Nintendo ending all video streaming services on Wii after Jan. 31st, 2019

Netflix is sending out an email to customers about support of their Wii app, as service is ending on Jan. 31st, 2019.

Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii—including the Netflix Channel—after January 31, 2019. We hope you’ll soon enjoy an even better Netflix experience with additional features on a supported device. Please visit netflix.com/wii for our device list.

If you're using the Wii for streaming services, you have a few months left to find another device to stream on!

NPD Group - look at top three sold video games over the years

Nintendo files new Twilight Princess and Wii Sports Resort trademarks, both apply to traditional game platforms and smartphones

If you've been keeping up with trademark filings by Nintendo, you know they've been scooping up new filings left and right for months know. It's hard to know what's being done for protection purposes, and what's being filed for something new. Your guess as good as ours with today's filings, which include Twilight Princess and Wii Sports Resort. Both filings pertain to ‘program for home video game machine’, ‘downloadable video game program’ and ‘program for smartphone’.

Ubisoft vows to fix issue with Just Dance 2019 that inundates kids with messages to buy songs

Just Dance 2019 offers a Kids Mode that keeps songs safe, and makes menus easier to navigate. In the North American version of the game, Kids Mode also bombards kids with messages to buy songs that they don't have in their collection. This lead to one fed-up mother complaining about the issue on Reddit, and the complaint has made it all the way back to Ubisoft. The company pledges to fix the issue in the near future.

"We realized that the labeling of the content in-game and more especially the difference between what's included on the cartridge/disc and what's available in the Just Dance Unlimited streaming service in the Just Dance Kids mode could be confusing for our players. We never intended to create an uncomfortable situation for parents".

Just Dance 2019 users experiencing issues with Ubisoft account logins

Just Dance 2019 seems to have some sort of connection issue with Ubisoft accounts, at least on the Switch. Multiple owners are reporting that they cannot link or log into their Ubisoft accounts. Every time they try, they're greeted with an error about the account not being found, or not existing. Some people have gone so far as to create multiple new accounts just to test if the login works that way, and it does not. Ubisoft is yet to comment on this issue.

Game Sleuth: Mysterious Creatures in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

With the help of special contributor Shesez from Boundary Break, we explore the theory behind Super Mario Galaxy 2's Hell Valley Sky Trees and attempt to uncover their true nature.

Thanks to Omini for the heads up!

Drake's 'Nice For What' to be removed from Just Dance 2019 due to licensing issues

Do you love dancing to Drake's 'Nice For What' in Just Dance 2019? If so, you better not update the game, or get your fill of it now. Ubisoft is going to removing the song in a future update due to licensing issues.

"We want to let you guys know that we have removed Drake's « Nice For What » track from Just Dance 2019 in order to comply with third party rights. The track is going to be removed through a title update. The update may be deployed to different platforms at different times due to various technical considerations on each platform. We sincerely apologize for the disappointment this may cause."

Just Dance 2019 - 'The Making of Un Poco Loco' trailer

Come see the making of Just Dance 2019 and check out behind the scenes footage of Un Poco Loco by Disney•Pixar’s Coco.

Mario Kart Wii sells another 40k during Nintendo's last fiscal quarter

Mario Kart Wii appears to be unstoppable. The game launched back in 2008, and 10 years later, it's still moving units. Nintendo updated sales totals for the game in their Q2 earnings report, and believe it or not, the game has moved another 40k in that time. That puts the total at 37.14 million units sold.

Another look at the original Wiimote and Nunchuk prototypes for GameCube

For those who don't know, the Wiimote and Nunchuk were originally considered for the GameCube. Prototypes were put together to showcase what the devices could do. Eventually Nintendo decided to move the controllers over to their own hardware, which was the Wii. I think it was a pretty good decision!