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News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Direct to Introduce "50 New Things"

It's all happening on 23rd October

Last week Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that an announcement was on the way to show "the true potential" of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Talk of a Nintendo Direct naturally spread, and Nintendo has now confirmed that will happen — the twist is that it's a live event that's "focused on 50 new things". It all sounds...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab the Coins Mode, Temple Stage May Return

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab the Coins Mode, Temple Stage May Return

Slipped in slyly by sneaky Sakurai

Sakurai san has once again treated us to some pictures of menus from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in his pic of the day on Miiverse. Not a terribly exciting series of screenshots or indeed descriptions, but one little detail seems to have passed over the heads of many of the users who have commented. In the first...

News: Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

Mad Men Football Shows Off Its New N64-Inspired Sports Uniform

"It's time for another revolution"

AE Games caused quite a stir when it announced Mad Men Football a while back. Showing off little more than concept artwork, the indie developer made some bold claims about the final product — despite not having any real industry experience — and predictably attracted quite a bit of criticism online. This...

News: Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U

Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U

She's gaming like a wrecking ball

When she's not twerking violently or sticking her tongue out in front of an audience, it appears Miley Cyrus enjoys early morning sessions on Nintendo's latest home console. The 21-year old pop icon has uploaded a photo onto her official Facebook page of her brandishing a Wii U Pro Controller and wearing some sort...

News: Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User License Agreement Locks The System

Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User License Agreement Locks The System

No option to disagree

Not too long ago, in late September, Nintendo provided a major system update that enhanced the functionality of the Wii U and made changes to its functionality. Around that time there was also a change to the End-User License Agreement (EULA), which is a prompt of legal jargon that the vast majority simply agree to as quickly...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Says a Stage Creator is Coming

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Says a Stage Creator is Coming

A "board game mode", too

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U just a little over a month away, we know that Nintendo is gearing up to reveal more details; Masahiro Sakurai recently stated that an upcoming announcement would reveal the game's "true potential". That sort of teasing comment certainly gets fans speculating, but now Amazon has added more...

News: Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One, Wii U Still Stalled with '2015' Window

Project CARS Delayed to March 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One, Wii U Still Stalled with '2015' Window

Losing the race

Earlier today rumour spread that Project CARS was facing a delay, as screencaps of a forum post did the rounds. Publisher Bandai Namco has now reacted with an official press release to confirm that the release date has been pushed back, positioning it as a strategic choice to avoid the excessively over-crowded Holiday season and to...

News: The Photo Studio in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is Perfect for Comedy

The Photo Studio in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is Perfect for Comedy

New trophies also confirmed

With the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U rapidly approaching, we can expect plenty of information and reveals in the coming weeks; Masahiro Sakurai has raised hopes of another Nintendo Direct, stating that an announcement is coming to reveal the game's "true potential". The game designer is still posting daily on...

News: Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quite a Good Year So Far"

Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quite a Good Year So Far"

Moving on up

The "Wii U has had quite a good year so far," according to Shelly Pearce, head of UK Marketing, in an interview with MCV Magazine. The system has been picking up momentum as of late in the UK with an impressive 60% increase in sales; Pearce puts much of this improvement down to the success of Mario Kart 8. We've really seen momentum...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Revealing its "True Potential" is on the Way

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Revealing its "True Potential" is on the Way

Development isn't finished yet

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U isn't far away, due in late November / early December depending on your region. Logically development should be drawing to a close, as a result, though Masahiro Sakurai — in his most recent Weekly Famitsu column — has said "I'm not done yet...". There's still work to be done. Of course,...

News: Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC

Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC

"Master Quest Pack" gallops its way onto the eShop

The first batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC arrives today in Europe and the US, bringing a treasure chest full of exciting extras. The "Master Quest Pack" (the first of four announced DLC packages) will provide Hyrule Warriors owners with the following downloadable content: Three new playable...

News: Eiji Aonuma Wants Mario Kart 8's DLC Master Cycle In Future Zelda Games

Eiji Aonuma Wants Mario Kart 8's DLC Master Cycle In Future Zelda Games

Extra horsepower for the Zelda franchise

It's not long now until November, which means the first batch of DLC for Mario Kart 8 will arrive. As it's The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 and will include Link as a playable character, there's understandable hype. The recent reveal of The Master Cycle naturally grabbed our attention, then, a rather slick...

News: Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo Details

Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo Details

Each amiibo is "uniquely your own"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first title to support amiibo toys, with the initial range designed for the brawler — they will eventually be supported in a host of other games, too. Though we have an idea of how the figures will be integrated into the game, the official website has begun to lay out the...

Feature: Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combative Heroine

Bayonetta - Creating Gaming's Combative Heroine

A unique part of the gaming scene

While it's a release that'll perhaps be battling the odds to make a major commercial impact, Bayonetta 2 will arrive as a Wii U exclusive on 24th October in the West, joined by an enhanced port of its predecessor. The new entry arrives as a relatively unique arrival, one of few dedicated action games of its type...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' Crown in Japanese Charts, New Nintendo 3DS Sales Explode

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' Crown in Japanese Charts, New Nintendo 3DS Sales Explode

A very healthy week for the 3DS

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate — known as Monster Hunter 4G in Japan — has utterly decimated the competition in its launch week, selling nearly 1,500,000 physical copies, but Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS still stands up as a strong contender in second place. Yokai Watch 2 also makes its way back up the charts as the...