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News: Nintendo States That "Additional Games" Are In Development to Utilise Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Nintendo States That "Additional Games" Are In Development to Utilise Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Console wars ahoy!

In recent weeks and months we've seen a few projects emerge that utilise multiplayer between Nintendo systems and others from Sony, Microsoft, iOS and Android. One example on the market is Disney Infinity, but in the download-only stakes we have upcoming titles Pure Chess and Cubemen 2, titles that'll boost their online...

News: Miiverse Now Available In Your Browser

Miiverse Now Available In Your Browser

Social network makes the leap off of Wii U

Miiverse, that perfectly civil, friendly and downright jovial Wii U utopia of a social network, which doubles as a place to discover just how much patience people have for creating incredibly elaborate works of art using two colors and a stylus, is now available in your browser. You're now free to sit in...

News: Picked Up A Pre-Owned Wii U Console? You Could Have Access To Free Downloads

Picked Up A Pre-Owned Wii U Console? You Could Have Access To Free Downloads

Content tied to hardware and not Nintendo Network ID

We all know that the current Nintendo Network ID system isn't perfect - we've spoken about it in the past, in fact. However, things have become even more interesting with the news that second-hand Wii U consoles retain download privileges for games purchased by the original owner - even after...

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...

News: Nintendo Talks Miiverse, Nintendo Network, And Internet Browser

Nintendo Talks Miiverse, Nintendo Network, And Internet Browser

NoA's Bill Trinen dishes on the Wii U's online functionalities

Last week, Nintendo of Japan hosted a Nintendo Direct, which focused on Miiverse and a variety of online features for Wii U. While Nintendo of America has yet to host its own streamed broadcast on the subject, it's released a new video that showcases Miiverse, Nintendo Network, and the...

News: Miiverse To Be Detailed In An Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Miiverse To Be Detailed In An Upcoming Nintendo Direct

"Sometime" before launch

Nintendo has been worryingly quiet on what the Wii U dashboard and online functionality might entail on its new console. One thing we do know is that it plans to have a "social network" style presence with Miiverse, a place where gamers can see what games one another is playing and help each other progress through particular...

News: Nintendo announce Nintendo Network Premium

Nintendo announce Nintendo Network Premium

For those loyal subjects

During today's Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation Nintendo introduced a new dimension to their online offering, called Nintendo Network Premium. It's a loyalty program similar to "PlayStation Plus" offered on PSN. It is believed that this is only available with the Premium Wii U package, which also benefits from 32GB of...

News: Wii U to Get Online User Accounts

Wii U to Get Online User Accounts

About time

While Xbox 360's Gamertag and PlayStation Network's PSN ID systems have allowed unique online identifiers for some time, Nintendo's 3DS, Wii and DS have lagged behind in the online space. Speaking to investors, president Satoru Iwata revealed Wii U will get individual user accounts for online services. Iwata said: Also for the Wii U, we...

News: Nintendo Network Will Get Competitions and User Communication

Nintendo Network Will Get Competitions and User Communication

And much more

The mysterious Nintendo Network logo that surfaced last week has been explained at an investor meeting by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. As expected, the Nintendo Network is the company's new online infrastructure, but it spans far further than simply online matchmaking and eshopping. As Iwata tells it, Nintendo Network — which covers Wii U and 3DS — is a unified online platform..

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