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Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

For Smash Bros. training, more games and picnics

Nothing says it's Friday like some nice, relaxing polls, so we thought we'd take one of the big topics of the week — amiibo — and gauge how you'll be enjoying — or not as the case may be — the upcoming range of toys. It's all very well looking at the attention Nintendo's directing towards...

Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Party like it’s 2001

The GameCube controller has become the community gold-standard for playing Super Smash Bros. So much so that Nintendo has wheeled out an adapter to make the controller released in 2001 compatible with its home console released in 2012. All for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The adapter is about as thick as two retail game cases...

Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia Part Two: Shell Cup 150cc Challenge

Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia Part Two: Shell Cup 150cc Challenge

150cc or bust

Not so long ago I tested my skills at Mario Kart 8's 150cc Mushroom Cup, and as promised, I'm back to take on the Shell Cup. Have my skills improved in the time that has passed since I gunned for Mushroom Cup glory? Have I mastered my racing lines and become more adept at blasting back-markers with red shells? You'll have to watch to...

Video: Relax With This Collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC Videos

Relax With This Collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC Videos

Music! Comparisons! More Music!

It's Friday, which means the youthful among you may be planning a weekend full of fun and frolics, while those of us that are a tad older may be planning to sleep and catch up on our reading time — with pipe and slippers to hand, of course. Whatever the case for you, it can be nice to just relax and bask in the glow...

Play: Get Racing In Our Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Life DLC GP

Get Racing In Our Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Life DLC GP

All new tracks, all the time

Today has brought us the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack, which is no doubt being eagerly played around the world already. With tracks, characters and vehicles incorporating F-Zero, The Legend of Zelda and Excitebike alongside other fun new tracks, it delivers a terrific expansion to the racer. Naturally plenty will be...

News: GameStop to Host Preview Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Events on 14th November

GameStop to Host Preview Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Events on 14th November

3 hours of Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a little over a week away in North America — spare a thought for those of us that are waiting longer in PAL regions and Japan — and a number of Wii U owners are no doubt awaiting their pre-orders or even pre-downloads. Nintendo's stepping up marketing, particularly in North America, through...

Weirdness: Zac Efron Issues "Settle It In Smash" Ultimatum As Nintendo Enlists Celebrities To Promote Wii U Brawler

Zac Efron Issues "Settle It In Smash" Ultimatum As Nintendo Enlists Celebrities To Promote Wii U Brawler

Famous faces rolled out to hype Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

If modern consumerism has taught us anything it's that there's no better way of selling something that getting someone famous to have their photo taken whilst holding said product, or at least standing next to it. Nintendo is clearly aware of this golden rule and has turned to celebrities...

News: Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameCube Controller Just In Time For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameCube Controller Just In Time For Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Mellow yellow

Japanese peripheral manufacturer Hori is releasing some pretty cool GameCube controllers to coincide with the launch of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and it has added another one to the mix which is sure to appeal to seasoned Pokémon fans. The bright yellow Pikachu pad plugs into the Wii Remote and comes with a three-speed turbo...

Video: Mercedes Releases Two New Real-Life Mario Kart 8 Commercials

Mercedes Releases Two New Real-Life Mario Kart 8 Commercials

We’ll also file this one under the ‘weirdness’ tag

Whether you like it or not, the free Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8 is here to stay. Whilst the initial announcement raised much discussion – and concern – about licensed content within Nintendo’s video game franchises, Mercedes-Benz has since cunningly naturalised the concept with the...

News: Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available Now

Mario Kart 8 Software Update and DLC Available Now

Rev up the Master Cycle

While there are some blockbuster titles arriving in stores this week, we suspect we're not alone in looking forward to one thing above all else — Mario Kart 8 DLC. The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 includes eight tracks, three characters and four vehicles, and we think it's an absolute treat. The good news is that it's...

News: Splatoon's Japanese Twitter Account Inks Out a Few Details

Splatoon's Japanese Twitter Account Inks Out a Few Details

Grab your Hero Suit and Charge Gun

While the world waits for what is guaranteed to be the greatest shooter featuring squidomorphic creatures to date, the official Japanese Twitter account for Splatoon has been happily dispensing screenshots and information from the upcoming title. Someone has been gracious enough to translate many of these tweets,...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Purchase and Pre-Load Now Available on the eShop

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Purchase and Pre-Load Now Available on the eShop

17.2GB in space required, will allow immediate launch day play

Not long ago Nintendo announced that it was introducing a pre-download service to the Wii U eShop that'll kick off with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U; it'll eventually be utilised more and on 3DS in 2015. The exciting news is that details have been confirmed, meaning that fans of...

Video: Nintendo's Wii U Holiday Commercial Keeps It In The Family

Nintendo's Wii U Holiday Commercial Keeps It In The Family

Racing off with Mario Kart 8

In 2013 Nintendo of America's main Wii U Holiday commercials revolved around 'The Pitch', as kids tried to convince their parents that a Wii U was the way forward for family entertainment. The first 2014 Wii U Holiday commercial in the region also, unsurprisingly, opts for families as its pitch, albeit with a different...

News: Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Free Sonic Boom 3DS Theme Now Available For Download In North America

Speed demon

There's still no sign of our review copies of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, but we can at least take some solace in the fact that there's a free 3DS theme available for download right now. We've confirmed that the theme is on offer in North America and Canada, but it's not currently available on either the...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Dominate in Japan as New Nintendo 3DS Leads Hardware Sales

Wii U awaits new releases, still

It's Media Create charts time for Japan, once again, and this week brings more steady reassurance for Nintendo in the portable space, if not necessarily for Wii U. This is also a relatively quiet spell ahead of the Holiday season in Japan, so familiar names continue to make their presence felt. At the top, still, is...