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Nintendo: not all games need need rich graphics

Feb 9th - It’s no secret that we’re currently in the HD era of gaming, as this generation’s consoles introduced 720p and 1080p HD visuals. That is, with the exception of the Wii. While the upcoming Wii U will support 1080p resolution and a much more powerful graphics processor, Nintendo still doesn’t seem completely sold on the HD ...

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Project Cars coming to Wii U

Jan 31st - Developer Slightly Mad has revealed that their upcoming racing title Project Cars will be coming to the Wii U, in addition to being released across many other platforms as well. Project Cars is a “crowd funded” game, where gamers pitched in to help fund development of the title. The game allows for gamers and those ...

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Wii U gameplay

Jan 12th - The Associated Press got a chance to explore the Wii U at CES in Las Vegas. The video includes some gameplay, and some Nintendo executives pitching the new gadget. The Wii U gameplay is from one of the newer multiplayer titles Nintendo is working on.

Wii U to support non-game apps on its tablet controller?

Jan 9th - A new report from The Daily, Nintendo won’t just allow small games and apps as we mentioned last week, but they’ll also support non-game apps that take advantage of the Wii U touchscreen controller. The Daily cites an inside source that suggests the Wii U will have a full-blown app store, much like Apple’s iOS ...

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Wii U still on track for 2012 release

Jan 1st - There have been a few rumors surrounding production issues regarding Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. But according to Nintendo, everything is fine: the Wii U is on track for a late 2012 release date, as promised at E3 2011. Specifically, Nintendo released a statement, saying: “Production and development efforts remain on track for the Wii ...

Wii U to be playable at CES 2012

Dec 21st - When Nintendo announced the new Wii U at E3 2011, very few folks got a chance to play the new console, and since E3, the Wii U wasn’t showcased at any other major gaming events. Now Nintendo has announced that the Wii U will be showcased at Consumer Electronics Show 2012, in form of playable ...

Final version of Wii U to be showcased at E3 2012

Dec 16th - Nintendo originally unveiled the Wii U at E3 2011, and the console looked quite complete — the design, implementation, and hardware, all seemed complete, but we might still see some changes. That’s according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who recently said at a shareholder meeting that they’ll showcase the “final version” of the Wii U ...

Wii U Mario Kart to use the unique functions of the console

Dec 4th - Mario Kart is one of Nintendo’s biggest and most beloved franchises, and there’s absolutely no doubt that we’ll see Mario Kart on the upcoming Wii U. Mario Kart producer Hideki Konno recently said in an interview that Mario Kart for the Wii U would use the console’s unique features to bring something new to the ...

Wii U specs include a quad core 3GHz CPU, 768 MB of RAM

Dec 2nd - Nintendo is finally set to release a new, much more powerful console with HD graphics, and many are wondering what kind of technology we might find inside the console, and how it will compare with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We’ve heard from developers who have access to the console that the Wii U ...

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Wii U launching with Ninja Gaiden 3

Nov 11th - We haven’t heard of many Wii U launch titles besides the few announced at E3 2011, but now publisher Tecmo announced via a conference call that they’re coming out to support the Wii U big time. According to Joystiq, they’ll be bringing Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge to the Wii U, and not only that, ...

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Developer Vicarious Visions working on Wii U

Sep 30th - Vicarious Visions, developers of countless Wii titles and ports such as Guitar Hero, are apparently working on a secret project codenamed “Project Atlantis”, which is in development for the Wii U, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The news was revealed through the LinkedIn profile of one of the developers at the studio, and not much ...

Skyrim on Wii U

Sep 25th - According to developer Bethesda, their upcoming and highly anticipated RPG Skyrim, might just finds its way to the new Wii U console. Bethesda’s Marketing Vice President Pete Hines recently said that Skyrim is definitely a possibility on the Wii U. Hines is quoted saying in an interview with the official Nintendo Magazine: “It’s definitely a ...

Nintendo struggling with Wii U development issues?

Aug 30th - According to a rumor from 01net, Nintendo is facing some issues with development of the new Wii U console. Nintendo is said to be having hardware issues with the new controller and its wireless connectivity, which is why units shipped to developers currently have the Wii U tablet controller wired to the console, instead of ...

Battlefield 3 developer not yet interested in Wii U

Aug 13th - When the Wii U was revealed at E3 a few months ago, EA showcased a brief glimpse of Battlefield 3 on Nitnendo’s new console, but didn’t dwell into further details regarding the game — other than it would become the first Battlefield game on a Nintendo console. According to our source who is close to ...

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Square Enix: Wii U needs a strong launch lineup

Aug 8th - Square Enix, one of the biggest publishers in the world (and the makers of the Final Fantasy series), have voiced their opinion when it comes to the upcoming Nintendo Wii U console. According to Square Enix’s technology director Julien Merceron, the launch lineup is key to a successful Wii U launch. He said in a ...

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Ninendo: fans might wait for price cut before buying Wii U

Aug 5th - Buying a brand new console when it’s released always carries some risk: will the console be successful? Will there be enough games down the line? But the chief concern for many gamers, especially during tough times, is the price. New consoles are always priced high, and the Wii U is expected to start at $400 ...

EA: Wii U just as powerful as Xbox 360, PS3

Jul 28th - We already know that the Wii U packs some powerful hardware, according to some, it’s up to 50% more powerful than the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Now EA has added to the debate, with EA’s vice president Andrew Wilson saying that the Wii U is at least just as powerful as the current gen ...