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Has the Wii U been hacked?
The Wii U so far hasn’t been the powerhouse next-generation frontrunner it was supposed to be, and today it took another blow as the console has apparently been hacked successfully.
Nothing planned for quiet Nintendo
You can expect a lot of things at this year’s E3, but don’t expect anything particularly revolutionary from Nintendo.
Gaming gains for one clever gamer
An American woman has proved once and for all that gaming is not just a waste of time and money, but is in fact an investment.
Are next-gen console rumours true?
I hate to keep on saying it, but even more next-generation rumours are being heralded as "true" by, well, people who believe rumours.
Sony switches off PS2 for last time
Sony fans worldwide are letting out nostalgic "awws" as it has been announced no more Playstation 2 consoles are being produced, anywhere.
Pokemon Rainbow rumours gathering pace
A recently announced Pokemon Nintendo Direct could indicate a new upcoming title in the series, and speculation has already arisen about the unannounced game.
Nintendo lunches TVii
Nintendo rolls out new TV service on the Wii U.
Valve set for 2013 Steam Box release
Well, it’s official – Valve’s Steam Box console will release next year to compete with the Xbox 720 and Playstation 4.
iBonus for NZ resellers
There’ll be an iBonus for Apple’s New Zealand reseller channel this holiday season, if the results of a US Nielsen study are mirrored here.
Wii U arrives in NZ
The next-generation is finally here, so take the day off work, close the curtains, lock your doors and put your social life on hold...
Wii Mini set for Canadian Christmas launch
Nintendo is pushing to own the holiday market with a new Wii Mini console to be launched on December 7.
Wii U sells well
Despite a bumpy take-off, analysts have declared the launch of the Wii U a success and some believe it will be sold out for months after the Christmas rush.
Technical problems plague new Wii U
Next-generation Nintendo Wii U experiencing unexpected technical difficulties.
Sony setback as China continues consoles ban
New research into video games in China confirms that consoles are still banned, refuting rumours that Sony would bring the PS3 into the country.
18 years of games lost after PS3 crash
One of the pioneers of the gaming industry has lost thousands of hours of play time after the accumulated save files of 18 years were all deleted.
Are handheld games consoles on borrowed time?
Console developers have been given some food for thought today as new research shows mobile gaming is becoming a real force in the industry.
Looking back at the EB Expo 2012
For three days last week, Sydney’s Olympic Showground played host to Australasias biggest gaming event ever, the EB Expo 2012.
Sony slammed over PS4 plans
Amid months of next-generation speculation, an editorial predicting the downfall of Sony’s next-gen console has been savaged by the online community.
Nintendo releases Wii U NZ prices
Following the news Wii U will launch across Australia and New Zealand on November 30, Nintendo announces price details for Kiwis.
PS3 v Wii U: Ding Ding
Last week's announcement of a slimmer Playstation 3 has industry analysts wondering if the move will be a success.
Nintendo unite with Unity
Just days after a release date for the Wii U was set, Nintendo has announced a partnership with Unity technologies to produce a Wii U version of the Unity engine.
End of disc-based games for gamers?
No more disc-based games is the apparently not so out-there suggestion from the designer behind Gears of War.
NZ date set for Wii U
After months of rumours and debate, the next-generation of consoles has been scheduled for release on November 30.
Expensive eBay tag for lost video game
A long-lost piece of video game history has re-appeared and is now for sale – if you can handle the $50,000 price tag.