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Video: Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Nintendo Releases 60 FPS Trailers for Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 DLC

Have a EMP Indie event video as a bonus

Earlier this year YouTube announced that it'd update its service to finally support 60 frames per second (FPS) videos, which means that footage can be silky smooth and delicious for our eyeballs; that update went live at the end of October. The standard performance is 30 FPS, and if you're unsure of how...

News: The November Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Up For Grabs

The November Club Nintendo Rewards Are Now Up For Grabs

Pilotwings! Tokyo Crash Mobs! Metroid II! More!

Update: Shortly after publication four more games were added to the list, so the original article now reflects this. Original Article: It's time for the penultimate North American Club Nintendo rewards update of 2014, with details for November now available to tempt you into parting with hard-earned...

News: Keep All Your Treasured amiibo Figures Safe With Hori's Special Carry Case

Keep All Your Treasured amiibo Figures Safe With Hori's Special Carry Case

This is my bag, baby

Choosing which amiibo you're going to buy when they hit store shelves is just one part of the problem — you've then got to figure out where you're going to store them when you're out and about. Thankfully, Hori has this all sorted out. Available from December 6th, this handy carry bag from Play-Asia costs $17 / £11 and will...

Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Both Worlds with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo Offers the Best of Both Worlds with Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Satoru Iwata's "Same-Generation Hypothesis" actually makes sense

It's almost taken for granted that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will perform well on 3DS (and 2DS) over the Holiday season. It's the safest bet for Nintendo since Pokémon X & Y jumped into a bold new 3D engine and became the biggest-selling of all 3DS games;...

Gallery: Nintendo of America Releases Photo Evidence That Mario & Luigi Suck at American Football

Nintendo of America Releases Photo Evidence That Mario & Luigi Suck at American Football

Watch out Luigi!

Nintendo tries to convince us that a slightly overweight plumber is actually an athlete, releasing a variety of games in which Mario and friends play Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Soccer or even compete in the Olympics. That's all harmless fictional fun, of course, but if you unleash the Bros. into the real world to play sports, the truth...

News: Teyon Games Adds Text and Voice Chat to 3DS eShop Mix With Chat-A-Lot

Teyon Games Adds Text and Voice Chat to 3DS eShop Mix With Chat-A-Lot

Baby got chat

Teyon and WaiS Co. Ltd. have teamed up to bring their text and voice chatting app for the Nintendo 3DS, Chat-A-Lot, to the North American eShop starting this Thursday, 20th November for $7.99. Originally developed in Japan by WaiS Co. Ltd. and localised for the western regions by Teyon Games, Chat-A-Lot is a bright and colourful app...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

A chance to play the latest Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has announced that it is bringing its range of Wii U and 3DS titles to shopping centres all over the United States. From November 24th to December 21st, 16 different venues will benefit from hands-on play time with some of the company's most popular titles, including the forthcoming Super...

Video: Feast Your Eyes On Etrian Odyssey Untold II's Lush Opening Cinematic

Feast Your Eyes On Etrian Odyssey Untold II's Lush Opening Cinematic

And then cross your fingers for a western release

Etrian Odyssey Untold II hits Japanese stores on the 27th of this very month, and in order to build some hype in its homeland publisher Atlus has made the opening cinematic public. It's the next instalment in a series which has been active since the days of the Nintendo DS and follows on from the...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Sixty Two

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Sixty Two

Master Beast! Mario Circuit! Smash Tour! More!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U arrives this week in North America, which makes this the last entry in this feature series before that HD iteration lands — those in PAL regions and Japan have a little longer to wait. As a result Masahiro Sakurai's Director's Room Miiverse community posts are typically...

News: Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says Hyper Light Drifter Developer

"I don’t think anybody actually cares about this with 2D games"

Wii U owners might not be quite so concerned with the subject of what resolution their games are running in, but for Xbox One and PS4 fans it's an ongoing concern. With certain cross-platform titles running at a higher resolution on one machine than the other, the topic is constantly...

Nintendo Download: 20th November (Europe)

20th November (Europe)

Watch Dogs + DLC, Sonic Boom x2, Natsume retro goodies and more

Another week begins, but at least those of us in Europe have the Nintendo Download news to cheer up our day. This week's line-up includes some major retail releases, new download-only options across the board (even DSiWare makes an appearance) and a range of DLC, HOME themes and more...

News: 3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

Does not run 3DS ROMS, but open to emulators and apps

Over the past few months we've been reporting on the efforts of 3DS hacker smealum, who's been actively working towards releasing a homebrew exploit and channel for the 3DS. System updates and then the New Nintendo 3DS model delayed progress, but it seems that the exploit is now just days away...

Weirdness: Now You Can Play Super Smash Bros. on a TI-83/84 Calculator

Now You Can Play Super Smash Bros. on a TI-83/84 Calculator

Mad yet brilliant

Gamers do the strangest things, yet the most bizarre projects can also be the most amazing. Some like to recreate their favourite games — improbably — on scientific calculators, for example, and now someone's gone and done it with Super Smash Bros. It may be about to come out on Wii U having enjoyed success on Nintendo 3DS,...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old

Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old

Still leading the way

Little needs to be said about Shigeru Miyamoto and his contribution to Nintendo — or to be accurate his contribution to the video game industry. He's created some of the world's most iconic franchises and games while, in recent years, stepping back to oversee and assist Nintendo's talented development teams and partners...

Review: Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Well, it ain't too young or pretty but it sure as hell can swing

The evil Avar Empire and their evil leader are planning evil things such as an evil invasion of the peaceful and generally lovely Karinia. Commander Joe was sent in to sabotage their evil plans but unfortunately he was a bit rubbish and got himself captured (again!? – no wonder they...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes Live in Europe

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes Live in Europe

Four Nintendogs + Cats themes, too

Just recently four Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS HOME Themes were released in Japan, each adopting a different style reflecting the game, limited edition hardware and general artwork. We hoped they'd come to the West and, for Europeans at least, that day has come. Although they weren't listed in the official...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Ten: Mercenary

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Ten: Mercenary

Paladins go to the palace balls, mercenaries go everywhere else

In the tenth part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. Last week’s adventure in couch-building and furniture storage left me living large in my well-appointed new digs, the manor house in Castele’s market district...