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Let's look really closely at Nintendo's Wii U

Nintendo showed dozens of games during E3 2012, and gave attendees a second hands-on with near-final Wii U hardware. We covered the company extensively, but we couldn't resist an invitation to get a quiet, private demonstration of the console during a New York City event this week. What's more, Ni...

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Wii U games won't support two WiiPads at launch

At Nintendo's E3 press conference last week, the house of Mario showed its upcoming Wii U console could support two WiiPads at once. However, that doesn't mean any launch titles will support the functionality at the console's launch. In fact, they won't. "It's going to be well after launch for thos...

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Take a look at the Wii U's Netflix app in these leaked images

Wondering how Nintendo's Wii U will stack up when it comes to Netflix? Engadget's got these first images of the Netflix app prototype in action. The app seems to enable browsing of the movie queue from the handheld screen, and one screenshot shows a video playing on the WiiPad – which should ...

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Take a virtual trip through ZombiU's WiiPad controls

You may think dealing with the hordes of undead is as simple as pointing and pulling a trigger. Well, you're wrong – at least, when it comes to ZombiU. Mobile meala for London's zombie population (hey, that's you!) must not only be a crack shot, but also very observant and adept at using mul...

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Wii U will support two different WiiPads

During Nintendo's E3 presentation, Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that the Wii U would not support just one WiiPad, but two per Wii U console. The WiiPad has gone through a transformation since we've seen it at last year's E3. For more information, check out our comparison of then and now....

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Wii U patent shows off Wiimote-to-WiiPad pointing and dragging

A patent filed by Nintendo in October of last year has just surfaced online, suggesting a neat feature for the Wii U. The patent outlines a feature in which the player can use the Wiimote to grab things from the television and transport them over to the Wii U tablet. In the example provided, the pl...

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Wii U getting Toki Tori 2 digitally, says Two Tribes

You may not have played Toki Tori on the Nintendo Wii when it helped launch the WiiWare digital distribution service back in 2008, but Two Tribes is hoping you'll give its sequel a shot when it arrives on Wii U. The studio announced intentions to bring the sequel to Nintendo's next console in a blo...

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Skylanders-esque NFC tech built into Wii U's WiiPad

Adding onto the mounting pile of news coming from an investor's briefing with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata comes word that the Wii U's tablet-like controller will have "Near Field Communication" technology (NFC). In Nintendo's words, the tech will serve to "read and write data via noncontact NFC...

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Wii U WiiPad controller patent reveals magnetometer, flash memory

The Wii U's tablet-esque controller may tout its touchscreen as its main selling point, but there's a lot more than meets the eye going into every one of Nintendo's resistive-screened revolutionaries. Patent diagrams for the WiiPad's schematics list off plenty of components you'd expect (touch pa...

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Wii U graphics chip outed as last-gen Radeon (which is still pretty good, apparently)

Let's be upfront here: we don't know thing one about chipsets and motherboards. We play video games, we don't build the hardware they come on. But our friends at Engadget, well, they're all about that kinda stuff. So when they tell us that Nintendo's Wii U console will come packing a custom Radeo...

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