Nintendo will discontinue a number of Wii channels and services in June, the company has announced.
Discontinued Wii channels include the Nintendo Channel, News Channel, Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes Channel and Mii Contest Channel.
The message boards will also be switched off, preventing Wii users from sending and receiving messages. The channels will be discontinued on June 28, although the Wii Shop will remain open.
“We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for your continued patronage of our company’s products,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer.
“We apologise to those of you currently using these services, and ask for your understanding.
“The above services will no longer be available even if they are started up from the Wii Menu. However, services other than those mentioned above, such as the Wii Shop Channel and ‘Today’s Accomplishments’ on the Wii Message Board, will remain available.”
Mass Effect 3‘s next DLC add-on has been teased by BioWare. On the company’s official forums, series designer Jos Hendriks revealed that the next DLC features eight writers, bringing together writers from all of the previous DLC packs”It’s all hands on deck for this one. Pretty much every ME3 DLC writer here in Edmonton is involved (which would include both Patrick Weekes and John Dombrow),” Hendriks said.
The team also includes Mac Walters, who was lead writer from the main Mass Effect 3 story. Later, Mass Effect 3 composer Sam Hulick tweeted that he is also working on new music for the DLC, and that he expects it to be an emotional experience.
“Tossing in piano and muted strings for this one particular piece. High potential for tears,” Hulick said BioWare has not officially announced the next Mass Effect 3 DLC, but hacked files from the previous expansions suggest it will involve or take place on the Citadel. That same hacked file method had previously revealed the names Leviathan and Omega before those expansions were announced.
Ubisoft earlier released a brand new trailer for the exclusive title for Wii U ZombiU. As you can see from this amazing trailer the game is looking to be a chart topper and we cant wait to get our hands on it. Enjoy!
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The Game Critics Awards results from E3 2012 have been released. The big winner of the expo in Los Angeles was Sony Computer Entertainment, snagging seven awards for their projects. All nominees for the awards must be playable at E3, however ‘Special Commendation’ awards can be given to the games that weren’t. The judges are comprised of a number of game websites and blogs and are unbiased. Check out the entire list below and let us know what you think on the decision!
- Best of Show – The Last of Us
- Best Original Game – The Last of Us
- Best Console Game – The Last of Us
- Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Sound Shapes
- Best PC Game – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Best Hardware/Peripheral – Wii U
- Best Action Game – Halo 4
- Best Action/Adventure Game – The Last of Us
- Best Role Playing Game – South Park: The Stick of Truth
- Best Fighting Game – Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Best Racing Game – Need for Speed Most Wanted
- Best Sports Game – FIFA Soccer 13
- Best Strategy Game – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Best Social/Casual Game – Dance Central 3
- Best Motion Simulation Game – Dance Central 3
- Best Online Multiplayer – Halo 4
- Best Downloadable Game – Unfinished Swan
- Special Commendations for Graphics – Star Wars 1313 & Watch Dogs
- Special Commendation for Sound – The Last of Us
- Special Commendation for Innovation – Watch Dogs
The Wii U will be released just in time for Christmas, according to an Amazon Germany listing which is not surprising since there is always a hype at Christmas time for new technology.
Nintendo‘s new platform will reportedly launch on December 21, costing €399 which is approximately £322/$506. The same date is given for launch titles Zombi U and Rayman Legends, both of which are priced at €69.99 – approximately £56/$88.
The console has previously been rumored for a November release: firstly by Ubisoft at the E3 Gaming Expo, and secondly through a leaked Black Ops 2 listing but only time will tell. Since this has not been confirmed by Nintendo themselves expect this to change any time soon.
Senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key discussed how recently-announced technology from Microsoft and Sony could allow the game to be ported to additional platforms after it’s released on Wii U. According to Key, if the title does expand, it wouldn’t be any time soon.
“ZombiU at its core was designed to be a great Wii U game and in order to make that work on other platforms they would have to change a lot of what makes the game cool,” he said. “And I’m not saying that can’t be done, but not in the next six months, you know?”
Since ZombiU was one of the main trailer that literally took my breathe away, we are all hoping this will be the case.
Amazon.co.uk claims that their Wii U price of £199.99 was a mistake and has canceled all pre-orders of Nintendo’s upcoming console. Currently, the online retailer doesn’t accept any Wii U pre-orders. If you are interested in purchasing a Wii U from Amazon, sign up hereto receive a notification about when you can pre-order the console.
“We’re writing to you regarding your order for the Nintendo Wii U console. Your order has been cancelled as this product was listed on Amazon.co.uk in error. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
“You will not be charged for your order.”
Mass Effect 3′s upcoming DLC has been detailed. According to a report, the “Earth” pack will ass multiplayer maps set in Earth’s cities as well as new weapons and Human classes, according to Reddit.
The DLC’s is described with “The fighting is fiercest when it’s your home at stake! Mass Effect 3™: Earth adds mods, gear, and new maps for Rio, Vancouver and London,” read the leaked listing. “It features three new weapons: Piranha assault shotgun, Acolyte pistol and Typhoon light machine gun. Six new human N7 classes are also available: Destroyer, Paladin, Demolisher, Slayer, Shadow, and Fury!”
Meanwhile, the previously-announced ‘Extended Cut’ pack has been confirmed to add an “extended epilogue” that elaborates the choices players have made. “An expanded ending for Mass Effect 3. Additional scenes and an extended epilogue reveal the impact of Shepard’s choices on the future of the galaxy.”
Since Nintendo’s lack of hardware details at the company’s press conference at E3 this past weekend, they have released a list of specs for the WiiU. Even though some people claim it to be the complete list, it doesn’t contain CPU and GPU specifics of the console. Here is the full list as it stands currently:
- Weight: 3.41 pounds (1.5 kg)
– CPU: IBM Power-based multi-core processor
– GPU: AMD Radeon-based HD GPU
– Storage: Internal flash drive, SD cards and external USB storage devices are supported
– Media: Optical discs (both Wii and Wii U format)
– Connectivity: EEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, four USB 2.0 ports supporting Wii LAN adaptors
– Video output resolution: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i
– Video output connectivity: HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV
All Wii games will also be compatible with the WiiU when it is released.