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Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summer 2014

Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summer 2014

Our favourites so far

With E3 2014 right around the corner, Nintendo seems set to prioritise the Wii U in its Digital Event, subsequent coverage and, of course, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational. The 3DS will have a role to play, of course, but many eyes are on Nintendo's home console to see how it'll capitalise on the recent success of Mario Kart...

News: GameCube-Style Wii U Controller, the WaveDash, Seeks Kickstarter Funding

GameCube-Style Wii U Controller, the WaveDash, Seeks Kickstarter Funding

It's wireless and will act like a Wii U Pro Controller

Not long ago Nintendo excited a lot of loyal fans by unveiling The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, the reveal of which was tied with details of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Invitational at E3 2014. Of course, that's all about plugging in existing controllers, and a company from LA has...

News: Spider-Man's Sworn Enemy Venom Revealed In Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Pack

Spider-Man's Sworn Enemy Venom Revealed In Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Pack

Another Marvel favourite

As we approach E3, news of all things Nintendo comes thick and fast — in fact, you never quite know where it’s going to pop up next. Today we had news of a Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 pack including Venom. Venom is one of Spider-Man's arch-enemies and is a slightly unusual character – not least as the name has belonged...

Play: Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Bring it on

As you may have seen recently, we've opened the round-the-clock Nintendo Life GP in Wii U racer Mario Kart 8, and since its launch two days ago hundreds of players have jumped in for some races. That's a rolling tournament with no real rules or winners, it's just for fun. We've decided that an old-fashioned Community session is needed,...

News: Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Natsume Confirms A-Train: City Simulator For 3DS and Alphadia Genesis for Wii U

Some story background for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley also included

Natsume recently announced that Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is coming to 3DS in 2014, and has today used its pre-E3 press release to confirm two more titles coming to Nintendo systems; both seem like candidates for the eShop, though that's not confirmed. First up we have...

Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial Fire Hopping Technique In Mario Kart 8?

Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial Fire Hopping Technique In Mario Kart 8?

New trick shaves seconds off lap times

Every new Mario Kart release comes with its own little tricks, but sometimes these speed-boosting techniques are seen as largely unintentional on Nintendo's part, leading fans to decry them as "exploits" rather than recognizing them as legitimate strategies. In Mario Kart 8's case, the "Fire Hop" is dividing...

News: Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse

Nintendo@E3 2014 Community Now Live on Miiverse

Announcement community included

Following hot on the heels of a platform update, Miiverse has another exciting addition for social Nintendo gamers to enjoy. It's formally launched its Nintendo@E3 2014 Community, and a sub-community that'll host official announcements through 'news, videos and events'. The main community is already buzzing with...

News: Zen Studios Collaborates With Telltale Games and Creator of The Walking Dead to Create Themed Pinball Table

Zen Studios Collaborates With Telltale Games and Creator of The Walking Dead to Create Themed Pinball Table

Wii U release inconclusive

Fans of The Walking Dead are in for a treat with pinball masters Zen Studios announcing it has partnered with the series creator and writer Robert Kirkman, Skybound, and Telltale Games, to release an all-new digital table for Zen Pinball 2 based on the popular episodic game series of the same name. In a true collaborative...

News: Miiverse Update Eases Comment Restriction and Boosts Post Character Limit

Miiverse Update Eases Comment Restriction and Boosts Post Character Limit

Down to two minutes and up to 400 characters, that is

After a major Wii U system update this week, Nintendo has applied a smaller yet potentially rather popular update to its bespoke Miiverse social network, with tweaks that will give users a little more freedom on the platform. The ever evolving platform's changes have been applied across the Wii...

Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring The Wii U to Another Level

Nintendo's System Updates Bring The Wii U to Another Level

A major leap from day one

For those that owned the Wii U since day one, cast your mind back to its UI (user interface) and OS (operating system) when you fired up the system for the first time. It was, to be rather blunt, a mediocre experience, mainly due to its excessively slow performance. Don't forget that a popular video of a Japanese fan...

Play: The Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 GP Is Now Open

The Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 GP Is Now Open

Come join our rolling tournament

As we all know, Mario Kart 8 is now available worldwide, and many of you will already have spent countless hours navigating its various courses and taking out rivals with red shells. With the view of bringing the Nintendo Life karting community together, we've opened up a rolling tournament called Nintendo Life GP,...

Weirdness: Luigi's Mario Kart 8 'Death Stare' Is Deemed Noteworthy By Fox News

Luigi's Mario Kart 8 'Death Stare' Is Deemed Noteworthy By Fox News

More exposure for Mario Kart 8, though

One of the more amusing memes to come out of Mario Kart 8 has to be Luigi's "Death Stare", which we're pretty sure you've seen several times in the game itself, as well as on various social networking sites. It would appear that this particular element of Nintendo's new Wii U racer has well and truly "gone...

News: Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Outlined Further, With Nintendo Minute to Follow Digital Event

Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Outlined Further, With Nintendo Minute to Follow Digital Event

The unscripted Treehouse coverage still has us intrigued

Nintendo's E3 plans are fairly well-known now, with the mystery now revolving around what will be shown in its Digital Event and accompanying demonstrations; fans of Super Smash Bros. can also look forward to the Invitational event or finding a demo station at a local Best Buy store. A press...

News: Double Fine Is Bringing Costume Quest 2 To The Wii U eShop This Halloween

Double Fine Is Bringing Costume Quest 2 To The Wii U eShop This Halloween

Not a trick, but definitely a treat

Double Fine Productions has confirmed that Costume Quest 2 will be coming to the Wii U eShop later this year. The sequel to one of 2010's most acclaimed downloadable titles, this new title will once again focus on turned-based battles and good, old-fashioned trick or treating. Reynold and Wren make a return, with...

News: Official Twitch E3 Schedule Features Four Extra Nintendo Demonstrations, Including an "Unannounced Title"

Official Twitch E3 Schedule Features Four Extra Nintendo Demonstrations, Including an "Unannounced Title"

Set hype mode to max

E3 is now around a week away, which means it's sweaty palm time for excited gamers and Nintendo's executives. Nintendo is no doubt hoping to make an impact this year that'll earn both attention and praise, with features such as the Wii U's GamePad and NFC — along with new games — set to be prominent. The company's official...