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The Wii U is coming out second half of 2012 – big blunder or smart move?

Wii U controller!!!

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As we all know, the next generation of consoles is  just around the corner! The first of the new breed that we will see will be the Nintendo Wii U (unless of course you count the PS Vita).

The Wii U was first shown at E3 2011 – or, should I say, the controllers were shown at E3 – which lead to some confusion that the Wii U was just a tablet (like the iPad). This of course is thankfully not the case.

We now know that the Wii U is set to release in the second half of 2012, which may or may not have been earlier then the big N wanted to. This is possibly in response to Sony releasing the aforementioned Vita and the high probability that Microsoft and Sony must are surely working on their next consoles and planning to release them fairly soon.

But is it a good idea to release a console a head of schedule?

Monday Quickie – New consoles at E3, will they or won’t they?

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Hey there gamers,

There has been a lot of talk lately from various sources saying that both Microsoft and Sony will unveil their next generation home video game consoles at this year’s E3 Expo in June.

Firstly it was announced via an “undisclosed” source that they would show them off at E3 and now it is being said by “analyst” Micheal Patcher that “There is no chance of Sony showinga  PS4 at E3 and only a 20% chance for Microsoft showing an Xbox-Next.”

Well here is what I think will happen:

SEGA says “Sonic 4 Ep II is coming, but not for Wii”

Tails returns.

Hey there gamers and Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a good break and are ready for more gaming news.

Here are some long awaited details on Sonic 4 Episode II.

SEGA announced over the break via Gamespot that Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II would be coming soon (2012) and for a lot of systems including iOS, Android, PS3 & Xbox 360 but it would not be appearing on the Wii platform.

Keep reading for more.

A closer look at new games ‘Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’ & ‘The Last of Us’

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Yesterday was the annual VGA‘s (Video Game Awards) and on top of all the winners there were two major new titles revealed at the show.

New games are always exciting so let’s take a closer look at those games and inject my input upon them.

Let’s go!

Why the Wii U isn’t really “Next Gen”

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Nintendo have recently (relatively) announced their next console – the Nintendo Wii U.

The Nintendo Wii was both a surprising and amazing success after launching in 2006, selling entering the year having sold 84.64 million units – a number so high that they are not really selling that well anymore is because everyone already freaking has one! As a follow up console, Nintendo wanted to reach out to the people who (unless you loved Nintendo’s first-party games) haven’t really been looked after – or considered with this console, intentionally.

These people are the hardcore gamers.

On the Wii, there is probably about one or two games overall that would really appeal to this demographic (and that excludes the Call of Duty series on the Wii, as they suck).

Will the next Xbox be a big hit?

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Right about now, people are gearing up for the next generation of consoles and it seems likely that we’ll be treated to a couple of them next year. We have already seen the Wii U being announced at E3 this year and presumably their will be a PlayStation 4 as well.

But what will the next Xbox be?