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News: Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii Brand Is A "Shadow Of Its Former Self"

Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii Brand Is A "Shadow Of Its Former Self"

Fergal Gara and Shawn Layden are entitled to their opinions, of course

Christmas is looming on the snow-covered horizon like a massive overstuffed turkey, but instead of exchanging gifts the big players in the video game hardware arena are talking trash about one another. At one end of the "Burn" scale there's Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime,...

Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On Wii U

This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On Wii U

And you thought it would never happen

As much as we'd like to go over the sorry history of the Wii U version of Watch Dogs, we'll resist the urge. All that needs to be said is that the game finally launches on Nintendo's console this week — an event many believed would never happen — and we've captured some footage to prove that it actually...

Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's it Doing?

The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's it Doing?

We feel it's a C minus, overall, on its anniversary

Two years ago today — on 18th November 2012 — the Wii U was launched in North America. It was the first of this current generation of hardware to arrive in stores and generated a decent amount of hype, followed up by subsequent releases in Europe (30th November) and Japan (8th December). After...

News: The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money Than Xbox One Or PS4, Says Reggie

The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money Than Xbox One Or PS4, Says Reggie

"$299, includes two games; it's a compelling proposition for consumers"

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has told The Wall Street Journal that the Wii U represents better value for money than both the PS4 and Xbox One. Reggie's bullish comments come as the Wii U enters what is perhaps its most crucial Holiday season yet. Sony and...

Video: Nintendo Releases Two Snappy amiibo TV Commercials

Nintendo Releases Two Snappy amiibo TV Commercials

Just tap 'em on the GamePad

It's hard to believe, but the first amiibo range — along with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U arrive this week in North America, on 21st November. The figure range is clearly a priority for Nintendo, with 29 confirmed toys already and details slowly emerging of how they'll work in a variety of games. With release so close...

News: Twili Midna Joins The Battle In Upcoming Hyrule Warriors DLC Pack

Twili Midna Joins The Battle In Upcoming Hyrule Warriors DLC Pack

Twilight Princess fans, rejoice

Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma has today revealed new information via The Legend of Zelda Miiverse community about the upcoming Twilight Princess DLC, coming soon to Hyrule Warriors. The second pack from Koei Tecmo will include Midna's true form, Twili Midna, as a playable character according Aonuma's latest post: This...

News: Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Fully Considered Gender with Toads

Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Fully Considered Gender with Toads

This sort of thing is best left to the Internet, obviously

The physiology of Toads is not well established, nor was it likely ever meant to be. But when you take the faithful Mushroom Retainers and start throwing in ones with names like "Toadette" that look decidedly more feminine than the original model, we as human beings begin to ask questions...

Video: Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Have a EMP Indie event video as a bonus

Earlier this year YouTube announced that it'd update its service to finally support 60 frames per second (FPS) videos, which means that footage can be silky smooth and delicious for our eyeballs; that update went live at the end of October. The standard performance is 30 FPS, and if you're unsure of how...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

A chance to play the latest Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has announced that it is bringing its range of Wii U and 3DS titles to shopping centres all over the United States. From November 24th to December 21st, 16 different venues will benefit from hands-on play time with some of the company's most popular titles, including the forthcoming Super...

News: Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

"I don’t think anybody actually cares about this with 2D games"

Wii U owners might not be quite so concerned with the subject of what resolution their games are running in, but for Xbox One and PS4 fans it's an ongoing concern. With certain cross-platform titles running at a higher resolution on one machine than the other, the topic is constantly...

Video: Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo

Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo

Look away collectors, boxes get ripped

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now less than a week away from release in North America, which is a sentence sure to delight many and slightly irritate those in PAL regions and Japan that need to wait a little longer. With release so close there are no doubt plenty of Wii U owners getting ready to receive their...

Feature: Our Predictions For The Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Our Predictions For The Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Vehicles and tracks up for grabs

Earlier this week, ahead of the launch of the first Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack, we let our imaginations — and hopes — run free in creating more DLC packs that we want to see. It was certainly fun for us, though a common complaint was that they weren't realistic. Forgetting the fact that predicting Zelda DLC a year...

News: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Evolved From a Zelda Concept

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Evolved From a Zelda Concept

"We like to think that Mr. Miyamoto finally realized the vision"

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker may be a Wii U title that'll sit in a few North American stockings this Holiday — it arrives on 2nd January in Europe — with a combination of a reduced retail price and a charming aesthetic. It takes cute to a new level, while its brand of challenging...

News: Loot Crate amiibo Details and Pricing are Confirmed

Loot Crate amiibo Details and Pricing are Confirmed

Costs as much as a 3DS

Earlier this week it was announced that there would be a Loot Crate amiibo subscription package — it's a service where you pay monthly in return for regular deliveries of goodies. This is a Nintendo of America partnership, and details have now been confirmed for the amiibo subscription deal; it's limited to the US only,...

Video: Watch The Mario Kart 8 × Zelda DLC Running In Silky-Smooth 1080p 60fps

Watch The Mario Kart 8 × Zelda DLC Running In Silky-Smooth 1080p 60fps

A Link To The Fast

The excellent first piece of paid-for DLC was released for Mario Kart 8 on Thursday, and it truly is a wonderful download, worthy of your hard earned money. We've waved lyrical about how great it is, but if for some reason you aren't yet convinced, allow us to push you off the fence with this video of Link, Tanooki Mario &...

Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

For Smash Bros. training, more games and picnics

Nothing says it's Friday like some nice, relaxing polls, so we thought we'd take one of the big topics of the week — amiibo — and gauge how you'll be enjoying — or not as the case may be — the upcoming range of toys. It's all very well looking at the attention Nintendo's directing towards...

Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Party like it’s 2001

The GameCube controller has become the community gold-standard for playing Super Smash Bros. So much so that Nintendo has wheeled out an adapter to make the controller released in 2001 compatible with its home console released in 2012. All for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The adapter is about as thick as two retail game cases...