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Here’s how Nintendo amiibo work with NFC and Smash Bros

Here’s how Nintendo amiibo work with NFC and Smash Bros

Later this year, Nintendo will be bringing their own version of the Skylanders toy-to-game concept to life with amiibo. These tiny figurines are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and contain NFC connectivity to interact with your Wii U GamePad. These amiibo figures will also be able to interact with the Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS later this year with a new NFC reader/writer accessory.

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Shigeru Miyamoto goes hands-on with Wii U future projects

Shigeru Miyamoto goes hands-on with Wii U future projects

This week the creator of some of the biggest names in video games has shown off some of Nintendo’s next big projects. What you’ll see here is Shigeru Miyamoto showing off two titles for Wii U for the near future: Project Giant Robot and Project Guard. At this time it’s not clear if these will be the final names for the games, but they’re ready to play on the E3 2014 show floor, so they must be close to release!

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Star Fox 64 official for Wii U

Star Fox 64 official for Wii U

This week the folks at Nintendo responsible for bringing the Virtual Console forward into the future have done their job miraculously with Star Fox 64. This game will be released later this year on the Wii U with full functionality from the original game - and perhaps a few surprises.

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Mario Maker gameplay trailer shows Super DIY action

Mario Maker gameplay trailer shows Super DIY action

It’s time for DIY Mario Bros with Mario Maker - the first make-your-own Mario game ever created by Nintendo. This game follows the trend amongst DIY-enthusiasts around the world hoping to make their own video games in the wild - here you’ll be able to make your own Mario-themed levels straight from your own Wii U.

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Zelda open-world gameplay trailer sets Wii U up for glory

Zelda open-world gameplay trailer sets Wii U up for glory

It would appear that Nintendo might have a winner on their hands with the new Zelda title for Wii U with high-definition presentation and an open-world universe. This version of Zelda appears to be a ramped-up Wind Walker, ready to rule the planes with a structure that’s far more vast than any Zelda that’s been presented on any platform before.

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Wii U GameCube adapter coming for Smash Bros

Wii U GameCube adapter coming for Smash Bros

If there’s one release we did not see coming this year for gaming, it’s the accessory Nintendo has just announced today. This is the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter. This device allows you to plug in your old GameCube controllers into the Wii U for full functionality.

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Watch Dogs launch overdrive: documentary series on tap

Watch Dogs launch overdrive: documentary series on tap

This week Ubisoft is kicking out all the stops when it comes to reminding the public about Watch Dogs. This game is a multi-platform release, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, and eventually Wii U as well. In addition to a full-powered launch trailer, Watch Dogs is the inspiration behind a three-part documentary called "Phreaked Out", all about real-world hacking.

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