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Watch: Hackers use the Wii U GamePad to stream PC games

This week at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress, a small group of hackers figured out a way to reverse engineer a Wii U GamePad to allow streaming of PC games directly to the controller. The hack is pretty neat, which manipulates the communication between the GamePad and its host controller, allowing gamers to play PC games… Read More

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Watch TV with two screens: Hulu Plus available for Wii U

Hulu Plus is now available on the new Nintendo Wii U console and it introduces a new way to watch TV and movies. The difference is the utilization of the Wii U’s GamePad controller. Users can now enjoy a dual-screen watching experience, with the GamePad serving as an information hub for the episode or movie… Read More

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Nintendo president explains why Wii U trumps Xbox Kinect

Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime had a brief interview with CNBC Monday and explained why the new Wii U console is better than Microsoft Kinect: Lack of games for the Kinect (Wii U has over two dozen at launch). Wii U controller is more precise. Wii U provides a richer multiplayer experience because five people… Read More

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VIDEO: Nintendo president hosts official Wii U sneak peek ‘unboxing ceremony’

You’ve likely watched an at-home unboxing of a new gadget on the internet. But probably not an official one … from a company president … who wears white gloves during the process. That’s exactly what Nintendo president Satoru Iwata does in the video above with the company’s new Wii U game console and its touch-screen GamePad controller. It’s… Read More

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Wii U sneak peek: Nintendo rolling out 5,000 retail kiosks in buildup to launch

This is test-driving, Nintendo style. Looking to recover from the Wii’s slump, Nintendo is placing 5,000 interactive kiosks around retail stores this holiday season to give consumers a hands-on look at the new Wii U game console and its touch-screen GamePad controller. Depending on the kiosk, people will be able to play games like New Super Mario… Read More