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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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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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