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Play: It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

Hit A on the 2...

Just recently we announced the second Nintendo Life Community GP competition, and it's now open. Mario Kart 8 has been with us for over a month now and players are getting rather good at it, so this is a chance to show just how good you are. This one is a code-based tournament, to give it that community feel, so below are...

Play: Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Bring it on

As you may have seen recently, we've opened the round-the-clock Nintendo Life GP in Wii U racer Mario Kart 8, and since its launch two days ago hundreds of players have jumped in for some races. That's a rolling tournament with no real rules or winners, it's just for fun. We've decided that an old-fashioned Community session is needed,...

Play: Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life

Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life

Time for pure racing...

Earlier this year we had our first Mario Kart 7 community event of 2014, and unsurprisingly it was a lot of fun. Since that time the release date for Mario Kart 8 has been confirmed, and we've realised that we need a lot more practice before the new Wii U title rolls around. Besides, the 3DS game is still a blast to play over...

News: 2013 Skylanders Champion Walks Away With All 56 Swap Force Figures

2013 Skylanders Champion Walks Away With All 56 Swap Force Figures

Quite a prize

At an event in London’s Olympic Park, James Tubb (9) was crowned Official Skylanders Champion. He not only wins the crown but also every Swap Force figure. Nice haul! The Official Skylanders championships started out in various UK regions in GAME stores. Each of these qualifier events called Skylanders fans to come into the store...

News: Nintendo World Store Set for Transformation to Celebrate the Launch of Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Nintendo World Store Set for Transformation to Celebrate the Launch of Animal Crossing: New Leaf

It all happens this Saturday

It seems like forever and an age since Nintendo announced the release date for Animal Crossing: New Leaf in both North America and Europe, and now the game is just around the corner with it launching in North America this Sunday 9th June, and in Europe a couple of days later on 14th June. To celebrate the occasion,...

News: Nintendo Invites Media to Wii U Software Showcase at E3

Nintendo Invites Media to Wii U Software Showcase at E3

"Come play with us"

Nintendo's plans for E3 have become a little clearer today, after the surprising recent announcement that the company is skipping its annual major presentation — all while Sony and Microsoft merrily carry on. While we're still not sure what the big N plans to amuse the wider public with — assuming it plans to do so at all...

News: This "Printing Miiverse" Art Show Gives a Glimpse of the Network's Potential

This "Printing Miiverse" Art Show Gives a Glimpse of the Network's Potential

Non-profit gallery will be streamed online

Nintendo seems to be rather proud of Miiverse, and rightly so, recently launching a browser-based beta version of the social network — miiverse.nintendo.net — and making it clear that the platform would play a major role in advertising and building awareness of the Wii U. Since its launch plenty of...

News: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Gathering Happening This Saturday in London

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Gathering Happening This Saturday in London

Don't leave your 3DS in the item box

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has been available for a good month now and Wii U gamers from around the world have been meeting up online to track ferocious beasts down together. Of course, many have picked up the 3DS version which means they can't nip online to fight with others. That hasn't stopped one bunch of...

News: Pokémon Video Game Winter Regional Championships Begin This Sunday

Pokémon Video Game Winter Regional Championships Begin This Sunday

A special Cloyster up for grabs

This Sunday thousands of dedicated Pokémon trainers will flock to several host cites with their copies of Pokémon Black and White Version 2 to attend the Pokémon Video Game Winter Regional Championships. The tournament will see competitors from three different age divisions battle it out for the title of Pokémon...

News: People Are Already Queuing For The Wii U In London

People Are Already Queuing For The Wii U In London

Dedicated fans show their appreciation for Nintendo

Last week we reported that HMV's flagship store on Oxford Street would be hosting the UK's Wii U midnight launch, with the first 100 in the line getting a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Some more prizes and goody bags will be given away on the night too to mark the occasion. It comes as no...

News: Wii U UK Launch Event Set for HMV in London

Wii U UK Launch Event Set for HMV in London

Free games for the first 100

With one week before its release in Europe, details have now emerged of the UK's Wii U launch event — it's set for HMV's flagship London store on Oxford Street. As you'd expect it'll be a midnight launch, and various incentives and activities are planned to keep eager Wii U early-adopters warm. The doors will...

News: Nintendo of America Wii U Event Will be Live Online

Nintendo of America Wii U Event Will be Live Online

Reggie also gets chatty with the Mario brothers

We all know that Nintendo of America is hosting its big Wii U event tomorrow in New York, with Europe and Japan each weighing in with Nintendo Direct broadcasts as well. We thought it'd be worth giving you all of the important details in one place, so that you won't miss a thing. To make sure you see...