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News: Actually, New Super Mario Bros. 2 May Not Take 45 Minutes To Download

Actually, New Super Mario Bros. 2 May Not Take 45 Minutes To Download

New fastest time submitted

Yesterday we brought you the harrowing news that it could take upwards of three quarters of an hour to download the digital copy of New Super Mario Bros. 2 on your Nintendo 3DS console. That figure came courtesy of Siliconera, who tested the download using a review code and a US 3DS. Compared to the kind of download times...

E3 2012: Ding Dong, Friend Codes are Dead on Wii U

Ding Dong, Friend Codes are Dead on Wii U

Happy day

Short but snappy: the dreaded friend codes are gone on Wii U. Shane Satterfield from GameTrailers.com received the good news this morning. Oh yeah, was confirmed to me today that friend codes are gone for Wii U. Wii U's Miiverse is now the central hub for meeting people and making friends on Wii U, and with online accounts we should...

News: Mario Kart 7 Update Available Now

Mario Kart 7 Update Available Now

Commence updating!

The exploit-fixing update for Mario Kart 7 is available now. It patches up glaring shortcuts in the game's Wuhu Island Loop, Wuhu Mountain Loop and GBA Bowser Castle 1 courses. You won't be able to play online if you don't download the update, so hopefully this'll level the online playing field. Here's how to update your game: 1)...

News: Nintendo Games Back in Force at Game Stores

Nintendo Games Back in Force at Game Stores

Back in One Piece

Nintendo-published games have returned to the shelves of UK retailers Game and Gamestation. Tekken 3D Prime Edition was the first game to skip the retailer in February, but is now available to buy in store or online. It's joined by fellow 3DS outing One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP and DS sequel Inazuma Eleven 2, plus Pandora

News: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Hits 3DS

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Hits 3DS

He's back

After endless rumours, SEGA's lifted the lid on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for Nintendo 3DS. The racer sees Sonic and friends racing in cars that also transform for aquatic and aerial travel. That might sound a little familiar to Mario Kart 7 veterans, but developer Sumo Digital has assured fans it's very different: you race...

News: Organise Your Home Menu With New 3DS Update

Organise Your Home Menu With New 3DS Update

All the fun of folders

If your Home Menu's looking a little cluttered these days, you might want to anticipate the new 3DS system update in a few days that adds folders to the mix. You'll be able to create folders to hold as many as 60 tiles each, which should certainly de-clutter that menu. You can name your folders too, which should make finding...

News: Baker and OpCapita Deal Saves GAME

Baker and OpCapita Deal Saves GAME

Better late than never

GAME has left administration after less than a week. Investment firm OpCapita negotiated a sale of the company's UK assets to Baker Acquisitions Limited, bringing GAME Group out of administration and providing it with the necessary capital to continue trading over the near future. Baker has confirmed there are no more plans...

News: SEGA: "Sonic VC Games Will Stay in Europe"

SEGA: "Sonic VC Games Will Stay in Europe"

Good news, everyone

Last week we reported that SEGA is dropping four Sonic games from the Japanese Virtual Console, and naturally our thoughts turned to if and how this would affect users outside Japan. We've now heard back from SEGA Europe with good news. A SEGA representative confirmed that these removals "will not affect Europe, only...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles is Coming to Canada Too

Xenoblade Chronicles is Coming to Canada Too

More information due "soon"

Last week's announcement that Xenoblade Chronicles is coming to North America actually only specified a United States release, leading those north of the border to wonder if it would see release in Canada. It will. Nintendo of Canada confirmed to Examiner.com that the much-anticipated RPG is on the way to Canada: Xenobla

News: 3DS Firmware Update Available Now

3DS Firmware Update Available Now

Get to it!

The wait is over: the Nintendo 3DS firmware update is available now around the world. The update adds new features including 3D video recording, new games in the StreetPass Mii Plaza and the ability to download games from the 3DS eShop while the system is in sleep mode. Here's how to get your update. Bear in mind you'll need a wireless...

News: Mega Drive Strider Confirmed For European Virtual Console

Mega Drive Strider Confirmed For European Virtual Console

Good news, everyone!

After yesterday's rumour that Strider is coming to Wii Virtual Console we asked Capcom Europe exactly what's going on. We're now happy to report that the rumours were true: the Mega Drive version of Strider is coming to Virtual Console. Interestingly the game — and fellow westward-bound VC title Super Street Fighter II with...

News: 3DS Update Lets You Join Your Friends' Online Games

3DS Update Lets You Join Your Friends' Online Games

Just tap

The 3DS friends list is severely lacking, but the upcoming firmware update should add a much-requested feature. A post at NeoGAF (via Eurogamer) reveals the update lets you join an online friend's game in progress, and also lets you organise your friends list by online status. The update is included on the Japanese version of

News: 3DS System Transfer Tool Arrives With November Update

3DS System Transfer Tool Arrives With November Update

It's not a physical tool, you understand

Frustrated that all the awesome content for your 3DS is trapped within its physical body, unable to exit to reside within another, perhaps differently coloured console? Angry that no matter how many times you tap the 3DS Transfer Tool in the system menu it won't let you move content between consoles? You'll be able to wipe up those tears next month. As well..

News: Nicalis Announces VVVVVV for 3DS eShop

Nicalis Announces VVVVVV for 3DS eShop

VVVVVVery good news

In the wake of its success bringing Cave Story to DSiWare, Nicalis has announced it's bringing VVVVVV to the 3DS eShop later this year. The gravity-flipping retro platformer has been around the indie scene for a while and is generally regarded as an innovative and very enjoyable ride: it's less about jumping and more about...

News: Capcom Will Not Repeat Mercenaries 3D Save File Mistake

Capcom Will Not Repeat Mercenaries 3D Save File Mistake

Dark days are over

The Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save file debate is only just abating, but Capcom has certainly noticed the ire it attracted online, and has spoken directly to its fans about the issue. In a video posted on Capcom Unity, Capcom US Vice President Christian Svensson acknowledged the issue and strongly hinted that a single, delete-proof save file would be a one-off: I think..