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Wii U at E3 was just the “tip of the iceberg”

The Wii U was relatively successful at E3, with two dozen games showcased, and some new features revealed. But that’s just the “tip of the iceberg”, as Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime put it in an interview with The Globe And Mail. Reggie says that at E3 2012, “we wanted consumers and media to understand that what …

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Grand Theft Auto 5 Wii U version is uncertain

The Grand Theft Auto 5 Wii U version might not happen, according to Take Two CEO. Rockstar parent company and publisher Take Two Interactive will be bringing their sports and family titles to the Wii U, but probably not much more. Take Two subsidiary 2K Sports announced NBA 2K13 for the Wii U last month. …

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Wii U showcased on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

The Wii U is slowly getting some air time on national TV, starting with Jimmy Fallon and his Late Night talk show. Fallon is a big gamer and tech enthusiast, and always showcases the latest and greatest in gaming and gadgets. Last year, it was the first TV show to show off the new Wii …

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More third party Wii U games to be announced

By now we know that there are a lot of Wii U games in development at third party publishers that weren’t unveiled at E3. There are a variety of reasons why more Wii U games weren’t showcased, mainly because E3 is so huge and it’s easy to get lost in all the game announcements. Another …

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Wii U GamePad battery lasts 3-5 hours

According to Reggie “My Body Is Ready” Fils-Aime, the Wii U GamePad controller battery life estimate is very conservative. We’ve heard at E3 that the battery lasts about for 3-5 hours, but that now seems to be a at the very low end, and real life performance is likely to be better. “As a company, …

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Nintendo not interested in buying Wii U exclusive titles

Microsoft and Sony have over the years spent a lot of money on developers to make some of their biggest titles exclusive, like Gears of War on the Xbox 360. This generally costs the publisher a lot, since it basically has to make up for any potential lost sales on other platforms. On the other …

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10 minutes of ZombiU footage

The more we look at ZombiU, the more we really want to play this game. It’s quickly becoming a must have Wii U title when it launches with the console later this year. ZombiU is a survival horror first person shooter, where players try and survive as long as possible during a zombie apocalypse. Judging …

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Wii U was almost canceled due to price

It’s no secret that it costs Nintendo quite a lot to make and ship a Wii U GamePad tablet controller compared to other controllers. In fact, The Wii U price was such a big concern for Nintendo that they almost canceled the entire Wii U project, according to Satoru Iwata. “We almost gave up on …

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Wii U isn’t too powerful due to cost

There has been a lot of debate about the Wii hardware, how powerful the console is, what kind of technology it has, etc. It’s widely accepted now that the console isn’t that much more powerful than current generation systems, but it is nevertheless more powerful, as a recent Batman Arkham City Wii U comparison showed. …

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Miyamoto wants to make a first person shooter

Shigeru Miyamoto isn’t a name one associates with first person shooter games. But that doesn’t mean the Nintendo legend is against the genre. Quite the contrary. The creator of Mario, Zelda, and Pikmin (among others), recently said in an interview with Kotaku that he wants to make a first person shooter, but sadly, he doesn’t …

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Wii U supports microtransactions, DLC, and free-to-play games

The Wii U console will support microtransactions, according to Nintendo top dog Satoru Iwata. However, he pointed out that Nintendo has no plans of offering first party titles as free-to-play games, nor do they have any plans of offering their games on phones and tablets. Iwata did confirm that they are looking into bringing DLC …

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Nintendo: “Xbox 360 SmartGlass is flattering”

Microsoft revealed Xbox 360 SmartGlass at this year’s E3, something we called a complete gimmick and a pointless attempt to compete with the Nintendo Wii U. Now, Nintendo didn’t have any harsh words for Xbox 360’s knockoff feature, they simply called it “flattering”. According Nintendo’s Scott Moffitt, VP of sales and marketing, it took Sony …

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EA working on two Wii U games, will be announced this Summer

Last week at E3, EA didn’t show a lot of support for the Wii U – in fact, they only had one major Wii U title to showcase: Mass Effect 3. despite this, EA CEO John Riccitiello was on stage at the Nintendo E3 press conference to announce a strong partnership between the two companies. …

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Wii U achievements confirmed by Nintendo

We previously reported that a Wii U achievement system was in works, and now Nintendo has confirmed just that: the Wii U will be getting an achievement system that offers developers to add them in their games. But unlike Microsoft on the Xbox 360, Nintendo won’t force developers to include achievements. Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo …

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Pikmin 3 won’t have online multiplayer

According to Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Pikmin 3 won’t be getting online multiplayer. Miyamoto said that they considered adding online multiplayer to Pikmin 3, but found that Pikmin 3 is a game that would be difficult to “sync up over an internet connection”, because there are so many characters and figures on the screen …