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News: Wii U and 3DS Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 13th February

Wii U and 3DS Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 13th February

At last!

After a January in which Nintendo's priorities were financial reports and strategies, we finally get to focus on new games once again. The first Nintendo Direct of 2014 is confirmed for Thursday 13th February at 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern / 10pm UK / 11pm Europe; that time suggests that the company aims to reach more people, rather than the...

Parent Trap: Wii Fit U Accepts Our Varied Bodies

Wii Fit U Accepts Our Varied Bodies

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson has another look at Nintendo's fitness title

Video games reflect wider society’s desire for the perfect body. Having children only presses this issue home and means I’m pickier about the shape of our video-game protagonists. However, I have been happily surprised then to see how Wii Fit U handles this. Rather than...

News: Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its Support For Wii U

Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its Support For Wii U

Not to be confused with EA Games...

It is certainly no secret that some people - be they fans or critics - don’t like the Wii U. It seems that every other day someone has something bad to say about Nintendo’s latest home console, and if they aren’t doing that they’re revelling in the company’s shortcomings. Some would argue that it’s not...

News: Dance Your Heart Out to New DLC Tunes for Just Dance 2014

Dance Your Heart Out to New DLC Tunes for Just Dance 2014

Pump up the jam

Ubisoft recently announced new DLC tracks for its popular game Just Dance 2014. Just in time for Valentine's day, the tracks are now available on all systems, including the Wii and Wii U; they do cost a hefty $2.99 each, include the following chart-topping tracks: "Timber" by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha "Rock N Roll" by Avril Lavigne "Die...

News: Mario 3D World And Zelda: Link Between Worlds Honoured At The New York Video Game Critics Awards

Mario 3D World And Zelda: Link Between Worlds Honoured At The New York Video Game Critics Awards

Both scoop best game accolades

If you're a Nintendo fan, then you'll obviously be aware that both Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds were two of 2013's best video games. However, it's always nice to see the wider world recognise this fact, which is precisely what happened at the 3rd annual New York Video Game Critics...

News: These Super Smash Bros. Home-Run Bat Screens May Brighten Your Day

These Super Smash Bros. Home-Run Bat Screens May Brighten Your Day

Out of the park

Masahiro Sakurai doesn't often reveal new challengers or arenas in his daily posts on the Miiverse Director's Room for the new Super Smash Bros. entries on Wii U and 3DS, but he does often show-off individual moves, mechanics and items. Today may not send shock waves around the world, but could be a fan-favourite. As you can see...

Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demonstrates That Major Third-Parties Are Walking Away

The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demonstrates That Major Third-Parties Are Walking Away

How important that is for the system is up for debate

Before the Wii U was launched Nintendo made the right noises about third-party support — here was a powerful system with backing from major players like EA, Activision and Ubisoft, we were told, and the innovative new controller would encourage unique, multi-screen experiences. Of course,...

News: Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U

Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U

Grim numbers

Confirmation that Watch_Dogs has been delayed again on Wii U, and will arrive later than on other platforms, is certainly a hot topic. While debates around the reasons, justification and ramifications for the game's sales will spin around, there are key statistics that highlight just why Ubisoft isn't exactly busting a gut to deliver...

News: GameChops releases Club Kong: A Modern Jazz Remix of Donkey Kong Music

GameChops releases Club Kong: A Modern Jazz Remix of Donkey Kong Music

Sit back, relax and enjoy

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Donkey Kong Country, video game remix record label GameChops has released a six track remix of music from the game. The album, aptly named Club Kong, is best described as a Donkey Kong electronic jazz club infusion; it comes at a perfect time as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze...

News: Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive on the System After Other Platforms

Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive on the System After Other Platforms

Ubisoft screws the pooch

There have been plenty of rumours and counter-rumours around Watch_Dogs in recent weeks, yet now we have some solid news from the company itself; it's not pleasing from a Wii U perspective. In its financial results today, and the investor call that followed, Ubisoft confirmed that the title would arrive on PC, PS3, PS4,...

News: Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise According To Academic Research

Wii Fit No Substitute For Real Exercise According To Academic Research

Includes all other forms of active gaming

Australians love being recognised globally for their sporting achievements. Be it their recent win over England in the Ashes, or Aussie golfer Adam Scott and his rise to number 2 in the world. It’s always a thrill to see a country of such a small population competing both fiercely and passionately on the...

News: You Can Now Play Free HTML5 Games on the Wii U Web Browser

You Can Now Play Free HTML5 Games on the Wii U Web Browser

If you really want to

Just recently a website launched to provide links to dozens of free HTML5 games playable on the PS4 web browser, and the same group has now launched an equivalent Wii U website to give you easy access to these games. Similar resources existed for the Wii, in which pointer controls — for example — were supported. With this...

Play: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life - The First Hunt

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life - The First Hunt

It's on

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate may have been available for nearly a year on the Wii U and 3DS, but there are still plenty of gamers that enjoy going on the hunt on a regular basis. Quite a few of us at Nintendo Life fall into that category, which is why we announced the first community hunting night earlier this week. Those beasts are strutting...

News: Nintendo Canada Announces an Awesome Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Contest

Nintendo Canada Announces an Awesome Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Contest

Where's Rain Man when we need him?

Calling all Canadian Nintendo Lifers! Nintendo of Canada Ltd. is currently running a special contest for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The contest, aptly named "Banana Mania," is open only to Canadian residents and offers one Grand Prize and five second place prizes, both including a copy of Retro Studios'...