Nintendo's Wii was a roaring success, at least for the first few years of its life. Sell-outs the world over and an ability to draw so-called non-gamers into a market that was previously dominated by hardcore fans had Nintendo's coffers overflowing. When it came time to put the Wii out to pasture and replace it with something a little more modern, the Wii U was created.
Some people just like taking things apart, but that's just half of the process. Once you're left with a big bag of bits, you need to put it all back together again and hope that it works when you press that big power button. Putting it all back together and making it better than the original takes things to a whole new level, and that's what Ben Heck has become so well known for.
With the Wii U having succeeded the original Wii console late last month, count-ups of initials sales numbers seem indicative of a strong start in the market, but Microsoft's Xbox 360 - despite its age - still came out on top in the early period of holiday sales totals. According to resident numbers firm NPD, the 360 made the most sales during the month of November, with figures boosted on every console thanks to the multitude of Black Friday / Thanksgiving / Cyber Monday specials on offer.
The Call of Duty franchise is the most successful in the gaming world, and although the majority of gamers get their fix on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 consoles, the next release of the record-breaking Activision series - Black Ops II - will also be coming to Nintendo's Wii U.
With Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 currently mid-life cycle, and Nintendo's Wii already on its way to being superseded by the company's Wii U, take is already turning to what hardware will power the replacements of this generation's games consoles.
Real Racing 2 is regarded as the best racing simulation on iOS devices and, if today’s update from its developers Firemint is anything to go by, RR2 is set to get even better!