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News: Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC

"Kinda breaks the magic"

In these days of rapid fire communication via social media, it's not uncommon for somebody to hastily post something to the world and get themselves into trouble. More often than not these gaffs are made by individuals, not those working on social media teams for multinational video game publishers such as Ubisoft. At 12:17...

News: Nintendo UK Gets Help from Boy Band The Vamps to Advertise Tomodachi Life

Nintendo UK Gets Help from Boy Band The Vamps to Advertise Tomodachi Life

Vamping up the gameplay

Indie pop group The Vamps have teamed up with Nintendo in order to promote the less-than-usual life simulator Tomodachi Life for 3DS. The campaign will show the band's exploits with the game and shows off the wacky experiences that can be had on your island. Nintendo aims to appeal to a younger female audience with this...

News: Win a Hometown Story T-Shirt Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

Win a Hometown Story T-Shirt Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

This is a story of the sprite Pochica

The ever-generous Rising Star Games is giving you the opportunity to win one of five Hometown Story T-shirts featuring a pattern of Hometown Story characters, Brady Bunch grid-style, set off in the center with the genuine by-hand signature of Yasuhiro Wada, the father of the Harvest Moon series: To enter,...

Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Another chance for glory

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in each of those Tournaments then progressing to the...

News: Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

A treat for the old eardrums

Music from video games is something that not many people outside the gaming circle really recognise or appreciate, so it's all the more encouraging when groups of people – be they large or small – band together in order to create a new experience from established melodies. Many of the classic themes from the Metroid...

News: Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

That's not a swing you see every day!

The voice of Mario, Charles Martinet has recently set up an account on Vine where within the space of 24 hours he's already shared some awesomely creative micro-video clips. Using dancing figurines of Mario, Luigi and Wario he breathes live into his surroundings. 58 year old talented voice actor Martinet...

Review: Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

The chips are bringing us down

Adding RPG elements to a beloved side-scrolling franchise may seem like a stroke of insanity, but Mega Man has enjoyed more than a few titles that play off this idea while still retaining the atmosphere and challenge of the core series. Even a certain red plumber has proved that the transition can pay off, fleshing out...

Weirdness: Slowpoke Reggae Exists, and it's Terrifying

Slowpoke Reggae Exists, and it's Terrifying

Kind of catchy, still nightmare inducing

Everyone's Friday jut got a little weirder with the official Pokémon YouTube channel's latest post, a nearly four minute reggae epic of Slowpoke doing Slowpoke things like attempting to swallow other Slowpokes' tails, Busby Berkeley water number-style: One theory states that this video is related to an...

News: GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nintendo"

GameStop President Says "Don't Bet Against Nintendo"

"I would also not sell Amiibo short"

It's safe to say that Nintendo's Wii U hasn't been universally acclaimed by gamers and developers alike, but then again what console has? GameStop's president Tony Bartel expressed his opinions on the Japanese giant's latest hardware. We've been very consistent every time we're asked about the Wii U, really...

News: Alphadia Genesis Set to Begin at the Beginning in North America

Alphadia Genesis Set to Begin at the Beginning in North America

Natsume releasing the RPG on Wii U eShop this Fall

Natsume has released more information on Alphadia Genesis, an upcoming RPG release that will hit consoles exclusively on the Wii U eShop. According to the publisher, the story takes place 15 years after the Energi Wars, a torrid affair where clones were used as weapons. The kingdoms of Augustine...

Interview: Zen Studios Outlines Its Ongoing Support for Wii U

Zen Studios Outlines Its Ongoing Support for Wii U

"We are aiming for Wii U parity in the future with updates and new tables"

The Wii U eShop has seen a growing library of games from various publishers and developers since the console launched in November 2012, and among the most supportive studios — in terms of the number of titles released — has been Zen Studios. Zen Pinball 2 is one of very...

Nintendo Download: 21st August (North America)

21st August (North America)

Free Disney Infinity, Mega Man, Demon's Box, BlazBlue, Discounts and more

That time has come once again, North American gamers, for details of the downloadable treats coming to Wii U and 3DS this week. There's a major surprise with a retail freebie on Wii U, while there are a couple of new titles on the 3DS eShop and some excellent Virtual Console...