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Grand Theft Auto 5 coming to Wii U in 2013

Grand Theft Auto 5 will be coming to Wii U, according to publisher Rockstar.. According to a new financial report from developer/publisher Rockstar, the company will release Grand Theft Auto 5 in early 2013, and it will be coming to the Wii U in addition to other consoles. GTA V was announced last year, but …

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Analyst: Wii U could be the next Dreamcast

Not everyone is excited about Nintendo’s new Wii U console. Noted game analyst Michael Pachter said, during his latest Pach Attack show, that Nintendo is late to the scene with the new console, as the Wii U is only marginally more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Pachter said: “I think that if …

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Epic Games boss would be “shocked if the Wii U doesn’t do well”

Speaking at the Game Developers Conference, Epic Games’ Vice President Mark Rein said that he’d be “shocked if the Wii U doesn’t do well”. Rein praised the Wii U, saying he played Batman Arkham City on it and was impressed by the controller. Rein also said, speaking to Eurogamer: “Do you remember the Zelda demo …

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Nintendo to offer Wii U developers free tools

Nintendo will offer Wii U developers free access to tools and software, the company recently announced. Nintendo has reached an agreement with game software maker Autodesk to license its GameWare middleware and software packages for the Wii U. The license is wide and allows Nintendo to offer the GameWare software development kit to all Wii …

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Assassin’s Creed 3 coming to Wii U

Ubisoft just revealed the third installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed 3. Nintendo fans will be pleased to know that the game will be coming out on the Wii U, in addition to other consoles. Ubisoft plans to reveal Wii U specific features of Assassin’s Creed 3 soon, and we expect it to …

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Wii U to be priced at $299?

Nintendo will price the Wii U aggressively at $299 when it launches later this year, according to a report WiiUDaily has received (from the same source that brought us the Wii U system specs rumor). Nintendo will price the Wii U at $299 in the US, 299 Euro in Europe, and at 20,000 Yen in …

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Wii U to stream video content

According to new reports, Nintendo is in negotiations with several large content creators and streaming service to bring video and movie streaming to the Wii U. AdWeek reports that Nintendo is working with several large content providers like Netflix to bring streaming content to the Wii U. Considering that Netflix is on virtually every device, …

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Nintendo tested a 3D screen for Wii U controller

The Wii U console sets itself apart from every other console on the market with its innovative Wii U controller, which features a touchscreen. However, according to Kotaku, Nintendo considered an even more radical design: adding a 3D touchscreen to the controller instead of a regular one. According to a patent application dating back to …

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Nintendo: not all games need need rich graphics

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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Team Ninja: Wii U very easy to develop for

Team Ninja, the developer behind the Ninja Gaiden series, are working on bringing Ninja Gaiden to the Wii U, and according to Team Ninja’s Fumihiko Yasuda and Yosuke Hayashi, the Wii U is very easy to develop for. An an interview with Nintendo Gamer, they added: “They’ve (Nintendo, ed.) asked us what we would want …

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Project Cars coming to Wii U

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 controller to have NFC chip

As we’re getting closer to the full Wii U unveiling, Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata revealed to investors that the Wii U controller will include an NFC chip — a Near Field Communications chip. The NFC chip is used in such places like cell phones in order to communicate with other nearby devices that have the same …

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Wii U getting user accounts, Friend Codes be gone

Finally, it appears that Nintendo have come to their senses: the company revealed a new user account feature for the 3DS and Wii U called Nintendo Network, where instead of the current and awfully implemented “friend code” system, gamers will have a service similar to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Some of the new features …

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THQ reportedly working on 2 secret Wii U projects

Struggling publisher THQ, which may or may not be in a dire financial state, is reportedly working on two secret Wii U games, according to recent job posting at LinkedIn (the job postings have since been removed). We don’t know much about THQ’s plans of supporting the Wii U, but the publisher has a long …

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Wii U gameplay

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.

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

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 app store incoming?

According to a new set of rumors — and there have been plenty of those lately — Nintendo will introduce an app store for the Wii U. This would be a big deal, especially considering the possibilities with the Wii U Tablet controller, and the apps developers could make for the device. However, taking into …

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Wii U still on track for 2012 release

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 …

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Wii U to be playable at CES 2012

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 …