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Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Tough Questions on Quality Control

The Wii U eShop is Raising Tough Questions on Quality Control

Accessibility is generally considered wonderful, but has its downsides

In the coming weeks we're going to tackle a tricky issue here at Nintendo Life, in which we look at the direction of the Wii U eShop and ask whether a change in structure is required. In general the store shows excellent support for all download games, providing each and every...

News: Donkey Kong, Pac-Man And Q*Bert Cast Alongside Game Of Thrones Star Peter Dinklage In Pixels

Donkey Kong, Pac-Man And Q*Bert Cast Alongside Game Of Thrones Star Peter Dinklage In Pixels

Based on the web short of the same name

Remember Pixels? It was a short film made by Patrick Jean back in 2010, and showed New York city being invaded by characters from famous retro games. The short is being turned into a fully-fledged movie helmed by Home Alone and Harry Potter director Chris Columbus and starring Peter Dinklage (Game of...

Video: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Footage Shows Legacy of Music for First Six Games

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Footage Shows Legacy of Music for First Six Games

Everyone has a favourite track

It may be unlikely to be a multi-million selling smash hit, but we expect some 3DS owners are pretty keen to get their hands on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call this September. The expanded version of the original will have plenty of new content, bringing the total number of tracks to over 200; that should keep...

News: Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Another spin on the "Nintendo wins E3" debate

A recent survey commissioned by IHS in partnership with Gamer Network has revealed that Nintendo's strong showing at E3 caused a massive spike in purchasing intent for the Wii U. Around a thousand core gamers were quizzed on various purchase intentions before and after the event. The Wii U began E3 as...

News: Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Still no plans, as yet, to make methods public

In early July we reported on YouTube channel MrBean35000vr demonstrating that it had hacked a Wii U and Mario Kart 8, showing changes to text within the game, the console's menu and WaraWara Plaza. The hackers made a point in expressing their opposition to 'cheaters' and stated it was working towards...

News: Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Quite a cast

Just yesterday we reported on the news that a Goron was being teased as a new playable character in Hyrule Warriors. It seems that tease was just the beginning, as a preview from Famitsu on its latest issue is promising details on three new playable characters. As expected, it's the turn of

Hardware Classics: Sega Master System

Sega Master System

Everyone's favourite underdog

If you're reading this outside of Europe, then there's a very good chance that your perception of the Sega Master System is one of complete and utter failure. The 8-bit system wasn't even close to contesting the might of the NES in North America or the Famicom in Japan; although Sega at that point was a well-known...

News: UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Download Piracy, Raising Importance of System Security

UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Download Piracy, Raising Importance of System Security

Nintendo is still battling hackers of the Wii U and 3DS

The Wii and DS were compromised for a significant period of their lifespan, with the latter being a victim of rampant game piracy with the sale and availability of R4 cards. Though there are always those that make the case for such devices as a means for obtaining backups of games already...

Video: Behold The Insane Destructive Power Of Link's Wrecking Ball And Power Glove Combo

Behold The Insane Destructive Power Of Link's Wrecking Ball And Power Glove Combo

More Hyrule Warriors footage to get you excited

As the Japanese launch of Hyrule Warriors draws ever closer we've starting to see a lot more video content pouring out of Koei Tecmo. This latest footage shows Link's Ball & Chain and Power Glove weapon arrangement, the raw power of which is absolutely terrifying. Link is able to use the ball to...

News: Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To Console Data Transfer

Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To Console Data Transfer

You can now navigate the eShop with multiple controllers, too

Wii U system update version 5.1.0 is rolling out to consoles as we speak, and allows owners to port data from one Wii U console to another. Previously, users were required to send their Wii U consoles to Nintendo in order to transfer information — such as your Nintendo Network ID, game...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures To Utilise Touch Screen and 3D Effect

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures To Utilise Touch Screen and 3D Effect

Character swapping, stats and info on Wii U and 3DS second screens

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures has been available on PC for a good while now, yet considering the relevance of Nintendo systems to the YouTube series — which now has a feature movie approaching release — some have been particularly keen to play it on Wii U and 3DS. A recent...

News: New Hyrule Warriors Playable Character to be Announced This Week

New Hyrule Warriors Playable Character to be Announced This Week

Rumours and hints point to a Goron

Koei Tecmo is still consistently revealing tantalising new details for Hyrule Warriors in the form of new playable characters, stages and villains. It's the former that arguably raise hype levels the most, as we can all fantasize about crushing hundreds of foes with a variety of iconic characters from the Zelda...

Video: More Mighty No. 9 Footage Arrives to Tempt Us

More Mighty No. 9 Footage Arrives to Tempt Us

Including some new scenes

To its credit, Comcept continues to go above and beyond in utilising its Kickstarter page to provide regular updates on Mighty No. 9, which will come to Wii U, 3DS and a host of other platforms in 2015. As part of a regular update it's posted a new video with around two minutes of game footage, a good indication of recent...

News: Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris Ultimate, Along With Online Features

Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris Ultimate, Along With Online Features

Challenge modes to test Nintendo gamers

There was, unsurprisingly, irritation when it looked like Ubisoft would be bringing Tetris Ultimate to PS4 and Xbox One but not a Nintendo system — it later emerged during E3 that a version is actually coming to 3DS this Autumn / Fall. The company has 'announced' this version somewhat belatedly today, but...

News: Areal Passes Kickstarter Goal, Yet More Peculiarities and Questions Remain

Areal Passes Kickstarter Goal, Yet More Peculiarities and Questions Remain

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developers claim support from Vladimir Putin

A while ago we wrote about a Kickstarter campaign from developers (West Games) claiming to be those behind S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Metro: Last Light, with the Wii U raised as a target. It then all got rather peculiar, as the credentials of the studio were called into question, with much of the...