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Guide: How to Complete a System Transfer from a 3DS to a New Nintendo 3DS / XL

How to Complete a System Transfer from a 3DS to a New Nintendo 3DS / XL

Out with the old, in with the New... slowly

Earlier this week Nintendo published a handy video guide to a New Nintendo 3DS system transfer, but as promised we're providing a written equivalent that somewhat matches the pace of the process. Trust us, this'll take you longer than three and a half minutes, and we'll also aim to cover off any gaps in...

Exclusive: Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely Popular Flick Golf To The Nintendo 3DS

Full Fat Is Bringing The Insanely Popular Flick Golf To The Nintendo 3DS

Meet the studio behind a finger-based phenomenon

Full Fat Games is a serious player in the smartphone arena, having clocked an amazing 55 million downloads across its range of casual yet compelling iOS and Android releases. If you own a smartphone then chances are you've probably played one of the studio's games - be it Flick Golf, Flick Soccer,...

Reaction: Super Smash Bros. amiibo Support Shows That NFC For The New Nintendo 3DS Is No Gimmick

Super Smash Bros. amiibo Support Shows That NFC For The New Nintendo 3DS Is No Gimmick

Part of a long term plan?

Today Nintendo provided a pretty meaty update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which adds some rather neat data sharing options that'll no doubt see thousands of Mii characters and funny images ping around the internet for our viewing pleasure. Beyond those additions of data swapping and Miiverse posts there was...

Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?

Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?

How important is a number at the bottom of the page?

Today, our partner site Eurogamer made the momentous announcement that it would be dropping scores from its reviews. In a special post by editor Oli Welsh it was revealed that from this point onwards the site would be moving towards an alternative rating system - based on simpler terms such as...

Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Network and Wii U Could Point the Way for Future Hardware

The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Network and Wii U Could Point the Way for Future Hardware

The portable and home console gap slowly closes

The New Nintendo 3DS arrives this week, which is exciting news for eager portable games for a number of reasons. It's very much 3DS version 1.5, so the upgrade is down to the accumulation of a variety of relatively small improvements as opposed to a generational leap. It's standard Nintendo practice...

Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Limitations on Stock and Advertising Are a Price to Pay for Nintendo's Return to Profits

Less sales yet increased profits highlight extensive streamlining

Nintendo's got a lot of tough balancing to do right now with its finances - not only does it have its annual research and development costs, but it's also moving into the health field with Quality of Life and is about to complete the worldwide roll-out of new hardware with the New...

Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Produced as TV Shows?

Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Produced as TV Shows?

Some silly suggestions may be included

Our first reaction when we heard that Nintendo and Netflix are apparently exploring a live-action TV series for The Legend of Zelda was "yeah, sure they are, what a crazy rumour!". Yet then we saw that it was an article on the respectable Wall Street Journal which, frankly, has little reason or likelihood to...

Feature: A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

A Summary of the Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation and What We Learned About Its World

Details on planet Mira, New LA, GamePad usage, plus the full video

To date details around Xenoblade Chronicles X have arrived in snippets, mainly through tweets and interview quotes; up until today Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft have adopted a rather coy approach when releasing information about the game. The last couple of weeks have...

Editorial: Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program 'Beta' Provides Vital Feedback - It Won't Work

Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program 'Beta' Provides Vital Feedback - It Won't Work

Copyright is one thing, but YouTube power resides with the creators

Last week Nintendo launched its YouTube Creators Program, which had been long promised as a compromise between simply preventing monetisation of videos featuring its content and the alternative of leaving video creators with free rein. What's happened since is a typical clash of...

Talking Point: Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoing and Surprising Mystery

Star Fox for Wii U is an Ongoing and Surprising Mystery

When will Nintendo show off Shigeru Miyamoto's project?

Nintendo had an impressive E3 in 2014, winning plaudits not just for its reveals but also its approach to the show, with the Super Smash Bros. Invitational and Treehouse live streams keeping fans entertained. There were a number of notable reveals, too, yet it was Star Fox for Wii U that...

Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With Its Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Demo

Nintendo Made The Right Call With Its Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Demo

We share some thoughts on what's offered

Nintendo produced an eShop surprise this week with the sudden arrival of a demo for Code Name S.T.E.A.M, the next release from the strategy masters at Intelligent Systems. Revealed at E3 2014, this title arrives in North America on 13th March and Europe two months later on 15th May; as a result this free...

Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintendo 3DS, Defying Early Gloom to Pass 50 Million Sales

It's Time to Salute The Nintendo 3DS, Defying Early Gloom to Pass 50 Million Sales

A survivor in a harsh new world

The DS family of systems is wonderful in many ways, and achieved sales - the highest ever for a range of gaming portables - that are staggering: around 154 million units. That number accounts for those picking up replacements or upgrading to new models, yes, but it's a monstrous number that is representative of...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Microtransactions May Step Up in 2015

Nintendo's Flirtation With Microtransactions May Step Up in 2015

Free-to-play needs to make money somehow...

Nintendo is just hours away - at the time of writing - from announcing its Q3 financial results, which will teach us much about its Holiday season performance. The company's stable share prices approaching the publication of these accounts suggests that we're not looking at apocalyptic target misses, and...

Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on Wii U and 3DS Aims to Bring Us Together Online and At Home

Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on Wii U and 3DS Aims to Bring Us Together Online and At Home

Which multiplayer games are you most excited about?

With 2015 now settling into a groove - and following Nintendo's first Direct broadcasts of the year - we now have a better idea of what to expect in the near future, along with further reassurances of big hitters to come later in 2015. As a result there's plenty for Nintendo fans to look forward...

Feature: The Making of Wetrix and Its Route to Nintendo 64

The Making of Wetrix and Its Route to Nintendo 64

How the Pickford Bros' creative little puzzler made a huge splash

Time hasn't been kind to the memory of the Nintendo 64. While it was extremely well received upon its release 18 years ago, and still holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers, it signalled a turning point in Nintendo's history. The company's controversial decision to opt...

Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download From The Wii U eShop - Part Two

20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download From The Wii U eShop - Part Two

The second 10, plus your chance to vote

With Wii retail games now slowly making their way to the Wii U eShop for download, we kicked off a list of 20 games we hope to see make it to the store. In part one we listed our first 10, which included some likely releases and those that may have sketchier prospects. As the title suggests, however, they're...

Interview: Wales Interactive on its Wii U Breakthrough Year and 2015's Soul Axiom

Wales Interactive on its Wii U Breakthrough Year and 2015's Soul Axiom

"Why be limited by what's perceived to be real?"

2014 brought a number of new developer names to the Wii U eShop, in particular, one of which was Wales Interactive. Its first release on the home console was Gravity Badgers, a physics action puzzles that provided some fun and was relatively well received. It then showed an entirely different side...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start With amiibo, But Evolution's a Priority for 2015

Nintendo's Had a Strong Start With amiibo, But Evolution's a Priority for 2015

The Super Mario range doesn't stir the soul like Smash Bros., it seems

When it comes to amiibo we often discuss stock issues, and the fact that acquiring specific toys is akin to obtaining an interesting quote from a politician - difficult and mostly fruitless; yet there's perhaps not enough focus on the concept itself. Until last week its...

Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An Exciting Opportunity To Modernise Fan Rewards

Club Nintendo's Closure Is An Exciting Opportunity To Modernise Fan Rewards

The Club Nintendo brand shouldn't necessarily be lost, however

There was some surprising news today with the upcoming closure of Club Nintendo, bringing an end to Nintendo's only consistent consumer loyalty programme. There have often been promotions to encourage gamers to buy and enjoy more systems and games, with the Nintendo Network Deluxe /...

Ninterview: Learning Retro Secrets With A Former Nintendo Game Play Counselor

Learning Retro Secrets With A Former Nintendo Game Play Counselor

"We couldn't say 'kill', we had to say 'defeat'"

In its day the 8-bit NES took North America by storm, and it was so popular that in 1986 Nintendo set up a phone hotline so people who were stuck in their games could call at nearly any hour and speak to a live "game counselor", who could help walk the caller through the level which was giving them...