Nintendo Removes 18+ eShop Restrictions

Nintendo Europe has now removed the restrictions on the sale of 18+ rated games in the Wii U and 3DS eShop.

Wii U eShop

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A Day on the Couch: ZombiU and Hotlinking

Yesterday was all planned out.. I wanted to get on with some Minion Master, get slapped about some more in Dark Souls, and follow that up with these Blender tutorials.  However, my PC had other ideas: hanging on the GRUB loader, giving Error 22 and pretending to have a failed HDD.  I say pretending, because it turned out later that the drive was fine.. the PC was just trying to boot from the wrong drive.

So, off to the couch.. and another few hours of trying to survive in ZombiU! (more…)

ZombiU!

We got our Wii U last week, but what I really wanted.. actually, what I’d wanted since I first heard of it.. was ZombiU, Ubisoft’s survival horror set in the middle of London!

Rather than jump in at the deep end with the hardcore Survival mode, I decided to try the normal game mode first, where the game provides you with a new survivor if you die.  Just as well, because my first survivor died almost immediately, dragged off that first ladder by the ravenous horde!  The poor guy didn’t stand a chance! (more…)

Our Wii U and Nintendo Land

Tim brought home our Wii U last night, and as he’d done the tedious hour-long update at work, it was just a matter of setting up our user accounts.. individual accounts linked to the new Nintendo Network this time.

I decided not to bother importing my old Mii yet.. the transfer from the Wii is easy enough but both consoles have to be connected to the internet to do it.. and besides, there was a new Mii Maker to play with!

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Nintendo to sell Wii U at a Loss

Nintendo has confirmed that they will be selling the Wii U at a loss.. despite the planned launch prices and their expectation of selling 5.5 million consoles by the end of the financial year.

The Wii U launches in Europe on the 30th November, with retailer estimates given to MCV suggesting the Basic Pack will cost £250, with the Premium Pack at £290, and the ZombiU version to cost as much as £330.