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Smash Brothers Wii U gameplay videos hit E3 with Nintendo’s 2014 blessing

Smash Brothers Wii U gameplay videos hit E3 with Nintendo’s 2014 blessing

One of the key game franchises for the Nintendo-centric universe has been shown at E3 for the Wii U: Super Smash Brothers. This game takes characters from multiple gaming titles and jams them all into one big multi-player brawl, continuing this fun-filled legacy with the addition of a few new characters here in 2013. This game was one of the most infamous for the original Wii and Nintendo 64.

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Wii U Mario Kart 8 official: underwater, anti-gravity, Miiverse online

Wii U Mario Kart 8 official: underwater, anti-gravity, Miiverse online

This week the folks at Nintendo have revealed the first Mario Kart game for the Wii U, bringing on a new collection of abilities for a new generation as well as pushing together a set of the best hits from past iterations. This game will be known as Mario Kart 8, and will be released in the Spring of 2014 - not nearly soon enough!

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Nintendo Wii U “Basic Recall” sets stage for E3 reboot

Nintendo Wii U “Basic Recall” sets stage for E3 reboot

It's apparent this afternoon that Gamestop is seeing the first of a line of Nintendo-send "Basic Recall" notes for the Wii U basic 8GB model. This model is the smallest and least expensive of the Wii U units out on the market today, this suggesting that the machine is not being called back by Nintendo because of any defect, instead only moving to usher in a new wave of lowered prices and higher capacities.

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Watch Dogs gameplay depicts 21st century ninja

Watch Dogs gameplay depicts 21st century ninja

As launch time approaches, the game developer teams at Ubisoft have revealed a full 6-minute gameplay video of the upcoming title Watch Dogs. This game works with a hero character that, at the time this game began development, was a futuristic smart city dweller. Fast forward 4.5 years later when the game is about to be released and the entire environment has become so real that technology security experts have been brought in to consult on the final product.

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Nintendo Wii U smartphone app support rumored

Nintendo Wii U smartphone app support rumored

In an effort to increase profitability, Nintendo is rumored to be looking into smartphone apps for their Wii U gaming console. Nintendo is hoping that the boost of the number of games available for the Wii U will increase sales for the new console, as well as offer a more diverse library of games to play.

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Eternal Darkness sequel to be crowdfunded, heads to PC and Wii U first

Eternal Darkness sequel to be crowdfunded, heads to PC and Wii U first

Eternal Darkness, a popular survival horror game released for the GameCube, will have a "spiritual successor" soon if finances are in order. Precursor Games will be developing the game and it plans on generating $1.5 million through crowdfunding in order to create Eternal Darkness's sequel. The game will be called Shadow of the Eternals, and it will initially be available for PC and Nintendo Wii U gamers.

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Nintendo confirms hacker claim for Wii U mod chip

Nintendo confirms hacker claim for Wii U mod chip

If you're a legacy fan of the original PlayStation, you know good and well that there's nothing quite like an internationally unlocked mod-chipped gaming console. That's what hackers have claimed to have developed in the way of the Wii U this week, and Nintendo has confirmed that they're on the case. While the system itself has not yet been seen or detected playing illegal copies of games, it would appear that Nintendo's ears are perked.

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Resident Evil: Revelations demo tips multi-platform push

Resident Evil: Revelations demo tips multi-platform push

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil: Revelations will be available as a demo to all platforms sometime soon. It wasn't able to release an exact date, however, it should be coming out before the game launches for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii U come May 21st (May 24th in Europe). The demo will be available for download through the platforms' online shops.

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Nintendo skipping E3 2013 press conference

Nintendo skipping E3 2013 press conference

To no one's real surprise, Nintendo has confirmed that they won't be holding a press conference during E3 2013 coming up in June, and they won't be announcing any new hardware. Instead, the company plans to "announce and have people experience" their software, which could at least mean we'll see more Wii U features make their debut at the annual gaming expo.

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Nintendo launches beta Miiverse online

Nintendo launches beta Miiverse online

Nintendo announced via a tweet on Wednesday that Miiverse can now be accessed online, giving users access outside of the Wii U for the first time and showcasing Nintendo's tentative trip into the social networking sphere. Nintendo is hailing this as a beta move, and so users should expect to see things shift around as it is refined and finalized.

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Nintendo Wii U update coming next week

Nintendo Wii U update coming next week

We knew an update to the Wii U would be coming at some point this month, but Nintendo has finally announced that we should be seeing the update land sometime next week. The update will fix slow load times that have plagued Wii U consoles lately, and it'll also bring background downloads as well as Virtual Console.

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Nintendo Wii U update coming in April

Nintendo Wii U update coming in April

Nintendo has heard its Wii U gamers loud and clear: the Wii U's loading times are pretty slow, but the company has announced that an update for the console will be arriving next month, but they just can't hold back their excitement for the update, so they have released a video showcasing the speed improvements of its new console.

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