Features: Why I Rarely Choose Multiplayer in Games

Why I Rarely Choose Multiplayer in Games
Friday, October 31, 2014

I'll be greedy and take the whole screen for myself...

Video games have always been a personal experience to me. Yes, of course I've enjoyed mutliplayer in games such as Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros., but for me, the real video game experience comes when I play by myself. Think of video games like living by yourself, or being at home by yourself. You can do what you want. Nobody is there to...

Wii U News: Super Smash Bros. Wii U Release Date Changed in Europe

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Looks like Europeans won't have to wait 'til Christmas anymore...

Good news! Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that those awaiting Super Smash Bros. for Wii U won't have to wait much longer as the game's european release date has been moved to November 28...much sooner than the game's planned release of sometime in December. https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/528124243695771648 In a series of...

Rumor: Bowser, Pikmin, and Tom Nook Amiibos Spotted?

Amiibo Cross-game compatibility
Friday, October 31, 2014

amiibos may be coming to you soon!

As shown above, we are looking at an official Nintendo kiosk usually found in many retail stores spread across Japan. This is an interesting find, as we can clearly see the imaged silhouettes of familiar and yet unconfirmed characters. https://twitter.com/lucasmthomas/status/527838000919887872/ We are expecting amiibos to launch right...

3DS News: Keiji Inafune Seeking Kickstarter Funding for Mighty No. 9 DLC

Mighty No. 9 Comcept Interview
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Will require an additional $190k

If you're a die-hard Mega Man, chances are you've heard of a little title called Mighty No. 9, a game on Kickstarter that managed to raise over $3.9M. Now, Keiji Inafune (creator of Mega Man and Mighty No. 9) is planning to create additional DLC for the game in hopes of growing the game's fandom, but there's a catch...he'll need $190k to do...

Nintendo News: Nintendo’s “QOL” Plans Include Sleep Sensor

Nintendo QOL Sleep Sensor
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Analyzes sleep patterns and fatigue

During the previously mentioned financial results briefing, Nintendo announced the first product in their "Quality of Life" business, which was talked about earlier this year. Through a partnership with medical equipment company ResMed, Nintendo plans on releasing a sleep sensor, which measures and analyses a user's sleep patterns and fatigue....

Wii U News: Tengami Coming to the Wii U eShop on November 13

Tengami Wii U eShop November 13
Thursday, October 30, 2014

A beautiful adventure game set inside a Japanese pop-up book

Developer Nyamyam has announced that their beautiful pop-up book adventure game Tengami will be coming to the Wii U eShop on November 13th in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand set at a price of around $9.99 / £6.99 / €7.99. Tengami takes players on a beautiful and serene journey through ancient Japan. The developers have...

Nintendo News: Sakurai Discusses the Amount of Work Required to Develop Smash Bros. Games

Masahiro Sakurai
Thursday, October 30, 2014

"I’m not young anymore so I can’t push myself like I did then"

In the latest issue of popular gaming magazine Famitsu, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai answered a few questions about the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game. In his column, Sakurai also reflected on how much time, effort and dedication was required to make this game a reality. Sakurai-san began by saying the...

Wii U News: “Pre-Download” Service Coming to Wii U; Starting Off With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Smash Bros. Wii U Release Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Service headed to the 3DS next year

During their semi-annual financial results briefing, Nintendo revealed that they would be implementing a "pre-download" service for the Wii U alongside the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on November 21st. This pre-download service will allow you to download games before their release date, however, you will not be able to launch...

3DS Reviews: The Legend of Dark Witch Review (3DS eShop)

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7Trick or Treat?
Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Witchy Woman trying to be Mega Man

"O Mega Man, Mega Man, wherefore art thou Mega Man?" That's what I kept saying to myself while playing The Legend of Dark Witch. There's so many moments in this witchy side-scroller that almost scratched my Blue Bomber itch, but never quite so. All the right components are in place--gripping boss fights, expressive enemies, solid physics--and yet...

Nintendo News: Satoru Iwata Returns to Work After Surgery

mario iwata luigi
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

“Directly” as usual!

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, has stated he has recovered from his most recent surgery he underwent back in June. They discovered a tumor in his bile duct. It’s good to see he still carries his usual high-spirited attitude, given this situation. During his medical leave and period of recovery, he has been working throughout his leave of absence...