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Nintendo E3 Conference Rumour Round-Up

Lastly in the big 3 is none other than Nintendo. With all eyes on the big N watching to see how it can salvage itself after its recent $456 million annual reporting loss, the pressure is rising on Mario's home company. SpotOnNippon reports: Wii U New Zelda game – As they said, Nintendo will finally show us brand new Wii U Zelda. They gonna show us CGI trailer, and also a few minutes of gameplay. It will be true open world Zelda (Elder Scrolls ...
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Our Most Anticipated Games Of 2014

Now that 2013 is officially behind us and everyone has voiced their favorite games of 2013, let's look at what the gaming industry has in store for  us this year.  Here are the games we're most looking forward to. 10 - Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, XBox 360 – Fev. 14th) Although the Final Fantasy XIII has not been as well received as previous titles in the series, Lightning Returns is looking to be the title that [hopefully] ...
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Play Super Mario Bros In Your Browser [Update: No, You Can't!]

Super Mario Bros is now playable on your web browser as Full Screen Mario has updated the game from the 80's Nintendo console to HTML 5. Users can play through original levels using keyboard arrow keys or create custom maps using a level editor. The game's authenticity is maintained as this version retains the same music and animation as the old school version. However, as of now the HTML version of Mario is only compatible with Google Chrome, support ...
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Bundles, Price Cuts, and The 2DS: A Nintendo News Roundup

I don't often take naps. They usually happen when I'm bored and have nothing to look forward to for the rest of the day. So I happened to take a nap this afternoon, and lo and behold, I woke up to Nintendo deciding to announce their biggest and most breaking news of the year suddenly and without warning. Whatever happened to Nintendo Directs? Anyway, here's what went down. 1) Wii U Price Cut So it finally happened. After months of Iwata insisting ...
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Pikmin 3 Review

Pikmin 3 is a game like no other. In a nutshell, you control three captains whose planet is dying from starvation, so they crash land on a distant planet (actually post-apocalyptic earth) that’s rich in food they can bring back home. They have to gather as much fruit as possible, while searching for the missing ship part they need to return to their own planet. Helping them out is a bunch of adorable local plant creatures called Pikmin. These guys ...
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Mario Kart Saves the Day

Video games ruin kids they say, well here comes proof that you might be wrong. 10 year old Gryffin sanders saved himself, his brother and great grandmother after she passed out while driving. He claims that Mario Kart has allowed to keep his cool and drive away from traffic and into a muddy ditch to slow down the car. The great grandmother seemed to have a small heart attack behind the wheel, fortunate for the family Gryffin took control. I know ...
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Sonic: Lost World Debut Trailer

Sonic is coming back and coming back big. Announced a couple of weeks back during a Nintendo Direct online broadcast, Sonic: Lost World marks the first title in a three title exclusive deal between SEGA and Nintendo. Coming exclusively to the Wii U and 3DS later this year. IGN have the first ever hands-on and the game seems to be radically different from previous titles in the franchise, while being inspired by the best of rival franchises. Maybe ...
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The Future of Xbox: Why I Don’t Want “One”

Finally, the next generation of gaming is upon us. Nintendo began two years ago at E3 2011 with the announcement of the Wii U, Sony kickstarted their 8th generation hardware back in February of this year with the announcement of the PS4 and last but not least, this past Tuesday, Microsoft officially let the cat out of the bag with the Xbox One. All successors to the three dominant consoles of this generation, all improving upon what their predecessors ...
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Super Luigi U Announced Release in July

In its latest Nintendo Direct held on May 17, 2013 Nintendo announced a brand new game for its WiiU. The game is none other then Super Luigi U. However, this is more of an expansion pack, if you like, for New Super Mario Bros. U released earlier. The game will star, like you guessed, Luigi in a modified version of the already existing campaign making the levels "all-new". The game will also feature Nabbit, a little creature first seen in NSMBU, ...
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Wii U GPU/CPU Overclocking Boost After Latest Update [Rumor]

The Wii U, Nintendo's latest and greatest console. We reviewed it at the beginning of the year and found that although it has what it takes to be great, it is still lacking, with minor software issues and a lack of good games. However, as of late, Nintendo has been coming under fire due to the Wii U being apparently weak in comparison to upcoming next gen competitor release in the form of the PS4 and the new Xbox. EA have announced that the Frostbite ...
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Pikmin Cartoon Shorts in the Works

Following in the footsteps of Angry Birds, the upcoming Wii U game, Pikmin 3, will also be getting the cartoon show treatment. Announced by the game's producer, Shigeru Miyamoto, the cartoon series will release, in anticipation of the next iteration of Pikmin, Pikmin 3, later this year. They will probably be released through Nintendo's online portal on both the 3DS and the Wii U. When discussing his project, Miyamoto stated “I didn’t want ...
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Nintendo’s Wii U Review

So the next gen finally kicked off. Nintendo is the first contender in what many like to refer to as the "next gen war". The Wii U, the next generation Nintendo console was announced in 2011 in a quick press release after a ton of leaks, and released worldwide in November 2012. And it finally hit the Tech - Ticker offices last month courtesy of M2 (Multimedia Megastores). The Wii proved to be a massive success by breaking the norm of controllers ...
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Nintendo Land Review

In a nutshell, Nintendo Land can be described as the WiiU’s version of WiiSports; a game solely designed for showcasing what the WiiU has to offer in terms of new hardware and features. The game consists of a main hub generally divided into three categories: competitive multiplayer, cooperative multiplayer and single player. To be direct and to the point, the single player games are neither Nintendo Land’s nor the WiiU’s strongest selling point. ...
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Nintendo Direct Wii U Wrap-Up

Another day, and another Nintendo Direct. Nintendo, as of late, has been using its own social media outlets to prepare or even announce big releases and big news. Earlier this month they announced the new Pokemon games on the 3DS (Be sure to read up on them here) and now they are back. But this time it is all about the Wii U's software applications and game lineup. Wii U Software First up was that, come spring, the Wii U will get a much needed ...
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Pokemon X and Y Announced for the Nintendo 3DS

Barely a week into 2013 and we have a new game announcement. No actually make that TWO game announcements, and from Nintendo itself. Nintendo and the Pokemon Company have finally done it. What have they done? Well, two new Pokemon games were announced earlier yesterday for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. Pokemon X and Y. However what is truly surprising and awesome at the same time, is that they have finally embraced the 3D world of games and pushed ...
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3DS/Wii U Nintendo Direct Wrap-Up

It is that time of the month. Nope, not that "time" silly reader, but the time for a new Nintendo Direct. For those unaware, Nintendo does these online presentations for their customers across all regions (Japan, Europe and the Americas) every month or so to showcase upcoming software updates and releases. The focus this time, of course, is to showcase upcoming 3DS and Wii U games. Wii U: First of, it began with the President of Nintendo of America, ...
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Next-Gen Consoles Specs Galore [Rumor]

Our friends over at DualPixels have been informed by a tipster in regards to the next generation of consoles, detailing a big chunk of the hardware and software plans for all the big 3 (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo). According to Dualpixels their tipster had been right before in leaking the Castlevania and Kingdom Hearts HD collections. TAKE THE FOLLOWING A MASSIVE BAG OF SALT! This is a reminder that all of the following is labelled in bold, a RUMOR. – ...
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Wii, Wii U and 360 Thanksgiving Sales Revealed

The end of November in the US and Canada marks the Thanksgiving holiday. However, more important to all us tech geeks is the days that come after that Turkey-filled day. Black Friday and Saturday as well as Cyber Monday that follow the November feast mark tremendous sales across every piece of technology sold. Sales as low as 5% and as insane as 90% mark the stampede on both online and physical retails. Well, the turkey has been eaten and Black Friday, ...
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Wii Mini Announced! No Not the U, the Mini [UPDATE: Canada Exclusive]

Oh Nintendo! Just when you fooled everyone into thinking that you had abandoned the Wii in favor of your newly launched (Or soon to launch in Japan and the EU) HD successor, the Wii U, you announce a hardware revision of the Wii in what might be its best looking form factor yet. Dubbed the Wii Mini, this console marks the third hardware revision of the Wii, after last year's horizontal only New Super Mario Bros Wii bundle edition. It comes in an ...
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WiiU Middle East Launch

We have just found out that the first country in the Middle East to receive an official launch of the WiiU will be Saudi Arabia on November 27. It will come in three different packages, the basic pack, the deluxe pack and a standalone deluxe console. However, unlike in the US, the packs will come bundled with 2 Wii Remotes and Wii Motion Plus devices. While including this is a smart move, given that multiplayer on the WiiU will require Wii Remotes, ...
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WiiU: Everything You Need to Know

With just over one week until its release in the US on November 18 (Nov. 30 in Europe), all eyes are on Nintendo and its first entry into the next-gen console era with the WiiU. We previously covered some details of the WiiU here on tech-ticker so head to here and here for a quick recap before reading the rest of the new details. How accounts on the console will work have been detailed in the following video released by Nintendo: Each WiiU system ...
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Nintendo WiiU. Reloaded

Earlier this week Nintendo held three conferences, one in Japan, one in Europe and one in the USA to discuss further details on their upcoming console, the WiiU. While to many pricing and release dates were the highlight, read more here, other key features and launch titles were also revealed; it is these that make or break a console’s success and justify its purchase. While the first feature announced only affects customers in the US, we may slowly ...
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Nintendo Wii U Coming Out Soon

Nintendo has revealed the release dates for the Wii U in North America and Europe, and there will be two models – the Basic Set and the Deluxe Set. The Wii U will be heading to the United States on November 18, with the Basic Set to be priced a US$299 and the Deluxe Set to be priced at US$349. For Europe, release date is on November 30, with no specific pricing yet. The Wii U for the Japanese market will be coming out on December 8 with the Basic ...
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