Weekly Wrap-Up: Wii U Edition


Posted January 29, 2012 - By Nikole Zivalich

Wii U E3 2011

In some surprisingly good news, Nintendo has revealed more details for the Wii U. This is good timing for us since we have a ton of CES videos showing off the Wii U.Talk about timing! This Nintendo news was definitely the highlight of the week for me. If you want to check out everything this past week had to offer, keep reading.

Before you go, be sure to check out our excellent slate of webshows:

And now for the news...




  • Check out these awesome alternate gamer covers in this week's Links Of TheFeed!
  • Activision reveals a month-by-month breakdown of what will be included in each Modern Warfare 3 content drop.
  • Turbine and Warner Bros. Interactive have announced the next exciting The Lord of the Rings Online expansion pack, Riders of Rohan
  • Reports from anonymous sources indicate that the next-generation Xbox will be coming in fall 2013.
  • Fan support for an official Minecraft-inspired LEGO set helps turn the dream into a reality.
  • Next week, Nintendo will unleash the NES classic boxing game Punch-Out!! as a 3DS eShop download in Japan.
  • Blizzard blames a "jam-packed schedule" for holding off on another BlizzCon gathering until 2013.
  • THQ is ready to ditch kiddy games in favor of "core" titles.
  • Square Enix has trademarked the name "Sleeping Dogs", does this mean a new Kane & Lynch is on the way?
  • More rumors on the Xbox 720 have surfaced.
  • Check out our review of Amy, a not-so-great horror game.
  • Indie game Warp hits the PS3 and PC in March.
  • Check out the return of the Neo Geo Pocket.
  • Check out our video look at Mass Effect 3's kinect powers.
  • Kristin Adams has figured out a bunch of great tips that will help you last longer in Call Of Duty: MW3's Spec Ops Survival Mode.


  • Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata confirms that the Wii U console will launch worldwide this holiday season.
  • Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price confirms that the studio won't be making another Resistance game.
  • Netflix cancels previously announced plans to offer video game rentals by mail, CEO Reed Hastings confirms.
  • Rovio confirms plans to launch a free-to-play Angry Birds Facebook app on Valentine's Day next month.
  • A new FAQ from Crystal Dynamics confirms that the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot won't be released for Wii U.
  • Mario's brother Luigi was nearly left off the box for Mario Party 9.
  • Warner Bros and CD Projekt RED have announced the release date for the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2.
  • Infinity Ward has released the eighth title update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
  • Rumor-mongers are saying that Nintendo may be changing the name of the Wii U.
  • Casey talks big plans for Dungeosn & Dragons Online, why Blizzcon 2012 was canceled, and gives out sound advice in Uncle Casey's Mail
  • Check out our list of the franchises we most want to see on the PlayStation Vita.
  • Major League Gaming (MLG) have announced a few more details on the upcoming StarCraft 2 2012 Pro Circuit Tournament.
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines has been delayed.
  • A round of layoffs have hit game-maker THQ.
  • Unfortunately for Capcom, it seems as though the company has mistakenly botched the Resident Evil: Revelations box art packaging.
  • Check out the recreation of Red Dead Redemption's Blackwater in Minecraft.
  • If you want to boost your stats in SWTOR you’ll need a Matrix Cube. Read our guide on how to assemble them all.
  • Watch this trailer we made featuring some of 2012's most anticipated video games.
  • Double Fine Happy Action Theater comes out February 1st so we decided to reenact some famous movie moments all inside this wacky yet


Weekly Wrap-Up: Wii U Edition


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