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Hardware Review: Retrode 2

Retrode 2

Unlock your vintage games collection

We reported on the Retrode Version 2 last year, and have since been able to get our hands on one of these intriguing (not to mention controversial) devices. What follows is a straightforward review of the unit and an assessment of its functionality and usefulness to dedicated retro collectors. We're not going...

News: Get A Load Of These Awesome Custom Nintendo Consoles

Get A Load Of These Awesome Custom Nintendo Consoles

Making old things new again

What do you do when a console reaches the end of its lifespan and is replaced by newer, more powerful systems? You give it a fresh lick of paint, of course. That's exactly what Zoki64 has done. This talented artist has taken custom paint jobs to the next level, transforming N64, Super Nintendo and Game Boy Advance...

News: Ubisoft: Wii U Power Meant No Limitations For Rayman Legends

Ubisoft: Wii U Power Meant No Limitations For Rayman Legends

Rayman creator lavishes Wii U with more praise

Rayman creator Michel Ancel has had nothing but positive things to say about Wii U since he’s been working with the new system. In previous interviews he has noted that Nintendo’s new home console is “surprisingly powerful” and that Ubisoft could really focus on making its latest game, Rayman...

Rumour: Fire Emblem: Awakening Bundle Coming To North America

Fire Emblem: Awakening Bundle Coming To North America

Comes with a glorious special edition 3DS

Yesterday we reported that a demo for the highly anticipated strategic RPG Fire Emblem: Awakening will be made available to download from the North American 3DS eShop on 17th January. The game itself will launch on 4th February and will be available in both physical and downloadable forms. According to var

News: Team Ninja: Wii U Is "Definitely Next Generation"

Team Ninja: Wii U Is "Definitely Next Generation"

"Players want new innovation"

A few months back Ukrainian developer 4A, the team behind Metro: Last Light, claimed that it was not impressed with the graphical processing power of Wii U, saying it has a "horrible, slow CPU". This comment naturally sparked off a debate within the industry with many people agreeing with the statement, while others...

Hardware Classics: Game Boy Micro Famicom Edition

Game Boy Micro Famicom Edition

Micro Marvel

For more than a decade, the name "Game Boy" was as synonymous with handheld gaming as "iPod" is with portable music playback today. Following the launch of the original monochrome Game Boy console in the late '80s, Nintendo ruled the market with total dominance thanks to an incredibly popular line of million-selling systems. When the...

Hardware Classics: Tezuka Osamu World Shop Game Boy Light

Tezuka Osamu World Shop Game Boy Light

A gaming work of art

In the first of a new series of features, we'll be taking a look at some seriously beautiful and collectible gaming items - all of which are certain to get hardcore Nintendo fans seriously excited. First up is the Limited Edition Tezuka Osamu World Shop Game Boy Light, a super-rare Japanese exclusive which is emblazoned with...

News: Nintendo DS Inspired The Uniqueness Of Wii U

Nintendo DS Inspired The Uniqueness Of Wii U

Former president's philosophy still being put into practice

Wii U is currently the system on everyone’s lips. It’s the first home console to add an extra screen to the television with the inclusion of the GamePad, but it’s not the first time Nintendo has added one to its hardware. In an interview on Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun, President of...

News: Nintendo Is Sorry For Wii U Load Times, Is Working On A Fix

Nintendo Is Sorry For Wii U Load Times, Is Working On A Fix

Satoru Iwata apologises for lengthy waits when switching between applications

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has publicly apologised for the lengthy loading times endured by Wii U users when moving around the console's operating system. The comments were delivered in a Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast. Iwata admitted that the load times were an...

News: 3DS Continues To Dominate Sales In Japan

3DS Continues To Dominate Sales In Japan

Not even Wii U can stop it

Last week Wii U launched in Japan and clocked up some impressive sales, so impressive that it even outsold the 3DS, which has been dominating hardware sales in Japan for a sustained period and outselling the competition by 2.5 times. However, the Wii U wasn't on top for long as this week the 3DS came back with a...

News: Fresh Figures Suggest Nintendo DS Is The Most Popular Console Of All Time

Fresh Figures Suggest Nintendo DS Is The Most Popular Console Of All Time

Overtakes the PS2 in global sales

According to VGChartz, the Nintendo DS is now officially the most popular games console of all time. Updated sales state that Nintendo's dual-screen handheld has shifted an amazing 153.69 million units worldwide, while the PS2 has sold 153.68 million. The DS - which hit the market in 2004 - has sold 56.47 million...

News: System Faults Didn't Stop THQ From Bringing Metro: Last Light To Wii U

System Faults Didn't Stop THQ From Bringing Metro: Last Light To Wii U

Clarification incoming!

We reported last month that A4 Games - developer of Metro: Last Light - had found that the Wii U had a "horrible, slow CPU", with Huw Beynon of THQ elaborating that the console wasn't "worth pursuing at this time". The end result is that Wii U owners aren't going to see the first person shooter on their consoles next year...

News: Japanese 3DS Lifetime Sales Overtake PlayStation 3

Japanese 3DS Lifetime Sales Overtake PlayStation 3

Nintendo consoles dominating on home soil

Recently we learnt that the 3DS was dominating sales in Japan with the portable console shifting 2.5 times more units than all other platforms combined. It seems this momentum isn’t showing any signs of slowing down either, as this week’s impressive sales have seen it leapfrog a big rival in total sales...

News: Here's A Special Edition 3DS XL And First Trailer For Super Robot Taisen UX

Here's A Special Edition 3DS XL And First Trailer For Super Robot Taisen UX

Robot rock

Namco Bandai has released the first trailer for its upcoming 3DS title, Super Robot Taisen UX. Due to hit the portable console on 14th March 2013, the game is classed as a 2D side-scrolling action game based on the popular Japanese series - featuring plenty of anime mech battles with notable characters from the show. To commemorate the...

News: Nintendo Confirms It Is Possible To Transfer Network IDs To Another Wii U

Nintendo Confirms It Is Possible To Transfer Network IDs To Another Wii U

Only in the event of a repair, it seems

Last month we reported that Nintendo Network IDs were tied to one console - meaning you couldn't sign into your own account on a friend's Wii U or worse still, if you were unlucky and broke your brand new Wii U, there would likely be no easy way to simply login on a new console and retrieve your details. For...

Hardware Review: Wii Mini

Wii Mini

I shall call it Mini Wii

To say the Wii Mini's announcement was something of a surprise is an understatement. Having just launched the Wii U you would have assumed that Nintendo would want to focus all of its attention on its next-gen system and not risk any other hardware-based distractions. Strange timing aside, the Wii Mini is now a reality -...

Feature: We've Unboxed A Wii Mini So You Don't Have To

We've Unboxed A Wii Mini So You Don't Have To

Getting to grips with the newest Nintendo console

Exclusive to Canada and lacking online functionality, the Wii Mini might seem like an afterthought on Nintendo's part but that didn't stop us ordering one as soon as they became available and mobbing the courier the moment the package arrived. Nintendo hardware is still Nintendo hardware, after all...