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Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Holiday Season

Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Holiday Season

To borrow Nintendo's slogan, The Time Is Now

We're approaching a time of year defined by many things. Great times with friends and family, lots of food and plenty of fun. Of course, before the big Holiday itself we have lots of shopping and — with that — plenty of choices to make. For gamers there are a number of treats on offer, with...

Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk

Sonic, It's Time to Talk

Tom Whitehead bemoans the blue blur's struggles

A grim reality struck me this week. A new Sonic game was out and I couldn't, personally, care less. If brief demo time and video footage wasn't evidence enough, the word of those in the team that own Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was enough to convince me that it wasn't worth my time or money. When both...

News: Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Controller Adapters at the Moment

Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Controller Adapters at the Moment

According to EB Games Canada, at least

If you've been able to pick up a GameCube Controller Adapter for your Wii U Smash enjoyment, you might just be a lucky quick adopter. The accessory is sold out in a number of places in North America, and a quick check online of stores such as Best Buy and GameStop are turning up nothing but Iinternet...

Review: Chat-A-Lot (3DS eShop)

Chat-A-Lot (3DS eShop)

Textual healing or vocal underperformity?

Want to turn your 3DS into a social device that allows you and your friends to exchange text messages and partake in voice chat while collaborating on doodles? That’s the experience that Chat-A-Lot advertises, and while it delivers in some regards, overall this simple application falls very flat. Part of...

News: Mario & Donkey Kong Double Set and Nintendo Pocket Football Heading to Retail in Europe

Mario & Donkey Kong Double Set and Nintendo Pocket Football Heading to Retail in Europe

Boxes with download codes, no cart

In the past year or so we've seen Nintendo make a variety of moves, across different regions, to promote key eShop titles in stores. The UK market has a number of download games available as code cards in GAME stores, for example, while the NES Remix Pack is coming to North America on Wii U. It's a growing list of...

News: This Mario Kart 8 Badge Set Brings Some Extra Style to Club Nintendo

This Mario Kart 8 Badge Set Brings Some Extra Style to Club Nintendo

Available right now in Europe and Australia

Club Nintendo sometimes gets criticism for not providing regular updates of neat collectibles, but the latest arrival in Europe and Australia may satisfy those with some Stars to spend — there's now a Mario Kart 8 badge set. A rather nice presentation box, pictured above, contains three metal badges...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Storm Japanese Charts, New 3DS Sales Climb in Unison

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Storm Japanese Charts, New 3DS Sales Climb in Unison

There's 1,500,000 or more to see

Not content with securing first place in the Japanese sales charts, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire also managed to secure second place as well with the Double Pack variation. This amounts to over 1,500,000 physical sales for the monster-catching experience in its first week of sales, an astounding feat which...

Weirdness: This Back To The Future-Style VR Hoverboard Game Uses The Wii Fit Balance Board

This Back To The Future-Style VR Hoverboard Game Uses The Wii Fit Balance Board

"The Wii Fit board is actually a really awesome device"

The Back to the Future series is packed with memorable moments, but one of the most iconic has to be the hoverboard sequence in the second movie. Inspired by the classic film, Australian developer Kieran Lord has created Hoverboards Inc, a title built in Unity that uses Oculus Rift and the Wii...

Weirdness: A Fox amiibo Placed Rather Well in a Tournament, Crushing Mere Mortals

A Fox amiibo Placed Rather Well in a Tournament, Crushing Mere Mortals

Smashing like a fox...

We've little doubt that a number of gamers in North America are already mastering the intricacies of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, while plenty are surely training up their favourite amiibo to accompany them. Of course, those that consider themselves to be serious players will question just how good the amiibo can get. Based...

News: Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hookshot And Mario Galaxy's Planets Come Under Scrutiny

Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hookshot And Mario Galaxy's Planets Come Under Scrutiny

Don't watch the Zelda video if you're squeamish

We all know that video games are pure fantasy, and that they should rarely be considered accurate representations of reality. Even so, it's fascinating to consider how popular franchises would fare if they were governed by the proper laws of the universe. If you've ever wondered what games would be...

News: Assets For Cancelled Nintendo DS Version Of Crash Tag Team Racing Emerge

Assets For Cancelled Nintendo DS Version Of Crash Tag Team Racing Emerge

Was apparently only months from completion

Back in 2005 Sierra released Crash Tag Team Racing on a variety of formats, including the Nintendo GameCube. The game was a sequel of sorts to the well-received PlayStation classic Crash Team Racing and its follow-up Crash Nitro Kart, and was also due to hit the Nintendo DS at the same time. That port...

Review: Picross e5 (3DS eShop)

Picross e5 (3DS eShop)

Another pack of Picross

While the first few Picross e games mixed things up a little with slightly different modes each time, the previous game in the series — Picross e4 — didn't do anything unique; it simply brought back all of those previous special modes. Picross e5 also plays it safe and is essentially an expansion of the previous game,...

News: 1.5 Million Copies Of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Sold In Japan Within Three Days

1.5 Million Copies Of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Sold In Japan Within Three Days

Gotta sell 'em all!

With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire being two of the most anticipated 3DS releases of 2014 – as well as one of the most requested remakes from the Pokémon line – it comes as no surprise that over 1.5 million copies of the latest entries in the series have been sold in Japan within the first three days of its...

Review: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Donkey wish your girlfriend was Kong like me?

Having stunned audiences with Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, Rare had an awful lot to live up to on the final entry of the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! sees the titular hero take centre stage after being second to the delightful...