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Wii U Firmware Version 5.2.0 is now Available for Download

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The latest update to the Wii U firmware is now available in all regions. With this update comes folders, which allow you to organize your downloaded applications in any way you’d like, with custom titles and colors. Other improvements include access to the Download Management app from the Home Screen and overall system stability. Hit “Read More” for a full list of new features.
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U Craft, a Minecraft Clone from Nexis Games, is Coming to Wii U

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Although we’ve known a Minecraft clone was in the works for Wii U eShop, it’s now been revealed that the developer behind it is Nexis Games. The company behind very dissapointing title Brickblast U and the promising Dance of the Damned hopes to have this monster of a clone up on the Wii U eShop before Christmas. This news comes shortly after Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft, sealing the deal that it won’t be coming to Wii U.
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Australia and New Zealand are Getting the New 3DS and XL this November

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To the surprise of many, Nintendo of Australia announced that the New 3DS and New 3DS XL systems will launch in Australia/New Zealand on November 21, 2014. Prices for the new system are $219.95 AUD for a White New 3DS or $249.95 AUD for a Metallic Blue or Black New 3DS XL. The systems will launch in Japan this October, but North America and Europe won’t see them until 2015. The systems will be avaiable to play at PAX Australia later this year. Hit the jump for the full Nintendo Direct.
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Here’s the Current Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Tier List

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Note: It’s very early to know if this tier list is accurate. Please take the order with a grain of salt.
In the competitive Smash Bros. community, there exists tier lists to organize which characters have an advantage against others in competitive settings. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has been out for a few weeks in Japan, and competitive players have put together a tier list of the best and worst characters. While this doesn’t affect those who casually play the series, those who participate in tournaments and competitions will have a hard time winning with a low-tier character. Is your favorite character high on the tier list? Let us know below.
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is Getting Animal Crossing and Sonic Content


As part of the Tokyo Game Show this past week, Capcom revealed a couple new partnerships featured in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on 3DS.

In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, players are accompanied by Felyne AI comrades which feature their own in-depth customization options including armor, weapons and skills. As recently announced, players will be able to outfit these Felyne partners as the lecture-loving mole Mr. Resetti and canine secretary Isabelle from Animal Crossing, or the world’s fastest hedgehog Sonic. Players will also be able to hunt and drum like a pro with the Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn weapon.

What do you think of these rather interesting combinations?

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B-Dasher Revealed for Mario Kart 8′s First DLC Pack

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Nintendo UK revealed on Twitter today that the B-Dasher is one of the new vehicles in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack, available this November. The B-Dasher is a high speed kart that made it’s debut in Mario Kart DS. The two confirmed vehicles for the first DLC pack are the Blue Falcon and B-Dasher.

The 2 DLC Packs are avaiable for pre-order on the eShop right now ($11.99) and will be released this November and next May respectively.

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Shockingly Fun! Teslagrad [Wii U] – Review

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Teslagrad from Rain Games can best be described as an atmospheric, metroidvania, puzzle-platform in the style of Limbo. A big jumble of genres for a small indie game, but each is an important ingredient in the delightful indie stew that is Teslagrad on Wii U.
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We’re Giving Away 3 Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Codes on Twitter!

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We’re giving away three free codes for the Super Smash Bros. 3DS early-access demo away on our Twitter account. All you have to do is follow us and retweet any of the tweets we’ve sent out about it. We’re giving away codes at 300, 400, and 500 followers or by Sunday night, whichever comes first. It’d also be awesome if you’d like us on Facebook and joined our forums as well, but you don’t need to to win a code. Good luck, we’ll DM the winners on Twitter!

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Spikey Walls Arrives on the Wii U eShop September 18

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Just a few weeks ago developer RCMADIAX announced that he’d be bringing the Flappy Bird clone Spikey Walls to Wii U. It looks like it’ll be coming earlier than expected and arrives on the eShop on the 18th of September with a price tag of $0.99. Flappy Bird took smartphones by storm earlier this year when it exploded into popularity. Make sure to stay tuned for our review of the game closer to release, and we’ll let you know if this paid version of a free smartphone app is worth your time on Wii U. Hit the jump for some footage of the game.
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Here’s 10 Awesome Kickstarters Coming to Wii U

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The indie and crowd-funding scene has been bursting at the seam with activity and the promise of excellent games as of late. Some awesome Kickstarter games like Shovel Knight and The Fall have already made their way onto the Wii U eShop, and have shown just how successful the platform can be. Here’s ten more Kickstarters that have been 100% funded and will be coming to the Wii U eShop before the end of 2015.
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