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News: Life of Pixel Is A 2D Trip Through Gaming History, And It's Coming To The Wii U eShop

Life of Pixel Is A 2D Trip Through Gaming History, And It's Coming To The Wii U eShop

Pixel power

Super Icon's Life of Pixel is a 2D action platformer which aims to celebrate the days when the pixel was king. Placing the player in the role of the titular green hero, you must travel through gaming history and aid Pixel's quest of self-discovery. The title is already available on PC and Mac, and has a unique selling point — each...

News: Nintendo and Philips Sign Global Patent License Agreement to Resolve Dispute Over Wii Technology

Nintendo and Philips Sign Global Patent License Agreement to Resolve Dispute Over Wii Technology

Averts threat of Wii U ban in the US, particularly

Nintendo is well accustomed to tackling legal battles around the world, particularly patent disputes that have been prominent since the phenomenal success of the Wii and DS. While Nintendo comes out on the winning side in most cases, it lost a notable case to Seijiro Tomita over the 3DS, and has...

News: Wii U System Update 5.3.1 Resolves Mario Kart 8 TV YouTube Issue

Wii U System Update 5.3.1 Resolves Mario Kart 8 TV YouTube Issue

Also adds sweet, sweet stability

While not necessarily a feature used by many, Mario Kart 8's TV mode, allowing you to upload highlights directly to YouTube, is one of the games most modern features. That said, some users were encountering consistent errors with the feature, halting their attempts at racing stardom on the web. Nintendo promised an...

News: Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Finds Fans Are Growing Older

Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Finds Fans Are Growing Older

Super Smash Bros. players are also getting on

Since its inception, Pokémon has been commonly associated with a young audience. Whilst this connection remains intact, the latest data from Japanese sales tracker Media Create reveals the primary purchasers of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in Japan on release were not necessarily children or...

News: Kickstarter Project Wants to Turn Your Game Boy into a Full HD Beast

Kickstarter Project Wants to Turn Your Game Boy into a Full HD Beast

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing in 1080p

Gunpei Yokoi, the late father of the Game Boy, famously embraced a design philosophy of "lateral thinking with withered technology," in which one found cool new ways to entertain with cheaper, older equipment. One can only wonder if Yokoi ever even considered the notion that, 25 years later, his iconic...

News: Mega Man 2 Fan Remake is Now Available to Play on Petit Computer

Mega Man 2 Fan Remake is Now Available to Play on Petit Computer

242 QR codes to make it happen

Though a 3DS eShop version is on the way, DSiWare app Petit Computer remains as one of the most intriguing downloads available on the last-gen portable. It allows you to create games using BASIC code that are fully playable on the DSi, and they can then be shared through QR codes. It's seen its share of terrific...

Weirdness: That Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Worth $2500 in the Mad World of eBay

That Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Worth $2500 in the Mad World of eBay

Sold, to that crazy fan over there!

We've rather enjoyed the saga of the dual wielding Samus amiibo here on Nintendo Life, even if it has prompted opportunists to employ a little photoshop manipulation to figures — hello, Brown Yoshi — to seek attention. Last week we reported on the fact that it had popped up on eBay and reached an eye-watering...

Guide: The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in the US

The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in the US

Because Black Friday isn't enough

Last week's Black Friday shenanigans weren't enough for retailers, it seems, as the efforts to separate us from our cash continue on 'Cyber Monday'. The name suggests online deals, naturally, though there are still promotions running within stores too, with GameStop and Target already stating that their deals will...

News: Blinking Light Win Means You'll Never Have To Blow On Your NES Cartridge Again

Blinking Light Win Means You'll Never Have To Blow On Your NES Cartridge Again

No soldering required

The NES is one of Nintendo's most famous systems, but it came with a massive, massive design flaw. The "toaster" zero insertion force cartridge slot — designed so the system could avoid unwanted comparisons with traditional games consoles and thus avoid the stigma which had risen up since the Video Game Crash of 1983 —...

Nintendo Download: 4th December (Europe)

4th December (Europe)

Legend of Dark Witch, S.C.A.T., Mindfeud, loads of discounts and more

It's the first download update of December in Europe, and it brings a host of new games, decent Virtual Console options and plenty of discounts. There are also a couple of seasonal arrivals that need to improve a lot over previous entries, but overall there's a fair amount of...

News: Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry Almost Made Our Day On Nintendo Wii And DS

Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry Almost Made Our Day On Nintendo Wii And DS

...but it was cancelled. Do you feel unlucky, punk?

Detective Harry Callahan is one of Clint Eastwood's most enduring characters, and starred in some seminal action movies back in the '70s and '80s. Eastwood's no-nonsense cop would inspire countless clones in both movies and video games, and back in 2004 Warner Brothers decided that it was time that...

News: Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Here's hoping the NPD results are better...

With stores having now closed after their Black Friday week's discounts we can expect plenty of focus on sales numbers, with the upcoming NPD results and sales around different countries eagerly awaited. Nintendo offered key bundles with Wii U and 3DS / 2DS, though the consensus for the US in particular is...

News: Walmart Offering Hot Deals on Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World Hardware Bundles

Walmart Offering Hot Deals on Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World Hardware Bundles

$300 with a free $50 gift card

Though Black Friday madness has now passed, we can still expect retailers to fight for our loyalty up until the festive break. From Nintendo's perspective it'll be targeting Wii U sales, and is no doubt hoping that retailers push exciting promotions — step forward Walmart with its latest deals in the US. The...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Twelve: Cook

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Twelve: Cook

Bread to rights

In the final part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. Today is the day I complete my Life journey in Reveria. All of the Lives I have spent time as, all of the monster parts and mushrooms I have gathered, my fears of a secret organisation creating a new world order...

News: Dear Nintendo, Please Let The Next Wario Land Title Look As Gorgeous As This

Dear Nintendo, Please Let The Next Wario Land Title Look As Gorgeous As This

D-Pad Studio's Simon S. Anderson mocks up some amazing concept art

D-Pad Studio is currently hard at work on Owlboy, but that doesn't mean that the team behind it can't occasionally let their minds wander. In the case of the studio's painfully talented artist Simon S. Anderson, he's been filling his downtime with mocking up a screen from his dream...

News: Toys vs. Monsters Brings Childhood Battles to 3DS on 18th December

Toys vs. Monsters Brings Childhood Battles to 3DS on 18th December

Our money's on the rubber duck...

Whether publishing or developing, EnjoyUp Games continues to bring plenty of budget download games — some rather good — to the eShop platforms. The company has now announced a festive release date for its next title on 3DS, Toys vs. Monsters — it'll arrive in North America and Europe on 18th December. This is...

News: This Lovely White Super Smash Bros. GameCube Controller Is Up For Pre-Order From Japan

This Lovely White Super Smash Bros. GameCube Controller Is Up For Pre-Order From Japan

Importing is the answer

Earlier today we bemoaned the price hikes and lacking stock of the GameCube Adapter for Wii U, which doesn't appear to be improving after over a week in North America and at launch in Europe. That's a pity, especially if it means some of those with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U can't enjoy the game with their controller of...

Feature: The Long Evolution of the Pokémon Trading Card Game

The Long Evolution of the Pokémon Trading Card Game

Capers in card

Alex attended an event that celebrated the new XY Phantom Forces sets in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. He got a chance to play the game for the first time in over ten years, and this is what he had to say about it. Despite being an enormous fan of the Pokémon series, the Trading Card Game has been a bit of a blind spot for me...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off 'Super' New Levels in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Nintendo Minute Shows Off 'Super' New Levels in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

You want to see this...

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just days away in North America, representing Nintendo's final major retail release of the year; it arrives in the New Year in Europe and Australia. Regular video series Nintendo Minute has therefore taken the chance to show off some new levels, and we think you'll want to see them. This...