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News: Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club Nintendo Elite Rewards

Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club Nintendo Elite Rewards

Platinum choices include retail downloads

It's that time once again for the Elite Gifts on Club Nintendo in North America, in which the most loyal gamers in the region get to choose from various rewards after spending a lot of money in the preceding year. Typically these offerings include goodies such as poster sets, CD soundtracks and calendars,...

News: Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Golden Sun: The Lost Age Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Western release should be on the cards

We've already seen the excellent Golden Sun on the Wii U Virtual Console, and next week Japanese players will be getting their hands on the equally brilliant sequel. Golden Sun: The Lost Age was originally released on the Game Boy Advance in Japan in 2002 (and a year later in North America and Europe) and...

Review: Internal Invasion (Wii U eShop)

Internal Invasion (Wii U eShop)

Terminal

Imagine a future in which all disease is cured through the aid of tiny nano-bots flowing through your bloodstream. There would be no need for medicine or doctor visits, as all illness would be taken care of internally. It's an incredible proposition that makes for an interesting sci-fi storyline that can be taken in so many directions,...

News: Wii Sports Club Update Arrives, Probably Doesn't Do Much

Wii Sports Club Update Arrives, Probably Doesn't Do Much

"Enhancements to improve the user’s experience"

Wii Sports Club has now been released in full as four separate downloads, while it's also now in stores as a retail disc in Europe — that offering arrives in North America on 25th July. The Wii U upgrade to the iconic bundled Wii software may not be enjoying the cultural impact of the original, but...

News: Just Dance 2015 on Wii U To Be Featured in The Nintendo Gaming Lounge During Comic-Con

Just Dance 2015 on Wii U To Be Featured in The Nintendo Gaming Lounge During Comic-Con

Take that, Wii version

Nintendo has already confirmed that it'll have a presence at this years San Diego Comic-Con, running from 24th to 27th July. There'll be a Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina located at 333 W. Harbor Drive (adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center), and the big N has already announced a Super Smash...

First Impressions: Exploring the Depths of Affordable Space Adventures

Exploring the Depths of Affordable Space Adventures

A unique challenge

After a first year of struggling momentum, the Wii U eShop library has steadily developed and now has a solid line-up of high-quality games. Some are multiplatform titles, a common reality in this era of game engines such as Unity being widely adopted, and there's also a small batch of experiences unique to the system. A...

News: Ninja Pizza Girl Wants Kickstarter Campaign to Deliver

Ninja Pizza Girl Wants Kickstarter Campaign to Deliver

You play as a pizza delivering ninja. Interested yet?

Disparity Games just opened a Kickstarter campaign for its intriguing new platformer, Ninja Pizza Girl, hoping to bring the game to the Wii U eShop should the funding target be me. Drawing inspiration from Sonic the Hedgehog and Mirror's Edge, Gemma the 16-year-old pizza delivering ninja free...

Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?

Should Nintendo Be Promoting The Wii U GamePad As A Tablet Killer?

Kids love tablets, so why isn't Nintendo shouting about the GamePad?

When Nintendo first lifted the lid on the Wii U and its unique GamePad controller, many within the industry murmured their cautious approval. It all seemed to make so much sense — Apple's iPad had already kickstarted a tablet revolution and second-screen gaming promised big...

Video: Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Mario Kart 8 Final Reveals The Top UK Family Racer

Speed demons

After weeks of heats and numerous family competitors, Family Gamer TV whittled the field down to the final four racers in their Mario Kart 8 competition. In a head-to-head final race the families each cheered on their children to complete Toad Harbour ahead of the field. Ben (racing as Mario, top left), Jarvis (racing as Larry, bottom...

News: The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago

The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago

We are Family (Computer)

31 years ago today, Nintendo Co., Ltd. released the Famicom console in Japan, an event which would herald the beginning of the firm's wildly successful relationship with home video games. Hitting store shelves at 14,800 Yen (around $145 / £84 / 107 Euros), the system wasn't an instant hit with the Japanese public. Sales...

Review: Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy (3DS eShop)

Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy (3DS eShop)

Giro della Galaxy

Last year’s Bike Rider DX was a pleasant surprise, bringing auto-scrolling precision platforming to the eShop in a charming, polished, pedal-powered package. Now, fresh from the first game’s world tour, our tireless cyclist returns to take to the stars in this space-themed sequel, Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy. Keeping the same great...

Video: Take a Closer Look At Super-Secret Bases in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Take a Closer Look At Super-Secret Bases in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

A place to get away from the grind

One of the various exciting reveals in the past week for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire was Super-Secret Bases, bringing over and greatly expanding — hence the additional "Super" — the feature from the Game Boy Advance originals. These bases will be heavily customisable, of course, and will

News: Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who Skipped PS3 And 360 Last Gen

Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who Skipped PS3 And 360 Last Gen

Remastered PS3 classics are tempting Wii owners, says Sony's Andrew House

Wii owners who decided against buying a PS3 or 360 are flocking to the PS4 in droves, according to Sony Computer Entertainment boss Andrew House. Speaking to Eurogamer at the recent Develop conference in the UK, House echoed recent statements made by Sony Worldwide Studios...

News: Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Broadcast on 17th July in Japan

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo Hosting Fatal Frame Broadcast on 17th July in Japan

Details of Wii U exclusive on the way

Earlier this year it was announced that a new Fatal Frame / Project Zero title is coming to the Wii U, which is pleasing news for fans of the horror franchise. The series has a slightly patchy release history in the West, however, with Project Zero 2: Wii Edition coming to Europe but not North America, the...

News: Mercedes Reports a Boost in Interest Since Announcing Mario Kart 8 Ad and DLC Deal

Mercedes Reports a Boost in Interest Since Announcing Mario Kart 8 Ad and DLC Deal

Marketing Experts 1 - 0 Jaded Cynics

There were some raised eyebrows when free Mercedes DLC — along with a marketing campaign — was announced for Mario Kart 8 in Japan, and more excitable chatter when that same content was confirmed for the West. Some are indifferent to the whole thing, others are pleased, while there's certainly a contingent...

News: Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

You'll want to hang Wil Overton's awesome art on your wall

Ever wondered what kind of appearance famed bounty hunter Samus Aran would sport if she'd been designed by Hanna-Barbera instead of Nintendo? Allow famed UK artist Wil Overton — formerly of Super Play and Rare fame — to show you. He's produced this amazing piece of artwork which is now...