Is the Wii U Worth Buying in 2014? 5 Games that Seal the Deal

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When it debuted in 2012, Nintendo’s Wii U gaming console was laughed at. While Nintendo may have snatched an early lead with the Wii , it failed to capitalize on that lead by delivering a ton of third-party games. To make matters worse, the Wii didn’t even have hardware capable of going toe-to-toe with the […]

The 10 Best Xbox One, PS4 & Wii U Games from E3 2014

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Depending on whether you tend to prefer hardcore games or online multiplayer, E3 2014 was either the most exciting week in gaming since Microsoft and Sony’s dueling Xbox One and PS4 launches, or something akin to a lullaby. The reasoning behind the giant differences in opinion aren’t hard to understand either. Microsoft, in an attempt […]

Super Smash Bros for Wii U Review is Too Funny to Miss

Conan reviews Super Smash Bros for Wii U well ahead of the holiday 2014 release.

The Super Smash Bros for Wii U release date isn’t due until the holiday season, but the first Super Smash Bros for Wii U review is already live, with a hilarious look at the characters, gameplay and levels. Even though the 9-minute Super Smash Bros for Wii U video only includes about five minutes of actual gameplay, you get […]

Mario Kart 8 Demos Coming to GameStop on May 17th

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Shoppers will be able to play Mario Kart 8, the latest rendition of the arcade racer, at GameStop on May 17th and May 18th. That’s roughly two weeks, before the game’s release for the Wii U. News concerning the early play sessions surfaced this morning after MyNintendoNews received information about Nintendo loading the game on […]

E3 2014: 3 Big Trends to Look For

Microsoft, announcing more details about the Xbox One at E3 2013.

Soon the world will watch as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo all battle for the attention of gamers. Make no mistake, the stakes for each company at the Electronic Entertainment Expo couldn’t possible be any higher. Microsoft goes into this year’s event in a much weaker position than it has in years past. Last year the company […]

E3 2014: What to Expect at Gaming’s Biggest Event of the Year

Microsoft, announcing more details about the Xbox One at E3 2013.

In the consumer electronics space there’s always some event happening, some industry-wide get together that puts content makers and content buyers all in one place. In the gaming, that yearly event is E3: the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Really, its name is a misnomer. Sure, companies use the event to share information about all sorts of […]

Mario and Luigi Arrival Gives Gamers New Reason to Get the Wii U

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Nintendo Wii U buyers can now download GameBoy Advanced games like Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga to play on their console, fulfilling a promise Nintendo made to users to bring even more games they love to the troubled console. Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga arrived in the Nintendo eShop earlier today, where Wii U owners […]

Mario Kart 8 Video Shows New Look, Old Favorite

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Nintendo could be on the cusp of successfully mixing some older game play elements, with the new graphics and updated controls that modern users expect, based on a new video trailer of Mario Kart 8 released today. The trailer surfaced on Nintendo’s YouTube page for the Wii U today. It showcases some of the new […]

DS Games Coming To The Wii U As Nintendo Looks To Make A Comeback

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Sales of Nintendo’s Wii U gaming console and the games that users purchase for it aren’t exactly running off the shelves. Just days after finally admitting that the console and the ecosystem that’s intended to support it aren’t taking off, Nintendo says it hopes to turn around the Wii U with a mix of user […]

Wii U Sales Suffer as PS4, Xbox One Dominate

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Nintendo has released its sales numbers for its various consoles, and the Wii U — as expected — is not doing well at all. The company announced that it has sold just 5.86 million Wii Us since the console’s launch in 2012, with 2.8 million of those selling in 2013 alone. Comparatively, Microsoft recently announced […]

Nintendo Announcing New Approach To Mobile Gaming This Week?

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Nintendo, makers of such legendary game franchise as Mario, Zelda, Pokémon and more, is preparing to announce a new strategy designed to embrace gamers on the devices they own already: their smartphones. At least, that’s according to recent reports. According to The Nikkei, Nintendo could be preparing to revamp the way it approaches mobile gaming […]

Are Nintendo Games for iPhone and Android in The Works?

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If Nintendo had hoped that launching its Wii U gaming console a year earlier than rivals and integrating a touchscreen controller would boost sales, it was wrong. The past week the company announced that it expected to lose millions thanks to the console. Now Nintendo’s leaders say that they’re finally ready to take a look […]

Wii U Update Adds Original Wii Game Support to GamePad

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Nintendo has pushed out a new firmware update for its Wii U gaming console that adds the ability to play original Wii titles right on the Wii U’s GamePad. This new feature allows gamers to turn off their TV entirely and continue playing an original Wii game exclusively on the Wii U’s GamePad. The only downside […]

Nintendo Cutting Price of the Wii U by $50

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This fall users, won’t just be able to get a cheaper mobile gaming experience with the Nintendo 2DS, they’ll also be able to pick up a cheaper deluxe edition of the Nintendo Wii U. According to a press release from the Japanese gaming titan, on September 20th it will lower the cost of the Wii U […]

Call of Duty: Ghosts is Coming To Wii U With Unique Feature

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Today Activision confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts, the next game in the popular shooter franchise, will indeed come to the Wii U with some unique GamePad features. The Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will come out on November 5, the same day as the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions […]

New Super Smash Bros. Will Feature Customization, No Story Mode

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In his column in Famitsu magazine, translated by Kotaku, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed the next game in the series won’t have a story mode to speak of and will feature new customization options. The last titles in the fighting game series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, featured a story mode called Subspace Emissary that […]

Ubisoft CEO Claims Xbox One and PS4 Double 360 and PS3 Pre-orders

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During Ubisoft’s quarterly earnings call CEO Yves Guillemot claimed that pre-orders for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles already double the number of console pre-orders seen last generation. According to IGN, Guillemot cited unspecified retailers, saying they’ve handled double the number of pre-orders for the next generation of consoles. “At the moment they are really […]

Mario Creator Hints At A New Nintendo Franchise For Wii U

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In a recent interview with Famitsu magazine, translated by Kotaku, Shigeru Miyamoto hinted that its time for Nintendo to add a new franchise to its lineup for the Wii U. Shigeru Miyamoto is responsible for many of the top franchises that Nintendo owns. He created the Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid and Pikmin […]

Nintendo Refuses To Cut Wii U Price

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Last week at E3, Nintendo showed off a number of new games for the Wii U, but one announcement was sorely missing from the show: a Wii U price cut. In an interview with VentureBeat Nintendo marketing executive Scott Moffit said the company has no plans to cut the price of the Wii U at […]

Director Reveals More Super Smash Bros. Details

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The new Super Smash Bros. won’t come out until sometime next year, but in a recent video series director Masahiro Sakurai helped keep fans happy by giving them more information about the game. The video starts off with Sakurai talking about the differences between the 3DS and Wii U versions of the new Super Smash Bros. […]