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News: Spiffy Mario Kart 8 T-Shirts Arriving 29th May on Club Nintendo Japan

Spiffy Mario Kart 8 T-Shirts Arriving 29th May on Club Nintendo Japan

Get ready to be jealous

A special edition Mario Kart 8 T-shirt will be making its way to Club Nintendo Japan alongside the game on 29th May. The shirts will cost 600 points and, as you can see, feature nifty silhouettes of twelve playable characters on the front and a small tire graphic on the back. They come in both medium and large sizes and are...

Video: These Mario Kart 8 Players Are Getting Rather Immersed in the Experience

These Mario Kart 8 Players Are Getting Rather Immersed in the Experience

Two fresh commercials emerge

Nintendo has released quite a variety of commercials so far for Mario Kart 8, ranging from straight-up gameplay sequences to a quirky series that recreated items and features in a fictional real-world wacky lab. Two fresh commercials go for a mix of both ideas, while also showing off the game's local multiplayer selling...

Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs Arrive This Week

A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs Arrive This Week

How will you spend your cash?

A gaming year is often summed up by crowded, high-profile release windows, typically in November as Holiday shopping and Black Friday insanity sweep stores in multiple territories. While this week isn't quite on that scale, it does see the rather brilliant Mario Kart 8 on Wii U go up against Watch Dogs on, well,...

News: Nintendo Japan Announces Plans for YouTube Affiliate Program

Nintendo Japan Announces Plans for YouTube Affiliate Program

Nintendo provides a statement

Update: Nintendo has provided us with the following statement, largely reiterating what's been suggested in Nintendo Japan's tweets. Nintendo has been permitting the use of Nintendo copyrighted material in videos on YouTube under appropriate circumstances. Advertisements may accompany those videos, and in keeping...

News: Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed

Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed

Free gold coin and $5 voucher for early event pre-orders

Nintendo's all set for a relatively busy E3 in a couple of week's time, gearing up with a 'Digital Event', live Super Smash Bros. Invitational show, live streaming and demonstrations from the Treehouse team throughout the show and, of course, demo units at Best Buy stores around the U.S. The...

Interview: Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuki, On Key Features of the Wii U's Blockbuster Release

Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuki, On Key Features of the Wii U's Blockbuster Release

"Not ruling out the possibility" of a Smash Bros. roster approach in future

For Wii U owners this week is about one game, Mario Kart 8. A new arrival in the franchise is always an exciting occasion, and in some respects this entry takes the series forward in more ways than its predecessors — it brings HD visuals to the franchise for the first...

Video: This Minish Cap Trailer is as Cinematic as Game Boy Advance Gets

This Minish Cap Trailer is as Cinematic as Game Boy Advance Gets

Music, flowing blond locks, it has it all

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console this week in Europe, adding to the small but impressive range of Game Boy Advance titles on the system. Developed largely by Capcom, it stands up alongside its contemporaries as an excellent 2D adventure. With its arrival just a few...

News: Nintendo's Stock Value Creeps Back Upwards After a Tricky April

Nintendo's Stock Value Creeps Back Upwards After a Tricky April

Going in the right direction at the moment

2014 has been a slightly peculiar year, so far, for Nintendo. It emerged from 2013 on the back of a breezy, confident Nintendo Direct in December and positive noises that the Wii U — particularly — wouldn't endure a games drought in the first half of the year. With respect to some download developers...

News: Photos With Mario Official Website Launches With Details of $10 eShop Cards

Photos With Mario Official Website Launches With Details of $10 eShop Cards

So the AR cards are 'free'

Last week Photos With Mario launched with no fanfare, as Nintendo of America placed it on the U.S. store and said, "oh, there's a thing for you, if you want it". It didn't even get a mention in the company's official Download Update, simply left on the eShop unloved and alone. Of course, some gamers have shown some love...

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

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Nine

Assist Trophy Capsule! Mirrored characters! Ike! More!

E3 creeps ever closer, which should mean more information on Super Smash Bros. isn't far away. The past week was actually fairly eventful for the titles, however, with loose comments from Nintendo's French division suggesting that the Wii U version will utilise the NFC Figurine Platform, with...

News: Fans Plan a Revival of Mega Man Legends 3

Fans Plan a Revival of Mega Man Legends 3

Of course...

Those that were there at the beginning of the 3DS era, in Spring 2011, may remember the buzz around Mega Man Legends 3, the series exclusive from Capcom. It was hyped as a coup for the system, though Capcom was getting cold feet as 3DS sales initially struggled and, in all likelihood, had doubts regardless of hardware performance. We...

Mario Kart Month: Mario Kart's Best Weapon Isn't What You Think

Mario Kart's Best Weapon Isn't What You Think

Green Shells For Pride and Honour

Games in the Mario Kart series — including the forthcoming Mario Kart 8 — are usually referred to as racing games, but we all know that's only half the story — the other half is gladiatorial combat on wheels, battles fought between competitors using whatever Super Mario-themed objects of destruction they can...