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Nintendo sets Wii U price, unveils TVii

Wii play around for Thursday's Nintendo news roundup:

Nintendo announced that its new Wii U game console will be available in the U.S. on Nov. 18, coming in two flavors. The white "Basic" bundle is $300 and comes with a GamePad and Wii U with 8 GB of memory. But it makes more sense to pick up the $350 black "Deluxe" bundle, which includes a 32 GB Wii U system, charger, stand and Nintendo Land. Nintendo Land is a pack of 12 mini games which use the GamePad and allow 5 people to play … Read more

Black Wii accessories land November 16

Starting November 16, Nintendo will begin offering black accessories to match the black Wii console that you don't have. A black Wii remote and MotionPlus will be sold for $50, and the black nunchuk will go separately for $20.

We've speculated about a possible black Wii making its way stateside before, so it's certainly surprising to see black accessories landing on store shelves before the actual black console does. Could this be a taste of things to come?

Nyko Wireless Nunchuck takes the wire out of the Wii waggle

The Nintendo Wii uses a wireless remote to begin with, but that remote still manages to use a cord half the time. Most Wii games use both the Wii Remote and the Wii Nunchuck, an analog stick peripheral that plugs into the base of the remote via a long cable. Nyko first cut the Wii cord with the Wireless Sensor Bar and is taking away yet another tether with the Wireless Nunchuck.

The Nyko Wireless Nunchuck connects to the Wiimote via a little wireless dongle that clicks into the controller's accessory jack. Once plugged in, tapping the connection buttons … Read more