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Review: Harvest Moon 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Harvest Moon 2 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Crop ‘til you drop

Clearly a testament to the popularity of the genre, the 3DS as a platform has been flooded with life simulation games. Ranging from the cutesy and calm world of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to the adventurous Fantasy Life, the surplus of games has spanned a plethora of sub genres, but they all come down to one thing: allowing their...

Video: Developer Diaries Take Us Behind The Bricks Of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Developer Diaries Take Us Behind The Bricks Of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

''We want to make this game a Lego revolution''

As the release of Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham swoops ever closer, the sheer scale of the game continues to impress. In a pair of developer diaries released today, Traveler's Tales has provided a few new morsels of information, and even more footage to build up the hype. The first focuses primarily on...

News: New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Game Violence And Its Real-World Equivalent

New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Game Violence And Its Real-World Equivalent

Report suggests violent games actually curb real-world crime

Whenever violence raises its ugly head there is the understandable desire to find a scapegoat, and over the entire course of human history this has often been the entertainment media. In the '50s it was music, in the '70s it was horror movies and from the '80s onwards, the blame has been...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sells 2 Million Physical Copies, New 3DS Sales Begin to Slow

A fairly uneventful week otherwise

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has managed to reach over 2 million physical sales in Japan, and continues to dominate the competition. Keeping things healthy for the 3DS, Yokai Watch 2 comes in at second just ahead of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS by less than a hundred copies. The popularity of Yokai Watch 2 is...

News: Nintendo Releases Footage of Its Upcoming Super Smash Bros. 3DS HOME Themes

Nintendo Releases Footage of Its Upcoming Super Smash Bros. 3DS HOME Themes

Western release dates will be welcome

3DS HOME themes were a popular arrival in a recent system update, and they continue to arrive in the Theme Shop on a regular basis. As is often the case, however, Japanese 3DS owners get a bit more content at a quicker pace; the Super Smash Bros. themes are an example, and Nintendo has now released videos of...

Hardware Classics: The Sega Genesis Nomad

The Sega Genesis Nomad

The less-travelled roadie

During the early '90s Sega's hardware department effectively went crazy. Flushed with the success of the Genesis / Mega Drive in North America and Europe, the company produced a series of commercial duds in an attempt to buttress its 16-bit business in the face of stiff competition from rival Nintendo. The first endeavour...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Past Your Bedtime can be the last you try at night

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U creeping ever closer, Masahiro Sakurai is still using his Miiverse Pic of the Day posts to show off the game and reveals some new details. Not every entry is particularly thrilling or full of information, but today's post does show us two challenges that'll be found...

News: Paper Monsters Recut Now Pencilled In For 13th November in Europe

Paper Monsters Recut Now Pencilled In For 13th November in Europe

Another download fighting for your eShop credit

The Wii U eShop has had its share of enjoyable releases recently, and another to make its presence felt is Paper Monsters Recut, a platformer originally released on smart devices that has been re-purposed and improved for the home console. It arrived in North America in mid-October, though publisher...

News: Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

"I feel that next year's Wii U titles are plentiful"

The Wii U is home to some amazing games, but we've had to wait quite a while to get them. Nintendo has taken longer than expected to become accustomed to the demands of HD development, and this has resulted in some titles taking longer than expected to reach store shelves. However, according to...

News: Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Crazy prices on 8GB systems

We're heading into the most competitive and important sales season of the year, and as a result Nintendo and its rivals will be going all out to convince consumers to splash the cash on their systems and games. Retailers, for their part, will be trying to rapidly clear out old stock and coax gamers to their stores to...

Review: Devil World (Wii U eShop / NES)

Devil World (Wii U eShop / NES)

Heaven a good time

As far as obscure releases within the NES library go, Devil World is certainly one of the most interesting. Originally released in Japan in 1984 and in Europe in 1987, this is a title that to this day has never been available to purchase in North America — not even through the wonders of Nintendo’s Virtual Console service...

News: This Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Overview Trailer Sets the Scene

This Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Overview Trailer Sets the Scene

It's super effective, naturally

We're now into November, which means that the silly-season of game releases is well and truly here; Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be a major part of that in the upcoming weeks when it arrives on 3DS. Hitting North America on 21st November and Europe on 28th November, Nintendo has recently talked up...

News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Mario Kart 8 Software Update Will Unlock amiibo Functionality With Themed Mii Racing Suits

Speed meets style

In a recent update to the official Mario Kart 8 site — that seems to have been spotted early be eager fans — Nintendo has revealed some of the first details in relation to the game's long-awaited amiibo functionality, and announced that the relevant software update will be available from November 13th. According to the amiibo...

News: SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

SEGA Outlines Impressive Plans For Sonic Boom Merchandise

Don't be blue, there's plenty coming

Sonic the Hedgehog is set to race exclusively onto Nintendo consoles this month with a pair of simultaneous new entries in the series. In an effort to re-invigorate Sega's beloved mascot once again, the company is launching an all-out marketing campaign that's hoping to reach a broad demographic of fans old and...

Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash Tour Live Up To Expectations?

Mario & chums party hard

Whilst at Nintendo UK’s headquarters, we were lucky enough to get a go on the brand new mode exclusive to the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.: Smash Tour. Going in we didn't really know too much about the mode beyond that it was a Mario Party-esque affair with a Smash Bros. flavour. After a short debriefing we managed...

News: The UK's Best Super Smash Bros. Player Is Crowned In A Thrilling Grand Final

The UK's Best Super Smash Bros. Player Is Crowned In A Thrilling Grand Final

Watch our video highlights from the big event

Last Friday saw the culmination of Nintendo's effort to find the best Super Smash Bros. player in the whole of the UK, with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Grand Finals taking place at the historic York Hall in London. 32 finalists — picked during national heats which took place all over the...

News: New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November

Remember, remember

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct video that will stream tomorrow – 5th November – coinciding with Guy Fawke's Night here in the UK. The gaming giant did not divulge any particular information about what we can expect to see in this latest live stream, except that it will focus on the games that are coming out...

Review: Power Rangers Super Megaforce (3DS)

Power Rangers Super Megaforce (3DS)

Dull as dishwater

Games that are tied in to TV shows are often little more than a quick cash-grab used to dupe unsuspecting parents into buying a sub-par game because their child will recognise the characters. No truer is this statement than when referring to Power Rangers Super Megaforce. Once you load up the game, you'd be forgiven for letting...