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Reminder: Summer Games Done Quick Kicks Off on 26th July

Summer Games Done Quick Kicks Off on 26th July

All the speedrunning you can want

Games Done Quick is one of the best known and most-loved speedrunning organisations. With two major events a year that raise plenty of money for charity, it gives us an excuse to watch extremely skilful gamers play a mix of old and relatively new games. It's taking place in St. Paul, Minneapolis this year, and...

News: Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast That Nintendo Worried About Their General Well-Being

Players Reached Splatoon's Level Cap So Fast That Nintendo Worried About Their General Well-Being

​"We worried that they're still sleeping and eating!"

Splatoon co-director Tsubasa Sakaguchi has revealed to Eurogamer that he and the rest of the team were surprised at how quickly players reached the game's level cap. As you'll be aware if you've already played Nintendo's excellent online shooter, Splatoon features an experience point system...

News: Splatoon's Camp Triggerfish Map Opens For Business Tomorrow

Splatoon's Camp Triggerfish Map Opens For Business Tomorrow

Happy camper

Nintendo has confirmed via its Facebook page that the Camp Triggerfish map will go live tomorrow morning in the UK. This new map has a tribal feel which sets it apart from the levels we've seen so far - it's like a wooden assault course, complete with squid-like totem poles. The stage is unique in that it features floodgates which - in...

Review: 3D Streets of Rage 2 (3DS eShop)

3D Streets of Rage 2 (3DS eShop)

Grand Upper

There was a time when playground arguments didn't revolve around resolutions, framerates or what PewDiePie's favourite toast topping is. In the early '90s it was simple; which is the best: Final Fight or Streets of Rage? Final Fight was, for a time, exclusive to Nintendo and jealous Mega Drive owners glared with envy at their smug...

Review: G.G Series THROW OUT (DSiWare)

G.G Series THROW OUT (DSiWare)

​Throw this one out

We return to the G.G series with the sports genre, this time looking at a soccer game with combative elements reminiscent of the Mario Strikers series. It somewhat succeeds in this attempt, but matches are seldom challenging and consequently feel dull. While the game mechanics themselves are solid enough, one can't help but...

News: ESL Announces Tentative Move Into Competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournaments

ESL Announces Tentative Move Into Competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournaments

eSports for EU, initially

ESL - Electronic Sports League - is undoubtedly a big deal in the world of eSports, serving as a major global hub for online and venue events. Its most popular events are typically based around franchises such as Call of Duty and League of Legends, but it's now dipping its toes into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. We are...

News: Xeodrifter Cross-Buy Will Include 3DS eShop Early Adopters When Wii U Version Lands

Xeodrifter Cross-Buy Will Include 3DS eShop Early Adopters When Wii U Version Lands

Great news all around

Xeodrifter is a gem on the 3DS eShop, a rapid Metroidvania-style project from Renegade Kid that's rightly earned plenty of praise. With its imminent arrival on the Wii U eShop in North America there had been doubts that early adopters would be able to enjoy the offer - this was the result of eShop limitations and the existing...

News: Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Animal Crossing New 3DS Cover Plates Coming To Europe In October

Same day as Happy Home Designer, in fact

Nintendo's Italian office has confirmed that Animal Crossing New 3DS cover plates will be coming to Europe on October 2nd - the same day that Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer hits the console. Three plates will be available, one showing Isabelle, the other portraying K.K. Slider and the third showing a...

News: Dave & Buster's is Planning Location Testing for Pokkén Tournament in North America

Dave & Buster's is Planning Location Testing for Pokkén Tournament in North America

"If it does well in test we'd bring it everywhere."

Pokkén Tournament is out in the wild in Japan, so attention naturally turns to hopes of seeing it in Western arcades. The arcade scene may not be as prominent outside of Japan, but we shouldn't forget that The Pokémon Company has talked up the prospects of some units making it to the West. It...

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (North America)

23rd July (North America)

Binding of Isaac Rebirth! 3D Streets of Rage 2! Legend of Kay! Much more!

It's Nintendo Download Update time once again, and we have a fairly packed week in North America. We have a relatively controversial and long-awaited arrival on Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS, cross platform RPG goodness and some quirky efforts on the home console, while a budget...

Review: LEGO Jurassic World (3DS)

LEGO Jurassic World (3DS)

Don't go into the long grass

In case you've been living under a rock or have been crystallized in amber for millions of years, a new film in the Jurassic Park series has been unleashed into the world. As has been the case with so many film franchises before it, this release also brings along with it a LEGO video game adaptation. Welcome to the 3DS...

News: Donkey Kong Nearly Missed Out On Pixels Stardom

Donkey Kong Nearly Missed Out On Pixels Stardom

Nintendo only agreed if DK would be treated with respect

The Pixels movie certainly has a creative plot. When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth using the games as models. This leaves the President of the United States no option but to recruit a team of old-school...