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Wii U Announced and Detailed in Full

Wii U Announced and Detailed in Full

Nintendo's opening E3 2011 keynote took a wild turn near the end with an announcement of a brand new piece of hardware. "In thinking about a new Nintendo system we knew the prevailing thought would be this: yes, the game would probably be right for all of us, but could it also be a perfect fit just for you," said Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Global President. "The answer to that question is an emphatic: Absolutely. Today, welcome to the world of Wii U." A bright and simple Wii with an inverted U in a blue/green square appeared on the screen, and there was much rejoicing.

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E3 Nintendo Keynote Opens with Zelda Orchestra, Four New Zelda Titles

E3 Nintendo Keynote Opens with Zelda Orchestra, Four New Zelda Titles

Nintendo's opening keynote for E3 2011 on June 7th, 2011 began with a blast - a giant screen display showing off a massive collection of Zelda scenes from every single iteration of the game (or so it seemed) since the beginning of the series. One of the most legendary names in gaming Shigeru Miyamoto, aka the creator of The Legend of Zelda, is called on stage. His presentation includes a series of "live" songs from the game played by the in-house orchestra. Certainly a strange display for the 25th anniversary of the Zelda series.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 22, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 22, 2011

Gaming got some extra attention this week with speculation about the next-gen Nintendo Wii, a unique offer on the Xbox 360, and restoration issues for the PlayStation network. Android's WiFi security problem gets a fix, and the latest 3.1 Honeycomb update will be heading to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 in June. Amazon is possibly ramping up a family of Android tablets, with the first two codenamed 'Coyote' and 'Hollywood' to hit the market before end of the year. Apple will be celebrating its 10th retail anniversary with a possible revamp dubbed Apple Store 2.0. The timelines for various smartphones and tablets have been revealed for the major carriers Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Continue after the jump for the roundup video and the full recap list.

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Nintendo slashes new Wii package to $150; outs “Nintendo Selects” game range

Nintendo slashes new Wii package to $150; outs “Nintendo Selects” game range

Nintendo may have the Wii replacement coming next year - tipped to be the Wii 2 "Stream" - but it still has to sell the first-gen console if it wants to turn its dire 2010 financial performance around. In that spirit the company has slashed the suggested retail price of the Wii to $149.99, and as of May 15 will be bundling Mario Kart along with a Wii Wheel accessory.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Monday bought with it news that Nintendo was set to unveil a replacement for the Wii console at E3 this summer. The console itself is due to land for purchase sometime next year according to reports. The biggest story of the week has been the Sony PSN outage. Sony admitted that the Dev accounts and user accounts were hacked by outside sources.

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Does Nintendo Hate Money?

Does Nintendo Hate Money?

Many people would agree that Nintendo has some of the most recognizable software titles in the market. There was a time when proprietary software titles were necessary to differentiate a hardware gaming platform. Title drivers as we call them, were an important part of gaining interest in one companies console over another. The world is different now and I think Nintendo is missing out on a huge opportunity.

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Nintendo Wii 2 “Stream” leaks: HD and Touchscreen controllers in late 2011?

Nintendo Wii 2 “Stream” leaks: HD and Touchscreen controllers in late 2011?

Leaked details aplenty around Nintendo's next-gen console to replace the Wii, believed to be codenamed Project Cafe, with IGN reporting on rumors that the Wii 2 will use innovative controllers with integrated "Screen Stream" technology that can stream games direct to an integrated color touchscreen. Mock-up images of the potential hardware - which may reach the marked as the Nintendo Stream, it's suggested - have been discovered by NeoGAF, meanwhile, showing a somewhat retro, SNES-style console that's said to be around the size of an Xbox 360.

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Wii 2: What’ll it be? Roundup time!

Wii 2: What’ll it be? Roundup time!

It's been nearly five full years since Nintendo released the gaming system that busted a thousand television sets and set millions of hearts on fire with the desire to play video games with their arms instead of their thumbs. Now we're well on our way to a second iteration of this massively successful gaming system, and it's looking like it's going to be landing by June! And what'll it be? Certainly not glasses-free 3D, that's for sure.

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Nintendo Must Release the Wii 2 This Year

Nintendo Must Release the Wii 2 This Year

The video game market finds itself in a rather interesting place. Its consoles are still selling exceptionally well, some of the best games released in a long time hit store shelves in 2010, and yet, consumers, pundits, and analysts are wondering when Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will be announcing new consoles.

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