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News: Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1.5 Million for Charity

Awesome Games Done Quick Raises Over $1.5 Million for Charity

Nearly 30,000 donors

Awesome Games Done Quick is a bi-annual week-long event that's rapidly established itself as a highlight within the speedrun community. The most skilful players from around the world gather to tackle records, all while raising impressive amounts of money. The fundraising target for last week's festivities was $1 million, all...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

The captain and Toadette cling on in 40th place

In the coming days and weeks we'll learn a lot more about Nintendo's sales and performance over the Holiday period, and while there's optimism in some territories the UK charts continue to suggest that the company is struggling in the country. Whether the UK market will be highlighted as a problem area...

Weirdness: Totaka's Song Appears to Have Been Found in Mario Kart 8

Totaka's Song Appears to Have Been Found in Mario Kart 8

Listen carefully

Kazumi Totaka is one of Nintendo's most experienced and talented composers and sound directors, yet that's probably not the reason that many recognise his name. He's better know for Totaka's Song, a simple melody that has been hidden within a whole load of Nintendo games. The first appearance seems to have been in X on Game Boy,...

Nintendo Download: 15th January (Europe)

15th January (Europe)

Axelay, 3D After Burner II, Demon's Quest and much more

It's another Monday morning, but we won't let that get us down as we have the European Nintendo Download Update to cheer us up. There are new titles to enjoy across Wii U and 3DS, some classics on the Virtual Console and a whole load of tempting discounts. Let's get to it. Wii U eShop: Family...

News: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition Was The Result Of A Speculative Pitch From GungHo Online

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition Was The Result Of A Speculative Pitch From GungHo Online

3DS puzzle title will feature other famous Nintendo characters

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition was announced recently, and looks to combine the popular mobile (and later 3DS) puzzle franchise with Nintendo's most famous character. Speaking with 4Gamer, developer GungHo Online's Daisuke Yamamoto and Kazuki Morishita have revealed that the...

News: The Bomber's Notebook Will Be Revamped in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

The Bomber's Notebook Will Be Revamped in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Eiji Aonuma wants you "to enjoy that special sense of achievement"

With its release due relatively soon, we can hopefully expect a lot of information from Nintendo regarding The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D in the coming weeks. Perhaps the big N will give us that Nintendo Direct we all want with a whole load of reveals and details, but in the...

Interview: Grendel Games Discusses Underground's Blend of Entertainment and Medical Training

Grendel Games Discusses Underground's Blend of Entertainment and Medical Training

No need to provide surgery afterwards

Grendel Games is responsible for one of the most intriguing titles to arrive on Wii U in the early weeks of 2015; it's available in Europe and arrived in North American soon. Underground was originally conceived as an entertaining tool to assist surgeons with their laparoscopic surgery motor skills - or key-hole...

Guide: Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 2

Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 2

Episode 2: Wingo Strikes Back

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now available in North America and Europe, adding another excellent title to the Wii U library. In this game the goal for Captain Toad and Toadette isn't simply nabbing the star at the end of each stage, but also picking up three gems hidden throughout each level. These become vital in...

News: Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Emails Looks Set for Monday 12th January

Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Emails Looks Set for Monday 12th January

One final opportunity

Just recently we reported that, through emails or simply trying their luck, more European Club Nintendo members were suddenly getting access to the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador programme. It was hard to discern whether it was an intentional expansion of the scheme or the case that some accounts were simply receiving delayed...

News: Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Options for Nintendo

Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Options for Nintendo

Scalability and integration are the buzzwords

Although the next generation of hardware from Nintendo is unlikely to arrive before late 2016 at the earliest, we expect 2015 to be full of speculation and discussion - rational and otherwise - about what's next. The arrival of the New Nintendo 3DS, for example, arguably sets us up for the portable's...

News: Nintendo of America Partners Up With Apex 2015 for Super Smash Bros. Tournament Event

Nintendo of America Partners Up With Apex 2015 for Super Smash Bros. Tournament Event

Possibly the first of many eSports deals

Nintendo is clearly aware of the importance of eSports, a phenomenon that attracts millions of fans across a huge range of global events every year. The competitive gaming scene is perhaps biggest in the PC space, with titles like League of Legends being prominent, but Nintendo brands such as Pokémon and...

Guide: Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 1

Collecting All the Gems in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Episode 1

Episode 1: A New Toad

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now available in North America and Europe, adding another excellent title to the Wii U library. In this game the goal for Captain Toad and Toadette isn't simply nabbing the star at the end of each stage, but also picking up three gems hidden throughout each level. These become vital in...

News: GetClose is Set to Grab a Few New Features

GetClose is Set to Grab a Few New Features

An update for RIVALS

The competitively controller-sharing Wii U eShop title GetClose: A Game for RVIALS should be receiving an update in the near future, adding some new levels and elements. Developer Wombat Source has stated that they've sent an update for Nintendo's approval that includes the following: Four New Levels - Two for Capture the...

Feature: A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - July to September

A Nintendo 2014 Retrospective - July to September

Hysteria over the Smash Bros. demo and all-round hype

We move into the New Year at pace, and our retrospective of Nintendo in 2014 continues at its own - slightly slower - tempo. The April to June entry covered a number of big announcements and the E3 festivities, so as we shift into the third quarter of the year we can reflect on Nintendo picking...

News: Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market

Nintendo Steps Away From The Brazilian Market

High tariffs blamed

In disappointing news, Nintendo has announced that it'll be ceasing operations in Brazil, effectively leaving the marketplace for the foreseeable future. As of this month distribution of systems and games in the country will stop, taking the company out of a sizeable but also troublesome market. The issue appears to be linked to...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Promotion is Suddenly Available to More Club Nintendo Members

New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition Promotion is Suddenly Available to More Club Nintendo Members

Not everyone, though

This week's announcement of an early New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador promotion in Europe certainly rocked the boat, offering select Club Nintendo members an opportunity to pick up a system before its release date has even been announced. It was exciting for those lucky enough to be included but frustrating for those left out; oddly,...

Video: Unboxing The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

Unboxing The New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition

Hands on with the limited edition bundle

The announcement of the New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Edition promotion was a pleasant and unexpected surprise this week, offering European consumers -- traditionally the red-haired stepchildren of Nintendo's fandom -- the chance to get their grubby hands on the latest 3DS model before its official launch in...

News: Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Natsume Thanks Fans for Strong Launch of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley in North America

Performing beyond expectations in the region

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is a diversion for the series, as Natsume took the franchise in some new directions, with the title being the first to go "fully three-dimensional". Story of Seasons, previously released as a Harvest Moon game in Japan but being published under a different name - due to IP...

News: Tri-Strip Brings That Vintage Game Boy Feel To Your Wii U

Tri-Strip Brings That Vintage Game Boy Feel To Your Wii U

Green piece

It has been confirmed that Form Up Studios and Sc0tt Games (yes, that zero is intentional) are bringing Tri-Strip to the Wii U eShop, a puzzle game that comes with a unique visual style which brings to mind the classic Game Boy screen. The aim of the game is to create squares out of triangles to clear room on the screen. You'll be able...

News: Gamer Proposes To Girlfriend During Mischief Makers Speedrun Livestream

Gamer Proposes To Girlfriend During Mischief Makers Speedrun Livestream

Awesome Marriages Done Quick

This year, gamers all over the globe got together for Awesome Games Done Quick, a gaming marathon that raises money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event has delivered many memorable moments -- including our very own Marcel blasting through Shovel Knight -- but one of the most heart-warming has to be this...

News: Update For Arrow Time U Improves Overall Game Experience

Update For Arrow Time U Improves Overall Game Experience

XenoHorizon also reveals a Wii U exclusive announcement is on the way

Despite poor sales, indie title Arrow Time U has received an update to improve the overall game experience. Ohio-based developer, XenoHorizon, has followed through with its previous promise, making adjustments to time limits in certain levels, removing an irritating voice clip,...

News: Nintendo's NES Predecessor, Unveiled at CES 31 Years Ago, Was Rather Different From the Iconic Home Console

Nintendo's NES Predecessor, Unveiled at CES 31 Years Ago, Was Rather Different From the Iconic Home Console

The Advance Video System was a more literal family computer

This week has brought us the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which has been particularly light on gaming goods. It's an opportunity for companies big and small to show off their technology, ranging from expensive high-end gear to slightly quirky or silly 'innovations'. For...