Not the Virtual Console you expect mind you. Nintendo announced that the games would be making their way to the Wii U’s Virtual Console. The company announced that now that technical hurdles which were keeping the games from displaying properly have been overcome they will move forward on getting the handheld games onto the Wii U’s classic games service. It can be assumed that games would use the Game Pad as the bottom screen and the TV as the top screen. Games that utilized the system in book style (held sideways, screens side by side) would display on the Game Pad.
No word yet on when these games would appear, what games would be available, pricing or if third parties would be involved. As we find out more information we’ll make sure to pass it along.
Cats everywhere! There’s only one way to fix this! I better throw my friends off the side of the level! We laugh uncontrollably as we play Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U. Next week is Go Round 200 and later this week you’ll get the best of Go Round moments 100-199. YouTube is where it’s at, yo!
Okay, so we recorded this and I bet it sounds pretty bad. Long story short, Audacity and Skype were freaking out and I can’t hear properly because of an ear infection. So hopefully this counts as a podcast. I’m really sorry, y’all.
Starring – Tony, Shannon, Joe, Shelby
Run time – 1:48:05
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In today’s Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata dropped a bomb on everyone by announcing NES Remix. A WarioWare style remix of classic NES titles. Instead of trudging through an entire game that’s been updated graphically, these tiles rely on new gameplay mechanics or challenges. Imagine yourself in the original Super Mario Bros. game, but everything is backwards. Or maybe you’re Link thrown into the original Donkey Kong. Those are just a couple examples. Challenge modes also asks you to complete a specific task as quickly as possible. Tasks, such as getting ten 1-ups in a row or defeating Gannon with a single arrow, only get more difficult as you progress. More challenges are unlocked as you progress and you can even post your accomplishments, such as time and score, to the Miiverse; complete with stamps.
As you would expect to do when dropping a bomb, Nintendo dropped this one quickly. NES Remix is available today on the Wii U eShop for $14.99.
Check out the fun website here.
While many critics of Nintendo continue to talk about the failure of Wii U, the sales continue to slowly creep up. It has been reported in Japan that the system has seen improvement in the number of units sold for a second week in a row. Last week the system sold just over 21,000 units. This week sales numbers show an improvement of over 7,000 units with 28,518 units sold.
It’s a modest gain, but it’s still a gain and Nintendo must be happy about that. The Wii U was the second best-selling system in Japan during the week, behind the 3DS, selling more than the Xbox 360 and the PS3. The two newest consoles from Microsoft and Sony aren’t available in Japan yet and won’t be until after the first of the year.
Kept you waiting, huh? Behold the return of MHOG! Our heroes have come back stronger than you can possible imagine. We have almost all made it to HR5 or beyond, we see the appearance of the Nargacuga, and we didn’t even need to summon our Megazord. Could you see us trying to pilot a mech like the Megazord? It would be so awesome, but honestly I don’t think we would be able to agree who gets to control which arm or leg.
Tony – Niklaus
Ethan – Shiomi
Gary – Amras
Federico – Fedorenko
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Nintendo is doing everything they can to get people interested in Wii U this holiday. One way is by offering a number of quality titles like The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World. Another way is to try and let people know what they can get for their money. This infographic tries to gèt that point across.
If you haven’t picked up a Wii U yet drop us a comment and let us know when you’ll pick one up or what it will take to change your mind about the system.
One of the biggest problems I’ve seen, and I’ve told many people who’ve asked, is that people don’t know what the Wii U is. A year after the system was released there are still people that think it’s an upgrade to the Wii. If that one hurdle could be overcome it could, potentially, lead to an uptick in sales of Nintendo’s newest home console. In an effort to combat that misconception Nintendo appears to be ready to tackle the problem head on, as evidenced by their latest commercial.