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News: The Power Of Glove Charts The History Of Nintendo's Most Questionable Controller

The Power Of Glove Charts The History Of Nintendo's Most Questionable Controller

More power to your glove

Before the Wii revolutionised motion-controlled gaming, there was the Power Glove. Developed by Abrams Gentile Entertainment, this unique controller would find fame in Hollywood movie The Wizard, but in reality was something of a critical and commercial bomb — it was awkward to use and, according to its creators, was...

Video: Kapp'n Songs From Animal Crossing: New Leaf Have Never Sounded So Good

Kapp'n Songs From Animal Crossing: New Leaf Have Never Sounded So Good

misterrandell, we salute you

Animal Crossing: New Leaf had quite an impact when it launched, occupying plenty of gamers and their social network timelines for days on end. For some it's still occupying a lot of their time, because that's what Animal Crossing does. Naturally there are various fans doing their own tributes to the game and its...

Video: These Japanese Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Trailers Are a Sight to Behold

These Japanese Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Trailers Are a Sight to Behold

See a real life Luigi ball. No, really

At the weekend we shared the latest Nintendo UK trailer for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, which gave plenty of hints at the humour and quirky gameplay sequences that we can look forward to. With that said, when it comes to Nintendo games we're not sure the message is made any clearer than in Japanese trailers,...

Video: Yakuza Wii U Commercial Highlights Ability To Smooch Privately With Virtual Hostesses

Yakuza Wii U Commercial Highlights Ability To Smooch Privately With Virtual Hostesses

Just make sure no one peeks over your shoulder

Yakuza 1 & 2 HD may be a serious game featuring serious burly men who throw serious punches in the serious underbelly of the Japanese criminal world, but that doesn't mean the TV commercial has to be quite so...serious. As you can see from the Japanese advert below, the game is being promoted on...

Video: Reggie Explains Nintendo's Approach to Ensuring Wii U Success

Reggie Explains Nintendo's Approach to Ensuring Wii U Success

Content is King

It was pretty clear that, when it came to E3 2013, Nintendo took a different approach from its competitors. With a relatively short Nintendo Direct broadcast that only contained one surprise game — others had already been confirmed to appear — it was more about getting this Holiday season's big games in the hands of expo...

Video: Debut Fantasy Life Link Trailer Arrives in Japan

Debut Fantasy Life Link Trailer Arrives in Japan

How's that localisation going, Level-5?

Fantasy Life, if you don't already know, is a 3DS title that came from a collaboration between Level-5 and Nintendo subsidiary Brownie Brown, which is now known as 1-UP Studios. It's a title where you can choose a a profession and interact with the large game world, and when you feel like it you can embark...

Video: Skylanders Swap Force Really Lives Up To Its Name

Skylanders Swap Force Really Lives Up To Its Name

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson gets swap-happy

The clue’s in the name right? Skylanders Swap Force is an interesting proposition this year because of all that switching and swapping you can do with the new figures. What we hadn’t appreciated was quite how varied the new mixed up creations could be, or how much they would feel like fully fledged...

Video: Reggie Shows Off Wii U to Jimmy Fallon, Hilarity Ensues

Reggie Shows Off Wii U to Jimmy Fallon, Hilarity Ensues

COME ON!!! BANG BANG!!!

It's been video game week on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show, with various executives making an appearance and various game-related shenanigans, including an awesome Mario rap by The Roots. Wrapping up the week, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime made his customary appearance to show off the Wii U. Rather...

Weirdness: The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Disses Luigi, rap battle should happen...

For those that don't know, The Roots are a critically acclaimed, Grammy winning band, that also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Some of you may also be aware that Fallon has been doing a lot of post-E3 coverage, so games have been a prominent part of his show in the past week. That...

News: Kensuke Tanabe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is "Kind of a Road Movie"

Kensuke Tanabe: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is "Kind of a Road Movie"

Dynamic camera, furriness and an unnamed additional character discussed

In one of a series of developer videos recently released by Nintendo, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze producer Kensuke Tanabe took some time to discuss some of the design choices and priorities that he shared with primary developers Retro Studios. Some are fundamental to...