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News: Speedrunner Unexpectedly Collects New Super Mario 64 World Record in Duel

Speedrunner Unexpectedly Collects New Super Mario 64 World Record in Duel

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Super Mario 64 has long been a popular game for speedrunning, and the title has had many world records attached to its name. Another has just been added, and it was rather unexpected. On 26th February two speedrunners known as Nero and Puncayshun raced to see who could collect the game's 120 power stars first. Despite saving and quitting...

News: GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL Model For Re-Stock on 27th March

GameStop Italy Lists Majora's Mask New Nintendo 3DS XL Model For Re-Stock on 27th March

Still no sign elsewhere

When the New Nintendo 3DS and XL launched on 13th February in Europe and North America, it's fair to say that the Majora's Mask limited edition model was the hardest to find. Pre-orders sold-out rapidly and they fetched a pretty price on eBay, with many having to opt for alternative models. GameStop Italy, however, seems to...

News: Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria Adventuring to 3DS and Wii U This Year

Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria Adventuring to 3DS and Wii U This Year

An updated entry including the original Book I and Book II

Last year it looked like Muteki Corp would be bringing its retro-style RPGs Dragon Fantasy Books I and II to the 3DS eShop, titles that both arrived on PS Vita and PS3 in 2013. That never transpired, but now Choice Provisions - formerly Gaijin Games - is publishing the titles in an updated...

News: OlliOlli Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Next Week, Cross-Buy Confirmed in All Regions

OlliOlli Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Next Week, Cross-Buy Confirmed in All Regions

As it was on PSN

OlliOlli is the next eShop release from publisher Curve Digital, bringing Roll7's excellent title to Nintendo gamers. With attractive pixel-based visuals and addictive gameplay this could certainly be an attractive option, and the good news is that this will arrive on 5th March with Cross-Buy in both Europe and North America, making...

Video: Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors' Boss Pack DLC

Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors' Boss Pack DLC

We send off the DLC for Hyrule Warriors in style...

It seems like Hyrule Warriors was released a long time ago, but the game has had a consistent stream of downloadable content - well worth the cost of the readily available Season Pass. This final piece of DLC is an absolute stonker, adding two new Challenge modes - Boss Challenge and Ganon Play...

News: The Legend of Zelda New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Now Up For Pre-Order From Official UK Store, Out Now Elsewhere

The Legend of Zelda New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Now Up For Pre-Order From Official UK Store, Out Now Elsewhere

One per customer rule being applied

Nintendo of Europe confirmed earlier in the year that it was bringing some desirable Legend of Zelda cover plates to the region earlier than originally planned, but naturally fans have been keen to jump in once they became available. UK fans should pay attention, then, as pre-orders have launched on the Official...

News: Fresh Bravely Second Details Highlight StreetPass and Base Features

Fresh Bravely Second Details Highlight StreetPass and Base Features

Hopefully the West won't be passed up

Bravely Second is rapidly approaching release in Japan, the long-awaiting sequel to the 3DS Square Enix RPG; due to the success of that first title localisation does seem like a reasonable bet. A relatively popular part of the first title was management of the town Norende - through StreetPass and uploading...

Accessory Review: WaterField New Nintendo 3DS and XL Cases

WaterField New Nintendo 3DS and XL Cases

Carry your shiny new portable in style

Whether you're a commuter, a student, or you just happen to have to travel a lot, you're going to want to invest in something to keep your New Nintendo 3DS safe from the elements; you could do an awful lot worse than these cases from San Francisco based manufacturer WaterField. They kindly sent us some...

Video: Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

Watch Us Fumble Through The Opening Minutes Of Affordable Space Adventures

I always wanted you to go into space, man

Affordable Space Adventures - a forthcoming collaboration between KnapNok Games and Nifflas - is on a crash-course with the Wii U eShop, and we've been lucky enough to have a mess around with the latest build of the title. As you can see from the footage below - which, be warned, contains somewhat unrelated...

News: LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Capcom Should Have Given Us Already

Developer is already in early talks with Nintendo

Indie studio Pirana King has just launched an announcement trailer for LastFight, a new brawling title which calls to mind Capcom's amazing - but sadly dormant - Power Stone series. The footage contains chunky characters, frantic action and the ability to use nearby objects against your opponent -...

News: Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Offer ends on 30th November

Earlier this month The Pokémon Company revealed subscribers to Pokémon Bank would be able to claim the final evolutions of the Johto region starter Pokémon between the 27th February and 30th November 2015. The launch day for this promotion has now arrived, with users of the service able to claim a Level 50 Meganium,...

News: Majora’s Mask 3D Patch Irons Out Honey & Darling Glitch

Majora’s Mask 3D Patch Irons Out Honey & Darling Glitch

A more stable experience

Update: Version 1.1 is now live following the update issues across Europe earlier today. Original: Since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, a series of glitches have surfaced allowing players to perform a number of outlandish feats. With this in consideration, Nintendo is currently in the process of...

Video: See the Virtual Boy's Star Fox Wannabe, Red Alarm, In 3D Via Your New Nintendo 3DS

See the Virtual Boy's Star Fox Wannabe, Red Alarm, In 3D Via Your New Nintendo 3DS

We hope you like red lines

Thanks to the power of the New Nintendo 3DS's updated Internet Browser, you are now able to watch YouTube videos in 3D. We've been using this little-known feature to bring you a series of videos based around the Virtual Boy, Nintendo's first attempt at 3D gaming from the mid '90s. For our third look through the visor...

Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With eBay Scalpers Can be Tackled More Efficiently by Nintendo

The Limited Edition Battle With eBay Scalpers Can be Tackled More Efficiently by Nintendo

Yep, Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition pre-orders are flooding eBay

Today brought a familiar turn of events in the realm of amiibo and anything that's 'limited edition' of late from Nintendo. The best-known toy secret was announced with confirmation of Walmart exclusivity for the Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition, and then they were gone before...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Praises the Achievements of Steam, Isn't Content With Other Download Services

Masahiro Sakurai Praises the Achievements of Steam, Isn't Content With Other Download Services

Not quite Smash ready

In his most recent column in Famitsu Weekly, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai shared his views on digital services in gaming; his comments suggest that he feels console stores - by extension including the eShop platforms - could learn a lot from PC gaming. Sakurai-san said the following. It's become mandatory that...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D HOME Theme Emerges, Free With Download Version in Europe or Bundles in the UK

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D HOME Theme Emerges, Free With Download Version in Europe or Bundles in the UK

It's so pretty

For those excited about Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, particularly fans in Europe, it's been a rather fun day. Nintendo of Europe already confirmed that the handsome Xenoblade Chronicles cover plates are coming to the region, but has now also lifted the lid on a 3DS HOME Theme that'll arrive with the title. As you can see in the concept...

Preview: Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Tips go in the jar, mate

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is just a few days away for North American fans, and those in Europe will only have to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on it. With the release date rapidly approaching, we've put together a short video to show you what you can expect to see in the game when it hits the 3DS and...

Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America)

26th February (North America)

Donkey Kong Country bonanza! Titan Attacks! IRONFALL Invasion! More!

We suspect this week's Nintendo Download Update for North America will be rather popular with retro and Rare fans, making up for Nintendo of America's slight delay in issuing the details. Alongside these Rare classics are some attractive new download options on both systems, too -...

News: Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U For Its Fun Factor And Kid-Friendly Nature

Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U For Its Fun Factor And Kid-Friendly Nature

Nielsen's latest consumer survey shows driving factors behind console sales

Stat company Nielsen has conducted a US-based survey to discover what the five key factors are behind people buying a modern home console, and in Nintendo's case, it's a rather unsurprising list of points. According to the study, the top reason for purchasing a Wii U is...

News: Nintendo Confirms Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition Exclusivity for 3000 Walmart Stores in the US

Nintendo Confirms Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition Exclusivity for 3000 Walmart Stores in the US

Standard Mario Party 10 amiibo available with the game for a 'limited time'

Earlier this year a Gold Mario amiibo was leaked, and a subsequent image of Walmart advertising suggested it was going to be exclusive to the retailer in the US. As retailers have been known to get it wrong there was still a slight chance that wouldn't be the case, but...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Confirmed for 2nd April Launch in Europe

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Confirmed for 2nd April Launch in Europe

Spontaneous celebrations erupt in city streets...

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D arrives in Europe on 2nd April, and naturally we've been hoping that the rad New Nintendo 3DS cover plates would make it out of Japan; it was clearly a no-brainer, as Nintendo of Europe has announced just that. As you can see in the tweet below Nintendo's even used a Vine,...