Wii U

Capcom planning to release new games for Wii U rather than ports

Capcom planning to release new games for Wii U rather than ports

Now that the Wii U is here, we need some games to play on it. Many publishers have decided to port their older games instead of developing all-new ones in these early days of the console, but Capcom is saying today that it will be focusing on new games when it comes to Wii U development. Sorry Resident Evil fans, but it looks like you won't be getting Resident Evil 6 on the Wii U.

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How Popular Is the Wii U, Really?

How Popular Is the Wii U, Really?

I have a Wii U. And although I find its motion implementation quite fun at times, and the addition of a second screen a good idea, I haven’t played it at all in the last couple of weeks.

I decided to conduct an informal poll with other people I know who also own a Wii U. I asked them if they’ve been playing with the console much since its launch. Nearly every person said that they played it somewhat heavily in the first week after launch, but little after that.

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Giving the Wii U as a gift? Nintendo says to update it first

Giving the Wii U as a gift? Nintendo says to update it first

Christmas is upon us, and no doubt more than a few gamers will find Nintendo's newest gadget, the Wii U portable gaming console, in a box with their name on it. The console hit shelves a few weeks back, and an has an update available that Nintendo America says you should be install before giving the gift. Yes, that will mean opening the packaging, but it also ensures the unit will be ready to go asap.

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Nintendo TVii hits Wii U in US and Canada on December 20

Nintendo TVii hits Wii U in US and Canada on December 20

Nintendo's TVii update for the Wii U will land in the US and Canada on December 20, the company has announced, turning the motion-tracking console into a smart TV hub. Eventually promising to take control of your TiVo box, as well as cable and satellite TV, and on-demand content, the TVii service allows users to access Hulu Plus and Netflix from their Wii U GamePad.

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PlayOn provides Wii U with 45 internet video channels today

PlayOn provides Wii U with 45 internet video channels today

If you were looking for a way to work with video content on your brand new Wii U and are a bit bummed that Nintendo's own Tvii might not be coming until sometime into 2013, you'd be well off checking out PlayOn. We had a chance to peek at PlayOn over the past few days and can say without hesitation that yes, indeed, it does work like a charm - bringing you 45 new channels of video content where otherwise you'd have only 4 selections (and Netflix and Hulu are in here too!)

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Assassin’s Creed III hits 7 million sold, Ubisoft shares insane stats

Assassin’s Creed III hits 7 million sold, Ubisoft shares insane stats

It looks like placing the Assassin's Creed series in an entirely different setting has worked wonders for the series, as Assassin's Creed III has officially sold over 7 million copies. This milestone comes just over a month after the game launched for Xbox 360 and PS3, which is pretty impressive for any game that doesn't have "Call of Duty" in the title. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this makes Assassin's Creed III Ubisoft's fastest selling game ever.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 11, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today Angry Birds celebrated its third birthday with a slew of new levels for players, but that wasn't the only thing announced for the celebration. As it turns out, there's an Angry Birds movie slated for release in 2016, with Despicable Me's John Cohen attached to produce. Yes, this is really happening, but the question now is whether or not people will still be playing Angry Birds in another three years. Verizon confirmed the Samsung Galaxy Camera in cobalt black today, while Twitter looked back on its highlights of 2012.

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Wii U Japan sales top 300,000 during launch weekend

Wii U Japan sales top 300,000 during launch weekend

While players in North America and Europe have been enjoying their Wii Us for a little while now, the newest Nintendo console only launched in Japan this past weekend. We're now hearing the first numbers from the Wii U's Japan launch, with statistics from Media-Create putting the Wii U's launch weekend sales at 307,471. That certainly isn't bad, with Nintendo selling 400,000 Wii Us during the console's North American launch week (which just so happened to be the week leading up to Black Friday).

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Nintendo blames German law for Wii U content restrictions in Europe

Nintendo blames German law for Wii U content restrictions in Europe

If you're a Nintendo Wii U owner in Europe and have wondered what the deal is with the content restrictions on the Nintendo Wii U eShop, Nintendo is offering up some new details. If you're unfamiliar with what's going on, Nintendo confirmed last week that Nintendo of Europe blocks access to 18+ content at certain times of the day. That blockage leaves gamers unable to purchase any mature rated content.

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