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Nintendo is withdrawing its basic 8GB Wii U model from GameStop retail outlets, according to a report. According to a Kotaku source, GameStop has issued a memo to its retail outlets requesting Wii U Basic consoles be returned to the retailer's distribution center by June 18. "All stores will need to return all/new unopened Wii U Basic," the memo reads. "Stores that have 10 or more in stock ...read more
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Nintendo has launched an online hub for E3, where it promises to deliver its announcements directly to fans. The site promises announcements, video tours and interviews, and features silhouette artwork for Wind Waker, Pikmin, Mario and Luigi, Beautiful 101 and more. It also has a countdown to the firm's major E3 Nintendo Direct webcast taking place June 11 at 7am Pacific (3pm UK), which it ...read more
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After coming to smartphones and tablets last month, the web version of Miiverse now allows users to post as well as browse. You still need the GamePad stylus if you want to doodle all over the Wii U's social network, but this week's update does bring other welcome features. The web version now lets users follow and unfollow profiles, display friends and followers, and adjust profile and ...read more
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Sonic: Lost World will have a few platform-specific distinctions on Wii U and 3DS. The former version will support off-TV play and a "two player support mode," while the 3DS game will include "exclusive Special Stages and Color Powers unique to Nintendo 3DS," according to Sega. Both versions of Sonic: Lost World will offer competitive multiplayer modes, though Sega has yet to explain them in ...read more
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The Xbox One’s disappointing reveal has shot up sales of the Wii U on Amazon.com. The system was at #390 before the conference, but now has shot up to #40 due to Microsoft’s glorified TV box. This momentum should carry Nintendo right into the summer as they have big plans for the Wii U at E3 and this fall. The console race has just begun but it’s good to see gamers are picking up a ...read more
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Summerwill, who according to this Linkedin profile is a senior software engineer and architect at Electronic Arts, launched his attack on the Wii U via Twitter in response to posts relating to EA's current lack of Wii U development. "The Wii U is crap," began Summerwill's multi-post outburst. "Less powerful than an XBOX360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet. Nintendo are walking dead at this ...read more
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There will be no FIFA 14 on Wii U because of the "disappointing" sales of FIFA 13 on the console, EA has said. "Six months ago FIFA 13 was a launch title on Wii U," an EA spokesperson said in a statement to Eurogamer. "Although the game featured FIFA's award-winning HD gameplay and innovative new ways to play, the commercial results were disappointing. We have decided not to develop FIFA 14 ...read more
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The Super Luigi U DLC announced for New Super Mario Bros. U is being released as a digital download for the game on June 20 in both North America and Europe. However, it's also coming to retail as a packaged standalone on August 25 in North America, and July 26 in Europe. The DLC will be priced at $19.99, while the standalone is $29.99. You won't need NSMB U to play the packaged standalone. ...read more
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A new Mario & Sonic game is headed to the Wii U. Mario & Sonic: Winter Games reunites the members of the Mushroom Kingdom with Sonic and friends for a bit of snowy competition. Winter Games will offer lots of events that make use of both Wii Motion Plus and the Wii U GamePad, sometimes in combination. For example, the Biathlon uses the Wii Remote for skiing, while the GamePad is used as a scope ...read more
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f you fancy posting a video to YouTube of yourself playing Nintendo games, do it for the adulation only; Nintendo will make the cash from it. That's the message coming from Zack Scott, a prolific poster of game walkthroughs on the video site - which can be found on his popular channel. He was shocked to find that he couldn't monetise his work on YouTube because Nintendo has claimed copyright ...read more
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