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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...

News: 3DS Has The Potential To Find You A Partner

3DS Has The Potential To Find You A Partner

Saves the awkwardness of meeting someone in person

Want to play games on your 3DS? That's so old-fashioned! Why not use it to find a boyfriend, or according to a ten year-old boy, a girlfriend. That's right, young "Masterclaw 360" posted up on the Colors! 3D 'I need a girlfriend. Girls read description', with arrows pointing down towards the...

News: Sony and Kevin Butler Actor Settle Lawsuit Over Wii Appearance

Sony and Kevin Butler Actor Settle Lawsuit Over Wii Appearance

No more Mario Kart Wii for Jerry Lambert

Last year we reported the peculiar news that Sony was taking 'Kevin Butler' actor Jerry Lambert to court over an appearance in a Bridgestone advert in which he was part of a Wii promotion. The Kevin Butler character was, for a significant period, the figurehead of Sony's advertising for PlayStation 3 and...

Rumour: 3DS Cartridge Could Allow Handheld to Function as Wii U Controller

3DS Cartridge Could Allow Handheld to Function as Wii U Controller

A bucket of salt is needed for this one

We do love the occasional rumour here at Nintendo Life, and the latest has emerged from French website nintendo-master.com, courtesy of its very own unnamed source — we love that guy/gal, we really do. In any case, the rumour is that an old DS patent is going to be revived which will allow a cartridge and...

News: Here's An Enormous LEGO NES Controller That Actually Works

Here's An Enormous LEGO NES Controller That Actually Works

Colour us amazed

If you're a fans of LEGO and the NES, you need look no further. It's taken him four months, but Baron von Brunk has created a gigantic NES controller out of LEGO. It's the ultimate accessory. Von Brunk began the project in July 2012, to coincide with the 25th anniversary release of the first The Legend of Zelda title for the NES...

News: In Need Of A Portable Super Nintendo? Look No Further

In Need Of A Portable Super Nintendo? Look No Further

All packaged in a lovely yellow case

There's been a zombie apocalypse. You're going to need a survival kit. What comes to mind? A torch? A shotgun? A cricket bat? Well Reddit user Robotairz has created possibly the best emergency gaming kit we've seen with a portable Super Nintendo, protected within a hard yellow toolbox with a screen and room for...

News: 7000 Wii U Systems Stolen in Seattle

7000 Wii U Systems Stolen in Seattle

Nintendo will be sleepless tonight

Earlier this week there were initial reports in local press that thousands of Wii consoles had been stolen from a distribution warehouse in Seattle, though now the story has spread wider and it's transpired that they were Wii U systems that were seized. If the stock is never retrieved, then it's a loss for Nintendo...

News: Mario Voice Actor Charles Martinet To Lend His Talent To BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2

Mario Voice Actor Charles Martinet To Lend His Talent To BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2

It's a me...Commander Video?

Gaijin Games has announced that its upcoming title, BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, will be narrated by none other than Mario voice actor Charles Martinet. The renowned voice actor will be voicing seven cut-scenes that appear in the downloadable game. Rather than lending his voice to a new...

News: Wii U GamePad Lookalike On the Way

Wii U GamePad Lookalike On the Way

No surprise, really

One thing is guaranteed when a new high-profile gadget arrives in the market: within months it'll be heavily copied for a tablet device. It happened with the PlayStation Vita, and now it's the turn of the Wii U GamePad. The culprit this time is Chinese company JinXing with its SMART S7300 Console, described as a Dual Core HD...

News: YouTube Workaround Now Needed For Wii U Web Browser

YouTube Workaround Now Needed For Wii U Web Browser

It works, but is a fiddle

Many opinions on the Wii U's dedicated YouTube app agree on one thing — it's not the best. With slow load times and in some cases a bad habit of crashing, it seems ripe for some updates and improvements in the future. Many discovered that, courtesy of the system's speedy Web Browser, it was actually quicker and a far more...