Posts Tagged With 'Wii U'

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Super Mario 3D World Soundtrack Live Recording

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You’ve heard Super Mario 3D World’s music in its trailers. You’ve heard it while playing the game. Now you can listen to a live recording of the game’s soundtrack. Check out the video above to hear the sweet, sweet sounds of Super Mario 3D World!

 

Source: Nintendo Everything YouTube Page

Posted by Rakim Reid 24.11.2013 in All
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Nintendo releases new Wii U firmware update

Nintendo releases new Wii U firmware update

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Nintendo has released a new system update for the Wii U today. The 4.02 update, according to Twitter user @TiLMEN, adds “further improvements to system stability and other minor adjustments.”

This update will be the first of two updates coming to the Wii U, with the second coming in December to add combined eShop accounts with the 3DS. It is unclear what other improvements will be made in the second update.

What do you hope to see in the second Wii U update? Tell us in the comments below.

Posted by Harrison Milfeld 19.11.2013 in All
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Motley Fool: Nintendo Might Discontinue Wii U Next Year

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So says Sam Mattera of the Motley Fool investment website. Now before you decry his opinion, let’s see Mattera’s arguments in short form:

  • The Wii U has been a total failure.
  • Microsoft will steal Nintendo’s core market.
  • Unlike Sony, Nintendo can’t afford to support a failing console.
  • This holiday season will be crucial for Nintendo.
  • Got iPad?

Okay, now you may decry his opinion. I’ll start. First, the Wii U hasn’t been a total failure; that honor goes to the Sega Nomad. Haven’t heard of it? There’s a good reason for that. Second, I am curious to see if the Xbox One, a $500 console, will steal Nintendo’s core market. I doubt it.  Expect to see people playing games on more devices not fewer, as Nielsen found in a 2012 survey.

I actually agree with the third and fourth points — to an extent.  3DS has done phenomenal, making up for  languishing Wii U sales. But this holiday season will be critical to Wii U’s success.  Last, but certainly not least — Got iPad? No, I don’t. But a lot of people do apparently. As people become platform agnostic, competition will become keener than ever.  The company that finds its niche will succeed. Nintendo has that down. The Wii U’s problem — other than its name — is that its biggest competitor is a Nintendo product. That’s right. 3DS is a big reason Wii U hasn’t taken off. Also, those Wii U ads.

Well, those are my thoughts. What do you think? Is Wii U doom to fail? Will it rise to the top of the NPD’s charts? Sound off in the comments.

Source: Daily Finance

Posted by Rakim Reid 15.11.2013 in All
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Suda51 says making games for Nintendo consoles is “important”

Suda51 says making games for Nintendo consoles is "important"

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Suda51, the reknowned designer of titles such as Killer 7 and No More Heroes, has spoken out on his thoughts on developing games for the Wii U. While speaking with Expansive DLC, Suda51 stated that making games for Nintendo’s home console aren’t out of the realm of possibility.

“Yeah of course, it’s a possibility,” says Suda51. “I guess we haven’t really announced anything yet for Wii U, but for 3DS we had Liberation Maiden.. consoles from Nintendo are always very important to us.”

Suda51 hasn’t developed a game for a a Nintendo home console since No More Heroes 2 for the Wii in 2010. And despite the lower-than-expected sales of numbers of his games on different consoles like the PS3 and the Xbox 360, he continues to pledge his support for Nintendo’s products. Even with the Wii’s lack of mature titles, Suda51′s titles offered something in terms of art style and atmosphere that wasn’t seen before.

What do you hope to see from Suda51 in the near future? Tell us in the comments below.

Posted by Harrison Milfeld 15.11.2013 in All
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Nintendo Offering Discounted Zelda Games

the-legend-of-zelda-nesNintendo will be offering selected discounted games on 3DS and Wii U eShops.

Posted by Markus Lai 14.11.2013 in All
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Video: Opening cinematic for Super Mario 3D World

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Mario games are not known for their cinematic quality or storytelling, but the opening to Super Mario 3D World might just change that…slightly. Nintendo of America was able to share the opening cinematic to Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U to the public today, and it sure is pretty. The cinematic depicts Mario and friends having to rescue a green fairy from the clutches of Bowser. No word on whether or not the implications of the green fairy has to the overall storyline (the term is used loosely here) of Mario 3D World, but our heroes will be seen in a new are titled the Sprixie Kingdom.

Does this opening cinematic get you excited for seeing a full 3D Mario title in HD? Tell us in the comments below.

Posted by Harrison Milfeld 12.11.2013 in All
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