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The Cave on Wii U uses GamePad for camera and character switching

The Cave will be Double Fine's first foray on a Nintendo system, believe it or not. At a demo event last week, I spoke with Double Fine's Chris Remo and got our first glimpse at The Cave on Wii U. Above, you can see how the WiiPad plays into the game. It's essentially a glorified character selector...

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Cardboard Wii U GamePad going for way too much on eBay

You could have this exclusive cardboard Wii U GamePad cutout for your own collection. You just have to win an eBay auction. Bidding is only up to $91,300 right now – it's up to you to decide if that's worth paying for a one-of-a-kind work that immortalizes the excitement of the Wii U launch,...

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A glut of Wii U guts and specs revealed

Anand Lal Shimpi is a much braver person than we could ever hope to be, tearing open Nintendo's new Wii U console for a detailed look at its innards. The tear down reveals the Wii U is powered by a multi-chip module – a PowerPC-based CPU – built using IBM's 45-nanometer manufacturing...

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Wii U GamePad: Console gaming with no TV required

The hallmark feature of the Wii U is its tablet controller, the GamePad. It promises to foster some interesting, asymmetrical gameplay innovations, but one of its best features is a bit more obvious. The GamePad's screen is a perfect gaming display, and many Wii U games can be played directly on...

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Nintendo: Replacement GamePads are gonna cost you

Replacing damaged GamePads is set to cost Wii U owners "a fee," Nintendo revealed today. Last week the company disclosed that Wii U is launching in North America without additional GamePads available at retail, and that damaged GamePads can be replaced via Nintendo's customer service. Today,...

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Wii U WiiPads won't be sold separately at launch in US, will be later on

We've known the Wii U can support the simultaneous usage of two WiiPads for as long as we've known that no launch titles will support such madness. Japanese Wii U owners will eventually be able to purchase extra WiiPads for ¥13,440 ($173), while Americans have not been given a price or separate...

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Archos reveals 7-inch Android GamePad tablet

It seems like tablets geared toward gaming are all the rage these days. With the Wikipad slated to arrive in time for the holidays, Archos has announced its own gaming tablet, simply named GamePad. The GamePad sports a 7-inch screen and physical controls, including face buttons, shoulder buttons, a...

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FIFA 13 launching with Wii U, gets all touchy

EA announced FIFA 13 for Wii U at today's EA Summer Showcase event, and the game's live demo features new touch controls using the Wii U GamePad. Among the new GamePad-oriented features is Team Management Control, in which players can perform substitutions, select formations, and control individual...

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Ben Heck turns an iCade into an iPhone gamepad before iCade can

Not to be confused with iCade's recently announced official controller, Ben Heck's preemptive strike against iCade's $80 enclosure is made possible through reverse-engineering the original iCade unit. We suppose Heck's version isn't a more prudent alternative, but that doesn't make a magician's...

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60beat creates a full gamepad for iOS devices

The idea of a gamepad sticking out of your iPhone may be hilarious, but it's still not as funny as attempting to play Mega Man 2 with a virtual d-pad. The 60beat Gamepad connects to an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad through the headphone jack, providing the complete set of console controls to any...

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