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Minecraft on the Wii U: Too little too late

Minecraft on the Wii U: Too little too late

Minecraft is the sort of game that we'll only see once in a lifetime. It was originally created by a single guy, and has gone on to be the single best-selling PC game of all time. In fact, it very well could overthrow Tetris and Wii Sports as the best-selling video game of all time. The game has been sold on nearly every imaginable platform, except the one that makes the most sense (besides the PC). Today, it was announced that the game would finally be coming to the Wii U.

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Nintendo confirms Minecraft: Wii U Edition, release date revealed

Nintendo confirms Minecraft: Wii U Edition, release date revealed

Just over a month ago it was hinted that the hit game Minecraft was finally coming Nintendo's Wii U console, one of the few platforms not to have a version of the title. A listing for the game was discovered on the website for PEGI, Europe's game ratings association, and scheduled for the next day was one of Nintendo's Direct livestream announcements, making it easy to believe an announcement was inbound. Well, Nintendo said nothing about Minecraft at the time, but now they've confirmed the game is coming to Wii U, even sharing the release date.

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Nintendo: focus is on IP not mobile, NX will be very different

Nintendo: focus is on IP not mobile, NX will be very different

Although it seems that the sleeping dragon that is Nintendo has started to rouse from its deep hibernation, perhaps it is wise to still rein in expectations and throttle down the excitement. Newly minted company president Tatsumi Kimishima sat down with TIME Magazine to reveal as much as he could about his plans for Nintendo. And there might be some disappointment for those wishing Nintendo would make a stronger stance on mobile. The good news? Kimishima is at least promising that the Nintendo NX console will be very different from the much criticized Wii platform.

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Super Smash Bros Project M is ended, team heads to new project

Super Smash Bros Project M is ended, team heads to new project

The bummer in this situation is the fact that the original team of developers will no longer be working on Project M. The good news is - they're not quitting the business altogether. A side-project, mostly for the fun of it, isn't going to be the end-point for the people behind the popular Super Smash Bros mod-makers, and the mods that've already been made will remain in operation for the foreseeable future.

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Nintendo video compares New 3DS loading times against its predecessor

Nintendo video compares New 3DS loading times against its predecessor

Loading times are the bane of every gamer. As seconds of loading screens add up to precious minutes over time, you start to wonder just how much more of the game you could play, if it would only load faster. I've even put down games, just because I hated dealing with constant, long loading screens (I'm looking at you GTA Online). Well, if you've picked up Monster Hunter X and feel like you're wasting too much time waiting on the game to load, Nintendo has a way to fix that.

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Nintendo NX release tipped for 2016 (in short supply)

Nintendo NX release tipped for 2016 (in short supply)

For the last few console generations, there have been three major players: Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. What's been interesting is that while Sony and Microsoft seem to be battling it out, Nintendo has been happy to do their own thing. They're already gearing up for another console release sometime next year, but rumor has it that there might not be enough of them to go around.

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Mario watch by Romain Jerome is the perfect $19K Christmas gift

Mario watch by Romain Jerome is the perfect $19K Christmas gift

If you're an old-school Mario fan, or need the perfect Christmas gift for someone who is, look no further than this limited edition Super Mario Bros. watch from Romain Jerome. Only problem is, it's going to cost you a whopping $18,950. Ouch. Maybe it would better to just track down an old NES in working condition along with copy of the original Mario game.

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Nintendo debuts official eBay storefront

Nintendo debuts official eBay storefront

As Black Friday, and its partnering Cyber Monday, are quickly approaching to kick off the holiday shopping season, gaming giant Nintendo has chosen auction giant eBay to launch its newest official web store. The store gives shoppers another option when it comes to buying Nintendo hardware, games, and accessories online, with the security of ordering directly from the company.

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Fan recreates Mega Man 1 in Super Mario Maker

Fan recreates Mega Man 1 in Super Mario Maker

When Nintendo released Super Mario Maker, it was the first time that the masses could easily create their own levels for the intrepid plumber. Sure, there were ways to do it involving an emulator, but this method is far easier. So once it was released into the wild, many people set out to make crazy difficult stages that took many attempts to pass. But one person decided that this was the perfect opportunity for a Mega Man crossover.

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Nintendo reveals lots of Zelda, Pokemon, and a Fox coming up

Nintendo reveals lots of Zelda, Pokemon, and a Fox coming up

In its latest Nintendo Direct presentation, its first since the passing of the late Satoru Iwata , the gaming company giant laid out its future in the next few months all the way to 2016. At least as far as its games are concerned. There is sadly no hint or even foreshadowing of its long rumored and speculated NX console. But with the extensive lost of games coming our way, some gamers might be distracted for a while, with a variety of games that contain surprise appearances of old school pocket monsters, a gender bender green clad elf hero, and the long awaited return of a space fox.

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Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

It looks like the mega-popular game Minecraft is about to make its debut on a new platform: Nintendo's Wii U. A listing for the game has been found on the website for PEGI, the video game ratings association for Europe, complete with a release date of November 12th, which happens to be today. While it's not clear if the latest version of Minecraft really will be available in the next few hours, what is scheduled for today is a Nintendo Direct livestream announcement.

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DeNA CEO: Nintendo’s first mobile games will be free

DeNA CEO: Nintendo’s first mobile games will be free

In March, DeNA announced a partnership with Nintendo that will bring about mobile games for “smart devices.” We’ve heard bits and pieces about the planned games since then, including an anticipated “free-to-start” business model. In an earnings call today, DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu revealed more about the business plan, saying that “games currently in the pipeline are all free to play.” Five games will be released by March 2017; of those, it isn’t clear how many are “in the pipeline."

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