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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

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 5, 2012 6:00AM PST

Now, really, the correct way to look at the latest annual Call of Duty setting record sales every year is that video games are becoming a greater part of mainstream culture, making them more acceptable. So, really, you should be glad that Activision today announced that, on top of setting new day-one sales records, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has beaten last year's installment to the $1 billion mark. You are, aren't you? Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Dec 4, 2012 9:00PM PST

Another thrilling Wii U system update has arrived, just weeks after the massive day-one patch which Nintendo had to publicly apologize for. Read more

The first DLC for Assassin's Creed 3 will be made available today for Season Pass holders. Read more

by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Dec 3, 2012 3:30PM PST

If you wanted more DLC for Darksiders 2, then get ready to face off against The Demon Lord Belial. THQ revealed details of the third content pack, and it's coming out tomorrow. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Dec 3, 2012 11:10AM PST

Mutant Mudds is coming to the Wii U in early 2013, with "more unique content" for the platform. Read more

Ron Gilbert's sending a curious selection of characters down into The Cave, including a hillbilly, scientist, and creepy orphans. When you're the creator of Monkey Island, people let you run with ideas. A new trailer shows off a few of those eclectic explorers and their motivations for entering. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 2, 2012 6:00AM PST

Far Cry 3 arrives Stateside next week, having curiously already debuted in Europe, but things are quite quiet release-wise aside from Ubisoft's open-world murder simulator. We'll see DJMax Technika Tune, Guardians of Middle Earth, Primordia, and the small and unexciting second wave of Wii U releases, and a few more odds and ends. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Nov 29, 2012 1:30PM PST

A purported Ubisoft survey implies possible features for the next Assassin's Creed game, like co-op and increased inspiration from the Uncharted franchise. Read more

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