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'Of course' Dragon Quest 10 is leaving Japan

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2013 2:15pm PDT

Dragon Quest 10 is "of course" being worked on for markets outside of Japan, according to executive producer Yuu Miyake.


Wii Vitality Sensor is 'pending,' didn't work consistently

By Steve Watts, Jul 08, 2013 8:15am PDT

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explains that the Wii Vitality Sensor was shelved because the company could not get it to work reliably enough in prototype testing.


Angry Birds Trilogy slings onto Wii and Wii U August 13

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 11:05am PDT

Angry Birds Trilogy will be hitting Wii and Wii U on August 13, Rovio has announced.


"Cool for the Wii U. Game & Wario has a mini game like it and it's entertaining."

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Skylanders Swap Force preview: boisterous bifurcation

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2013 12:30pm PDT

A hands-on look at Skylanders Swap Force, complete with terrible name-mixing puns.


Skylanders Swap Force coming October 13, PS4 and Xbox One versions confirmed

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Skylanders Swap Force is coming October 13, Activision announced today. Versions will also be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though not necessarily on the same date.


"Kid? You mean I'm not the one who was supposed to be playing? Oops. ;)"

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Disney Infinity gets Lone Ranger play set

By John Keefer, Jun 06, 2013 11:30am PDT

Disney has unveiled its next playset for Disney Infinity, and with all the characters and franchises it could choose from, it has decided to promote its upcoming movie, The Lone Ranger


Nintendo Japan announces bigger Wii U GamePad battery

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Nintendo of Japan recently announced a handful of Wii U hardware accessories, most notably a bigger battery pack for the system's GamePad that doubles its battery life.


"About time, it was inevitable once it was revealed that the battery slot could hold a bigger ..."

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Mega Man X blasts onto Wii U Virtual Console May 30

By Ozzie Mejia, May 28, 2013 11:00am PDT

Mega Man X is coming to Wii U's Virtual Console on May 30, with full Game Pad support for X's first adventure.


"I'm kinda pissed that they turned their attention to starting over on Wii U before even ..."

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Nintendo monetizing fanmade videos on YouTube

By Andrew Yoon, May 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Fans that produce "Let's Play" style videos of Nintendo content will no longer be able to earn any ad revenue due to a new policy being enforced by the publisher.


"A business making money by screwing other people, not exactly new. What about every other ..."

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Nintendo wins appeal in Wii patent dispute

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2013 12:15pm PDT

Nintendo has won a dispute with Motiva LLC, which filed in 2008 regarding patents of its motion-sensing technology.


Disney Infinity trailer shows off early Toy Box

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2013 3:30pm PDT

A new Disney Infinity trailer shows how the Toy Box mode evolved from pre-production in Toy Story 3 into the upcoming game.


Wii update advertises Wii U

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Nintendo has sent out an update to current Wii owners, informing them that the Wii U is "not just an upgrade."


"I just read that there will be no Madden 25 nor CoD: Ghosts on Wii U. If this is true, then this ..."

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Zelda concert series announces new cities with 'season two'

By Steve Watts, Apr 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT

The Legend of Zelda "Symphony of the Goddess" concert series has just announced a host of returning cities for its 2013 calendar, and two more cities (Baltimore and Grand Rapids).


"Bought tickets for Sept 12 back in February. Looking forward to it!"

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New game releases of April 22-28

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 21, 2013 6:00am PDT

Next week brings a fine lineup of new releases, including zombie-smashing sequel Dead Island: Riptide, survive 'em up Don't Starve, heist 'em up Monaco, tie 'em in Star Trek, the expandalone Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, and loads more lovelies.


"Attention Dark Souls fans, if you haven't played Dragon's Dogma and you own a PS3 or 360, I ..."

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Nintendo turning off most Wii Channels in June

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 12, 2013 6:45am PDT

Now that the Wii U has been out for a while, Nintendo is making moves to start shutting down most of the 'Channel' services on the original Wii. Come June 28, it'll turn off the Nintendo Channel, News Channel, and more. Fear not, though: by and large, useful ones like YouTub...


"This is kind of sad. Lots of memories with friends using these random channels like Everybody Votes."

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