Best Game Trailers 3/30

Here are all the best video game trailers we saw this week (3/30)

By on April 4, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Here are all the best video game trailers we saw this week (3/30)

You’ve probably noticed that ever since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, BGR has been expanding its gaming coverage rather substantially, from previews and reviews to features and trailers. We’ve decided to combine some of that coverage to bring you all the week’s best game trailers in one convenient location. Here are the five best game trailers for the week of March 30th. More →

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Best Video Game Trailers

Video: Here are all the best game trailers we saw this week

By on March 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM.

Video: Here are all the best game trailers we saw this week

You’ve probably noticed that ever since the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, BGR has been expanding its gaming coverage rather substantially, from previews and reviews to features and trailers. We’ve decided to combine some of that coverage to bring you all the week’s best game trailers in one convenient location. Here are the five best game trailers for the week of March 23rd. More →

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Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Review

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) review

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) review

By on February 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

In many ways Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is as faithful of a sequel to the beloved Super Nintendo series as any fan could hope for, but despite the eye-popping visuals and controller-clenchingly tense mine cart rides, this sequel comes apart at the seams. More →

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Nintendo Wii U X Trailer

Video: ‘X’ trailer shows Nintendo’s Wii U can still hold its own against PS4 and Xbox One

By on February 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Video: ‘X’ trailer shows Nintendo’s Wii U can still hold its own against PS4 and Xbox One

The latest RPG from Monolith Soft is proof positive that the Wii U can stand up to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 when the right developers are in charge. X, the follow-up to the international hit Xenoblade Chronicles, was finally given some additional screen time in the latest Nintendo Direct online presentation after months of silence. As one of our most anticipated games of the year, X mixes turn-based combat with real-time action, throwing players into a vast open world filled with gigantic beasts and operable mechs. X definitely appears to share much of its DNA with Xenoblade Chronicles, but the quality of the visuals is what really stands out in the trailers. It might not be the system seller Nintendo needs, but it will certainly turn some heads. Check out the best looking Wii U game yet in the trailer below. More →

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Nintendo Analysis Video Game Industry

Would Nintendo’s death drag the entire gaming industry down with it?

By on February 10, 2014 at 12:49 PM.

Would Nintendo’s death drag the entire gaming industry down with it?

As journalists, bloggers and pundits prescribe poorly thought-out solutions for Nintendo’s woes, the gaming giant continues to chug forward, although at a much slower speed than it did in the last console generation. Despite disastrous sales figures for the Wii U, software sales remain relatively strong and the 3DS took advantage of slowing hardware sales to top the charts in 2013. Nintendo has countless issues that it needs to address, but while the doomsayers of the Internet continue to prophesy the downfall of the company, it’s important to understand just how destructive Nintendo’s death could be. More →

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Nintendo Wii U 3DS Common Architecture

How Nintendo plans to make sure next console doesn’t bomb like Wii U

By on February 4, 2014 at 3:26 PM.

How Nintendo plans to make sure next console doesn’t bomb like Wii U

It’s safe to say that Nintendo has learned a few things from its launch of the Wii U, its latest console that has been a horrendous flop in the gaming market. And contrary to many analysts’ opinions, the biggest problem isn’t that Nintendo lacks a strategy for smartphones and tablets so much as the Wii U has simply lacked the must-have games such as Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart that would make it a must-buy. However, Ars Technica reports that Nintendo is planning to make an important change that could ensure that its next major console doesn’t face a dearth of good games during its launch period. More →

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Wii U Most Anticipated Games 2014

Here are 5 games that could put the Wii U back on track in 2014

By on January 28, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

Here are 5 games that could put the Wii U back on track in 2014

Now that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have taken the world by storm, Nintendo has a lot of catching up to do. Of course, Nintendo already had plenty of catching up to do when it failed to promote its console or even explain to potentially willing consumers exactly what the Wii U was going to be, but now that the market is being dominated by faster, sleeker hardware, Nintendo needs to prove to gamers that it has something to offer than Sony and Microsoft don’t. More →

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Nintendo Mobile iPhone Android Windows

Nintendo is going mobile, but don’t hold your breath for a full Mario iPhone game [updated]

By on January 28, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Nintendo is going mobile, but don’t hold your breath for a full Mario iPhone game [updated]

Nintendo may finally be ready to launch mobile games, Nikkei reports, but the company will not simply unleash its Mario or Pokemon universes on iPhone, Android or Windows Phone just yet, even though millions of buyers would likely appreciate such a move. Instead, the company wants to use the growing popularity of mobile content including games to attract users and convince them to invest in Nintendo hardware and games. More →

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Nintendo Console Hacking Court Ruling

EU court says Nintendo can’t stop users from hacking its consoles

By on January 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

EU court says Nintendo can’t stop users from hacking its consoles

There has been plenty of discussion lately on how Nintendo can recover from its downward spiral, but none of the potential solutions have included allowing users to hack their consoles. Nevertheless, this might be a future Nintendo has to face if a recent European Union court ruling is upheld. Europe Online Magazine reports that the EU’s top court ruled on Thursday that “Nintendo cannot prevent its consoles from being tampered with to play multimedia from other providers, except in the case of illegally copied video games.” More →

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Nintendo Wii U Sales

Enough with the drama – Nintendo isn’t dead just yet

By on January 20, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Enough with the drama – Nintendo isn’t dead just yet

Shares of Nintendo were hammered early Monday morning on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, down as much as 18% following Nintendo’s admission on Friday that the Wii U is indeed a flop. Nintendo confirmed that it will report its third consecutive annual loss and it slashed its 2014 Wii U sales forecast by a jaw-dropped 70% from from 9 million units to just 2.8 million. In other words, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 each sold more units during their first month and a half on the market than Nintendo expects the Wii U to sell all year in 2014. But by the end of Monday’s trading session in Japan, Nintendo’s stock had recovered to close at 13,745 yen, down just 6.15% on the day, as panic subsided and investors acknowledged the fact that there’s still plenty of fight left in Nintendo. More →

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Net Neutrality Gaming Effects

How the death of net neutrality might impact gaming

By on January 17, 2014 at 2:55 PM.

How the death of net neutrality might impact gaming

The end of net neutrality has countless long-term implications for the future of the Web, but the gaming crowd could be one of the first groups to actually see noticeable changes firsthand. Although the Xbox One backlash helped save us all from a digital-only console generation, hefty downloads and updates are still a major factor for owners of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and even the Wii U. Now that Internet providers will have the opportunity to clamp down on data usage, the new consoles are faced with a frightening predicament. More →

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Wii U Sales

The Wii U is officially a disaster: Nintendo slashes sales forecast by 70%

By on January 17, 2014 at 7:35 AM.

The Wii U is officially a disaster: Nintendo slashes sales forecast by 70%

There’s no longer any debating it: Nintendo’s Wii U is an absolute disaster. People were shocked when we talked about what a tremendous failure the Wii U would be following its launch back in 2012, but it’s now a matter of public record. While anyone who has tried the console will tell you that games on the system are just as fun and exciting as they have ever been, the Wii U lacks the flair and innovation that made the Wii such a success. And now, this simple truth is coming back to bite Nintendo yet again — the company said on Friday that terrible Wii U sales will result in its third consecutive annual loss. Nintendo also slashed its 2014 Wii U sales forecast 70 % from 9 million units to just 2.8 million, fewer than the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sold in just over a month following their respective launches last year. More →

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