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Nintendo announced both Wii Party U and Wii Fit U at this morning's Nintendo Direct. Wii Party U will be coming in October, and Wii Fit U will be... Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 11, 2013 7:14AM PDT

Today at its E3 Nintendo Direct, the company showed off Mario Kart 8. The trailer had a few tracks in action, showing the anti-gravity mechanics as the karts transformed. It also promises online multiplayer and integrated Miiverse features. It's coming in spring of 2014. Read more

Nintendo Direct has unveiled Super Mario 3D World, featuring four-player co-op and Cat Mario Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 11, 2013 6:00AM PDT

You've watched the cinematic trailer and read our preview (I trust you), which means marketing now deems you sufficiently informed to watch actual Batman: Arkham Origins gameplay. Warner Bros dropped the debut trailer during Sony's pre-E3 press conference last night, showing some merry old BIFF!ing and POW!ing as various villains attempt to cash a bounty on the Bat's head. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 10, 2013 5:42PM PDT

Look, I've written for Shacknews for four years so I'm familiar with the demographic. I know that you, dear reader, are probably not hugely excited about Ubisoft annualising the Just Dance series, even if Just Dance 2014's announcement today does confirm another next-gen launch title. But, get this: of the ten songs revealed so far for Just Dance 2014, a whopping 20% are by Nicki Minaj. Oh, now you're interested! Read more

Assassin's Creed 3 ended Desmond's story, letting go of narrative baggage that was holding the franchise down. "It was a barrier to entry for people that want to pick it up," Darby McDevitt, lead writer of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, admitted. Read more

"We're not going to waste any time," the lead writer of Assassin's Creed 4 promised. "He's going to be a pirate when you press Start." Read more

Assassin's Creed 4 will launch with a free companion app for tablets, enabling "second screen gameplay" that's so trendy nowadays. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jun 10, 2013 6:45AM PDT

No, CGI trailers don't represent gameplay. Yes, they are fluffy marketing to get you unduly excited. But by gum, the cinematic E3 trailer for Ubisoft's open-world cybervigilante 'em up Watch Dogs is awfully pretty, if a bit eerie. We can still enjoy it as an attractive and well-made video for our enjoyment which by pure chance is somehow connected to a video game. Call it tone-setting and world-building, if you must. Read more

Sure, the next generation of consoles will enable prettier, shinier games. But what if you don't care for the draconian policies of Xbox One? What if you're perfectly satisfied with the experienced offered by current-gen? Well, EA plans on making sure you're covered. Read more

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