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  • Facepalm: The Wii U Games We’re Seeing This Week Are Stuck At 720p

    Facepalm: The Wii U Games We’re Seeing This Week Are Stuck At 720p

    According to WiiUDaily (and we’re confirming), the games shown at E3 are native at 720p resolution, a considerable step down from the 1080p, 3D-pumping action coming out of the 360 and the PS3 in many cases. Although there is no absolute proof that the Wii U launch titles will all be 720p, the site noted that “the representative couldn’t confirm whether the games can be… Read More

  • Nintendo Announces The Wii U At E3

    Nintendo Announces The Wii U At E3

    It was just yesterday that Nintendo unveiled the Wii U Gamepad, but today is the big announcement. Everybody welcome the Wii U. The new console, coupled with the Gamepad, will change gaming entirely, according to Nintendo: at its core, Wii U changes gaming, how you interact with your gaming friends, and it changes the way you enjoy your TV. That means Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Video… Read More

  • Live From Nintendo’s 2012 E3 Keynote

    Live From Nintendo’s 2012 E3 Keynote

    The geeks have gathered, the music is loud, and paired with the graphics on the big screens, this place is basically a stoner’s wet dream. The doors of the Nokia Theater have opened, and as more nerds filter in, we’ve set up shop to bring you the event live. It’s safe to expect Wii U news, plenty of video game trailers, and maybe, just maybe, a hint of renewed strength in… Read More

  • This Won’t End Well: Toyota Connects With Nintendo DS For In-Car Navigation Interface

    This Won’t End Well: Toyota Connects With Nintendo DS For In-Car Navigation Interface

    For some inexplicable reason, Nintendo and Toyota have teamed up to turn the Nintendo DS into a navigational remote control, thereby allowing drivers (although I hope passengers do most of the fiddling) to set their routes using their game consoles. The service, called Kuruma de DS lets you see map and destination info as well as tour information as you drive through town. The service… Read More

  • The Profit Is In Another Castle: Nintendo Records First-Ever Annual Loss

    The Profit Is In Another Castle: Nintendo Records First-Ever Annual Loss

    Citing poor sales of the Nintendo 3DS and “the stronger yen against the euro was also another reason,” Nintendo posted its first-ever loss – $534.6 million on revenue of $8 billion. This is down from $12.6 billion in revenue last year with $960 million in profit. But, as they say, it’s dangerous to invest alone. Here, take this: the company is predicting a profit of… Read More

  • Better Late Than Never: Hulu Plus Finally Arrives On The Wii

    Better Late Than Never: Hulu Plus Finally Arrives On The Wii

    The folks over at Hulu originally promised Wii users would have access to their Hulu Plus streaming service by the end of 2011, but things didn’t exactly pan out the way they had hoped. Well, after a few extra months of waiting, the Nintendo-faithful are finally being rewarded for their patience: the Hulu Plus app can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel. The app itself is free… Read More

  • Report: Nintendo Considering Changing The Wii U’s Name

    Report: Nintendo Considering Changing The Wii U’s Name

    The Wii U brand is a bit underwhelming. At best it builds upon a very successive product. But at worst the name suggests its simply an add-on rather than a completely revamped system. A new report just surfaced that sources a Nintendo insider stating the company is considering renaming the next-gen Wii. Nintendo is quickly spiraling down. The Wii U — or whatever it’s to be… Read More

  • Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012

    Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012

    3DS sales have picked up lately, but Nintendo‘s financial numbers are still weak. Big N today released [PDF] another set of disappointing results for the first nine months of its fiscal year (April to December 2011). The company lost a whopping US$630 million, compared with a profit of US$635 million in the same time frame last fiscal. Sales were down 31.2% year-on-year to US$7.2 billion. Read More

  • Snake Camouflage: Japan Gets Exclusive Metal Gear Solid 3DS System

    Snake Camouflage: Japan Gets Exclusive Metal Gear Solid 3DS System

    Resident Evil isn’t the only big video game series that made the news in Nippon today: Konami announced [JP] the so-called METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D PREMIUM PACKAGE for the Japanese market. The set includes a special 3DS system, a copy of Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, and two clear files in MGS design. Here’s the so-called “Snake Camouflage”-style… Read More

  • Hands On: The Nintendo Wii U

    Hands On: The Nintendo Wii U

    One of the first things I was told when I ducked into one of Nintendo’s suites to play with the Wii U was what they wouldn’t tell me. Price, release date, technical specs, games in development — all of these were taboo topics that would be (and were) met with a gentle dismissal if I broached the subject. Great. With that load lifted, I picked up the Wii U controller and dove in. Read More