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Feature: The Big Nintendo 3DS Direct Summary

The Big Nintendo 3DS Direct Summary

There's a lot to take in

Before the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, we're sure that many were unsure of what to expect. We've watched enough of them to know that sometimes they can be rather light on revelations, simply stringing us along with a few release dates, and on other occasions they can be blockbuster events that get the Nintendo Life...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American 3DS Presentation Live

Watch The North American 3DS Presentation Live

Hype train inbound

Today, we'll be getting a special 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct which will hopefully give us a better idea of what the rest of 2013 has in store for the popular portable console. Nintendo of America will be broadcasting a special announcement at 7AM PT / 10AM ET. You can view the proceedings — along with our typically insightful...

Talking Point: iDÉAME, Unity and Nintendo's Continuing Indie Crusade

iDÉAME, Unity and Nintendo's Continuing Indie Crusade

Yet more evidence of the vital role of smaller studios

If you go back even a relatively short amount of time, for example ten years, most gaming was locked down by fairly high profile releases from the great gate-keepers of the games industry, such as Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Capcom, EA, Activision, Ubisoft and more. These names are all familiar...

Developer Interview: Pixel Toys Tells Us About Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo, With Hints for the Future

Pixel Toys Tells Us About Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo, With Hints for the Future

From Super Turbo acorns, downloads will grow...

This week, Super Little Acorns 3D will arrive on the 3DS eShop in North America and Europe. It's developed and published by Pixel Toys, a UK-based studio founded last year. While a relatively small start-up, its founding members have extensive experience from major developers, with companies like...

Developer Interview: Ubisoft on the Expanding Rayman Legends and Wii U's Free Challenge Mode

Ubisoft on the Expanding Rayman Legends and Wii U's Free Challenge Mode

The upcoming Wii U eShop app sounds promising

When Wii U was preparing for launch, a good number of gamers were particularly excited about Rayman Legends, at one time a Wii U-exclusive launch title. Unfortunately for those eager fans, both promising selling points fell by the way-side, with an initial delay to Spring 2013 being extended to...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Eleven

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Eleven

Yikes, we're up to number 11?

So, OK, we've done some seasonal issues of this jolly series of features, so this isn't actually the 11th entry in the series. But the idea of shamelessly riffing off a Hollywood movie only came to us when typing out "Issue Eleven", so it is what it is. What we do have is another collection of weekend gaming plans from...

Feature: Ten SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Games We Want on the Wii U Virtual Console

Ten SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Games We Want on the Wii U Virtual Console

They skipped Wii VC, so now their time has come

Earlier this week we were rather pleased the share the news, based on a couple of sources, that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse looks set to come to Wii U. It's unclear whether it'll be a straight-up re-release (on the Virtual Console) or a remastered port, but whatever the case it's a SEGA...

Talking Point: The Next-Gen Console War is Wii U's to Lose

The Next-Gen Console War is Wii U's to Lose

Graphical differences and consumer budgets continue to shrink

If you'll forgive us, let's delve of into a faint whiff of politics in this introduction. In most major industrialised countries — whether in the West or Japan — national economies aren't exactly in rude health. After spells of prosperity and golden toilet seats for all in the...

Interview: Michael Pachter On Wii U, 3DS And The Challenges Facing Nintendo This Generation

Michael Pachter On Wii U, 3DS And The Challenges Facing Nintendo This Generation

"I don’t hate Nintendo at all"

Michael Pachter has been called a lot of things — not all of them repeatable on a family-friendly site such as this — but many of his harshest critics seem to miss the point of what he is actually saying; his job is to ensure that people invest their cash wisely and not to placate over-zealous fans...

Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Spring Edition

The Biggest Wii U Games of 2013 - Spring Edition

Time for a few changes

At the start of the year we published our Biggest Wii U games of 2013 feature, sharing some of the exciting releases set for Nintendo's latest home console. That list included some titles that are now available, and also some "before 31st March" predictions that have come and gone — those due to drop out due to imminent or...

Talking Point: The Unreal Engine 4 Gaffe Exposes Graphical Snobbery, Again

The Unreal Engine 4 Gaffe Exposes Graphical Snobbery, Again

The fact it's actually scalable for Wii U should surprise no-one

A number of articles on Nintendo Life really got the community talking last week, one of which was our April Fools for the year. In terms of stories that were real, however, we had high profile comments from Epic Games' Mark Rein, who essentially stated that developers on Wii U...

Developer Interview: Yacht Club Games On Shovel Knight And Loving Nintendo

Yacht Club Games On Shovel Knight And Loving Nintendo

"We grew up playing Nintendo games on the NES and SNES"

Yesterday we reported that Yacht Club Games' Kickstarter campaign for Shovel Knight had hit its funding target with two weeks to spare. Fresh from this success, studio founder Sean Velasco kindly took some time out of his busy schedule to speak to us about the split from WayForward...

Feature: Luigi's Diary - Extracts

Luigi's Diary - Extracts

It's tough being the younger brother

Luigi's everywhere at the moment, beginning his role as the focus of Nintendo's biggest campaign in the coming months — The Year of Luigi. He has a new game earning rave reviews and making a lot of 3DS owners very happy, he's gearing up for some joint adventures with Mario, a solo Wii U platforming spin-off...