videos on MySpace and Bebo. However, one of Opera’s senior technical service consultants says it’s Adobe’s fault for not including Flash 8 in the latest version of its Flash SDK.
Wii to get a hospital link-up for Wii Health game
Computer games make you fat, slothful and unhealthy. At least, that’s what my parents told me as they locked my C64 in a cupboard and sent me out on a 17-mile cross country run every morning as a child.
Wii Guitar Hero III will use a guitar peripheral AND the Wiimote
Good news for Wii-owning rawk monsters. Not only is Guitar Hero III heading Wii-wards later this year, but it’ll come with the same guitar peripheral as other versions, and the connectivity that’ll allow gamers to play online and download new songs. What’s more, publisher RedOctane says the game will use the Wiimote too.
Pac-Man chomps his way onto Wii
The latest retro game to appear on the Wii’s Virtual Console service is perhaps the most well-known of them all: Pac-Man. The ol’ pill-chomper is one of three new Virtual Console games this week, alongside ActRaiser and Bonk’s Revenge.