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Mention of the Wii U was conspicuously absent from yesterday's official announcement of Battlefield 4, even though it would seem to have enough muscle to carry the Frostbite 3 engine. Developer DICE is skipping Nintendo's new console, creative director Lars Gustavsson has said, so it can focus on making a solid game with what it knows rather than stretching too far and risking failure. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 27, 2013 6:00AM PDT

Nintendo promised it'd bring faster Wii U menu loading in a system update, and it certainly seems it'll deliver. The company has released a video showing the main menu loading a good fifteen seconds faster after quitting a game under the upcoming firmware--a whopping 60% improvement. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 26, 2013 11:15AM PDT

We get a hands-on with DuckTales Remastered, and some insights from producer Rey Jimenez. Read more

Juggling two jobs can be difficult for anyone, but Captain Edward Kenway seems to take the responsibilities of both pirate and Assassin in his stride. Ubisoft today dropped the first "gameplay" trailer for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, showing the kind of salty shenanigans players can expect from its latest open-world murder simulator. Read more

The upcoming "Director's Cut" version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Wii U promises to fix one of the weakest aspects of the original game: the boss fights. But how are they being tweaked? Read more

Capcom released two Dungeons & Dragons brawlers in the mid-1990s, and they are now bringing them back as a collection called the Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara coming this June, the company announced at its panel at PAX East today. Read more

The classic world of DuckTales is coming back in a brand new game. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Mar 21, 2013 9:45AM PDT

Ooh, I don't know, these comic books today, introducing new characters like there's no tomorrow. Why can't we stick with the characters we all know and love, like Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, Krypto the Superdog, and Matter-Eater Lad. No, no, we need to introduce new people, apparently! So things will be with DC Comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us, but the DLC season pass announced today will at least offer four DLC characters for the price of 3. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 20, 2013 2:00PM PDT

Dragon Quest X was spotted on Amazon France, giving our best hope yet that the game is destined for a western release. Read more

As expected following a retailer slip, Square Enix is indeed bringing Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Wii U in 'Director's Cut' form. What is unexpected, however, is that it supposedly does actually rework the game a little, including improved AI, "visual improvements", and a reworking of the widely-disliked boss battles. Read more

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