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News: Molyneux: Wii U Is Good, But It's Not Great

Molyneux: Wii U Is Good, But It's Not Great

Industry veteran has "unbelievable respect" for its creator, though

Co-founder of 22 Cans and industry legend Peter Molyneux has already spoken out a few times saying he doesn't think modern day consoles are equipped properly for the ever-changing gaming market. Recently the former Bullfrog and Lionhead boss said he "struggles to see anything...

News: Wii U GamePad Offers Nine-Axis Controls

Wii U GamePad Offers Nine-Axis Controls

Utilises the earth’s magnetic pull

Motion sensors have been a major part of the gaming industry for a while now. Ever since the Nintendo Wii was first revealed all those years ago developers have been clambering over each other to implement motion controls into their games – even more so when it became so successful. Since then we’ve seen...

News: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Dogged By Performance Issues

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Dogged By Performance Issues

More frame rate woes

Wii U has launched with more titles to choose from than ever before. Of course those with a keen eye will be quick to point out that this is largely because third party developers have simply ported some of their old games from other platforms over to Nintendo’s new console. One of those titles is Batman: Arkham City Armored...

News: Wii Mini Is Official And Has No Online Connectivity

Wii Mini Is Official And Has No Online Connectivity

$99 price, December launch in Canada

The leak of the Wii Mini this morning has turned into an official announcement, with Nintendo confirming the existence of the system and launching a dedicated site. The new machine features a fresh two-tone design and retails for $99. At the moment, it looks like being exclusive to Canada, but there's a chance...

News: Want To Know What It's Like To Drop Your Wii U GamePad?

Want To Know What It's Like To Drop Your Wii U GamePad?

Drop it like it's hot

Those crazy guys over at GizmoSlip are known for their drop tests, testing the durability of expensive new gadgets by dropping them from a maximum height of 6 feet onto a concrete surface with no other aim but to see if it smashes into a million pieces or not. The Wii U GamePad was next on their 'to break' list, plunging it to...

News: People Are Already Queuing For The Wii U In London

People Are Already Queuing For The Wii U In London

Dedicated fans show their appreciation for Nintendo

Last week we reported that HMV's flagship store on Oxford Street would be hosting the UK's Wii U midnight launch, with the first 100 in the line getting a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Some more prizes and goody bags will be given away on the night too to mark the occasion. It comes as no...

News: Call of Duty Black Ops II Suffers From Reduced Frame Rate On Wii U

Call of Duty Black Ops II Suffers From Reduced Frame Rate On Wii U

Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions more consistent

Now that Wii U has finally been released, we have three HD home consoles on the market. It seems every man and his dog wants to know which one performs best, especially when it comes to those third party multi-platform games Nintendo gamers aren't used to seeing. One of those multi-platform games...

Guide: Using USB Storage with the Wii U

Using USB Storage with the Wii U

Commit these instructions to memory

The Wii U's eShop represents a big step forward in digital distribution for Nintendo, with eShop-only indie titles sharing shelf space with downloadable versions of major retail releases from day one. These larger titles can easily occupy over 10GB of space, with Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition confirmed...

News: Simple Workaround Allows You To Play Wii U Games Off An SD Card

Simple Workaround Allows You To Play Wii U Games Off An SD Card

Play your cards right

Before the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo confirmed that software could not be played from an SD card, but it would appear that it is technically possible - provided you have one of those cheap USB card readers handy. YouTube user Shokio discovered that if you pop your SD card into one of these readers and then insert it into...

News: Nintendo's Recommended Range For GamePad Use Is Conservative

Nintendo's Recommended Range For GamePad Use Is Conservative

Playing it safe

Ever since the GamePad was revealed people have wondered just how far away from your TV you can go with it. Can you get to the next room? The kitchen? The bathroom? The garden shed? So far Nintendo have only confirmed that you can definitely play it within the same room and the official Wii U specs declare a maximum range of up to 26...

News: Europe Is Getting White And Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL Consoles Before The Year Is Out

Europe Is Getting White And Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL Consoles Before The Year Is Out

Dreaming of a white Christmas

It seemed as if poor old Europe was on Nintendo's naughty list this year seeing as it has missed out on several limited edition 3DS XL consoles - like the Charizard and Animal Crossing models exclusive to Japan - but thankfully this is not the case as Nintendo has revealed two new colours will arrive in Europe just in...

News: You'll Need To Update Your Wii U To Play Wii Games

You'll Need To Update Your Wii U To Play Wii Games

This update is crucial

We are already aware that you'll need to update your Wii U fresh from the box to include key features such as Miiverse, Tvii, Wii U Chat and eShop. However, another very important feature in this update is Wii functionality. As you will no doubt be aware, the Wii U will have backwards compatibility with Nintendo's previous...

News: Hori Releasing Wii U Arcade Stick In The UK This December

Hori Releasing Wii U Arcade Stick In The UK This December

Not the prettiest, but will do the job

Last week it was revealed that Hori is releasing a Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition fight stick in Japan, alongside the Wii U's launch on 8th December. We were hoping that this would be available in the West, and today Nintendo Gamer confirmed that one will indeed be making its way to the UK; but sadly...

News: Number-Crunching Reveals That Nintendo's Handheld Market Is "Stable"

Number-Crunching Reveals That Nintendo's Handheld Market Is "Stable"

3DS matching the sales performance of both the GBA and Nintendo DS

Lots of industry experts are arguing that the expansion of mobile phone and tablet gaming is having an impact on the fortunes of dedicated games consoles like the 3DS, but Gamasutra's Matt Matthews has taken a closer look at the figures and found that the truth is somewhat different...

Feature: The Making Of The PC Engine

The Making Of The PC Engine

With NEC's machine turning 25, we take a look back at the history of the Famicom's biggest rival

Western gamers tend to consider Nintendo and Sega as the two major players in the 16-bit war. On European and American soil this was certainly the case - the Super Nintendo and Mega Drive (Genesis to North American players) battled it out for...

News: Exclusive Chinese 3DS XL Models Revealed

Exclusive Chinese 3DS XL Models Revealed

Feast your eyes on these bad boys

Distributor of Nintendo products in China, iQue, have revealed 3 gorgeous 3DS XL models which will launch this December 2012 exclusively for the region. No price tag has been put on the models as of yet. Below you can check out the 3 models: Mario White, Mario Silver and Mario Red & Gold (Limited Edition),...

News: Hori Set To Release Wii U Arcade Stick At Launch

Hori Set To Release Wii U Arcade Stick At Launch

Fight 'em up arcade style

For all you fighting fanatics out there, Hori is going to release a Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition fight stick this December, alongside the Wii U launch in Japan. To use the stick it'll need to be plugged into a Wii Remote, simply like you would use a Classic Controller; it'll set you back ¥7980 (approximately...