News: Nintendo is Already Working on Their Next Home Console

Nintendo Console Timeline
Friday, December 19, 2014

"Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems"

The Wii U isn't too old (in terms of console aging) only being released back in 2012. Owners of Nintendo's current home console have been treated with titles such as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 with more awesome titles coming in 2015, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo's hardware groups from coming up with ideas for the...

News: Miyamoto Hints that Discontinued Amiibo May Return as Cards

Friday, December 19, 2014

Still thinking about the future of amiibo

Amiibo is off to a good start, but it's also been in short supply. Certain figures seem to be gone forever from shelves, and the whole of Wave 2 is still not out in most retailers. As part of a larger interview with the Associated Press, Shigeru Miyamoto discussed amiibo and its future. As it turns out, Nintendo is still experimenting with their...

3DS Reviews: Fairune Review (3DS eShop)

8So Fetch
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fetching Fantasy: All the Puzzles

Fetch quests don't exactly have a sparkling reputation. If you were to check a thesaurus for the word 'entertaining,' you'd also find antonyms like 'boring' and 'dull' before eventually stumbling upon 'fetch quest' right next to 'snoozefest.' Regardless, fetch quests are everywhere because snickering game designers love keeping players and...

News: Miyamoto Discusses Zelda Wii U’s Massive Open World

Zelda U Open World
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Was prevented from creating open worlds in the past by lack of hardware power

In the first interview we've seen regarding Zelda U. YouTuber iJustine got the chance to sit down with Shigeru Miyamoto and talk about the game's massive open world. Miyamoto began by discussing how Nintendo had tried to create an open world "feel" in previous The Legend of Zelda installments because of limited hardware capabilities at the...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights for December 18th

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Like a Big Boss

We've arrived at the final eShop update before Christmas, and so we have some digital retail releases, Mega discounts, and a whole lot of eShop games. Of the notable new releases this week, Konami finally launches Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater on digital, Capcom unleashes the incredibly difficult Mega Man Zero on Virtual Console, and EnjoyUp...

Opinion: Second Opinion: Xeodrifter (3DS eShop)

Xeodrifter 3DS eShop Release Date
Thursday, December 18, 2014

How a well-made game falls short of the series that it so closely tries to resemble

Xeodrifter, a game made by developer Renegade Kid is a retro style, side-scoller adventure that draws its inspiration from classic 2D Metroid games. Right off the bat Xeodrifter excels at providing a polished gameplay experience that is reminiscent of its inspiration while also providing its own unique experience. Much like past Metroid games,...

News: PSA: Nintendo Celebrates Mega Man Anniversary with eShop Sale

Mega Man Legends Smash Bros. 4 Pic of the Day
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Let's power up!

The iconic NES platformer Mega Man just turned 27 years old today. The Capcom release was released in Japan on December 17th, 1987. Nintendo of America, in utmost solidarity, wishes to celebrate the oft-ignored Blue Bomber with a slew of discounts on his classic games. Not only that, but another classic Mega Man title launched today to coincide:...

Features: 9 Underrated Nintendo Games That Deserve More Attention

Nintendo Nostalgia
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Did your title make the list?

  There are many unknown games out there. Some have pleased critics and others haven't so much, yet they often go unnoticed. I believe that there are so many games out there that deserve far more attention. In this list, you'll see some titles that could be considered cult hits, and you'll see some that you may dislike yourself - and that's...

News: Bandai Namco Games Receives a New Name Change

Bandai Namco Entertainment
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Time to be confused again

On April 1, Japanese game publisher Bandai Namco will be changing its full company name from "Bandai Namco Games" to "Bandai Namco Entertainment". Here's what the publisher behind games like One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X had to say: “This change in our name allows us to redefine the scope of our business as lying not solely just within...