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News: Nintendo Trademarks 3DSWare, DSMovie and Other Intriguing Phrases

Nintendo Trademarks 3DSWare, DSMovie and Other Intriguing Phrases

But why, when the 3DS name isn't final?

One day it's possibly leaked testing hardware, the next it's a list of trademarks: the Internet Rumour Mill is operating at full steam ahead these days. According to a list discovered by forum members over at NeoGAF, Nintendo has registered trademarks including DSMovie, DSMagazine and DSCinema. The most interesting of these is of course 3DSWare, which points..

News: Scribblenauts Sequel is Officially Super

Scribblenauts Sequel is Officially Super

First images of the duper sequel show further shenanigans

So, 5TH Cell's fun but flawed DS game Scribblenauts is getting a sequel. Makes sense after selling 1.1 million copies across the globe. Slapping a "2" on the end of the name would be all well and good, but hardly the most creative way to show off how much improved the new game is. No, for the true game naming connoisseur there is..

Rumour: Curious DS Motherboard May Reveal 3DS Widescreen

Curious DS Motherboard May Reveal 3DS Widescreen

Hold those horses, however

Vague registrations for patents, trademarks and age ratings power the Internet Rumour Mill, particularly when there's a big announcement around the corner, and a recent filing over at the Federal Communications Commission may have the first photograph of a 3DS test kit. Why jump to the 3DS conclusion when the image title refers to the plain old "DS"? Well, for..

News: See the New Pokemon Starters in Bright, Beautiful Motion

See the New Pokemon Starters in Bright, Beautiful Motion

Hamferno, Smugleaf and the other one in action

We initially said the new starter Pokémon for the upcoming Black and White releases probably aren't the prettiest monsters we've ever seen, but in light of this first footage of them in battle we may have to chow down on our words. With fully animated monsters and new camera effects the battles are looking better than ever, though that's perhaps..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 6: Epic

NLFM Episode 6: Epic

Space, monsters and boss battles, oh my

It's been a while, space cats, but NLFM is back with another mighty handsome selection of the finest chip and game music around. This time we're splitting chip tunes and swirling epics right down the middle, with equal parts fantastic on both sides. NLFM generally focuses on music from games playable on Nintendo consoles and handhelds, which, thanks to the..

News: Pokémon Black & White Set in Megalopolis Where Nature and Man Co-exist

Pokémon Black & White Set in Megalopolis Where Nature and Man Co-exist

See the game's protagonists and where their adventure will take place

A couple of days ago, we showed you a glimpse of the weird and wonderful creatures that gamers will encounter in Pokémon Black & White as images of the starting-three made their way to Coro Coro Magazine. The Pokémon Company has now updated the game's site with additional information on this trio, as well as the region the..

News: Nintendo Swashes Even More Pirates' Buckles

Nintendo Swashes Even More Pirates' Buckles

After giving them fair warning, too

Nintendo filed a lawsuit on May 11th against the owner of Queens-based NXPGAME, the company behind a website that gave its customers access to illegally copied DS and DSi software. Not that the Big N didn't give them a chance - after repeated communications between their legal department and the defendant, the crooks shut down their website, only to swiftly..

News: Nintendo Ranked World's Most Bankable Game Studio

Nintendo Ranked World's Most Bankable Game Studio

Miyamoto rumoured to plan purchase of monocle, cane

Up from last year's runner-up ranking on the Develop 100 list of the most successful game developers, Nintendo this year took the top spot while former titleholder Blizzard Entertainment plummeted to number 80. The current champ's most profitable release this past year was Wii Fit. Eating the big N's pixellated dust are the rest of the top ten..

News: Pokémon Black and White Starters are Disappointingly Ugly

Pokémon Black and White Starters are Disappointingly Ugly

Faces only a trainer could love

Want to see the Pokémon who'll be accompanying you on your next journey to become the world's greatest trainer? If the answer is "no", look away now. Revealed in Coro Coro Magazine, the three starters do not yet have Western names but are known to fit into the well-established fire, water and grass triumvirate that has held up the series for over a decade..

News: Monster Tale Picked Up and Swung Around by Majesco

Monster Tale Picked Up and Swung Around by Majesco

Henry Hatsworth team's new game gets a publisher

There aren't enough DS games with "monster" in the title, so when Project Monster was revealed our ears pricked up in anticipation of more news. Now it has arrived in the form of Monster Tale, a 2D platform adventure game from most of the team behind everyone's favourite bemonocled gentleman Henry Hatsworth, due to be published by Majesco..

News: Don't Get Too Attached to 3DS Name, says Iwata

Don't Get Too Attached to 3DS Name, says Iwata

Real name still under wraps

Even though the name seems to fit the upcoming console like a snug glove, apparently 3DS isn't the formal name for Nintendo's next handheld. No, it seems Iwata and company have an official title all lined-up, presumably waiting to unleash it at E3 in just over one month's time. As we can't think of anything that would...

News: Capcom Will Give You 22 Games Before April

Capcom Will Give You 22 Games Before April

16 for DS, 6 on Wii

Capcom's had a pretty good start to this financial year, with Monster Hunter Tri for Wii and Super Street Fighter IV and Lost Planet 2 on the HD consoles. Hopefully you haven't had enough of the blue-and-yellow publisher yet, as they have a boatload of titles for you over the next year. Aiming to bring half a dozen Wii titles to gamers and 16 to DS owners, the company's sales..

News: Software Pirates Beware: No 3DS Booty For You

Software Pirates Beware: No 3DS Booty For You

Security tougher than a chastity belt... maybe

Nintendo takes a hard stance on piracy, using cartridge-based games for its systems way past their use-by-date. Whilst more difficult to produce illegal copies of their intellectual products, it also imposes a certain limit to how much data the console had access to. With the upcoming 3DS, Nintendo is well aware of the modern age with its p2p mentality..

News: These Games Sold Over a Million Copies Last Year

These Games Sold Over a Million Copies Last Year

But which sold more, Mario or Nintendogs?

Crunching numbers from financial reports isn't just for accountants and financial consultants: when a company like Nintendo releases its figures, even the humble gamer sits up to take notice. A list of the top-selling Nintendo games for the past financial year, then, is like sweet nectar to numeric nerds. The top-selling DS game from Nintendo last year, to..

News: 3DS Will Let You Play in 2D Too, If You Want

3DS Will Let You Play in 2D Too, If You Want

Third dimension will be optional

Worried the upcoming 3DS will ruin your eyesight or generally be a bit tiresome? Nintendo is way ahead of you, with President Satoru Iwata confirming the 3D mode won't be compulsory. He promised it will be easy to turn off the 3D function on the new machine, allowing people to play games, with or without 3D. Iwata also stated the new machine will feature more..

News: MySims Head Ever Skyward with SkyHeroes

MySims Head Ever Skyward with SkyHeroes

Copter no longer necessary

Those MySims sure do get into some scrapes, and their latest adventure MySims SkyHeroes is set to debut on Wii and DS. According to Scott Evans, General Manager of the The Sims Studio: We are thrilled to have many firsts with MySims SkyHeroes, like introducing epic boss battles, cooperative gameplay missions and online multiplayer, all available for the very first time..

News: Nintendo's 2010 Release Schedule is Predictably Vague

Nintendo's 2010 Release Schedule is Predictably Vague

Zelda, Golden Sun for 2010, Famicom Wars DS 2 and Kirby there too

Some of the recent doom and gloom surrounding Nintendo's recent and projected sales results may have put some fans in a melancholic state, but the company's upcoming release schedule should provide a welcome bit of optimism, though as always it's tempered with calls for caution. Big titles on the list Legend of Zelda and Golden Sun..

News: Ivy the Kiwi Story - Chapter One

Ivy the Kiwi Story - Chapter One

It's story time!

Xseed have just sent over some more information on their upcoming Ivy the Kiwi releases for Nintendo Wii and DS due to hit store shelves this summer. They've also sent the first part of their ongoing story for the games that will be released in parts between now and the official release date. You can check out Chapter One below and...

News: E3 Promises Over 30 Nintendo Titles

E3 Promises Over 30 Nintendo Titles

Surprises not included

The run-up to E3 is almost as exciting as the event itself, with half the fun in predicting exactly what Nintendo will show. Not every company is as secretive however, as a recently published list reveals the show will play host to at least fifteen DS games and twenty titles for Wii. That may not seem like a huge amount, but bear in mind this list doesn't include SEGA,..

News: Buy Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, Take Home a Horse

Buy Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar, Take Home a Horse

Enticing deal for all

There's a couple of Harvest Moon fans on the Nintendo Life team in Europe, now staring enviously at their counterparts across the pond as the latest plush toy preorder giveaway has been revealed for the upcoming Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. If you preorder the title at GameStop you'll receive a lovely horse toy as a memento of...

News: Nintendo DS Now Best-Selling Handheld

Nintendo DS Now Best-Selling Handheld

Record-setting Game Boy drops to second place

Nintendo recently released its current earnings report, and it's now safe to say that the Nintendo DS system has become the best-selling handheld video game system of all time. According to Nintendo, the DS line of systems sold approximately 27.11 million units worldwide this year, bringing the total number of DS systems sold across the globe to 128.89..

News: Nintendo Profits Fall for the First Time Since 2004

Nintendo Profits Fall for the First Time Since 2004

Still made a few billion, though

Associated Press recently reported the Big N's earnings for the fiscal year, which ended on March 31st. The company forecasts their first drop in profit in six years, at 230 billion yen (2.4 billion USD) profit, down from 279.1 billion yen (2.96 billion USD) profit in 2009. Analysts say that this is most likely due to the company's slashing of the Wii's pricetag as..

News: Yuji Naka's Ivy the Kiwi? to XSEED Expectations

Yuji Naka's Ivy the Kiwi? to XSEED Expectations

The storybook-style aims to enchant Wii and DS gamers this Summer

Following on the Japanese retail and download release a couple of weeks ago, the creators of Let's Tap and Let's Catch are about to bring their latest title to an American audience. Yuji Naka – one of the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog – has unveiled more on the rather different-looking platform game, developed by his o

Nintendo Download: 3rd May 2010 (North America)

3rd May 2010 (North America)

Zombies, funk, but sadly no funk zombies for WiiWare; and five more for DSiWare. Virtual Console, where art thou?

WiiWare brings the funk and sees some long-awaited zombie killing action, and DSiWare has a bumper week with five titles full of crazy, balloons, mazes and other stuff we're not entirely sure of. Virtual Console fans can resume the weekly tradition of crying in the corner as the service..

News: Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow Poo Facts

Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow Poo Facts

D3Publisher talks a little sh*t about their upcoming DS RPG.

D3Publisher has just sent over the newest bit of news on their upcoming DS release Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow. It seems they felt the need to set the record straight on the Poo Facts and they've put together a few of the more important ones below for your reading pleasure. Poo Facts: Poo Snakes are made of piles of poo that have been..