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Pokemon Rumble U NFC Figures: Everything you need to know

At this point, Pokemon Rumble U is the only Wii U game that makes use of the GamePad’s built-in NFC space. At almost any GameStop, you can see for purchase plastic, palm-sized capsules that each carry one small Pokemon figurine. There are 18 different kinds of toy Pokemon to collect, but there’s no way of knowing which one yours will be until you open it — or use the GamePad to c...

Eathbound now available on the Wii U Virtual Console

The wait is finally over. Nintendo has announced that the cult-classic SNES RPG, Earthbound, will be available on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe starting today. First announced for the Virtual Console during an April Nintendo Direct, Earthbound has been on many fans wish list for the online service since its inception in 2006. Aside from the game itself being available for t...

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate off-TV play update is live!

The Off-TV and cross-region play update for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which was announced before the games release is now available for both Europe and America. As per software updates for all Wii U games, it will be detected the next time you decide to play and can also be downloading in the background, however this update is small so we recommend you wait. To actually activate the off-TV playin...

Miyamoto Interviewed By Polygon

Today Polygon’s interview with the great Shirgeru Miyamoto went up. Although obviously on a tight PR leash, the interview makes an interesting watch or read nonetheless. Miyamoto goes over what he wants to be achieved by the imminent Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and why Nintendo have decided 2013 should be the ‘Year of Luigi’. Amongst the other topics discussed are Nintendo&...

What do you think? Will the Wii U change the gaming landscape?

With the Wii U on the horizon, it’s obvious that Nintendo is ready for a change of pace. While the console may not offer the highest specs available, they definitely are on track to change the way we think about games. We can already see that this is true with Microsoft and their Smart Glass initiative. Perhaps this has been in development for awhile, but from the outside looking in it looks...

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