Latest Wii Music Stories

2008-10-21 11:35:00

By Mike Snider The beat goes on in the thriving music video game category. New editions of the hot-selling Guitar Hero and Rock Band are in stores or on the way, as is a new music maker: Wii Music for the still wildly sought-after Nintendo game system. Also in time for the holidays: *Rock Revolution, a full-band game from the publishers of Dance Dance Revolution (game only out now, $50, for Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360; with drum kit, $130, out Nov. 11). *PopStar Guitar, which attaches a guitar...

2008-10-20 09:00:23

The sound of trumpets, the clash of cymbals and the thunder of drums herald today's launch of Wii Music(TM). Just as Wii Sports(TM) attracted millions of new players to the world of video games and Wii Fit(TM) showed people that fitness could be fun, Wii Music creates a whole new genre in video games, one that lets players have fun experimenting with music as they strive to produce fun, masterful arrangements. "Music is a universal language that inspires and moves people," said Cammie...

2008-10-02 12:48:07

Nintendo Co Ltd unveiled on Thursday an improved model of its DS portable device that will carry new features including a camera and the ability to play music in hopes of remaining a strong competitor against Sony's PlayStation and Apple Inc's iPod and iPhone. With a slimmer profile and a larger display than the current model, the new Nintendo DSi is set to hit stores in Japan on November 1 for 18,900 yen ($180). Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said plans to sell the device overseas will be...

2008-07-17 13:25:00

With the major success of music genre games like "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" sweeping the world, a whole slew of imitators have begun popping up to compete in the console wars. At this week's E3 video game trade show Activision Blizzard Inc showed off its upcoming "Guitar Hero: World Tour" and MTV games, a unit of Viacom provided a sneak peek at "Rock Band 2". Both will be released later this year. But it was the new entries that garnered the bulk of the attention. Nintendo debuted "Wii...

2008-07-17 10:43:50

At this year's E3 gaming industry conference, the Big Three gaming companies "“ Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony - all shared a forecast of more games, more sequels and more connectivity. Each of the companies also shared very similar predictions for future development. All three also presented their plans to transform the notion of gaming systems into a broader entertainment portal for families. At the Los Angeles Convention Center, Microsoft began the ceremonies by pitching the Xbox 360...

2008-07-16 14:45:00

On Tuesday, Nintendo unveiled brand new interactive titles for their popular Wii video game platform and rival Sony turned to Hollywood with a new video service. Nintendo and Sony unveiled their different approaches to the market during back-to-back news conferences at the E3 video game industry trade show in Los Angeles. Industry leader Nintendo continued its winning formula with easy-to-play games for the mainstream audience. The company showed off its Wii MotionPlus, which it promised...

2008-07-16 08:05:00

On Tuesday Nintendo Co Ltd unveiled its plans to sell a music video game for their Wii game console.  The new game will be the first in the fast-growing music game market for the Wii, and will be released later this year. The Wii has sold more than expensive rival consoles like Microsoft's XBOX 360, and Sony's Playstation 3.  The Wii's use of a motion controller that can be swung like a sword or golf club, has broadened its audience far beyond hard-core gamers. Activision's "Guitar...

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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
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