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  • Guide How To Get Special Items In Pokémon GO And Evolve New Monsters

    Know your Dragon Scale from your Sun Stone

    This week's massive Pokémon GO update brings 80 new monsters, enhanced customisation options for player avatars and new items - one of which is Evolution Items. These new items are fairly rare but can be obtained at PokéStops, and they're integral to getting some of the better evolutions in the game. At...

  • Guide How To Get Umbreon & Espeon in Pokémon GO

    The renaming trick works

    As many of you are no doubt aware, today saw the launch of a massive new update to Pokémon GO which adds in over eighty new Pokémon from Generation II, along with various other changes and additions. Naturally, this means that the two new Eeveelutions from Generation II — Espeon and Umbreon — are making their debut,...

  • Guide Starting the Battle in Fire Emblem Heroes

    Tips for becoming a true legend

    Fire Emblem Heroes has arrived on iOS and Android, and is arguably Nintendo's most ambitious mobile release yet. Miitomo was the first and tried to create a unique social environment, while Super Mario Run naturally utilises the company's biggest brand. Heroes, developed with Intelligent Systems, nevertheless has the...




  • Guide Getting To Grips With EV Training In Pokémon Sun And Moon

    Worth the effort

    Next week is the 2016 European International Championships at the ExCel in London, and many people are still getting to grips with the new system for training and even the new Pokémon in Sun and Moon. While Individual Values haven't changed much - beyond Hyper Training, anyway - how you get Effort Values has altered from Pokémon...

  • Guide The Best Nintendo Cyber Monday Deals - US & UK

    It's just another manic Monday

    So you've survived being crushed by the mobs on Black Friday? The fun doesn't end there however - today you can grab some great online deals as it's Cyber Monday, where the only injury you are likely to get is a repetitive strain injury. We've compiled a list of some of the best deals (for US and UK) and the most...

  • Guide Getting Started In Pokémon Sun and Moon

    Become the best trainer in Alola with these handy tips and tricks

    Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, two of the most anticipated games of this year, are finally here. Our reviewer praised the game highly for its new mechanics and its strengthening of Pokémon fundamentals. However, if you've just gotten the game, you might be a bit confused about...

  • Guide The Top Nintendo Black Friday 2016 Deals in the US

    Grab yourself a bargain!

    It's that time, once again, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. The Black Friday festivities are mostly based in crowded stores, though plenty of deals can also be hunted down online. For gamers, it's often a time of year for stocking up on goodies ahead of the festive season;...

  • Guide The Top Nintendo Black Friday 2016 Deals in the UK

    Grab yourself a bargain

    It's that time, once again, for Black Friday, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. Though originally an American tradition, like Big Macs and over-sized soft drinks it's been exported around the world, for better and worse. A lot of UK bricks-and-mortar stores try and avoid the...

  • Video A Guide to Poké Pelago in Pokémon Sun and Moon

    It's more useful than you might think

    Many of you are likely getting stuck into Pokémon Sun and Moon right now, at least if you're fortunate to be in one of the regions where it's already arrived. There's a lot to take in, with the new gen in the series introducing a range of new features and mechanics. One of these is Poké Pelago, and though you...








  • Guide Advanced Tactics For Star Fox Guard

    Plus info on all of the unlockable extra missions

    So you've taken out a few bots and think you're a pro in Star Fox Guard? Perhaps you're ready for our advanced tips, which should hopefully give you the inside knowledge you need to take your game to the next level. We've also included info on the extra missions hidden away within the title. Enjoy!...

  • Guide Knowing Your Enemy In Star Fox Guard

    Fighting foes and besting bosses

    We don't know why or from where these bots are all coming from, but we will not let our guard down, no matter how many they send our way. This handy section of our Star Fox Guard guide will tell you how to handle each of the two types of bots. We've broken it down to their model name, HP rating, Speed rating,...

  • Guide Getting Started With Star Fox Guard

    Say hello to your weapons and bases

    You might have heard there's a system-wide war going on. You wisely chose to stay at home, juggling remote cameras on distant worlds protecting President Grippy Toad's precious mineral deposits from the onslaught of robotic invaders. But if you think this job is easier than what those fly-boys strapped on their...

  • Guide Tackling the Bosses in Star Fox Zero

    Open the wings!

    With Star Fox Zero now in stores, you all have the chance to enjoy it for yourselves - we think it's a gem, but ultimately the Wii U audience will decide. In order to help you with the game - should you want assistance - we've already shared a getting started guide and details on how to unlock all the stages. We're wrapping up our...

  • Guide Unlocking Every Stage in Star Fox Zero

    We're not leaving Peppy behind

    In many respects Star Fox Zero is a loving tribute and reimagination of Star Fox 64, yet it takes a different approach to unlocking stages. It starts off relatively linear, in a first run-through of the story, and then it's time to play through once again. As you unlock new transformations and vehicles new options...

  • Guide Getting Started With Star Fox Zero and Mastering the Controls

    We also look at the basics of amiibo and co-op

    Star Fox Zero is landing on the eShop and in stores, bringing us the first full entry in the series in a number of years. We were big fans in our review, yet the game has been divisive, in part because of its GamePad-centric controls - for our money we think the time required to master the game's...

  • Guide Nintendo Switch Release Date, Rumours, Tech Details, Games And More

    The console formerly known as NX

    Nintendo Switch has finally been revealed, but to get to this point we've had to endure over a year of constant speculation, rumours, leaks and a lot more besides. This guide was written prior to the Switch preview and we've decided to preserve it in order to show the crazy rollercoaster ride everyone has been...


  • Guide Getting Started With My Nintendo

    Making the most of early days with the Club Nintendo replacement

    It's been a busy day for Nintendo, as it rolled out both My Nintendo and Miitomo across various countries in the West. We sense that it's the former that excites people the most, as it replaces the much loved and long lost Club Nintendo loyalty programme. We've published quite a lot...

  • Guide Which Nintendo 3DS or 2DS System Should I Buy?

    There's life in the old dog yet

    Though we have a new generation of Nintendo hardware set to be revealed this year, there's life yet in the current generation. With the 3DS family of systems celebrating its fifth year anniversary in the West, it's worth taking the time to consider how much it still has to offer. With the range of portables...

  • Guide Here's How To Get Miitomo Early On iOS And Android

    Fun with the Japanese release

    Miitomo is out in Japan, and the surprising thing is that despite the regional exclusivity, it's possible to play the "game" entirely in English. Doing so requires a bit of additional legwork and (please read this disclaimer twice or maybe even three times) you won't be able to use your Nintendo Account unless you...








  • Guide Tips On How To Become A Squid Hotshot In Splatoon

    Get inked

    Today marks the launch of Splatoon, Nintendo's infectious take on the traditional team-based online shooter. While this ink-splattered offering is far more friendly and accessible than your typical web-based blaster, there are still a few key points you might want to keep in mind before dashing - or should that be swimming? - headlong...

  • Feature A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

    Plenty to see

    The madness is on the way, with Los Angeles all set to host hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees for E3 2015. While technically an expo like any other, it has become far more than that for game companies and their fans. It's a major centrepiece of any gaming year, and an opportunity for major publishers and developers to...