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News: Give Your Wii U A Retro Makeover With This NES Skin

Give Your Wii U A Retro Makeover With This NES Skin

Beauty is only skin deep

The Wii U is an attractive system - a little too prone to picking up fingerprints perhaps, but aesthetically pleasing all the same. However, if it's just not "Nintendo" enough for you in its present guise, then you could slap this NES skin on it. Available in a gloss or matte finish, this skin will transform your shiny...

News: Wii U In-Game Voice Chat Won't Use GamePad Microphone

Wii U In-Game Voice Chat Won't Use GamePad Microphone

Oh, Nintendo

It's hoped by many that Wii U will finally take Nintendo onto a more level playing field in online gaming, though news that Call of Duty Elite isn't coming to Wii U at launch is undoubtedly disappointing. According to a report today from Kotaku, meanwhile, it seems that in-game chat will neglect to use the GamePad microphone, which...

News: Amazon Japan Releases Online Pokémon Store Into The Wild

Amazon Japan Releases Online Pokémon Store Into The Wild

Time to waste some money

Amazon Japan has opened a special online Pokémon Store today. Nintendo and developers Game Freak have partnered up to launch the awesome virtual store, which includes various items such as figures, plushes, Pokémon trainers and kitchen equipment. They even have a life-size Pikachu plush on sale for 3,800 Yen. There are...

News: Behold The Ungodly Union Of The Wii U Pro Controller And SNES Pad

Behold The Ungodly Union Of The Wii U Pro Controller And SNES Pad

Fusion frenzy

Australian store EB Games has listed a new controller for the Wii U which boasts SNES-style controls. Dubbed the Wii U Controller - SNES version, the design appears to be based on the standard Wii U Pro Controller, but with an additional helping of controls slapped in the middle. Although the image posted looks legit, the price...

News: Wii U Pro Controller Lasts 80 Hours On A Single Charge, Not Backwards Compatible

Wii U Pro Controller Lasts 80 Hours On A Single Charge, Not Backwards Compatible

Two steps forward, one step back

According to both Gamestop and Amazon, the Wii U Pro Controller is said to have a battery life of around 80 hours for a single charge. This is a drastic increase compared to the Wii U Gamepad controller, and for comparison, most PS3 controllers tend to last 20-25 hours. While this number hasn't been publicly annou

First Impressions: Wii U Pro Controller

Wii U Pro Controller

We go hands on with one of the most important Wii U accessories

With games like Bayonetta 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 blazing a trail to the Wii U very soon, the need for a decent 'traditional' joypad is obvious. Nintendo is making sure 'core' games will play as well as possible by producing the Wii U Pro Controller, a device which boasts an...

News: Nintendo Confirms Wii Remote Plus Accessory Set for Europe

Nintendo Confirms Wii Remote Plus Accessory Set for Europe

For those that didn't buy Wii

A major part of Wii U is backwards compatibility, not just with games but more so with controllers and accessories. The asymmetrical multiplayer that's so important to the system relies on one player with a GamePad and others using alternative controllers, such as Wii Remotes and Nunchuks. The Wii U console bundles...

News: Some Wii U Accessories For Your Christmas Stocking

Some Wii U Accessories For Your Christmas Stocking

Thanks, Atomic!

If you enjoy playing with plastic swords and shields on the Wii, then you're going to love the Wii U goodies which Atomic Accessories has in store for unsuspecting consumers this coming Christmas. If you're worried about scratching your lovely Wii U GamePad, why not invest in a silicone case? You'll be the envy of all your friends...

News: 3DS XL Cradle and AC Adaptor Available 24th August

3DS XL Cradle and AC Adaptor Available 24th August

In the UK, that is

3DS XL owners in the UK can now unite for one mighty sigh of relief, as online retailers play.com and amazon.co.uk are both currently advertising the 3DS XL console's charging cradle and AC adaptor as available to purchase from the 24th August, at the sum of £19.99. While separate 3DS AC adaptors have been readily available for...

News: Snakebyte Gets in Early With 3DS XL Accessories

Snakebyte Gets in Early With 3DS XL Accessories

And so it begins

3DS XL is just eight days away — at the time of writing — in Europe, so it goes without saying that we can all look forward to plenty of accessories and extras flooding stores and online retailers. We've received an initial shot across our bows today from Snakebyte, a company that provides plenty of low cost cases, adapters and...

News: Nintendo Goes Mobile With iPhone Cases

Nintendo Goes Mobile With iPhone Cases

Just cases, not games

It's become one of the most persistent arguments surrounding Nintendo in recent years: should it take its games — or versions of them — to mobile platforms? It's an argument with no end, but Nintendo does like to tease, and it's now come up with a series of officially licenced iPhone cases to remind smartphone owners of why..

News: Nyko Tries to Make Circle Pad Pro Pretty

Nyko Tries to Make Circle Pad Pro Pretty

Extends battery life, tries to stay out of ugly tree

The 3DS Circle Pad Pro isn't widely loved, it's safe to say, with comments around the peripheral ranging from 'it's OK and works' to 'OMG WTF!!!'. Much of the attention when it released was around arguments that 3DS should have included two Circle Pads in its design, and also that it was...

News: 3DS Stand Set for Solo Sale in Japan

3DS Stand Set for Solo Sale in Japan

Going its own way

As the number of plastic-based add-ons for 3DS starts to grow, keen collectors will be pleased to know that the system's stand, due to be released with Kid Icarus: Uprising, looks set for its own appearance in shops. The Japanese release of the stand-alone peripheral — we apologise for that — is confirmed for 22nd March, and it...

Feature: The Wonder of Ugly Add-Ons

The Wonder of Ugly Add-Ons

Only their creators love them

For those who hadn’t noticed, we recently posted our 3DS Circle Pad Pro review, which unsurprisingly prompted a broad range of opinions and comments. While the reaction to the add-on has undoubtedly been diverse, most agree on one thing: it’s ugly. Or, to quote our review, it "makes the console look like it's...

News: Official Metal Gear Solid 3DS Accessories Grip Europe

Official Metal Gear Solid 3DS Accessories Grip Europe

Up your 3DS camo index

With Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D out in six weeks, your thoughts might be turning to how you can camouflage your console to get in the espionage spirit, and Hori has it covered. The official Metal Gear Solid 3D accessory set is out in Europe on 24th February, a few weeks before the game, and includes a military-style...

Review: Duracell Wii Charging Stand

Duracell Wii Charging Stand

It stands, but does it deliver?

The Wii has come with a plastic stand for years, but Duracell's effort does more than just support your Wii upright. As the name suggests, the Duracell Wii Charging Stand lets you recharge your Wii Remotes while keeping your Wii in place. It comes bundled with two rechargeable battery packs for your Wii Remote, but...