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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 …

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Final version of Wii U to be showcased at E3 2012

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 …

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

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 …

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

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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Zelda on Wii U might see many changes

We were blown away when Nintendo first showcased Zelda on the Wii U at E3 2011 — gone was the cartoony style, and instead we got some high def visuals showing just what the new console is capable of. Now according to Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma, a long time Zelda developer, fans should “expect many changes” …

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Wii U might support two controllers

When the Wii U was announced at E3 2011, Nintendo revealed that they had plans of only supporting one touchscreen Wii U controller. Now however, several bits of information are coming out from Nintendo, suggesting that the Wii U might support more than on controller. Here’s what Nintendo’s Matt Ryan recently said: “Let me correct …

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Wii U Zelda wallpaper (HD)

We don’t know how this awesome wallpaper version of the latest Zelda game for the Wii U managed to slip by us, but we have it now, in 1080p quality. Enjoy 🙂

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Wii U launching with Ninja Gaiden 3

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, …