Wii U

2015: The year Nintendo comes out fighting

The third year in a console’s life is usually a jubilant one. By now the console will be well established, with a user base large enough to attract studios large and small, not to mention having a sizeable enough market share for publishers to take a gamble by...

Mario Kart 8 – Review

By their nature, racing games are perfect system showcases. The rivalry between Saturn and PlayStation launch titles Daytona USA and Ridge Racer in particular had the ‘90s gaming press frothing with excitement. Even before that Nintendo’s F-Zero impressed just about everyone who laid eyes on it. Hot on...
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E3: Nintendo showed us the monkey

If we were asked to describe the special E3 Nintendo Direct in one word, that word would be “safe”. The itinerary read like a list of everything we expected, with very little in the way of surprises. That’s unless you count Bayonetta receiving a new haircut, anyway. Pokemon...

Does the Wii U need EA?

EA’s relationship with Nintendo was rocky even before the Wii U was released. Word has it that the publisher’s negativity towards the system stems from a deal to incorporate Origin into the Wii U’s network, which Nintendo quickly decided against. Come launch day, EA provided just three titles...

2012: Metacritic’s worst rated console games

Metacritic has been on the receiving end of some right old douchebaggery this year. Rest assured though that the scores below aren’t based on the site’s infamous user reviews. If that was the case then you would be seeing the likes of Mass Effect 3, Diablo 3 and...

ZombiU – Review

Featuring such attractions as Buckingham Palace and The London Dungeons, ZombiU represents a good way to experience London from the comfort of your own home. It’s scarily authentic – the rougher areas are full of baseball cap wearing youths, the subway system is packed with brainless idiots who...

Nano Assault Neo – Review

There seems to be a growing trend with new console launches – a twin-stick shooter can always be found nestled somewhere in the launch line-up. The Xbox 360 had Geometry Wars, PS Vita owners could download Super Stardust Delta on day one and now early adopters of the...

How did the Wii U do?

Nintendo must be feel a little disappointed that there are no Wii U games in the UK top ten chart this week, especially after telling Eurogamer that they “definitely” expected there to be. They even hoped that there would be one or two in the top five. The...

An elongated Wii U UK launch guide

It’s not such a bad thing that American gamers got hold of their Wii U consoles almost two weeks before us Europeans. In those two weeks reviews of nearly all the launch games have appeared online, giving us a heads up of what to fork out for come...