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News: 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ROMS to be Emulated on the System

3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ROMS to be Emulated on the System

Yikes

While Nintendo's efforts at locking down exploits on the 3DS have been stronger than in past generations, hacks and homebrew have still been possible. Though system updates often shut them off, some have found clever ways to get around hardware limitations, and a recent web browser exploit raises a particularly thorny issue - Virtual Console...

News: Wii U Release of Soul Axiom Will Search For Meaning in Q4

Wii U Release of Soul Axiom Will Search For Meaning in Q4

Full PC arrival in Q2

Just recently we spoke in detail to Wales Interactive about its most notable planned release in 2015 - Soul Axiom. A spiritual successor to Master Reboot, it'll be another title from the developer to grace the Wii U eShop alongside releases on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It's a project - like Master Reboot - that emphasizes creative...

News: Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A "Respectable" Install Base In The UK

Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A "Respectable" Install Base In The UK

"It's a good news story"

The Wii U might not be posting the kind of sales figures that it forerunner did, but 2014 may well go down as the year that ignited the console's commercial resurgence. Whilst Sony grabbed headlines for the PS4's escalating sales and Microsoft played it aggressive, Nintendo, focused on what it does best: creating and...

News: This NES Arcade-Style Unit is a Thing of Beauty

This NES Arcade-Style Unit is a Thing of Beauty

Some games incompatible due to use Retron cartridge emulation tech

Hardware mods for retro systems are rather common, so those seeking a stylish or convenient option for playing their old NES games aren't short of options. Not many are quite as impressive as the Model G1 from Rabbit Engineering, though, which features arcade-style inputs, a...

News: Koei Tecmo Releases Awesome Hyrule Warriors Wallpapers to Celebrate One Million Units Shipped

Koei Tecmo Releases Awesome Hyrule Warriors Wallpapers to Celebrate One Million Units Shipped

So pretty...

Hyrule Warriors raised plenty of eyebrows when it was announced in December 2013, blending the hack and slash action of the Warriors franchise with one of Nintendo's most treasured IPs. Koei Tecmo did a rather good job, earning some critical acclaim as the release was also generally well-received by fans. It's evidently performed...

News: This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super Mario Bros. 4 To Nintendo 25 Years Ago

This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super Mario Bros. 4 To Nintendo 25 Years Ago

Even Nintendo's rejection letters are awesome

Back in 1990, Nintendo fan Jason Venter had an idea. He loved Super Mario Bros. 3 and the excellence of that game inspired him to create a planning document for a sequel. That document was packed with the kind of ideas that could only come from the active imagination of an 11-year-old gaming addict -...

News: Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Don't click if you'd rather not know...

Arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask was fooling around with the new abilities that came with transformations. Perhaps the most entertaining of these abilities was Zora Link's quick swimming. Arcing in and out of the water like a dolphin and corkscrewing everywhere was...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D First Print to Come With Special Soundtrack CD in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D First Print to Come With Special Soundtrack CD in Japan

The same as the Wii equivalent

At the beginning of this week we raised the point that it'd be nice for Nintendo to sell its amazing soundtracks to us, as we explained that it's not convenient and accessible for all fans to redeem stars and coins on Club Nintendo, for example. We cited the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D soundtrack as one we'd like to see...

Video: YouTube's Gaming Historian Takes Offense At One Element Of Mario's Game Boy Past

YouTube's Gaming Historian Takes Offense At One Element Of Mario's Game Boy Past

"Come on Nintendo. You're better than this"

Mario is one of the most recognisable characters in entertainment media, and has starred in a staggering number of games over the past few decades. The portly Italian plumber has also enjoyed a number of cameo roles throughout the years, and it's this element of the character's history that the latest...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

A Falcon Punch for the loser

Last year we shared videos of some fun minigames that fans of Super Smash Bros. were creating with the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases. On the home console version we showed you Smashketball, which utilises the stage builder to establish boundaries of cannons and lave - if you hit an opponent into the right barrel...

News: Official Japanese Website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Is Updated With Lots of Lovely Things

Official Japanese Website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Is Updated With Lots of Lovely Things

A handsome map, videos and loads of screens

Last week we saw the launch of Nintendo of America's official website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, which is a rather nice collections of screens, facts and fancy web effects. We're starting to think that it's being outdone by the official Japanese site, though, which is that little big...

News: RCMADIAX Confirms European Release Line-Up for the First Half of 2015

RCMADIAX Confirms European Release Line-Up for the First Half of 2015

Playing catch-up

Earlier today we revealed that ZeNfa Productions is going to make its Wii U eShop début in Europe with ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon!, an expanded and improved version of ZaciSa's Last Stand. There are a number of developers that released their first games on the Wii U eShop in 2014 - utilising the Nintendo Web Framework - through...

News: ​Star Wars Landspeeder Breaks Cover In Disney Infinity 2.0

​Star Wars Landspeeder Breaks Cover In Disney Infinity 2.0

The Force is strong in this one

While many are assuming it's a foregone conclusion that this year's Disney Infinity update will introduce the Star Wars franchise, there are actually many other directions Disney could take. However, for the time being at least it looks as if Disney is going to take the predicted - and perhaps desired - route. More...

News: Petit Computer Getting Programmed Out of the 3DS eShop on 31st January

Petit Computer Getting Programmed Out of the 3DS eShop on 31st January

Making way for a new generation of BASIC

Petit Computer is one of the most intriguing apps on the DSi Shop / 3DS eShop, as it allows users to utilise the BASIC code-base to create small games on the DSi hardware or - courtesy of backward compatibility - the 3DS. A 3DS eShop version is on the way, however, which hit Japan - with the name SmileBASIC...

News: Starr Mazer Crosses Point-And-Click With 2D Shooting, And Could Be 3DS-Bound

Starr Mazer Crosses Point-And-Click With 2D Shooting, And Could Be 3DS-Bound

"A new game experience, not two games in one"

You may have noticed that our coverage of Kickstarter projects has cooled over the past few months, largely because so many came with dubious Nintendo-related stretch goals that they had no dream of ever reaching. We've become a bit more selective about what crowd-funded projects we cover these days, but...

News: The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtrack Added To European Club Nintendo

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Soundtrack Added To European Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo isn't dead yet!

Following the announcement last week that Club Nintendo is scheduled to close its doors this coming September - to be replaced by a new loyalty scheme altogether - many avid Nintendo collectors assumed this also spelled the end of updates to the rewards catalogue too. However, that does not appear to be the case...