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Mighty No. 9 preview screencaps shared by Mega Man creator

Mighty No. 9 preview screencaps shared by Mega Man creator

This week the man who created Mega Man has shown a few new screenshots of Mighty No. 9, the next-gen game Comcept developer studio are working on - and boy, is it a simple construct. What you'll be seeing here is a couple of angles on what one of history's most infamous game heros has been up to courtesy of Keiji Inafune, showing off some of how this little fellow will be getting along with his placeholder enemies. That is, after all, what we're resigned to looking at for quite a while here.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U to do away with edge-hoggers

Super Smash Bros. Wii U to do away with edge-hoggers

For those of you that've been playing every single Super Smash Bros. game since the first hit the N64, you may very well know about the type of player that hogs the edge. This is the sort of play where a player gets kicked off the side of a level and - barring the player that hangs on the edge to block them - would otherwise be able to flip back up. The next generation of Super Smash Bros. takes care of this nonsensical bit of gameplay.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

This morning the creator of the Nintendo multiplayer franchise Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, has posted a single screenshot of a next-generation game. This game will almost certainly exist inside the Super Smash Bros. universe, and due to the fact that the Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are coming in 2014, rumors are flying wildly. Sakurai suggests only that this pic does not show “a story mode like The Subspace Emissary.”

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Nintendo finally considering “smart device” gaming as Wii U flops

Nintendo finally considering “smart device” gaming as Wii U flops

Nintendo has confirmed it is "studying" the potential for smartphones and gaming, with company president Satoru Iwata admitting that it is "thinking about a new business structure" in the face of appalling Wii U sales. The Japanese gaming firm was forced to predict whole-year losses of $335 million - having previously guesstimated a $950m profit - after it said demand for the touchscreen console dropped by around 70-percent compared to earlier estimates. However, Iwata argued, it's not just a matter of porting classic Nintendo titles to iOS and Android.

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Nintendo loss forecasted thanks to weak Wii U sales

Nintendo loss forecasted thanks to weak Wii U sales

Nintendo has been struggling over the last few years to compete in the gaming hardware and software market. The company did well with the original Nintendo Wii the first several years it was available and when the novelty of its control system wore off, sales declined rapidly. Sales of the Nintendo Wii U never took off in the way that the gaming firm had hoped.

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Project CARS ready for Steam OS, headliner for cross-platform 4K performance

Project CARS ready for Steam OS, headliner for cross-platform 4K performance

Project CARS, the crowd-powered AAA racing title, is being shown off on triple-screen goodness at CES this week, where attendees can see it in action on a three-screen 4K display setup. The game is slated for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and as was announced back in early November, to Valve's Steam OS.

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Wii Fit U lands in time to help you meet those fitness New Year’s resolutions

Wii Fit U lands in time to help you meet those fitness New Year’s resolutions

The Nintendo Wii certainly broke new ground when it came to controls, even if the games didn’t have the graphics that most gamers expected. One of the more popular games and accessories for the original Wii was the Wii Fit. That device helped people get fit while playing games.

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Wii U GamePad hacked to stream PC games, NVIDIA SHIELD up next

Wii U GamePad hacked to stream PC games, NVIDIA SHIELD up next

Hackers have taken a liking to the idea of streaming games from their PC to their handheld devices over the past couple of years, this bit of interest sparked greatly by the coming of NVIDIA SHIELD. This week a couple of developers on the hacking side of the bar have shown off a bit of game streaming functionality with the Wii U GamePad. While this device was created to work with Wii U games, these fellows have successfully reverse engineered the machine to stream PC games too.

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Minecraft for Wii U currently not in the cards: Markus Persson

Minecraft for Wii U currently not in the cards: Markus Persson

Minecraft creator Markus Persson this weekend indicated that the game will not be available on Wii U anytime soon. He cited a heavy workload on existing projects as the reason for the lack of a forthcoming Wii U incarnation. He did not dismiss the idea altogether for the long term, however.

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Nintendo freezes Pokemon Bank US launch as eShop woes continue

Nintendo freezes Pokemon Bank US launch as eShop woes continue

Nintendo has cancelled its Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter launch plans in North America amid ongoing service outages, that have left the eShop inaccessible to Wii U and 3DS gamers since Christmas Day. The decision, Nintendo says, will mean that today's expected launch of the 3DS Pokemon service will no longer go ahead, having been postponed to an unspecified point in the future as it attempts to wrangle its recalcitrant servers.

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Nintendo eShop offline and Pokemon Bank frozen as servers struggle

Nintendo eShop offline and Pokemon Bank frozen as servers struggle

Nintendo may not have made the same headlines as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 over the holidays, but a surge of users has seen the eShop suffer downtime for 3DS and Wii U owners since Christmas. The company has blamed an inrush of Nintendo Network ID registrations leaving owners of both its handheld and living room systems unable to access the eShop download store, and even forcing Nintendo to take its Pokemon Bank service offline in Japan.

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Nintendo Needs to Launch a New Console In 2014

Nintendo Needs to Launch a New Console In 2014

It’s official: the time has come for Nintendo to put an end to its Wii U game-playing and launch a new console in 2014.

Now, I should note that the Wii U shouldn’t be tossed aside like yesterday’s news, but it should be dramatically reduced in price. What’s more, it should become the “cheap” console option for those who want to get into Nintendo gaming. For everyone else, Nintendo needs to deliver a high-end piece of hardware that can compete with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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