Wii U

First UK Wii U launch event attendees get free games

First UK Wii U launch event attendees get free games

The Wii U has been available in US (we use the term "available" loosely, of course) for a little under a week, but folks in Europe are still waiting for the console to arrive. The Wii U is set to launch in Europe on Friday, November 30, and if you happen to live in London, you might want to stop by the launch event Nintendo is holding at HMV's Oxford Street store. That's because if you get there early enough, you might be able to snag a couple free games.

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YouTube for Wii U released

YouTube for Wii U released

Thanksgiving in front of the family TV needn't pry you away from internet videos of people falling over or cats doing cute things, with the YouTube app for the Wii U arriving on Nintendo's console. Released today, the new app uses the Wii U GamePad as a remote keyboard for searching through content on the site, with playback in up to 1080p Full HD.

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Amazon Instant Video for Wii U released

Amazon Instant Video for Wii U released

Nintendo's new console has received another jolt of streaming entertainment, with Amazon Instant Video landing on the Wii U today. The new service - which joins Netflix and Hulu Plus - puts 140,000 movies and TV shows for purchase or rental on the Wii U, while Amazon Prime subscribers can access around 30,000 titles without extra charge. If you're having trouble deciding what to watch, Amazon's recommendations system will put potential options on both your TV and the Wii U GamePad.

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Wii U Black Friday stock incoming says Nintendo USA president

Wii U Black Friday stock incoming says Nintendo USA president

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed rumors of a fresh batch of Wii U in time for Black Friday, though demand for the new motion-tracking console is still expected to be tight. "We'll have more available on Black Friday in retail locations" Fils-Aime told CNBC, following analyst predictions that stores were likely holding back units in anticipation of the notorious sales day.

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Hulu Plus hits Wii U

Hulu Plus hits Wii U

Hulu Plus has launched for the Wii U, bringing another streaming media option to the new Nintendo console. The new update - joining Netflix, which was released on launch day - uses the Wii U's GamePad for a second-screen experience, putting secondary content such as actor biographies, series guides, and other details onto the smaller display, while allowing you to continue watching the main action on your TV.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 20, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone! Today we found out that shipping times for the iPhone 5 have gone down to two weeks, which should be good news for those who have been waiting to get their hands on one. HP announced that Autonomy's "serious accounting improprieties" have left it with a whopping $8.8 billion bill, while afterward insiders were saying that HP never wanted to close on the Autonomy deal in the first place.

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New Wii U stock on the way with US priority says Nintendo exec

New Wii U stock on the way with US priority says Nintendo exec

Nintendo's marketing vice president has insisted that fresh Wii U supplies are incoming to alleviate the new console bottleneck, promising "a great quantity" though warning that shortages may still be on the cards. "Demand has been phenomenal" Scott Moffitt told Forbes, though declined to give any specific sales figures, only highlighting the sell-out presales and insisting that there will be more Wii U units than there were Wii consoles at the older model's launch.

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