Nintendo survival guide: 5 ways to save Wii U from being dead

Here are five ways Nintendo can save the Wii U from becoming dead in a variety of unfortunate and potentially fatal situations.

How Nintendo can save Wii U from… a bear attack


Bears are dangerous and can easily kill a Wii U with its hands and mouth. If a bear attacks a Wii U, Nintendo should stand its ground and make lots of noise – sometimes this will scare the bear away as long as the bear isn’t deaf or hard of hearing. Climbing a tree can also be a good idea, unless the attacking bear is a black bear, which is a type of special climbing bear, in which case it’s not a good idea.

How Nintendo can save Wii U from… a house that is on fire


Wii U is made of plastic, which is a type of material that is allergic to the sort of extreme heat that comes from fire. In the event of …

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Nintendo eShop sale discounts DLC, includes ZombiU and Assassinʼs Creed

Full list of cut price deals being offered on Nintendo eShop

There’s a sale! Everyone loves a good sale. This sale is happening on the Nintendo eShop and runs until 4 April. Here’s the full list of what’s on offer:

Wii U

  • ZombiU £29.99/€34.99
  • Assassin’s Creed III £29.99/€29.99
  • Just Dance 4 £19.99/€24.99
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth £19.99/€24.99
  • Rabbids Land £19.99/€24.99
  • Sports Connection £19.99/€24.99
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 £19.99/€24.99
  • Little Inferno £4.99/€4.99


  • Pokédex™ 3D Pro £10.79/€11.99

Don’t forget – the sale ends 4 April. So, like, buy stuff before then if you want to.…

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New Need for Speed Most Wanted DLC not coming to Wii U. Hereʼs why

Need for Speed dev says it doesn’t make sense to bring additional content to Wii U version

Bad news for any Wii U owners looking forward to getting more game for their Need for Speed Most Wanted – the developer has revealed on Twitter there are no plans to bring the latest round of console DLC to the Wii U version.

Talking on Twitter, Criterion Games’ creative director, Alex Ward, said there were “No plans at present” to bring the three new Need for Speed Most Wanted DLC packs, which released recently on PS3 and Xbox 360, to the Wii U. The reason? This is what Ward had to say:

So not much reading between the lines required – unless there’s an uplift in sales then Need for …

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Assassinʼs Creed 4: Black Flags trailer sets sail

Pirates of the Caribbean has taken a turn for the stabby

Ubisoft has finally unveiled their next sneaky, stabbing sequel with a trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flags. It’s appears to have all gone a bit Pirates of the Caribbean as you can tell from this gameplay-lite video, but it should be a good one. So long as they fix the ship mechanics from Assassin’s Creed 3, mind. Look…

The video also confirms that Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flags is coming out on November 1st 2013 on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U AND next-gen consoles like PS4 and Xbox 720, or whatever it’s called.…

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Weekly Nintendo eShop update features Retro City Rampage and more

GTA: Retro finally arrives on Wii

Nintendo has just announced the latest updates that will appear on the eShop this week, specifically the 28th February. You can check out the full list below, but the pick of the bunch is an 8-bit take on Grand Theft Auto called Retro City Rampage. This madness…

That list in full:

  • Splash or Crash | Nintendo 3DS (Download Software | Price: £2.69/€2.99
  • Pac-Man | Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) | Price: £4.49/€4.99
  • Easter Eggstravaganza | Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) | Price: £4.49/€4.99 on eShop or 500 Points on DSi Shop
  • Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge | Wii (WiiWare) | Price: 500 Wii Points
  • Retro City Rampage | Wii (WiiWare) | Price: 1000 Wii Points
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New Super Luigi U DLC announced for Super Mario Bros U

Iwata compares this to making a whole new game

Big news, Wii U fans. It seems Nintendo are getting to grips with downloadable content after all, which is signalled by this massive announcement about New Super Luigi U – a huge expansion for New Super Mario Bros. During the Nintendo Direct conference,  Mr President, Satoru Iwata, even compared the size of this Luigi-driven DLC to that of a new game, so expect a whopper.

A release date has yet to be confirmed, but Nintendo hinted that the lengthy development time means it won’t be on the eShop until later in 2013. Damn. But hopefully, the wait should be worth it as all-new levels will be packed into this sizable expansion.…

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The Amazing Spider-Man swings onto Wii U, is packed with DLC

When The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition finally launches on Wii U on March 8th it will come pre-packed with DLC. Yup, to make up for the webbed-wonder’s late arrival, Activision has announced that all DLC to date on PS3 and Xbox 360 will be crammed onto the disc. Here’s what you get…

  • Stan Lee Adventure Pack – Play as the creator of Spider-Man as you race across the city with Spidey’s web-slinging skills. It’s also voiced by the great man himself too. Collect all the pages across NYC and you unlock a surprise.
  • Lizard Rampage Pack – Smash through the city as Dr. Connor’s scaly alter-ego and mash up the Oscorp guards.
  • Rhino Challenge – Play as Rhino and cause as much damage in the Manhattan before the timer runs out.
  • Oscorp Seach and Destroy – Adds two mini-games to Spider-Man’s <groan> in-game mobile phone.

As well as all of the above, the Ultimate Edition also comes with new suits, …

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Bug Hunt DLC is cominʼ outta the walls in March

Think Gears’ Horde mode, but with Xenomorphs

Confirmation of upcoming DLC for Aliens: Colonial Marines has been spotted in Walmarts in North America. The post on Gearbox Forums shows an advert for Bug Hunt, which indicates it will be a co-op survival slice of action where you fend of waves of enemies in arenas from the movies.

It will cost $14.99 for the Season Pass – which will also include a further three DLC packs released later – and roughly translates to about 1200MS or around £17.99 on PSN and Wii U.

Here’s the extended trailer to coincide with the game’s release tomorrow…

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Assassin’s Creed 3 DLC finally comes to Wii U

Hidden Secrets and Battle Hardened first up for Nintendo owners

Wii U owners can now download the first two pieces of DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3. Multiplayer focused Battle Hardened (£6.24) and the single-player extending Hidden Secrets (£3.12) have been out on 360 and PS3 for a while, so this news is bound to please Nintendo fans. Better late than never, eh?

Battle Hardened serves up three new characters for online face-stabbin’, Coyote Man, Governor and Highlander. It also gives you three new maps to stalk around with Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre.

If you’re not into multiplayer then you can carry on the good fight with the Hidden Secrets DLC. Three fresh missions add to the story – The Lost Mayan Ruins, The Ghost of War and A Dangerous Secret. As well as bolstering your game time you’ll also unlock two new outfits for offline and online play and a selection of new tools for killing including the …

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