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News: Weirdness: Animators Produce Bizarre Recreation of Pokemon Season One Opening

Weirdness: Animators Produce Bizarre Recreation of Pokemon Season One Opening

Watch if you love Pokémon. Or not, perhaps...

A group of 32 animators have remade the ever-famous opening to Pokemon's Season One (Indigo League), and it's definitely not what we'd typically expect of such a project. You'll notice two types of animation in the video, one being beautifully remastered scenes of the intro's original snippets, and the...

News: Nintendo Delays Financial Results Presentation and Q & A Until 17th February

Nintendo Delays Financial Results Presentation and Q & A Until 17th February

Follows the launch of New Nintendo 3DS, speculation of reveals inevitable

Following Nintendo's recent Q3 Financial Results we've been patiently awaiting the standard investor Presentation and Q & A that follows; these briefings can be rather informative, with Satoru Iwata and colleagues often announcing key plans for the company while tackling...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Director Discusses Monster Design and Animation

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Director Discusses Monster Design and Animation

It’s the little things that count

The Monster Hunter series of games is one that can be infuriatingly addictive if it gets its claws into you. Renowned for excellent combat and massive scale, fights against the titans that roam the wilds in these games can last for a quite a chunk of time. There's nothing quite like the feeling of finally killing...

News: Curve Digital Confirms OlliOlli Release Window on Nintendo Consoles

Curve Digital Confirms OlliOlli Release Window on Nintendo Consoles

Grinding onto Wii U and 3DS mid-March

We reported late last year that 'sick' indie skateboarding title OlliOlli would be making an appearance on Nintendo consoles in early 2015, and now the hype is real. Publisher Curve Digital, the same company that brought indie hits such as The Swapper and Thomas Was Alone to Nintendo platforms, has confirmed t

News: Hironobu Sakaguchi to be Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2015

Hironobu Sakaguchi to be Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2015

Creator of Final Fantasy didn't end there

The man behind what is arguably the most prolific videogame RPG series of all time will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by his peers at the 15th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards next month. According to the tales, Hironobu Sakaguchi was at a crossroads when he created Final Fantasy at Square...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sales Meet Capcom Expectations, Despite Overall Company Sales Being Down

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Sales Meet Capcom Expectations, Despite Overall Company Sales Being Down

Gaist Crusher God sales "below expectations"

Where would Capcom be without Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and its success in Japan? In a tricky spot, undoubtedly, as its latest financial results demonstrate; sales of the action title in the West will no doubt be closely watched by the company. The Q3 financial report for Capcom highlights net sales that...

Weirdness: A Budding Little Mac Beats Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! While Blindfolded

A Budding Little Mac Beats Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! While Blindfolded

A knock out performance

You may remember late last year that Mike Tyson himself showed off his own skills at Punch-Out!! on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. While this was an entertaining moment, it served to prove that this classic NES boxing game is no pushover. You'll need to train hard to beat Iron Mike (or indeed Mr Dream!)...

Editorial: Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program 'Beta' Provides Vital Feedback - It Won't Work

Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program 'Beta' Provides Vital Feedback - It Won't Work

Copyright is one thing, but YouTube power resides with the creators

Last week Nintendo launched its YouTube Creators Program, which had been long promised as a compromise between simply preventing monetisation of videos featuring its content and the alternative of leaving video creators with free rein. What's happened since is a typical clash of...

News: Starr Mazer Wii U and 3DS Stretch Goals Announced

Starr Mazer Wii U and 3DS Stretch Goals Announced

A retro-sexy Point-and-Click Adventure Shoot 'em Up in SPACE!

Last week we brought you the news that the snazzy looking Starr Mazer could be 3DS bound. For those not in the know Starr Mazer is a fusion of point-and-click adventure game and hardcore 2D shooting, with incredible pixel art and a soundtrack composed by the likes of Alex Mauer (VEGAVOX,...

Video: Capcom Explains Why Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate On New Nintendo 3DS Is The Definitive Experience

Capcom Explains Why Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate On New Nintendo 3DS Is The Definitive Experience

Perfect for those tense hunts

The New Nintendo 3DS is out this month in North America and Europe and it will be launching alongside Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, the latest version of Capcom's insanely popular beast-busting franchise. While Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is playable on the standard 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS, it has been designed to take advantage...

News: Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Takes On Gateway Flashcard

Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Takes On Gateway Flashcard

An endless battle of patches and counter-patches

Earlier today we reported on the latest 3DS system update to version 9.5.0-22, another that falls into the 'stability' category. We often have a little joke about these updates and allude to the fact they're likely tackling hacks and exploits, but on this occasion we thought we'd actually delve off...

News: Cult PlayStation 2 Title Legend Of Kay Is Getting Remastered On Wii U

Cult PlayStation 2 Title Legend Of Kay Is Getting Remastered On Wii U

Well, that was unexpected

Hands up if you saw this coming - 2005 PS2 title Legend of Kay is coming to the Wii U as a remastered retail release. Developed by Neon Games and originally published on Sony's console by JoWood Productions in Europe and Capcom in North America, this action title features talking animals fighting over the future of the...

News: ​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlocked In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlocked In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Nothing of value comes easily

Masahiro Sakurai has published a new "Smash Bros. Diaries" entry in the latest issue of Game Informer, and one question in particular struck a chord with Smash fans: had he ever considered allowing the fighter unlocks in the 3DS version to transfer over to the Wii U version? Although Sakurai's answer started with a...

News: Apex 2015 Ends With The Conclusion Of A Bitter Rivalry And A Failed Chance at Redemption

Apex 2015 Ends With The Conclusion Of A Bitter Rivalry And A Failed Chance at Redemption

Smell ya later

Now that Apex 2015 is over and done with, it can be safely said that it was a pretty big deal. The popular fighting game tournament set a few records, with over 1024 entrants in Super Smash Bros. Melee - beating out the previous record held by EVO at 970 - and over 800 entrants in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, claiming the title for...

News: The Stability of 3DS System Update 9.5.0-22 May Rock Your World

The Stability of 3DS System Update 9.5.0-22 May Rock Your World

Or not...

Hold onto your hats, your 3DS and your collected StreetPass Mii hats, there's a system update - version 9.5.0-22. It brings a level of stability previously unseen on the portable, ensuring that you'll have never played such a stable system in your whole lifetime. Don't believe us? The Nintendo official details drop the mic below...

News: Ubisoft Launches Yet Another Massive eShop Sale in North America

Ubisoft Launches Yet Another Massive eShop Sale in North America

Watch Dogs! Rayman Legends! ZombiU! More good (and rubbish) games!

Ubisoft may not be throwing games at Nintendo systems any more, but it sure is happy to run eShop discounts on its older titles. Every few months we see plenty of price reductions, and the latest promotional batch has now been announced for North America. Available now and running...

Video: Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Then it just gets freaky

The Simpsons has been running long enough that its opening is firmly cemented in pop culture history, but Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon have decided to delve even deeper into the nostalgia centers of our brains by rendering it in pixel form. The video calls out a few classic game icons and tropes, certainly, but something...

Video: Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

Listen to a Drummer Nail the Mario Underground Theme

More than one way to beat World 1-2

Videogame covers are found in abundance on YouTube. You have covers with acoustic guitar, covers with Mario Paint, and even covers with just a guy singing mostly "Baah!" with the tones of an angel. One piece of the cover scene that doesn't seem to get as much attention is the drums, but we thankfully have artists...

News: GameStop Source Suggests That Super Mario amiibo Range Will be Available in "Abundance"

GameStop Source Suggests That Super Mario amiibo Range Will be Available in "Abundance"

We'll see Nintendo, we'll see

When it comes to product launches, amiibo is full of contradictions. Millions of units - about 5.7 million - have been sold: that's great. Fans have been frustrated by low stock, especially of particular highly sought after toys: that's bad. They've been a success as fans can't buy enough, yet Nintendo's struggled to...

News: Nintendo to Present a Xenoblade Chronicles X Showcase This Week

Nintendo to Present a Xenoblade Chronicles X Showcase This Week

We're counting the minutes

With Xenoblade Chronicles X set to launch in Japan on 29th April, Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft are stepping up promotional efforts for the RPG adventure. In recent days and weeks, for example, we've heard of the non-linear approach to progression in the game, indications that the world will be five times the size...

News: Sega Formally Announces the Capcom Arcade of Nintendo's Luigi's Mansion 2

Sega Formally Announces the Capcom Arcade of Nintendo's Luigi's Mansion 2

Many fingers in this pie

Nintendo may have question marks around current third-party support on its systems, but few can doubt that it has some strong relationships with other companies in Japan - Koei Tecmo, Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom are all examples. The latter two both appear to have some involvement in the arcade for Luigi's Mansion: Dark...