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News: Call of Duty Black Ops II Suffers From Reduced Frame Rate On Wii U

Call of Duty Black Ops II Suffers From Reduced Frame Rate On Wii U

Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions more consistent

Now that Wii U has finally been released, we have three HD home consoles on the market. It seems every man and his dog wants to know which one performs best, especially when it comes to those third party multi-platform games Nintendo gamers aren't used to seeing. One of those multi-platform games...

Guide: Using USB Storage with the Wii U

Using USB Storage with the Wii U

Commit these instructions to memory

The Wii U's eShop represents a big step forward in digital distribution for Nintendo, with eShop-only indie titles sharing shelf space with downloadable versions of major retail releases from day one. These larger titles can easily occupy over 10GB of space, with Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition confirmed...

News: Simple Workaround Allows You To Play Wii U Games Off An SD Card

Simple Workaround Allows You To Play Wii U Games Off An SD Card

Play your cards right

Before the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo confirmed that software could not be played from an SD card, but it would appear that it is technically possible - provided you have one of those cheap USB card readers handy. YouTube user Shokio discovered that if you pop your SD card into one of these readers and then insert it into...

News: Nintendo's Recommended Range For GamePad Use Is Conservative

Nintendo's Recommended Range For GamePad Use Is Conservative

Playing it safe

Ever since the GamePad was revealed people have wondered just how far away from your TV you can go with it. Can you get to the next room? The kitchen? The bathroom? The garden shed? So far Nintendo have only confirmed that you can definitely play it within the same room and the official Wii U specs declare a maximum range of up to 26...

News: Europe Is Getting White And Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL Consoles Before The Year Is Out

Europe Is Getting White And Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL Consoles Before The Year Is Out

Dreaming of a white Christmas

It seemed as if poor old Europe was on Nintendo's naughty list this year seeing as it has missed out on several limited edition 3DS XL consoles - like the Charizard and Animal Crossing models exclusive to Japan - but thankfully this is not the case as Nintendo has revealed two new colours will arrive in Europe just in...

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: Hori Releasing Wii U Arcade Stick In The UK This December

Hori Releasing Wii U Arcade Stick In The UK This December

Not the prettiest, but will do the job

Last week it was revealed that Hori is releasing a Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition fight stick in Japan, alongside the Wii U's launch on 8th December. We were hoping that this would be available in the West, and today Nintendo Gamer confirmed that one will indeed be making its way to the UK; but sadly...

News: Number-Crunching Reveals That Nintendo's Handheld Market Is "Stable"

Number-Crunching Reveals That Nintendo's Handheld Market Is "Stable"

3DS matching the sales performance of both the GBA and Nintendo DS

Lots of industry experts are arguing that the expansion of mobile phone and tablet gaming is having an impact on the fortunes of dedicated games consoles like the 3DS, but Gamasutra's Matt Matthews has taken a closer look at the figures and found that the truth is somewhat different...

Feature: The Making Of The PC Engine

The Making Of The PC Engine

With NEC's machine turning 25, we take a look back at the history of the Famicom's biggest rival

Western gamers tend to consider Nintendo and Sega as the two major players in the 16-bit war. On European and American soil this was certainly the case - the Super Nintendo and Mega Drive (Genesis to North American players) battled it out for...

News: Exclusive Chinese 3DS XL Models Revealed

Exclusive Chinese 3DS XL Models Revealed

Feast your eyes on these bad boys

Distributor of Nintendo products in China, iQue, have revealed 3 gorgeous 3DS XL models which will launch this December 2012 exclusively for the region. No price tag has been put on the models as of yet. Below you can check out the 3 models: Mario White, Mario Silver and Mario Red & Gold (Limited Edition),...

News: Hori Set To Release Wii U Arcade Stick At Launch

Hori Set To Release Wii U Arcade Stick At Launch

Fight 'em up arcade style

For all you fighting fanatics out there, Hori is going to release a Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition fight stick this December, alongside the Wii U launch in Japan. To use the stick it'll need to be plugged into a Wii Remote, simply like you would use a Classic Controller; it'll set you back ¥7980 (approximately...

News: French Firm Recycles SNES Consoles With a Unique Twist

French Firm Recycles SNES Consoles With a Unique Twist

What once was old is new again

We've got a saying here at Nintendo Life Towers: Old consoles don't die, they just go into storage. It's heartening to discover that French firm Lëkki feels the same way; the company is focused on taking existing retro hardware and making it new again with a fresh lick of paint - and we mean that literally. Lëkki...

News: Hurricane Sandy Forces Isaiah Triforce Johnson To Abandon Queue For Wii U

Hurricane Sandy Forces Isaiah Triforce Johnson To Abandon Queue For Wii U

Mother Nature takes no heed of hardware launch hype

We reported a few days ago that Isaiah Triforce Johnson was already queuing for his Wii U outside the Nintendo World Store in New York City, almost a month before the system was due to be released. Sadly, Johnson has had to abandon his vigil due to the incoming threat of Hurricane Sandy, which is...

News: Behold The Ungodly Union Of The Wii U Pro Controller And SNES Pad

Behold The Ungodly Union Of The Wii U Pro Controller And SNES Pad

Fusion frenzy

Australian store EB Games has listed a new controller for the Wii U which boasts SNES-style controls. Dubbed the Wii U Controller - SNES version, the design appears to be based on the standard Wii U Pro Controller, but with an additional helping of controls slapped in the middle. Although the image posted looks legit, the price...