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Wii U's Pikmin 3, Game & Wario missing launch window

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2013 7:30am PST

Nintendo has announced some upcoming release dates, but the ones to make the list aren't as interesting as the ones that conspicuously didn't. The...

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"The momentum is nowhere the same. All of these consoles were selling a lot more in January. Also ..."

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Disney Infinity preview: bringing franchises together

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST

Disney's worlds are on a collision course, though not quite in the way you may expect. Disney Infinity, which was announced yesterday, isn't a "crossover" game in the the traditional sense. It's an entire platform filled with individual games set across the vast spectrum of ...

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"I'm still surprised that more companies haven't tried something like this, but I always figured ..."

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Pandora's Tower coming to Wii this spring

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2013 10:30am PST

Pandora's Tower has been announced for North American release from XSEED, making Operation Rainfall's efforts to localize three Wii RPGs an unqualified success.

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"This is a really, really great game and I've enjoyed playing it a lot so far as I'm from Europe. ..."

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How Disney Infinity's starter set was chosen

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST

When Disney Infinity launches, the $75 Starter Set will feature Mr. Incredible, Monster Inc's Sully, and Captain Jack Sparrow. But, how did Disney settle on these characters?

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"Actually, Disney used to own Power Rangers. I believe Haim Saban bought the rights back from them."

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Skylanders franchise reaches $500 million in sales

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 11, 2013 8:15am PST

Activision has another money-maker, just in case that "Call of Duty" thing stops working for them. Skylanders has surpassed half a billion dollars of sales.

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"This game desperately needs online co-op. I refuse to invest in this game until my son can play ..."

- rubencamacho78 see all 17 comments

Retro City Rampage hits Xbox 360 and Wii in January

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 28, 2012 2:15pm PST

After a brief stint of exclusivity on PS3, Vita, and PC, Vblank Entertainment's retro throwback is finally coming to Xbox 360 and Wii.

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"Is it really coming out on wii?! I kept thinking the Wii version would actually turn into a Wii ..."

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Why The Last Story almost didn't come westward

By Steve Watts, Dec 28, 2012 1:45pm PST

The XSEED team talks about how it had to fight for The Last Story, even against some skepticism in its own marketing department.

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New game releases of November 19-25

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST

We're almost through the roster of pre-holiday big-hitters, but next week will be another good'un for new releases. We'll see Hitman: Absolution, Persona 4 Golden, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PlanetSide 2, the PC editions of Scribblenauts Unlimited and Assassin's Cr...

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YouTube app launches on Wii

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 16, 2012 3:45pm PST

Wii U will launch with a YouTube app built into the system, but don't fret if you're sticking with Nintendo's original motion controlling console. Google has launched a dedicated YouTube app for the SD Wii.

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"i like xbox live, but this is the #1 reason I'm not signing on with whatever their next console ..."

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New game releases of November 12-18

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST

What kind of a maniac game would try to launch in the same week as a brand new console, thinking it had any chance of being noticed? Well, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is having a go. Yes, next week is rather quiet aside from the stomping great games monsters that are Cod Blops...

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"The Wii U seems to have one of the best launch game lineups of any system, but with the economy ..."

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How to transfer Wii data to the Wii U

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2012 10:00am PST

On November 18th, lucky fans will be able to upgrade to Nintendo's next home console: the Wii U. But, what happens to all the games, saves, and Wii Points they've accumulated over the years?

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"I don't know how much easier you could want it, really. Odd that the points stuff isn't saved on ..."

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New game releases of November 5-11

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 06, 2012 8:15am PST

Lawks, will you look at that! This week brings that most rare and precious of new releases: a new PlayStation 2 game, in the form of PES 2013. Oh, and something named Halo 4 is coming out. It's probably popular if there are at least four, unless this is comedy The Naked Gun-...

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"Cherry Tree High Comedy Club is pretty neat (it's already out everywhere except Steam). Nyu ..."

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New game releases: October 29-November 4

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT

This week's groaning with new releases, including Assassin's Creed III, the side-game AC3: Liberation, Natural Selection 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Okami HD, portable versions of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, Painkiller Hell & Damnation, and so many more.

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"Any of y'all picking up Natural Selection 2? I've owned it for like a year now but have put a ..."

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Wii getting Just Dance, Skylanders bundles for holiday

By Steve Watts, Oct 24, 2012 11:45am PDT

Nintendo is launching two Wii holiday bundles on November 4, one with Just Dance 4 and the other with Skylanders Giants.

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New game releases: October 22-28

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 21, 2012 8:00am PDT

Next week is bulging with new releases, including Medal of Honor Warfighter, Hotline Miami, Forza Horizon, Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, The Unfinished Swan, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North, Frobisher Says, and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward.

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"Why is Cabela releasing two games on the same week. Come on Cabela, you're cannibalizing your ..."

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