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Iwata Asks: New Details on the Wii U Video Chat Feature

The Wii U’s video chat feature was the main topic in the latest Iwata Asks, and two developers behind the application revealed several good and bad details.     The video chat feature will use Vidyo, which will make communication easier. Since Vidyo’s technology monitors and changes the bit rate in real-time, users will see little

Iwata Asks: The Evolution of Miiverse: Creating an Amazing App From a “Shabby Thing”

In the latest Iwata Asks, the developers behind Miiverse described the unique elements in Nintendo’s social network. In the first part of Iwata’s interview, the developers laughingly described how they created a cardboard GamePad to imagine how Miiverse would look on the touchscreen.     Motoyama: I actually brought that today. I’m sorry it’s such

Iwata Asks: Miiverse’s Design

In the latest Iwata Asks, the producers of Miiverse detail how the featured Wii U application came to be, from its roots as a Japenese-only Wii application to a full-fledged Wii U social network. A Wii eShop channel, Wii no Ma was what led to the creation of Miiverse. A “living room communication channel”, Wii

Iwata Asks Update: Pikmin 3 will be here by March 2013

After the latest Iwata Asks only vaguely stated that Pikmin 3 would be coming “Spring 2013″, an editorial note clarifies when we can really expect to see Pikmin 3 in the U.S. and Japan. Pikmin 3 is scheduled for release for the Wii U console in the spring of 2013 in Japan, and during the Wii U launch window,

Latest Iwata Asks Segment Shows Off Transparent Wii U and Detailed Specs

Several new details and a Wii U vs. Wii comparison appeared in the latest Iwata Asks video. Many of the console specs were previously unknown, as Nintendo has been guarding the Wii U’s technical specifications tightly. However, that’s all changed with Iwata’s recent video.     Iwata revealed that the development of the Wii U