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News: The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is Being Killed Off After 33 Years

The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is Being Killed Off After 33 Years

CVG name to disappear

Future Publishing has confirmed that the CVG brand is to be killed off, marking the end of more than three decades of video game coverage. Computer & Video Games — CVG for short — began life back in 1981, covering the burgeoning UK home computer market. The magazine at this time was printed on black and white paper and...

News: Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

"The story might not be too different from past Star Fox games"

Star Fox will be blasting its way to the Wii U next year, offering fans of the series another chance to hop into the iconic Arwing and perform barrel rolls aplenty. However, those expecting the game to feature a radically different storyline to what has gone before may be a little...

News: Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released In Card Form, Says Miyamoto

Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released In Card Form, Says Miyamoto

"We're looking at how we can use the amiibo functionality in the future"

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept, amiibo, has been a resounding success, with the company almost unable to keep up with the incredible demand for these interactive lumps of NFC-enabled plastic. However, there's been a lot of confusion regarding which figures are...

Video: SEGA's 3D Classics Collection Now Available In Japan, Looks Delightful

SEGA's 3D Classics Collection Now Available In Japan, Looks Delightful

Includes an array of retro experiences

While 3DS owners in the West are still anticipating the release of the second batch of SEGA 3D Classics on the eShop in 2015, Japan is already being treated to a boxed collection of the series, including 6 of the 12 games currently ported, enhanced and released by developer M2. Announced in September as Sega...

News: Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Dames, detectives, and plumbers with nothing to lose!

The world of dime store novels retains such a fascinating nostalgic allure. Few really seem interested in the actual stories anymore, many of which were as cheaply written as their costs and just as trashy, but the best covers portray enough intrigue, danger, and taboo connotations to weave an...

News: UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

MCV report shows the diminishing UK value of Wii U and 3DS in 2014

As we enter the final few major shopping days before Christmas, we're certainly curious as to whether this festive period will deliver the sales success that Nintendo craves. The picture appears to be relatively positive in the US, with November showing strong software sales and an...

News: Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PAL Regions

Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PAL Regions

Save 'em for summer

Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo Australia / New Zealand have had a reasonable recent record of adding neat products to Club Nintendo, and it's now swung into action with a rather attractive golf ball set. It's not exactly golfing season in Europe — far from it — but it's summertime Down Under; in either case it's a tempting...

Matters Of Import: Collectible Badge Centre Brings A Personal Touch To 3DS Customisation

Collectible Badge Centre Brings A Personal Touch To 3DS Customisation

Gotta catch 'em all, quite literally

Nintendo is in something of a quandary at the moment. Their handheld business is obviously doing very well, but at the same time the company can’t help but glance over at the millions made from cheap smartphone apps and their "free" alternatives and long for a slice of that lucrative revenue stream. So, with...

News: European Version Of Super Retro Trio Boasts Improved Compatibility With PAL Games

European Version Of Super Retro Trio Boasts Improved Compatibility With PAL Games

Available now from leading retailers

At the start of the year we reviewed the Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio, a remarkable machine which plays a wide range of retro formats. During our initial review, we spotted a few minor compatibility problems with PAL games — Super Mario Kart on the SNES in particular, which played fine but suffered from...

Nintendo Download: 18th December (North America)

18th December (North America)

Mega Man treats, 99Moves, Meme Run, discounts galore and more

It's time for the final Nintendo Download Update before Christmas Day, and it's a meaty line-up in North America. We have a host of new downloads on both the Wii U and 3DS, two retro offerings on the home console and a whole load of tempting discounts. There's lots to see, so let's get to...

News: North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console

North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console

Dust off that Wii Zapper

Nintendo has officially announced that Duck Hunt will be arriving on the Wii U eShop in North America on 25th December 2014. We've known that the title was coming to the West ever since it was revealed alongside the Duck Hunt character present in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, but until now we only knew the...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

There's a chance the game will get Dream Rush local multiplayer, too

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams launched on Wii U with a bug which prevented sound from being outputted from the GamePad's speaker, and while this was fixed in the European edition of the game, North American players are still waiting for the fix. We recently approached Black Forest...

Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Detail Matters

The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Detail Matters

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson on why amiibo is such a hit in his house

Spending an afternoon unboxing Wave 2 amiibo figures got my boys more than a little excited, but along with the frenzied Christmas joy they quickly latched on to just how detailed these toys are. We first caught up with Wave 1 amiibos Yoshi, Donkey Kong and Peach before getting...

Matters Of Import: Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

Final Fantasy Explorers Fights For Capcom's Crown

The Diet Coke of Monster Hunter

We’ve finally got around to try out the "Lite" version of Square Enix’s new team-based action RPG Final Fantasy Explorers; a playable taste of the early stages that allows adventurers to transfer certain parts of their save to the real thing when it releases in Japan today. Anyone who’s played Monster Hunter...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Nano Assault! Art of Balance! Jett Rocket II!

We may have already had this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, but a few more surprise discounts will arrive as the stores freshen up today (18th December). While one Shin'en Multimedia game was listed in the 3DS eShop discounts initially, it's now been confirmed that a total of six...

News: UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker This Side Of Christmas

UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker This Side Of Christmas

Blowing their Toad early, physical stores to have stock on Monday

UPDATE #2: It would seem that copies have arrived today: UPDATE: We've since heard from another source that GAME is indeed shipping online orders for Captain Toad today, and that their high street stores will have stock for sale from Monday. ORIGINAL STORY: While lucky North...