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News: Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Has Died at 63

Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Has Died at 63

A strong proponent for fun and children

Robin Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, California shortly before noon Monday morning. According to a release from the Marin County Sheriff's Office, the suspected cause of death is suicide, although the investigation is ongoing at the time of this post. Williams is undoubtedly most well known...

Video: Japanese Wii U Owner Gives a Handy Demonstration of SUICA NFC Payments on eShop

Japanese Wii U Owner Gives a Handy Demonstration of SUICA NFC Payments on eShop

We'll excuse the dodgy music overlap...

After a fairly lengthy period in the works, Nintendo implemented NFC SUICA card payments on the Wii U eShop in Japan, launching the service on 22nd July. The basic idea is that a typical swipe card used for public transport in the country, as an example, can also be utilised for applying funds to an eShop...

News: Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter and Controller Bundle

Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter and Controller Bundle

$100 if you're all in

Those eager to pick up Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have no doubt been spending plenty of time scouring listings and some pre-order packages popping up at some online stores, yet now Amazon US has placed its sizeable and particularly valuable hat in the ring. Amazon listing a pre-order does, in a sense, bring some legitimacy to...

News: The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actually, There's Plenty to Play on Wii U

The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actually, There's Plenty to Play on Wii U

Backward compatibility adds to a solid Wii U library

While it's easy to point out the range of multi-platform games not available on Wii U, it's equally simple to point to a reasonably-sized range of exclusives and download games that make the system a unique and fun option. That's only going to improve once September kicks off with Hyrule Warriors,...

News: Zen Studios States That Wii U Pinball News is "Coming Soon"

Zen Studios States That Wii U Pinball News is "Coming Soon"

Tells us it remains "committed to supporting players on Wii U"

Last week we were pointed to the Zen Studios forums, in which a few disgruntled gamers voiced unhappiness at a perceived falling away of support for Wii U, especially with a succession of pinball releases and DLC initially skipping Nintendo's system. An administrator on the thread stated...

News: Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Image of Wii U FPS

Goodbye Galaxy Games Reveals First Teaser Image of Wii U FPS

Tappingo soundtrack now available for free

Earlier this year we spoke to Hugo Smits, the man behind Goodbye Galaxy Games, to talk a little about the upcoming Tappingo 2. A surprising detail was that, when asked about other projects in the works, the answer was an "FPS with guns and blood" for the Wii U. The developer has now sent us a teaser image...

Weirdness: A Resident Evil TV Show Has Been Proposed

A Resident Evil TV Show Has Been Proposed

Hey, it might be better than the films

Capcom has had quite the history with its Resident Evil franchise. Many people have fond memories of the early games, and when Resident Evil 4 appeared on the GameCube it threw everyone a curveball with its inventive new features. Recent additions have not been as well received, and the less said about the...

News: Coleco Mini Arcades Set to Sit Proudly On Shelves Once Again

Coleco Mini Arcades Set to Sit Proudly On Shelves Once Again

Fingers crossed for the Donkey Kong version

Just recently we shared the news that Coleco wants to bring back its version of Donkey Kong, with the planned ColecoVision Flashback in the works and the company hoping to re-release the version of the DK arcade title that graced the original console. When we say 'company', it's worth observing that the...

News: RCMADIAX Reveals SPIKEY WALLS for Wii U, a Block Capitals Flappy Bird Clone

RCMADIAX Reveals SPIKEY WALLS for Wii U, a Block Capitals Flappy Bird Clone

Has a revolutionary “HIGHSCORE” tracker

It's an age of clones in gaming, and one of the most peculiar, humorous and troubling instances of game cloning in the market was when Flappy Bird inexplicably went viral on smart devices. Clones followed, some tacky — oh, who are we kidding, all of them were — that attempted to repeat the success that...

News: Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash Bros., as Sakurai-san Teases Meta Knight

Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash Bros., as Sakurai-san Teases Meta Knight

It's either a hint or gentle trolling

Meta Knight was a somewhat divisive character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as he was so proficient in aerial combat, and so deadly with very little effort, that he was actually banned from competitive tournaments. A favourite of button mashers not actually sure of what they're doing, his absence so far from the...

Nintendo Download: 14th August (Europe)

14th August (Europe)

More Mega Man, Pets and a whole load of discounts

It's time for our regular Monday fix of Nintendo Download Update news for Europe, with this week's releases not bursting at the seams with new content. We do have a particularly good Game Boy title on offer, however, while there are some tasty discounts including some of the best games for Wii U and...

News: Pokémon Contest Details Confirmed for Ruby and Sapphire Remakes

Pokémon Contest Details Confirmed for Ruby and Sapphire Remakes

For monsters who are lovers, not fighters

Nintendo is going all-out to make Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire as faithful to the original games as possible, as in conjunction with the return of secret bases fans will also be treated to the addition of the love-it-or-hate-it Pokémon Contest – rebranded as the Pokémon Contest Spectacular...