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News: New 3DS Update Brings StreetPass Relay Functionality

New 3DS Update Brings StreetPass Relay Functionality

6.2.0-12 available now in North America and Europe

Remember the StreetPass Relay function that Nintendo spoke about recently? The one where your StreetPass data is stored in Nintendo Zone locations and then exchanged with the next person to walk past? Well, that feature has just gone live thanks to firmware update 6.2.0-12 — now available in both...

Rumour: The Recent Wii U System Update Has Boosted Clock Speeds

The Recent Wii U System Update Has Boosted Clock Speeds

CPU and GPU both got a bump, according to uncredited source

Everyone loves a good rumour, right? Well this one is a doozy, so grab as much salt as you can before reading. According to a poster on TV Tropes — who doesn't give a source — the recent Wii U system update has upped the clock speed of both the CPU and GPU: The CPU and GPU are built...

News: ZombiU Patch Rises From The Grave To Harass The Living

ZombiU Patch Rises From The Grave To Harass The Living

Long-expected fix now hitting Wii U consoles worldwide

ZombiU is a fantastic game, but like so many modern titles, it shipped with a few bugs which have impacted the enjoyment of many players. Ubisoft confirmed that a patch was incoming a while ago, and we're now hearing reports that it's live. We don't currently have any solid details about...

Video: Wii U Menu Speed Upgrade Cuts Waiting Time By More Than Half

Wii U Menu Speed Upgrade Cuts Waiting Time By More Than Half

Nintendo shows off forthcoming performance enhancement

We all know that the Wii U isn't the fastest system when it comes to navigating the main user interface, but Nintendo is aware of this fact and is issuing two software updates this spring and summer which will cut down waiting times. The company has released a video which shows just how much...

News: Trine 2: Director's Cut Update Hits North America

Trine 2: Director's Cut Update Hits North America

Grab it now.

Following hot on the heels of the European release, the patch for Trine 2: Director's Cut has arrived in North America. All you need to do to download and install it is open up Trine 2 on your Wii U console. For those of you that don't know, the update adds Wii U Pro Controller support, voice chat, improved visuals, a German voice...

News: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Update Hits A Rocky Patch

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Update Hits A Rocky Patch

Pun absolutely intended

A short while ago, Activision confirmed that the Call of Duty: Black Ops II patch would be coming to the Wii U later this month. However, that prediction might prove to be incorrect, as it would appear that Activision is experiencing some problems getting the update ready for deployment. Here's what has been posted on the...

News: Wii U System Updates Due In Spring And Summer

Wii U System Updates Due In Spring And Summer

Will improve overall system speed

The Wii U menu isn't exactly fast - we know that, and thankfully Nintendo does, too. During today's Wii U Direct, the company confirmed that two Wii U system updates will take place this year - one in the spring and another in the summer - with the aim of speeding up the overall system experience. According to...

News: Frozenbyte Hopes To Release Trine 2 Update This Month

Frozenbyte Hopes To Release Trine 2 Update This Month

The Australia and New Zealand release, too

Late last year Frozenbyte told us that an update for Trine 2: Director's Cut would arrive before the Holidays, providing improved graphics, Wii U Pro Controller support and voice chat. As the eagle-eyed among you undoubtedly noticed a while ago, that didn't happen. The developer has now published a video...

News: Letter Box Update Adds Coloured Ink

Letter Box Update Adds Coloured Ink

At last

Popular message-swapper Nintendo Letter Box got an update today that lets you write and draw with coloured ink. European 3DS owners can simply scan the QR code below to go straight to the update, which adds five coloured inks to the free application: red, blue, green, purple and orange. Black remains an option too. To scan the QR code...

News: Mighty Switch Force Update to Remaster All Levels

Mighty Switch Force Update to Remaster All Levels

Free is the magic word

We already know that WayForward Technologies is entering into the world of eShop DLC with five additional levels in Europe this week, available for free if you already own the game or included with new purchases. The developer has now posted a new entry on its website blog stating that the updated version will have more to...

News: Mario Kart 7 Update Available Now

Mario Kart 7 Update Available Now

Commence updating!

The exploit-fixing update for Mario Kart 7 is available now. It patches up glaring shortcuts in the game's Wuhu Island Loop, Wuhu Mountain Loop and GBA Bowser Castle 1 courses. You won't be able to play online if you don't download the update, so hopefully this'll level the online playing field. Here's how to update your game: 1)...

News: Europe, Your 3DS System Update Arrives 25th April

Europe, Your 3DS System Update Arrives 25th April

Update: North American update on the same day

You know that fancy 3DS system update that was announced earlier in Japan? Europeans can now look forward to grabbing it on the same day, 25th April. The update will come as a relief to those who have cluttered up their Home screens with the Ambassador games, demos and 3D trailers. You'll be able to give...

News: Organise Your Home Menu With New 3DS Update

Organise Your Home Menu With New 3DS Update

All the fun of folders

If your Home Menu's looking a little cluttered these days, you might want to anticipate the new 3DS system update in a few days that adds folders to the mix. You'll be able to create folders to hold as many as 60 tiles each, which should certainly de-clutter that menu. You can name your folders too, which should make finding...

News: Mario Kart 7 To Get Shortcut-Fixing Patch

Mario Kart 7 To Get Shortcut-Fixing Patch

Part of new update

Nintendo will add the ability to patch software later this month, with Mario Kart 7 due to get an update in July. Satoru Iwata revealed that Nintendo will release a patch to fix issues with shortcuts that cause problems with online play, though didn't specify which shortcuts would be affected. Previously Nintendo has said it has...

News: eShop Welcomes You With Update Notifications

eShop Welcomes You With Update Notifications

Come in, sit down

Those exhausting days of opening the eShop, heading over to settings and scrolling through your download list to see if any of your purchased games have received updates are over. Power up the eShop now and, if any updates for your games are available, you'll be met with a message telling you exactly that; it's then a simple tap to...

News: VVVVVV Flip Fix Submitted to Nintendo

VVVVVV Flip Fix Submitted to Nintendo

Isaac still waiting for word

Last week we reported that the European release of VVVVVV was getting nearer with Nicalis confirming, via Twitter, that the title had been given a PEGI rating. Once again the publisher has been tweeting good news, with confirmation that the final bug fix in the European version is complete and the game is being sent to...

Talking Point: The Evolution of the 3DS

The Evolution of the 3DS

Learning to walk

On 7th December the latest firmware update arrived on the 3DS, adding new features, functionality and playable content to the handheld. In fact, the system now has a more rounded feel to its functionality, with the current fully updated console boasting significant additions to its original capabilities. We've already put together...