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News: ​'Brain Training' Games Aren't All They're Cracked Up to be

​'Brain Training' Games Aren't All They're Cracked Up to be

Brain training website pays $2 million to FTC for false advertising

No doubt many of you remember Nintendo's popular Brain Age series on the Nintendo DS, technically the first in its 'Touch! Generations' line of games. The title sold itself on the concept of doing simple cognitive tasks and games in order to slow mental decline and keep cognitive...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks Are Available Now on the Wii U eShop in Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks Are Available Now on the Wii U eShop in Europe

They just appear, as if an apparition...

The Nintendo Direct broadcasts had a few surprises included, and in a segment dedicated to The Legend of Zelda Nintendo of Europe had an extra treat in store; this is in the form of a couple of DS releases for the Wii U Virtual Console. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit...

News: Mitsuru Hirata Expresses Interest in Pursuing a Radiant Historia Sequel

Mitsuru Hirata Expresses Interest in Pursuing a Radiant Historia Sequel

"Someday a new Radiant Historia!"

As some of you may remember, Atlus released a JRPG on the DS a few years back called Radiant Historia. The game took a page from the book of Chrono Trigger and was heavily centered around a time travel mechanic wherein the protagonist had to devise the best possible path to take in order to avoid the apocalypse...

News: Metroid Prime: Hunters Arrives on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Metroid Prime: Hunters Arrives on Wii U Virtual Console in Japan

Yes please, NoA and NoE

When Nintendo announced DS games for the Wii U Virtual Console quite some time ago, many reacted with variations of "huh", "erm" and "that's weird". Yet it has worked reasonably well in many cases, with the GamePad screen and TV having various configurations to get the most out of these previously portable titles. It also...

Mario History: New Super Mario Bros. - 2006

New Super Mario Bros. - 2006

The 'New' new

In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario games per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. Assessing 2D Mario games in the 'New' series in 2015 naturally features arguments of repetition, frequency of releases and some calls for fresh ideas. Those...

Mario History: Super Mario 64 DS - 2004

Super Mario 64 DS - 2004

3D Mario on the go

In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario game per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. If you'd have said that one day it would be possible to play Super Mario 64 on a handheld console back in 1996, you'd likely have been laughed out of the room...

News: Sonic Classic Collection On Nintendo DS Cut Content Including A Crazy Taxi 4 Pitch

Sonic Classic Collection On Nintendo DS Cut Content Including A Crazy Taxi 4 Pitch

Plans for extra games

Remember the Sonic Classic Collection released on the DS in 2010? As neat as it was, it was also slightly underwhelming when there were far more extensive Sonic-themed collections already available on other platforms for much cheaper prices. Fansite The Sonic Stadium has now uncovered new information regarding this...

News: Nintendo Wraps Up Another Patent Win in Defence of the DS and 3DS

Nintendo Wraps Up Another Patent Win in Defence of the DS and 3DS

Secure Axcess loses out this time

Nintendo doesn't have a 100% record of winning patent cases, but it does win the majority. It often comfortably sees off particularly frivolous claims on broad technology patents, too - notable defeats have generally come against companies with which Nintendo has previously worked or liaised, not businesses that...

News: Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Dread "literally looked like a port of Fusion on DS"

Just recently we shared the most recent work of Unseen64, which produced a devastating expose of the doomed Project H.A.M.M.E.R., highlighting the problems between North American studio Nintendo Software Technology (NST) and Japanese management. It was an episode that, ultimately, didn't reflect...

News: There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

Not dead yet

The 3DS may be entering its twilight years but that doesn't mean that DSiWare - the downloadable software service which launched with the 3DS console's forerunner, the DSi - is completely dead. In fact, thanks to the large helping of DSiWare games in this week's Download Update, there are now 604 games and apps available for DSiWare...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Releases On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

New Super Mario Bros. Releases On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

Will be available for $9.99

After yesterday’s ESRB rating for the 2006 release, New Super Mario Bros., it was expected the title would launch soon on the North American eShop. It appear fans of the DS hit won’t have to wait much longer with Nintendo’s official game page revealing the now classic Mario adventure will be made available thi

News: New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

That'll be three New Super Mario Bros. games playable on Wii U

About a month ago, Nintendo finally got around to expanding its Virtual Console service by fulfilling its promise to add Nintendo DS games to the catalogue. The titles announced for the launch have all since released, but Nintendo has since remained silent on what we can expect to arrive...

News: Renegade Kid Twice Pitched Silent Hill DS Projects to Konami

Renegade Kid Twice Pitched Silent Hill DS Projects to Konami

Was quickly and then politely rebuffed

Renegade Kid is best known to most Nintendo fans - we suspect - as an indie download developer, in particular stepping up a notch in popularity with Mutant Mudds on the 3DS eShop. In the DS era, though, the studio released a variety of respected retail efforts, very much part of the mid-tier market subsequently...

Weirdness: Hospitalised Man Steals More Than $1,000 Of Nintendo DS Gear From 8-Year-Old Boy

Hospitalised Man Steals More Than $1,000 Of Nintendo DS Gear From 8-Year-Old Boy

How low can you go?

We all know that Nintendo's portable gaming hardware is pretty desirable, thanks to the countless number of amazing games available for platforms like the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. However, would you risk a prison term just to get your grubby hands on some sweet Ninty action? 43-year-old Dave A...

Video: WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

We check out Wario DS mayhem on the Wii U

The WarioWare series is an excellent detour into the absolutely mad world of Wario and his friends, so it's great to see this DS game released on Wii U Virtual Console. We thought we'd show you how great this game is via the medium of video. Watch and enjoy Like this video? Subscribe to our channel then!

News: Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Knocks the average price down a little...

During this week's Nintendo Direct we had the news that Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in force. In the madness then and since we didn't notice a particular deal that's running in Europe as a result of the region having four games available right from the off. As was...

News: Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Update: Four games available in Europe right now

If you feel that the Virtual Console on Wii U has been a neglected of late then today's Nintendo Direct should have put a big smile on your face. Nintendo not only reconfirmed its commitment to bringing Nintendo DS titles to the service, but also revealed that N64 games are on the way, too. DS...

Feature: A History of Full Fat Games - From Nintendo Portables to Smartphones and Back Again

A History of Full Fat Games - From Nintendo Portables to Smartphones and Back Again

"I'm just pleased to have a game on the 3DS"

In the past week we brought you the news that Flick Golf 3D is coming to the 3DS eShop, which will be an interesting test to see whether a hugely popular smartphone game can grab a sizeable audience on Nintendo's portable. To those unfamiliar with developer Full Fat Games there could be a perception...