News: Why You Should Be Excited About HAL Laboratory’s Boxboy

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The boxy puzzler finally heads westward this spring

Pushmo, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Mutant Mudds... That's not the sound of a stark raving madman, those are the names of digital downloads on the 3DS eShop, and darn good ones at that. It takes a certain spark to elevate an eShop download to that of "must-play". Add Boxboy to that list of luminaries. Having launched in Japan earlier this year,...

amiibo: Nintendo and Best Buy Team Up for New 3DS XL Hands-On Event March 7th

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Try before you (best) buy

Nintendo has a good habit of encouraging 3DS owners to leave the comfort of their home to traverse to Nintendo Zones across the land. These Wi-Fi hot spots specialize in passing along Street-and SpotPass tags. They also like to collaborate with specific retailers to incentive those 3DS owners to do business with said retailer, as with retailer...

News: Rock Band 4 Project Managers Explains Why There’s No Wii U Version

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Not enough demand

In a not-so-well-hidden surprise this morning, Rock Band 4 was announced by Harmonix, bringing back the band for a next-gen round of rhythm-action gaming. This marks the first full Rock Band since Rock Band 3 hit in 2010, apart from 2012's download-only Rock Band Blitz. While it is confirmed to launch on PS4 and Xbox One, the Wii U remains unloved...

News: Once Bitten, Twice Dead Announced for the Wii U eShop

Once Bitten Twice Dead Wii U eShop
Thursday, March 5, 2015

An action-adventure/survival butt-kicking zombie simulator

Australian game developer Dark Day Interactive has announced that Once Bitten, Twice Dead will be arriving on the Wii U eShop later this year. Once Bitten, Twice Dead is an action-adventure/survival game that tasks players with surviving zombie hordes and finding a way to make it to the next day alive. Check out the trailer for Once Bitten,...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights for March 5th

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cross-buy will make ya jump jump

This is a special week for Nintendo fans, because it marks the debut of cross-buy on the Wii U and 3DS eShops. You get both OlliOlli and a new Mario Vs. Donkey Kong on either platform no matter which system you choose. In other releases, Azure Striker Gunvolt gets a demo and a New 3DS update and Sky Kid joins the Virtual Console alongside the...

News: Octodad: Dadliest Catch Coming to Wii U This Summer

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

No specific day of release yet

It's recently been announced that Octodad: Dadliest Catch will be coming to the Wii U eShop this summer! The game was already available on Steam and Playstation 4, but now Nintendo fans will have the chance to see what this wacky game is all about. Octodad: Dadliest Catch tells...

News: Runbow Gets a New Gameplay Trailer + New Character Reveal

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A colorful 9-player brawler

Game developer 13AM Games has revealed some new details about their upcoming game Runbow. "Race the Runbow, Taste the Runbow with a whole new set of characters that will invade indie game developer 13AM Games upcoming chaotic, action party game, Runbow, including a new female character named Val. Already containing a never-before seen color...

News: Meme Run Possibly Pulled From eShop Over Copyright Issues

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Meme Run has been somewhat controversial since its late-2014 launch on Wii U. The notorious endless runner combined an abundance of meme imagery with terrible gameplay. It seems, as discovered on reddit, that the game has suddenly been pulled from the Wii U eShop, and its Miiverse community shuttered simultaneously. While no reason has been given,...

News: Gone Home No Longer In Development For Consoles

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

There would have been no place like Home, but alas

Last August, a Nintendo Unity presentation stealthily announced that the indie PC darling Gone Home was coming to Wii U. That was last August, however, and we've heard little on the status of the release since. Sadly, the chance of a console was not to last. In a live stream with Kinda Funny Games, the game's designer Steve Gaynor revealed that...

News: Latest 3DS System Update Adds Stability, Takes Away Internet Browser Hacks

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To protect the world from digital devastation

Last night, Nintendo pushed out the new 3DS firmware v9.5.0-23, citing added "system stability". While that is nothing new, people quickly discovered the real reason the patch was out. Lately, people had been utilizing the Internet Browser on the standard 3DS/XL/2DS to achieve nefarious ends. Some of the hacks that have been shut out...