The Wii has had a nice, long run, but it’s about to get a little lonelier come January 31, when Nintendo plans to shut down the Wii Shop Channel. That means no more buying games online, no more downloading games you’ve previously purchased, and no more Wii Transfer tool, which allows you to transfer digitally purchased games from the Wii to its successor, the Wii U. By turning these tools off, Nintendo is effectively shutting down the last vestiges of support for the Wii.
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2015 was another wildly successful year for the video games industry. Whether you own a PlayStation 4, an Xbox One, a gaming PC or a Wii U, there were plenty of AAA titles to get excited about. (And if you own all five, we have no idea how you found time to do anything else!) But there are different degrees of success -- which platform is poised to "win" 2016 and beyond?
The world's biggest video game expo has come and gone for another year, and we can't help but feel a little disappointed. In 2013, we urged gamers to hold off on buying a next-gen console. Six months on, not much has changed. Here are five reasons why you're better off waiting until 2015.
Despite its shortcomings, the Nintendo Wii U brought about a fun new way to play games that combines a handheld personal screen with your television set. But chances are you've already got a smartphone and don't necessarily want to shell out more money for a console. The good news? You can get the Wii U experience on the smartphone you already have with the help of a few apps.
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