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Nintendo refutes report that Wii U production is ending

Nintendo refutes report that Wii U production is ending

While Nikkei, the Japanese business newspaper, may have a decent record when it comes to predicting and leaking the future plans of the country's tech giants, it seems its recent report about Nintendo ending production of the Wii U game console is a bit far from the mark. Nintendo has come forward and stated that is not true, and it has plans to continue producing the Wii U throughout the rest of the year.

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Nintendo Wii U production tipped to end this year

Nintendo Wii U production tipped to end this year

Nintendo will stop production of the Wii U by the end of this year, sources say. Such a business move will mark the end of Nintendo's lackluster console, and will reportedly be joined by the announcement of a new game console, though details are sparse at this time. Poor sales are cited as the cause, and the Nintendo NX is most likely the rumored replacement.

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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ DLC brings zombies on March 29

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ DLC brings zombies on March 29

Next week, Xbox owners with Rise of the Tomb Raider will get access to the game's next DLC "Cold Darkness Awakened." First came “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch” and Endurance Mode; this time around, gamers are getting a hoard of zombie Trinity soldiers to battle against, and they're tasked with shutting down the decommissioned base from which the zombies are raised.

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DOOM: all six multiplayer modes detailed

DOOM: all six multiplayer modes detailed

The new DOOM is arriving on May 13, and it’ll be bringing multiplayer modes with it. Bethesda has detailed all six planned multiplayer mode, and has dropped a trailer that shows a snippet of gameplay. The six multiplayer modes include: Soul Harvest, Freeze Tag, Warpath, Domination, Team Deathmatch, and Clan Area, a mixture of new and classic battles for maximum fun. Check out the video after the jump!

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Next Destiny update lands in April with new challenges, gear

Next Destiny update lands in April with new challenges, gear

Fellow Destiny fans, rejoice! Developer Bungie has finally shared some solid info on the next activities update for everyone's favorite shooter. Since the release of the huge expansion that was The Taken King back in September, things have gotten little stale, with the last few months seeing only minor, temporary "events" to hold our attention. That's set to change on April 12th, however, as Destiny will be receiving its largest non-paid update ever, including promises of new gear and activities.

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Telltale details episodic Batman game, will put players in Bruce’s shoes

Telltale details episodic Batman game, will put players in Bruce’s shoes

Developer Telltale Games first teased its upcoming Batman title back in December, but at SXSW earlier this week they revealed some new details on how their game will differ from other recent Batman releases. We already knew the game would see Telltale use its method of episodic releases, a formula they've perfected with their Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, and Tales from the Borderlands titles, but now the developer has shared that we'll see just as much screen time with Bruce Wayne as we will his masked alter ego.

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Report: ‘PlayStation 4.5’ console in pipeline with 4K, more power

Report: ‘PlayStation 4.5’ console in pipeline with 4K, more power

Sony is quietly working on a PS4 hardware update called the “Playstation 4.5,” according to sources. This updated console will still be a PlayStation 4 in spirit, but will get some hardware upgrades that enable it to play 4K-resolution video games and better handle PlayStation VR, among other things. The PS4.5, as it's being called, will be more competitive with PC hardware when it comes to running VR headsets, as well.

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PlayStation VR pre-order bundle includes everything you need

PlayStation VR pre-order bundle includes everything you need

By now you've probably heard all the big news about the GDC-unveiling of Sony's PlayStation VR headset — and if you haven't, be sure to check out our hand-on write-up. However, what some PlayStation 4 gamers might have noticed is that the initial $399 price tag doesn't include a few necessary accessories that they may not already own, something I pointed out might increase the entry price for Sony's VR experience. Fortunately, the company has just announced a bundle that includes everything at a great value.

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Sonic the Hedgehog spins onto Apple TV

Sonic the Hedgehog spins onto Apple TV

If you ever owned a Sega Genesis console back in the golden days of 16-bit gaming, you almost surely spent some time with the Sonic the Hedgehog games. While the high-speed platforming, loop-de-loop running, ring-collecting hero has long been available on mobile devices, nothing beats playing the games on a real television. Fortunately for iOS and Apple TV users, that opportunity is returning. Sega has just updated the existing app for Sonic the Hedgehog 1, introducing tvOS support.

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Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Microsoft has unveiled a couple of new wireless controllers, both with a faded color gradient finish, which is a first among Xbox One wireless controllers. The two controllers are dubbed “Copper Shadow” and “Dusk Shadow,” each hinting at the color of the controller as it fades to black. Colors aside, they come with all the usual Xbox One controller features.

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‘BioShock: The Collection’ rating appears, this time in Taiwan

‘BioShock: The Collection’ rating appears, this time in Taiwan

Another video game rating for BioShock: The Collection has surfaced, this time in Taiwan. The newest document joins a rating recently surfaced in Brazil, where a document was published revealing the bundle’s title, as well as the platforms it will be available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This time around, though, we have a photo of the bundle's cover.

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‘The Division’ made $330m in first week, set new record

‘The Division’ made $330m in first week, set new record

The Division had the biggest first week ever for a new game franchise, Ubisoft has announced. The video game raked in $330 million across the globe during its first five days, beating out Destiny and others to take the new record. As well, this makes The Division Ubisoft’s highest bestselling game ever, something that isn’t surprising considering it has already broken at least one other record.

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