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News: Eager Fans Have Broken Down Fighter Changes in Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0

Eager Fans Have Broken Down Fighter Changes in Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0

Plenty of adjustments

While Super Smash Bros. updates often bring new content, they also tweak key attributes and moves for its many characters. Masahiro Sakurai and his team are perfectionists, after all, and no doubt continually monitor how characters are used and seek to improve their balancing. A notable previous example was the 'nerfing' of...

Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Into the wild green yonder

The most recent Miiverse update has met with mixed responses; some feel it's a marked improvement, others are reacting as though it's the spawn of something horrendous. For better or for worse, this new layout is here to stay. The new features may take some getting used to, but in order to speed up this process we've...

News: The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live

The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live

Up and running on Wii U, 3DS and web browsers

As promised, Nintendo has launched its Miiverse redesign, which is structured to re-shape the platform back into a game-centric social network. It's changed how our posts are categorised, and a 30 post a day rule - which doesn't include all in-game posts - is certainly the most controversial move,...

News: Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Splatoon's Big Update is Coming on 6th August

Private lobbies, tag team matches and more

Update: Nintendo as issued a press release which gives a few more details. The following will all be included in this update: Squad Battle - Set up in your own teams with friends in Ranked Battles Private Battle - Set up your own custom rooms with any team combinations up to 8 players, with options for...

News: The Miiverse Redesign Will Go Live on 29th July

The Miiverse Redesign Will Go Live on 29th July

Batten down the hatches

There have been hundreds - probably thousands - of comments complaining, but the Miiverse redesign is coming regardless. On the one hand the new layouts look like a slick way to share screens and progress in games, but the comment limits and move away from supporting 'chat' isn't going down well with all fans of the platform...

News: Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Miiverse Redesign

Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Miiverse Redesign

"Miiverse is created for gamers to talk about games"

At the start of July Nintendo confirmed plans for a major redesign of Miiverse this Summer. The social network has already evolved a fair amount since its launch with the Wii U in November 2012, with plenty of updates tweaking functions and the user interface. This redesign is more of a...

Video: Check Out Splatoon's New Octobrush & N-ZAP '89 in Action

Check Out Splatoon's New Octobrush & N-ZAP '89 in Action

A brush with death

Splatoon updates are coming in thick and fast, and the latest addition to the proceedings include the Octobrush and the N-ZAP '89. The Octobrush is essentially a heavier version of the Inkbrush, but is weightier so don't expect the Sonic-like speeds from before. The N-ZAP '89 boasts identical stats to the original - including...

News: N-ZAP89 and Octobrush Weapons are Next Up in Splatoon Update

N-ZAP89 and Octobrush Weapons are Next Up in Splatoon Update

Don't duck this hunt

Splatoon's weekly dose of new goodies to try keeps on coming, and this time around we have two new weapons to consider. They're both variations of previous weapons, with neat designs and no doubt varied load-outs compared to their predecessors. As you can see below we have the N-ZAP89 and Octobrush on the way. At the time of...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Update Tackles the Important Stuff, Like Fido's "Naughty Habits"

Out now in North America

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley was a divisive 3DS entry in the franchise, with some opinion that Natsume's attempts at modernising and evolving the series weren't a success; for our part we considered it to be below par. In any case, it'll have its fans, and around eight months after its release Natsume has issued an update...

News: "Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

"Moray Towers" Stage Coming to Splatoon Today

Towers above the rest

Nintendo UK, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have all tweeted confirmation that we will be seeing the new stage, "Moray Towers" dropping as the latest DLC stage for Splatoon today and early tomorrow. As the name would suggest, Moray Towers is set upon a skyscraper-like structure, set looming above all other...

Guide: Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mode with these Easy-to-Use Tricks & Tips

Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mode with these Easy-to-Use Tricks & Tips

We all want control

Splatoon's new Tower Control game mode has been released to the public, and as with any new set of rules it can take a while to learn how best to approach the matter. That's why we've played and played since silly o' clock in the morning in order to better understand the ins and outs and more importantly deliver our findings and...

News: Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Tower Mode Release and Live Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast

Nintendo Confirms Splatoon Tower Mode Release and Live Nintendo Treehouse Broadcast

Jump on board, new stage may feature

Splatoon is the game that keeps giving, for free no less, and the latest major update has gone live to tidy up gameplay. More tangible content is also coming, though, with Nintendo confirming that the Tower Control mode will be joining Ranked Battles on 1st July. It'll launch at 7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern in...