The game releases might be slow at the start of the year, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to read about from the gaming industry. This week, we analyze Nintendo’s strategic options in the wake of the Wii U’s disturbingly low sales numbers, get a close look at the upcoming Lord of the Rings action title, and much more. Read all of these articles by clicking on the links below.
7 ways next-gen can rebuild horror gaming
Gaming's 19 most impractical swords: A metalworker and master fencer weigh in
RadioRadar podcast 073: Here's what you're buying in 2014 (Part 1)
The best theories for Nintendo's salvation (that actually make no sense)
LotR's Shadow of Mordor is Batman meets Assassin's Creed in the coolest way
We're feeling a bit light fingered this week, so check out our Thief final hands-on preview
Firing a broadside in the ongoing console war, is our games of 2014 Titanfall preview
Official Nintendo Magazine
The man behind the Wii U-exclusive Scram Kitty & His Buddy On Rails says that Nintendo are "tremendous to work with".
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has had a rough ride online, so we sent our blogger to take on the YouTube flamers in Alex Jones vs. The Internet.
Official Xbox Magazine
Dragon Age: Inquisition - five places we can't wait to visit
Watch Dogs interview: Chicago's secrets, amoral characters and the future of DLC
Welcome to the house that T3 built: The ultimate connected home
A feature to sink your teeth into: The best electric toothbrushes to buy in 2014
The Pros and the woes. Celebrating 30 years of Apple's Mac
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Google Glass review