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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jul 25, 2013 5:30PM PDT

An eco resource site estimates the energy costs of various consoles, with Ouya leading as the most energy-friendly, and the first-generation PlayStation "Fat" coming in dead last. Read more

You know how it goes: after a pleasant double-date everyone bundles back to your place for a nightcap, then another, and more, and before you know it, someone's spinning a bottle. Come August 8 you'll be able to defuse that awkward tension safely by turning on your Wii U, as Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party has no kissing, just lots of silly fun. Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts has been officially announced for Wii U, along with a number of other games from Activision. Read more

Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai told Japanese magazine Famitsu that the upcoming game will not include a story mode or cutscenes. And the reason? The internet, of course. Read more

Nintendo is making a push to bring in more U.S. and European indie devs for their platforms, but look to be excluding Japanese indies. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jul 24, 2013 11:00AM PDT

Yet another possible end for Shepard has surfaced through Matt Rhodes, concept artist on the series. This potential ending draws from one of Mass Effect 1's crucial decisions and alludes to Saren. Read more

Nintendo wants you to buy their games digitally. So, they've launched yet another generous eShop promo--this time, for Wii U. From now through July 28, you can receive a bonus for funding your eShop account. Read more

Stephane D'Astous, founder and general manager of Eidos Montreal, has resigned from Square Enix. D'Astous blames Square Enix for a "lack of leadership, lack of courage" following the company's "extraordinary loss." Read more

A lengthy new Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag video shows off several of the open world mechanics including land and sea missions. Read more

Ah, nostalgia! I remember that. But how does it fare in the cold light of the present, especially when it's tarted up to look like one of these here 2013 video games? Have a gander at DuckTales: Remastered in a new 29-minute gameplay walkthrough trailer showing off its Himalayas level. Read more

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