Nintendo Wii U archive

  • Wii U Fit Pedometer rewards you for not playing on your Wii U
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    Wii U Fit Pedometer rewards you for not playing on your Wii U

    By 6 June 2012

    The Xbox 360 might have done a deal with Nike to bring Nike+ Kinect Training to the games console, but Nintendo is hoping to do one better with a pedometer accessory that will allow gamers advance further in Wii U Fit by letting them add points from...

  • Nintendo hopes Nintendo Land will help gamers understand Wii U better
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    Nintendo hopes Nintendo Land will help gamers understand Wii U better

    By 5 June 2012

    The final title to be shown at Nintendo's E3 press conference today was Nintendo Land, a first-party game that has been designed by the company to show off the many different facets of the new Wii U console and Wii U GamePad. Using many of Nintendo's...

  • Wii U: New Super Mario Bros. U revealed at E3 (trailer)
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    Wii U: New Super Mario Bros. U revealed at E3 (trailer)

    By 5 June 2012

    It would be weird if Nintendo's chubby, moustachioed plumber didn't get a look in at the games giant's E3 press conference and, thankfully, we weren't disappointed. New Super Mario Bros U - for the company's latest console, Wii U - may not be a deep and...

  • Nintendo Wii U final GamePad details emerge
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    Nintendo Wii U final GamePad details emerge

    By 5 June 2012

    At E3, Nintendo is starting to answer the many questions that gamers have about the upcoming console, including many about its revolutionary new GamePad controller.  First and foremost is the confirmation that it *will* be possible to use more than one...

  • Wii U: Nintendo targets hardcore gamers
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    Wii U: Nintendo targets hardcore gamers

    By 5 June 2012

    Nintendo has built a reputation for family friendly games. The release of the 2006 Wii console cemented that into the gaming company's history. But with the forthcoming release of the Wii U, anticipated for launch at the end of 2012, the company has put...

  • Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition for Wii U
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    Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition for Wii U

    By 5 June 2012

    Batman: Arkham City - the popular PS3 and Xbox 360 title - is set to make its way to the Wii U in an all-new special edition: Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition. The Wii U's GamePad can be used to scan around the in-game environment or place objects...

  • Pikmin 3 for Wii U official
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    Pikmin 3 for Wii U official

    By 5 June 2012

    All eyes are on Nintendo at this year's E3 in Los Angeles. And Nintendo big boss Shigeru Miyamoto hasn't disappointed, announcing the latest Pikmin title for the forthcoming Wii U. Miyamoto comically places augmented reality pikmin characters among the...

  • Ubisoft promises eight Wii U games including ZombiU at E3
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    Ubisoft promises eight Wii U games including ZombiU at E3

    By 5 June 2012

    Ubisoft is to throw its full weight behind the Nintendo Wii U when it launches later this year, with eight titles for the new console. Wii U gamers will be able to look forward to games such as Just Dance 4 and Rabbids Land, Assassin's Creed III, Marvel...

  • Nintendo Wii U release date: When is the Wii U coming out?
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    Nintendo Wii U release date: When is the Wii U coming out?

    By 4 June 2012

    Your Nintendo Wii is looking a bit dated, you want some new Nintendo excitement in your home - but when is the new Nintendo Wii U coming out and should you wait? Nintendo has confirmed the official launch date as Christmas 2012. Should you wait? If...

  • Wii U Pro Controller to entice Xbox 360 gamers to new Nintendo console
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    Wii U Pro Controller to entice Xbox 360 gamers to new Nintendo console

    By 4 June 2012

    Nintendo has just announced it will be offering a new controller for its upcoming next -generation games console. The Wii U Pro Controller will allow the Wii U to ake on the Xbox 360 head-to-head in the hardcore gaming arena. It adds an option that...

  • Wii U Miiverse: Nintendo takes on Facebook
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    Wii U Miiverse: Nintendo takes on Facebook

    By 3 June 2012

    Nintendo has detailed more about the company's Wii U console ahead of its E3 press conference in Los Angeles. The company plans to let you stay in touch with your friends around the globe as you play, effectively creating a social gaming network and potentially...

  • Wii U controller to be called Wii U Gamepad, also comes in black, sports new design
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    Wii U controller to be called Wii U Gamepad, also comes in black, sports new design

    By 3 June 2012

    Nintendo's global president, Satoru Iwata, has announced several features of its new Wii U console before the company's E3 2012 press conference (due on Tuesday, 5 June), including the official name of the controller: the Wii U Gamepad. In addition -...

  • E3 2012: Show coverage starts here
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    E3 2012: Show coverage starts here

    By 3 June 2012

    We've touched down in Los Angeles, have picked up our press passes, and our knees are trembling at the thought of the swarm of top games titles we're about to play. Yep, it's E3 2012 time and Pocket-lint is ready to rock. Over the next five days, we'll...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #87 - E3 preview special
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #87 - E3 preview special

    By 1 June 2012

    This special edition podcast sees the Linters turn their attention entirely to the E3 videogames convention to be held in Los Angeles next week, and they discuss the potential of the Wii U and look at each publisher's prospective range to sort out the...

  • Wii U controller redesigned - thumbsticks changed and more
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    Wii U controller redesigned - thumbsticks changed and more

    By 22 May 2012

    An image has appeared on a developer's Twitter feed that reveals the final Wii U controller, to be publicly unveiled during Nintendo's press conference at E3 on 5 June. It has several changes to the one Pocket-lint played with at last year's event. The...

  • Nintendo issues financial loss for first time ever
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    Nintendo issues financial loss for first time ever

    By 26 April 2012

    It seems even Nintendo isn’t immune from the economic crisis as the gaming giant publishes annual losses for the first time in its history. Nintendo has reported a loss of £284 million for the financial year ending 31 March 2012, which equates to a...

  • Mario Wii U game confirmed
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    Mario Wii U game confirmed

    By 17 April 2012

    Mario looks to be heading to the Nintendo Wii U when the company's new console launches later this year. Spanish newspaper El Mundo is reporting that Shigeru Miyamoto has told it we can expect an announcement at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles...

  • Wii U could have had 3D screen, according to Nintendo patent
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    Wii U could have had 3D screen, according to Nintendo patent

    By 16 February 2012

    The Nintendo Wii U controller could have had an autostereoscopic 3D display, much like the company's 3DS handheld. In one of the device's patents filed by the Japanese gaming giant, it is apparent that the no-glasses technology was taken into consideration....

  • Nintendo Wii U coming 2012, complete with online gaming and NFC controllers
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    Nintendo Wii U coming 2012, complete with online gaming and NFC controllers

    By 27 January 2012

    We've Nintendo Wii U news aplenty following bossman Satoru Iwata's comments following the latest earnings call by the Japanese gaming giant. First up is confirmation of what we all kind of knew already - that the next-generation console is going to land...

  • Hottest tech events to get excited about in 2012
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    Hottest tech events to get excited about in 2012

    By 6 January 2012

    The 2012 calendar is already starting to look busy and it is still January. So what should you be putting in your diary to look forward to? Here we highlight some of the biggest, hottest tech events to get excited about in 2012 so you can make sure you...

  • 11 hottest gadgets to look forward to in 2012
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    11 hottest gadgets to look forward to in 2012

    By 3 January 2012

    The start of a new year means the chance to get excited about another batch of gadgets that will come our way over the next 12 months. There will be hundreds of gadgets, loads of phones and tablets, and even more cameras to tickle our interest. This time...

  • Nintendo to create fully-fledged app store for Wii U launch
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    Nintendo to create fully-fledged app store for Wii U launch

    By 30 December 2011

    It seems as if the Nintendo Wii U may offer more than just a gaming experience on launch, as reports are emerging that the Japanese company is currently building a fully-fledged app store that will host a wide range of applications above and beyond those...

  • Best innovation 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards
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    Best innovation 2011: nominees for the 8th Pocket-lint Awards

    By 26 November 2011

    Identifying the best innovations of 2011 is no easy task but trying to compare one to another is even harder. Innovative, ground-breaking ideas come from all sorts of fields within consumer technology and just because something hasn’t sold as many units...

  • Pocket-lint Awards 2011: Time is running out to cast your vote
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    Pocket-lint Awards 2011: Time is running out to cast your vote

    By 25 November 2011

    It's the awards show that everybody is talking about. Apparently Angelina is going to be wearing Dior and Brad's tux is a Hugo Boss vintage number. Not Jolie or Pitt you understand - Angelina and Brad who work in the bookies near Pocket-lint Towers. They...

  • Sony PS4 launch aims to keep pace with next-gen Xbox
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    Sony PS4 launch aims to keep pace with next-gen Xbox

    By 24 November 2011

    Sony is aiming for the launch of the PlayStation 4 to keep up with rivals after Jim Ryan, PlayStation Europe big cheese, said that it would be "undesirable" for the PS4 launch to lag too far behind the competition (next-gen Xbox, Wii U). In the interview...