Nintendo signals end for Wii U

Nintendo has signalled the “end of life” for its Wii U games console, which was first released in 2012. Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America, told Polygon that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would be the company’s final game for the device. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U,” he said. The Wii U struggled to match the success of the original Wii device. It will be succeeded by the Nintendo Switch console in March. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – the…

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Gadget Ogling: Pokémon Go Drones, New Old Nintendo, and Snowden-Secured Smartphones

Wecome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that occasionally takes time off from thrashing out cut-price deals for once-towering Web properties to pore over the latest gadget announcements. In our directory this week are a drone for catching Pokémon, a revival of a classic gaming console, a smartphone case designed for security, and a novel way to keep cool and dry. As ever, I’ve only read about these items and haven’t even held them in my hands, so these are not reviews. The ratings serve only as an indicator…

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Nintendo fires woman who became online target

A female Nintendo employee has been fired after months of harassment from gamers who blamed her for censorship—but the company says her firing has nothing to do with her being targeted by the “GamerGate” campaign, the Verge reports. “I am no longer a good, safe representative of Nintendo, and my employment has been terminated,” Seattle-based worker Alison Rapp tweeted on Wednesday, adding that the last few months have been a “whirlwind” of controversy and harassment. Nintendo says Rapp was fired for moonlighting, which is against company policy, not because of an anti-Rapp campaign led…

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