Second Amiibo Wave Incoming, More Game Compatibility

Second Amiibo Wave Incoming, More Game Compatibility

Our wallets are ready

Alongside today's news about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo has also announced new information about the amiibo. The first news came in the form of a second wave of figurines launching in December. This second wave will feature: Zelda Diddy Kong Luigi Little Mac Pit Captain... read more

Smash Bros. For 3DS Smashes Sales Charts, Wii U Release Date Announced

Smash Bros. For 3DS Smashes Sales Charts, Wii U Release Date Announced

This game's winner is...

Nintendo has announced this morning that worldwide sales for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has already exceeded 2.8 million units. These strong sales numbers for the first handheld outing for the Super Smash Bros. series are sure to help Nintendo have a strong holiday season. Not to stop at simply announcing the... read more

Adventures of Pip Evolves Funding, Coming to Wii U

Adventures of Pip Evolves Funding, Coming to Wii U

Retro devolution

Kickstarter has opened the doors for many developers to make their way onto the console gaming scene. One of the most notable success stories from Kickstarter is that of Yacht Club Games and their title, Shovel Knight. Yesterday the latest Wii U bound indie game successfully ended its Kickstarter... read more

Nexis Games Unearths UCraft Teaser

Nexis Games Unearths UCraft Teaser

Powered by imagination

Nexis Games surprised Wii U gamers today with an early look at their upcoming eShop exclusive, UCraft. The short teaser came after an announcement yesterday that the game's first trailer would release on October 15th. This first look shows that the game will use "realistic materials" and features much faster... read more

Shut the Box review

Shut the Box review

Where's the Box?

I really wasn't sure what to expect coming into Shut the Box. The Wii U has a great track record with indie titles though, so I kept an open mind. The screens I was greeted with on the eShop gave me hope for a puzzle title that could keep me entertained for weeks to come. Upon booting up the game I was... read more

Pokemon gets in the Halloween spirit with Pumpkaboo

Pokemon gets in the Halloween spirit with Pumpkaboo

A Super Spooky Wi-Fi event

Nintendo began distribution of its latest Wi-Fi event Pokemon yesterday, with the release of a Super Size Pumpkaboo. Released to promote the Trick-or-Treat Friendly, a ghost-type battle competition, Pumpkaboo is level 50 and comes in a Cherish Ball. It has the moves Trick-or-Treat, a move exclusive to... read more

Mega Rayquaza revealed for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Mega Rayquaza revealed for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Mega Hype!

Today Nintendo revealed the latest Mega Pokemon for the upcoming remakes of 2003's Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. Rayquaza, the mascot for 2005's Pokemon Emerald, was shown to Mega Evolve and feature a new ability and attack. Mega Rayquaza's new ability, Delta Current, is a permanent weather ability that... read more

Minecraft Inspired Titles Tunnel Toward Wii U

Minecraft Inspired Titles Tunnel Toward Wii U

In lieu of Steve

Back in August we learned that 4J studios has no further plans to release Minecraft beyond the recent PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions of the game. This news, coupled with the recent announcement of Mojang being acquired by Microsoft has extinguished any hope of the title ever seeing the light of day on... read more

Plantinum's Kamiya Explains Why Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U Exclusive

Plantinum's Kamiya Explains Why Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U Exclusive

Multiple publishers passed on sequel

The first Bayonetta was available on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, so many fans were stunned when its sequel was announced as a Wii U exclusive. Many expressed their outrage, and called for a boycott of the game, while others demanded answers from Platinum Games as to why the game would be appearing only... read more

Sakurai Explains Why Smash Bros. for 3DS Doesn't Support Circle Pad Pro

Sakurai Explains Why Smash Bros. for 3DS Doesn't Support Circle Pad Pro

Due to limitations in processing power

It was revealed earlier this month that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will not support the Circle Pad Pro add-on. Many fans were disappointed by this news and commented on how the c-stick on the upcoming New 3DS would be supported, which in theory, would give players an unfair advantage on that system. Well,... read more

Bayonetta 2 Sales Off to a Slow Start

Bayonetta 2 Sales Off to a Slow Start

Unable to cast her spell on Japanese gamers

It's been two weeks since the critical acclaimed Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 released in Japan. Unfortunately, no one seemed to notice, as evidenced by its disappointing sale numbers. According to 4Gamer, the game debuted at number three on the game chart with a total of 38,828. Cracking the top three is... read more

Fan Project Attempts to Remake Ocarina of Time in 2D

Fan Project Attempts to Remake Ocarina of Time in 2D

What's old is new again

Zelda: Ocarina of Time is often cited as one the best games of all time, and Nintendo is fully aware of that fact. They know they can re-release the game numerous times and people will continue to buy it! Seriously, since its original release on the N64, the game has made it onto the GameCube,Virtual... read more

Koei Tecmo Europe Says Fatal Frame isn't Getting Localized

Koei Tecmo Europe Says Fatal Frame isn't Getting Localized

Will remain a Japan-only exclusive

Last week I reported that during a recent stream for Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven, viewers pointed out certain "hints" that indicated the game was going to be released outside of Japan. Many fans were optimistic that (for the first time in eight years) a main Fatal Frame game would see a wider... read more

Is Fatal Frame 5 Getting Localized?

Is Fatal Frame 5 Getting Localized?

Recent stream offers some hints

Earlier today Nintendo held a live-stream of Fatal Frame 5 on the Japanese website Niconico, giving gamers their first real in-depth look at the game. While the game is scheduled for release tomorrow in Japan, there has been no mention of any sort of localization. However, some hints on the stream indicate... read more

Nintendo to Live-Stream Upcoming Fatal Frame

Nintendo to Live-Stream Upcoming Fatal Frame

Will take place tomorrow

According to Nintendo's Japanese site, a live-stream of the upcoming Fatal Frame will take place at Niconico on September 27th starting at midnight in Japan. That's 11am Eastern / 8am Pacific tomorrow for American viewers and 4pm for UK viewers. So far the game has only been announced for Japan.... read more

Spy Chameleon new screenshots

Spy Chameleon new screenshots

Happy Birthday Nintendo

Happy Birthday Nintendo

Turns 125 today

Happy Birthday, Nintendo! That's right: the legendary Japanese video game company turns 125 years old today. Not too bad for a company that is always thought to be doomed. It would take hours for me to surmise the unique history of this company. From their days as a love hotel company (seriously, look it... read more

Smash Bros 3DS Demo Now Available in the West

Smash Bros 3DS Demo Now Available in the West

Download the demo today

The demo for upcoming fighter Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS has finally been released in Western countries. Codes for the demo had originally only been sent out randomly to Club Nintendo members. The demo will let you play as five characters. Mario, Link, Villager, Pikachu and Mega Man and you can... read more

Cancelled Mario Game Unearthed

Cancelled Mario Game Unearthed

Was going to be a volleyball/wrestling hybrid

The nice folks over at Unseen64 were able to dig up concept art and footage of a cancelled Mario volleyball/wrestling hybrid game. The game, titled Super Mario Spikers, was planned for release on the Wii, and was being developed by Next Level Games (the masterminds of the Mario Strikers series). According... read more

The Fall review

The Fall review

Control an AI controlling a human - there's a meta joke to be made

It's strange how quickly the concept of crowdfunding has integrated itself into video game culture. What was originally a novel experiment soon became an instrumental part of the Indie game movement, leading to both critical successes as well as controversial failures. Even former pioneers of game... read more

Poker on the Wii

Read 'em and weep

Titles like World Championship Poker and World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions are a hit on the Wii. Check out poker bonus source, an online guide to playing poker online as well as casino games. The website includes where to play Blackjack with AMEX as well as a variety of payment methods accepted at both poker sites and online casinos. Gaming in online casinos is fun and sometimes profitable.
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