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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 …

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Wii U getting Call of Duty Black Ops 2

According to magazine scans from Nintendo Gamer, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is coming to the Wii U in November. We have previously heard rumors from both developer Treyarch and publisher Activison, hinting at bringing the next Call of Duty installment on the Wii U. However, nothing was officially announced — not even at …

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Wii U dev kit spotted

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 …

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Batman Arkham City: Wii U vs PS3 comparison

Batman Arkham City will be a Wii U launch title and will not only include console specific features for the GamePad, but it’ll also feature better graphics, as the above screenshots show. Eurogamer recently analyzed the Wii U hardware and found that while the new console is not that much more powerful than current gen …

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Nintendo confirms Wii U launch games will run at 720p

Wii U Daily were first to report that Nintendo’s first party Wii U games will be running in 720p when they launch, and now Nintendo has confirmed just that: first party titles will ship with 720p support only. Nintendo game designer Katsuya Eguchi said in an interview that he believes 720p is “sufficient” for the …

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

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 …

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Nintendo Land screenshots

Nintendo Land was one of the new titles showcased at E3 this year, and according to Nintendo, the game will be to the Wii U what the Wii Sports was to the Wii — it’s meant to showcase the possibilities and the gameplay of the new Wii U GamePad controller. Nintendo Land includes a set …

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Nintendo won’t sell the Wii U at a loss

According to Nintendo designer Katsuya Eguchi, the company doesn’t want to sell the Wii U at a loss when the console launches later this year. Usually, when new consoles launch, their hardware is very powerful and advanced, which makes it quite expensive. Therefore, the console is initially sold at a loss, and money is made …

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Wii U trailer roundup

We have rounded up all the Wii U trailers that were showcased at E3 over the past few days, ranging from Nintendo’s first party titles, to third party games such as ZombiU and Scribblenauts Unlimited. In all, over two dozen Wii U games were announced and many of them were playable on the show floor …

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Unreal Engine 4 footage

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, …