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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: Wii U Web Browser Software Specifications Revealed

Wii U Web Browser Software Specifications Revealed

We're caught in Nintendo's web

CVG has revealed a number of details concerning the Wii U's web browser software. According to the report, the Wii U will run a version of NetFront browser (NX v2.1), and will work on both the TV and GamePad screen, as previously demoed. As with most home systems, it will not be possible to download or upload videos...

News: Nintendo Download Shops Offline For Maintenance This Tuesday

Nintendo Download Shops Offline For Maintenance This Tuesday

Could a surprise be in store?

Nintendo has revealed that its online stores will be temporarily offline on Tuesday for scheduled maintenance. The 3DS eShop, DSi Shop and Wii Shop Channel will all be inaccessible from 10:00 PT to "about" 17:00 PT. What's coming? It could be all manner of things. Nintendo could be preparing its online portals for the...

News: GAME Mobile App Suggests That Nintendo ID Is On Its Way

GAME Mobile App Suggests That Nintendo ID Is On Its Way

Sign-in of the times?

It's pretty much a given that Nintendo will create some kind of user ID system on the Wii U console, and we've had further evidence from UK retailer GAME. The company's mobile application for iOS now has a field requesting a "Nintendo ID" - and it's nestled right next to the "PSN" and "XBOX Live Tag" ID fields. Nintendo has...

News: Wii U Web Browser Posts Impressive Benchmark Results

Wii U Web Browser Posts Impressive Benchmark Results

Surf's up

Early benchmark tests have shown that the Wii U's web browser is surprisingly good at handling HTML5 - better than Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 on PC, in fact. The data posted on HTML5test.com shows the following info: Wii U browser – 323 + 8 Internet Explorer 10 – 320 + 6 Chrome 22 – 434 + 13 Xbox 360 Internet Explorer 9 –...

News: The Wii U Nintendo Network Will Connect to EA's Origin

The Wii U Nintendo Network Will Connect to EA's Origin

So many connections

Although Wii is rapidly fading into a borderline retro status with gamers, do you remember how simple it was to play its small collection of online games on the web? Sure, connection drops were common on the humble hardware and friend codes were a ponderous way to organise things, but a lot of the time you pressed a button and,...

News: Call Of Duty Elite Isn't Coming to Wii U at Launch

Call Of Duty Elite Isn't Coming to Wii U at Launch

Activision confirms that Call of Duty Elite will not ship with Black Ops 2

Wii U's online system still remains a mystery to many developers, as Nintendo continues to remain tight-lipped on how things like Miiverse and the eShop will work. Just yesterday, Activision admitted that it was unsure as to how they will deliver DLC to Wii U players, or...

News: Activision Clueless On How Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Will Work On Wii U

Activision Clueless On How Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Will Work On Wii U

Nintendo's online plans are still a mystery to many third parties

Despite the launch of the Wii U being just one month away, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 publisher Activision has admitted that it still doesn't know how the online side of Nintendo's new console will work, echoing worrying statements from other areas of the industry. To quote

News: Unsure About Wii U's Online Capabilities? Don't Worry, So Are Some Developers

Unsure About Wii U's Online Capabilities? Don't Worry, So Are Some Developers

Tekken Tag 2 producer admits he doesn't fully understand the online side of Wii U

Nintendo has devulged quite a bit of information on its forthcoming Wii U console lately, but the company is still holding some cards close to its chest. The true extent of its online functionality is one of the things that remains a little fuzzy. Don't feel upset,...

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: Ubisoft Ready for Digital Content Blitz on Wii U

Ubisoft Ready for Digital Content Blitz on Wii U

"We'll absolutely take advantage"

Ubisoft's always a big day-one supporter of any console — it launched six games with 3DS a year ago — and it's one of the few publishers to have announced multiple Wii U projects in the forms of Assassin's Creed III, Killer Freaks from Outer Space and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online. It's not just retail games...

Talking Point: Achievements, Trophies and Wii U

Achievements, Trophies and Wii U

Achievement unlocked?

Back in 2005, Microsoft kick-started the HD console era with Xbox 360, at the time a technical marvel with online capabilities that were one of the jewels in its creamy white, far-too-easily overheating crown. However, while online play, reams of downloadable content (DLC) and a single, unified community were indeed admirable...

News: More Free 3DS Wi-Fi Spots Confirmed for Europe

More Free 3DS Wi-Fi Spots Confirmed for Europe

Careful with that ketchup

Nintendo has today announced more than 5,000 new Wi-Fi Hotspots available through Europe. After previously confirming an equivalent deal for UK airports, this provides further evidence that Nintendo is serious about its promises to provide online 3DS access at a variety of locations. This particular deal has been struck...

News: Nintendo Wants to Keep Old Titles Fresh with DLC

Nintendo Wants to Keep Old Titles Fresh with DLC

Add-ons a-go-go

It's a common problem in these days of overly crammed release schedules: wait around for a few weeks and you might find that the game you've just spent your precious pennies on is already considered old hat. The community has already moved on to the next title, nobody wants to talk about it any longer and, while it might still be...

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 Zone Heading to UK Airports

Nintendo Zone Heading to UK Airports

It's taking off

Nintendo UK has confirmed an agreement with the curiously-named Boingo Wireless to provide free Wi-Fi access in a number of major British airports, a move that will also bring Nintendo Zone to the UK for the first time. This is ideal news for jet-setters who fancy a bit of eShop browsing while waiting for their flight. It's important to note that 3DS consoles will only connect to..