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Fox failed with Nintendo 3DS; CNN fails with the Wii U

Remember a while back when Fox News though the Nintendo 3DS was the Nintendo DS3 and was simply another DS modification? Well, now we have CNN thinking the Wii U is just a Wii controller modification and not a new system. You can read their article and a link to it after the break.

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.

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.

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 [...]

The Wii U controller comes in black!

A black Wii U controller was shown on Nintendo Direct today. Normally, I would say that Nintendo haven’t announced any such details yet, but we know that the Wii U is being shown in its final retail form this year, so I think it’s safe to say that this black controller is an actual retail [...]

The Wii U GamePad doubles as a TV remote [updated]

It turns out that the Wii U GamePad has the ability to function as a beautiful, touchscreen remote control for your television set. There is a button on the front of the controller that enables this functionality. Update: Picture added!

The Wii U GamePad features clickable analog sticks

As the title says, it was revealed that the Wii U GamePad’s recently added analog sticks are, in fact, clickable. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers will probably like this.

The Wii U controller’s official name is…

Iwata just announced that the Wii U controller’s official name is the Wii U GamePad. It’s a throwback to the original NES’s controller, which was called the NES GamePad.

Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines reconfirmed to be superior

In case there was any doubt, Gearbox have reconfirmed that the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is the superior one, citing it as “really fun”. They said that “Interesting controls equal interesting fun” but their NDA unfortunately prevents them from telling us anything further until E3.