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News: Footage of Renegade Kid's Crash Bandicoot DS Demo Emerges

Footage of Renegade Kid's Crash Bandicoot DS Demo Emerges

No kidding

Crash Bandicoot, a series that originated as an exclusive on the Sony PlayStation but evolved to appear on multiple platforms, has been relatively quiet of late. In fact since Activision attained rights to the series in 2008, when it co-published Crash: Mind over Mutant, it's only appeared on mobile platforms. That's not the say that more...

Feature: Nintendo in 2012 - Part Two

Nintendo in 2012 - Part Two

Lots of Mario and Wii U's arrival

In the first six months of 2012, which we looked at in the first part of our 2012 retrospective, Nintendo oversaw some major releases on 3DS and announced the XL model, the Wii had a few memorable arrivals and E3 came and went with its own brand of madness. There were also a number of quirky stories that passed by,...

Feature: Nintendo in 2012 - Part One

Nintendo in 2012 - Part One

3DS fought back, hype mode was engaged

Not so long ago it could be argued that Nintendo was having some relaxing times, with DS and Wii systems flying off shelves and console rivals rushing to the platform in order to hop on the motion-control train. Of course, technology and the gaming industry evolve, and in 2011 Nintendo found itself trying to...

News: LEGO Laying More Bricks With Legends Of Chima This Year

LEGO Laying More Bricks With Legends Of Chima This Year

Coming to 3DS and DS

Warner Bros. and TT Games have revealed the next installment in the increasingly popular LEGO series. The title isn't based on a popular TV series or movie - it's a completely new game, based on LEGO's new Legends of Chima line of figures which is set to launch in 2013. The game - LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey, to give...

News: Goodbye Galaxy Games Responds To Renegade Kid's Piracy Claims

Goodbye Galaxy Games Responds To Renegade Kid's Piracy Claims

Indie developer says plenty of other factors contribute to poor sales

Over the weekend Jools Watsham, co-founder of Renegade Kid, wrote in a blog post that he felt hacking into the guts of the 3DS would result in an increase in piracy - something that could force developers to stop supporting the system. Watsham pointed to the DS which suffered...

News: Nintendo DS Inspired The Uniqueness Of Wii U

Nintendo DS Inspired The Uniqueness Of Wii U

Former president's philosophy still being put into practice

Wii U is currently the system on everyone’s lips. It’s the first home console to add an extra screen to the television with the inclusion of the GamePad, but it’s not the first time Nintendo has added one to its hardware. In an interview on Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun, President of...

News: Fresh Figures Suggest Nintendo DS Is The Most Popular Console Of All Time

Fresh Figures Suggest Nintendo DS Is The Most Popular Console Of All Time

Overtakes the PS2 in global sales

According to VGChartz, the Nintendo DS is now officially the most popular games console of all time. Updated sales state that Nintendo's dual-screen handheld has shifted an amazing 153.69 million units worldwide, while the PS2 has sold 153.68 million. The DS - which hit the market in 2004 - has sold 56.47 million...

News: Etrian Odyssey DS Trilogy Set For Reprint

Etrian Odyssey DS Trilogy Set For Reprint

Canadian retailer is first out of the gate

The Etrian Odyssey trilogy of games on DS can probably be regarded as cult classics for the handheld, an RPG series famed for relentless difficulty and harsh punishment of failure. Of course, when you combine that genre with a sufficient level of challenge, there'll be a group of gamers more than willing to...

Feature: Your Guide to a Nintendo Holiday

Your Guide to a Nintendo Holiday

Christmas time, Mario and Trine...

It's Christmas time, and we all know what that means — rapidly depleting bank accounts, lots of food and merriment, and plenty of video gaming. The Holiday season actually means different things depending on your own perspective, of course, but to many it's a great opportunity to spend time with family and...

News: Wii U Shifts 400K Units in Début Week

Wii U Shifts 400K Units in Début Week

It's "essentially sold out of retail"

Nintendo's revealed its sales results to incorporate the Wii U launch and the Black Friday festivities, with NoA COO Reggie Fils-Aime weighing in with the company's perspective in an interview with CNET. Nintendo's total hardware sales — according to internal data — hit around 1.2 million units in the U.S.,...

News: Japanese Import Ban on R4 Cartridges Becomes Law

Japanese Import Ban on R4 Cartridges Becomes Law

Only years too late

So, R4 cartridges. These are the devices that allow gamers to circumvent the security measure on a DS to run custom code — often referred to as homebrew — and illegally download copies of games. While the former reason often provides the grounds for defence of these cards, there are also a lot of people who used them to...

News: CyberConnect2 Confirm Interest In Solatorobo Sequel

CyberConnect2 Confirm Interest In Solatorobo Sequel

The quest for a new adventure has begun

CyberConnect2 boss Hiroshi Matsuyama has revealed at a Namco Bandai event in Barcelona that his company would love to do a sequel to Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. Matsuyama was questioned about the possibility of a sequel, in which he expressed his desire for a new title and confirmed that they are already...

News: Pokémon Comic Gives You Even More Black & White 2

Pokémon Comic Gives You Even More Black & White 2

Patience with those page turns, young Trainer

Pokémon Black and White 2 has now been in Western stores for a couple of weeks, and we have little doubt that quite a few of you are still building super effective teams at this very moment. Many of you are undoubtedly veterans of the Pokémon scene and know the intricacies and tricks of the game, but...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Catches a Strong UK Chart Début

Pokémon Black and White 2 Catches a Strong UK Chart Début

Both versions in the top five

Pokémon Black and White 2 may be getting played on a lot of 3DS systems at the moment, but we shouldn't forget that it probably represents the last big hurrah for the humble DS. It's a big release for fans of the series that Nintendo no doubt hopes will perform well, and early indications in the UK charts are certainly...

News: Pokémon Video Game Autumn Regional Championship Details For North America

Pokémon Video Game Autumn Regional Championship Details For North America

Your journey to Victory Road begins this weekend

It's just a little over a week since Pokémon Black & White 2 released across the US, and already the Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships will take place this weekend. That's right fellow trainers, the Championships begin in North America this Sunday, October 14th. The Autumn Regionals are...

News: Thundercats Let Loose On DS October 30th

Thundercats Let Loose On DS October 30th

Feel the magic, hear the roar

An official trailer for Thundercats has finally put a release date in place for the DS action epic. The game had previously been scheduled for a North American release September this year, but was pushed back a month. The side-scrolling action game follows the first six episodes of the rebooted Thundercats series where...

News: Activision Releases New Trailer For Transformers Prime

Activision Releases New Trailer For Transformers Prime

Planes, trains and Autobots

Based on the award-winning animated television show produced by Hasbro Studios, Transformers Prime lets you play as your favourite Autobot character and embark on an action-packed adventure to save the earth from the evil Megatron and his new secret weapon. Get a preview glimpse of the Wii U version in the video below,...

News: PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Latest Campaign

PETA Targets Pokémon Black & White 2 in Latest Campaign

Opportunism or a fair moral case?

Last year, with the arrival of Super Mario 3D Land, PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — launched a campaign against Mario, on the grounds that his Tanooki suit encouraged the wearing of furs. It was a widely criticised move, as it disregarded the sheer fantasy of obtaining the suit from a...

News: Hotel Transylvania Coming To Europe On Nintendo DS And 3DS

Hotel Transylvania Coming To Europe On Nintendo DS And 3DS

Embark on a spooktacular journey with Hotel Transyvania this Halloween

Avanquest Software Publishing has today announced the release of Hotel Transylvania for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, with a release date of October 26th 2012 for DS and November 9th on 3DS across Europe. The game is being released to tie in with Sony Pictures Animation’s...

News: 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Gets A Reprint

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Gets A Reprint

With new cover art to boot!

To celebrate the newest installment in the Zero Escape series, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Aksys Games is reprinting 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors with redesigned cover art. Ben Bateman, who served as an editor on the game, explains the last minute change. For “Zero Escape” we wanted to create a...