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Parent Trap: Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both Genders Battling

Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both Genders Battling

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson talks Toys to Life

While my family have well and truly been bitten by the deadly amiibo collecting bug, until now this had been the territory of my two boys rather than my daughter. Although we all play Super Smash Bros. she rarely gets the game out herself. However, the arrival of Mario Party 10 and the related Super...

Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America)

26th March (North America)

Dot Arcade, LEGO Ninjago, retro Namco goodies, discounts, demos and more

It's that time once again, North American gamers, for details of the Download Update delights heading to the region this week. The Wii U eShop is host to an intriguing Indie effort and some retro Namco goodies, while the 3DS welcomes a retail LEGO Ninjago title and some...

News: Collector Cases for amiibo Secure Kickstarter Funding

Collector Cases for amiibo Secure Kickstarter Funding

They're just customised plastic, but they work

For collectors and those that enjoy getting a little more out of key Nintendo releases, amiibo have been a revelation. Keeping them safe and in good condition is a challenge though, along with the decision of whether to unbox them, keep them in their packaging or to unpack carefully for the best of both...

Weirdness: Should Rap Star Iggy Azalea Ever Go To Mars, She'll Be Taking Her Nintendo Handheld

Should Rap Star Iggy Azalea Ever Go To Mars, She'll Be Taking Her Nintendo Handheld

But is she named after the famous Koopaling, that's what we want to know

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea - real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly - is a pretty hot property in the music world right now, despite the fact that she's been referred to as the female Vanilla Ice (sounds like an insult if you ask us). If you need any proof of this, then you should...

Video: Know Absolutely Nothing About Pokémon? Nintendo Family Channel Has Your Back

Know Absolutely Nothing About Pokémon? Nintendo Family Channel Has Your Back

A handy one-stop guide to a gaming phenomenon

Pokémon has been a part of our gaming lives since 1995 and has sold millions of units across many different Nintendo formats. It has enraptured generations of players and created a merchandising juggernaut which rumbles on relentlessly, even to this day. As hard as it is to believe, not everyone knows...

News: The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

The Racing Days Are Over For SEGA’s 3DS eShop Drifter, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online

Tofu delivery doesn’t last forever

Although SEGA's Initial D: Perfect Shift Online never drifted our way in the end, the 3DS eShop title based on the long-running manga series still experienced a solid performance in Japan, with more than 500,000 downloads. SEGA has now announced it will end the services for Initial D Perfect Shift Online at the...

News: Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday

Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday

Let’s hear it for the Regginator

As some of you may have been aware, Reggie Fils-Aime celebrated his 54th birthday today on 25th March, so let's take a moment to remember his best theatrics. Who could forget Reggie’s historical E3 2003 debut? When the then unknown President got up on stage for the first time, he introduced himself to the world...

Weirdness: Brave Hunters Can Soon Ride a Monster Hunter Themed Roller Coaster

Brave Hunters Can Soon Ride a Monster Hunter Themed Roller Coaster

Mount the Gore Magala in real life!

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been out for a little over a month now and has been an undisputed success. One of the key new features that was added in this latest entry to the series is the ability to mount monsters. A well timed leaping strike from above can knock the beast over and enable the hunter to climb...

Community Interview: Give Us Your Affordable Space Adventures Questions for KnapNok Games and Nifflas  

Give Us Your Affordable Space Adventures Questions for KnapNok Games and Nifflas  

What do you want to know?

Affordable Space Adventures is one of our most eagerly anticipated Wii U exclusives of 2015, and the eShop title isn't far away - it arrives on 9th April in Europe and North America. It makes extensive use of the home console's GamePad for dual screen play, and can be tackled alone or in co-op for up to three players...

Interview: Nintendo and Nd Cube on Bowser, amiibo and the Pure Luck of the Dice in Mario Party 10

Nintendo and Nd Cube on Bowser, amiibo and the Pure Luck of the Dice in Mario Party 10

Part of the goal are "actions that are overflowing with energy"

Mario Party 10, as the name makes very clear, is just the latest in one of Nintendo's most substantial franchises. Especially frequent on the GameCube, it's evidently achieved a good degree of success and remains a mainstay on Nintendo hardware, with the home console entries being...

News: The Nintendo 3DS is Now Four Years Old in Europe

The Nintendo 3DS is Now Four Years Old in Europe

Eur 'avin a laugh

The Nintendo 3DS arrived four years ago today in Europe, strategically released to maximise profits before the end of the financial year that closed on 31st March 2011... erm, we mean strategically released to excite gamers. Its arrival prompted plenty of launch week hype, and by the close of March Nintendo announced that over 3.5...

News: Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts With Flurry of Releases

Work to do for New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

For over two years the Japanese market has been a fortress for Nintendo, with the 3DS in particular dominating the hardware and software charts. Recent times have brought a dip, however, especially since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D provided a welcome boost in mid-February. In...

News: Canned Shooter Dune: Ornithopter Assault Could Have Added Spice To The GBA Library

Canned Shooter Dune: Ornithopter Assault Could Have Added Spice To The GBA Library

Title was practically finished but fell foul of publisher issues

Frank Herbert's epic fantasy series Dune has inspired some amazing video games - including Dune II: Battle for Arrakis - and should have delivered another riveting experience in the shape of Game Boy Advance shooter Frank Herbert's Dune: Ornithopter Assault. Developed by Soft...

Video: Nintendo Builds Hype for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D With Action Packed Launch Trailer

Nintendo Builds Hype for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D With Action Packed Launch Trailer

A little bit spoilerific

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D arrives soon on the New Nintendo 3DS, so fans of the Wii game - or those yet to experience the Monolith Soft RPG - don't have long to wait. It's a substantial undertaking, but is nevertheless hugely rewarding - we're full of praise for it in our Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review. To celebrate the...

News: Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teases Smart Device and Console Links in Club Nintendo Replacement

Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teases Smart Device and Console Links in Club Nintendo Replacement

"Something you have done on one device can be utilized on another"

Nintendo surprised many observers with its recent - and sudden - announcement of a strategic 'alliance' with DeNA, a company that specialises in back-end systems, e-commerce and smart device games. The headline announcement, along with a number of others, was that Nintendo IP will be...

News: Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

"The mundanity of it is really comforting"

Chicago artist Krystal DiFronzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma - a cancer of the blood - last August. Like all cancer suffers, she had to deal with a lot of worry and heartbreak, but found an unlikely aid in the Nintendo 3DS title Animal Crossing: New Leaf. DiFronzo has created a series - called...

News: Tachyon Project Blasting to Wii U for Some Twin-Stick Shooting Action

Tachyon Project Blasting to Wii U for Some Twin-Stick Shooting Action

Shoot all of the things

Considering humanity's fondness for destruction, it's surprising that we're not bombarded with more space-based twin-stick shooters on the Wii U. It can be satisfying to destroy alien things with an explosion of pixels and particle effects, yet we're not given enough opportunities to do so. Eclipse Games, which previously...

News: Animal Crossing, Yoshi and Dragon Ball Z Bring Star Power in Latest 3DS HOME Theme Batch in Japan

Animal Crossing, Yoshi and Dragon Ball Z Bring Star Power in Latest 3DS HOME Theme Batch in Japan

Cute 'n powerful

While Nintendo doesn't always follow through with all of its ideas and concepts, it's maintained momentum with 3DS HOME Themes. New options arrive most weeks and cover a range of franchises and styles, helping us all to add a little extra spice to our portables. The Japanese market does have the best of the releases, naturally, and...