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Play HTML5 games in your Wii U browser

New service makes it easier to find and play free HTML5 games on your Wii U.

Wii U HTML5

The Wii U offers gamers to surf the web with a powerful HTML5 web browser. And online game site PlayBoxie now makes it much easier for Wii U owners to find and play HTML5-powered games directly on the Wii U via the built-in web-browser.

PlayBoxie has tailored its HTML service for different platforms — PC, PS4, Xbox One, and now, the Wii U as well. The new Wii U update allows players to enjoy free HTML5 games on the GamePad or the TV.

You can check out the full lineup of HTML5 games on playboxie.com. Just visit the link in your Wii U browser and you’re ready to go. Or you can do it on your PC and try out the games as well.

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  • Vinicius

    It lags a lot

    • Saul Rivera

      Not only does it lag but it has difficulty using your gamepad…but let’s hope this all gets better later on..since it’s nice to have some free games to play

  • linkzero65

    omg that is soooooooooooo COOOOL

  • Simon Stevens

    Thanks for this :) this right here is good news, I’m sure the service will only get better with time

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It was a good move. HTML5 is coming along fine.

      • Simon Stevens

        This is true, though flash would still have gotten my vote

        • jjbredesen

          Nah, HTML 5 is the future, more and more of the web, is moving away from flash, it is to slow and resource consuming.

          In 10 years everyone will have forgotten about flash..

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Plus the fact that Flash needs a plugin to function in browsers. HTML5 saves you the trouble. It’s much more convenient, and has more upside in the future.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah. and it is super easy to learn to code, since you sort of have everything you need in your browser, and the whole web uses it.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            But no movies are in HTML, theyre all in Flash.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            There are quite a bit in HTML5, but yes you are correct. However, HTML5 is growing in popularity and flash will be phased out year by year.

          • jjbredesen

            Yes they are i use this instead of flash all the time, mush faster! IGN’s video player and a lot of others are moving over to HTML5 now.

            https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/html5-video-for-youtube/dolajcekhnohkpncmhgledbmndjpblei

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Even Youtube is making the jump. They have the option of HTML5 just recently.

          • jjbredesen

            Yup, not that suprising as google sort of owns the web XD, and are one of the leading companies within this area, don’t like what they did to youtube, but since they make android i am ok with them.

            Also adding a video in html is super easy all you need is;

            Your browser does not support the video tag.

            All you need to do is write how big the demensions are, where the movie is in the src (shrort for source) section and your ready to go, its a lot more simple than using flash.

          • Simon Stevens

            the future yes, doesn’t help us much in the present though, there’s been certain pornos that looked so good! but alas, thar be no flash :(

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah, but the future is now! I am sure, that there will never be a console that supports it, as next gen there will be no such thing, so just use pornhub, works great on Wii U ;)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            LOL! Why Wiiudaily hasnt written an article about watching porn on the pad yet? :D

            Your Wii Porn U guide! Also with an extra article for experimental use of the Wii Motion Rumble effect.

          • jjbredesen

            lol! Yup, John Kingsley’s WiipornU guide, will be ouit soon XD, also don’t forget about the 3DPornS ;)

            I wonder if you can use the balance board to?

          • SP-937-215

            The balance board? “Now hold your Wii remote and nunchuk in front of your body at waist level and pump your hips from back to front. Try to stay within the pink line for extra points!”

  • Logan Wayman

    Does this mean BTD5 on the Wii U?

  • CP9Kaku

    I know this sounds off-topic, but I just got an Xbox One today as it is my birthday. So far, it is a lot of fun with the voice commands and hand gestures, I yet to see how the games turn out. I am downloading one right now. I already have a Wii U and I plan on eventually getting a PS4. I chose an Xbox One over the PS4 because none of the games really interest me right now. Hopefully the next Little Big Planet won’t suck like LBP Karting apparently did.

    • MachoMadness

      Not only does this sound off topic, it is off topic. I sentence you to bukkake.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Oh man.

        • Simon Stevens

          splat

      • CP9Kaku

        What I meant to say was that I WAS off-topic. There is so many fan boys, Sony, Microsoft and even Nintendo, who seem to hate the prospect of having tastes for different consoles. I love Nintendo, they are my favourite game and console manufacturer, but that doesn’t mean I can’t play some Infamous from time to time. If you can’t accept that there is people who are like that, then that’s one of your problems.

    • Superstick98

      I can probably understand why you chose the Xbox One. It has better exclusives and stuff. Like Killer Instinct and Titanfall. I prefer the PS4 but it’s good that you chose your preferred system. Especially since you’re getting a PS4 later. ;)

      • CP9Kaku

        I’m glad there is people like you who can tolerate other people liking different consoles.

    • John Andalora

      Eh, different strokes, different folks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LilMajerTheCartune Cartune

    Can I watch porn with this…. HTML 5 browser?

    • NintendoNoob

      Yes, trust me… I tried xD

    • bizzy gie

      Yes. You’re very limited, but yes.

    • Deadpool U

      You didn’t hear this from me but yes but remember you didn’t hear this from me.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Watching porn on the pad is its only usage. Nintendo should rebrand the Wii U to be a Off-TV porn machine.

      • jjbredesen

        This makes me want porn in 3D on 3DS….

        • Skelterz
          • jjbredesen

            What?? Is that real?????

            If it is, i don’t know what to say XD

          • Skelterz

            HAHAHA thtat’s the real news my friend i should be posting articles on wii u daily!!

        • SP-937-215

          I don’t understand why this hasn’t happened yet.

          • jjbredesen

            You can download 3D images, so i think it has happened?

          • SP-937-215

            But… video…

          • jjbredesen

            It can film in 3D :P

          • SP-937-215

            Best porn studio evar, lol

      • Simon Stevens

        once again Magnus, you are not wrong, xhamster, hd porn :’) it’s what the console is for

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Its only purpose :)

          • Simon Stevens

            That and youtube (when it wants to work properly), wish the Wii U had an adblock though, them porno ads

          • Shota

            XD

    • Nintendofreak

      I use my wiiu browser for porn just like 98% percent of the time u.u

    • jjbredesen

      Yeah. but it is better on 3DS, because its in 3D!

  • RyuNoHadouken

    yeah, because thats what I bought the console for…smh

    • HungryMetroid

      it’s still nice to have the option

    • bizzy gie

      I use my browser 90% of the time (I’m on it right now).

      Mainly because I don’t have a computer.

      • Joey

        LOL don’t have a computer, heh

        • bizzy gie

          Nope. Had a netbook, but it messed up for whatever reason.

      • jjbredesen

        wow, i have like 7 computers that i don’t need XD, you can have them all..

  • Skelterz

    Cool i spose but i don’t really play browser based games.

  • Marcus Larsson

    Oh look My wii u got some games

    • Deadpool U

      My has had games for a long time this must be something wrong with yours or you.

      • Marcus Larsson

        Naw only good game i’ve played on my wii u is smw3d, zombieu and batman arkham origins

        • Deadpool U

          You obviously don’t own many games.

          • Marcus Larsson

            Wii u obviously wasnt the gamepacked console i was hoping for

          • Deadpool U

            You obviously don’t know about all the great Wii U games.

          • Superstick98

            XD XD

          • Marcus Larsson

            Then why isnt it selling? ;)

          • Deadpool U

            Because Nintendo needs a better marketing department.

          • Marcus Larsson

            Finally something we agree on

    • Superstick98

      Obvious troll. XD

      • Marcus Larsson

        No a bitter wii u owner

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Yeah, Wii U is getting better and better. Nintendomination have begun.

  • Lusunup

    there was an update for the browser? when?

  • lonewolf88

    omg that means i can play runescape and other html5 rpgs on it.

  • bizzy gie

    Bookmarked. Thank you.

  • darkcreap

    Talk about slow news days… Not just at WiiU daily, but about WiiU in general. Man, we need some announcements.

  • NintendoFan

    Cool!

  • Nathan C.

    YES! I can play Super Smash Flash 2 on my Wi…

    Oh wait…dang it.

  • LopsidedPasta

    Is it just me, or has there been like, no notable gaming news in a while? Like, for any console? It seems like the entire industry is taking a time out right now. I want news!

    • FutureFox

      They’re too busy spending 3 – 5 years in development bringing you the best experience possible. Go HD 3D 60 FPS graphics w/ DLC!

    • The Clockwork Being

      Yeah the biggest news recently was Sonic and thats it!

      • C4

        January announcement, fall release. Boom. Why can’t Nintendo do something like that for Wii U. They really should have prepared better to create momentum. Now it’s even more difficult.

      • Sonic the Hedgehog

        Although I recommend that my game is released WAY after the Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros games for the Wii U. These games can help Wii U sales by a HUGE margin. That can help increase sales of my Sonic Boom games too!

    • Jack5221

      Other than Pokemon Bank FINALLY being released, and a few new screenshots of Smash Bros nothing is really going on. :-/ You’d think that by now we would have a Nintendo Direct, but so far… nothing. I feel just as bored! I need something to get excited about!!

    • jjbredesen

      Agreed, i would give anything for a Nintendo Direct, now i guess Reggie and Iwata are still not done with the vodkas….

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Nah, they are on rehab. Getting treatment for alcoholism and cocaine addiction. But they’ll soon back. As soon theyre out again theyll probably start over where they left. Iwata, Reggie and Miyamoto wont stop until they have used all Nintendo’s assets on prostitutes, drugs and drinks. They will soon be there though – please understand – be patient.

        • jjbredesen

          Yup, i am still waiting for them to bring back the love hotels… sadly i can’t bring them back, as only this account got unbanned, all other accounts on my IP’s are banned… sorry

          I also am unable to upvote comments, for some weird reason so don’t get offended if i don’t upvote you ;)

          • Arthur Jarret

            Hmm – love hotels… I would’ve picked the nurse’s office instead of the mission to mars if I was Logan…

            Anyway – love hotels were the least of nintendo’s vices:
            http://kotaku.com/5784314/the-nintendo-theyve-tried-to-forget-gambling-gangsters-and-love-hotels

            FYI – I know I still have to make a photo of my arcade table. Been busy lately making my own amp and I didn’t exactly forget, so much as — did something else in my time. I’m easily distracted (which is also why the table is half-finished… functional but taken apart again for a final coat of paint – which was supposed to happen a year ago)

            It is very easy to get distracted when you have multiple ongoing projects, a huge backlog, a bunch of aquaintances that come over spontaneously and a bunch of people who keep trying to wii U chat me since I got banned… (so: no weekly euro e-shop updates this week… although I could post it here if you or someone else would be willing to copy it to miiverse.)

            I actually do show my home-made (terrible looking) amp, arcade table, screen and game collection to those who call while I happen to look at the gamepad (I usually don’t notice due to streaming videos to my big screen).

            I hope to post some photos tonight. I also want to brag about my game collection… so I might post some pics of that, too.

          • jjbredesen

            Dam, Nintendo has done a lot of shit XD, good luck with your projekts, i am also easily distracted.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Yeah – at least I finished my amplifier, even though it looks like hey look, a squirrel.

        • Nope.avi

          Iwata warned me about people like you!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Iwata has a very deceptive expression. I wouldn’t trust a guy who looks at people like that. ;P

          • Magnus Eriksson

            What do you expect from a mug shot? He is probablystill high.

          • Haru-chan-GOT7<3

            dfg

          • rp17

            What kind of hacking is going on?

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Dont know. How do you do that btw?

          • jjbredesen

            They (the hackers) use some sort of upvote bot, that uses multible proxies so that Disqus gets tricked in to thinking that it is coming from multible computers, as for the downvotes, i am not sure how they do it, it is not manual, as i have seen the downvotes (live) on one of my posts, so they are using some sort of bot for that to, but i can’t figure out how the downvotes work… working on it though.

          • Mozellergodt

            Don’t call them hackers. The right term is “script-kiddies”, they just use tools written by someone else. Anyone could do it really.

            As for the downvotes it’s probably a script generating a pool of Disqus accounts. They don’t require a security input , and you don’t even need to confirm the email adress, so it wouldn’t be much trouble at all :P

          • jjbredesen

            True, the term Script kiddies, is verry good, i guess WUD, could just ban there IP’s from the server? Problem is it looks, like they are using proxies, so there is no real way to stop them, unless we perform an attack on there computers, but that would make us worse than theme, so i guess we should just wait til they get board..

          • Mozellergodt

            Yeah it’s kind of hard to stop it, but they could f.ex add a blacklist of known proxies. But first of all require security input when creating a Disqus account, and we would at least get rid of the downvotes.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah, that could work, but that would have to be done by the Disqus devs, as i can’t find any options in the admin site, to add any security input, and blacklisting them is not going to stop them, i was banned from here a couple of days ago, because they thought i was assoiated with a troll group, and i simply changed my IP and made a new account, then it would get banned and i would repeat, untill they understood, so for the “hackers” to do something similar would be no problem, unless WUD has someone stalk the comment section 24/7 it can’t be done, and there is no way for them to track the IP’s of the downvotes, atleast not as far as i know.

          • Mozellergodt

            Ye, has to be done by the devs I guess. I’m no expert but I’m sure there is a good solution or we would see this problem everywhere like YouTube and so on. But this has to be a known problem? I’ve only seen it on this site so far though. Only thing that can be done by WiiUDaily is making sure WordPress & all it’s plugins is completely up-to-date.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah, it is a problem only on this site as far as i am aware, but it is an easy thing to do, if you know what you are doing. since they use wordpress, it is hard for them to block people from the site, as it is wordpress that hosts the domain? I have been able to get the current IP of the hacker:193.109.199.78

          • Huxley Tanner

            That IP belongs to “TheScienceEnthusiast1130″ “AND” it is his local IP not a proxy or VPN, lazy assclown… He clicked on to a couple of tracking scripts I sent his way a few days ago and I matched that up with his email and disqus account after having commented on a mirror site I created (14 days ago… like I said, he’s lazy) to look just like their old Nintenscience comment section before @ilovegoogleglass took it down… BTW, please don’t call this stooge a “Hacker”. Insulting….

            But then, having admin rights yourself previously, you would already have known that.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah, i know its him XD, so you are the guy behind the petition? But, he does use a VPN service at times, i know he is located in the UK, but no more than that, may i ask, how you are affliated with them? Did he troll your site?

          • Huxley Tanner

            not affiliated with them at all. yes he was trolling a friends site. yes they were banned. yes they hijacked the upvotes/ downvotes. And yes they are all ass clowns, but no they are not “hackers” yet they have been “hacked”

          • jjbredesen

            Ok, well thats what they have done here. Only way to get rid of them, is to blacklist them from the server, I know that they are not hackers, as i scared the shit out of them. when they were trolling here, so i sent them some fake viruses, (.bat scripts) and they stopped trolling.

            So what have you hacked?

          • jjbredesen

            Sir, the link in your comment, is not the real site ;) Im not that stupid ;)

          • Huxley Tanner

            Young Sir :) LOL it was never mean’t to be “the real site”. Just for fun

          • readypembroke

            My mom said he looked goofy when she saw him in the latest Nintendo Direct. She really wants the new Kirby game! I do too! :D

    • AAAkabob

      Welcome to the Q1 drought

      • John Andalora

        The heck you talking about?
        I got Outlast last week for free, and I’m getting Dangan ronpa this week. Had my choice of the litter, too. Could’ve gone with Toukiden. And on the 25th, I’ll be getting Thief.

        It’s shaping up to be a fairly good month.

        • AAAkabob

          Lol it was satire. I’ve sunk many many hours into Bravely Default this weekend and it’s my favorite game of the year. Soon I’ll be getting my PS4 and I’ll never have a productive weekend again =D

          • John Andalora

            I gotta say, I’ve had fun with it. The PS4 has had my attention, an hopefully the games down the road will be a lot of fun too!

          • Shota

            damn they did a great job with the brave and default system

    • Pikachief

      It happens. Spring time. A couple of delayed or late projects get released in spring here and there, then we wait till E3 so they can announce games coming out Fall of this year and the next. It’s usually this barren till Fall cuz they want to build up as much info for events.

    • rp17

      All I have heard is Indie games like, 1001 Spikes, Shovel Knight, and Wooden Sen’SeY…

    • John Andalora

      Eh, there’s been a few new things.
      PS Plus got a new game that’s really fun for PS4 (Outlast), PS Vita has two great releases, both games being localized to the US for the first time (Toukiden and Danganronpa), new Sonic stuff (If you’re into that), Bravely Default came out, and Flappy Bird came and went like a kind of eggy fart at a party.

    • Saul Rivera

      Yeah it’s been slow everywhere…it’s mostly editor articles and not real gaming news…but here’s an interesting read anyways http://nintendoenthusiast.com/article/120-upcoming-wii-u-games-indie/

  • Xero Azure

    I randomly found out about this 2 days a go lol

  • Dáibhí wotshissurname

    Wii U could play html5 games anyways, so it’s cool to have a site dedicated to the function!

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    Meh..it’s something.

  • Donaald

    Cut The Rope seems fine but the rest are notably lagging.

  • Deadpool U
    • jjbredesen

      Yes finally some news!!!

    • Saul Rivera

      Well it’s breaking news here…

    • kevin nun—-

      These graphics though. They can do much better.

      • HungryMetroid

        I hope they’re not rushing the game just to increase sales

        • SP-937-215

          I wouldn’t worry about that. They aren’t doing ANYTHING to increase sales.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      That looked kind of shitty to be honest. It looks very rushed. I would think this picture was a fake if… is it a fake maybe?

      • Superstick98

        What did you expect from a cartoon fighting game? Crysis 3 or Battlefield 4 graphics? :/

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Yes.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I expect the Mother Brain to look better than N64 graphics

      • Deadpool U

        With the whole picture I’m only seeing a problem with Mother brain myself since there are screenshots that make the game look better.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I wasnt specific. I meant Mother Brain, the other stuff looks good.

          • Deadpool U

            I think didn’t put as much MB since she’s just a trophy or they don’t wanna gross people out by having a way too detailed brain in the game.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Still, they could have made it looking like something made for a current gen system. This one is just sloppy made.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I think it’s probably an early model of it that Sakurai wants to show us now so that we’re excited about something. I’m pretty sure it’ll get better.

  • Carlos Webster

    Hey guys! I have great news! We may have a new combatant in the console war ring, and I’m talking about Apple! You see there’s currently a rumor going around that the next Apple TV will be a games console, by being able to download games natively on its own App Store, without the need for Airplay. If this is true, then it’s great because 1. it means more competition, and 2. I feel Apple is the only one who can stop the evil Xbox brand (Microsoft is only beating them in the Windows vs. Mac OS X rivalry, anyway). P. S.: another part of the rumor is that you will be able to use Bluetooth controllers provided by third parties as your Apple TV video gaming controllers.

  • Johny

    slow news time huh….for ANY company/console :|

    • Pikachief

      I just want TitanFall info :’( It comes out in a month and we still are in the dark for most of the game :/ I just want season pass details, beta info, a map count, a detailed description on how the campaign works, etc.

      All we know is that the game is online only, will have DLC, will have 3 titans, and we’ve seen 2 maps. That’s it.

    • John Andalora

      Then turn to game releases.
      Outlast on PS4 last week, Dangan ronpa this week, Thief on the 25th, Brave Default last week, DKCR on the 21st.

      News might be slow, but games are starting to finally come in.

  • guest

    umm, we have been able to play these games on the wii u since its release.

  • Link of all time

    tried it, let me know when its better

  • Jonathan Dogey

    These games don’t work. I load up pacman and pacman won’t move. my joysticks and dpad just move everything they normally move on ANY website.

  • steveb944

    It works pretty well. I spent too much time on there just now instead of jumping into W101

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GamersTreeHouse2013?feature=watch GamersTreeHouse2013

    I doubt I would use this feature myself as I have a PC I use often BUT I think this is great for those without one. As a kid I would have loved my game consoles to be able to hook up to the net so I can play other games while I wait for my next birthday to get my next game from my parents :) I beat Tekken 2 waaaaay to many times hehe

  • Skelterz
  • ~OMEGA~

    :D this is awesome!

    now we just need adblock wii u

  • Brennero Pardo Centanaro

    games run slowly. Just played Pacman and it takes forever to eat all those dots. Any game that can be played really good?

  • LJay

    Who wants to use their Wiiu to play this trash?

  • Fierce-Deity Link

    meh games and they run slowly.. hardly news worthy imo ;p

  • Roman

    Yea… I tried these on the WiiU, every one I tried was SUPER lagy. Sucks. We need flash support.