R.I.P Wii, Nintendo’s course-changing system

In 2006, Nintendo made a hard left turn. Known for creating commercially loved, top-of-the-line consoles like the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and the Gamecube, Nintendo stepped off the expected path to produce a new, novel console: The Nintendo Wii. Now, after seven years and more than 100 million units sold worldwide, Nintendo has halted the production of the Wii indefinitely. Kotaku reports that the shutdown was announced earlier this month, but the results are still sad. The Wii’s success changed Nintendo, for better or for worse, and it’s the end of an era.

Greying consumers are a gold mine for VCs

Most venture capitalists obsess on the latest shiny object for youngish consumers. That’s remarkably shortsighted. The aging U.S. population is a potential gold mine for entrepreneurs that can build technologies to help this huge population remain active and stay in their homes as long as possible.

Netflix on Wii just got kids-friendly

Kids can now browse Netflix movies and TV shows without accidentally stumbling across NC-17-rated content, thanks to a new children-friendly interface launched today. The roll-out of Netflix for kids marks the beginning of a wider expansion of a children-friendly interface across connected devices.

Netflix ‘Just for Kids’ UI goes live for all

Netflix knows the children are our future, and has worked hard to court the demographic of kid viewers. The latest move on that front is the introduction of a new user interface — labeled “Just for Kids” — that is designed to be easier for children to navigate.

Where to watch E3 2011 live online

How will the Wii2 look like? Is Microsoft going to introduce a cable-like TV subscription service? And how will Sony make up for its long PSN outage? All these questions will be answered at this week’s E3, and you can watch it all live online.