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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, May 1, 2013 2:00PM PDT

Nintendo has sent out an update to current Wii owners, informing them that the Wii U is "not just an upgrade." Read more

"I do not think that acquiring a cloud gaming company will in any way improve our performance, so we are not moving in that direction," Iwata concluded. Read more

"We think that digital distribution of packaged software is only the first step in expanding our digital business," Nintendo's CEO said. Read more

TT Games announced the pre-order bonuses for Lego Marvel Super Heroes today, including an Iron Patriot mini-fig and a Spider-Man keychain. Read more

The Wonderful 101 director warned players who "hate to finish a game the next day" after buying it that they shouldn't play his game. This set off some controversy that the executive producer tried to temper. Read more

WB Montreal's original plans for Batman: Arkham Origins included a "storm indicator" to take advantage of snowstorns, and a drone that would hunt Batman during predator sequences. Both were cut. Read more

Batman: Arkham Origins will use a new voice actor to represent a younger Dark Knight, according to a South African magazine. Read more

Ubisoft's next big original AAA IP is set to launch this November. On November 19th, Watch Dogs will be available on all current-gen consoles and... Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Apr 29, 2013 6:45AM PDT

The arms race for cruder, more violent, and more 'extreme' characters in the '90s may be long over, but the weapons from these old wars have stuck around. Every now and then they'll pop in to be rad and remind us that we live in less gnarly times. That's what Lobo will be up to on May 7, stopping by Injustice: Gods Among Us to swing chains, ride a space-motorbike, and gesticulate impolitely with his middle finger. Read more

A new teaser video released by Ubisoft not only confirms the inclusion of the classic "spies vs. mercs" multiplayer mode for Blacklist, but promises additional details on May 2nd. Hey, that's only a week from now! Read more

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