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News: Nintendo Has Quite A Bit Of Maintenance Planned For Today

Nintendo Has Quite A Bit Of Maintenance Planned For Today

Connected to today's "big news", perhaps?

Nintendo apparently has some big news planned for today, as well as plenty of maintenance down-time which will impact various services and games. Online play and rankings will be down today from 21:00 until 02:00 (UK time) tomorrow. During roughly the same window, the online elements of the following games...

Video: Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade And Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympics Look Like In The Flesh

Here's What Luigi Mansion Arcade And Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympics Look Like In The Flesh

Hands-on footage from IAAPA 2015

Nintendo and Sega enjoy a pretty close relationship these days, with several big-name Sega titles being exclusive to the Wii U and 3DS. The two firms are also working together on arcade hardware, with new titles being shown off at this year's International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, or IAAPA for...

Nintendo Download: 10th December (Europe)

10th December (Europe)

SteamWorld Heist! FAST Racing NEO! AVGN! Terraria! More!

Another week kicks off with the European Nintendo Download Update, and it's certainly one of the stronger weeks in recent times for eShop fans. Both the Wii U and 3DS have highly anticipated 'Nindie' releases, while a hugely popular sandbox / crafting adventure also arrives on the portable as...

News: SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

SteamWorld Heist Will Have Over 100 Weapons and Nearly 100 Hats

Looking fresh

SteamWorld Heist is only a few days away from release now, and hype for the game is at an all-time high. Offering up a distinct experience from its predecessor, SteamWorld Dig, many are curious how Image & Form's latest entry in the SteamWorld series will stack up in comparison. Based off of what's been shown up to this point, it...

Video: Catch Up on Some Glitches, Trivia and Easter Eggs for Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda

Catch Up on Some Glitches, Trivia and Easter Eggs for Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda

Some may even surprise you

As another weekend draws to a close it can be nice to catch up with some retro classics and fascinating facts. With Super Mario having its 30th Anniversary this year and The Legend of Zelda due to hit the same landmark in 2016, they seem like good topics. Once again the Did You Know Gaming? YouTube channel has been...

News: Nintendo's Next European Splatfest is the Most Random Yet

Nintendo's Next European Splatfest is the Most Random Yet

Pizza preferences

Splatoon is a game that seems to always have something fresh for us to enjoy. Whether it's the weekly additions of new weapons or, occasionally, a new stage, those that fire it up regularly normally have a something new to check out. Splatfests are another part of that, with topics that range from being rather neat to others that...

Random: Take a Look at This Unofficial Version of Moonview Highway on Mario Kart 7

Take a Look at This Unofficial Version of Moonview Highway on Mario Kart 7

The closest thing this game's seen to DLC

It's difficult to believe, but Mario Kart 7 just passed its 4th birthday. Things looked a lot different in the days of its launch; the Wii U was still a year away, the eShop was in its infancy, and there admittedly weren't very many 3DS games worth owning. Mario Kart 7 marked the beginning of change, kicking...

News: A 'Big' Nintendo Announcement is Coming on Monday

A 'Big' Nintendo Announcement is Coming on Monday

Let the speculation commence

The Nintendo Direct last month was arguably the first time the Big N had any major news to share since E3. Ever since, hype levels have come back down to normal levels, without too many surprise announcements to be had. While it's still unknown when the next Nintendo Direct will be taking place, it seems that some kind...

Video: Check Out New Footage of Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope

Check Out New Footage of Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope

Due out on PC in early 2016, consoles possibly after

Some of you with longer memories may remember Ghost Song: A Journey of Hope. The upcoming 2D action game began life as a flash project before the developer chose to set up a Kickstarter. Ghost Song takes inspiration from Super Metroid and Dark Souls, but unfortunately it is not currently on its...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition Owners in North America Highlight Issues With Soundtrack USB Drive

Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition Owners in North America Highlight Issues With Soundtrack USB Drive

DRM = Dopey Rights Management

If you want to listen to the Xenoblade Chronicles X soundtrack it's not particularly difficult; it can be easily found around the web. Unfortunately, for some that are actually paying for the privilege, there can be surprising issues. This relates to the gorgeous Special Edition of the game in North America, which...

Talking Point: Nintendo is Right to Move On From the Wii Family Name With NX

Nintendo is Right to Move On From the Wii Family Name With NX

Perfect for its time, but change is due

Earlier this week TIME shared an intriguing interview with Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, and one of the topics raised regarded the NX and the fact it won't be the 'next' in the Wii / Wii U line of systems. That's been reasonably clear for quite some time, as comments around the new hardware (to be...

Feature: A Night at The Game Awards

A Night at The Game Awards

Mitch Vogel shares his first experience of the awards show

As a fairly average individual who hails from Wisconsin, I never would've thought I'd one day actually find myself at a major gaming event such as The Game Awards. For years I've watched events on livestreams and videos, but it's always seemed like the awards shows and major presentations...

News: Xenoblade Director on What's Next for the Series and What Makes it So Popular

Xenoblade Director on What's Next for the Series and What Makes it So Popular

Perhaps a third game in the series will come about

Xenoblade Chronicles X is now out all around the world and it's been met with generally positive reception all across the board. The open world RPG presents a staggeringly massive world for players to explore, packed out with dozens, if not hours, of gameplay potential. Fans of both traditional...

Video: Check Out This Explanation of How Steamworld Heist Plays

Check Out This Explanation of How Steamworld Heist Plays

Pulling a job

A few days ago, it was revealed that Steamworld Heist will be releasing on 10th December, a little less than a week from now. Those who buy it before the end of the year will receive a discounted price and 3DS buyers will have the added bonus of a home screen theme that will become unavailable once 2016 begins. In order to build hype...

Video: FAST Racing NEO's Hero Mode Melts Further Faces with an F-Zero Twist

FAST Racing NEO's Hero Mode Melts Further Faces with an F-Zero Twist

Shield your eyes

FAST Racing NEO is fast, we've certainly established that, but lurking in the game's menus is another mode that takes the speed to further levels of ridiculousness. Hero Mode bring in new rules and mechanics that aren't found in the rest of the game, so rather than just trying to get around and rank as high as you can, these...

Guide: Getting Started With Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U

Getting Started With Xenoblade Chronicles X on Wii U

It's a big world out there

Xenoblade Chronicles X is out now in North America and Europe, which is certainly something to celebrate for Wii U owners that enjoy immersive, challenging RPG experiences. We've already shared our view that it's a fantastic game in our review - in that article we describe various key gameplay mechanics, so give that a...

News: Today's Nintendo UK Store Offers Include A Wii Fit U Meter For Less Than The Price Of A Big Mac Meal

Today's Nintendo UK Store Offers Include A Wii Fit U Meter For Less Than The Price Of A Big Mac Meal

A healthy saving

Nintendo is doing 24 special offers for the 24 days of Christmas, and today's deals include a pretty sweet bargain for fitness lovers. The Wii Fit U Meter - which works in conjunction with the game to track your physical activity outside of the home - is on sale for £3.99. It's available in red,

News: You Can Now Blow 367 Bucks On A Single Pikachu

You Can Now Blow 367 Bucks On A Single Pikachu

Thanks to German toymaker Steiff

How much do you love Pokémon star Pikachu? Enough to part with $367, perhaps? You now have the opportunity to prove that because German toymaker Steiff - famed for its hand-made teddy bears - has created what has to be the most expensive Pikachu toy in the world. Priced at 45,000 Yen (US$367), pre-orders for this...

Feature: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Three

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of FAST Racing NEO - Part Three

Martin Sauter talks about creating landscapes for racing

FAST Racing NEO is certainly set to be one of the year's biggest Wii U eShop releases, with its arrival due on 10th December. Shin'en Multimedia has established itself as a leading 'Nindie' developer capable of producing wonderful visuals and strong gameplay, while sci-fi racing is a genre...

News: Sega Slashes Full-Year Net Profit Projection By 90 Percent

Sega Slashes Full-Year Net Profit Projection By 90 Percent

19 billion Yen down to 2 billion Yen

Japanese gaming veteran Sega has lowered its revenue and profit forecasts for the end of this fiscal year, citing increased competition and development delays for the revised projections. Sega's revenue forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2016 has dropped by 65 billion Yen to 355 billion Yen. The impact on...

News: Nintendo Smartens Up For "Super Moschino" Collection Of Shirts, Sweaters And Accessories

Nintendo Smartens Up For "Super Moschino" Collection Of Shirts, Sweaters And Accessories

"The coolest fashion from the Mushroom Kingdom!"

Nintendo has teamed up with the famous fashion brand Moschino to create a new collection of items inspired by Super Mario Bros., a series which marked its 30th anniversary this year. The collection includes T-Shirts, sweaters, bags and other accessories - including backpacks and wallets. You'll be...

News: Splatoon And Super Mario Maker Honoured At The Game Awards 2015

Splatoon And Super Mario Maker Honoured At The Game Awards 2015

Satoru Iwata gets a special tribute, too

The Game Awards 2015 took place in Los Angeles last night, and while Nintendo didn't choose to show off any new games or make any groundbreaking announcements, the company did come away with three (and not two, as we previously reported) awards. Super Mario Maker was awarded Best Family Game, while Splatoon...

News: Yacht Club Games Unveils Full Details of Shovel Knight amiibo

Yacht Club Games Unveils Full Details of Shovel Knight amiibo

Arrives in Europe on 11th December, North America on 8th January

When Yacht Club Games lifted the lid on the Shovel Knight amiibo, it certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Third party amiibo were an inevitability, but few individuals likely expected the first one to be Shovel Knight, of all characters. The release date of the figure has been up in...

Live: Watch The Game Awards 2015 From Los Angeles

Watch The Game Awards 2015 From Los Angeles

Reggie Fils-Aime appearance and Nintendo nominations to feature

After a successful debut in 2014, The Game Awards return for another round; this time the festivities are taking place in Los Angeles. Reggie Fils-Aime will make an appearance while some Nintendo titles are up for awards, and there'll also be music from CHVRCHES and deadmau5. Join us...