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Site News: Tom Has Evolved Into A New Form: Editor Tom!

Tom Has Evolved Into A New Form: Editor Tom!

Our erstwhile Features Editor goes up a level

Those of you that are long-time followers of this site will have witnessed Thomas Whitehead's inexorable rise from the status of mere reader to the position he has, until today, occupied with assured brilliance: Features Editor. Tom has been a hugely passionate and incredibly dedicated member of the...

News: Magmar and Electabuzz Set for Pokémon X & Y Distribution Event at GAME in UK

Magmar and Electabuzz Set for Pokémon X & Y Distribution Event at GAME in UK

Pokémon Trading Card Game to also get a push

If there's one thing that can be guaranteed with any major generational release of Pokémon, it's special distribution events. Pokémon X & Y is no different, and The Pokémon Company International has announced an upcoming distribution in collaboration with GAME in the UK that will not only give...

News: Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspect' Following Bravely Default Success in the West

Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspect' Following Bravely Default Success in the West

"There’s a sense of mass, which loses the image of a niche market"

Square Enix, a company with significant heritage both pre- and post-merger, has been working in recent times to try and broaden its appeal and sales worldwide. It's not been smooth sailing, however, as financial challenges have been a consistent feature in recent years as the...

News: Two Tribes Confirms Permanent Price Drop of its Classics Range in North America

Two Tribes Confirms Permanent Price Drop of its Classics Range in North America

Yours for just $1.99

Earlier today the European Nintendo Download update included some permanent price discounts from Two Tribes on its 'Classics' range. While the North American update isn't officially released until Thursday, the publisher has taken to Twitter to confirm that these price drops will also apply in North America. This price of...

News: Capcom Cuts Profit Projections By Over 50%, Despite "Strong Sales of Monster Hunter 4"

Capcom Cuts Profit Projections By Over 50%, Despite "Strong Sales of Monster Hunter 4"

Underperforming mobile games and Monster Hunter Frontier G cited

Ahead of its yearly financial results that will be reported in the coming weeks, Capcom has issued an update revising its profit projections down by over 50%. It's a blow for the Japanese company ahead of its results, somewhat reminiscent of Nintendo lowering projections prior to its...

News: Star Parodier Removed From the Wii Virtual Console in North America

Star Parodier Removed From the Wii Virtual Console in North America

An import classic that will be missed

If you've yet to play Hudson Soft's adorable Turbografx cute-em up Star Parodier, you are unfortunately out of luck as the title has been removed from the North American Wii Virtual Console. It joins some other titles in the past year and more that have been removed from the service, with issues such as...

Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advance on the Wii U Virtual Console

The Logic Behind Game Boy Advance on the Wii U Virtual Console

Business needs trump the natural order

When the Virtual Console was an innovative new platform on Wii, it excited gamers and followed some relatively simple rules. Any consoles that hooked up to TVs or even arcade cabinets in the past were fair game, as owners of the diminutive little system could enjoy access to a broad range of iconic classics...

News: Two Brothers Still on the Way to the Wii U eShop, Third-Party Developer Handling Port

Two Brothers Still on the Way to the Wii U eShop, Third-Party Developer Handling Port

Identity of porting team to be revealed soon

It was way back in the latter half of 2012 that Two Brothers — from AckkStudios — was announced, a top-down 2D RPG that excited some retro gamers with its Game Boy aesthetic, and intrigued plenty of others with the idea that colour is gradually restored to the world. The concept was attractive enough...

News: Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Line-up

Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Line-up

Play it on the GamePad is the message

Time flies, and after a busy week in which Nintendo firmed up its Game Boy Advance plans for the Wii U Virtual Console, we're now just days away from the first arrivals. It's certainly an attractive line-up in its early days, filling April with eight releases in total. Some of these titles will be familiar to...

Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With The Wii U Virtual Console

Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With The Wii U Virtual Console

Perfect for enjoying retro classics?

Since the Wii U's launch there's been much talk about the role of the GamePad with the system, and we're sure most would agree that — to date — it's failed to have the same impact on how we play games as the Wii Remote in the last generation. The thinking behind the controller is clear, as Nintendo saw the...

News: Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth in Japan

Smartphone Game Market Shows Impressive Growth in Japan

Nintendo is no doubt watching

We've written on a number of occasions, including on its third anniversary, that the 3DS represents a triumph against shifting trends for Nintendo. Traditionally dominant in the portable gaming space, Nintendo's faced arguably its toughest generation to date with the rise of smart device gaming, itself perhaps stripping...

News: Yoshi's New Island T-Shirt Hits North American Club Nintendo Store

Yoshi's New Island T-Shirt Hits North American Club Nintendo Store

Go green with one shell of a colourful shirt

It's always nice to see some official clothing as a Club Nintendo Reward, so the arrival of this adorable Yoshi shirt on the North American store should prove to be much less divisive among fans than the title it represents. Available now for 800 coins, the shirt comes in both Large and Small, suitable...

News: Take a Look and be Jealous of This Beautiful Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL

Take a Look and be Jealous of This Beautiful Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL

The stylish handheld was released in Japan yesterday.

Impatient for Monster Hunter 4 to hit Western shelves in its Ultimate guise? Japanese fans have not only been playing Monster Hunter 4 since September 2013, but yesterday they got this stunning 3DS XL (or LL, as it's known in the country) in a colour Nintendo calls "Rajang Gold." Take a look:...

News: Nintendo Bringing Pokémon to the Midwest Gaming Classic

Nintendo Bringing Pokémon to the Midwest Gaming Classic

Will it drop some Poké-news?

Nintendo may be passing on PAX East this year, but it'll make an appearance at next month's Midwest Gaming Classic in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Held on the 12th and 13th April, the Midwest Gaming Classic is a retro-centric trade show featuring everything from arcades and pinball machines to tabletop board games. One of...

Feature: A Look At the Super Mario Kart (SNES) World Championship 2014

A Look At the Super Mario Kart (SNES) World Championship 2014

Start your engines

With the arrival of Mario Kart 8 soon this year, the franchise has come a long way; yet while plenty of gamers look ahead to what's next in the series, competitive gaming on its predecessors is still going strong. An example is the original Super Mario Kart on the Super NES, just recently released on the Wii U Virtual Console...

News: Win Big With Youdagames' Governor Of Poker on the 3DS eShop

Win Big With Youdagames' Governor Of Poker on the 3DS eShop

Coming to US and EU April 10th

Amsterdam developer Youdagames has today announced its flagship Texas Hold 'em title – Governor of Poker – is coming to the North American and European 3DS eShop on 10th April for $4.99 and €4.99 respectively. The Teyon-published game previously released on PC, Mac, Facebook, Android and iOS plays out in the...

Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son

First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son

Someone at Sucker Punch must really love Nintendo

Last week, we reported on the news that a Master Sword was spotted in Sony's PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Today, we can tell you that another Nintendo reference has been spotted in the game — this time relating to those famous plumbing siblings, Mario and Luigi. It's a real "blink and...