Wii U

The Death Of Nintendo Has Been Greatly Under-Exaggerated

I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo. I love Nintendo. I feel the need to say that over and over again to begin with because this post will inevitably be read by some as some sort of anti-Nintendo scre

Nintendo Reveals The Hideous $130 2DS, Will Cut Wii U Price To $299

Nintendo wants to compete with cheap tablets more than ever, but just not the way you think. The company will release a new version of the 3DS — the Nintendo 2DS, which has a tablet-esque form f

What Games Are: Self-Publishing On Console Will Not Create The Next SuperCell. But Microconsoles Might.

It's interesting to watch Microsoft pivot to liberalize their platform and allow self-publishing for indies, but that doesn't mean Xbox will suddenly be the home of the next SuperCell. There's still t

What Games Are: Who Will Create The No-Bullshit Games Console?

For a device category whose core appeal is supposed to be making games simple, we get complex ambitions, the rush to features and a proposition that increasingly makes no sense. What is a game console

Nintendo Offers Smartphone App Porting Tool, But Should Be Porting Its Content To Phones Instead

Nintendo is trying to get people to buy the new Wii U, but it just isn't working, according to recent sales numbers. Now, the Japanese gaming giant is hoping that helping developers port their smartph

Wii U Reportedly Hacked To Allow Users To Run Games From USB Devices

The builders of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Wii">Wii</a> hacking devices, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wiikey.com/news/">Wiikey</a>, have announced that they've found a method to h

Nintendo Amazingly Gets Worse At Marketing Just In Time For Plummeting Wii U Sales

Perhaps poor marketing is <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/03/15/wii-u-sales-drop-off-a-cliff-as-the-future-of-gaming-continues-to-shift-away-from-the-console/">holding back Wii U sales</a> f

What Games Are: Where Did Wii U Go Wrong?

Remember that console that Nintendo launched with the tablet controller? No, not the Wii, the other one. No? Strangely most of us seem to have forgotten all about it too, and quickly. Sales are terrib

What Games Are: Consoles Are Sinking. Get To The Lifeboats!

While the Sony press event this week has largely been received as a wasted opportunity, it speaks more to the fate of the game console than the PS4. Microsoft may win the next generation, but will win

Nintendo Promises More Titles For Wii U Including New Zelda, Mario Games

Nintendo has a lot to announce this morning, including an app for its Miiverse platform, as well as some fan-favorite game titles that will be available on the Wii U platform in the coming months. By

Nintendo Is Working On A Mobile App For Its Miiverse Social Network

Nintendo is no stranger to gaming on the go (I've been clinging to Nintendo handhelds for as long as I've been able to walk) but president Satoru Iwata just let slip some unexpected information about

Google Maps On The Wii U Lets You Wander The World’s Streets With Your GamePad Beginning In January

While I've managed to resist the call of the Wii U so far, neat tricks with the GamePad like the newly-announced Google Maps app Street View integration have me sorely tempted. Nintendo announced toda

Nintendo’s Wii Mini Tipped By Best Buy Canada For December 7 Release

Sony's PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360 have both seen physical hardware design changes in their many years on the market, but the Wii has remained mostly the same Wii since its launch, with a

YouTube App Comes To The Wii U, Viewable On GamePad Or TV

The Wii U's GamePad is essentially the console's secret weapon, so it's good to see YouTube arrive on Nintendo's latest hardware with built-in support for its tablet-style controller. The Wii U versio

Hulu Plus Lands On Nintendo Wii U, Uses GamePad For Second Screen Viewing

Hulu Plus landed on the Wii at the start of the year and the company has now announced it's arrived on the Wii U -- utilizing the GamePad controller as a second screen so viewers can watch shows on th

Wii U Gray Market Is Frothy And Heating Up As Scalpers Sell Online

While <a target="_blank" href="http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/15/report-gamestop-wii-u-game-pre-orders-at-1-2-million-double-th/">Gamestop is reporting</a> record <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/

Putting Away Childish Things: The Wii U Redefines Nintendo

Six years ago, almost to the day, I remember sitting on the couch with my then one-year-old son playing <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elebits">Elebits</a> on the recently launc

The Verbal Elegance Of Apple And Nintendo

<strong>Editor’s Note:</strong> <em>Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of the leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game

Nintendo’s Wii U Hits U.S. Stores November 18, Starts At $299.99

Nintendo will finally make its <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu">Wii U</a> available to customers this November, after having previewed the next-gen console for over a year now, t

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

According to <a target="_blank" href="http://wiiudaily.com/2012/06/wii-u-games-run-in-720p/">WiiUDaily</a> (and we're confirming), the games shown at E3 are native at 720p resolution, a considerable
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