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News: Nintendo Suggests That Additional DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Will Keep Us Playing

Nintendo Suggests That Additional DLC for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. Will Keep Us Playing

Hints at more MK8 extras

Nintendo has released its financial results for the past year, which brought stronger profits than expected despite sales being down; the results are testament to a leaner, meaner Nintendo. It's predicting more profits in the coming year, though the 3DS family in particular is expected to decline. Yet in its section...

News: Nintendo Announces Higher Than Expected Profits Despite Missed Sales Targets

Nintendo Announces Higher Than Expected Profits Despite Missed Sales Targets

"A gaming application for smart devices" to help improve revenue

Nintendo has today revealed its financial results for the 2014 / 2015 year, which have delivered profits as expected from its previous projections in its Q3 results. The results are an improvement over the projections previously given, primarily due to yen depreciation and streamlined...

News: Pokémon Brand Retail Sales Hit $2 Billion in 2014, With Lifetime Series Game Sales at Over 270 Million

Pokémon Brand Retail Sales Hit $2 Billion in 2014, With Lifetime Series Game Sales at Over 270 Million

Truly super effective

Pokémon is a bit of a big deal; that's news to absolutely no-one. It's a brand that's sustained impressive levels of sales and interest even in tricky and evolving times, still proving hugely successful on the 3DS while also releasing a host of spin-offs and - yes - smart device apps. It makes an awful lot of money, too. In...

News: High Strangeness is Out Now on Wii U in North America and is, Well, Strange

High Strangeness is Out Now on Wii U in North America and is, Well, Strange

Launch trailer sums it up nicely

Midnight City is a publisher with an eye for quirky experiences, and may be familiar to Wii U owners through its publishing of Double Fine's Costume Quest 2 on the system. It's now stepped up with High Strangeness, developed by Barnyard Intelligence Games. It's described as "a hybrid of 8 and 16 bit games - a 12 bit...

Video: Step Inside Classic Home Video Games Author Brett Weiss' Room of Doom

Step Inside Classic Home Video Games Author Brett Weiss' Room of Doom

The ultimate man-cave?

Author Brett Weiss has written several highly respected books on the history of the video game industry, and unsurprisingly has managed to amass a pretty awesome collection of consoles and systems over the past few decades. iretrogamer.com - a new YouTube venture from occasional Nintendo contributor Tyler Esposito - was lucky...

Gallery: Splatoon Development Updates Bring Fashion, amiibo, Game Modes and More Paper

Splatoon Development Updates Bring Fashion, amiibo, Game Modes and More Paper

Let's warm up for Splatoon Direct

It's been over a month since we collated updates from Splatoon Tumblr page, which brings translated snippets of information and colourful screens from the development team in Japan. They always bring us fashion, often include looks at modes and gameplay, while also providing lowdowns on various ink-splatting...

Video: Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Launch Trailer Brings a Colourful Clay Overload

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Launch Trailer Brings a Colourful Clay Overload

Finally arrives in PAL territories this week

Gamers in North America have been able to tackle Kirby and the Rainbow Curse on the Wii U for some time, wearing out GamePad touch screens in the latest HAL title starring the pink puffball. Its journey to PAL regions - as Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush - has taken longer, but it's finally due this week...

Feature: Here Are Our Fondest Kirby Memories

Here Are Our Fondest Kirby Memories

Rainbow Paintbrush finally launches in Europe this week, so we talk Kirby

This week sees the release of Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush (Rainbow Curse to you North Americans) in Europe, and we thought it would be the ideal time to share some of our most treasured Kirby-related memories with you, our dear readers. Since he bounded into our lives in...

News: Yooka-Laylee Character Designer Spills on Creating Playtonic Games' Quirky Heroes

Yooka-Laylee Character Designer Spills on Creating Playtonic Games' Quirky Heroes

"Big eyes, big teeth, big belly. You can’t go wrong with these traits"

If the core appeal of your game is 3D platforming, there are key ingredients that simply must be included - slick controls, a smooth camera and solid mechanics are naturally part of the recipe. Immediately charming characters are also a must, though - unlike some genres where...

News: Modern Super Sonic Joins The Ranks at First 4 Figures

Modern Super Sonic Joins The Ranks at First 4 Figures

Cue arguments about Modern vs Classic Sonic in 3, 2, 1...

First 4 Figures is a name synonymous with collectible figurines - from Link and Epona, to Mega Man and many more, the company has kept resin distribution companies in business for years. The latest addition to the range caught our eye, meanwhile, blending a classic character with its modern...

News: Updated Documents Point to Multiple amiibo Restocks for North America

Updated Documents Point to Multiple amiibo Restocks for North America

Includes Shulk, Toad and Mario

Nintendo of America and amiibo have a complicated relationship - the toy range is a commercial success, but has also fallen victim to stock issues in the region that frustrate plenty of dedicated fans. Entire websites and Twitter accounts are devoted to tracking stock and pre-order launch times as the scrabble for...

News: Disney Infinity 3.0 is Announced With Star Wars, Marvel and Inside Out, Confirmed for Wii U

Disney Infinity 3.0 is Announced With Star Wars, Marvel and Inside Out, Confirmed for Wii U

We break down the major details

Disney Infinity 3.0 has been announced and features play-sets and characters from every Star Wars movie, alongside improved cross-franchise compatibility and play-sets for Inside Out and Marvel. With a strong announcement from Lego Dimensions and expected news on the next Skylanders game, this is an impressive...

Weirdness: This Chain Chomp Cat Bed Sold for Over $1000

This Chain Chomp Cat Bed Sold for Over $1000

Quite a cat nap

Furniture and art pieces based on Nintendo systems and characters are pretty common, especially in the world of niche traders that sell their wares online. Whether you want cushions, coffee tables or lamps shaped like question blocks, the internet is there for you. It's not every day, however, that you see a cat bed shaped like...

Feature: A Fit-To-Burst History Of Kirby Games

A Fit-To-Burst History Of Kirby Games

In 22 easily swallowable installments

Kirby has always existed to present an appealing leaping-in point for beginner players, a job he has performed well for nearly two dozen years now. And yet, many of the players who helped cut their gaming teeth on a Kirby title still stick with the series after all this time. As more games are added to the Kirby...

News: Sega Won't Have A Booth At This Year's E3

Sega Won't Have A Booth At This Year's E3

"Collaborating" with "various business partners", instead

Sega recently offered 300 of its global staff voluntary retirement during a period of restructuring, prompting speculation about the company's future in the console arena. The Japanese veteran has now delivered some more bad news - it won't have a booth at this year's E3. This was confirmed...

News: It's Hats Off to the Latest SteamWorld Heist Ambassador Challenge

It's Hats Off to the Latest SteamWorld Heist Ambassador Challenge

For all you doodlers out there

With SteamWorld Heist heading to Wii U, 3DS and a load of other systems later this year, Image & Form is keen to keep its fans busy in the build-up. Part of those efforts are bi-weekly competitions for someone to become a SteamWorld Ambassador; they'll get to play Heist before it comes out and get free copies on...

Video: 'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool to the Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool to the Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

In a while, crocodile?

YouTuber Artsy Omni has added a new video to the 'Smashified' series (a series that takes our favourite and most-wanted characters for Smash Bros. DLC and recreates them in the game's art style), and this time the focus is on King K. Rool - a logical choice considering that the antagonist of the Donkey Kong series is arguably...

News: Funk of Titans Aims to Teach "Jive-Turkey Pagan Titans" Some New Beats

Funk of Titans Aims to Teach "Jive-Turkey Pagan Titans" Some New Beats

Dig if you will the picture

While the Wii U eShop isn't short of download-only platformers, some can be criticised for being a little lacking in personality or creative flair. While the gameplay of Funk of Titans looks like fairly conventional fare, the concept gets prizes for its pure chutzpah. Developed by A Crowd of Monsters - not an actual...

News: Yooka-Laylee Sets a New Stretch Goal to Smash, This Time for a Fully Orchestrated Soundtrack

Yooka-Laylee Sets a New Stretch Goal to Smash, This Time for a Fully Orchestrated Soundtrack

A Rare treat

Yooka-Laylee is proof that combining industry veterans of an iconic development studio with a genre that brings to mind the late '90s is a tonic for success. From that laboured bit of wordplay we segway to Playtonic Games, which has quickly turned from a start-up of excellent developers into a significant Kickstarter success story...