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Live: Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Rounding off a dramatic weekend

Apex 2015 has had a dramatic route to its finale, today, with venue issues forcing a rapid move to a brand new location; through support from sponsors and dedicated fans it somewhat defied the odds to ensure that almost all rounds could be completed ahead of its final day. Though the tournament hosts multiple games,...

News: Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Live footage inside courtesy of VGBootCamp, too

Apex 2015, which aims to be the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever, suffered a high-profile setback on its first day when its venue was shut down on fire marshal orders. At that stage there was doubt over how the tournament could move forward, but the good news is that plenty of support and a shift of...

News: Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Yes, really

This weekend is supposed to feature one of the best-known competitive gaming events of the year - in Nintendo circles - with Apex 2015; Apex is typically referenced as one of the largest Smash Bros. tournaments of its kind in the world. In a bizarre turn of events, however, the current rounds for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super...

News: Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day StreetPass Bus Tour From Washington to New York

Kickstarter Project Aims to Fund a One Day StreetPass Bus Tour From Washington to New York

The real magic school bus

Streetpass can be such a wonderful little addition to the day; it's a treat to see that little green light and knowing that various goodies await. All one needs to do is walk by a fellow 3DS owner who has it activated, but here exists a problem with the concept of StreetPass: finding fellow users can be difficult, if not...

News: New Nintendo 3DS XL, Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Confirmed for PAX South This Week

New Nintendo 3DS XL, Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Confirmed for PAX South This Week

Skip the Majora's Mask line if you're wearing Legend of Zelda cosplay

In 2014 Nintendo of America did a good job of attending a whole load of expos and putting on special events, and it's kicking off 2015 with a focus on New Nintendo 3DS at this weekend's PAX South; it's running from 23rd to 25th January in San Antonio, Texas. NoA is taking a...

News: StreetPass UK Announces Nationwide Super Smash Bros. Tournament

StreetPass UK Announces Nationwide Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Think you're the UK's best Smash player? Prove it

StreetPass groups in the UK are joining forces in order to find the nation's best Super Smash Bros. player. Qualifying events are already taking place and will continue throughout December and early January, with the grand final slated to take place later in January. As has been the case with other...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest World Tour Confirmed

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest World Tour Confirmed

Will include new music from Majora's Mask and Link Between Worlds

While there have been other musical tours and concerts to celebrate The Legend of Zelda, it's the officially-sanctioned "Symphony of the Goddesses" tours that have been widely acclaimed, which began with the 25th Anniversary celebrations and even a CD with special edition copies of...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off Varied Events in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Past Your Bedtime can be the last you try at night

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U creeping ever closer, Masahiro Sakurai is still using his Miiverse Pic of the Day posts to show off the game and reveals some new details. Not every entry is particularly thrilling or full of information, but today's post does show us two challenges that'll be found...

Tomorrow: Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS National Championship 2014 (UK)

Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS National Championship 2014 (UK)

We'll be there, why don't you join us?

Super Smash Bros. fans across the UK have been battling it out for a chance to be crowned National Champion 2014. The qualifying heats took place at selected GAME stores which determined 32 finalists — 4 from each of the 8 regional heats — who are now ready to battle it out one final time tomorrow, Friday...

UK Event: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship Grand Final - Tickets Up For Grabs

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship Grand Final - Tickets Up For Grabs

We have 30 pairs of tickets for Nintendo Life readers

Super Smash Bros. fans across the UK have been battling it out for a chance to be crowned National Champion 2014. The qualifying heats took place at selected GAME stores which determined 32 finalists, 4 from each of the 8 regional heats, who are now ready to battle it out one final time on Friday...

Video: Which YouTube Star Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

Which YouTube Star Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

They don't just play Minecraft, you know

Yesterday we brought you the special indie developer Mario Kart 8 tournament we ran at this year's EGX, and today we've got another racing treat — a similar event which features twelve of the UK's most popular YouTube gaming stars. The assembled challengers can call upon a combined total of over 12 million...

Video: Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

Which Indie Developer Is Best At Mario Kart 8?

We didn't know either, so we decided to find out

As we've already mentioned several times before until we're blue in the face, we helped Nintendo UK host the official UK Mario Kart 8 Championships at this year's EGX. During the four days we held daily competitions so attendees could show off their skills, as well as two special races which featured...

News: Film Something Cool At EGX London, Win Tickets To Future EGX Events For Life

Film Something Cool At EGX London, Win Tickets To Future EGX Events For Life

Lights, camera...

EGX London — the UK's biggest gaming event — kicks off this week. With massive support from Nintendo — as well as the official Mario Kart 8 UK Championship (being overseen by none other than Nintendo Life, we might add) — you'd think there were already enough reasons to get very excited about the show, but our friends at...

News: Nintendo Aims Big at PAX Prime With Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors and More

Nintendo Aims Big at PAX Prime With Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors and More

Special events planned around Seattle

PAX Prime, the latest major expo event planned in the US, is coming up and will run from 29th August to 1st September at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Nintendo of America will be in attendance as normal, and has announced its plans for the show. To start off with the games, the following...

News: The Pokémon Company Unleashes Hype Video for World Championships in Washington, D.C.

The Pokémon Company Unleashes Hype Video for World Championships in Washington, D.C.

Catch 'em all right here this weekend with live streaming and coverage!

After grueling national tournaments across the globe, more than 500 players from over 30 countries will convene at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. this weekend for the Pokémon World Championships, competing in both Pokémon X & Y and the...

News: August Is Officially Princess Peach Month, According To Nintendo Of America

August Is Officially Princess Peach Month, According To Nintendo Of America

Roll it out for royality

Update: Well, who knew? As has helpfully been pointed out to us, it's actually National Peach Month — as in the fruit — and Nintendo appears to be jumping on the bandwagon with this announcement. Original story: Nintendo sure loves its themed time periods — who could forget the Year of Luigi — and now the company...