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Feature: Humble Nindie Bundle - The Developer's Perspective

Humble Nindie Bundle - The Developer's Perspective

"I won't pretend I saw it coming, but it does make sense"

Humble Bundle is long established as a service that groups together games, eBooks and music into affordable packages, for which you pay what you want and determine how much money goes to the creators, Humble itself and a chosen charity. It's in gaming circles that it's best known, is hugely...

Matters Of Import: Fire Emblem (Sort Of) Exists On The Sony PlayStation

Fire Emblem (Sort Of) Exists On The Sony PlayStation

A look at Shouzou Kaga's forgotten classic

For various reasons we now live in an era where developers breaking away from their parent companies to make similar-but-different pseudo-sequels to dormant, dead, or defiled game series is now a relatively commonplace occurrence, with Koji Igarashi's Castlevania successor Bloodstained being the latest to...

Hands On: Checking Out Splatoon's Freshly Unlocked Ranked Battle Mode

Checking Out Splatoon's Freshly Unlocked Ranked Battle Mode

Laying it all on the line

If you booted up Splatoon this morning you might have noticed that without even the need to download an update that you can now play on the new Port Mackerel map. You can also buy the N-ZAP '85, a new weapon which looks suspiciously familiar. Of course what will be most exciting for competitive gamers is the introduction of...

News: Arc System Works Bringing Swords & Darkness And Ninja Usagimaru To The North American 3DS eShop

Arc System Works Bringing Swords & Darkness And Ninja Usagimaru To The North American 3DS eShop

Full of Eastern promise?

Arc System Works has confirmed that it is bringing two of its 3DS eShop titles to the North American eShop on June 11th. Swords & Darkness launched in Japan a while back and is a side-scrolling 2D action RPG. Our resident import expert Kerry previewed it some time ago, and wasn't that impressed. Ninja Usagimaru – The...

News: 3DS System Update 9.8.0-25 Launches With More Stability Than You Can Deal With

3DS System Update 9.8.0-25 Launches With More Stability Than You Can Deal With

"You want stability? You can't handle the stability!"

A new system update has just gone live for the Nintendo 3DS, and - you've guessed it - it offers more stability. How much stability is too much stability? Who knows, but we doubt Nintendo has reached the limit just yet. Here's the official word from the Big N itself: Further improvements to...

News: Patrick Scott Patterson's Failed Nintendo World Championships 2015 Bid Sums Up What's So Great About The Event

Patrick Scott Patterson's Failed Nintendo World Championships 2015 Bid Sums Up What's So Great About The Event

High scores, high tensions and high times

Patrick Scott Patterson is one of the most recognisable faces in video gaming fandom, and has appeared many times in various forms of media in order to celebrate our hobby and share his own personal love of the industry. Like so many hopefuls over the past weekend, Patterson took part in a Nintendo World...

Book Review: 33 1/3 - Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack

33 1/3 - Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack

Going deep into the classics

The themes of Super Mario Bros. are such a prominent part of our culture that they're easily celebrated, but perhaps not so easy to truly appreciate. The tracks - especially the original Overworld/Ground Theme - pop up in so many places and are so readily playable in our heads that we can treat them as simpler and less...

Review: Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

All buck and no bang!

Its certainly no secret that the 16-bit era of gaming was a great time to be a shoot em' up fan. Not only were there a large number of titles released, there were also some of the best the genre ever had to offer on display. While the Sega Mega Drive and NEC PC Engine were the definitive hot spots to get your shooter fix, the...

News: Art Academy: Home Studio Heading to North America as Wii U eShop Exclusive

Art Academy: Home Studio Heading to North America as Wii U eShop Exclusive

$4 discount for SketchPad owners

It's been a while coming, but just recently we learned that Art Academy: Atelier is heading to Wii U in Europe on 26th June, this being the full home console retail entry in the series. It's now been confirmed in a Nintendo Direct Micro that'll it'll be called Art Academy: Home Studio in North America, and will...

News: LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Will Be Fighting It Out On 3DS This Year

LBX: Little Battlers eXperience Will Be Fighting It Out On 3DS This Year

Silly customisations ahoy!

Today's surprise Nintendo Direct Micro did more than just provide localisation details from the weekend's Japanese broadcast, but has confirmed another title on its way to the West. LBX: Little Battlers eXperience is hitting the 3DS in North America on 21st August this year, and is due in Europe in November. As the name...

News: Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and Its amiibo Confirmed for North America and Europe

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash and Its amiibo Confirmed for North America and Europe

Swinging onto 3DS

Over the weekend we saw a new Chibi-Robo announcement from Japan, including a rather cute amiibo. Pleasingly this is making its way around the world, with the title being given the name Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash in the West. The platformer looks set to be a retail release in North America, at least, as the amiibo (pictured above) will...

Review: Mega Man Zero 4 (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Mega Man Zero 4 (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

The battle for Neo Arcadia

After three enjoyable Mega Man Zero entries, Capcom just had to sneak in one more. Released extremely late into the Game Boy Advance's life - after the Nintendo DS had already been released, in fact - Mega Man Zero 4 is the final game in the series and mostly follows along with the previous three titles. Once again...

News: Bravely Second End Layer is Heading to the West in 2016

Bravely Second End Layer is Heading to the West in 2016

The wait begins

Bravely Second End Layer has proven to be a success in Japan, and considering the highly respectable sales of its predecessor in the West it's little surprise that it's now confirmed for localisation. The Square Enix-published RPG had recently been trademarked in Europe, so this isn't particularly surprising news. Both Nintendo of...

News: Nintendo World Championships Event Time Confirmed, With The Legend of Zelda NES Included in the Final

Nintendo World Championships Event Time Confirmed, With The Legend of Zelda NES Included in the Final

Pre-show broadcasts also promised

Following the past weekend's Nintendo World Championship's qualifiers, Nintendo of America has used its quirky Nintendo Direct Micro and subsequent details to flesh out the final event that's taking place in LA on 14th June. For starters, the big event will be at 3pm Pacific time on 14th June, which is 6pm Eastern...

News: Nintendo of America Unleashes a Nintendo Direct Micro With New Game Details

Nintendo of America Unleashes a Nintendo Direct Micro With New Game Details

Release dates for some of the Japanese Nintendo Direct reveals

Over the weekend there was a Japanese Nintendo Direct that unveiled some exciting details, all of which is summarised right here. Nintendo of America has now release a neat 'Nintendo Direct Micro' with localised details on some of these reveals. Examples include Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure,...