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Nintendo Wii U’s Biggest Challenge: Keeping Us Interested

Nintendo Wii U’s Biggest Challenge: Keeping Us Interested

When the Wii U launches later this year, I’ll be one of many people getting into line to get my hands on the latest console. Although I’m not so sure I’ll enjoy it over a long period and I still believe that the Wii U is coming out too soon and with lesser components than it should, I’m a gaming fanatic. And as a gaming fanatic, I can’t help but get my hands on the latest console.

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EA Sports shows off FIFA Soccer 13 and Madden NFL 13 for Wii U

EA Sports shows off FIFA Soccer 13 and Madden NFL 13 for Wii U

I'll admit I'm not very interested in the thought of the Nintendo Wii U. I blame the original Wii for that because I actually waited in line to buy one of those consoles only to find it very boring after a few months of use when the novelty of motion controls wore off. The Wii now sits unused in the entertainment center while the PS3 and Xbox 360 get hours of use each month (ok each day).

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BioWare details Leviathan and Firefight Mass Effect 3 DLC

BioWare details Leviathan and Firefight Mass Effect 3 DLC

Mass Effect 3's multiplayer is definitely a fun way to pass the time, but if you're like me, you bought Mass Effect 3 for the single player story. Disappointingly, single player DLC has been hard to come by with Mass Effect 3, while BioWare seems to release multiplayer DLC every other week. That's all about to change with BioWare's upcoming Leviathan and Firefight DLC, and today the studio dropped some details on both in a post on the BioWare blog.

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Wii U price point may not be revealed until September

Wii U price point may not be revealed until September

We're all still anxiously awaiting the announcement of what Nintendo will charge consumers for its upcoming Wii successor. And it's not time to start holding our breath just yer. According to the latest analyst putting his neck on the line to make a prediction about the console, we might not get an official price point until September. Good news or bad news?

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Crytek’s Crysis 3 on Wii U a possibility

Crytek’s Crysis 3 on Wii U a possibility

There is a possibility that Crysis 3 will be making its way to the newest Nintendo console. This kind of story may seem like a positive for Nintendo, but when you really look at it, consider Crysis 3 - a quintessential "multiplatform" title. This just highlights the fact that multiplatform now refers to only the PS3 and the Xbox 360, and Nintendo's consoles kind of disappear in the background.

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Ubisoft CEO calls for next console generation

Ubisoft CEO calls for next console generation

The next console generation is technically getting underway with this year's release of the Wii U, but to many gamers, the next generation won't truly arrive until the next Xbox and PlayStation are introduced as well. When that will happen is really anyone's guess - we've heard plenty of rumors, but Microsoft and Sony are both remaining tight-lipped on their plans for new consoles. Today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told Gamasutra that his company is ready for the next generation to kick off, saying that a new lineup of consoles would do a lot to spark innovation within the industry.

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Nintendo Wii U comment sheds skepticism on Mario Bros launch title

Nintendo Wii U comment sheds skepticism on Mario Bros launch title

At E3 last month, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime made it clear that gamers wanted Mario as a launch title on the Wii U, and seemed to say that New Super Mario Bros Wii U would be a launch title for the new console. But then again, there was a lot of the phrase "launch window" being tossed around, and new comments from Nintendo are even less confident.

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Pachter: Activision forced Nintendo to create Wii U Pro Controller

Pachter: Activision forced Nintendo to create Wii U Pro Controller

Right before E3 2012 kicked off, Nintendo revealed the Pro Controller for the Wii U, something which a lot of gamers (including myself) were happy to see. According to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, the Wii U's Pro Controller might might not exist today were it not for the insistence of Activision, which said it would not be putting Call of Duty games on the Wii U if Nintendo didn't give developers a more traditional controller to work with. Thus, the Wii U Pro Controller was born, or at least that's the way the story goes when Michael Pachter tells it.

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Wii U more powerful than 360 and PS3, claims 5th Cell

Wii U more powerful than 360 and PS3, claims 5th Cell

With Nintendo still keeping most of the details about the Wii U under wraps, there has been plenty of speculation and debate as to whether or not it's actually more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3. According to Jeremiah Slaczka, CEO of Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell, it is, and he's getting a bit sick of hearing all of the rumors that claim it isn't. It sounds like the Wii U just found one of its biggest fans in Slaczka.

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Nintendo Wii U will not be more than $400

Nintendo Wii U will not be more than $400

The idea of saying that a Nintendo console could potentially cost upwards of $500 or even $600 would have seemed absurd just a year or so ago, but as more and more rumors pop up about the Wii U's launch day price point being that high, a new credible story has come out that the system will almost certainly be priced at less than $400, with something in the $350 price range seeming like a distinct possibility.

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