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The Super Mario Maker Wii U Edition Makes it Amazing at Last

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Three years ago, Nintendo launched the Wii U. It was the sequel to the Nintendo Wii, part of its next generations of consoles (its last most popular console being the Nintendo GameCube). The Wii U had one of the strangest controllers anywhere. The controller had an embedded touchscreen. In a generation of consoles that were still working on touch sensitive pads for their controllers, this was a relatively unheard technology. For some reason, it didn’t really make any sense. People did not need the integrated display. … [Read more...]

Help Wanted: Video Game Reviewers and Writers

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The holiday-timed rush of video game releases is nearing, and for the first time in years, we're asking for your help. The PS4 and Xbox One will pop with new releases in the next two months, while the Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360 will each see their own game releases as well. Frankly, it's just too much for us to cover with our existing resources. That's why we're issuing this Help Wanted: video game reviewers and writers alert. There's a lot of video game content to monitor and post, from breaking news and game reviews … [Read more...]

FCC Net Neutrality Comments from Video Game Industry Stand Alone

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The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today reversed its Net Neutrality position from last year, redefining its definition of the Internet so the web can be regulated as a utility. In FCC Net Neutrality comments from the video game industry, this would seem to be a victory to U.S.-based gamers. But the industry's FCC Net Neutrality comments seem to be in the minority. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the video game industry and is best known as the organizers of the … [Read more...]

Zen Pinball Iron & Steel Pack Hits Consoles, Mobile Platforms

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There's a new two-pack of pinball action hitting the PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo systems this week. Heck, Zen Studios is even unleashing the Zen Pinball Iron & Steel Pack on mobile devices, PC and Steam. In other words, there's no excuse not to pickup the new Zen Pinball Iron & Steel Pack, because it's a safe bet you have a device on which to play it. Zen Pinball has a long history of getting new tables, but the Zen Pinball Iron & Steel Pack is notable because it's technically the company's first original table in … [Read more...]

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Flies onto Nintendo Wii U

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Nintendo has always done different things with its Kirby games. For instance, in one game Kirby has ridden on hamsters, and in another the lead character has been made of yarn (a la Sony's Sackboy, in a way). But for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which is now in stores for $39.99, the entire Kirby-based world has undergone a transition, as the game world is made entirely of clay. Not only that, but the control mechanics themselves have undergone a chance, as players control Kirby exclusively by using the touch screen … [Read more...]

Wii U Owners Can Now Watch Crunchyroll Anime and Manga on TV

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If you're a fan of anime and manga, you're likely familiar with the Crunchyroll app. If you own a Nintendo Wii U, now you can watch Crunchyroll directly on your TV via a new Wii U app. The new Crunchyroll app on Wii U has been populated with more than 25,000 episodes of anime, manga and Asian dramas. Any Wii U owner with a broadband Internet connection can use the Crunchyroll Wii U app to access those episodes. It'll take quite a while to watch them, however. The content totals more than 15,000 hours of licensed … [Read more...]

New Skylanders Light and Dark Elements Coming via Expansion Packs

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The Skylanders franchise has long been popular among kids and families, with a few new gameplay elements being added with each new entry in the series. Now Activision is actually adding new Elements -- note the capital "e" -- via new Skylanders Light and Dark elements that are coming through some new retail expansion packs. Our editor first saw hints of the new Skylanders Light and Dark elements during his hands-on preview time at Toys for Bob earlier this year. But while he could his fellow staffers about it, we … [Read more...]

Super Smash Bros Wii U Pre-Loading Now Available

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Nintendo today gave Wii U owners a bit of good news, saying they don't have to wait to download Super Smash Bros Wii U. However, the bad news is that they won't be able to play it yet. Super Smash Bros. Wii U pre-loading has gone live today, though Wii U owners still have to wait until Nov. 21 to play it. Effective immediately, Wii U owners can pre-purchase Super Smash Bros Wii U directly from the Nintendo eShop or via a download code purchased from participating retailers. Would-be owners can then register the code … [Read more...]

Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Takes Off on Nintendo Wii U, Wii

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Lest you forget that Disney's all about franchise tie-ins, a Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue video game has taken flight on Nintendo Wii U and the original Nintendo Wii. The animated film Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue released on Blu-ray Disc yesterday (we'll have a review shortly). The Wii U Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue video game is based on the movie but expands on it somewhat through the interactive medium. In the game, it's fire season in Piston Peak Park and there are simply too many emergency calls for one … [Read more...]

Apple Q3 iPad Sales Show Game Consoles are Still Fringe

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Have you ever felt like you're yelling into the wind? You have if you've been involved in any "flame war" related to PS4 vs Xbox One sales or the consoles' technical specs. The yelling is always overblown, and the disagreement is universally pointless. And never has that pointlessness been so evident than in investors' sentiment over Apple Q3 iPad sales. The Cupertino company reported Apple Q3 iPad sales in the 12 million unit range, while consumers bought approximately 39 million iPhones. Those totals led to … [Read more...]