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News: Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The Time Is Now" Wii U Campaign

Nintendo Serves Up An Infographic For Its "The Time Is Now" Wii U Campaign

We all love a good infographic

Over the past couple of months Nintendo has stepped up its marketing for the Wii U, evidently aware that it needs to capitalise on major releases and amiibo to promote the system and boost its sales around the world. Each region has followed its own path, and in the UK the company has been pushing a hashtag campaign,...

News: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover More on Spectacular Legendary Pokémon

Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hackers Discover More on Spectacular Legendary Pokémon

Patch 1.2 is also live, to fix game-freezing bug

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is well established around the world now, with millions of 3DS and 2DS gamers on a quest to catch 'em all and win a whole load of online battles. There was understandable concern, recently, due to a game-freezing bug late in the adventure, though Game Freak...

News: Nintendo Brands Come Out on Top in Tumblr "Year in Review" Results

Nintendo Brands Come Out on Top in Tumblr "Year in Review" Results

Pokémon is the "most re-blogged" games series

Social networking is a hugely important tool for companies like Nintendo, and more importantly provides a platform for gamers to share a few of their favourite things with the online community. While there can be awful ugliness online, it's worth remembering that plenty use websites, blogs and more to...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3DS Lead in Japan, With Wii U Sales Improving

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 enters charts at number three

As we rattle towards the festive season and retail sales spike, Nintendo is no doubt hoping for strong sales around the world to move towards its targets and overall profitability. While the peak season has arrived in the West — with Black Friday, for example — the biggest sales boosts in...

News: Rad Skating Game OlliOlli is Tricking Its Way Onto Wii U and 3DS in Early 2015

Rad Skating Game OlliOlli is Tricking Its Way Onto Wii U and 3DS in Early 2015

Totally audacious, dude

Curve Studios has shown a great deal of support for the Wii U eShop recently, and has history with the 3DS eShop (and WiiWare before that) in developing Nintendo's Hydroventure: Spin Cycle / Fluidity; the company has also expressed its interest in bringing more content to the eShop should its recent titles — including...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off a Series of New Third-Party 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Nintendo Shows Off a Series of New Third-Party 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Tales of the Abyss! Puyo-Puyo! Stuff you might not recognise!

When Nintendo introduced 3DS HOME Themes earlier this year it was fairly reasonable to wonder whether it would be a rather limited initiative, with a small range of first-party themes that would gradually lose momentum. That's not the case so far, however, with new designs arriving most...

News: PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads for Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario Due in Early 2015

PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads for Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario Due in Early 2015

Function as Wii Classic Controllers

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U pre-occupying a number of gamers, those that are aiming to truly master the title are probably considering their various control options. It's a game that supports practically any controller, even the 3DS, so there should be options to suit anyone. The GameCube controller is...

Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Now Up For Sale

Legless Peach amiibo Now Up For Sale

Literally legless

Since amiibo hit stores we've had the opportunity to interact with some of our Nintendo heroes, even if the final retail figures aren't quite as fancy as the demo units revealed at E3. In the vast majority of cases each model is of reasonable quality, but odd defects can happen — one lucky fan discovered a dual-wielding Samus and...

News: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Version 4.0 Is Now Available

Steel Diver: Sub Wars Version 4.0 Is Now Available

Dive in and check it out

Less than six months after the release of version 3.0, Nintendo has updated its unconventional but addictive first-person shooter, Steel Diver: Sub Wars, to version 4.0. The full details about version 4.0 have been revealed on Miiverse by the 3DS eShop title's director, Takaya Imamura: In Version 4.0, we've added the

News: Nintendo UK Store Launches "24 Days of Christmas" Sale

Nintendo UK Store Launches "24 Days of Christmas" Sale

Hardware! Games! Clothing! Animal Crossing CD!

The past couple of weeks have brought some enticing deals to shoppers, including those on the lookout for Nintendo treats. While scuffles and death-of-humanity scenes in stores and malls have now passed, there are still plenty of discounts kicking around to grab some nice gifts or treats for ourselves...

Interview: Shin'en Multimedia on FAST Racing NEO and its Development Approach

Shin'en Multimedia on FAST Racing NEO and its Development Approach

"We hope we can deliver the best eShop title"

Shin'en Multimedia is a name that'll be familiar to keen Nintendo download gamers, releasing a series of highly regarded titles across WiiWare, the 3DS eShop and the Wii U eShop. The studio is typically praised for extracting impressive performance from Nintendo's hardware, producing some of the...

News: South Park Tables Available Soon in Zen Pinball 2 for Wii U

South Park Tables Available Soon in Zen Pinball 2 for Wii U

Canadian thrills

Zen Studios have announced that their highly enjoyable Wii U eShop game Zen Pinball 2 will soon have its very own pair of tables modelled after South Park. One of the tables in based around the main programme, and the other is specifically themed around the character Butters. These two tables will be available internationally from...

News: StreetPass UK Announces Nationwide Super Smash Bros. Tournament

StreetPass UK Announces Nationwide Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Think you're the UK's best Smash player? Prove it

StreetPass groups in the UK are joining forces in order to find the nation's best Super Smash Bros. player. Qualifying events are already taking place and will continue throughout December and early January, with the grand final slated to take place later in January. As has been the case with other...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest World Tour Confirmed

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest World Tour Confirmed

Will include new music from Majora's Mask and Link Between Worlds

While there have been other musical tours and concerts to celebrate The Legend of Zelda, it's the officially-sanctioned "Symphony of the Goddesses" tours that have been widely acclaimed, which began with the 25th Anniversary celebrations and even a CD with special edition copies of...

News: Warhammer 40,000's Seminal Space Hulk Is Drifting Towards The Wii U eShop In 2015

Warhammer 40,000's Seminal Space Hulk Is Drifting Towards The Wii U eShop In 2015

Based on the PC version which launched last year

Games Workshop's tabletop battle game Space Hulk has enjoyed a proud connection with video games. The first interactive adaptations arrived soon after the launch of the boardgame in 1989, with home computers like the Commodore Amiga getting an excellent real-time tactical action title courtesy of...

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...