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Super Smash Bros. summons Pac-Man into the ring

Super Smash Bros. summons Pac-Man into the ring

The hungry yellow ball is back and he's chomping with a vengeance. After taking a hiatus from the gaming scene, Namco's iconic Pac-Man is making a comeback in the latest installment of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros, in full 3D and with an appetite for victory.

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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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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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