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News: Win a Hometown Story T-Shirt Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

Win a Hometown Story T-Shirt Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

This is a story of the sprite Pochica

The ever-generous Rising Star Games is giving you the opportunity to win one of five Hometown Story T-shirts featuring a pattern of Hometown Story characters, Brady Bunch grid-style, set off in the center with the genuine by-hand signature of Yasuhiro Wada, the father of the Harvest Moon series: To enter,...

Play & Win: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Mario Kart 8 Championship - Heat 2 - Launches on Sunday 24th August

Another chance for glory

As we hope you're aware, we've teamed up with the Official Nintendo UK Store to run the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, looking for the country's fastest racer who'll receive some fantastic prizes. This Championship has multiple online Heats, with the top three in each of those Tournaments then progressing to the...

News: Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

Check Out these Remastered Metroid and Super Smash Bros. Themes

A treat for the old eardrums

Music from video games is something that not many people outside the gaming circle really recognise or appreciate, so it's all the more encouraging when groups of people – be they large or small – band together in order to create a new experience from established melodies. Many of the classic themes from the Metroid...

News: Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

Charles Martinet Makes an Amusing Vine Debut

That's not a swing you see every day!

The voice of Mario, Charles Martinet has recently set up an account on Vine where within the space of 24 hours he's already shared some awesomely creative micro-video clips. Using dancing figurines of Mario, Luigi and Wario he breathes live into his surroundings. 58 year old talented voice actor Martinet...

Weirdness: Slowpoke Reggae Exists, and it's Terrifying

Slowpoke Reggae Exists, and it's Terrifying

Kind of catchy, still nightmare inducing

Everyone's Friday jut got a little weirder with the official Pokémon YouTube channel's latest post, a nearly four minute reggae epic of Slowpoke doing Slowpoke things like attempting to swallow other Slowpokes' tails, Busby Berkeley water number-style: One theory states that this video is related to an...

News: Alphadia Genesis Set to Begin at the Beginning in North America

Alphadia Genesis Set to Begin at the Beginning in North America

Natsume releasing the RPG on Wii U eShop this Fall

Natsume has released more information on Alphadia Genesis, an upcoming RPG release that will hit consoles exclusively on the Wii U eShop. According to the publisher, the story takes place 15 years after the Energi Wars, a torrid affair where clones were used as weapons. The kingdoms of Augustine...

Interview: Zen Studios Outlines Its Ongoing Support for Wii U

Zen Studios Outlines Its Ongoing Support for Wii U

"We are aiming for Wii U parity in the future with updates and new tables"

The Wii U eShop has seen a growing library of games from various publishers and developers since the console launched in November 2012, and among the most supportive studios — in terms of the number of titles released — has been Zen Studios. Zen Pinball 2 is one of very...

Nintendo Download: 21st August (North America)

21st August (North America)

Free Disney Infinity, Mega Man, Demon's Box, BlazBlue, Discounts and more

That time has come once again, North American gamers, for details of the downloadable treats coming to Wii U and 3DS this week. There's a major surprise with a retail freebie on Wii U, while there are a couple of new titles on the 3DS eShop and some excellent Virtual Console...

News: Nintendo Aims Big at PAX Prime With Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors and More

Nintendo Aims Big at PAX Prime With Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors and More

Special events planned around Seattle

PAX Prime, the latest major expo event planned in the US, is coming up and will run from 29th August to 1st September at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Nintendo of America will be in attendance as normal, and has announced its plans for the show. To start off with the games, the following...

News: Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Skipping Wii U

Activision Confirms That Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Skipping Wii U

Hardly surprising

The Call of Duty franchise has had a mixed history on Nintendo hardware, on occasion skipping the Wii but, most recently, seeing entries arrive on the last-gen system before moving onto the Wii U. Often the Nintendo versions have been announced late in the day, yet that's not happening with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, as...

News: 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stages of Development

3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stages of Development

Works in any region and on latest system update

When it comes to console hacks and mods, there are plenty of grey areas and debates over ethical practices. Those aspects may come to the test soon on 3DS, if the coding efforts of Twitter user Smealum deliver as expected — the coder is currently working on the later stages of a functional homebrew...