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Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash Bros. Tourneys

How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash Bros. Tourneys

The good, the bad and the fun

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U now has online Tourneys. Ever since the feature was announced during the '50 things' Nintendo Direct prior to the game's release, it's had some fans dreaming of competitive online battles. Now that the feature is here we can see whether it delivers on that promise; as with so many things,...

News: Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Tourneys, YouTube uploads and new DLC

Earlier this week we shared the exciting news around the major Super Smash Bros. update, due on both the Wii U and 3DS versions. Set for 31st July (which it is at the time of writing in Europe and Japan, for example) it's now gone live in both versions of the game. It's a fairly meaty update, taking over five...

News: Puzzle Platformer Hue Bringing Some Much-Needed Colour To The Wii U eShop Next Year

Puzzle Platformer Hue Bringing Some Much-Needed Colour To The Wii U eShop Next Year

Colour me excited

UK publisher Curve Digital has confirmed that it is bringing indie title Hue to consoles early next year. A unique puzzle platformer which allows you to shift the colour of the level to overcome traps and hazards, Hue has already gained a lot of attention on the indie dev circuit. Here's what Fiddlesticks Creative Director Henry...

News: Astral Breakers Is Bringing Old-School Puzzle Action To The Wii U eShop Next Week

Astral Breakers Is Bringing Old-School Puzzle Action To The Wii U eShop Next Week

It's in the stars

Those of you who have enjoyed playing the likes of Tetris, Columns or Puzzle Bobble against another human opponent will know that this sort of competitive play offers a buzz that few other genres can match - and developer Intropy Games is of the opinion that we don't see enough of this kind of action puzzler these days. Therefore,...

News: Super Smash Bros. Evo 2015 Champ ZeRo Is Joining Team SoloMid

Super Smash Bros. Evo 2015 Champ ZeRo Is Joining Team SoloMid

"I had a lot of very interesting offers from a wide selection of teams"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U champ Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios has been signed to eSports organisation Team SoloMid, it has been confirmed today. The Chilean player has a winning streak of 39 tournaments and recently emerged victorious at this year's EVO event. He was previously...

News: Brave Tank Hero Rolling Onto The 3DS eShop On August 11th

Brave Tank Hero Rolling Onto The 3DS eShop On August 11th

Wii U eShop version to follow "in the coming weeks"

Natsume has confirmed that it is releasing the 3DS version of Arc System Works' Brave Tank Hero on August 11th in North America. The game is also coming to the Wii U eShop, and will launch on that platform in a few weeks. Here's some information on the game, direct from Natsume itself: It's up...

News: Fire Emblem Meets Front Mission In Galaxy Robo, A Freshly Fan-Translated SNES RPG

Fire Emblem Meets Front Mission In Galaxy Robo, A Freshly Fan-Translated SNES RPG

Robot rock

Not a week seems to pass without another Super Famicom RPG getting translated by devoted fans, and this particular week it's the turn of Copya Systems' Galaxy Robo, a turn-based strategy title that was published in Japan by Imagineer in 1994. Playing like a cross between Fire Emblem and Square's Front Mission, Galaxy Robo has been...

News: Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Than Expected Sales, Amid Calls For A Speedy Leadership Decision

Nintendo Stock Value Rises Following Better Than Expected Sales, Amid Calls For A Speedy Leadership Decision

"Turnaround will happen after first smartphone game"

Earlier this week Nintendo unveiled its Q1 financial results, which matched the company's modest targets and brought a welcome profit. Following those results share prices have shown a positive spike upwards, passing 22,000 Yen. Bloomberg has consulted some financial and industry analysts, who've...

First Impressions: Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Winging It

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had quite a turbulent time in development. Originally announced in 2010 for the Wii, this character-driven flight action game from Sonic and NiGHTS into Dreams creator Yuji Naka looked set to soar, but ultimately never got off the runway. After years of radio silence, Rodea was cleared for takeoff as a rebuilt...

News: New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

A cool Konami code extra is also up for grabs

Occasionally we see tributes to gaming from the famous or near-famous, with musicians being no exception. Plenty of current-day entertainers have been heavily influenced by games and, occasionally, they like to make a point of showing that off. That seems to be the case with New Politics, a band that's...

News: Nintendo UK Launches 'Friendship Fiesta Concert Hall Contest' in Tomodachi Life

Nintendo UK Launches 'Friendship Fiesta Concert Hall Contest' in Tomodachi Life

Shaky-cam submissions ahoy!

In recent times Nintendo UK has been putting a lot of effort into giving Tomodachi Life a second wind on the 3DS. A commercial success in the West last year, it's certainly one of those 'evergreen' titles that continually shifts copies as the months drift by. The subsidiary is now ramping up its efforts with a contest...

Review: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (3DS)

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (3DS)

A Knight to Remember

Atlus' evergreen Etrian Odyssey series got its start on the DS with a trilogy of excellent map-making adventures, and it's found similar success on Nintendo's newest handheld, with Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan and spinoffs Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Persona Q all right at home on the 3DS. Thanks to 2013's

News: Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

“There is a large demand for a physical game”

UK veteran Team17 is publishing Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee, it has been announced. The 3D platformer raised more than £2M via Kickstarter earlier this year, and is coming to the Wii U. Team17 will assist with localisation, certification, QA, marketing and other business concerns. Here's what...

Weirdness: Coffee And Zelda Collide In This Mildly Disturbing Video

Coffee And Zelda Collide In This Mildly Disturbing Video

Hot coffee

Have you ever wanted to grind your own coffee at home? Well YouTuber Matt Lees probably isn't the guy to ask about it, despite the title of one of his latest videos. We don't want to spoil anything for you, so it might just be best to watch the video below for yourself and express your bewilderment in the comments section below. Yes,...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

And we thought it had been forgotten about

Square Enix has confirmed that Monster Hunter-wannabe Final Fantasy Explorers is coming to the west next year. The company has released an announce trailer - shown below - which lists the release date as January 26th 2016. Given that Square had gone quiet on the title during most of 2015, many had assumed...

Nintendo Download: 30th July (North America)

30th July (North America)

Three Kirby games, BADLAND, Xeodrifter, Flick Golf and more

It's time once again for the North American Nintendo Download Update, and this week brings a fairly busy and diverse line-up. The Wii U is offering a triple-header of Kirby games, alongside a welcome port from Renegade Kid and a promising Game of the Year Edition. On 3DS we have a...