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Rumour: This is Wii U's Controller Charging Dock

This is Wii U's Controller Charging Dock

Looks the part

Wii U's controller will come with a built-in rechargeable battery, so naturally Nintendo will provide a means of charging it with the console. It may not be as boring as a cable though: it could be an immensely exciting cradle. NeoGAF user Aostia claims to have unearthed a patent showing off a charging dock for the controller, which...

News: Wii U Designed to Do The Impossible

Wii U Designed to Do The Impossible

Nintendoes what Nintendidn't

While Nintendo may have struggled to explain adequately the Wii U's unique charms at E3, the machine was created with one principle in mind: to do what Wii can't. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told investors that while being an improved Wii — it does full HD output for a start — it's designed to be a brand new...

News: Really, That's Just a Sticker on the Wii U Controller

Really, That's Just a Sticker on the Wii U Controller

We promise

Yesterday's leaked Rayman Legends trailer raced around the internet, wowing us with its demonstration of Wii U's near field communication technology and much more. Naturally the trailer was picked apart, with readers and some sites (like GameXplain, for instance) noticing a strange black square on the Wii U controller's underside:

Rumour: ViviTouch to Demo Wii U Haptics Tech at E3

ViviTouch to Demo Wii U Haptics Tech at E3

Feels good

Here's a Wii U rumour that's more towards the 'believable' end of the scale: Wii U's new controller could include haptic technology. According to an E3 floor plan (via NeoGAF), haptics specialist ViviTouch will show a Wii U peripheral at the upcoming trade show. ViviTouch's haptic tech is a more advanced form of physical feedback than...

News: Nintendo: "Experience of Playing", Not Tech Specs, Key to Wii U

Nintendo: "Experience of Playing", Not Tech Specs, Key to Wii U

It worked for Wii

As the release of Wii U approaches, much focus seems to be on its technical capabilities, particularly its graphical prowess. Comments from anonymous developers that Wii U is less powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360 have raised the issue about how capable the machine 'needs' to be in terms of the graphics it's producing: we've already...

News: Gearbox: Wii U Out-RAMs Xbox 360 and PS3

Gearbox: Wii U Out-RAMs Xbox 360 and PS3

Has "really great processor"

There's a lot of Wii U love going on at Gearbox these days. Last week Randy Pitchford implored Nintendo for more Wii U power, and now the studio's Brian Martell has told Official Nintendo Magazine the console will have one of the best-looking versions of upcoming shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines. Martell is chief...

News: Vigil Games: "Wii U On Par with Current-Gen Consoles"

Vigil Games: "Wii U On Par with Current-Gen Consoles"

No concessions necessary

Vigil Games, the team behind Darksiders II on Wii U, has told GameReactor that Nintendo's new console isn't a huge technical leap over the Xbox 360 and PS3. In a video interview, game director Marvin Donald told the site: So far the hardware's been on par with what we have with the current generations. Based on what I...

News: Coro Coro Comics 3DS Console Announced

Coro Coro Comics 3DS Console Announced

Japanese gamers win again

We often tell you about limited edition 3DS consoles being released in Japan, simply because Nintendo's homeland has so many. There have been hardware exclusives dedicated to various themes, games and anniversaries, though the latest is arguably the most attractive. The console shown in this article's image is celebrating...

Hardware Review: Hyperkin SupaBoy Portable SNES

Hyperkin SupaBoy Portable SNES

The biggest retro hardware release in more ways than one

The lapse of hardware patents on retro platforms has resulted in an explosion of clone machines, most of which are produced cheaply in the Far East. These systems emulate the performance of consoles such as the NES, Super Nintendo and Genesis/Mega Drive, all of which are no longer covered by...

News: Two New MH3G 3DS Bundles to Hit Japan

Two New MH3G 3DS Bundles to Hit Japan

Roar power

Not content with releasing a cobalt blue 3DS console this month, Nintendo of Japan is also putting together two more hardware bundles for Monster Hunter 3 G. Japanese consumers can pick a red or black 3DS console packaged with a copy of the game and an official MH3G cleaning cloth, all for 19,800 Yen — about £153 / $244 / €183. Has...

News: Nintendo Japan Reveals Cobalt Blue 3DS Console

Nintendo Japan Reveals Cobalt Blue 3DS Console

More colour coming

Nintendo of Japan just pulled the sheet off its newest 3DS colour: Cobalt Blue. The darker blue — which you may remember from a DS Lite that hit Japan and North America — is scheduled to go on sale across the country from 22nd March, the same day Kid Icarus: Uprising goes on sale. Even more beautiful is the special edition...

Hardware Review: Everdrive 64

Everdrive 64

One cartridge, infinite possibilities

They may not find much favour with purists, but flash carts are becoming increasingly popular these days. The rapid march of technology combined with the low cost of flash-based storage has generated a wide selection of different options, almost all of which are produced in limited quantities and to very crude...

News: 3DS Hits Five Million Sales in Japan

3DS Hits Five Million Sales in Japan

Mario, karts and monsters to the rescue

In recent weeks we've been reporting the exceptionally good run that 3DS is having in Japan, consistently selling more than all of its rivals combined. It's been confirmed today that it has hit yet another milestone, and in record time. As reported by Andriasang, Japanese chart master Media Create has...