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Havok on Wii U has “specific advantages” over other platforms

The Havok physics engine is coming to the Wii U, and it will offer exclusive features that no other console has. The Havok engine is widely used in games, ranging from Half Life 2, Portal, BioShock, and even Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Havok has an agreement with Nintendo that allows all developers to access its …

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Wii U operating system rumors suggest massive OS

The Wii U operating system is set to be the biggest ever seen on a home gaming console, according to a far fledged rumor. According to a tipster with access to Wii U developers and those familiar with the console, the Wii U operating system will take up as much as 512 MB of RAM, …

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New rumors point towards Unreal Engine 4 on Wii U

The Unreal Engine 4 on Wii U might be a reality, according to new, and somewhat far fetched rumors emerging from forums and on various blogs. Yesterday, Epic revealed that the Unreal Engine 4 is scheduled for “unannounced hardware”, an indication that said “hardware” would exclude the Wii U, since it was announced last year. …

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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 partners with Green Hills for Wii U software

Nintendo will offer new Wii U software to developers through a partnership with software firm Green Hills. Nintendo and Green Hills will work on a software suite for the new console, where developers will be offered an “integrated development environment”, and other Wii U software. Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda said of the new deal to Gamasutra, …

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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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Crytek: Wii U specs are “very good”

Crytek, one of the AAA game developers behind the Crysis series and the stunning CryEngine, have previously said that they’re working to bring the CryEngine 3 to the Wii U. Now, the developer has said that they’re impressed with the hardware. Crytek’s Avni Yerli said in a recent interview: “The specs are very good. It’s …

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Valve interested in Wii U

Valve, one of the most famous developers in the world, and the makers of Half Life, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, and of course, Steam, are interested in Nintendo’s Wii U console. According to Valve boss Gabe Newell, who spoke at the New York’s Games for Change Festival, and mentioned the Wii U and how …