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Nintendo turns financial corner as strong Wii U games line-up breathes new life into console

Nintendo turns financial corner as strong Wii U games line-up breathes new life into console

By 29 October 2014

Nintendo had a great E3 trade show in Los Angeles this summer and that renewed enthusiasm in the industry for its flagging Wii U games console. Now the financial results for the six months ending September 2014 have confirmed that the company has officially... >>

Bayonetta 2 review: Raucous and racy, the best game you'll never play
4.5 out of 5

Bayonetta 2 review: Raucous and racy, the best game you'll never play

By 23 October 2014

Anyone who bemoans the alleged lack of strong lead female characters in games hasn't come across Bayonetta. Frankly, she makes Lara Croft look like a prissy little wuss. Bayonetta is a witch, for starters, has guns built into her high heels, can transmogrify... >>

5 reasons why Nintendo's Wii U has risen from the dead

5 reasons why Nintendo's Wii U has risen from the dead

By 30 July 2014

Nintendo's first quarter financial year 2015 results don't make for pretty reading for the company. It posted losses of 9.924 billion yen, which amounts to a staggering £57.33 million down the Suwannee in the last three months - from April to June. However,... >>

Wii U not dead, console sales dramatically increase but Nintendo still hemorrhaging cash

Wii U not dead, console sales dramatically increase but Nintendo still hemorrhaging cash

By 30 July 2014

Just when we all thought the Wii U was on its way out, year on year sales of the console have more than tripled. Nintendo sold 510,000 units globally between April and June this year in comparison to just 160,000 in the same period in 2013. Admittedly,... >>

PS4 still outselling Xbox One regardless of Microsoft price drop, but Nintendo is the winner in June

PS4 still outselling Xbox One regardless of Microsoft price drop, but Nintendo is the winner in June

By 18 July 2014

Microsoft is not having that good a time of late. Not only has it announced it needs to make 18,000 of its employees redundant globally and, in the process, shut down its Xbox Entertainment Studios and scrap plans for future video content, but it's... >>

Best games for 2014 and beyond: The 36 best PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U games

Best games for 2014 and beyond: The 36 best PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U games

By 23 June 2014

While last year's E3 videogames trade show mainly focused on the two new next-generation consoles, this year's event was the ultimate showcase for an amazing line-up of games. Most games publishers focused on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC next-generation titles,... >>

Super Smash Bros for Wii U preview: Want to fight as your Mii against Pac-Man? Now you can

Super Smash Bros for Wii U preview: Want to fight as your Mii against Pac-Man? Now you can

By 17 June 2014

There's a line in The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again that could apply to Super Smash Bros for the Wii U: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Fans of the N64 original, plus Melee and Brawl, will find that they are on very familiar ground with the... >>

Splatoon preview: Going 4 v 4 in Nintendo's mad new multiplayer skirmish

Splatoon preview: Going 4 v 4 in Nintendo's mad new multiplayer skirmish

By 16 June 2014

You can trust Nintendo to pull some mad cap games out of the bag during E3 each more, perhaps more so than its major rivals. However, once we saw Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One we thought Insomniac and Microsoft had stolen the thunder on the bonkers front.... >>

Yoshi's Woolly World preview: The Wii U surprise hit of E3

Yoshi's Woolly World preview: The Wii U surprise hit of E3

By 16 June 2014

Much has been said and written about the struggles of Nintendo's Wii U console to sell in significant numbers, some, ourselves included, have even mulled over the possibility that the machine is in its death throes. Try telling that to Nintendo though,... >>

Mario Maker preview: Building our own Mario levels, every Nintendo fan's dream

Mario Maker preview: Building our own Mario levels, every Nintendo fan's dream

By 12 June 2014

One of the more quirky Wii U titles trailed during the E3 special edition of Nintendo Direct was Mario Maker. Not just a game, it allows you to build and then play your own Mario Bros levels and, presumably, then share them with a community of other gamers.... >>