Nintendo Wii U archive

  • 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Voting goes live
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    8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Voting goes live

    By 15 November 2011

    Voting for the 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards has now gone live, giving you the chance to say which gadgets you think should be crowned top for 2011. As you will see over on the voting page, each of the 10 categories has five products that have been...

  • 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Nominations announced
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    8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Nominations announced

    By 14 November 2011

    Picking the best of the best is never an easy job, but after much deliberation and debate, the Pocket-lint team has whittled down and weeded out the best gadgets and tech from the past year. That means we now have a definitive shortlist for the Pocket-lint...

  • Best innovation 2011: Pocket-lint Awards contenders
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    Best innovation 2011: Pocket-lint Awards contenders

    By 11 November 2011

    Innovation is key to keeping technology interesting. It is a risky business coming up with something that goes against the grain or changes the way the average consumer views electronics but getting it right can result in serious big bucks as we saw with...

  • Wii U launch now June 2012 - UK next Christmas?
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    Wii U launch now June 2012 - UK next Christmas?

    By 28 October 2011

    The Nintendo Wii U, the Japanese firm's next console, is set for a full unveiling at E3 2012 in June, rather than be subject to a March launch, as previously rumoured. And that means that it could be available in the UK by Christmas next year. Speaking...

  • The Darkness II quick play preview
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    The Darkness II quick play preview

    By 19 August 2011

    The Darkness is one of the most under-rated FPS games of this generation. Coming from StarBreeze, makers of the excellent Chronicles of Riddick games, the comic-book adaptation was a crazed mix of violent action, Mafia saga and dark fantasy, starring...

  • PlayStation Vita to be PS3 controller
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    PlayStation Vita to be PS3 controller

    By 2 August 2011

    Sony's soon-to-be-released ultra portable handheld could have Wii-U like ambitions by acting like a controller for the PlayStation 3.  Sony R&D manager Phil Rogers revealed the technology at the 2011 Developers Conference.  "PS3 can send data down to...

  • The Wii U matches PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360's power
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    The Wii U matches PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360's power

    By 27 July 2011

    EA Sport's VP Andrew Wilson has told Eurogamer that Nintendo's new Wii U console can do "anything" the Xbox 360 or PS3 can.  "As every new piece of hardware and every new development library comes through we get a greater understanding of the power....

  • Sony PS4: specs and features wishlist
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    Sony PS4: specs and features wishlist

    By 13 July 2011

    Web rumours suggest that the PS4 will go into production by the end of 2011 and that it will launch in 2012. However, with announcements made at the 2011 E3 show in LA limited to the PS Vita, it seems unlikely that the PS4 will be here this year or...

  • Apple iPad biggest threat to Wii U
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    Apple iPad biggest threat to Wii U

    By 17 June 2011

    The Apple iPad is the biggest rival to home videogames consoles, such as the forthcoming Wii U, and the existing Xbox 360 and PS3 - according to Ian Baverstock, games industry stalwart and co-founder of consultancy group Tenshi Ventures. Speaking at...

  • Wii U: Hardware details slowly emerging
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    Wii U: Hardware details slowly emerging

    By 15 June 2011

    More details regarding the Wii U have began to emerge, giving us a better understanding of the console rather than simply thinking of it as "like the bastard offspring of a Wii and a Dreamcast pumped full of Xbox 360 flavoured steroids". First up, there's...

  • Wii U explained in 140 characters, can you do it?
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    Wii U explained in 140 characters, can you do it?

    By 15 June 2011

    Nintendo has announced that it will be launching a new console, the Nintendo Wii U, to follow the Wii in 2012. That's great, but as usual with Nintendo the idea and concept is far from conventional. It's dawned on us, as we've tried to explain it to...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #43 - E3 Special
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #43 - E3 Special

    By 8 June 2011

    It's that E3 time of year again, and this one has seen more exciting announcements happen in two days than many of the other years put together. Pocket-lint has Stuart Miles on the show floor in LA, so Rik chats to him (live-ish) about the console giants...

  • OnLive takes on the Wii U with tablet demo
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    OnLive takes on the Wii U with tablet demo

    By 8 June 2011

    Game streaming service OnLive has demoed technology at this years E3 that lets you push PC quality games directly to your tablet. The tech means that you can sign into your OnLive account from both smartphone or tablet and play games on a portable device...

  • Nintendo Wii vs Wii U
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    Nintendo Wii vs Wii U

    By 8 June 2011

    So there it is..the Wii U, Nintendo's next game-changing console packed full of all the innovation and excitement of the Wii when it launched back in 2006. Specs and stats are thin on the ground but what little we know puts it well ahead of its predecessor....

  • Nintendo Wii U pictures and hands-on
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    Nintendo Wii U pictures and hands-on

    By 8 June 2011

    Nintendo has now announced its new next-gen console - the Nintendo Wii U - at E3 in LA and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play, behind closed doors after the event.  What do we think, should you be excited, and will it change the way we all game?...

  • Nintendo Wii 2 is Wii U: Next gen console with a twist
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    Nintendo Wii 2 is Wii U: Next gen console with a twist

    By 7 June 2011

    The rumours were true. Nintendo has gone live with its next-generation console - the Wii U. Formerly named Project Cafe, the console will hit the shops next year and comes complete with an incredible new control pad setup. The Wii U controller, which...

  • Nintendo Beem: The live name for Project Cafe?
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    Nintendo Beem: The live name for Project Cafe?

    By 6 June 2011

    Could Nintendo's Project Cafe's real name have been outed ahead of the Japanese gaming company's E3 event? Possibly so, and it seems as if the name that'll be on every kid's birthday list in 2012 is the Nintendo Beem. Not "Beam", "Beem" with a double...

  • E3 2011: Show coverage starts here
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    E3 2011: Show coverage starts here

    By 6 June 2011

    We've touched down in LA, have got our press pass, and are ready to cover the biggest gaming show on the planet. Over the next 5 days, Pocket-lint will be reporting live from Los Angeles at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (or E3 to you and me), bringing...

  • E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for
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    E3 2011 preview: The hottest games to watch out for

    By 3 June 2011

    The year’s biggest gaming convention, E3 2011, is about to kick off in Los Angeles (on Monday 6 June) and the great and the good of the gaming world will be there, including Pocket-lint. And while there are still plenty of surprises to be had, a few...

  • Nintendo Wii 2 Project Cafe controller to sport camera
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    Nintendo Wii 2 Project Cafe controller to sport camera

    By 20 May 2011

    In addition to a front-mounted touch screen, it is now rumoured that the Nintendo Wii 2 (Project Cafe) controller will feature a camera. According to Develop, a source "close to the matter" has claimed that the new joypad sports a front-facing camera...

  • VIDEO: Nintendo Project Cafe (Wii 2) demo leaked
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    VIDEO: Nintendo Project Cafe (Wii 2) demo leaked

    By 18 May 2011

    A video has appeared online that purports to be secret filming from within a Nintendo Project Cafe briefing. Slides showing the new console, formerly known as the Wii 2, are clearly seen, as is a stand-up device itself. However, some games experts suspect...

  • Wii prices slashed as Nintendo gears up for Wii 2 launch
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    Wii prices slashed as Nintendo gears up for Wii 2 launch

    By 4 May 2011

    Nintendo is to cut the price of the Wii on both sides of the pond with UK gamers, from 20 May, able to save £50 on the current price. And what's more - Nintendo will be throwing in one of the best Wii games, Mario Kart, into the £129 bundle. The £129...

  • Nintendo confirms E3 demo for Wii 2
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    Nintendo confirms E3 demo for Wii 2

    By 25 April 2011

    It's been the rumour mill's most discussed tech topic as of late, and now it's official - Nintendo will be showing off a playable version of the Wii successor, dubbed Project Cafe, at the E3 games expo in LA in June. No other details were given by the...

  • HD packing Wii 2 coming in 2012
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    HD packing Wii 2 coming in 2012

    By 22 April 2011

    You may have read all about the rumours regarding Nintendo possibly announcing its next videogames console at E3 in June last week on Pocket-lint. And, although that report suggested that many experts were predicting that it will be an all new machine,...

  • Nintendo HD console on course for E3 unveiling
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    Nintendo HD console on course for E3 unveiling

    By 15 April 2011

    Rumours are heating up that Nintendo will announce its next videogames console at E3 in June. However, many experts are predicting that it will be an all new machine, rather than Wii 2. The strongest speculation suggests that the next console will be...