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News: Gaijin Games Changes Name to Choice Provisions, Woah Dave! Due This Summer on 3DS

Gaijin Games Changes Name to Choice Provisions, Woah Dave! Due This Summer on 3DS

"We are but humble purveyors of video games"

Gaijin Games is a name familiar to keen Nintendo download gamers, as it's the studio behind the terrific BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare and Wii U eShop gem BIT.TRIP Presents: RUNNER 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. The name may be iconic, but the company has decided to change its identity to the rather...

News: Sony Overtakes Nintendo In Global Hardware Sales For The First Time In Eight Years

Sony Overtakes Nintendo In Global Hardware Sales For The First Time In Eight Years

Sony shifted 18.7 million consoles, Nintendo 16.3 million

It has been revealed that in the financial year that has just concluded, Sony has sold more consoles worldwide than its rivals Nintendo and Microsoft. For the first time since 2006, Sony has beaten its Japanese competitor in terms of hardware units retailed. Sony sold 18.7 million PS4, PS3,...

Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer 2014

Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Summer 2014

Download delights

The Wii U eShop has come a long way since launch, though the day one line-up did also have some rather enjoyable options on offer. The library was particularly slow to grow in its first year, but an influx of excellent titles has since flowed. The platform's support for Unity and various tools in the Nintendo Web Framework have...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty One

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty One

New stages! Brewster! Boomerang!

A little earlier than normal — thanks a bunch E3! — we're having a look at the latest tasty screens for Super Smash Bros.. It's a strong line-up too, albeit one largely focused on the Wii U version once again. Masahiro Sakurai's updates on the Director's Room Miiverse community throw up some interesting details,...

News: Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Insanity's Blade Release Date Changed to "TBA"

Causal Bit Games taking extra time to utilize game testers' feedback

Upcoming Wii U eShop title Insanity's Blade has had its release date changed to "TBA" for the time being, according to a blog post on Causal Bit Games' official site. The game, an 8-bit arcade-style adventure promising to offer "the ultimate 8-bit experience," was funded

News: New Mega Evolutions Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

New Mega Evolutions Revealed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Groudon and Kyogre are going primeval

The resident Pokémon masters over at Serebii.net have shared the newest information on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire from Japanese magazine CoroCoro and, as expected, new evolutions lead the lineup. Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Mega Diancie have all made their appearances, one looking much more...

Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summer 2014

Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summer 2014

Our favourites so far

With E3 2014 right around the corner, Nintendo seems set to prioritise the Wii U in its Digital Event, subsequent coverage and, of course, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational. The 3DS will have a role to play, of course, but many eyes are on Nintendo's home console to see how it'll capitalise on the recent success of Mario Kart...

Video: Nintendo Minute Interviews Key Members of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Development Team

Nintendo Minute Interviews Key Members of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf Development Team

Special QR codes for Zelda-themed clothes shared

Animal Crossing: New Leaf may have been on the market for a year, but we imagine there are still plenty of 3DS owners — of the millions that bought the game — that are still looking after their town and quirky residents. It's a franchise that continues to achieve impressive sales, with the latest...

Ninterview: Taylor Davis Shares Her Musical Journey and Love for Gaming

Taylor Davis Shares Her Musical Journey and Love for Gaming

"Just focus on what you love about yourself and what makes you happy"

Videogame music is, as we and many others have argued, absolutely vital to what makes particular experiences memorable and special. It's no surprise, either, that there are a lot of musicians in the world that readily cite gaming as a core passion in their lives — whether in...

News: GameCube-Style Wii U Controller, the WaveDash, Seeks Kickstarter Funding

GameCube-Style Wii U Controller, the WaveDash, Seeks Kickstarter Funding

It's wireless and will act like a Wii U Pro Controller

Not long ago Nintendo excited a lot of loyal fans by unveiling The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, the reveal of which was tied with details of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Invitational at E3 2014. Of course, that's all about plugging in existing controllers, and a company from LA has...

Video: We're Feline Groovy In The Latest Episode Of Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives

We're Feline Groovy In The Latest Episode Of Days Of Our Tomodachi Lives

Cat people

This week on Days of Our Tomodachi Lives, we welcome Alex Olney into the fold. A long time reader of the site, Alex cuts a fine figure of a man — so we were quite surprised when we discovered that his Mii wanted to dress up as a pussy cat and retire to a dank, smelly cave for the duration of his time on Nlife Island. It truly takes...

News: Nintendo Spain Secures Win Over R4 Card Retailer

Nintendo Spain Secures Win Over R4 Card Retailer

Better late than never

While Nintendo has, for the most part, successfully held off the mass proliferation of pirated software on 3DS and Wii U, it was a major issue for the DS, in particular. R4 cards, regardless of their potentially innocent use, were largely sold and utilised to download and play ROMS of DS games for free, and for a time they...

News: 130 Jobs To Go In Nintendo Of Europe Reshuffle

130 Jobs To Go In Nintendo Of Europe Reshuffle

Nintendo's Großostheim office closes

Nintendo of Europe is closing its Großostheim office in Germany and axing a smaller number of roles at its HQ in Frankfurt. The move comes as part of a streamlining process which will allow the company to perform better in the European market in the future. Nintendo of Europe has released a statement...

News: Spider-Man's Sworn Enemy Venom Revealed In Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Pack

Spider-Man's Sworn Enemy Venom Revealed In Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 Pack

Another Marvel favourite

As we approach E3, news of all things Nintendo comes thick and fast — in fact, you never quite know where it’s going to pop up next. Today we had news of a Wii U Disney Infinity 2.0 pack including Venom. Venom is one of Spider-Man's arch-enemies and is a slightly unusual character – not least as the name has belonged...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details Promised on 15th June Through Pokémon Get☆TV

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Details Promised on 15th June Through Pokémon Get☆TV

Hopefully more interesting than last time

Following their reveal for 3DS earlier this year, Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have certainly caused plenty of hype. With a November worldwide release on the cards it's not particularly far away, though details have unsurprisingly been relatively scarce of late. Of course, news typically filters...

News: 2014 Australian National Pokémon Championship to be held in Melbourne on 13th July

2014 Australian National Pokémon Championship to be held in Melbourne on 13th July

Melbourne Town Hall is the stadium arena

The Regional Championships were an absolute cracker in the history of Australian and New Zealand Pokémon competitions, with more than 1000 competitors participating in the event in the month of May and the winners earning themselves flights and accommodation directly to the Nationals. With the Regionals now...

Feature: Psycholodachi - What Makes Life Sim Games Addictive?

Psycholodachi - What Makes Life Sim Games Addictive?

The emotional connection to your Mii you never knew you had

The Western release of Tomodachi Life has been met with a surprisingly large amount of publicity. Granted, at least some of that was due to unexpected controversy, but as that discussion died down, popular interest remained. The rise of the life simulation genre is one of gaming's most...