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by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 9, 2012 6:00AM PST

Next week's another quiet one for new releases as we head into the holidays, but a few items of interest are coming out. We'll see sandbox build-o-FPS Ace of Spades, Darkfall: Unholy Wars, Grasshopper's Black Knight Sword, Big Sky Infinity, Tale of Tales' latest, and a few more. Read more

We run down the winners of the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards. Read more

The Wii U "Digital Deluxe" promotion that came with the Deluxe model console has gone live, offering 10% in eShop points on any prior or new purchases through the eShop. Read more

Nintendo's president revealed this early prototype of the Wii U, which literally tapes together two Wii Remotes and a monitor. Read more

Next week, the eShop will be updated with a demo for the Wii U-exclusive platformer, Rayman Legends. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 7, 2012 7:15AM PST

English developer Eurocom laid off a whopping 150 staff in November after several console projects fell through. The The maker of 007 Legends and Harry Potter for Kinect brought in administrators to help seek profitability and planned a shift to mobile, but it wasn't enough. Today it made the remaining 42 employees redundant and ceased trading, after 24 years in the business. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Dec 5, 2012 4:45PM PST

The Wii U was its first demo via Nintendo's eShop in North America and it is the incredibly popular FIFA 13. It may be a bit difficult to find, since the shop has no dedicated area for demos, but its there. Read more

Free-to-play pinball game Zen Pinball 2 is coming to the Wii U eShop later this month, developer Zen Studios has announced. Read more

Nintendo showed off non-gaming applications coming to the Wii U today. Google Maps, which lets you look around Street View photos with the GamePad, is coming in Q1. Panorama View, which has similar functionality with videos, is coming in the spring. Read more

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge just launched on the Wii U, but already, Team Ninja has revealed two new DLC characters coming to the game for multiplayer sometime in the near future. Read more

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