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Developer Criterion Wants to Prove Wii U Naysayers Wrong

Several developers from Criterion, the developer behind the upcoming Need For Speed: Most Wanted, recently described their experience working with the Wii U, disagreeing with naysayers who have given the Wii U a “bad rap”. According to the team’s opinon, some developers don’t even understand the Wii U. Criterion says that the “Wii U is

Wii U GPU Detailed, Not As Powerful as PS4 or Nextbox

The Wii U’s graphical power has now been unveiled through high-tech photography and reverse-engineering. Even more interesting, according to Digital Foundry, the Wii U is behind the next generation of consoles. “The Wii U GPU core features 320 stream processors married up with 16 texture mapping units and featuring 8 ROPs.  …the final GPU is indeed a close

Nyko’s New Power Pak Increases GamePad Battery Life to 10 Hours

Nyko has released a new battery specially designed for the Wii U GamePad. According to Nyko, this allows you to use the GamePad on the batteries charge for up to three times as long as you normally could. As an added plus, the battery fits right into the GamePad’s battery compartment, so no ugly attachments

Frozenbyte: Wii U Designed to Show Off Nintendo’s First Party Titles

Trine 2 is currently available on the Wii U eShop for download, and developer Frozenbyte recently shared their updated opinion of the Wii U. Frozenbyte has criticized the Wii U hardware in the past, especially picking at the lower clock speed compared to the Xbox 360 or PS3, but after porting Trine 2 to the

Reggie: “Faster Processors and Pretty Pictures” Don’t Mean Next-Gen Innovation

As suspicions increase that Microsoft and Sony are busy building their next-gen console, Nintendo is deep into the Wii U launch sequence heading up to the holidays. The opinions from developers and gamers alike on the Wii U’s power swing wildly from one person to the next. If there’s anything Nintendo can say about the

Team Ninja: Wii U Has Plenty of Power, But Our Focus is on Creativity

Team Ninja studio head Yosuke Hayashi recently described what he thought about the Wii U, along with revealing that developing Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for the Wii U was more about creatively using the Wii U’s innovative controller and features, rather than just taking advantage of extra raw power. “In terms of power, it’s right up

Epic Mickey 2 Will Force You to Use the TV: No Gamepad Screen Support

Disney Interactive has confirmed some disappointing news. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two won’t have “TV off” support, so you won’t be able to play the game using only the gamepad’s screen. Also confirmed is that the Wii remote and nunchuk support will only work with multiplayer mode, not single player. Even on multiplayer