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News: Digital Foundry Praises the Performance for Super Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS

Digital Foundry Praises the Performance for Super Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS

"It's a success for Nintendo fans of either persuasion"

Super Smash Bros. is now available on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS around the world, meaning that fans can double dip or opt for their preferred system wherever they are. Though full-on cross-play isn't possible, there is some connectivity between the versions — for transferring characters or...

News: Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resolution and Framerate

Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resolution and Framerate

No, not actually native 1080p

After a lengthy build-up, Mario Kart 8 is almost here, the latest entry in the hugely popular franchise. It's been critically acclaimed on multiple fronts, with plenty also lavishing praise on the visuals and performance of the title; in our review we said that visually "MK8 is a stunner, and joins titles such as Super...

News: Rayman Legends On Wii U Is Still The ''Definitive Version'' According to Digital Foundry

Rayman Legends On Wii U Is Still The ''Definitive Version'' According to Digital Foundry

The GamePad swipes, taps and turns its way to the top

Simply saying the name Rayman Legends aloud is enough to get a reaction from Wii U owners, but that reaction could easily lie on either end of a broad spectrum. On one hand it's a bitter development story many would like to forget, but it's truly difficult to deny the title's charm, imagination...

News: A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Inside Story of Working on Wii U

A Third-Party "Secret Developer" Gives an Inside Story of Working on Wii U

"We would be lucky to make back all the money that we had invested"

One regular topic that can worry or frustrate Wii U owners is the issue of third-party support, particularly with retail content. While the Wii struggled to maintain third-party parity with its rivals — albeit with some excellent exclusives over its years — there was some hope...

News: Digital Foundry Heaps Praise on Super Mario 3D World

Digital Foundry Heaps Praise on Super Mario 3D World

"It [Nintendo] clearly understands what it takes to produce a classic"

Super Mario 3D World has been critically acclaimed, may become a commercial success story in the coming weeks, months and years, and has already played a role in switching up perceptions around what the Wii U can offer gamers. We're yet to see how substantial that impact will be...

News: Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Version Compares Unfavourably to 360 and PS3

Performance of Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Version Compares Unfavourably to 360 and PS3

"It's hard to recommend the Wii U game at all"

Just recently we published our Batman: Arkham Origins review, and for multiple reasons we felt that it fell below the standards of its predecessors. We also suggested the visuals were "shaky", though tech-heads now have a full Digital Foundry face-off to consider for the Caped Crusader's latest...

News: Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U Performance Reportedly Drops Below PS3 and 360 Standards

Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U Performance Reportedly Drops Below PS3 and 360 Standards

Eurogamer's Digital Foundry issues its verdict

Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts may not have reached the standard series heights with its sales — perhaps due to a combination of wearied franchise veterans, a middling critical reaction and the impending arrival of the One and PS4 — but it's nevertheless one of the biggest releases of the year...

News: Rayman Legends on Wii U Wins Digital Foundry Face-Off

Rayman Legends on Wii U Wins Digital Foundry Face-Off

Oddly enough, it has something to do with the ol' GamePad

The Wii U version of Rayman Legends has been declared the definitive version of the game in a recent comparison test carried out by Digital Foundry over at Eurogamer. The analysis — which usually focuses primarily on visual performance — considered the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and...

News: Splinter Cell Blacklist Wii U Version's Performance Put Under the Spotlight

Splinter Cell Blacklist Wii U Version's Performance Put Under the Spotlight

Digital Foundry compares it to the 360, PS3 and PC versions

Splinter Cell Blacklist is Ubisoft's latest Sam Fisher-led title, seeking to provide a solid blend of the action-focused Conviction with the stealth gameplay so popular in its predecessors. It's also one of a good number of Ubisoft multi-platform titles that's also on the Wii U, and the...

News: Digital Foundry - Need For Speed: Most Wanted U Delivers as Definitive Console Version

Digital Foundry - Need For Speed: Most Wanted U Delivers as Definitive Console Version

Nice one, Criterion

Earlier this year, highly respected developer Criterion stated that its release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted U would be based on the PC version, taking advantage of the technical improvements Wii U can offer over Xbox 360 and PS3. The technical capabilities of Wii U in comparison to these rivals has been hotly debated by...