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Wii U dev kit spotted

Jun 10th - According to rumors, this is the Wii U dev kit, code-named CAT-DEV (Cafe Tool for Development), referring to Wii U’s code name “Project Cafe”. The dev kit is said to be one of the earlier models before they were mass produced by Nintendo and shipped to developers. The dev kit pictured above was so early ...

Ubisoft’s “Watch Dogs” could come to the Wii U

Jun 9th - Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs was one of the biggest new titles revealed at E3 2012. It was the one game that everyone was talking about, more or less. Watch Dogs is a futuristic third person stealth and action game that reminds us a lot of Deus Ex. From what we’ve seen at E3, the primary game ...

Unreal Engine 4 footage

Jun 8th - As expected, Epic Games have released footage from the upcoming Unreal Engine 4, which has been rumored to be available on the Wii U. The engine showcases the video of which we’ve seen some screeshots in the past, and as one might expect, it looks stunning. The tech demo shows some of the new effects, ...

Mat Catz reveals Wii U accessories

Jun 7th - It was only a matter of time before third party accessory makers started unveiling their Wii U toys, and Mad Catz has officially kicked off the Wii U accessory wars. The company revealed several types of accessories here at E3, including a screen protector and a stand for the GamePad, and a stand for Wiimotes ...

Nintendo says Retro Studios is “hard at work”

Jun 6th - Retro Studios is a known name among Nintendo fans: it’s the Nintendo-owned development house that made the fantastic Metroid Prime series for the GameCube and Wii. Now of course, the studio is expected to put all its talents into creating an awesome Wii U game, and many expected that game to be another Metroid title ...

Nintendo Wii U hardware specs revealed

Jun 5th - Nintendo has revealed the Wii U hardware specs here at E3, but only the “outside” stuff such as dimensions, weight, ports, etc. Nevertheless, these are final and this is how the console will end up. Without further ado, here are the specifications, according to Nintendo: Wii U hardware specs 1.8″ tall, 6.8″ long, 10.5″ deep ...

Pikmin 3 gameplay video

Jun 5th - Pikmin 3 was revealed just hours ago, and the first gameplay video from Nintendo’s E3 press conference has been posted online. The video shows Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto guiding players through the demo, showing how the Pikmin 3 controls work, how the Wii U GamePad is used, and more. We expect Nintendo to reveal a ...

Wii U price and launch date coming tomorrow?

Jun 4th - Nintendo has said that they won’t reveal the Wii U price nor launch date at E3, but new rumors suggest that that might just happen at the company’s E3 press conference tomorrow. According to Japanese trade paper Nikkei, which has a good track record when it comes to Nintendo leaks and rumors, the Wii U ...

G4 presenter thinks the Wii U has an “uphill battle”

Jun 1st - Morgan Webb, the pretty presenter at G4 TV’s “X-Play” show, believes that gamers are still confused about the Nintendo Wii U, and that the console has an “uphill battle” against the iPad and other tablets. She compares the Wii U a lot to the iPad, because the Wii U controller features a tablet screen. Webb ...

New set of Wii U games revealed (or rumored)

May 31st - Over the past few days, several new Wii U games have been either announced or rumored to be in development for the console. This is usually the case at this time of year, as we get closer to E3, more and more details tend to slip and leak or get announced early. We’ve compiled a ...

Wii U operating system rumors suggest massive OS

May 26th - The Wii U operating system is set to be the biggest ever seen on a home gaming console, according to a far fledged rumor. According to a tipster with access to Wii U developers and those familiar with the console, the Wii U operating system will take up as much as 512 MB of RAM, ...

Developers banned from talking about Wii U specific features until E3

May 24th - There’s a big reason why we haven’t seen many Wii U videos, screenshots, and other media from some of the many games that have been announced for the system. Nintendo has made all developer sign an NDA agreement not to talk about Wii U specific features for their games until E3, something Darksiders 2 developer ...

Wii U Gamer Card rumored

May 22nd - Nintendo has been toying with the idea of adding a “Gamer Card” to the list of Wii U features, something akin to the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass. The rumored Wii U Gamer Card, which Nintendo itself has suggested a few times over the past year, would be based on a small device that gamers would carry ...

Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U version will be the best looking one

May 20th - We’ve heard plenty of good things about the Wii U from developer Gearbox, and the praise continues. In a recent interview with Gamespot, Gearbox’ Randy Pitchford talked about their upcoming game Aliens: Colonial Marines, and he said that the Wii U version of the game will be the best looking one. He said: “The Wii ...

Wii U controller and Wiimote connection suggested in new patent

May 19th - Nintendo has been filing patents like crazy: the latest one involves the Wii U controller and the old Wiimote interacting in an innovative way. As the patent image above shows, the Wiimote could be used to “swipe” and move an item from the Wii U controller to the TV, or vice versa: transport an object ...

Fable creator calls Wii U “lackluster”

May 17th - According to Fable creator Peter Molyneux, the Wii U is “slightly lackluster”. Molyneux, in an email exchange with gaming site Kotaku, said “Nintendo’s slightly lack lustre Wii U is going to have to blow us away with better specs and great 1st party line up.” Molyneux has been working on the Xbox 360 franchise Fable ...

Nintendo Wii U comic trolls Microsoft and Sony

May 11th - The other console makers always seem to be following in the footsteps of Nintendo, at least during the current console generation. This awesome comic, done by the guys over at Dorkly, perfectly illustrates what might have gone through the minds of Microsoft and Sony right after the unveiling of the Wii U. So much for ...