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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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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 puts Satoru Iwata in charge of American division

Nintendo puts Satoru Iwata in charge of American division

Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata will take over as CEO of Nintendo America, the gaming company has announced, as part of the firm's attempts to pare back the layers of bureaucracy and react to the entertainment market more swiftly. The shuffle - which will see current chairman and CEO of Nintendo of America, Tatsumi Kimishima, shifted from the US to Japan, and take up a new role as Nintendo Co., Ltd managing director - is expected to take place later in the summer.

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Limited Edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL may be heading your way

Limited Edition Animal Crossing 3DS XL may be heading your way

For those of you who love Animal Crossing, and are planning on grabbing Animal Crossing: New Leaf as soon as it comes out for the 3DS, here's some great news for you. The limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL Animal Crossing Bundle will most likely be making its way to you. So far, it's only been confirmed for the UK, however, there's speculation that the bundle will also be making its way to the United States, and various European countries.

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Entirely new 3D Legend of Zelda title revealed for Nintendo 3DS

Entirely new 3D Legend of Zelda title revealed for Nintendo 3DS

This week the folks at Nintendo have released a big batch of information on their star handheld 3DS including none other than a brand new Legend of Zelda title! With this new Legend of Zelda game you'll find a completely new game build from the ground up - but with a universe that's set in the same environment as the 1992 classic "A Link to the Past". That fabulous Super Nintendo game remains fresh even today - and its experience will be jumped in upon by Link in full 3D action soon!

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Mario Party, Yoshi’s Island sequel, and more heading to 3DS

Mario Party, Yoshi’s Island sequel, and more heading to 3DS

Nintendo just announced, via a Nintendo Direct presentation, that a handful of new games that will be heading to the company's 3DS handheld gaming console this year. Mario Party will be making its first appearance in the 3DS, Yoshi's Island will be getting a sequel, Mario and Luigi will be teaming up again in Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, and Donkey Kong is coming back with Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

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LearnFun and PlayFun defeat video games with computer knowledge

LearnFun and PlayFun defeat video games with computer knowledge

The machines are just about to take over the planet now that computer scientist Tom Murphy has presented a paper on the possibility of video games being beaten by robots. It's not quite that simple, but in essence, it's time for Progress Quest to take hold. Presented at SigBovik 2013, what you're about to see is a set of programs: LearnFun and PlayFun - the first watches you play the video game, the second takes the information and beats the video game much more efficiently than you can.

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