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Has Nintendo written off the Wii U as a lost cause?

By on April 13, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Has Nintendo written off the Wii U as a lost cause?

Hey, remember the Wii U? Nintendo would probably like to forget it at this point and VentureBeat’s Mike Minotti makes a compelling case that Nintendo is already shifting its focus to the next big thing since the Wii U at this point seems like a lost cause. More →

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Mario Kart 8 200cc

This video shows just how insanely fast Mario Kart 8 is about to get with its latest update

By on April 9, 2015 at 6:15 PM.

This video shows just how insanely fast Mario Kart 8 is about to get with its latest update

It’s been almost a year since the release of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, but Nintendo is still giving players new reasons to jump back in with surprisingly frequent paid DLC releases and free updates. In a recent Nintendo Direct, the company announced that a new 200cc mode would be coming to the console racer, but you need to see it to understand just how fast it can be. More →

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Best Wii U Games

Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t the bomb you think it is, and here are the games to prove it

By on April 6, 2015 at 5:08 PM.

Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t the bomb you think it is, and here are the games to prove it

Looking at the sales figures over the past few years, it’s hard not to see the Wii U as a major disappointment for Nintendo. It’s certainly been a step down from the unprecedented success of the Wii, but looking beyond the numbers, the Wii U has slowly accumulated a killer collection of exclusive titles since its launch in 2012. More →

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Teens React to Mario Kart 8

Watch this now: Teens react to Mario Kart 8

By on March 12, 2015 at 1:58 PM.

Watch this now: Teens react to Mario Kart 8

One of our favorite videos from The Fine Brothers’ REACT channel had a group of teenagers facing off in Mario Kart 64 on the Nintendo 64. It’s been two months since we shared that video, and now the teens are back to play the latest game in the popular racing franchise: Mario Kart 8. More →

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PS4 Vs Xbox One

PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U: Lifetime console sales

By on February 18, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U: Lifetime console sales

The next-generation video game console war is no longer the next-generation video game console war — it’s now the current-generation video game console war. Each of the three major gaming box makers has now had its new console on sale for more than a year, and it has been quite a roller coaster ride to say the least. Nintendo came up very short in gamers’ eyes when it comes to the new Wii U. Yes, there are definitely some great titles for the console and many more on the way, but gamers didn’t see enough new features on the box to warrant an upgrade from the wildly successful Wii.

Where Sony and Microsoft are concerned, Sony took an early lead when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both launched in November 2013, and the company never looked back.

But how do lifetime sales stack up now? More →

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Nintendo Direct January 2015

Here are all of the huge announcements Nintendo just made for 2015

By on January 14, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

Here are all of the huge announcements Nintendo just made for 2015

Not willing to rest on its laurels after a relatively successful finish to 2014, Nintendo hosted its first Direct presentation of the year on Wednesday in order to discuss the upcoming spring lineup for Wii U and 3DS, along with a few exciting surprises that should have Nintendo fans all riled up. More →

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Video Game Controller Evolution

Awesome GIFs show the evolution of every major console controller

By on December 22, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Awesome GIFs show the evolution of every major console controller

The evolution of video games is pretty obvious — just look at the difference between, say, the original Super Mario Bros. and Mario Kart 8 to see the insane improvements video games have made to graphics since the 1980s. But the games themselves aren’t the only things that have evolved, as console controllers have undergone some drastic changes over the years as well. More →

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10 Gaming Gifts Under $25

10 must-have gaming gifts under $25 on Amazon

10 must-have gaming gifts under $25 on Amazon

By on December 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Christmas is less than a week away. Hopefully, you’ve already finished your gift shopping, but it never hurts to have a last-minute guide to fall back on just in case you need a few extra stocking stuffers.

The sales aren’t as easy to find as they were a few weeks ago, but we managed to cobble together a selection of affordable games and accessories for every modern game console that any gamer would appreciate. More →

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Best Games of 2014

The 10 best video games of 2014

The 10 best video games of 2014

By on December 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

The first full year of the new generation is coming to a close. After much deliberation, I’ve settled on the ten games that stood out above all of the rest. These were the games that delighted me in 2014 — the games that I kept returning to, the ones I kept thinking about even after I’d put them back on the shelf.

I didn’t have a chance to play every game released this year, so if your favorite game didn’t make this list, it’s probably not because I hated it — I just didn’t get around to playing it.

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Video Best Games of the Year

Video: Watch dozens of the year’s best games in just two minutes

By on December 11, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Video: Watch dozens of the year’s best games in just two minutes

2014 was a busy year for gaming. Unless you have a PS4, an Xbox One, a Wii U, an above-average PC and more time than you know what to do with, it’s unlikely that you had a chance to play every major release this year, but don’t worry — YouTube user Malcolm Klock has got you covered. More →

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Most Disappointing Games of 2014

These were the 5 most disappointing games of 2014

These were the 5 most disappointing games of 2014

By on December 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM.

There were some great games released in 2014, but there plenty of stinkers as well. In fact, several of the biggest critical flops had been highly anticipated up until the day they launched, enticing gamers into believing that the new generation had finally arrived. Not all AAA titles are destined for greatness, and the following list is proof of that. More →

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Super Smash Bros For Wii U Preview

Hands on with the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s 8-player mode

Hands on with the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s 8-player mode

By on October 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Earlier this week, Nintendo invited me to its New York office to go hands-on with the final build of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. I’d had the opportunity to play the console version of the new Smash Bros. twice before, but this was the first time I was able to see all of the new modes and features, including 8-Player Smash, Smash Tour and the Amiibo NFC figures. More →

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