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News: Wii U Basic Can Only Store 3GB Of Downloaded Software

Wii U Basic Can Only Store 3GB Of Downloaded Software

You can't swing a cat in there

Gamers will have two choices when the Wii U is released, they can either take home a Premium Pack which has 32GB of memory, or the Basic Pack which comes with a relatively meagre 8GB. However, once the internal drives have been formatted and other built-in data requirements are taken into account these figures nosedive...

News: Struggling Silicon Knights Ordered To Recall Unsold Games

Struggling Silicon Knights Ordered To Recall Unsold Games

X-Men Destiny May Become A Collector's Item

A while back we reported that Eternal Darkness developer Silicon Knights was effectively on the ropes, with less than five staff members remaining in the company. The outlook has just gotten significantly worse, as it has transpired that the Canadian studio has been ordered to recall most of its recent...

News: Hurricane Sandy Forces Isaiah Triforce Johnson To Abandon Queue For Wii U

Hurricane Sandy Forces Isaiah Triforce Johnson To Abandon Queue For Wii U

Mother Nature takes no heed of hardware launch hype

We reported a few days ago that Isaiah Triforce Johnson was already queuing for his Wii U outside the Nintendo World Store in New York City, almost a month before the system was due to be released. Sadly, Johnson has had to abandon his vigil due to the incoming threat of Hurricane Sandy, which is...

Feature: Pokémon's Controversial History

Pokémon's Controversial History

Racism, greed, Nazis and spoon-bending

To celebrate the recent launch of the excellent Pokémon Black and White 2 on the Nintendo DS, we thought it would be entertaining to throw open the history books and take a look back at the shadowy past of this massively successful monster-catching series. Like all elements of popular culture, Pokémon has...

News: Charles Martinet Interviewed At Random During Security Breach

Charles Martinet Interviewed At Random During Security Breach

But they have no idea who he is

One of the many advantages of being a video game voice actor is that you can walk down the street without anyone giving you so much as a second look. However, when you're the voice actor of one of the most iconic characters in gaming, it's a different story altogether - which is why we were very surprised to see...

News: Computer Virus Responsible For Bomb Scare at Nintendo's Japanese HQ

Computer Virus Responsible For Bomb Scare at Nintendo's Japanese HQ

"This week, I'm going to blow up Nintendo headquarters"

A rather worrying computer virus has hit Japan which allows hackers to take control of another person's machine and use it for whatever means they wish. This virus has already claimed its first high-profile victim in the shape of animator Masaki Kitamura, who was arrested (and subsequently...

News: Pressure Group Makes Fresh Calls For Nintendo To Embrace Mobile Phones

Pressure Group Makes Fresh Calls For Nintendo To Embrace Mobile Phones

Upwardly mobile?

Are you sick of hearing people saying that Nintendo should start making games for smartphones? Yes? Well prepare yourself for more nausea, because a new pressure group - with the snappy title of Nintendo Go Mobile - has been created to achieve just that goal. Here's what they have to say, spelling errors and all: Nintendo go...

News: Wii U Pro Controller Feels "Amateurish", Say Kotaku

Wii U Pro Controller Feels "Amateurish", Say Kotaku

Hands-on time reveals potential issue

Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft has voiced his opinion on the Wii U Pro Controller, and it's not pretty. Ashcraft has stated in no uncertain terms that he "hates" the pad, which bares a strong resemblance to the Xbox 360 controller. He said: The Wii U Controller...feels, well, cheap. There's a nice gloss coating,...

News: Platinum: Without Nintendo, There Would Be No Bayonetta 2

Platinum: Without Nintendo, There Would Be No Bayonetta 2

Right place, right time

The announcment of Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U sent shockwaves through the gaming world, causing lovers of the original to cry foul and forcing Platinum Games to publish a statement which insisted that the release was not an attempt to snub existing fans. Card-carrying Otaku may wish to look away now, as the developer has...

News: Two Tribes Founder: Wii U Could Become A "Casual Haven"

Two Tribes Founder: Wii U Could Become A "Casual Haven"

Twitter mistake creates storm in a teacup

Twitter can be a valuable tool when it comes to connecting with the world around you, but it can also prove to be a curse - as Two Tribes co-founder Collin van Ginkel found recently. He replied to a tweet regarding Wii U third party development support, but instead of using his personal account, he did so...

News: Bayonetta 2 Dev: Wii U Exclusivity Isn't a Snub, It's About Reaching a Wider Audience

Bayonetta 2 Dev: Wii U Exclusivity Isn't a Snub, It's About Reaching a Wider Audience

Platinum Games defend decision to make anticipated sequel Wii U-only

Yesterday's announcement of Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U was arguably one of the biggest talking points of Nintendo's Wii U Preview event. Although the original game was released on the 360 and PS3 - seen by many as systems owned by 'core' gamers - developer Platinum Games has taken...

News: Does This iOS Monster Battling Game Remind You of Anything?

Does This iOS Monster Battling Game Remind You of Anything?

Poké us if you have an answer

iOS gamers will be used to the endless production line of clones on the App Store by now; for every Angry Birds and New Star Soccer, there are countless derivative works which simply rip off the efforts of others for easy gain. It's one of the main reasons why mobile gaming leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many...

News: Randy Pitchford Isn't All That Into Motion Controls

Randy Pitchford Isn't All That Into Motion Controls

...despite his studio doing the Wii version of Samba de Amigo

Gearbox head guy Randy Pitchford has spoken to Gamasutra about the future of the gaming hardware industry, and has revealed that he's not all that bothered about motion control 'gimmicks': Different people make different stabs. Some of these stabs folks make become standards. Most of...

News: Wii Responsible for Worrying Wave of Bystander Injuries

Wii Responsible for Worrying Wave of Bystander Injuries

Won't somebody please think of the children?

When the Wii was first launched there was practically a media frenzy regarding the supposed flood of waggle-related mishaps. People reported cut hands, broken TV sets and black eyes, among other issues. Nintendo duly issued rubber jackets for the Wii Remote and took measures to strengthen the fabric wrist strap, and all was seemingly well with the world..

News: Aussie Child Uses DS to Save Mother's Bacon

Aussie Child Uses DS to Save Mother's Bacon

Nintendo's dual-screen wonder to the rescue

Next time you're in a potentially life-threatening situation you might want to make sure you have a handheld console nearby. A quick-thinking Australian schoolchild - credited only as "Christopher" - found a use for his DS that didn't involve training pocket monsters or defeating Bowser; when his family's car overturned after an attempt to avoid..

News: The Nintendo Era is Over, Tweets Former Final Fantasy Scribe

The Nintendo Era is Over, Tweets Former Final Fantasy Scribe

Ex-Square writer says the iPad marks the beginning of the end for Nintendo's handheld dominace

Although Nintendo's position in the home console market has been contested numerous times over the past few decades, it has always held court over one sector of the video game industry: the humble handheld. With the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, the veteran firm has seen off..

News: It's Tough at the Top for Nintendo

It's Tough at the Top for Nintendo

Japanese newspaper reveals the strain of being number one

Nintendo's consoles are massive sellers and the company is arguably more successful now than it has ever been, but at what cost? Japanese newspaper Nikkei Sangyou Shimbun has given a brief insight into the strain of being the best of the best. Apparently Nintendo's employees have been under increased pressure lately due to the firm's..