Posts Tagged ‘Wii U’

Nintendo Will Shut Down Miiverse This November

by Peter Paltridgeon August 29, 2017
If anything signals that Nintendo is running away from their Wii U era as fast as possible, it’s this: Miiverse is about to be shut down. The unique social messaging service was created for the Wii U gamepad and later ported to 3DS. The move was confirmed for Japan yesterday, and confirmed globally today. It’s […]

E3 2017: Nintendo Is Considering More Wii U Ports To Switch

by Todd Blackon June 15, 2017
When the Nintendo Switch was announced, a surprise reveal was that Mario Kart 8 was going to be coming out to the console as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Then, a few weeks ago, Nintendo revealed Pokken Tournament DX for the Switch. Both of these games were made for the Wii U, but then ported to […]

Five Things Learned From Hacking Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

by Peter Paltridgeon May 18, 2017
Two game modders who go by the handles MrBean and Chadderz have created what they’ve deemed the “Accio Master Code,” a hack for the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild that allows any object in the game to be spawned anywhere. MrBean used his new creation to create some amusing videos (they’re a […]

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review (Wii U)

by Eileen Cruzon April 4, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is incredibly well done. The graphics are awe-inspiring and the gameplay offers a solid and reliable experience. Breath of the Wild doesn’t give you enough opportunities to grow emotionally attached to the characters vital to story progression, but it does do a fantastic job of otherwise achieving the illusion that […]

Could The Switch Bring Nintendo Into The Console Wars?

by Authoron March 10, 2017
When many gamers hear the term ‘Console Wars,’ they normally think of the everlasting battle between Sony and Microsoft, with the pair constantly releasing better and better versions of the PlayStation and Xbox respectively. And that’s not even including those who label themselves as part of the ‘PC Master Race.’ However, with the release of […]

Will The Nintendo Switch Be A Repeat Of The Wii U?

by Authoron February 28, 2017
The Wii U was released five years ago now, and by most standards, it was an unmitigated disaster; promises from Nintendo went unfulfilled, players had to wait much longer than originally thought in order for new games to be released, and overall, the Wii U was pretty much a sub-par console. It’s why Nintendo hasn’t […]

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Axiom Verge To Be Published On Disc With Bonus Features

by Peter Paltridgeon February 24, 2017
Remember Axiom Verge? It’s a sidescrolling exploration game heavily inspired by Metroid that won the hearts of critics everywhere in 2015. It’s a game so good, you could buy it twice. Now you should give that thought serious consideration, as a version for your shelf will be released soon. The physical version of Axiom Verge […]

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Nintendo Reveals Justification For Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC

by Nathan Gibsonon February 20, 2017
In what is a first for The Legend of Zelda franchise, Nintendo has confirmed that Breath of the Wild will get post-launch downloadable content. The significant expansion was revealed when the company announced that they would be selling a season pass for the DLC, taking many by surprise as the publisher has largely avoided adding […]

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Breath Of The Wild Rated E-10 For Use Of Alcohol

by Peter Paltridgeon February 20, 2017
It’s harder to sneak material past the ESRB than it once was. Back in the 90’s Banjo and Kazooie could cram their games with subtle innuendo and get it all under the radar, but The Man is more alert to that sort of thing now. That’s why The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild […]

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Zelda Team Claims They’ve Cracked The Secret of Open-World Storytelling

by Peter Paltridgeon February 16, 2017
Open-world games are great, but they’ve historically lacked in one category: story. This is due to the nature of the game itself: stories are linear, and if you’re given the freedom to do whatever you want, controlling the flow of the story becomes impossible. Or does it? Today Game Informer published a video interview with […]

Nintendo’s Wii U Exits Production

by Peter Paltridgeon January 31, 2017
Nintendo announced late last year that they would be stopping production of the Wii U shortly before the release of the Switch, and the last day of January was the day they followed through. As of now, no more Wii U units will be produced for any region of the world. The stock that’s left […]


Nintendo Explains Why Switch Is $300

by Todd Blackon January 16, 2017
When Nintendo revealed the Switch last week, a key talking point was about the price: $300. While it was very fair, there was a question from fans of the last two console generations as to why it was $300, but didn’t come bundled with a game. If you recall, the Wii had Wii Sports, and […]