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Weirdness: Level-5's Favourite Character Poll Doesn't Go to Plan

Level-5's Favourite Character Poll Doesn't Go to Plan

And the winner is...

As part of the celebrations for its 15 year anniversary, well-known Japanese developer Level-5 recently held an online poll to allow gamers to vote for their favourite characters from the company's lineup. With franchises such as Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven in its portfolio, some would have expected the voting to be...

News: Zelda Series Timeline Wasn't Planned From the Beginning

Zelda Series Timeline Wasn't Planned From the Beginning

The wails of theorists reverberate around the world

The Zelda timeline is one of the mysteries of gaming — well, it is to enthusiasts that don't simply want to play the games and deal with the cards they're dealt. It's also rather confusing, even though the gorgeous Hyrule Historia includes an "official timeline". Multiple paths and time travel...

Weirdness: The Wacky World of Nintendo at E3 2013

The Wacky World of Nintendo at E3 2013

The Villager is a homicidal sociopath, apparently

With another E3 coming to an end, we've once again seen Nintendo produce some quirky moments. It must be one of the few multi-billion dollar corporations with executives willing to pose in somewhat bizarre setups, either in front of the obligatory over-sized props or, on occasion, playing a bit of...

Weirdness: Capcom Selling a Rush Tissue Pouch in Japan for Mega Man Anniversary

Capcom Selling a Rush Tissue Pouch in Japan for Mega Man Anniversary

Just what the fans want...

While this year has been a celebration of the Mega Man franchise's 25th Anniversary, Capcom's mainly been offering soundtracks, USB pen drives, laptop skins and other non-gaming products. We've also seen the release of the classic NES titles on the 3DS Virtual Console, with some doubling up on the Wii U Virtual Console for...

News: Donkey Kong 64 Required Expansion Pak to Prevent Game-Breaking Bug

Donkey Kong 64 Required Expansion Pak to Prevent Game-Breaking Bug

Game would crash when using the N64's standard setup

When Donkey Kong 64 released all the way back in 1999, it was the first Nintendo 64 game to require the system’s 8MB Expansion Pak add-on in order to work. Advertising at the time suggested that the game was just so big that it couldn't possibly work without it. However, Chris Marlow, one of the...

Weirdness: A Wii U Gamer's Miiverse Journey Through Super Metroid

A Wii U Gamer's Miiverse Journey Through Super Metroid

A long and confusing road

A little while ago we posed a question — is Super Metroid too taxing for today's gamers? This was based on the explosion of confused Miiverse posts once the title arrived for $0.30/€0.30/£0.30 on the Wii U eShop, as some gamers grappled with a retro title that resolutely refused to guide them through each step. One...

Video: Capcom Gets Silly With Monster Hunter X Street Fighter

Capcom Gets Silly With Monster Hunter X Street Fighter

Because... why not?

Capcom Unity is a fun resource for fans of the company's franchises, and useful for those that get utterly confused by the many intricacies of something like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. It's also a site where the company's community mods aren't shy of self-parody, which is worthy of some credit. Often happy, it seems, to amuse...

News: European Gamers Bemoan PAL Version of Super Metroid

European Gamers Bemoan PAL Version of Super Metroid

Les Européens ne sont pas contents

As we're sure many of you are already aware, Super Metroid is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe for the low low price of 30c/30p, although both versions are not the same. While the North American edition is playable in full 60Hz as it was intended, European gamers have been...

News: Capcom Unveils Quirky Unlockable Costumes for Resident Evil Revelations

Capcom Unveils Quirky Unlockable Costumes for Resident Evil Revelations

Well hello, sailor!

The ever-approaching arrival of Resident Evil Revelations on Wii U and other platforms will likely bring the title to the attention of more gamers, as the 3DS original was — in our view — a return to form for the franchise. We'll see how the re-release stacks up soon, but what it does have over its handheld predecessor is a...

Weirdness: Capcom UK Celebrating Resident Evil Revelations With a 'Blood' Swimming Pool

Capcom UK Celebrating Resident Evil Revelations With a 'Blood' Swimming Pool

Oh Capcom, you crazy beast

So, you've got a survival horror / action game to promote that involves fighting a lot of zombies but-not-actual-zombies in scary environments, that's also the latest in a well-known franchise known for crazy story-telling. What do you do, Capcom? Do you hide and then lose fake severed limbs made with chicken livers,...

Talking Point: Censoring Boingy Bits, Bums and Gore

Censoring Boingy Bits, Bums and Gore

Won't somebody think of the children?

The past week has brought us a couple of stories around the localisation of Fire Emblem: Awakening that, depending on your viewpoint, may be considered either funny, quirky or a disheartening example of censorship. We had the Nintendo of Europe translation of one conversation remove a rather juvenile reference...

Weirdness: These Circle Pad Pro Mods Have Some Wacky Designs

These Circle Pad Pro Mods Have Some Wacky Designs

Analogue stick on the shoulder, why not?

Despite its obvious practical uses and merits for making some 3DS games much easier to play, the Circle Pad Pro and 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro often get teased for their clumsy appearance. The XL variation, in particular, isn't exactly conducive to a portable, streamlined device that can be casually popped into a...

News: Darksiders II to Disappear From The Wii U eShop After 31st March

Darksiders II to Disappear From The Wii U eShop After 31st March

In Europe, at least

Earlier today we reported on a rumour that Crytek USA may be interested in buying the Darksiders IP, as it's one of the franchises that's been left unclaimed in the sale of THQ's assets. That's a pity, as despite the odd frustrating section Darksiders II was a thoroughly decent action adventure title. In what seems to be a...

News: Best Buy R.O.B. Saga Reaches a Happy Ending

Best Buy R.O.B. Saga Reaches a Happy Ending

S.A.V.E.D.

Best Buy has decided not to destroy the R.O.B. unit that nearly cost an employee his job. The robot, which an employee unsuccessfully attempted to take home instead of being recycled as part of Best Buy's Renew Blue program, will instead be sent to the company's corporate headquarters to be put on display. Best Buy had some enthusiastic...

News: Best Buy Employee On A Mission To Save R.O.B.

Best Buy Employee On A Mission To Save R.O.B.

Battling corporate policy for the sake of gaming history

An employee at Best Buy is currently at risk of losing his job in a desperate bid to prevent a Nintendo Entertainment System Deluxe Set from being recycled. Sharing his story on Reddit, a customer recently brought the set into the store to have it recycled as part of Best Buy's "Renew Blue"...

News: Howard Phillips' "Ultimate" Nintendo World Championships 1990 Package Sells For A Whopping $17,367

Howard Phillips' "Ultimate" Nintendo World Championships 1990 Package Sells For A Whopping $17,367

"Not just another NWC cart auction"

A copy of Nintendo World Championships 1990 owned by none other than "Gamemaster" Howard Phillips has recently sold on eBay for an incredible US $17,367. The game was listed as part of a unique package being offered by Howard, including an all-access badge he wore during the original competition in 1990 and a...