November 20, 2012

The Wii U Will Make or Break Nintendo

JP Mangalindan, Fortune

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Can Nintendo do with the Wii U what it did with the Wii? When Nintendo launched that console in 2006, the oddly named system changed the way millions of players interacted with games with a controller that recognized gestures. This time, Nintendo aims to repeat that success, this time by including a second screen.

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November 18, 2012
Taking On Nintendo, PlayStation & Xbox
Sean Hollister, The Verge
The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii are nearing their end. As powerful as they have been in the living room, gamers want more. They want better graphics, new user experiences, and more mobility, as much as those things... more ››
November 15, 2012
Why Nintendo Needs to Build a Tablet
Scott Stein, CNET
The Nintendo Wii U comes out in just a few days, just in time for Thanksgiving-time shopping. Look at its signature feature: the GamePad. It has a 6-inch touch screen. It has a gyroscope. It has buttons. It's more than a little... more ››
November 14, 2012
Watch Out, Here Come the Wii U Vultures!
Matt Peckham, Time
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November 16, 2012
How Video Games Are Driving Supercomputers
The Economist
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November 20, 2012
Google's Creepy New Venture
Michael Carney, Pando Daily
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