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New Super Mario Bros. 2 dated for 3DS

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 9:51am PDT

Having previously said that New Super Mario Bros. 2 would be released this August, Nintendo used its E3 showcase to pin the platformer down. It'll be arriving on August 19, to be precise.

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star coming to 3DS this holiday season

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2012 9:50am PDT

Paper Mario's promised 3DS adventure has been unveiled. Paper Mario: Sticker Star will be available on 3DS this holiday season.

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Wii Fit U announced

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2012 9:43am PDT

Nintendo showed off Wii Fit U at its E3 press briefing, and the ways that the controller can be used in concert with the Balance Board.

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Mass Effect 3 and Trine 2 confirmed for Wii U

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 9:40am PDT

Showing off some of the big fancy 'hardcore' games coming to the Wii U, Nintendo revealed during E3 that both Mass Effect 3 and Trine 2 are coming to the console too.

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"I bet midway through the cycle they'll release a new tablet that allows it to function as a ..."

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Scribblenauts Unlimited coming to Wii U and 3DS

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2012 9:38am PDT

Scribblenauts is coming to Wii U. In HD--which should be more than enough reason to give Scribblenauts Unlimited a whirl.

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New Super Mario Bros. U announced

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 9:31am PDT

As you can't have a Nintendo platform without a Mario game, the company announced one during its E3 showcase today. New Super Mario Bros. U continues the four-player co-op tomfoolery from NSMB on Wii, but also lets someone help them out using the game pad.

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"The only difference I see is that the gamepad requires the WiiU unit. It's the size of a tablet, ..."

- Derringer see all 30 comments

Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition shown for Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2012 9:30am PDT

Warner Bros and Rocksteady showed off a new version of Batman: Arkham City, titled "Armored Edition." It packs new exclusive armor for Batman and Catwoman, along with touch-screen features for Batman's gadgets.

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Pikmin 3 announced for Wii U

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 9:18am PDT

They've been away for a while, but those adorable Pikmin are to return in Pikmin 3 for the Wii U. Creator Shigeru Miyamoto unveiled it during Nintendo's E3 showcase, revealing a new Pikmin and how the Wii U's special tablet controller will be used.

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YouTube, Amazon Instant Video coming to Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2012 9:18am PDT

Nintendo announced today that the Wii U will support a variety of video streaming services: YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and Hulu Plus.

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Wii U to support two GamePads

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2012 9:18am PDT

At E3 2012, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that Wii U will support two GamePads--"just like the NES."

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"they have a touchscreen, lcd, camera, microphone, gyroscope, etc. "

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Quantum Conundrum preview

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2012 9:00am PDT

The similarities between Portal and Quantum Conundrum are almost too numerous to write up. But that's not really a bad thing, right?

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Sleeping Dogs preview

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2012 9:00am PDT

A Square Enix exec claimed that former publisher Activision was "crazy" for dropping the title, and after some time with it, I'd agree.

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"Hell, the Yakuza games have a loyal, if small, following. This would probably have a bit wider ..."

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Painkiller Hell & Damnation coming from NecroVisioN dev

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 8:45am PDT

The Painkiller series is all but dead in our hearts thanks to a string of third-rate sequels and expansions, but Painkiller Hell & Damnation hopes to stir up interest again. It's jumping to Unreal Engine 3, and also a third-person perspective.

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"third person? i'm having trouble imagining the doom+quake feel of the original, in third person"

- RikiTiki2 see all 4 comments

E3 2012: Sony showcase wrapup

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2012 7:45am PDT

We recap the Sony conference with links to further reading just in case you happened to miss anything while you were weeping with joy or sorrow.

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"Next generation wouldn't be bad at all at this stage, given they bump the texture resolution and ..."

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E3 2012: Microsoft showcase wrapup

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 7:30am PDT

Did you miss Microsoft's E3 showcase this morning? Oh, we didn't. We did not. From SmartGlass to Gears of War, we watched my dears, yes we did, we watched and we wrote, and here's what you missed.

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