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Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition delays explained as orders are canceled

Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition delays explained as orders are canceled

This week PS3 owners have a lot to get excited about with the highly anticipated release of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, but for some who ordered the limited Wizard's Edition of the game, the launch is causing some headaches. On launch day, some were saying that their Wizard's Edition order hadn't shipped, with others saying that their order hadn't even been processed. This obviously made quite a few gamers angry, but today publisher Namco Bandai has explained why some copies of the Wizard's Edition have been delayed.

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Nintendo proves it’s serious about Wii U’s future

Nintendo proves it’s serious about Wii U’s future

Today’s Nintendo Direct livestream shows that the company is taking the future of its new console very seriously. There was a bit of worry there, since Nintendo is somewhat famous for botching big launches, but after a couple of months of letting the Wii U's launch titles support the system, Nintendo came out with guns blazing today. Wii U owners have a lot of new games and features to look forward to, with Nintendo proving that it isn't simply going to sit back and let its famous name move units.

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New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

Tomorrow, Nintendo will be holding another Nintendo Direct livestream. These livestreams are usually worth watching for one reason or another, but if you're a Wii U owner, you'll definitely want to tune in tomorrow. That's because Satoru Iwata will apparently be announcing some new Wii U titles during the address, and if we're lucky, maybe he'll even announce some release dates.

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Sony might not reveal PS4 until Microsoft has announced next Xbox

Sony might not reveal PS4 until Microsoft has announced next Xbox

If you believe the hype, Sony and Microsoft will be announcing their new consoles this year. We think both will, along with many other gamers and analysts out there. With the next generation seemingly on our doorstep, the only question now is which console will come first. Speaking to The Times (as reported by IGN), Sony CEO Kaz Hirai may have just answered that question by suggesting his company will let Microsoft go first.

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Next Xbox, PlayStation will cost $400 according to analyst

Next Xbox, PlayStation will cost $400 according to analyst

2013 definitely feels like the year of the next-gen console, with Microsoft and Sony both said to be prepping their next consoles for reveal (and possible release) this year. After spending some time at CES talking to game developers and distributors, analyst Colin Sebastian of Baird Equity Research is ready to predict a price point for these incoming consoles, saying in a note to investors today that both should launch with a price tag of $350-$400 here in the US. That includes the next PlayStation, remember, which is a far cry from the $499 and $599 price points its predecessor launched at.

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NVIDIA: We won’t be like greedy console companies with Project SHIELD

NVIDIA: We won’t be like greedy console companies with Project SHIELD

NVIDIA's Project SHIELD won't rely on premium games or locked-down ecosystems to offset hardware costs, unlike traditional consoles, with the company instead looking to free-to-play titles already proliferating on Android. "We'll make our money by selling the device to gamers" senior vice president of content and technology Tony Tamasi said today, contrasting NVIDIA's approach with that of printer ink merchants.

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Fez coming to other platforms, Polytron announces

Fez coming to other platforms, Polytron announces

Polytron's Fez, despite being an indie title that's exclusive to the Xbox 360, was easily one of the best games of the year. It's no surprise, then, that fans are wondering when Polytron will begin porting the game to other platforms, if it ever does at all. We've heard whispers of such ports in the past, but nothing was ever made official... until today, that is.

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The Walking Dead retail release plagued with freezing issues on Xbox 360

The Walking Dead retail release plagued with freezing issues on Xbox 360

Those who received a physical copy of The Walking Dead on Xbox 360 for the holidays are experiencing some rather game-breaking issues. It appears that some players are having to deal with freezing and stuttering while playing the game. If you've ever played one of Telltale's titles, you know that most of them make good use of quick time events - those aren't very easy to complete if your game is stuttering or freezing entirely.

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