Nintendo Confirms Wii U Launch Day Lineup for North America

On September 13, Nintendo of America announced that the Wii U would have more than 50 games released during the console’s initial launch window, November 18, 2012 through March 31, 2013.  This morning, Nintendo confirmed that 23 of those games will be available for the November 18 launch of the Wii U.  Also announced were 7 titles that could possibly be available on the Wii U eShop service in the month of November. Continue reading

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Nintendo Reveals Release Date and Price for Wii U

At this year’s E3 in Los Angeles, many people were confused and alarmed that Nintendo of America gave no real details concerning the most important questions surrounding their newest home console, the Wii U : when will it be available, and how much will it cost?  Today, at a press conference in New York City, Nintendo President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime answered those questions.  As many in the industry (and many gamers) predicted, the Wii U will release in North America on November 18, 2012.  The price for the console will depend on which version consumers choose. Continue reading

Nintendo Wii U Game Case Design Revealed!

Nintendo has been fairly tight-lipped concerning details about their newest home console, the Wii Uwhich is set to release later this fall.  However, Target and Amazon.com recently revealed box art for select titles on preorder.  Reminiscent of the design for Nintendo’s Gamecube titles, the new look  features a blue curve, trimmed at the bottom in yellow, on top of the game artwork.  The white Wii U logo is set in the center of the blue curve design.

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The Nintendo Dilemma

Nintendo's Wii Video Game ConsoleThe year is 2006. The Xbox 360 has been on the market for approximately one year, and video game fans not satisfied with Microsoft’s powerhouse console eagerly await Sony’s Playstation 3, a system that promises even more power coupled with visual and audible perfection.  This is the second time Microsoft and Sony have battled for market domination and, when it comes right down to it, both systems are very similar.  Just one week after the Japanese launch of the Playstation 3, Nintendo opens the doors to a gaming revolution.
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Episode 9 (Part 2) – E3 2012 Special Edition

Part 2 of our E3 coverage.  We spend a good chunk of time discussing Nintendo’s press conference and the debut of the finalized Wii U Screen Controller and the line up of titles they demonstrated for the system, including the interesting Nintendoland and Zombi U.  We also discuss the new trial offer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dead Space 3, and the first gameplay footage of Star Wars 1313.

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Nintendo’s E3 2012 Press Conference

UPDATE: This video is no longer available.

 

Yesterday I put together a page of all of the different game trailers that were shown during the various press conferences.  Today I will do things a little bit different, mostly because much of what was shown happened in very quick, successive clips.  The other reason being the fact that quite a bit of what you want to know was revealed during the keynote speech.  If you weren’t able to see it earlier, here is the Nintendo E3 2012 press conference in its entirety.

Episode 9 (Part 1) – E3 2012 Special Edition

In this special edition podcast, we discuss all of the happenings of Day 1 of E3 2012! We have a lot to talk about and we didn’t have a lot of time to do it, so naturally we spent most of our time debating the system that won’t even be totally unveiled until tomorrow: the Wii U. There were a lot of really cool games that we are just thrilled to share our opinions about! Continue reading