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Depending on who you ask, the next console generation may or may not have started this year. The confusion stems from the fact that this new console is the Nintendo Wii U, which, following the example of the Wii, innovates with a crazy new control method instead of pushing graphical capabilities fa...

December 31st 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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For Wii U re-releases of existing games, we're republishing our original reviews with added evaluation of the new material. Keep track of all of Joystiq's Wii U launch coverage on the Wii U hub page! Death may be deficient when it comes to charisma and skin tone, but he boasts one of the biggest ad...

November 27th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Keep track of all of Joystiq's Wii U launch coverage on our Wii U hub page! We decided to try out Wii U's video chat application the other day – handily referred to as Wii U Chat – and since we were chatting anyway, we figured we might as well answer some reader questions about the Wii...

November 22nd 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Keep track of all of Joystiq's Wii U launch coverage on our Wii U hub page! Team Ninja has always done better on the rebound, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is a testament to this fact. The technical excellence of the 2004's Ninja Gaiden was one-upped in Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Ninja Gaiden 2 was imp...

November 21st 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Wii U owners have been taunted by a Hulu Plus icon on the menu for two whole days. Now, the television service is active, allowing paid subscribers to watch TV shows and movies on either the ... well, the TV, or the Wii U GamePad.If you want to know how the Wii U app works, but not enough to go tur...

November 21st 2012 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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Keep track of all of Joystiq's Wii U launch coverage on our Wii U hub page! The thesis of Tank! Tank! Tank!, I think, is that it's fun to crush your friends' faces. Or blast them. Either one works. Tank Tank Tank (henceforth rendered without exclamation points), allows its players to photograph the...

November 19th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Keep track of all of Joystiq's Wii U launch coverage on our Wii U hub page! I have twelve pistol bullets left, one crossbow bolt, a Molotov cocktail and about half a dozen zombies between me and freedom. I've spent the last half hour on an undead killing spree, emptying most of my guns and exhausti...

November 19th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo is playing down reports of a Wii U owner accidentally hacking into Miiverse's debug interface, the company saying he only accessed a prototype. Nintendo released a statement to GamesIndustry International which says what the user found was "a mock up menu," and that it is now removed and i...

November 19th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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5th Cell's Scribblenauts Unlimited brought out the worst in me.Available for 3DS, PC, and Wii U -- I played the Wii U version for this review -- the game begins with series star Maxwell pranking a hungry beggar, as he feeds the fellow a rotten apple conjured by his magic notebook. It's a useful pad...

November 18th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The Nintendo Wii U is an important system. It's the first step into the next console generation, after the longest generation to date. It's Nintendo's first console after the world-changing anomaly that is the Wii. It's an attempt to create a new standard for game controllers. It's a console with p...

November 18th 2012 at 12:02am 0 Comments
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For Wii U re-releases of existing games, we're republishing our original reviews with added evaluation of the new material. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition brings a little bit more to the excellent 2011 game than some action figure-looking armor. For what is supposed to be the marquee feature, t...

November 18th 2012 at 12:01am 0 Comments