Game Review: Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U)

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the Wii U version of Capcom’s compelling survival-horror – which is also released this week on PC, Xbox360 and PS3. Resident Evil Revelations is Capcom’s attempt to return its famed series back to its suspenseful roots; an effort to recapture the same rich atmosphere of terror that slowly slipped away as the franchise aged. It still retains some of the improvements made over the years (the... Read More

Opinion: Six Things We Want For The Wii U At E3

With Nintendo’s new console failing to set the gaming world alight, Gabe Carey suggests six things that the company needs to unveil for the Wii U at June’s E3 expo. As we’ve previously discussed, the Wii U console has been struggling to meet hardware and software sales expectations since its launch – and the future of Nintendo’s compelling creation appears to be in the balance. But there are a number of things that... Read More

Game Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the special edition of the ambitious open-world superhero adventure, now available on the Wii U. As you boot up The Amazing Spider-Man, and begin to explore its world and take on the bad guys, you can’t quite shake that feeling that you’ve played it all before. That’s down to the game’s developer, Beenox, and their love of a certain successful, acclaimed DC Comic video game franchise.... Read More

Opinion: Four Reasons Why The Wii U Is Struggling

With sales far below expectations and key industry figures now raising concerns, Nintendo’s Wii U platform appears to be struggling commercially. Considering various factors surrounding the console’s first few months, Mark Butler takes a look at four things that are to blame. Despite a considerable degree of excitement leading up to its launch, the Wii U has not taken off in the way that Nintendo would have hoped. At the end of January... Read More

Rayman Legends Revelation – Great For Most Gamers, Terrible For Wii U Owners

It’s been announced that colourful platforming sequel Rayman Legends – widely considered to be a key highlight of the Wii U’s line-up – will now no longer be a Nintendo exclusive. And the game has also had its release date pushed back to September as a result. Ubisoft have decided to release the title on the PS3 and Xbox360, with the Wii U version – previously set for sale later this month – now delayed considerably... Read More

Opinion: Four Reasons Why Consoles Should Cease To Exist

With digital distribution now the norm and the cost of financing hardware increasingly impractical, Jacques Voller argues that traditional consoles are no longer necessary for gamers as a whole – nor a sensible investment for the manufacturers themselves. With the Wii U in its third month on sale, announcements expected on Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen kit, and a console in the works over at Valve, speculation on hardware specifications... Read More

Review: Mad Catz Tritton Kunai Headset

With the Wii U recently unleashed into the gaming market, Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the very first headset available for the console. The Wii U just arrived in stores – and for those who need a good headset for their online multiplayer gaming, Mad Catz offers up its Tritton Kunai headset. Even though it is the first headset for the Wii U, the Kunai really sets the standard by offering an awful lot for not a lot of money. Pulling... Read More

Game Review – Trine 2: Director’s Cut

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the brand new edition of puzzle-platformer Trine 2, available to download now for the Wii U. Back in 2009 a unique puzzle-platformer called Trine was released, starring three adventurers on a quest to bring peace to a besieged kingdom. It launched to favorable reviews and sold a little over a million copies, but was then surpassed by sequel Trine 2 last year – which released on various platforms and... Read More

Opinion: Three Must-Buy Wii U Launch Games

From colourful classics to hardcore horrors, there are some tremendous games already available for the Wii U. Having sampled the very best of the launch line-up that Nintendo’s new console has to offer, Jonathan Szafran gives his in-depth verdict on the top three titles currently available. New Super Mario Bros. U It’s been 16 long years since Nintendo launched a home console with a Mario game alongside it, and some might say it’s... Read More

Game News: “Wii U Has Less CPU Power – And It’s A Challenge”

Dynasty Warriors chief Akihiro Suzuki has confirmed claims that the Wii U has lower CPU power than the PS3 and Xbox360, and admitted that this poses a real challenge for developers. “One of the weaknesses of the Wii U compared to PS3 and Xbox 360 is the CPU power is a little bit less,” he said, in an interview with Eurogamer. “So for games in the Warriors series when you have a lot of enemies coming at you at once, the performance... Read More

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