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Wii U Pro Controller battery lasts 80 hours, retailers claim

Wii U Pro Controller battery lasts 80 hours, retailers claim

The Wii U Pro Controller is obviously aimed at gamers who want a more traditional experience, but it may just be perfect for hardcore gamers in more ways than one. Listings on both Amazon and GameStop are saying that the Pro Controller's rechargeable battery can last a ridiculously long time. Spotted by Nintendo Life, both listings claim that the Pro Controller can keep chugging along for up to 80 hours on a single charge.

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Nintendo Wii U GamePad delay only 1/60 of a second

Nintendo Wii U GamePad delay only 1/60 of a second

Because of the high-definition graphics of the Wii U and the 854×480 resolution of the Wii U GamePad's screen, a lot of people have been guessing that the lag time would be incredibly high. However, Ubisoft's Rayman Legends developer Michel Ancel has confirmed that the GamePad's screen only has a delay of 1/60 of a second.

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ZombiU story detailed in new development diary

ZombiU story detailed in new development diary

The Wii U has a pretty impressive launch line-up, to be sure, but it seems that one of the best launch titles for the console will be Ubisoft's ZombiU. We've already seen and heard some great things about ZombiU, and today we're finding out more about the game's story and characters thanks to a new development diary Ubisoft has shared with IGN. Needless to say, it's going to be a bloody and scary experience, but it seems that Ubisoft has made an effort to connect the events in the game with real-world people.

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X-Arcade offers Wii U controller adapter

X-Arcade offers Wii U controller adapter

X-Arcade makes some of the coolest arcade controllers out there that will take you right back to the arcade of your youth. The company makes large controllers with big joysticks and big buttons that appear to have come right off the Pac-Man game from 1980. The cool part is that the company also makes a number of adapters allowing you to use that controller with just about every game console available.

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Wii U replacement GamePads will be offered at launch

Wii U replacement GamePads will be offered at launch

We already know that Nintendo isn't planning to offer standalone Wii U GamePads at launch here in the US, because the company isn't expecting to have games that support multiple GamePads available until sometime next year. That's fair enough, but that raises a pretty significant question for some gamers: what happens if the GamePad that comes packed with your Wii U gets damaged? Will you just be out of luck until Nintendo decides to start offering standalone GamePads? Thankfully, the answer to that question is "no," as Nintendo will be offering replacement GamePads for the more clumsy gamers out there.

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Wii U pre-orders going fast at most online retailers

Wii U pre-orders going fast at most online retailers

Nintendo's incoming Wii U has only been up for pre-order for a few days, but already it seems that some retailers are having issues keeping the console in stock. This is immediately reminiscent of the original Wii, which was a rare find for quite some time after release. Could the Wii U be headed for the same post-launch stock issues? That's hard to say for sure, but it certainly seems that way.

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