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Gallery: Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 2

Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 2

Even more cute hats

After a day of last-chance qualifiers yesterday, the Pokémon World Championships began in earnest this sunny Saturday in Washington, D.C. While the only competitors in attendance were the few who made it through to the tournament proper, the spectators came in droves today, packing the convention center's large ballroom wall to...

Video: Mega Slowbro Spins its Stuff in New Trailer

Mega Slowbro Spins its Stuff in New Trailer

Like a record, baby

Mega Slowbro was leaked accidentally earlier this week by Nintendo's official Korean website, and now the west has acknowledged its existence with a new trailer revealed earlier today. Mega Slowbro's ability changes with the transformation into Shell Armour as well as giving the pink rascal additional defence and special attack...

Play & Win: Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Championship First Heat - Today!

Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Championship First Heat - Today!

Qualification for the grand final is up for grabs

The time has finally come for the first heat of the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in the UK, which we're running in association with the Nintendo Official UK Store. It's all in aid of a quest to find the country's fastest Mario Kart 8 racer, and to have some fun at the same time. This Championship...

Feature: Watch The Pokémon World Championships - Live!

Watch The Pokémon World Championships - Live!

Now it gets serious

After National Championships around the world, hundreds of players have descended upon Washington, D.C. with the hope of become a World Champion. The Pokémon World Championships are the pinnacle of competitive battling, and it's being broadcast live for us all to enjoy. Today is the opening day of coverage, which will include...

News: The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iPad This Year

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iPad This Year

Confirmed during Pokémon World Championship

It has been confirmed that The Pokémon Trading Card Game is making the leap to the iPad this year. The news broke at the ongoing Pokémon World Championship when Josh Wittenkeller tweeted an image of the game in action on Apple's tablet device. Kotaku has since received confirmation from The Pokémon...

Gallery: Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 1

Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 1

Getting a little furry

Today was the first day of the 2014 Pokémon World Championships, bringing the best players of both Pokémon X & Y and the Pokémon trading card game from around the world to convene on Washington, D.C. in hopes of claiming eternal glory for their Mudkips. While the tournament proper doesn't begin until tomorrow, the Last...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Bringing the Fight to the Play Nintendo Tour in US

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Bringing the Fight to the Play Nintendo Tour in US

Battles coming to the last three legs

Over the summer months Nintendo of America has been taking its Play Nintendo Tour around the US, a 2DS / 3DS event that's offered various games for attendees to try out while enjoying the luxuries of themed furniture, StreetPass hits and competitions. Up until now the featured games have been those already...

Feature: HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect for Wii U

HD Remasters That Would Be Perfect for Wii U

Easy wins and fan favourites

In a turn of events that shouldn't surprise any followers of Nintendo, an anonymous source of reasonable repute has recently been quoted as stating that a big-name HD remaster is on the way to Wii U in 2015. We'd suggest this isn't too far off from saying something rather obvious such as "Nintendo is making games that...

News: Citizens of Earth Pushed Back to November, Priced at $14.99

Citizens of Earth Pushed Back to November, Priced at $14.99

30+ hour campaign promised

Citizens of Earth could be one of the most intriguing download titles on Wii U and 3DS to arrive later this year. Developed by Eden Industries, it failed in a Kickstarter campaign before well-known publisher Atlus jumped in to the rescue. A cartoonish style with heavy doses of humour will combine for a promised 30+ hour...

News: Road Redemption's Alpha Release Shows Off Rough Edges and Wacky Gameplay

Road Redemption's Alpha Release Shows Off Rough Edges and Wacky Gameplay

Sticky bombs are always a nice tough

After earning plenty of interest in its successful crowdfunding campaign, Road Redemption has had a relatively turbulent development period. Some early videos were criticised due to a focus on gun weapons, which were then seemingly dropped, while its general physics have also come under fire. The concept —...

News: Animal Traits and Unique Features Outlined for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Animal Traits and Unique Features Outlined for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

We'd be impressed by an Elegant Cow

Ahead of the release of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley later this year, Natsume has promised monthly developer logs that'll introduce a new aspect of the game. Last time we were told about the item system, and the latest entry is focused on the animals that you'll look after and utilise for your farm. Producer...

News: Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Helix Games Planning Ambitious Wii U Media Player

Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Helix Games Planning Ambitious Wii U Media Player

Also planning Kickstarter campaign for "Altered"

Helix Games founder Bailey Earley has recently conducted an interview on Miiverse with user Folkloner, providing some details on the studio's upcoming Wii U eShop release Don't Touch Anything Red, as well as explaining some of the company's future plans. There are some interesting ideas, should they...

News: The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old

The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old

How many of you are feeling old?

It's a day of hardware anniversaries, with the 19 year old Virtual Boy being joined by the 25th Anniversary of the Sega Genesis; as the name should have tipped you off, it's the North American anniversary of Sega's 16-bit beast. Known as the Mega Drive in PAL regions, the Genesis arrived before the Super NES and...

News: The Virtual Boy is 19 Years Old, Probably Hasn't Received a Celebratory Cake

The Virtual Boy is 19 Years Old, Probably Hasn't Received a Celebratory Cake

We still love it

The Virtual Boy is 19 years old in North America today, having arrived in the region on 14th August 1995. It doesn't have a European anniversary to celebrate, as it never had a release in the region. It's a system that shows us a few aspects of Nintendo that remain today, in some ways representing its key strengths. Nintendo...

News: Azure Striker Gunvolt Blasts Onto 3DS eShop on 29th August

Azure Striker Gunvolt Blasts Onto 3DS eShop on 29th August

At a thoroughly reasonable $14.99, EU version in the works

It's of little surprise that there's some excitement around upcoming 3DS eShop release Azure Striker Gunvolt, as it's a retro-style 2D action title from the developers that are also working on Mighty No. 9; a certain Keiji Inafune has been involved in the project, too. After previously...