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Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warning for Console Heavyweights

Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warning for Console Heavyweights

Unlikely to kill consoles, but its successors may try

When the Ouya was successfully crowdfunded, its executives talked it up as a revolution in living room gaming, promising a wonderland of fun experiences available for free for or costing less than a cup of coffee; the world would move on from pricier game consoles flogging retail priced games...

News: Big Deez Productions Discusses Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and Why It's a Beat 'em Up

Big Deez Productions Discusses Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and Why It's a Beat 'em Up

"I don't think anyone would have really cared about a Shaq shooter"

Matt Karch, CEO of Big Deez Productions, recently sat down for an interview with Red Bull to shed light on the potential Indiegogo-funded Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. He discussed the direct involvement of basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, and made sure to distance A Legend Reborn...

Video: Here's a Comparison of Mario Kart's Donut Plains 3 from SNES to Wii U

Here's a Comparison of Mario Kart's Donut Plains 3 from SNES to Wii U

Generations apart

Comparison videos of retro tracks in Mario Kart 8 are certainly doing the rounds at the moment, and popular YouTube channel GameXplain has created a nifty split-screen video comparing the classic Super Mario Kart track Donut Plains 3 to its reimagining in the upcoming Wii U title. Check it out below: Nintendo EAD and its...

Rumour: Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On The Way

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On The Way

Seems feasible, salt on standby

Update: We've been advised by Nintendo that it has "nothing to announce at this time" regarding this rumour. You can take that to mean whatever you want, but that's the line we've been given. Original Article: We do enjoy juicy console bundle rumours here at Nintendo Life — the sensible ones, at least. A fresh...

News: Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playable at WonderCon

Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playable at WonderCon

If you're in California, play some Mario Kart 8 this weekend

We're getting into the season of expos now, and Nintendo of America has confirmed its attendance at WonderCon, which takes place this weekend (18th-20th April) in Anaheim, California. The big N will have five games on show, including those recently released and on the way soon; one is a...

News: Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Castlevania: Dracula X And Mega Man 5 Hitting The Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Scream bloody murder

Next week's Japanese Wii U Virtual Console titles have been confirmed, and fans of Konami and Capcom should be pretty pleased with what's on offer. Arguably the most notable release is Castlevania: Dracula X (known as Akumajou Dracula XX in Japan and Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss in Europe), the SNES port of the PC Engine classic...

News: Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Upside-Down Dimensions Could Be Coming To Wii U

Currently listed as "proposed"

Spanish developer Hydra Interactive Entertainment has announced Upside Down Dimensions, an action RPG that combines hack 'n slash, stealth, puzzles and platforming elements – drawing inspiration from games such as Paper Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. The title has a launch window of 2015 for PC, Mac, PS...

Weirdness: Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Well, why not?

With Mario Kart 8 on the way, it should come as no great surprise to see peripheral makers attempt to capitalize on the renewed interest in racing titles, but Japanese firm CyberGadget has come up with the most unusual idea yet. Its Handle Stand fixes to your desk and allows you to clamp the GamePad in place, effectively turning it...

News: Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK Charts

Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK Charts

Layton vs. Ace Attorney drops out, Yoshi and Pokémon hang on

Nintendo's had some reasonable weeks in the UK physical retail sales charts, with titles such as Yoshi's New Island and Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney making solid starts despite having plenty of big-budget multiplatform titles in opposition. It seems the momentum is...

News: Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Highlights Brushes With Miiverse Law

Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Highlights Brushes With Miiverse Law

Naughty

It can be tempting to think of Nintendo as standing alone in terms of companies with powerful executives that are also charming, affable individuals; we see that side of Satoru Iwata and colleagues frequently in Nintendo Direct broadcasts. It'd be wrong to think these are qualities only found within Nintendo, however, as there are a number...

Feature: Time For a Super Smash Bros. New Challenger Screenshot Blowout

Time For a Super Smash Bros. New Challenger Screenshot Blowout

Pick a favourite between Zero Suit Samus, Sheik, Yoshi, Charizard, Greninja

It's been a crazy week for Nintendo fans, with an impressive Super Smash Bros. Direct revealing plenty of details on the upcoming 3DS and Wii U releases being followed by an unexpected and utterly bonkers Tomodachi Life Nintendo Direct. They were particularly exciting...

News: You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo UK's Online Store

The future is now

If you wanted any more proof that Nintendo is moving with the times, it's now possible to pre-order eShop titles online — for those living in the UK, at least. Drop onto the Nintendo UK online store listing for Nintendo Pocket Football Club and you'll see the option to pre-order the title, with the download code being dispatched...

News: Super Mario 3D World Double Disc Soundtrack Arrives on Club Nintendo

Super Mario 3D World Double Disc Soundtrack Arrives on Club Nintendo

Europe and Australia included for now

Last year we shared the news that Club Nintendo in Japan received an awesome Super Mario 3D World 2-CD soundtrack; we were envious as the Wii U title has a number of outstanding 'Big Band' tracks that still stick in the mind. The exciting news for gamers in Europe and Australia, who savoured the music while...

News: Wii U Version Of LEGO: The Hobbit Taking Slightly Longer To Go There And Back Again In North America

Wii U Version Of LEGO: The Hobbit Taking Slightly Longer To Go There And Back Again In North America

Delayed until April 22nd, out this week on other formats and in Europe

The North American release of LEGO: The Hobbit on Wii U has been pushed back slightly , publisher Warner Brothers has revealed. The action adventure title hits Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and Xbox One this week in both North...