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Video: Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors And Smash Bros. Wii U

Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors And Smash Bros. Wii U

Where does he get all those wonderful toys

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept — known as amiibo — is finally here, and like so many Nintendo fans over the world we've been having some fun with these amazing little figures. For those who haven't had a chance to see what these awesome mounds of plastic can do, let us educate you with...

Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U)

Watch Dogs (Wii U)

Hack job

The Wii U has had a chequered history with third-party support, particularly from Ubisoft, and the belated arrival of Watch Dogs feels a little like a final hurrah — whether we'll see many more big-budget multiplatform mature titles on Nintendo's system is certainly a cause of doubt. This title is here, however, and a viable option for...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off 'Super' New Levels in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Nintendo Minute Shows Off 'Super' New Levels in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

You want to see this...

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is just days away in North America, representing Nintendo's final major retail release of the year; it arrives in the New Year in Europe and Australia. Regular video series Nintendo Minute has therefore taken the chance to show off some new levels, and we think you'll want to see them. This...

Video: Join Us For A Look At Hyrule Warriors' Twilight Princess DLC

Join Us For A Look At Hyrule Warriors' Twilight Princess DLC

It's all about Link's new outfit, really

The second piece of Hyrule Warriors DLC is here, and it's a doozy. Introducing the Twilight Princess Pack, you'll be able to control the mighty Twili Midna, try on some new costumes for Link and Zelda, and wield Zelda's devastating Dominion Rod. If you haven't had a chance to see what's new, then this video...

Weirdness: The Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Commanding Bids of Nearly $1000 on eBay

The Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Commanding Bids of Nearly $1000 on eBay

Double whammy

Some of you may recall that just recently we reported on a dual wielding Samus amiibo that showed off a rather humorous factory error. Though having arm cannons on both hands would make basic activities a chore for Samus, she sure would be more deadly. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the owner who nabbed this unique amiibo has taken to eBay...

Feature: Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving

Five Nintendo Games Perfect For Multiplayer Fun and Thanksgiving

Gather around, dear friends

It's Thanksgiving in the US, a major celebration in which families and friends gather to spend quality time together; naturally entertainment will be high on the agenda. For those that enjoy gaming, meanwhile, it's a chance to break out all those excess controllers and get into the spirit of the occasion with party and...

News: Hyrule Warriors Update and Twilight Princess DLC Now Live

Hyrule Warriors Update and Twilight Princess DLC Now Live

Scanning an amiibo might reward you with one rupee, if you've been good...

Hyrule Warriors has evolved a fair amount since launch day, with Koei Tecmo's DLC and updates adding new content while tweaking the basic rules of the game; for one thing you can now level up to a God-like degree, it seems. Today's the day, of course, for the second major...

News: Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Controller Adapters at the Moment

Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Controller Adapters at the Moment

According to EB Games Canada, at least

If you've been able to pick up a GameCube Controller Adapter for your Wii U Smash enjoyment, you might just be a lucky quick adopter. The accessory is sold out in a number of places in North America, and a quick check online of stores such as Best Buy and GameStop are turning up nothing but Iinternet...

Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Holiday Season

Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Holiday Season

To borrow Nintendo's slogan, The Time Is Now

We're approaching a time of year defined by many things. Great times with friends and family, lots of food and plenty of fun. Of course, before the big Holiday itself we have lots of shopping and — with that — plenty of choices to make. For gamers there are a number of treats on offer, with...

News: This Mario Kart 8 Badge Set Brings Some Extra Style to Club Nintendo

This Mario Kart 8 Badge Set Brings Some Extra Style to Club Nintendo

Available right now in Europe and Australia

Club Nintendo sometimes gets criticism for not providing regular updates of neat collectibles, but the latest arrival in Europe and Australia may satisfy those with some Stars to spend — there's now a Mario Kart 8 badge set. A rather nice presentation box, pictured above, contains three metal badges...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Storm Japanese Charts, New 3DS Sales Climb in Unison

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Storm Japanese Charts, New 3DS Sales Climb in Unison

There's 1,500,000 or more to see

Not content with securing first place in the Japanese sales charts, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire also managed to secure second place as well with the Double Pack variation. This amounts to over 1,500,000 physical sales for the monster-catching experience in its first week of sales, an astounding feat which...

Weirdness: This Back To The Future-Style VR Hoverboard Game Uses The Wii Fit Balance Board

This Back To The Future-Style VR Hoverboard Game Uses The Wii Fit Balance Board

"The Wii Fit board is actually a really awesome device"

The Back to the Future series is packed with memorable moments, but one of the most iconic has to be the hoverboard sequence in the second movie. Inspired by the classic film, Australian developer Kieran Lord has created Hoverboards Inc, a title built in Unity that uses Oculus Rift and the Wii...

Weirdness: A Fox amiibo Placed Rather Well in a Tournament, Crushing Mere Mortals

A Fox amiibo Placed Rather Well in a Tournament, Crushing Mere Mortals

Smashing like a fox...

We've little doubt that a number of gamers in North America are already mastering the intricacies of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, while plenty are surely training up their favourite amiibo to accompany them. Of course, those that consider themselves to be serious players will question just how good the amiibo can get. Based...

Video: New Rodea the Sky Soldier Footage Shows Off Progress

New Rodea the Sky Soldier Footage Shows Off Progress

Looks like a modest upscale from the Wii version

For quite a while Rodea the Sky Soldier seemed destined to remain in publishing purgatory, with original developer Prope and project lead Yuji Naka declaring the Wii version finished and simply awaiting release, while the 3DS iteration was mostly ready. Whatever happened behind the scenes, publisher...