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Nintendo lists Best Buy locations for E3 game previews

Nintendo lists Best Buy locations for E3 game previews

Nintendo has listed the 110 Best Buy stores that will give impatient gamers an opportunity to play new Wii U and 3DS titles alongside their launch at E3 2013 next month, as part of its attempt to boost enthusiasm in the fact of Sony and Microsoft's next-gen consoles. The scheme, revealed earlier this month, will see select games put up for in-store play, though not offered for sale at that stage.

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Nintendo reveals E3 game demo Best Buy plans and SEGA Sonic exclusive

Nintendo reveals E3 game demo Best Buy plans and SEGA Sonic exclusive

Nintendo is aiming to democratize E3 2013 next week, partnering with Best Buy in the US and Canada to give access to unreleased games to those who can't attend the annual gaming event. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime revealed the plans at the tail-end of a Nintendo Direct presentation; "this year," Fils-Aime said of E3, "it's all about the games." That will include an exclusive title with SEGA from the Sonic series.

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EA has nothing in the pipeline for the Nintendo Wii U

EA has nothing in the pipeline for the Nintendo Wii U

If you follow the gaming industry at all, you know that Nintendo has been struggling significantly over the last year or so. While the company rode high on the incredible popularity of the original Nintendo Wii years ago, it has been unable to replicate that success with its latest generation console. The Nintendo Wii U has proven unpopular to the point where many game developers see no value in developing video games for the system.

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Nintendo to nab ad revenue from YouTube users’ gaming videos

Nintendo to nab ad revenue from YouTube users’ gaming videos

YouTube allows certain users to earn revenue from advertisements displayed on their videos, while others upload videos simply for the joy of it. What neither of those two types of users are happy about is the revelation that Nintendo will acquire all revenue proceeds earned by those users' videos featuring games by the company. Nintendo's response is a tad passive aggressive, suggesting that users have to deal with it or else their ability to upload the videos will be blocked entirely.

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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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Wiikey hacks Wii U to play games from USB drives

Wiikey hacks Wii U to play games from USB drives

Wiikey, the hackers who invented mod chips and soft mods for the Nintendo Wii and many other consoles, have developed a new hack for the Wii U that lets them play content and games from a custom USB drive. With the new hacking method, it looks like you won't need to do any hardware modifications to your system to hack it. All you need to do is connect the custom USB device, WiikeÜ, too your Wii U and you're good to go.

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Nintendo blocks out 3rd party resellers with own refurbished online store

Nintendo blocks out 3rd party resellers with own refurbished online store

Nintendo is looking to steal some business away from 3rd party resellers like Gamestop or Game n' Trade with its own refurbished online store. Its new refurbished store currently only offers slightly blemished Nintendo 3DS and Nintedo DSi XL systems, but soon it may offer even more products like the Wii U. While the refurbished online store will be beneficial to consumers, it will be detrimental to businesses. Luckily for businesses around the world, Nintendo's refurbished store is only available in North America.

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Nintendo Wii U gets faster firmware: Way paved for Virtual Console

Nintendo Wii U gets faster firmware: Way paved for Virtual Console

Nintendo has pushed out a new firmware update for its Wii U, giving the console a new lick of speed among other things, while promising the imminent arrival of Wii U Panorama View and Virtual Console. The new firmware, available today, addresses one of the most common criticisms of the Wii U - its sluggish reactions - by shaving time off boot-up, application launching and closing, and switching between titles.

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