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Nintendo Wii U’s Biggest Challenge: Keeping Us Interested

Nintendo Wii U’s Biggest Challenge: Keeping Us Interested

When the Wii U launches later this year, I’ll be one of many people getting into line to get my hands on the latest console. Although I’m not so sure I’ll enjoy it over a long period and I still believe that the Wii U is coming out too soon and with lesser components than it should, I’m a gaming fanatic. And as a gaming fanatic, I can’t help but get my hands on the latest console.

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Nintendo working on 3DS successor

Nintendo working on 3DS successor

Many gamers seem to be underwhelmed by the Wii U so far. Nintendo did show off some titles that would be launching with the platform this holiday season, but this year's E3 presentation was met with a mixed response. Could the company be looking towards yet another handheld console to try and reignite the flames of passion? According to IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto is already focused on the successor to the Nintendo 3DS.

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Nintendo announces Wii U launch titles

Nintendo announces Wii U launch titles

Nintendo hasn’t yet announced when you’ll be able to sit a Wii U beneath your television, and pricing is still a mystery too, but the company has gone into detail regarding its launch lineup at E3. There are a handful of Nintendo properties, as expected, but there are some interesting third-party titles that will be available on the console too, including some fan favourites.

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Nintendo confirms dual Wii U controller support, details gameplay

Nintendo confirms dual Wii U controller support, details gameplay

The main attraction of the Wii U is definitely the handheld controller with integrated touchscreen, although Nintendo did reveal a while ago that only one such controller would work on the console. Now the company has backtracked, saying today at its E3 conference that two controllers will in fact work. Previously a second player in a multiplayer game would have to make do with the traditional Wii controller.

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Rayman Legends Wii U trailer leaked

Rayman Legends Wii U trailer leaked

Looking forward to Nintendo’s Wii U? The concept is interesting enough, but its how games will take advantage of it that will really make or break the device. Hallmark Nintendo titles like Mario and Zelda will inevitably make the jump to the platform, but what can you look forward to for third party titles? According to a new leak, Rayman Legends will be coming to the next-generation console.

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Wii U parts rumored to cost $180: won’t retail under $300

Wii U parts rumored to cost $180: won’t retail under $300

Rumors about each next-generation console seem to be coming thick and fast. First we heard details about the PlayStation Orbis, including specs, then the Xbox 720. The latest rumor is regards to Nintendo’s Wii U. While we have a relatively clear idea of what the Wii U will be offering, pricing so far has remained elusive. New information indicates how much it costs Nintendo to build the console.

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Nintendo struggles made hilarious with Chinese 3D animation

Nintendo struggles made hilarious with Chinese 3D animation

If there's one thing the Chinese news service NMA is good at, it's presenting these ultra-strange 3D animation videos made to help people visualize the situations groups like Nintendo have gotten themselves into. Today's animation takes Nintendo's earnings presented last week and skewers them on several levels, showing Mario being smashed by an original GameBoy while a happy-go-lucky teen plays Angry Birds on his iPhone. Nintendo also faces off against Sony and Microsoft only to get beaten down by the consoles they each have held high above their heads.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 4 2012

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 4 2012

This week started with a total restructuring of the heads at RIM while they consider licensing BlackBerry 10 and Chris Davies assures us that RIM's new CEO is a Placeholder, not a prophet. Of course other than that there's just a brand new Year of the Dragon in China and a radiation storm hitting the Earth courtesy of the Sun. Auroras and full video documentation from NASA intact. And HP's webOS is now open source including its good pal Enyo - and John Rubinstein is gone!

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Nintendo prepping Wii U eBook store and courting iOS devs says source

Nintendo prepping Wii U eBook store and courting iOS devs says source

Nintendo is reportedly not only preparing an app store for the Wii U, the company's next-gen console scheduled for launch this year, but an ebook platform for distributing game guides, digital magazines and more. The company has already approached publishers and developers about the Wii U ereader store, ForgetTheBox's source claims, and is considering offering its back-catalog of out of print "Players Guides" for titles like Super Mario World free to download to Wii U gamers.

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Nintendo: Miyamoto “no intention of stepping down”

Nintendo: Miyamoto “no intention of stepping down”

Reports that Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto was step away from game development are false, the Japanese company has insisted, saying the well-respected exec "has no intention of stepping down." Claims of Miyamoto - responsible for starting the Mario, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda franchises, among others - retiring had been spawned after a Wired interview in which the developer apparently indicated he was keen to take on a "smaller project"; Nintendo's share price was hit strongly, dropping 2-points - more than double the Nikkei average - and forcing the company to issue a clarification.

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