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Among one of the kindedst acts on the internet this past weekend was this video of Best Buy employees giving a teen his own Wii U after noticing that he came in to play it every day. 

From Best Buy employee Rahiem Storr:

“This kid came in every single day to play the display Wii U, the employees in this store saw an opportunity to make a child smile and did just that. They chipped in and purchased a Wii U for him with their own money. This is amazing, why shop at Amazon when you have genuine people in this world that you can continue to help keep a job.”

The gifting came accross as a little awkward and the teen seemed reluctant to revieve the gift, which brought up concerns among viewers about the teen's home life and whether or not the gift might be a double edged sword. Voicing that the teen might have been visiting the store so frequently to escape a rough home life, an escaoe which the employees accidentally had taken away.

Regardless, it's incredible to see thesee acts of kindness around the holidays and we hope everyone can be inspired by acts like this. 

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What you see above is a mod showcased by Super Mega Buster 123 Win64 Gigabyte, and actually created by KevintheH. The mod swaps Ryu's model with Goku textures. See video below:



Impressively enough the mod's only in 'beta', but already manages to sound much like Goku. This isn't the first display of effective character swap mods. In the past we've seen the likes of Samus and Captain Falcon swapped for Iron Man and Captain America. 

Shigeru Miyamoto says Star Fox Zero is delayed on a facebook post.
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Legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto himself wrote a Facebook post Sept. 17 to announce that Star Fox Zero would not ship this year.

Even though the goal had long been for a holiday season launch of the anthropomorphic fighter pilot game, more work is needed Miyamoto said.

We have been developing Star Fox Zero for Wii U with the aim of releasing it this year. Although we felt that the development had been progressing well, we now believe that we will need a little more time to work on areas such as the unprecedented discovery that we want players to experience in the game by using two screens, and further polishing the level designs and perfecting the tone of the cut scenes. While we have already reached the stage where it would be technically possible to release the title in time for the year-end holiday season, we want to polish the game a bit more so that players will be able to more smoothly grasp the new style of play that we are proposing.

To the people looking forward to the launch of the game this holiday season, I am very sorry.



Star Fox Zero was playable at E3 and it received widely mixed reactions. Some praised the control scheme, which employs the use of the Wii U game pad to steer the ships and some found the gameplay distracting and awkward.

Miyamoto said they hope to see the game released in the first quarter of 2016. This leaves Yoshi's Wooly World (in America) and Xenoblade Chronicles X as the only first part Wii U games to see a release through the rest of this year.

Nintendo announced release dates for star fox zero and xenoblade chronicles x.
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In true Nintendo fashion, the company let loose a wealth of information Aug. 24, involving release dates, combo packs and a Super Mario Maker Wii U Bundle.



Gamespot has the details:

According to Nintendo, Star Fox Zero will launch in North America and Europe on November 20. Xenoblade Chronicles X, meanwhile, will be available in both territories on December 4.

Although Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is listed as "Holiday 2015" for North America, Nintendo has confirmed the more specific November 20 date for Europe.

A new combo pack bringing together New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U will go on sale on October 16 in North America for a recommended retail price of $59.99.

Walmart will be the exclusive retailer for the Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle, which includes the game, an Idea Book, and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Colour Amiibo. It will be available on September 11 for $299.96.



You can read the full list here.

Tournaments are coming to Super Smash Bros for the Wii U
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Nintendo released the next update for Super Smash Bros. July 31 and it has a number of updates for lovers of the frantic fighting game.

Eurogame reports that this next version includes free and priced improvements.

Version 1.1.0 adds the two new features for free. Tournaments let you compete online with scores of other players, while the in-built YouTube upload lets you save replays to the streaming video site and Miiverse simultaneously.

Support for another wave of paid-for DLC has also been added, although you'll need to purchase all of it separately.

Highlights among the list of add-ons include the Hyrule Castle and Peach's Castle stages from the original Smash Bros. back on N64.



Nintendo also now sells a new batch of costumes for your Mii so they can look fresh while fighting. Choices include Samus armor and this super cute King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong series:



Fighting stages will cost $1.99 while those adorbs Mii costumes will cost you $.75 each or you can buy a bundle ofr $6.

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We've heard rumors about it for a while, but Ubisoft made the porting of ZombiU official July 30 with a bloody reveal trailer.

It's now just called Zombi, by the way, for obvious reasons.

The London-based zombie survival shooter will arrive, digitally only, Aug. 18. It will come to Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. That marks a pretty quick turn around between reveal and release, but Ubisoft just probably wants to wash its hands of the whole affair.

Ubisoft created ZombiU as one of the only third-party launch exclusives for the Wii U, when Nintendo released the console in late 2012. As we all know, the console and therefore the game, didn't sell all that well. It was only July 29 when Nintendo announced that the Wii U had sold 10 million units.

In the middle of 2013, Ubisoft came out with zombie-preventative guns blazing about the Wii U's poor performance. First, the giant game developer and publisher canceled a ZombiU sequel, saying the sales didn't make the game "even close" to profitable.

Then, Ubisoft said that it would no longer develop exclusive titles for Nintendo until the Wii U has more users. There's no telling what number it would take to bring back that relationship.

So, if you've waited around, refusing to buy a Wii U but thinking ZombiU looks cool, now's your chance. It received a number of positive reviews and currently sits at 77 on Metacritic.

If only that 'London Bridges' rendition in the trailer wasn't so goofy.

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