Wii U

The Dork Shelf Guide to Holday Shopping: Day 1

For the first day of our holiday gift guide, we look at some movies, games, books, and random nerdy and dorky ephemera for your loved ones and friends! New Movies: The Wolverine – Unleashed Extended Edition (3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Download Combo Pack) While The Wolverine was just fine and dandy in its original […]

Super Mario 3D World Review

Super Mario 3D World is worth buying a Wii U for, all on its own. It’s a superlative platformer and might be the best Mario game to date.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Review

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment hopes to answer fans’ burning questions about who would win a straight-up fight between Superman and Shazam, or the Joker and Bane. The answers are about as satisfying – and silly – as you’d expect.

News Shelf: 25/01/13

And now, all the film, game, and comic news that’s fit to print. Star Wars Episode VII finds a director, THQ auctions off big name game franchises, Nintendo unveils new Wii U titles, The Sixth Gun gets an NBC pilot, and Rob Liefeld writes a screenplay.

News Shelf: 12/11/30

Big studios, heated discussions and an even tinier version of the little console that could - all this and more in this week's News Shelf.

News Shelf: 11/23/12

Nintendo and THQ and Schafer and Molyneux and the Czech president gets involved in the case of two jailed Bohemia Interactive devs? It's been one hell of a week. Check out this week's news roundup.

News Shelf: 9/14/12

Welcome to the News Shelf. Thursday’s announcement of the Wii U price, retail packages and launch date dominated the headlines, so that’s where we’re starting. But they aren’t the only company who made an announcement about bringing their games to your television. It isn’t even the only major tech hardware announcement to happen this week (three guesses as to what the other one was). Let’s take a look at the rundown.

Wii U: Can the GamePad Change Console Game Design?

Much of the recent excitement (and trepidation) over the upcoming Nintendo Wii U has focused on the new types of gameplay experiences the tablet-like GamePad creates. But it might be new ways of designing basic game necessities like in-game menus and inventory systems that take the spotlight in the months following its launch.

Wii U Preview: Just What Is Asymmetrical Gameplay?

During a Nintendo event in Toronto we got a chance to try out the Wii U’s new asymmetrical gameplay in New Super Mario Bros. U, Rayman Legends, and Nintendo Land. The games we sampled at the event generally worked, but Nintendo still left us with more questions regarding the value of Wii U’s approach to co-op than any definitive reasons to love it.