Hardware Archive

Nintendo’s entire E3 presentation

Miss the Nintendo 2012 E3 presentation or do you just want to see something again? Don’t fret, we have for you the entire presentation footage. You can watch it after the break.

Wii U gamepad battery life information

  This information comes from a NEOGaf member, -Gamepad’s battery life is 3-5 hours -2 hours and 30 minutes to charge -depends on the brightness of the screen -you can use gamepad while charging Well, it’s about the same as a Nintendo 3DS, but at least with a home console, playing on the go won’t [...]

The Wii U supports 2 GamePads at once

Nintendo has confirmed support for two Wii U GamePads. However, that also confirms that for multiplayer sessions with more than 2 players simultaneously, Wii U Pro Controllers (or Wii Motes) will most likely be required.

Wii U console and gamepad information

We now have a detailed look for the Wii U gamepad. Features include built in rumble, an infrared port, and detailed microphone and camera. This allows for various things such as video calls. You can also “click” the two analog sticks in for additional buttons. Also, it was announced that Wii U will have Netflix, Hulu, [...]

Our first peek at the Wii U’s achievements system?

See that yellow “Cleared in under 100 second!” bubble in the above screenshot? Word on the street has it that this is our first look at the Wii U’s achievement system. The screenshot of what appears to be New Super Mario Bros. Mii comes from Iwata’s Nintendo Direct presentation. While it is unknown whether it is a [...]

First Look: The Wii U GamePad Cradle

Some eagle-eyed fans have spotted a cradle for the Wii U GamePad in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation and Ubisoft’s press conference today. Hit the break for a couple more pictures of it.

[Video] Watch Iwata’s Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Presentation

Did you miss Satoru Iwata’s Nintendo Direct presentation? Or do you just want to watch it again? The recording has been made available and I embedded it after the break. Enjoy!

Wii U Pro Controller

Nintendo has revealed a controller for the Wii U without a tablet screen. This is sure to appease people who have been complaining about the screen on the controller. This controller, called the “Wii U Pro” controller, resembles a classic home console controller, for those looking for a classic control scheme, your wish has been granted.

First look at Miiverse, the Wii U’s messaging system

Iwata talked quite a bit about the Wii U’s messaging system today, which is called Miiverse. It is a core feature of the operating system, which allows it to be accessed at any time in any software title, even if the game doesn’t offer any online functionality of its own. There’s a ton of information [...]

First look at the Wii U’s operating system

The above screen, dubbed “Mii Wara Wara,” is the screen you see when you boot up to the Wii U. It is filed with your Mii, the Miis of other accounts on your Wii U, your friends’ Miis, and other Miis from your region enjoying the same games as you.