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Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally Reach Its Money-Spinning Potential

Super Smash Bros. Can Finally Reach Its Money-Spinning Potential

All the pieces have come together

We often talk up Nintendo's alternative and unique approach in the current games market, primarily that of generally focusing on colourful, fun games that often run at a silky smooth 60 frames per second; when it comes to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, we're even looking at a native 1080p resolution to round off the...

News: The 3DS Proves to Be a Popular Music Player in Japan

The 3DS Proves to Be a Popular Music Player in Japan

Exposed shoulder buttons not an issue

Contrary to the West, Japan has an app that allows 3DS owners to download and listen to music, and despite the prominence of smaller and more dedicated media devices, many Japanese gamers are taking full advantage of the system. Recently hitting 3 million downloads, RecoChoku is the app in question. The site...

Out Now: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (North America)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (North America)

Don't forget your free Shiny Beldum in ORAS

If you're in North America this is a rather exciting day — delay the hype by seven days in Europe — as two monstrous first-party titles arrive alongside the amiibo range. If you're a fan of retail downloads chances are you're already playing these games, while a trip to stores or eagerly awaiting the...

News: NINJHAX Exploit Is All About Nintendo 3DS Homebrew And Not Piracy, Says Creator

NINJHAX Exploit Is All About Nintendo 3DS Homebrew And Not Piracy, Says Creator

Hack intended to attract bedroom coders to the 3DS, not stinkin' pirates

Today marks the launch of the much-hyped NINJHAX exploit, which allows 3DS owners a backdoor to run unofficial software on their consoles. The hack is the work of 22-year-old student Jordan Rabet, and is so called because it requires a copy of the obscure puzzle platformer...

News: Thousands In Australia & New Zealand Attend Midnight Launches For New Nintendo 3DS And Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Thousands In Australia & New Zealand Attend Midnight Launches For New Nintendo 3DS And Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

A momentous occasion for Nintendo fans down under and across the ditch

Last night, Australia and New Zealand were treated to the release of a brand new Nintendo system before both North America and Europe. In a similar scenario to Nintendo’s homeland, Japan, existing models of the 3DS had reportedly reached the point of complete market...

News: Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distribution Details Confirm Paid DLC Plan

Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distribution Details Confirm Paid DLC Plan

Free if you buy both games, otherwise prepare to pay

It's been common knowledge for some time that those who purchase Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and register them on Club Nintendo will be eligible to receive a two-disc soundtrack as a special treat. It was also announced that free Mewtwo DLC will come in Spring 2015, a

Review: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)

Mapping your psyche

Atlus’ Megami Tensei series has been an RPG institution for over two decades, but to Western audiences it’s perhaps best known in connection with a numbered pair of revolutionary PlayStation 2 titles: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. Starring modern Japanese high school students and integrating...

News: Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off Deal Includes All Wii U and 3DS Games

Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off Deal Includes All Wii U and 3DS Games

Handy as Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokémon ORAS are eligible...

21st November is a bumper day for Nintendo fans in North America, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U joining amiibo on the home console and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arriving on 3DS / 2DS. As far as double releases go, that's an exciting day of gaming. US gamers that...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch by Call of Duty, Wii U Sales Spike Upwards

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch by Call of Duty, Wii U Sales Spike Upwards

Captain Toad makes a stand in Japan

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has finally been knocked from first place in the Japanese charts in the wake of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Sony must be fairly pleased with their success this week, but we wouldn't be at all surprised to see Monster Hunter right back up at the top next week once the hype has died...

News: You'll Never Get Lost In Translation With Talking Phrasebook On Your 3DS

You'll Never Get Lost In Translation With Talking Phrasebook On Your 3DS

The essential travel companion with 7 different languages

The 3DS isn’t just a portable gaming system – it’s a device of many uses. Sanuk Games and Connected Cavern appear to be well aware of this having just announced the release of Talking Phrasebook – 7 Languages for the 3DS next week on November 27th. Coming in at an affordable price of...

News: The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Internet Filter In Australia

The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Internet Filter In Australia

Other western markets may follow suit

When the New Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan recently one of the more interesting new elements was the web browser, which came with a filter to block adult content from the eyes of innocent and impressionable youngsters. To remove the filter, you have to register a credit card — which incurs a small charge —...

News: Pokémon Bank Version 1.2 Is Now Available To Download

Pokémon Bank Version 1.2 Is Now Available To Download

Gotta patch ‘em all!

In preparation for the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire later this week, The Pokémon Company has released an update for its digital storage box, Pokémon Bank. All 3DS owners who own a copy of Pokémon Bank can download the update from the eShop or through the software itself. A total of 210 blocks of free...

News: Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii Brand Is A "Shadow Of Its Former Self"

Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii Brand Is A "Shadow Of Its Former Self"

Fergal Gara and Shawn Layden are entitled to their opinions, of course

Christmas is looming on the snow-covered horizon like a massive overstuffed turkey, but instead of exchanging gifts the big players in the video game hardware arena are talking trash about one another. At one end of the "Burn" scale there's Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime,...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update 1.0.4 Now Live

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Update 1.0.4 Now Live

Balanced Bros.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is well established now, with the Wii U version just days away in North America; the portable iteration, meanwhile, has already had a few minor updates to adjust its balancing, in particular. The latest such update, version 1.0.4, is now available to download. As confirmed previously this aims to...

News: Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement of 3DS Homebrew Requirement

Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement of 3DS Homebrew Requirement

Has rapidly moved up the charts on Amazon

In recent times we've provided some coverage of progress on a 3DS Homebrew Channel project, which is apparently all set to be released on 22nd November. It can be a grey area of fierce debate, as the excitement for some to produce apps and games — as was the case on DS and Wii — is countered by those...

Video: Squishing Spiders in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Quests, Helpfully Explained

Squishing Spiders in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Quests, Helpfully Explained

Give up on the facial tissue idea now

When we last left the caravan players can expect to to travel with in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, they were about to enter Hearth, a town known for its metalworking, but it seems the village has fallen on hard times ever since the lava flow that powers the forges has stopped. Solving the village's problem...