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Nintendo TVii launching December 8 in Japan, US and Europe in 2013 [update]

Nintendo TVii launching December 8 in Japan, US and Europe in 2013 [update]

Nintendo has announced that TVii, the Wii U's multimedia TV guide, will launch alongside the console's Japan launch on December 8, while US and European users will have to until 2013 in order to get TVii functionality. TVii pulls data from Rovi’s G-Guide and lets gamers scroll through listings using the GamePad.

UPDATE: It's confirmed that Europe will see the 2013 delay, but a solid release date for the US is actually still unknown. The last we heard, TVii was delayed into December, so it's possible we may see it on the 8th along with Japan, but no official word from Nintendo on that yet.

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Wii U menu sounds turned into 9-track music album

Wii U menu sounds turned into 9-track music album

It's time for the remix - call up DJ Cutman and get him on the case - Wii U's beats need to be made into a full album for all to enjoy. That's exactly what the man has done here at the launch of the next-generation gaming console, taking the "greatest hits" of the device that's sold out across the planet and making it into a one-shot album of nine tracks. Though the legality of selling such an album is questionable, you can choose to download the tracks for free at your own risk.

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THQ clears up Wii U “horrible, slow CPU” claim

THQ clears up Wii U “horrible, slow CPU” claim

A couple days ago, 4A Games developer Oles Shishkovtsov had some fighting words for Nintendo's new Wii U gaming console. He simply said that the new console has a "horrible, slow CPU." He was pretty straightforward in his comment obviously, but THQ's Huw Beynon -- who works full time as a representative of 4A Games -- says that Shishkovtsov's comment didn't tell the full story necessarily.

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Nintendo Wii U “has horrible, slow CPU” says game developer

Nintendo Wii U “has horrible, slow CPU” says game developer

The Wii U from Nintendo just released a couple days ago, and it's turning out to be a pretty hot item. However, to one game developing studio in particular, it's not as great as it may seem. 4A Games will be bringing its new shooter, Metro: Last Light, to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, but they'll be skipping the Wii U because of it's "slow CPU."

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Nintendo says Wii U still has a long way to go

Nintendo says Wii U still has a long way to go

The Nintendo Wii U just launched a couple of days ago, and it's the company's first high-definition gaming console that is aiming to completely change the way games are played. The Wii U's GamePad is a completely new take on the traditional game controller, but Nintendo says that even with the console now officially launched, there's still a lot to do.

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BioWare announces Mass Effect 3 Special Edition for Wii U

BioWare announces Mass Effect  3 Special Edition for Wii U

If you bought the Nintendo Wii U game console when it launched earlier this month or if Santa will be bringing you one for Christmas, you will be glad to hear that EA and BioWare have announced they will be bringing one of the best games of the year to the new Nintendo game console. The game is Mass Effect 3 Special Edition. The Special Edition of the game has been enhanced specifically for the Nintendo Wii U console.

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Wii U launch titles hit Metacritic with varying scores

Wii U launch titles hit Metacritic with varying scores

The Wii U had its big moment yesterday, launching to long lines and excited customers. As a game console, the Wii U brings a lot of exciting possibilities with it, especially with Nintendo's tablet-style gamepad. We're looking forward to seeing what happens with the Wii U in the future, but first things first: how are the launch games holding up with the critics?

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Grand Theft Auto V may be coming to Wii U and PC

Grand Theft Auto V may be coming to Wii U and PC

The Nintendo Wii U just launched yesterday, and it already has a bevy of games available for purchase, including some big titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Madden 13, and a handful of Nintendo-developed titles. However, the latest Grand Theft Auto installment may be hitting the new console come next spring.

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Wii U iFixit teardown shows super easy fix-up

Wii U iFixit teardown shows super easy fix-up

It's time for the iFixit teardown of the Wii U, bringing on more details about this device than you could ever possibly want to know about. Starting with the basics, it's found that along with NFC and either 8GB or 32GB iterations for internal storage, this unit has USB hard drive support, AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU action, and a fabulous IBM Power-based multi-core processor. All that we know about - that and the 6.2-inch 854 x 480 pixels LCD panel on the touchscreen controller as well as a disk slot, sync button, SD card slot, USB 2.0 x 4, HDMI, AV multi-out, and sensor bar connector on the main unit.

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Wii U’s launch day update reportedly causing major problems

Wii U’s launch day update reportedly causing major problems

Nintendo may have a reason to gloat with the Wii U sold out across the US, but it seems that the console launch is not without some major issues. We already had the last-minute delay of Nintendo TVii to deal with, and now there seem to be some grievances with the launch day update Nintendo is pushing. For starters, the update is apparently around 5GB in size, with Geoff Keighley of GameTrailers and Ben Fritz of the LA Times reporting that it takes anywhere from an hour to two hours plus to download and apply.

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Nintendo charging $0.50 for minors to register on Wii U Nintendo Network

Nintendo charging $0.50 for minors to register on Wii U Nintendo Network

It looks like Nintendo is making some sort of effort to keep its online community safe and more civilized on the Wii U, by requiring gamers under 18 to get a parent to assist in registering for an account on Nintendo Network. Minors must pay a one-time $0.50 fee payable with a credit card before they can start using the service.

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Reggie Fils-Aime talks Wii U Nintendo TVii delay

Reggie Fils-Aime talks Wii U Nintendo TVii delay

The launch of the Wii U is exciting for any Nintendo fan, but one thing that's bumming owners out is the delay of Nintendo TVii. We found out just before launch that Nintendo TVii won't be arriving until sometime in December, when before that announcement, Nintendo had been saying that the service would be patched in at launch. The last minute delay has to sting for some who were looking forward to Nintendo TVii, but in a new interview with MTV Multiplayer, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime did his best to justify the delay.

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