New Wii U Gamepad battery only for Japanese market

All gamers have been through the frustration of running out of battery power mid-game, generally occurring at the most important and hardest part of a level, furthest from any known save and checkpoints. Nintendo’s Wii U Controller Pad is no exception, being heavily criticized for its feeble average charge time of 4 hours. Luckily, Nintendo of Japan has announced a new battery pack, 2550mAh in pow...

Potential Wii U hack doesn’t bring out Nintendo’s armour

While Nintendo deny any detection or physical proof of unauthorized applications running on their new Wii U console, the hacking group responsible for making piracy possible on the original Wii are arguing a different case. Recently the Wiikey Group, who have also released a similar product for the XBox 360, announced on their website that they have reverse engineered enough of the Wii U’s g...

Nintendo Wii U Update goes Live

It’s update time! Those that have a Wii U will be happy to know that Nintendo have released a new firmware update as of today (3.0.0.), adding improved stability and a few new features. Players can now use their Pro Controller or WiiMotes to browse the web through the console’s browser, put the system in Standby, and access the original Wii in a quicker format. There are a lot of less ...

Polytron: Wind Waker Doesn’t Need an Update

Today, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Reborn was announced during the Nintendo Direct session, and fans everywhere of the often overlooked classic cheered. This HD upgrade has a lot going for it, but it seems not all are going to be fond of the new platform. Polytron, the team behind FEZ, voiced their own opinion over Twitter with their thoughts on the HD upgrade: if there’s one game that D...

5 System Sellers the Wii U Needs

The Wii U has been out for over a month now, and I have had the opportunity to put a good number of the releases through their paces (you can check out our reviews for Wii U titles here). Super Mario Bros. U, Zombi U, and Nintendo Land are all excellent starts for the system, but if Nintendo wants to continue to have momentum behind their new console, they need to start announcing something big &#...

Testing History: Wii Versus Wii U

Every year for the holidays, I find a place to put my dogs up for a few days and I pack my bags.  In those bags, I always pack at least one of my video game consoles.  You see, every year I fly home to be with my family.  It’s been that way since I moved hundreds of miles from them. I always have to go through the rigmarole of airport security.  I hate airport security.  They always stop me ...

Nintendo Announces Wii U And Nintendo 3DS Software Line-up For Early 2013

Following the release of Wii U, Nintendo looks ahead at what new software is on the horizon for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL players to enjoy this Christmas, into the new year and beyond. With a diverse range of games for both platforms soon to launch there will be something for every Nintendo 3DS and Wii U owner to enjoy. Check out the lists below for both Wii U retail and eShop titles...

A New Nintendo Direct is hours away

Nintendo Directs are usually quite interesting, as we usually see quite a few announcements, as well as details for upcoming titles. Today, that is no different as Nintendo plan on having their video conference at 7 AM CST (US). Pikmin 3, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf are sure to be the stars of this broadcast, but there is no telling if new firmware details or ga...

FIFA Soccer ’13 Wii U Review

FIFA Soccer ’13 Developer: EA Sports Publisher: EA Platform: Nintendo Wii U Release Date: November 18, 2012 Price: $59.99 – BUY NOW Overview When you think of a Soccer (or football for those of you overseas) video game, FIFA is always the first brand that comes to mind. The yearly franchise has been fans’ go to release for the best sim on the market, with EA Sports adding minor c...

Molyneux confused by Wii U

Peter Molyneux the founder of studio ’22 Cans’ and creator of such gaming classics as Fable: The Journey has spoken out in a manner in which only he can, providing his opinion and deep analysis of the gaming landscape (a subject in which he is considered a pundit). In this particular case his opinion on the Wii U. When speaking with GI International Molyneux opined his overall confusio...

Darksiders II Launches for the Wii U in Australia

The day has come for the Wii U in the land down under, and THQ want to remind you of one of the finest launch titles you can own for the new platform. Darksiders II for the Wii U is officially out today, featuring many extras not seen in the original version, along with the full usage of the Wii U tech. Here are a few more details: Argul’s Tomb – The game’s first downloadable content pack featurin...

Nintendo Wii U Launches in Australia

Right now if you are a Nintendo fan and are located in Australia or New Zealand, you are more than likely standing in line, waiting to pick up your Wii U, or planning a trip to the shops tomorrow morning. Yes, the Wii U has hit the region, along with the 24 launch titles, ranging from Fifa 2012, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Scribblenauts Unlimited – just to name a few. (A full list can be fo...

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