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Why Nintendo's Wii U Might Be The Best Console To Unwrap Christmas Morning

In the next week or so, there will likely be many articles stacking up the three major consoles, the PS4, the Xbox One, and the Wii U, comparing price, features, graphics, games and so on as you try to understand which one to buy for someone (or yourself) this holiday season. I may even write a few …

5 Reasons That 2014 Was Actually An Awesome Year In The Game Industry

This week the virtual pages of the gaming press are rife with negativity, denouncing the industry at large for an embarrassing, critically subpar, or culturally tone-deaf year. Those observations aren’t unjustified, but there are two sides to every story. And <i>this</i> side is all about shining a bright, …

Super Smash Bros is the fastest selling Wii U game in the US

In only a few days, <b>Super Smash Bros for Wii U</b> has become the fastest selling Wii U game of all time in the United States.<p>After just three days on …

10 Things to Know About Daredevil Before Netflix Series

Next year will see the debut of a number of Marvel shows on Netflix. Those are Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and an Avengers-like …

Gotham Season 1 Episode 10 Review - 'Lovecraft'

<i>Martin Carr reviews the tenth episode of Gotham…</i><p>A Penny(worth) for your thoughts? Alfred gets medieval while ‘Gotham’ goes to the dogs…<p>‘Lovecraft’ is …

Three new images from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Thanks to Empire we’ve got a trio of new images from <b>The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies</b>, two of which see Smaug unleashing his fiery fury upon …

Nintendo Says 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U' Sold Almost 500,000 Copies In Three Days

Nintendo has reason to celebrate this morning, as even in a crowded fall release schedule, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an unequivocal hit. In addition to being the best-reviewed exclusive title of the year with a 92 on Metacritic, the game has sold briskly as well, unseating Mario Kart as the …

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire review

As tired as the series can often seem, these games still shine.<p>As the remakes pile up, it's easy to become cynical about Pokémon. There's always a …

Apple TV Continues To Evolve As A Smart Home Hub

Since the release of Apple TV in 2007, the $99 set-top box has long been referred to as a “hobby” project for Apple. But lately, it’s become much more important than that for the Cupertino tech giant. The company reported that it sold more than $1 billion Apple TVs in 2013 and has around 20 million …

Android Circuit: Sony's Perfect Smartphone, Android One Reviewed, Samsung Slams The iPhone 6

Taking a look back at the week in news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including a review of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, the issue of smartphone screen sizes, Samsung’s PR team fight dirty, living with Android Wear, reviewing Android One, and …

Rise of Electro trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

We’ve already seen several trailers for <b>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</b>, and now Sony has released another preview of the upcoming superhero sequel entitled …

WhatsApp will add voice calling later this year

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>International messaging app and recent $16 billion Facebook (s FB) acquisition WhatsApp will get a big boost to its services. …

If The Samsung Galaxy S3 Is Good Enough, Who's Going To Buy A Galaxy S5 After MWC?

As Samsung prepares to announce their latest smartphone at next week’s Mobile World Congress, there are a lot of users of the Samsung Galaxy S3 who’ll be looking for a new phone. Has the South Korean company done enough to tempt users coming to the end of a two-year contract to stay with Samsung …

Are Noise Cancelling Headphones Worth It?

I’ve often been asked if noise canceling headphones are actually worth it. After all, they tend to be expensive, and every review points out they don’t sound as good as other like-priced headphones.<p>Then there’s the marketing claims, like “95% noise reduction,” which sounds too good to be true, not …

Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze Review

Shigeru Miyamoto famously slammed one of Nintendo's most famous games in an interview with Electronic Games back in the 90s. “Donkey Kong Country proves that players will put up with mediocre gameplay as long as the art is good,” he said. He later walked back on that famous quote, but for me, it …

Minecraft Mario Sprint Part 2 - Rainbow Road

Phineas & Ferb Inject Blasters & Fedoras Into 'Disney Infinity'

This week at New York’s American International Toy Fair I had the chance to play what seems to be the last of Disney Infinity’s current run of toy characters in the form of the Phineas and Ferb Toy Box Pack.<p>The name may sound a little forced but this is intentional as it re-iterates that these are …

How Much Damage Will The Original Galaxy Gear Have On Samsung's Gear 2 Smartwatch?

Staggering their announcements at Mobile World Congress, Samsung today announced the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo smartwatches. They are expected to hit the stores in April, but will they be damaged by Samsung’s earlier rush to release the Galaxy Gear smartwatch last year?<p>The two new smart watches …

UK chart: Donkey Kong Country enters in 9th

Wii U exclusive Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has squeaked into the UK all-format top 10 - it was the highest new entry in the chart this …

Impressions on Dota 2 Patch 6.80 and the New Bloom Festival | PC Invasion

I wouldn’t normally write something like this, but… well, I’m actually kinda impressed with what’s been added in <i>Dota 2</i>‘s 6.80 patch. There’s the …

An Inside Explanation Of Why Third Parties Have Left The Wii U

While it’s Saturday, and there isn’t much news in the video game world, I absolutely must point you to a fantastic read over at Eurogamer. Their piece, “The Secret Developers: Wii U – The Inside Story,” is written by an unnamed dev who worked on an early 3rd party Wii U title, and who has now spent …

Luigi's Mansion 2 dev will now work exclusively with Nintendo

Luigi's Mansion 2 and Mario Strikers developer Next Level Games will work exclusively with Nintendo on future projects, the studio has …

Next-Gen Face-Off: Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Traveller's Tales' loveable series of Lego games is known for its imagination, humour and attention to detail - and, in the case of the early titles, …

Welcome to 2014: the age of flying cars, food in pill form and telepathic abilities between humans and donkeys. Or at least it would be if scientific …

Rumor: Oculus Rift Will Launch Summer 2014 For Less Than $499

<i>Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will launch this summer with a price tag of $499 or less based on an upcoming product that integrates the technology.</i><p>Oculus VR is demonstrating a new prototype of their virtual reality headset behind closed doors at CES (stay tuned for eyes-on impressions), but …

Why The 3DS Is Killing It And The PS Vita Is Still Struggling

From perplexing, headache-inducing near-flop, to something that Nintendo can now confidently call a “powerhouse,” the 3DS is one of the more impressive video game turnaround stories in recent years. Some, myself included, have wondered about any company’s ability to sell a dedicated portable gaming …

Marvel's Agents of Shield spotted using Mass Effect 3 concept art

<b>UPDATE:</b> BioWare developers have responded in good humour to the news that a limited edition Mass Effect 3 print was used as an episode backdrop in …

Most Anticipated: Super Smash Bros.

There's something about playing Nintendo games at Christmas. Maybe it's their colours, rich and gaudy like pristine wrapping paper. Maybe it's the …

Nintendo Announces Massive 45% Increase In 3DS Game Sales In 2013

While the Wii U is still the “console who must not be named” in terms of sales at this point, Nintendo is more than happy to boast about its other piece of hardware, the 3DS. The handheld has exploded in popularity this year, even competing against a smartphone market that was supposed to doom the …