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First look at the Wii U’s eShop

Nintendo’s Japanese website revealed the image above, which is a small look at the new eShop layout! Looks pretty great, doesn’t it?

Friend codes are banished, plus other Wii U online details!

From the Japanese Nintendo Direct, and North American video shortly after it, we received new details on the online functionality of the Wii U and its requirements: For functionality such as Miiverse, Wii U Video Chat, being able to play Wii games, and the eShop; you will have to download the day 1 update for [...]

Wii U to be friendlier to indie developers than Wii

Martin Pichmair, the mind behind the indie game Chasing Aurora, expressed Nintendo’s increased support to indie developers from Wii to Wii U in a recent interview I can not talk about the new eShop in detail. What I do know is that Nintendo is doing everything to make this console much more open, social and indie-friendly [...]

News from Nintendo’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

Two days ago, Nintendo’s annual shareholder meeting took place, and one of the things announced was – an announcement yet to be made. According to Satoru Iwata, the Japanese Wii U plans will be unveiled this fall. Furthermore, Iwata stated that while he doesn’t reject paid online services, the Wii U will have free services. [...]

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 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 [...]

Rumour: Wii U has an achievement system

An anonymous developer revealed that the Wii U features a console-wide achievement system. This system is said to have a “Nintendo-spin” on it that “tracks gamer-time, scores and more.” As with all stories sourced from anonymous developers refusing to name themselves, take it with a healthy dose of salt. Nintendo have not exactly had the [...]

Is HBO GO coming to the Wii U?

Time Warner have buddied up with Nintendo to bring the HBO GO and MAX GO services to one of their platforms, by the sound of a recently posted job opening for the position of “Partner Manager”. The Partner Manager position is responsible for the day-to-day relationship and ongoing marketing activities with several key Mobile, Tablet, [...]

Nintendo preparing for third-party digital downloads

Nintendo have recently announced that their first-party IP’s will be released not only in physical form but as digital downloads as well come August when they launch their retail download service.  Now Nintendo have confirmed that they will be working on a system allowing their third-party developers to release their content as digital downloads as [...]

Aliens: Colonial Marines multiplayer video

Gearbox have previously mentioned that multiplayer is a “big deal” for them so it’s great to finally get some idea of what the multiplayer will be like. The game’s multiplayer modes will feature ‘Team Deathmatch’ which will focus on humans Vs. aliens. The video preview is from the human point of view.