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Smash Bros Mii gameplay trailer shows how you’ll do battle

Smash Bros Mii gameplay trailer shows how you’ll do battle

This week Nintendo is aiming to up the anti with their Super Smash Bros. next generation release, starting with Smash Bros Mii characters. This means you’ll be able to create your own Mii character to play in Smash Bros. - for now just inside Wii U.

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Mario Kart 8 for Wii U hits Friday: anti-gravity racing in tow

Mario Kart 8 for Wii U hits Friday: anti-gravity racing in tow

In case you forgot to mark your calendar, Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U is set to arrive tomorrow, and with it will come the introduction of anti-gravity racing, giving gamers the ability to eschew the pesky effects of gravity on "some of the most creative and mind-blowing track designs the series has ever seen."

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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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Ubisoft gives Nintendo the axe for E3 2014

Ubisoft gives Nintendo the axe for E3 2014

Ubisoft has made clear that neither the Nintendo Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS will be part of their presentation this year at E3. Responding to a question on which platforms will be showing up, a Ubisoft representative let it be known that they will not be showing off any games on any Nintendo platform.

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Nintendo sued, faces possible sales ban on all Wii units

Nintendo sued, faces possible sales ban on all Wii units

Nintendo is being sued by Philips in Delaware, and the crux of the case may really hit hard. There are two patents in question, and both relate to what makes a Wii so great: motion detection. If successful in this suit, Philips may deal a deft body shot right to Nintendo as they’re trying to get up off the canvas.

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The Wii U is Dead

The Wii U is Dead

Nintendo’s Wii U is officially dead. There. I said it. I know Nintendo fans don’t want to hear it, I know Nintendo doesn’t want to hear it, and I know even those who might not like the console but approve of the competition it provides don’t want to hear it, but it’s true.

In case you missed the recent news, Nintendo reported that the Wii U has now sold 6.2 million units worldwide, meaning it sold 310,000 units worldwide during the last quarter, alone. That’s a 20 percent drop compared to the same period a year ago, and an abysmal start for a console that was supposed to have so much promise.

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Nintendo acquires over $100M in tech: here’s what’s possible

Nintendo acquires over $100M in tech: here’s what’s possible

Tonight we’ll hear more from Nintendo on what their financial results mean, but for now, number sticks out above the rest: $100 Million Dollars. According to David Gibson, Senior Analyst and Regional Head, Macquarie Research Japan, he’s got the early word on Nintendo’s biggest acquisition in recent history.

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Nintendo cash down: can Mario Kart 8 make up for lost time?

Nintendo cash down: can Mario Kart 8 make up for lost time?

There’s been little positive in the way of Nintendo hardware today as the company reports slowing sales on both their handheld 3DS and the Wii U. Speaking up on sales of the Wii U - on sale since November of 2012 - Nintendo made clear they’ve sold a total of 6.17 million units.

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Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle set to land May 30

Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle set to land May 30

Mario Kart, among the best franchises Nintendo has of late, is getting ready to make a big splash on Wii U. To celebrate, Nintendo will be introducing a Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle, which comes with a free download for one digital title from Nintendo’s eShop. Along with Mario Kart TV and a slew of new items, racers, and levels, players can now be totally immersed in Mario Kart.

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Watch Dogs coming to Wii U this Fall

Watch Dogs coming to Wii U this Fall

Gamers all around the world are looking forward to the launch of the game Watch Dogs. We knew that the title was coming to the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One game consoles for a while. The game is also going to be available for PC gamers. Not long ago the minimum and recommended specs for PCs were released. Ubisoft had stated that the Watch Dogs game was coming to the Wii U, but that game was later delayed.

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GBA games hit Wii U and 3DS: here’s the first wave

GBA games hit Wii U and 3DS: here’s the first wave

There’s a whole new (old) wave of games coming to Nintendo’s current collection of modern consoles. Both the GameBoy Advance and the Wii U will be getting a set of games throughout April, starting this week with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, and Advance Wars. If you’ve played the last on that list of games, you know why the full collection of GameBoy Advance titles has been long awaited on a Nintendo digital front.

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