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Weirdness: Sony Uses Art From Super Smash Bros. To Celebrate 20 Years Of PlayStation

Sony Uses Art From Super Smash Bros. To Celebrate 20 Years Of PlayStation

Not so Mega, man

The PlayStation brand turns 20 this year, and Sony has plenty of reasons to be cheerful. It has gone from being an industry outsider to a major player in two decades, and has proven to be a worthy rival to the likes of Nintendo, Sega and Microsoft. However, it would appear that one of the graphic artists working on Sony's...

News: Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners Who Bought Bayonetta 2 on Release

Platinum Games’ Producer Thanks Wii U Owners Who Bought Bayonetta 2 on Release

Relieved by the warm reception

Despite an underwhelming sales performance on release, Platinum Games’ Bayonetta 2 was still a critically acclaimed and highly anticipated angel & demon hunting experience. With the dust now settled, the producer of Bayonetta 2 – Akiko Kuroda – has recently spoken out via Platinum’s website about the...

Review: My Life on a Farm 3D (3DS eShop)

My Life on a Farm 3D (3DS eShop)

E - I - E - I - NO

My Life on a Farm 3D is standing proof that you can take a poor game concept and, with the proper lack of care and ingenuity, rework it into something that is just as poor as — if not potentially worse than — its source. Life on the farm feels a lot like life in a previous TREVA title, Me & My Pets 3D. This is because the...

News: December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring Festive Cheer

December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring Festive Cheer

Super Mario Kart! Kid Icarus! Kirby! More!

It's now time for the final North American Club Nintendo rewards update of 2014, with the December offerings taking us well into 2015 and giving keen coin collectors their last chance to splash the virtual cash before Christmas. This batch has the now-standard eight games, with four across Wii U and Wii...

News: Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii U and 3DS Deals

Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii U and 3DS Deals

Joining Target with late offers

We're now in the final full shopping week before Christmas, and the last batch of retail discounts are starting to do the rounds in the US. As we reported last week Target is offering a host of deals including an excellent price of $249.99 for the Super Mario 3D World Wii U bundle; that is now, tellingly,

Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smash Bros. Controller, GameCube Adapter and amiibo You Want?

Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smash Bros. Controller, GameCube Adapter and amiibo You Want?

Stock issues have been ongoing since launch

Since late November there have been a few key products that Nintendo has used to drive sales of the Wii U, all related to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The main product has been the amiibo range, now into its second wave, while alongside that there's been the GameCube Controller Adapter and a related...

Developer Interview: Aurelien Regard Talks About Mixing F-Zero, Star Fox And Micro Machines In The Next Penelope

Aurelien Regard Talks About Mixing F-Zero, Star Fox And Micro Machines In The Next Penelope

Re-telling Greek legends on the Wii U eShop

Aurelien Regard isn't perhaps a name which will be instantly familiar with gamers. While fellow countrymen like Éric Chahi and Michel Ancel attract plenty of attention thanks to their famous titles, Regard has been dutifully plugging away in the shadows. Formerly of the now-defunct French studio Arkedo...

News: Plenty of Fishies Swimming onto Wii U this Week

Plenty of Fishies Swimming onto Wii U this Week

Finding Wiimo

Nitrolic is releasing a brand new title known as Plenty of Fishies to the Wii U eShop in the US. You control a fish – as you might imagine – and have to take on various challenges in order to get the highest score amongst your friends. The game features a number of different gameplay modes in both single player and multiplayer...

News: Renegade Kid Is Bringing Survival Horror Title Dementium To The Nintendo 3DS

Renegade Kid Is Bringing Survival Horror Title Dementium To The Nintendo 3DS

eShop release coming next year, Dementium II and III could follow

Renegade Kid’s Jools Watsham revealed not so long ago that his company had regained control of the Dementium brand, and that he had plans for the series moving forward. Speaking to Twitch channel Vinesauce, Watsham has now delivered more details on the proposed revival of the...

Video: We Go Hands On With Some 2nd Wave amiibo Figures

We Go Hands On With Some 2nd Wave amiibo Figures

Tiny Falcon Punches

The world is going amiibo-mad at the moment, and in this wave of hysteria, some retailers are releasing the 2nd wave of figurines a week earlier than originally planned here in the UK. We picked up three of the new wave and because we're so nice, we've made this little video to show you what we think of them. You're welcome...

News: Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Mario Kart 8 Commercial is Pretty Old

Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Mario Kart 8 Commercial is Pretty Old

Just wonky effects, we'd wager

Over the past weekend we saw some chatter around a potential 'new' GamePad in a Mario Kart 8 commercial posted on the Japanese YouTube account; we clicked on over and were disappointed. The focus was on a GamePad shot that showed a controller that appeared thinner but blurry, but we realised this was actually a retread...

Video: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus Shows Off Its amiibo Fighters

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus Shows Off Its amiibo Fighters

New trailer shows off Nintendo-themed liveries

Bandai Namco has released a trailer for its forthcoming update of the 3DS title Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy. Going by the name Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble Plus in Japan, the title is one of the first 3DS releases to include support for the newly-released amiibo range of interactive toys. Tapping...

Nintendo Download: 18th December (Europe)

18th December (Europe)

99Moves, retro fighting, 3DS battles, puzzling sums and more

It's the final download update before a Christmas Day line-up, and it may be best to consider it a calm before a storm. There are some relatively promising new downloads on both Wii U and 3DS, along with discounts and demos, so there may be some games to part you from some cash before the...

Review: Mighty Final Fight (Wii U eShop / NES)

Mighty Final Fight (Wii U eShop / NES)

Looks can be deceiving

At first glance, it would be easy to mistake Capcom's Mighty Final Fight as a cheap cash-in of a superior arcade beat 'em up, with its chibi-styled characters and its seemingly limited 8-bit presentation. But while Mighty Final Fight may appear simpler than other entries in the series — game history buffs would be interested...

Review: Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (3DS)

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (3DS)

Flying on Empty

When a video game title receives both a console and handheld iteration, it's fairly common for them to feature unique gameplay, different art styles, and generally offer a fresh experience across the platforms. Instead, Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue for the 3DS is almost identical in every aspect to its Wii U counterpart...