Features: What Hast Thou Beenst Playing? May 22nd

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Friday, May 22, 2015

It was a dark and stormy night...

Welcome to the second installment of Always Nintendo's newest weekly feature. It's a smaller group than usual this week, but we're back to share what amazing, or hamazing depending on who you ask, games we're up to. Be sure to share with us what you're playing in the comments. Because after all, we're all some kind of gamer. Natalie I...

News: PSA: Splatoon’s Final Global Testfire Starts Tomorrow

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Friday, May 22, 2015

You'll get caught up in the Testfire

One week away from its launch, Splatoon has been blessed with one last beta test. The upcoming shooter's final Global Testfire, an online-only multiplayer affair to test server load, will commence on May 23rd. Depending on your time zone, the proceedings run thus: 3pm PST 6pm EST 11pm BST 12am CEST As with the previous Testfire, the...

News: How to Get Unlimited StreetPasses From Home (Tutorial)

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lazy people rejoice!

Have you ever wanted to get unlimited StreetPasses from the comfort of your home? Well, I have, and I've discovered RelayMyHome. RelayMyHome is a program that you can download to your Mac, allowing you to get hundreds of Streetpasses from all over the world every day. It's incredibly useful if you want to use all the features that StreetPass has...

3DS Reviews: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition Review

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition Review
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Is it worth it?

When Puzzle and Dragons Z and Puzzle and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition was first announced, I was honestly not too excited. There was nothing about the game that appealed to me at all. It looked like another generic puzzler just with a Mario skin to help sell the title. To me, it served as filler content in the Nintendo Direct it was...

News: New StreetPass Mii Plaza Update Rolling Out

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Prepare your bug swatters

Following last month's major update, a smaller update has launched for Streetpass Mii Plaza. This update apparently fixes a few bugs and improves stability. It's not necessarily the biggest update, but it's good to see that Nintendo is dedicated to the overall functionality/stability of the application. What do you want to see from the next big...

News: Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut Coming to Wii U This Summer

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

New expansion of physics puzzle favourite out this summer

Game developer Grip Games has recently unveiled a trailer for their upcoming game, Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut. When Q.U.B.E. ('Quick Understanding of Block Extrusion') opens, you wake up in a mystery-filled spaceship, your only hope to find your way home is to manipulate a collection of physics-bending blocks to explore the ship, and solve all the...

News: Nintendo Japan Adding New Premium White 32GB Wii U in June

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Discontinuing the basic white 8GB edition

In 2012, the Wii U launched with two standard editions: A basic white edition which came with 8GB of storage, and a deluxe edition which came with 32GB of storage. I guess things weren't going to well for the basic edition, because Nintendo of Japan has now decided to discontinue it and replace it with a premium/deluxe edition white 32GB Wii U...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights for May 21st

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Plumbers & Dragons

This week's eShop update gives us a ton of Wii U downloads, a 3DS puzzle combo pack, and plenty of 3DS discounts. The headliner this week, of course, is the long-last release of Puzzles & Dragons on 3DS. This combo package combines 2013's P&D Z with a Super Mario Bros. Edition, without those pesky micro-transactions. The Wii U...

News: Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Launching in 2016

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Latest Chapter in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Series Coming to the Nintendo 3DS

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today the upcoming release of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the latest installment of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series that has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will be available in North America in late...

News: New Update for Miiverse Improves Activity Feed

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Or does it?

A new Miiverse update has launched, bringing some much-needed improvements to the activity feed. According to Tom from Nintendo, the update will improve the loading speed of the activity feed, but at a cost: only the newest post of your friends and users you are following will be in the feed. Full statement: Hello Miiverse, Tom here! I'm here to...