New Nintendo Direct trailers shows Wii U has games

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There was a Nintendo Direct today and along with it a handful of new trailers to assure us that the Wii U has games coming.

Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 caught my eye first but unfortunately they didn’t see fit to include a release date.

I think she still looks great with that new hairdo. But I must admit that I’ve become big fan of ladies with shorter hair as of late, so there’s a bit of bias there.

Mario Kart 8

I think I have to pick this up. It will become the first Mario Kart game that I can call my own.

Checkpoint: Why I Bought Nintendo Edition


The past week or so have not been kind to Nintendo. After announcing lower than expected sales and profits, they received a week’s worth of unrelenting criticism concerning their approach to hardware, business and games.

It’s a familiar tale to anyone who witnessed their troubles during the GameCube era.

It’s a no brainer for Nintendo to consider a new business model — the current one just doesn’t work. But I’m not here to help them out with that. I’m not even going to defend them or push back on the criticisms against them. I’m just going to tell you why I bought Nintendo’s 3DS and Wii U.

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Super Mario 3D World Review

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It took awhile but Nintendo finally gave us a high definition 3D Mario game. It may have taken Nintendo a while to ramp up their high definition efforts but the wait was worth it. In a year where the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched, it was Super Mario 3D World and the Wii U that impressed me most during holiday 2013.

I pre-ordered Super Mario 3D World immediately after watching its E3 2013 trailer. After hearing that orchestral music play, watching the colorful worlds pass by and the ridiculous cat suit in action I knew I wanted it. It was the 3D Mario effort that I was hoping Super Mario 3D Land was.

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