Wii U

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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Nintendo Wii U “has horrible, slow CPU” says game developer

Nintendo Wii U “has horrible, slow CPU” says game developer

The Wii U from Nintendo just released a couple days ago, and it's turning out to be a pretty hot item. However, to one game developing studio in particular, it's not as great as it may seem. 4A Games will be bringing its new shooter, Metro: Last Light, to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, but they'll be skipping the Wii U because of it's "slow CPU."

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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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Nintendo says Wii U still has a long way to go

Nintendo says Wii U still has a long way to go

The Nintendo Wii U just launched a couple of days ago, and it's the company's first high-definition gaming console that is aiming to completely change the way games are played. The Wii U's GamePad is a completely new take on the traditional game controller, but Nintendo says that even with the console now officially launched, there's still a lot to do.

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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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Wii U launch titles hit Metacritic with varying scores

Wii U launch titles hit Metacritic with varying scores

The Wii U had its big moment yesterday, launching to long lines and excited customers. As a game console, the Wii U brings a lot of exciting possibilities with it, especially with Nintendo's tablet-style gamepad. We're looking forward to seeing what happens with the Wii U in the future, but first things first: how are the launch games holding up with the critics?

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Grand Theft Auto V may be coming to Wii U and PC

Grand Theft Auto V may be coming to Wii U and PC

The Nintendo Wii U just launched yesterday, and it already has a bevy of games available for purchase, including some big titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Madden 13, and a handful of Nintendo-developed titles. However, the latest Grand Theft Auto installment may be hitting the new console come next spring.

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Wii U iFixit teardown shows super easy fix-up

Wii U iFixit teardown shows super easy fix-up

It's time for the iFixit teardown of the Wii U, bringing on more details about this device than you could ever possibly want to know about. Starting with the basics, it's found that along with NFC and either 8GB or 32GB iterations for internal storage, this unit has USB hard drive support, AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU action, and a fabulous IBM Power-based multi-core processor. All that we know about - that and the 6.2-inch 854 x 480 pixels LCD panel on the touchscreen controller as well as a disk slot, sync button, SD card slot, USB 2.0 x 4, HDMI, AV multi-out, and sensor bar connector on the main unit.

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Wii U’s launch day update reportedly causing major problems

Wii U’s launch day update reportedly causing major problems

Nintendo may have a reason to gloat with the Wii U sold out across the US, but it seems that the console launch is not without some major issues. We already had the last-minute delay of Nintendo TVii to deal with, and now there seem to be some grievances with the launch day update Nintendo is pushing. For starters, the update is apparently around 5GB in size, with Geoff Keighley of GameTrailers and Ben Fritz of the LA Times reporting that it takes anywhere from an hour to two hours plus to download and apply.

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