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Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast

The last throw of the dice for Nintendo's old rival

Sega's Dreamcast holds a special place in the history of home video game entertainment. It was an innovative beast, being the first home console to offer online connectivity out of the box and setting the modern trend for sourcing internal components from PC manufacturers. It also proved to be...

Video: Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Leap of faith

Proposing marriage is one of the most signficant gestures of affection one can give to another human being, but the event itself can be quite intimidating - will your other half say yes? Will you make a fool of yourself? Will they turn their noses up at the cheap ring you've bought? It's serious business. However, we like the approach...

Reminder: New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Thank You Pack' Discount if You Own Original Extras

New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Thank You Pack' Discount if You Own Original Extras

So says the StreetPass rabbit in the UK

For fans of StreetPass, who like to gather hits where possible and spend a surprising amount of time clearing the charming games on offer, today's a rather happy day. Two fresh games are available - Ultimate Angler / StreetPass Fishing and Battleground Z / StreetPass Zombies. These can be bought individually...

News: A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

The full history of the creators of Gods, The Chaos Engine and Speedball

If you're a UK gamer with a keen sense of history then the name The Bitmap Brothers will be instantly recognisable. Most active during the 16-bit era, "The Bitmaps" are considered by many to be gaming's first "rock star" developers, and produced such classics as Gods, The...

News: International StreetPass Week Details Confirmed for North America

International StreetPass Week Details Confirmed for North America

The return of gold-pants Reggie Fils-Aime

Last week Nintendo of Europe confirmed its plans for International StreetPass Week, which is utilising Nintendo Zone and StreetPass Relay hotspots in the region for special distributions and events. It's an opportunity to pick up special Mii characters from around the world, handily timed to coincide with...

Nintendo Download: 16th April (North America)

16th April (North America)

StreetPass DLC, Smash Bros. DLC, DK 64, 3D Fantasy Zone II and much more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update to bring more treats to Wii U and 3DS. This week we have some Rare action on the Wii U, Smash Bros. DLC, StreetPass extras, another Sega classic and much more besides. Let's get to the details...

News: Nintendo of America is Teaming Up With GameTruck to Start the Party With Splatoon

Nintendo of America is Teaming Up With GameTruck to Start the Party With Splatoon

Splatrucks

Looking from the outside as a Brit, this writer observes that most things are bigger in the US. Buildings, stores, malls, servings of fries, all big. It seems Birthday parties also fall into that category - a game of bowling and a few balloons isn't enough, it's important to hire a huge truck for entertainment on the go. That seems to be...

Video: Greatness Awaits In This New Project CARS Trailer

Greatness Awaits In This New Project CARS Trailer

Become a legend

Project CARS launches on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon, with the Wii U release taking place later this year. To build up interest in the game - which has already suffered a couple of delays - publisher Bandai Namco has published a fresh trailer which aims to show off the progression of the game's single-player career mode. The...

News: WayForward is Bringing Shantae and Friends to the Apple Watch in Watch Quest! Heroes of Time

WayForward is Bringing Shantae and Friends to the Apple Watch in Watch Quest! Heroes of Time

Geddit?

For a good amount of time the Shantae franchise was exclusive to Nintendo hardware, though in relatively recent times we've seen Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut on PC (also coming to Wii U), and the crowdfunded Shantae: Half-Genie Hero will be coming to a host of platforms. This is wise from WayForward, from a business perspective,...

News: Bandai Almost Made A Laptop With A Built-In SNES 

Bandai Almost Made A Laptop With A Built-In SNES 

Say hello to the Bandai HET

Bandai may be joined at the hip with Namco these days, but once upon a time the company stalked the edges of the video game industry, desperate to find a route into the potentially profitable hardware arena. It released consoles such as the Pippin (in conjunction with Apple) and created the WonderSwan handheld, but...

Weirdness: The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

Not hot

The internet's a peculiar but often funny place, in which the daftest of things can go viral and amuse millions. A current craze seems to be having a laugh at a 27-year-old who tried to tattoo Charmander onto himself, while drunk. You can see the results below - apologies for the gratuitous pasty complexion and hairy belly button. It's...

News: Nintendo Has Released This Fabulous 3DS Theme In Japan To Celebrate The Launch Of Girls Mode 3

Nintendo Has Released This Fabulous 3DS Theme In Japan To Celebrate The Launch Of Girls Mode 3

Stunning, darling!

The latest entry in the Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) is now out in Japan.To celebrate the special occasion, Nintendo has released a Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code 3DS theme. The new theme, which can be viewed on the catwalk in the trailer below, is available for...

News: Citizens of Earth Update Halves Wii U Load Times And Adds Retro Soundtrack

Citizens of Earth Update Halves Wii U Load Times And Adds Retro Soundtrack

Also includes improved stability and minor bug fixes

Atlus and Eden Industries have updated the JRPG-inspired role-playing game, Citizens of Earth, with added and improved functionality. The update which applies to both the Wii U and 3DS eShop versions of the game includes the addition of a retro chiptunes soundtrack menu option to relive the glory...

News: ​Vote Now and Decide Which Classic Mega Man Title Will Kick Off Mega May in North America

​Vote Now and Decide Which Classic Mega Man Title Will Kick Off Mega May in North America

The choice is yours

If you'll remember back to this time last year, Capcom ran an event called "Mega May" in which at least one new Mega Man title was released on the Virtual Console each week. It was primarily focused on launching the remaining Game Boy Mega Man games as well as two from the GBC, though the Wii U didn't receive as much love...

News: ​Atlus Reveals its DLC Plans for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

​Atlus Reveals its DLC Plans for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

Plenty of content to keep demon tamers happy

There's only a few weeks left now until Atlus launches its latest entry in the Shin Megami Tensei series, Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. The enhanced remake promises to give players plenty of bang for their buck, adding a second story campaign that nearly doubles the estimated...

News: Mewtwo 10-Man Smash Glitch is Stopping Some From Playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Online

Mewtwo 10-Man Smash Glitch is Stopping Some From Playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Online

You don't want this to happen to you

Update: Nintendo has stated that it's working on a patch, and confirmed modes on both the Wii U and 3DS versions that could prompt this glitch - full details are right here. Original Article: The arrival of Mewtwo in the latest Super Smash Bros. titles today - for Club Nintendo members, that is - has certainly...

Poll: What Are You Most Excited About in the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2?

What Are You Most Excited About in the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2?

Tracks, characters, vehicles, amiibo suits and free 200cc all coming

Earlier today Nintendo finally unveiled its full line-up for the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2, with a whole host of lovely videos joining the announcement. We've also had a chance to go hands on with everything the DLC has to offer, including 200cc mode, to share our views on how its...

News: Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Drops to Ninth

Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Drops to Ninth

New Nintendo 3DS continues battle with PS4 and Vita

It's Media Create Japanese charts time again, and we suspect the results have been greeted with a united sagging of shoulders among the bean counters of publishers and developers. When the number one game sells just 20,494, we'd suggest stiff drinks are required. That number one is Dark Souls...

News: Silver Mario amiibo Reportedly Picked Up From a Chinese Website, Demonstrated With Mario Party 10

Silver Mario amiibo Reportedly Picked Up From a Chinese Website, Demonstrated With Mario Party 10

Actually seems legit

Back in early February documentation was found for special edition Gold and Silver Super Mario amiibo, and after a few months of pretending the rumours didn't exist Nintendo of America confirmed the gold figure. A Walmart-exclusive limited edition in North America, it was released alongside

Hands On: Hitting the Tracks in Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and 200cc Mode

Hitting the Tracks in Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and 200cc Mode

It just keeps getting better...

When Nintendo announced that the second Mario Kart 8 DLC pack was coming earlier than promised, we were appropriately excited. Now that we've had a chance to get to grips with everything this extra content has to offer, suffice to say we're not disappointed. In this early look at the full DLC pack we check out the...

News: Guitar Hero Live Won't Work With Your Old Gear Or DLC, Won't Be A Yearly Series

Guitar Hero Live Won't Work With Your Old Gear Or DLC, Won't Be A Yearly Series

"It's not 2010 any more"

Yesterday saw the official unveiling of Guitar Hero Live, the next entry in the long-running music game series. The new game uses live action footage to place you in the shoes of a leading rock guitarist, and will boast an entirely new peripheral to strum on. Guitar Hero isn't the only music franchise that is getting...