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Wii U pro controller and GamePad photos

Nintendo revealed the Wii U Pro controller and the Wii U GamePad yesterday via Nintendo Direct, and both were featured in trailers and videos. But now we have the first shots of the controllers on the show floor at E3, spotted by GoNintendo and the guys over at NintendoWorldReport. As you can see, the GamePad …

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Black Wii U could be revealed at E3

A black Wii U model could be unveiled at E3, if the latest Nintendo video is of any indication. During the Nintendo Direct pre-E3 video yesterday, which included the new Miiverse trailer, a black Wii U was showcased and used by one of the on-screen characters. Upon further inspection, it wasn’t just the controller that …

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Nintendo Direct pre-E3 Wii U video event

In case you missed the live strean of Nintendo Direct, where they revealed a bunch of new Wii U features, Nintendo has posted the full 30 min video. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata guides viewers through the newest items for the console, including the Wii U GamePad (the new name for hte controller), the Miiverse, and …

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Medium announced for Wii U

Medium is a brand new Wii U title from developer Blobber Team. Medium will offer a “completely new model of gameplay” for the Nintendo Wii U and other platforms, according to the developer. Not much is known about the game besides some interesting postcards that were sent to members of the press (via GoNintendo). The …

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G4 presenter thinks the Wii U has an “uphill battle”

Morgan Webb, the pretty presenter at G4 TV’s “X-Play” show, believes that gamers are still confused about the Nintendo Wii U, and that the console has an “uphill battle” against the iPad and other tablets. She compares the Wii U a lot to the iPad, because the Wii U controller features a tablet screen. Webb …

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Blizzard working on Wii U games, including Diablo 3: rumor

All aboard the E3 hype train! According to latest pre-E3 rumors, Blizzard is working on two Wii U games, one of which is said to be Diablo 3. So far the game has only been released on the PC, but Blizzard is now rumored to be working on console versions, including a Diablo 3 Wii …

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Developers banned from talking about Wii U specific features until E3

There’s a big reason why we haven’t seen many Wii U videos, screenshots, and other media from some of the many games that have been announced for the system. Nintendo has made all developer sign an NDA agreement not to talk about Wii U specific features for their games until E3, something Darksiders 2 developer …

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Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed to 2013, Wii U version won’t be at E3

Developer Gearbox has announced that their upcoming shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, is delayed until February, 2013. Gearbox and publisher SEGA also revealed that the Wii U version of the game would not be playable at E3. But we still expect to see the game in the form of trailers, perhaps Wii U specific trailers that …

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Nintendo live-streaming E3 press conference

Nintendo previously announced that their E3 press conference would kick off at 9AM Pacific time (noon on the East Coast), and now they have announced that you’ll be able to watch the event live on Nintendo.com and via other channels. The company has partnered with Spike TV and MTV2 to showcase the event there for …

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Fable creator calls Wii U “lackluster”

According to Fable creator Peter Molyneux, the Wii U is “slightly lackluster”. Molyneux, in an email exchange with gaming site Kotaku, said “Nintendo’s slightly lack lustre Wii U is going to have to blow us away with better specs and great 1st party line up.” Molyneux has been working on the Xbox 360 franchise Fable …

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Final version of Wii U dev kit has shipped to developers?

According to a posting on forum NeoGAF — which tends to post lots and lots of rumors, some true, most not — Nintendo has shipped the final version of the Wii U dev kit to developers. This Wii U dev kit, known as “V5”, is said to be the final production version of the Wii …

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Nintendo E3 press conference date revealed

E3 2012 is just weeks away, and Nintendo has announced the time and place for its annual E3 press conference: the Nintendo E3 event will take place on June 5 at 9AM in Los Angeles. Like previous years, the whole thing is likely to be live-streamed by many publications, including online at Nintendo. So mark …

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Pikmin 3 is a possible Wii U launch title

We recently posted a list of confirmed Wii U launch titles, and we probably should have added one more to the list as “highly likely”: Pikmin 3. The game has been in development since 2008, and at E3 last year, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that Pikmin 3 would be moved from the Wii to the Wii …

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Nintendo to showcase Super Mario Wii U game at E3

Nintendo has confirmed that they will showcase a new Super Mario Wii U title at E3 2012. The news came after Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto said in a recent interview that they are working on Super Mario Bros. for the Wii U, and that it’ll be unveiled at E3. Many suspected Miyamoto to have been misquoted, …

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No Wii U at Gamescom event in August

Nintendo has confirmed that it won’t be showing off the Wii U or any other system or games at the upcoming Gamescom event in Germany. Gamescom is the largest gaming event in the world, and is held each year in Cologne. Instead, Nintendo says that they’ll “broaden our post-E3 activities to the Wii U”. Nintendo …

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LucasArts working on Wii U project?

The guys over LucasArts have unveiled their E3 floor plan, which shows an interesting addition: a section of their showcase floor will be dedicated to an unannounced Wii U project, as the screenshot above shows (via GoNintendo). Apparently LucasArts will showcase something for the Wii U, but at this point we can only guess what …