Wii U

Wii U to add TVii, Miiverse, eShop and Chat at final hour

Wii U to add TVii, Miiverse, eShop and Chat at final hour

Nintendo's TVii smart TV system for the Wii U won't be preloaded on the console out of the box, but require a day-one download, along with the Miiverse and other features, its been revealed. Early consoles are already hitting the wild, IGN reports, but TVii, Miiverse, Wii U Chat, and the Nintendo eShop won't be present on them until a software update the company aims to have out on the same day.

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Wii U kiosks offer US sneak-peek from today

Wii U kiosks offer US sneak-peek from today

Nintendo's Wii U may not start shipping to eager gamers in the US until November 18, but there's the chance of an early preview of motion/tablet gameplay thanks to 5,000 Wii U kiosks across US retailers. The new booths will be revealed at select Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, and Toys 'R' Us stores from today, either offering video information about the console or an actual chance to play with one of the launch titles.

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Assassin’s Creed III becomes Ubisoft’s most pre-ordered game in history

Assassin’s Creed III becomes Ubisoft’s most pre-ordered game in history

Not too long ago, it seemed that gamers were getting a little tired of the Assassin's Creed series. Complaints about Ubisoft's yearly release schedule started surfacing around the time Assassin's Creed: Revelations came out, and for a little while, we thought the franchise was on the decline. Today, Ubisoft showed us that nothing could be further from the truth, announcing that Assassin's Creed III is its most pre-ordered game ever.

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Nintendo will sell Wii U under cost

Nintendo will sell Wii U under cost

When the Wii U launches on November 18, Nintendo will sell the new console starting at $299, which isn't a bad price at all for a new console, especially something as promising as the Wii U. However, Nintendo confirmed that it will be selling it under cost, meaning that the company will take a loss for each console they sell.

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Nintendo sets high goals for Wii U’s first six months

Nintendo sets high goals for Wii U’s first six months

Nintendo delivered its financial report for quarter 2 earlier today, and though things aren't looking so hot at the moment, the company has high hopes for the future. In the report, Nintendo said that it expects to sell 5.5 million Wii U consoles before the end of its fiscal year, which draws to close at the end of March 2013. That's 5.5 million consoles in a little over five months, so the big N has its work cut out for it.

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Assassin’s Creed III to “bring some finality to Desmond’s story”

Assassin’s Creed III to “bring some finality to Desmond’s story”

If you follow Assassin's Creed news, you probably know that it might not be long before we say goodbye to Desmond, one of the main characters in the story, for good. In a new interview with OXM, lead designer Steve Masters seems to suggest that Assassin's Creed III may be the last game to feature Desmond. At the very least, it sounds like Assassin's Creed III will be the beginning of the end for our lovable modern-day assassin.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 16, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today was a pretty big day as far as news goes, with Apple sending out invites to an upcoming event, which is where we're assuming the company will announce the iPad Mini. Not one to be outdone, Microsoft finally gave us some substantial details on Surface today (including information on pre-orders), and Samsung was right there to put its line up of new Windows 8 PCs and tablets up for pre-order as well.

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Wii U Pro Controller battery lasts 80 hours, retailers claim

Wii U Pro Controller battery lasts 80 hours, retailers claim

The Wii U Pro Controller is obviously aimed at gamers who want a more traditional experience, but it may just be perfect for hardcore gamers in more ways than one. Listings on both Amazon and GameStop are saying that the Pro Controller's rechargeable battery can last a ridiculously long time. Spotted by Nintendo Life, both listings claim that the Pro Controller can keep chugging along for up to 80 hours on a single charge.

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