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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 28, 2013 3:00PM PST

Nintendo has outlined the dates for its Virtual Console promotion, which offers a series of seven games for 30 cents apiece in preparation for the Wii U functionality. Read more

The Nintendo Network will be undergoing "emergency maintenance" starting later tonight and lasting through tomorrow. Certain online shops, games, and other services will be interrupted during the period. Read more

Disney Infinity discs will contain assets for the next 12 months of content plans, which means hackers may spoil future movie PR plans. Read more

The political aspirations of George Washington will start to become clear when the first of three Tyranny of King Washington DLC packs launch for Assassin's Creed 3 on February 19. Read more

by Jeff Mattas, shacknews.com, Jan 23, 2013 12:00PM PST

Mass Effect 3 for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U is #6 in our Best of 2012. Read more

Activision released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's "Revolution" downloadable content, in which it promises to take care of all the things you'll abandon while you play the new maps. Read more

To tie 2012 up all nice with a bow before burying it in the woods out back, Microsoft has revealed the most popular Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Indie Games, and Games for Windows Live titles from that dead year, dead dead dead dead. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the most-played Live game, while, you've guessed it, Minecraft topped XBLA. Read more

Not much was revealed about Platinum Games upcoming superhero smash-em-up The Wonderful 101 (formerly Project P-100) in today's Nintendo Direct,... Read more

Nintendo spent a lot of time talking about the Miiverse in today's Nintendo Direct promising updates and new features in the near future. It also announced work on a new Miiverse app for smartphones that would allow people stay connected to the community while on the go. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 23, 2013 6:40AM PST

So you've got yourself a shiny new Wii U, but you're longing for old games to play. Fear not, gentle player, Nintendo announced this morning that the Wii U's Virtual Console is on its way soon. Old games sold on the Wii U will come jazzed up with game saves, Miiverse Communities, and the ability to play them away from your TV on the Wii U GamePad. Read more

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