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  • Blog Post: Kirby And The Rainbow Curse Multiplayer Puts One In Charge Of Drawing Platforms

    Nintendo revealed some new details about the clay-coated Kirby coming soon to Wii U. A newly announced multiplayer mode adds the ability for one player to draw lines/platforms on the GamePad, while other players play a traditional multiplayer Kirby platformer. The drawing player is basically in charge... More
  • Blog Post: Formerly Microsoft Exclusive World Of Keflings Coming To Wii U Next Month

    World of Keflings from developer Ninja Bee is stepping away from its Microsoft exclusivity and onto Wii U next month. The Wii U version of the game will be available on November 13 for $9.99. On Xbox 360 and PC, players used their Xbox Live avatars in the game world. As the image above indicates, players... More
  • Blog Post: Don’t Expect Dual Wii U Gamepad Support Anytime Soon

    Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto says that support for two Wii U gamepads is possible, but not a current priority for the company. In an interview with IGN , Miyamoto said, "Certainly as we've been working on Wii U, I think we're at a point where we don't feel it's realistic to... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Speeding Up Wii U Start-Up For Faster Off-Screen Play

    Nintendo wants to speed up players' ability to play the Wii U without using the TV, and an update planned for this Summer should help. In Nintendo's third quarter briefing results , it points out that the Wii U GamePad has an at least 20-second start-up time, severely hampering the pick-up-and... More
  • Blog Post: Wii U GamePad Life Extending High-Capacity Battery Now Available From Nintendo

    One of the complaints often levied against the Wii U, is the disappointing battery life of its GamePad. Nintendo is now offering a new longer-lasting, high-capacity battery to replace the old one. The battery is available on Nintendo's online store for $32. It's not an accessory add-on for the... More
  • Blog Post: The Legend Of Zelda Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The original Legend of Zelda, the one that started all of Link's assorted adventures, is available now on the Wii U's Virtual Console. The game is $4.99 to download, unless you own the Wii Virtual Console version of the game, in which case it will cost you a dollar to upgrade. As is the case... More
  • Blog Post: Resident Evil: Revelations Will Allow Off-Screen Play

    Resident Evil: Revelations producer Tsukasa Takenaka has confirmed that the Wii U version will allow players to play the game entirely on the GamePad screen. In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine , Takenaka confirmed that the game would allow off-screen play ironically (and jokingly) so that... More
  • Blog Post: ZombiU Wii U Bundle Headed To U.S. And Canada

    The Wii U is getting a different bundle choice for those uninterested in Nintendo Land (but you still get a copy of Nintendo Land). The ZombiU Deluxe set will be be available in North America on February 17 for $389.99. It's the deluxe version of the Wii U, so it's black and comes with all the... More
  • Blog Post: Wii U Launch Games

    Nintendo's Wii U hits shelves on November 18, and has an impressive launch lineup in tow. Nintendo today announced that 23 different games will be available on day one, including Super Mario Bros. U, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Assassin's Creed III. Nintendo also lists Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends... More
  • Blog Post: New Type Of Force Feedback Prototyped By Academics

    Engineers at the University of Utah have prototyped and demonstrated a new haptic (touch) feedback system intended for use on gamepads. The "skin-stretch" technology is hoped to be ready for consumer mass production in time for the next wave of consoles. Associate professor of mechanical engineering... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard: Diablo "Feels Even Better" With Gamepad Control

    Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson told PC Gamer that the team's early experiments with a 360-like controller yielded promising results. Blizzard has yet to announce an official Diablo release on consoles, but we know the company has been staffing up to investigate the possibility, and the evidence... More
  • Blog Post: Game Controller Evolution At A Glance

    Over the years, controllers have refined the number and location of joysticks and buttons. From the sparse beginnings to the glut of controllers in the early '90s, this image shows how your gamepads have influenced each other. The chart below (found on Reddit ) covers the obvious controllers like... More
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