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News: Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Off-TV Play and third person camera perspective are being added in

Discovery came out about a month ago, and while it does have some shortcomings, it stands as an excellent creatively focused block sandbox game. It seems that the developer, noowanda, is dedicated to addressing many issues with the game; the upcoming update notes claim that there...

News: Super Mario Maker's Online Features Are Back

Super Mario Maker's Online Features Are Back

Quicker than expected

Earlier this week Super Mario Maker's servers went offline rather unexpectedly, with Nintendo outlining maintenance for a whopping 37.5 hours and stating that they were working to fix a 'bug' in the Create mode. Originally due to finish on Thursday 28th January at 5:00pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am UK (29th January) / 2am CET...

News: Typoman Update Improves Performance, Demo on the Way

Typoman Update Improves Performance, Demo on the Way

Spelling out the changes

Update: Brainseed Factory has been in touch to outline why the update may not be triggering automatically for everyone, therefore stopping some of us from enjoying its improvements. The studio's passed on the following information. We noticed that the updated version isn't triggered automatically, apparently related to...

News: Splatoon Update to Prompt Server Maintenance and Brief Downtime

Splatoon Update to Prompt Server Maintenance and Brief Downtime

Not for too long, thankfully

Version 2.5.0 of Splatoon goes live soon, and the official Tumblr page for the game has advised that implementing the update will necessitate a bit of downtime that'll prevent online play. It's not a lengthy break, but is worth noting for North American gamers planning some evening matches. The following downtime is on...

News: Splatoon's Next Update Is On Target For Launch Tomorrow

Splatoon's Next Update Is On Target For Launch Tomorrow

Version 2.5.0 clamps down on shortcuts

Nintendo continues to make changes and amendments to its ink-based online shooter Splatoon, with the latest lot of fixes coming on Wednesday January 20th - otherwise known as "tomorrow". These include the closing off of various shortcuts and a few fixes to environmental features. There are also some...

Video: Super Mario Maker Gives Us That Excitebike Platformer We Always Wanted, and a Small Update

Super Mario Maker Gives Us That Excitebike Platformer We Always Wanted, and a Small Update

Birdo is shown off ahead of New Year's Eve release, too

Super Mario Maker is not only a terrific creation tool and platformer in its own right, but it keeps us on our toes with its quirky updates. Next up on 31st December we'll have new Course Events that'll unlock Excitebike and Birdo costumes, with the former certainly tickling our fancy. The NES...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Now Gives 'Hero Points' When You Play Unwanted Stages

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes Now Gives 'Hero Points' When You Play Unwanted Stages

Allows easier access to materials for outfits

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a nuisance for completionists; with so many outfits to obtain there's plenty of repetition and luck of the draw required to fill your entire wardrobe. That's why we've been running around in the Princess Zelda dress all this time - yes, that's the reason... In...

News: ​Super Mario Maker Director Shares Details About the Upcoming Update

​Super Mario Maker Director Shares Details About the Upcoming Update

Still no slopes, though...

As many of you are aware, a new update was recently announced for Super Mario Maker. The update seems to be fairly meaty; it'll be adding a clown car that can spit fire, bumpers, P-Switch doors, a world record leaderboard, and functionality with the new website. Of course, this is all completely free of charge, and it'll...

News: Minecraft: Wii U Edition to Get Update 1.8.8 in 2016, Out Now on Sony and Microsoft Systems

Minecraft: Wii U Edition to Get Update 1.8.8 in 2016, Out Now on Sony and Microsoft Systems

A slow build

Earlier this week we tuned in to Microsoft Studios' Minecraft Monday to see if it was worth hosting on Nintendo Life; in other words, to see if Minecraft: Wii U Edition was being shown off. Unfortunately it wasn't, but the regular viewers over on Twitch were hugely excited; that's because update 1.8.8 - which is a notable one despite...

News: Upcoming Super Mario Maker Update Adds P Warp Doors, the Fire Koopa Clown Car and More

Upcoming Super Mario Maker Update Adds P Warp Doors, the Fire Koopa Clown Car and More

World record times will be shown for courses

Nintendo continues to improve and enhance its biggest Wii U releases, and Super Mario Maker is now all set for its next major update on 22nd December; it'll add three new items and a neat feature in the course selection area. To start with the latter, each course entry will now display who completed it...

News: Splatoon Update Improves Matchmaking, Tinkers With Rainmaker And Generally Tightens Things Up

Splatoon Update Improves Matchmaking, Tinkers With Rainmaker And Generally Tightens Things Up

Full list of changes in 2.4.0 update included within

A new update for Splatoon goes live today, and we've got the full list of changes for you to gaze at in wonderment. These include improvements to the matchmaking service, the addition of prohibited areas in the Rainmaker mode and the closing of certain level shortcuts in all game modes. You can...

Video: The Zink Mini Splatling Comes to Life on the Battlefield

The Zink Mini Splatling Comes to Life on the Battlefield

Zink-capable of failure

Splatoon is the gift that keeps on giving, and this week the arsenal has been expanded to include the Zink Mini Splatling! This little beastie is strikingly similar to its non-Zink counterpart as you might expect, but this thing comes bundled with disruptors for keeping your prey still as well as a bubbler to save you from...

News: Zink Mini Splatling Weapon Coming To Splatoon Later Today

Zink Mini Splatling Weapon Coming To Splatoon Later Today

Or early tomorrow, if you're in Europe

The Splatoon weapon drop continues with the launch of the Zink Mini Splatling. This compact yet deadly firearm will be available later today in North America, with the European launch coming tomorrow morning. Are you keen to get your hands on this new weapon? Is the drip-feed maintaining your interest in...

News: 13AM Games Announces Upcoming Update for Runbow

13AM Games Announces Upcoming Update for Runbow

Adds 2 player matchmaking and bug fixes

Runbow has been out for a few months now and by all accounts, it stands as an excellent couch multiplayer party game. We awarded it a 9/10, praising the distinct art direction and frantic gaming, and it's no doubt been a source of much entertainment to many fans over the last few months. 13AM Games is...

Video: See Splatoon's New Fearsome Hydra Splatling in all its Over-encumbering Glory

See Splatoon's New Fearsome Hydra Splatling in all its Over-encumbering Glory

It costs 400,000 Super Sea Snails to fire this gun for 12 seconds

If Splatoon's Heavy Splatling and Heavy Splatling Deco aren't quite heavy enough for you, the latest addition to the arsenal could well be right up your street. This new Splatling boasts incredible range & firepower at the cost of gulping away at your ink reserves in the blink of...

News: Cube Life Update to Version 1.1 is Still Due This Year

Cube Life Update to Version 1.1 is Still Due This Year

Will include custom maps for Deathmatch mode

Earlier this month it looked like Minecraft was finally coming to Wii U courtesy of a PEGI rating listing, yet that's now disappeared. Quite why the listing has done its vanishing act - or indeed why it appeared in the first place - is a mystery to all but Microsoft and PEGI, we suspect. While we wait to...