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Review: Citizens of Earth (Wii U eShop)

Citizens of Earth (Wii U eShop)

Citizens, Unite Up!!

ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF THIS FINE, BLUE PLANET WE CALL EARTH! Permit me a moment and I'll show you that role playing games don't all have to be about swinging swords and finding mystical artifacts. They don't have to use that tired old fantasy setting we've grown so used to, or even star a typical protagonist! Here, your...

News: Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Takes On Gateway Flashcard

Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Takes On Gateway Flashcard

An endless battle of patches and counter-patches

Earlier today we reported on the latest 3DS system update to version 9.5.0-22, another that falls into the 'stability' category. We often have a little joke about these updates and allude to the fact they're likely tackling hacks and exploits, but on this occasion we thought we'd actually delve off...

News: Cult PlayStation 2 Title Legend Of Kay Is Getting Remastered On Wii U

Cult PlayStation 2 Title Legend Of Kay Is Getting Remastered On Wii U

Well, that was unexpected

Hands up if you saw this coming - 2005 PS2 title Legend of Kay is coming to the Wii U as a remastered retail release. Developed by Neon Games and originally published on Sony's console by JoWood Productions in Europe and Capcom in North America, this action title features talking animals fighting over the future of the...

News: ​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlocked In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlocked In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Nothing of value comes easily

Masahiro Sakurai has published a new "Smash Bros. Diaries" entry in the latest issue of Game Informer, and one question in particular struck a chord with Smash fans: had he ever considered allowing the fighter unlocks in the 3DS version to transfer over to the Wii U version? Although Sakurai's answer started with a...

News: Apex 2015 Ends With The Conclusion Of A Bitter Rivalry And A Failed Chance at Redemption

Apex 2015 Ends With The Conclusion Of A Bitter Rivalry And A Failed Chance at Redemption

Smell ya later

Now that Apex 2015 is over and done with, it can be safely said that it was a pretty big deal. The popular fighting game tournament set a few records, with over 1024 entrants in Super Smash Bros. Melee - beating out the previous record held by EVO at 970 - and over 800 entrants in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, claiming the title for...

News: The Stability of 3DS System Update 9.5.0-22 May Rock Your World

The Stability of 3DS System Update 9.5.0-22 May Rock Your World

Or not...

Hold onto your hats, your 3DS and your collected StreetPass Mii hats, there's a system update - version 9.5.0-22. It brings a level of stability previously unseen on the portable, ensuring that you'll have never played such a stable system in your whole lifetime. Don't believe us? The Nintendo official details drop the mic below...

News: Ubisoft Launches Yet Another Massive eShop Sale in North America

Ubisoft Launches Yet Another Massive eShop Sale in North America

Watch Dogs! Rayman Legends! ZombiU! More good (and rubbish) games!

Ubisoft may not be throwing games at Nintendo systems any more, but it sure is happy to run eShop discounts on its older titles. Every few months we see plenty of price reductions, and the latest promotional batch has now been announced for North America. Available now and running...

Video: Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Then it just gets freaky

The Simpsons has been running long enough that its opening is firmly cemented in pop culture history, but Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon have decided to delve even deeper into the nostalgia centers of our brains by rendering it in pixel form. The video calls out a few classic game icons and tropes, certainly, but something...

Video: Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

More than one way to beat World 1-2

Videogame covers are found in abundance on YouTube. You have covers with acoustic guitar, covers with Mario Paint, and even covers with just a guy singing mostly "Baah!" with the tones of an angel. One piece of the cover scene that doesn't seem to get as much attention is the drums, but we thankfully have artists...

News: GameStop Source Suggests That Super Mario amiibo Range Will be Available in "Abundance"

GameStop Source Suggests That Super Mario amiibo Range Will be Available in "Abundance"

We'll see Nintendo, we'll see

When it comes to product launches, amiibo is full of contradictions. Millions of units - about 5.7 million - have been sold: that's great. Fans have been frustrated by low stock, especially of particular highly sought after toys: that's bad. They've been a success as fans can't buy enough, yet Nintendo's struggled to...

Review: Quell Memento (3DS eShop)

Quell Memento (3DS eShop)

Worth remembering

Creating a working puzzle takes a certain level of skill, even more so if you wish to make it interesting. The Quell series really seems to pay a special mind to the puzzle as a form of craft, presenting its challenges to the player while also attempting to build a serene journey through them. Quell Memento, the latest iteration to...

News: Nintendo to Present a Xenoblade Chronicles X Showcase This Week

Nintendo to Present a Xenoblade Chronicles X Showcase This Week

We're counting the minutes

With Xenoblade Chronicles X set to launch in Japan on 29th April, Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft are stepping up promotional efforts for the RPG adventure. In recent days and weeks, for example, we've heard of the non-linear approach to progression in the game, indications that the world will be five times the size...

News: Sega Formally Announces the Capcom Arcade of Nintendo's Luigi's Mansion 2

Sega Formally Announces the Capcom Arcade of Nintendo's Luigi's Mansion 2

Many fingers in this pie

Nintendo may have question marks around current third-party support on its systems, but few can doubt that it has some strong relationships with other companies in Japan - Koei Tecmo, Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom are all examples. The latter two both appear to have some involvement in the arcade for Luigi's Mansion: Dark...

News: Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Selected Wave 3 Figures Won't Be Available In-Store 

Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Selected Wave 3 Figures Won't Be Available In-Store 

Target exclusive figure is likely to be in high demand

Amiibo - Nintendo's stab at the "toys to life" concept - has been a massive success in commercial terms, but the Kyoto giant has caused a lot of ill-will amongst fans by failing to meet demand and discontinuing figures almost as soon as they hit store shelves. Get ready for some more disappoi

News: This Bayonetta Browser Game is Perfect For Killing Time, and Angels

This Bayonetta Browser Game is Perfect For Killing Time, and Angels

Platinum strikes again

Platinum Games is one of the most imaginative and quirky major studios in game development, and has lived up to that reputation with a rather random release of an 8-bit style browser game based on Bayonetta - it's called 'Angel Land'. In this game, that's perfect for time wasting, you simply use space to jump and enter to...