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Wii U won't have DVD or Blu-ray playback, will include social media functionality

We already knew that the Wii U's games wouldn't be coming on DVD (like the Xbox 360) or Blu-ray (like the PlayStation 3), but we didn't know that Nintendo's next console wouldn't be able to play video from either format. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed as much in a recent investor...

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Ubisoft's Wii U roundtable, now on video

Remember the second developer roundtable that Nintendo held during E3 2011? The one that featured Killer Freaks From Outer Space? First and foremost, it's rude to refer to Nintendo head Satoru Iwata and Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot as killer freaks, not to mention accuse them of being from other...

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Aliens: Colonial Marines preview: Game not over, man

Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines is trying to deliver the Aliens sequel you always wanted. The team at Gearbox considers Alien3 to be a sequel to the original, leaving the action-heavy Aliens without a proper narrative followup. In Colonial Marines, a group of, well ... colonial marines find...

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Killer Freaks from Outer Space preview: The freaks come out at night

Ubisoft's Killer Freaks from Outer Space represents a proof of concept for FPS controls on the Wii U. It also represents a showpiece for the system's new HD capabilities, and its ability to combine vastly different gameplay experiences into the same game. In addition to those two important...

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Ghost Recon Online on Wii U footage solidifies

Who'd have thought that the folks with shaky cam footage of Ghost Recon Online for Nintendo's Wii U would be Nintendo? But here we are, showing off just that from Nintendo's own second day of E3 2011 recap video. Head past the break for a peek at the game in action....

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The Wii U line is E3's most popular experience

Reactions to the Wii U and its controller have been somewhat mixed. Despite that, or perhaps because of that, there is no shortage of people hoping to find out for themselves. On Tuesday morning, we saw a sign warning of a one-hour line to try the device. On Wednesday morning, the line was five...

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Killer Freaks From Outer Space trailer lands on Earth

They're here, they're juicy, and they've got pointy teeth. Apparently, they're Killer Freaks From Outer Space? That's what the trailer that Ubisoft released tonight says, at least. As revealed during Nintendo's second developer roundtable earlier this evening, Ubisoft Montpelier is making the...

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Wii U Assassin's Creed details loosed at Nintendo roundtable

After just barely revealing that an Assassin's Creed title is in the works for Nintendo's Wii U, Ubisoft reps took to the Nintendo roundtable this evening and spoke to some of the features we'll see in the still untitled game (we're calling it "Assassin's Cwiihd"). Well, okay, first Ubisoft...

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Farewell, Friend Codes: Wii U to have single online identity and friends list [update]

Surprisingly, Nintendo wasn't the one to answer the question that's been at the forefront of our minds since John Riccitiello talked up the Wii U's online capabilities: Ubisoft recently told MTV Multiplayer that the system will get rid of the maligned Friend Codes system in favor of a single...

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Five Wii U games in development at Ubisoft

During Nintendo's second developer roundtable at E3 2011 this evening, Ubisoft CEO and founder Yves Guillemot spoke to his company's current Wii U development, announcing that five games are currently in development for next year's Wii successor. Among the titles were three announced yesterday...

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