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News: Curve Digital Discounts Wii U Titles By 50% in Europe

Curve Digital Discounts Wii U Titles By 50% in Europe

As some compensation for the lack of a Humble Nindie Bundle

Since the Humble Nindie Bundle prompted some grumbling about its Americas-only availability, gamers in other regions such as Europe have simply had to gaze on enviously at the deal on offer. Curve Digital, which has three games in the promotion, has therefore launched discounts on some of...

News: Miiverse Splatoon Sweepstakes Gives Artistic Fans in the US a Chance to Win the Game

Miiverse Splatoon Sweepstakes Gives Artistic Fans in the US a Chance to Win the Game

Best Buy also hosting a special StreetPass event this weekend

Nintendo of America occasionally throws some extra details into its Nintendo Download Update press release, one of which is promoting a current Splatoon sweepstakes on Miiverse. It's one for creative gamers that fancy sharing a drawing for the shooter on the social network, and it's...

Interview: Nintendo of America's Damon Baker on the Brave New World of Humble Nindie Bundle

Nintendo of America's Damon Baker on the Brave New World of Humble Nindie Bundle

"It increases the exposure for all these great developers and games"

This week brought a major landmark for both Nintendo and Humble Bundle with the aptly named Humble Nindie Bundle. It's the first time that console downloads have featured in the pay-what-you-want platform, allowing gamers in the Americas to pick up eight separate games (some...

Nintendo Download: 28th May (North America)

28th May (North America)

Splatoon, Double Mega Man, Don't Starve, Nicalis discounts and more

The information has come through a little later than normal, but we now have the full Nintendo Download Update run-down for North America. There's a big-name retail arrival on Wii U that's been inked in for some time, a critically acclaimed indie release, two doses of classic Mega...

News: Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

May also own the brand, as well

German publisher Koch Media - the parent company of Deep Silver - has recently filed a video game-related trademark for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which would appear to confirm that the company is handling publishing duties for the forthcoming title. Created by Koji "IGA" Igarashi, Bloodstained is the...

Feature: Explaining Humble Bundle and What it Could Mean for Nintendo and Nindies

Explaining Humble Bundle and What it Could Mean for Nintendo and Nindies

There are many winners

A rather surprising promotion went live this week - the Humble Nindie Bundle. It's only available in the Americas, though Nintendo of America's Damon Baker has stated that there were efforts to make it global and there's scope for future promotions. The frenzy of attention is naturally on the pay-what-you-want angle, which...

News: BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

But only for UK users

UK Wii U owners have been waiting for the BBC iPlayer to come to their consoles for ages - the last we heard about it was back in January last year, when the esteemed broadcasting corporation insisted that it was still working hard on making an eShop release possible. Seemingly without warning, that time has now come - the BBC...

News: FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

Save humanity, shoot everything

Retro may be the 'new' new, but the humble shmup seems to be loved a little less than other genres, especially in terms of Wii U and 3DS releases. EnjoyUp and UFO Crash Games are hoping to fill a gap with FullBlast, however, which is making its way to the Wii U eShop; in fact, it arrives in Europe on 4th June with a...

News: This Kickstarter Project About Competitive Pokémon Players Wants To Be The Very Best

This Kickstarter Project About Competitive Pokémon Players Wants To Be The Very Best

A story worth sharing

Often misinterpreted as a video game series exclusively for a younger demographic, Pokémon is arguably one of the most complex titles ever created. With plenty of hidden stats and a seemingly unlimited combination of pocket monsters to match up, the amount of depth on offer at a competitive level is simply unrivalled. If you...

Rumour: TT Games Currently Working On Minecraft Rival Called Lego Worlds

TT Games Currently Working On Minecraft Rival Called Lego Worlds

Blockbuster?

Minecraft has often been described as virtual Lego, and we've even had crossover Lego sets based on the popular video game. However, it now looks like the Danish toymaker is taking on Mojang directly with its own world-building title. The flyer shown above apparently shipped inside a new Lego toy set, and appears to show the next Lego...

News: Square Enix Has Trademarked Bravely Second In Europe

Square Enix Has Trademarked Bravely Second In Europe

Is a localisation announcement on the horizon?

Square Enix’s highly-acclaimed fantasy JRPG, Bravely Default, was a critical hit here in the west when it was released in 2013. With the release of the sequel in Japan last month, the real question now is when will Bravely Second be localised? In an exciting development, Square Enix has just...

News: Humble Bundle Issues Official Statement About Region-Locked Nintendo Promotion

Humble Bundle Issues Official Statement About Region-Locked Nintendo Promotion

“Our goal is to make games as universally accessible as can be”

A representative of Nintendo yesterday clarified via social media that the company tried for months to make its Humble Bundle globally available. Responding to comments on Twitter, Damon Baker of Nintendo America revealed there were efforts to open up the bundle deal worldwide, and...

News: PDP Is Aiming to Sell the World's Shiniest Controller With Its Metal Mario 30th Anniversary Pad

PDP Is Aiming to Sell the World's Shiniest Controller With Its Metal Mario 30th Anniversary Pad

But Metal Mario wasn't in the original Super Mario Bros...

In the pre-Super Smash Bros. for Wii U stage, before the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter was revealed, third-party accessory company PDP turned the heads of Smash Bros. veterans by announcing a Fight Pad that'd mimic the iconic GameCube controller. Subsequent releases have brought plenty...

News: Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, More Harvest Moon DLC and Loads of GBA VC Games 

Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, More Harvest Moon DLC and Loads of GBA VC Games 

Crikey

Natsume is an ever-present on Nintendo hardware, it seems, and it's got plenty of content on the way, sharing the happy news through its 'CeeCee' Tumblr page. For starters it seems the company will be busy at E3, and announcements at the show will include news for 3DS and Wii U gamers. There'll be "something for the Harvest Moon fans", too...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units in Just 24 Hours

Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units in Just 24 Hours

Over $340,000 raised and counting

Nintendo of America and key Indie partners caused a stir recently when the Humble Nindie Bundle was unveiled, which allows eShop gamers in the Americas - it's not available in PAL territories - to pay what they want for a batch of excellent Wii U and 3DS games. If you pay over certain limits you get more games. To...

Weirdness: Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

These guys were pros

Update: Nintendo UK has now provided the following statement: We can confirm that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo's European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen. Included as part of this delivery was GAME's allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo and as a result we are unable to honour...

News: RCMADIAX Announces Three New Titles For The Wii U eShop, Arriving In North America This Summer

RCMADIAX Announces Three New Titles For The Wii U eShop, Arriving In North America This Summer

Super Robo Mouse is also back in development

After reportedly moving away from Nintendo eShop development, the creator of Spikey Walls, RCMADIAX, returns to the Wii U eShop this summer with the announcement of a trio of titles for North America. The previously revealed Color Bombs is a chain reaction game, Don't Crash requires quick reflexes to...

News: Cool Down With a Splatoon-Inspired Froyo This Summer

Cool Down With a Splatoon-Inspired Froyo This Summer

No food fights please!

No doubt you'll be joining us in playing the excellent Splatoon throughout the Summer, and if you are lucky enough to live in Canada you'll even be able to cool off with Splatoon-inspired frozen yoghurt and sorbets - courtesy of a team-up with Nintendo Canada and Yogurty's and Yogen Fruz. Starting on the 1st of June until the...

Exclusive: Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell Sets The Record Straight On Project CARS Wii U

Slightly Mad Studio Head Ian Bell Sets The Record Straight On Project CARS Wii U

"It was always 'maybe' as we had no knowledge of the system"

Slightly Mad Studios recently launched Project CARS on next-gen consoles and PC to positive reviews and encouraging sales. A truly unique racing title, it was crowdfunded by the community in a process which pre-dated the now-popular Kickstarter approach. The route to market has been a...

Video: These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Trailers Will Have You Bopping In Your Seat

These Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus Trailers Will Have You Bopping In Your Seat

The haircuts are pretty rad, too

Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus launches in Japan on June 11th, and Nintendo has released a couple of new trailers which show off two of the title's mini-games. The trailers are as infectious as the game itself, and if you're anything like us then you'll be bopping along to the music despite the fact that you're...