Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
April 25, 2014
arrowPress Releases
April 25, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM TechWeb sites:


Nintendo Registers Multiple Wii Domains
Nintendo Registers Multiple Wii Domains
May 26, 2006 | By David Jenkins

May 26, 2006 | By David Jenkins
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



Online fans have discovered that Nintendo of America has registered a large number of Wii-related Web domains, including a number of provocatively named URLs such as WiiKaraoke.com and WiiBreeding.com.

Over forty separate domains have so far been uncovered including WiiSports.com, WiiCooking.com, WiiVC.com (presumably a reference to the virtual console), WiiWorld.com, WiiConnect24.com (the always-on download service described at Nintendo’s E3 media briefing), WiiActive24.com and WiiAlive24.com.

Although it is likely that many of the domains may have been acquired simply to prevent other parties from registering them first, many - such as WiiSchool.com, WiiChallenger.com and WiiCreator.com - are obscure enough to imply a specific intended use on Nintendo’s part.

The domain which has excited the greatest amount of online speculation though is WiiKaraoke.com, which some have seen as confirmation of rumors that the Wii remote has a built-in microphone as well as speaker. In reality though a microphone could easily be a separate attachment – either a headset or a new peripheral which attaches to the Wii remote instead of the “nunchuck” controller.


Related Jobs

Wargaming.net
Wargaming.net — Austin, Texas, United States
[04.24.14]

Technical Director
Darkside Game Studios
Darkside Game Studios — Sunrise, Florida, United States
[04.24.14]

Mid-Senior Graphics Programmer
2K
2K — Novato, California, United States
[04.24.14]

Senior Video Editor & Animator – Temp
WB Games
WB Games — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.24.14]

Game Systems Engineer










Comments



none
 
Comment: