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News: Rest Easy, You Can Replace The Wii U GamePad Battery Yourself

Rest Easy, You Can Replace The Wii U GamePad Battery Yourself

Thank The Maker

Anyone who has owned an Apple product will know that the company doesn't believe in user-serviceable power cells. Apple's reasoning is that by the time your iPod or iPhone's battery stops holding a charge, you'll be considering an replacement, or will have made the upgrade already. If you do insist on getting a new battery, you have...

News: Two Tribes: Old Wii U GamePad Design "Was Like a Toy"

Two Tribes: Old Wii U GamePad Design "Was Like a Toy"

Developer is pleased with revised model

As with any consumer product, the Wii U has gone through revisions since it leapt off the drawing boards at Nintendo's Kyoto HQ. One of the features that has undergone the most change is the GamePad itself; as you will no doubt recall, the first publicly-announced model had slider pads like the one seen on...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Plays it Cool Over Wii U GamePad Battery

Reggie Fils-Aime Plays it Cool Over Wii U GamePad Battery

Does share good news on Miiverse moderation

As those who follow the company know, Nintendo doesn't enthusiastically reveal the detailed technical specifications of its consoles and handhelds, beyond basics. One issue on that front that came out of E3 was the Wii U GamePad's battery life — a feature that dominated the early days of 3DS — and in...

News: Peter Molyneux 'Not Really Decided' on Wii U GamePad

Peter Molyneux 'Not Really Decided' on Wii U GamePad

One screen too many, perhaps

There have been plenty of opinions about Wii U since E3 attendees have had a chance to try it on the show floor, and one participant who's unsure about the console and its GamePad controller is well-known game designer Peter Molyneux. Much debate around Wii U has focused on the games lineup or technical specifications,...

News: Ubisoft Manager Says Wii U Only Supports One GamePad

Ubisoft Manager Says Wii U Only Supports One GamePad

Hopes take a knock

We're all hoping Nintendo will confirm Wii U supports two GamePads during its E3 conference, but don't get your expectations up too high — Ubisoft France manager Xavier Poix has told VentureBeat the machine only supports one GamePad. GamesBeat: How many players can you get on the Wii U at once? Is it four or is it two…?...

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