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Review: Blocky Bot (Wii U eShop)

Blocky Bot (Wii U eShop)

Simplicity at its best

There's something to be said about the power of simplicity. Some of the best experiences to be had in gaming are compelling not because of their depth or complexity, but because of how they offer a distilled example of an excellent gameplay concept. Nintendo has seemingly adapted this approach in many of its current generation...

News: Curve Digital Discounts Wii U Titles By 50% in Europe

Curve Digital Discounts Wii U Titles By 50% in Europe

As some compensation for the lack of a Humble Nindie Bundle

Since the Humble Nindie Bundle prompted some grumbling about its Americas-only availability, gamers in other regions such as Europe have simply had to gaze on enviously at the deal on offer. Curve Digital, which has three games in the promotion, has therefore launched discounts on some of...

Nintendo Download: 28th May (North America)

28th May (North America)

Splatoon, Double Mega Man, Don't Starve, Nicalis discounts and more

The information has come through a little later than normal, but we now have the full Nintendo Download Update run-down for North America. There's a big-name retail arrival on Wii U that's been inked in for some time, a critically acclaimed indie release, two doses of classic Mega...

News: Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

Deep Silver Parent Company Koch Media Trademarks Bloodstained, Will Most Likely Publish The Game

May also own the brand, as well

German publisher Koch Media - the parent company of Deep Silver - has recently filed a video game-related trademark for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which would appear to confirm that the company is handling publishing duties for the forthcoming title. Created by Koji "IGA" Igarashi, Bloodstained is the...

Review: Stone Shire (Wii U eShop)

Stone Shire (Wii U eShop)

As plain as a stone

In the absence of Minecraft on Nintendo platforms, many developers have opted to try to recapture the legendary game's magical gameplay in their own knockoff attempts. These have, by and large, fallen short of the high standard that's been set and failed to present any meaningful contributions to the popular formula. Stone Shire...

Feature: Explaining Humble Bundle and What it Could Mean for Nintendo and Nindies

Explaining Humble Bundle and What it Could Mean for Nintendo and Nindies

There are many winners

A rather surprising promotion went live this week - the Humble Nindie Bundle. It's only available in the Americas, though Nintendo of America's Damon Baker has stated that there were efforts to make it global and there's scope for future promotions. The frenzy of attention is naturally on the pay-what-you-want angle, which...

News: BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

BBC iPlayer Finally Arrives On The Wii U eShop

But only for UK users

UK Wii U owners have been waiting for the BBC iPlayer to come to their consoles for ages - the last we heard about it was back in January last year, when the esteemed broadcasting corporation insisted that it was still working hard on making an eShop release possible. Seemingly without warning, that time has now come - the BBC...

Review: Metal Marines (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Metal Marines (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Modern(ish) warfare

Strategy is a somewhat niche genre among gamers. While there have been excellent strategy games released on consoles - turn-based RPGs like Fire Emblem to the RTS-style Swords and Soldiers series come to mind - the gameplay has always lent itself more to the PC, where players can be more methodical and control units with relative...

News: FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

FullBlast is Bringing Some Shmup Action to the European Wii U eShop Soon

Save humanity, shoot everything

Retro may be the 'new' new, but the humble shmup seems to be loved a little less than other genres, especially in terms of Wii U and 3DS releases. EnjoyUp and UFO Crash Games are hoping to fill a gap with FullBlast, however, which is making its way to the Wii U eShop; in fact, it arrives in Europe on 4th June with a...

News: Humble Bundle Issues Official Statement About Region-Locked Nintendo Promotion

Humble Bundle Issues Official Statement About Region-Locked Nintendo Promotion

“Our goal is to make games as universally accessible as can be”

A representative of Nintendo yesterday clarified via social media that the company tried for months to make its Humble Bundle globally available. Responding to comments on Twitter, Damon Baker of Nintendo America revealed there were efforts to open up the bundle deal worldwide, and...

News: Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, More Harvest Moon DLC and Loads of GBA VC Games 

Natsume Planning Wii U and 3DS E3 Reveals, More Harvest Moon DLC and Loads of GBA VC Games 

Crikey

Natsume is an ever-present on Nintendo hardware, it seems, and it's got plenty of content on the way, sharing the happy news through its 'CeeCee' Tumblr page. For starters it seems the company will be busy at E3, and announcements at the show will include news for 3DS and Wii U gamers. There'll be "something for the Harvest Moon fans", too...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units in Just 24 Hours

Humble Nindie Bundle Sells Over 37,000 Units in Just 24 Hours

Over $340,000 raised and counting

Nintendo of America and key Indie partners caused a stir recently when the Humble Nindie Bundle was unveiled, which allows eShop gamers in the Americas - it's not available in PAL territories - to pay what they want for a batch of excellent Wii U and 3DS games. If you pay over certain limits you get more games. To...

News: RCMADIAX Announces Three New Titles For The Wii U eShop, Arriving In North America This Summer

RCMADIAX Announces Three New Titles For The Wii U eShop, Arriving In North America This Summer

Super Robo Mouse is also back in development

After reportedly moving away from Nintendo eShop development, the creator of Spikey Walls, RCMADIAX, returns to the Wii U eShop this summer with the announcement of a trio of titles for North America. The previously revealed Color Bombs is a chain reaction game, Don't Crash requires quick reflexes to...

News: Nintendo Wanted To Make Its Humble Bundle A Global Offer, Expects To Do So "Eventually"

Nintendo Wanted To Make Its Humble Bundle A Global Offer, Expects To Do So "Eventually"

"Tried for months to make it global"

Nintendo surprised pretty much everyone by announcing its own Humble Bundle yesterday, albeit one which is sadly limited to North America. Non-American players are already making their displeasure felt on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, and while the disappointment of missing out on this amazing...

News: Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eShop Gamers in North America to Pay What They Want

Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eShop Gamers in North America to Pay What They Want

It's happened

Well, it's happened, and it's quite a landmark for the Wii U and 3DS eShop and a few key developers. The latest Humble Bundle - which groups games together and allows you to pay what you want to unlock some or all of what's on offer - is currently offering up the Humble Nindie Bundle in the Americas; unfortunately gamers in other...

News: Extreme Exorcism is Creeping Onto the Wii U eShop Soon

Extreme Exorcism is Creeping Onto the Wii U eShop Soon

I ain't afraid of no ghosts!

The good folks at UK-based Ripstone Publishing have teamed up with indie devs Golden Ruby Games to bring the paranormal platformer and spooky party game Extreme Exorcism to the Wii U eShop later this year. Not for the faint hearted, Extreme Exorcism is an arena platformer where every move you make comes back to haunt...

Review: Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop)

Nihilumbra (Wii U eShop)

Nothing and everything

Nihilumbra is an existentialist platforming-fan's dream, with plenty of puzzles and unsettling presentation to make players feel isolated and challenged by their environment. Though the title's arrival is a tad late on Wii U, it is nonetheless admirable how much life developer Beautifun Games has breathed into this adventure...