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Nintendo is planning an update for this summer that will give players a "Quick Start Menu" option for the Wii U, letting you select from five games as soon as you start up the console and bypass the Miiverse console startup screen. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 30, 2014 7:30AM PST

Mario Kart 8 will be coming in May, Nintendo announced at its recent financial briefing. Read more

Though the 3DS is still doing swimmingly, the Wii U's struggles have Nintendo thinking about its future, and what part gaming will play in that. The company today announced plans for a new business branch focused on, in its own words, "improving people's quality of life in enjoyable ways," built on new hardware. Starting with health, down the trail blazed by Wii Fit, the QoL platform will head away from traditional games. Read more

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata says that DS games will be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console, as part of a company effort to "focus on enriching the value of the GamePad to give momentum to Wii U this year." Read more

Nintendo's next big Wii U release doesn't bother to use the GamePad for anything. Read more

"all of this technology, it might appear in future games--it might just not be on boats." Read more

by Alice O'Connor,, Jan 29, 2014 8:30AM PST

While Nintendo does have the best-selling console in the US with the 3DS, all's not well. The company today issued its financial results for the first nine months of this fiscal year, showing profits are down 30% from the same period last year. In an act of contrition, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is halving his pay for the next five months. Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 29, 2014 6:40AM PST

Nintendo has issued a statement denying yesterday's reports that it will be releasing mini-game demos on mobile devices as promotional tools. It chalks up the Nikkei report to a misunderstanding of Iwata's statements. Read more

"The reasoning here is to give smartphone--only players a taste of the experience without making the actual game available on non-Nintendo devices and convert these users into Nintendo customers." Read more

by Steve Watts,, Jan 27, 2014 11:00AM PST

DICE is conducting a detailed poll to gauge interest in various balance adjustments for Battlefield 4. Read more

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