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Wii Internet Browser Now Free
Nintendo finally realizes that no one pays for their surfing
DAILY Screens  September 2, 2009, by James Renovitch
"...Long story short, it's a free download, so download it. You never know when you might need to see Beyoncé's "Put a Ring on It" video on YouTube in the middle of a Wii Fit workout..."

Review: Wii Sports Resort
Nintendo's Wii Sports reboot does more than go through the motions
DAILY Screens  September 2, 2009, by Wells Dunbar
"...As a card-carrying member of the vaunted non-gaming gamer demo, I, like countless others of my ilk, embraced the original Wii Sports with open arms – well, invisible open arms, in keeping with my Mii’s floating extremities...."

Netflix Coming to the Wii
Second rate-movies, streaming soon
DAILY Screens  January 13, 2010, by James Renovitch
"...I'm sure by now all you Wii owners have been pushed to the brink of insanity as you watch PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 owners contentedly streaming movies and TV shows via Netflix. Well if you can keep the homicidal thoughts in check until spring you will have a more productive kind of revenge..."

Little League World Series on TV and on the Wii
The Little League World Series is coming to a head this weekend but fans can pick up 'Little League World Series 2008' to keep the virtual season going
DAILY Sports  August 22, 2008, by Mark Fagan
"...If you got a young'un who's not ready for the Little League action to end, Activision has got you covered. Little League World Series 2008 is out now for the Wii (and Nintendo DS) and is the first officially licensed LL game for next-gen consumers..."

Ron Paul: Wii Warrior or PlayStation3 Playah?
The Texas presidential hopeful makes a bid for the youth vote.
DAILY News  June 22, 2007, by Richard Whittaker

Making Mjolnir Out of a WiiMote
Local game developers Red Fly talk 'Thor'
DAILY Screens  May 11, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...Sometimes it is good when lightning strikes. That's what local firm Red Fly got this week when Thor topped the box office: A surge of power and press for their tie-in game for the Wii, Thor: God of Thunder...."

On the Download
Dispatches from Wii's Virtual Console
Screens Story  July 10, 2009, by James Renovitch
"...If Nintendo isn't rehashing classics on Wii, then it is re-releasing them outright. But no one's complaining here..."

The Wiis on the Bus
How the Wii Remote and simulated games are changing the way we learn
Screens Story  February 29, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...The line between educational software and games has always been a blurry one. Now educators and game developers are doing more than just making toys with some redeeming qualities: They're adapting lessons from gaming into the curriculum, from interactivity in Nintendo's Wii Sports to cooperative play in Halo 3...."

Roller Derby Update 2/5/11
Wii action, Gov Cup plans, and the year's first results
DAILY Sports  February 5, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...Anyone remember when there was an 'off'-season in roller derby? Nah, me neither. There have already been dozens of bouts this year nationwide, but first up, local news, including Wii battles with the Texas Rollergirls today, the Hustlers in Arizona, and the first TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls result of 2011...."

Roller Derby Update 12/12/10
TXRG wants rec leaguers and refs
DAILY Sports  December 12, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Referees and rec leaguers and Wii games, oh my. The preparations for the Texas Rollergirls' 2011 season have undoubtedly begun...."

A Gift for Every Gamer
Put yourself in the shoes of your gaming giftee and answer the following questions on your path to the perfect purchase.
Screens Story  November 30, 2012, by James Renovitch
"...It's like Chutes and Ladders without the chutes and where all the ladders end up at video games instead of illustrations of insufferable children. You know what, it's not like Chutes and Ladders at all. Just Show Me All the Games   |   Start Over What word best describes you? Adult Adult Adult Child Child Child Young at heart Young at heart Young at heart reset So, adult then? Yes Yes Yes reset Do you have any shame? No No No Yes Yes Yes reset Are You Home Alone? Yes Yes Yes No No No reset What is your virtual prey of choice? People People People Animals Animals Animals I'd prefer not to kill I'd prefer not to kill I'd prefer not to kill reset Well, aren't you the humanitarian. What do you want to hurt? Fictional characters Fictional characters Fictional characters "Real people" "Real people" "Real people" No, seriously, I don't even want to hurt anything No, seriously, I don't even want to hurt anything No, seriously, I don't even want to hurt anything reset So, what the hell do you want? I just want to make the world a more beautiful place I just want to make the world a more beautiful place I just want to make the world a more beautiful place I guess I could damage a machine and be OK I guess I could damage a machine and be OK I guess I could damage a machine and be OK reset Have you been unrealistically well behaved this year? Yes Yes Yes No No No reset So you probably don't deserve that trip to Disneyland either? Yes, I do Yes, I do Yes, I do No No No Mickey Mouse is too mainstream for me Mickey Mouse is too mainstream for me Mickey Mouse is too mainstream for me I'm one of those kids who still has an imagination, and I want to use it. I'm one of those kids who still has an imagination, and I want to use it. I'm one of those kids who still has an imagination, and I want to use it. reset Really? OK, No OK, No OK, No reset Take your pick: "extremely embarrassing" or "super-embarrassing." Dance Central 3 Xbox $49.99 The standard-bearer for dance games and the best reason to have a Kinect motion sensor for your Xbox. Just Dance 4 Xbox, PS3, Wii, Wii U $39.99 More lighthearted than Dance Central, JD4 ensures everyone is equally humiliated and therefore having a blast..."

Console Wars: The Saga Continues
Sizing up the video-game platforms
Screens Story  November 20, 2009, by James Renovitch
"...Still the least expensive and putative victor of the platform wars, the Nintendo Wii has bucked its inferior processing power with exhausting cuteness and undeniably inviting playability. It helps that franchise titles (e.g., Mario, Super Smash Bros.) continue to impress..."

Handicapping the Holidays
We narrow the field for the gamer on your gift list
Screens Story  December 9, 2011, by James Renovitch
"...The Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordWiiNintendo $50 Super Mario 3D Land3DS Nintendo$49..."

Video Game Gift Guide
Gifts for every kind of gamer
Screens Story  December 11, 2014, by James Renovitch
"...Captain Toad: Treasure TrackerWii U, $60No jumping?! Yup, no jumping. Toad may not have the ups of his plumbing counterparts, but he's the best original effort for the Wii U since its release..."

In Play
The PlayStation Move makes a play for the Wiimote's fan base
Screens Story  October 1, 2010, by James Renovitch
"...It's difficult to talk about the new Move controller for PlayStation without mentioning the groundbreaking innovation in game-player interface that is the Wii Remote. Whatever faults you may find in Nintendo's motion-sensing break from the longstanding industry standard, there's no questioning the hand (if that's a pun, it's not intended) it's had in expanding the audience for video games..."

(Video) Game Night
Multiplayer video games that bridge the gap between the hardcore and the noobs
Screens Story  October 30, 2009, by James Renovitch
"...Picking up the slack, of course, are the Wii and music games like Rock Band that use a more natural controller system to suck in the nongaming community. As an experiment, I gathered a panel of friends ranging from experienced gamers to a deprived man who had never played a video game outside of an arcade ever..."

Gerard Butler stars in this futuristic thriller set in a multiplayer online gaming universe.
Film Review  September 11, 2009, by Marc Savlov
"...What Gamer brings to the table (or, um, gamespace) isn't new or even all that clever. Video-gamers in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, unimaginatively dubbed Slayers, control, through virtual reality gaming techniques – imagine Call of Duty for the Wii – real, live human beings as they wage vicious battle against one another..."

Exclusive SXSWI Interview: Tim Langdell, Part Two
Gaming guru talks about where the industry is missing out.
DAILY Screens  March 8, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...A self-described "not a bad guitarist," he argues being able to play on strings is a liability here. "It's air guitar, and I hear from a couple of friends of mine that are guitarists who say that it actually works against us.") The biggest upsetter on 'how things should work' has been the Wii..."

SXSW Gaming Finalists Announced
Local noms include The Banner Saga, Talos Principle, & Rooster Teeth
DAILY Screens  January 23, 2015, by James Renovitch
"...Dragon Age: Inquisition – Electronic Arts Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Monolith Productions Nidhogg – Messhof Super Smash Bros. Wii U – Nintendo Titanfall – Respawn Entertainment [image-4]..."

Gaming's Nine to Five
What brought our joystick the most joy this year
Screens Story  January 1, 2010, by James Renovitch
"...3) 'NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII' However many mediocre games are released for the Wii, Nintendo can always count on two Italian brothers to save the day..."

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