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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...

News: Splatoon Version 1.3.0 Update Due on 30th June, Gameplay Adjustments Detailed

Splatoon Version 1.3.0 Update Due on 30th June, Gameplay Adjustments Detailed

Annoying Kraken Special Weapon to be powered down, a bit

Splatoon is being spruced up with new content on a weekly basis, adding new stages and weapons to the mix. It's also had fairly regular software updates, and the next major set of changes will be implemented on 30th June with version 1.3.0. It'll fix some Splatfest issues from Japan - prior to...

News: Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and Some Users Aren't Exactly Pleased

Nintendo Gets Tough With Miiverse Bans, and Some Users Aren't Exactly Pleased

Rules aren't always there to be broken

Miiverse, Nintendo's bespoke social network, has been one of the company's most notable moves in this generation. Social networks are old hat now, of course, but with immediate access from games, screenshot sharing and the option to doodle drawings, it's proved a relatively popular app. As it's web based...

News: 3DS System Update 9.8.0-25 Launches With More Stability Than You Can Deal With

3DS System Update 9.8.0-25 Launches With More Stability Than You Can Deal With

"You want stability? You can't handle the stability!"

A new system update has just gone live for the Nintendo 3DS, and - you've guessed it - it offers more stability. How much stability is too much stability? Who knows, but we doubt Nintendo has reached the limit just yet. Here's the official word from the Big N itself: Further improvements to...

News: The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar

The Latest Miiverse Update Has Users In An Uproar

Change can be difficult to accept

Since the launch of Miiverse on the Wii U in 2012, the social media platform has undergone a series of changes. Nintendo has provided its service with ongoing support in the form of regular updates. These updates have enhanced and refined the overall experience, and other fixes from time to time have focused on...

News: Elliot Quest Patch Fixes Bugs and Graveyard Glitch

Elliot Quest Patch Fixes Bugs and Graveyard Glitch

Version 1.2.2, for the record

Elliot Quest is an indie RPG on the Wii U that was heavily pushed by Nintendo ahead of release, which is hardly surprising due to its retro-style visuals and design. It's also a solid advertisement for the occasionally maligned Nintendo Web Framework, too. At launch it did have some shortcomings, though to the credit...

News: New Super Smash Bros. Update Resolves Mewtwo Bugs and Online Bans

New Super Smash Bros. Update Resolves Mewtwo Bugs and Online Bans

Online fights await you, Mewtwo

Earlier this month there was a great deal of excitement around the arrival of Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, at least for Club Nintendo members. Unfortunately some ran into trouble, however, when a glitch started to prevent players getting online after playing as Mewtwo. Some single-player...

News: Citizens of Earth Update Halves Wii U Load Times And Adds Retro Soundtrack

Citizens of Earth Update Halves Wii U Load Times And Adds Retro Soundtrack

Also includes improved stability and minor bug fixes

Atlus and Eden Industries have updated the JRPG-inspired role-playing game, Citizens of Earth, with added and improved functionality. The update which applies to both the Wii U and 3DS eShop versions of the game includes the addition of a retro chiptunes soundtrack menu option to relive the glory...

Video: Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing 

Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing 

The closest we'll get to a real F-Zero experience for now

It's not long until we'll be racing around in Mario Kart 8 at the slightly silly - but potentially awesome - 200cc speed. Whether a case of perspective or true to reality, the free update is bringing a level of pace that seems more than a mere one-third increase. Up to now Nintendo UK has...

Video: This 200cc Mario Kart 8 Comparison Footage Shows Insane Speed Through Piranha Plant Pipeway

This 200cc Mario Kart 8 Comparison Footage Shows Insane Speed Through Piranha Plant Pipeway

The power of flight

Mario Kart 8 will have a load of new content soon, with the 200cc racing class arriving as a free update for all players. We've already seen footage showing just how much it'll shake up the way we race, with the speed on offer seemingly more that the 50cc boost suggested by the name. Comparisons with 150cc laps are certainly...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Full steam ahead

Code Name S.T.E.A.M., the new IP from Intelligent Systems, certainly has a number of strengths. A downside, however, has been the amount of time players spend observing the action - often without much of a good view - waiting for the enemy AI to move. You could make a coffee in the break between moves - oh, alright, we're...

News: Actos Games Announces a New DLC Content Update For Psyscrolr - Reign of the Twig King

Actos Games Announces a New DLC Content Update For Psyscrolr - Reign of the Twig King

Free update is poised to inject some Metroidvania goodness into the puzzler

Wii U eShop release psyscrolr is a recent puzzle platformer title from Actos Games, a new start-up based in North Carolina, USA. The game revolves around the exploits of a traveler with psychic powers called the Scrolr as he's guided along by The Narrator. While we're still...

News: Mega Blastoise Event Launches in Pokémon Shuffle, as Free-to-Play Title Passes Three Million Downloads

Mega Blastoise Event Launches in Pokémon Shuffle, as Free-to-Play Title Passes Three Million Downloads

Be quick to win a Blastoisinite

Pokémon Shuffle is the highest profile free-to-play release yet from Nintendo, mainly due to its use of microtransactions to try and get players to spend money in order to accelerate progress. Evidently Pokémon is the franchise for these experiments, as the upcoming Pokémon Rumble World will also have a similar...