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  • News 3DS System Update 11.9.0-42 Is Now Live

    More stability

    In preparation for the Christmas period later this month, Nintendo has rolled out a new firmware update for the Nintendo 3DS. Version 11.9.0-42 is by no means a game changer. Once again, it's a minor update that aims to enhance the overall user experience and prevent any nasty exploits. Here's what you can expect in this latest...






  • News Stardew Valley Multiplayer Could Be Ready As Soon As Next Month

    ConcernedApe gives an update

    Indie developer Eric Barone, the man behind studio ConcernedApe and hit farming simulator Stardew Valley, has just offered a new update on the game's upcoming multiplayer mode. In a post on Twitter, Barone confirmed he's, "still making good progress on fixing bugs," and that, "if all goes well it should be ready in...










  • News ARMS Update Adds LAN Play and Arena Mode


    Rather like we saw with Splatoon, Nintendo has promised frequent free updates and content for ARMS. The first part of the Switch title's growth has now arrived with the update to version 1.1.0. First of all we have an extra option for local multiplayer, specifically within the 'Local' mode where you connect with other owners...




  • News Mandatory Pokémon Sun and Moon Update Fixes Glitches

    Say goodbye to viewing your old battle videos

    Pokémon Sun and Moon has been a significant success for The Pokémon Company, Game Freak and Nintendo, kickstarting a new generation for the series - naturally, though, there are always some flaws to address. A relatively modest update has now gone live to fix a few bugs (not the collectible kinds) in...


  • News Generation II Pocket Monsters Found in Pokemon GO Update Code

    Enter the Unown

    Rejoice Pokéfans! Like Whitney's Miltank it looks like it won't be long now until Generation II starts rolling out in Pokémon GO. In Niantic's latest code for the recent Android update (0.45.0), The Silph Road has done some data mining and discovered that there are 100 new Pokémon names waiting in the (steel) wings, fron #152 to...



  • News New Patch Goes Live For Minecraft Wii U Edition

    But no details on what's included

    Minecraft: Wii U Edition got a pretty significant update a while back which introduced the Tumble Mini Game, and another patch has just gone live. "Patch 12" wasn't pre-announced and 4J Studios hasn't revealed any details on what's included in the update. Until those details are forthcoming, it's fair to assume...

  • News Metroid Prime: Federation Force Version 1.1 is Now Live

    Primarily fixes issues with Blast Ball

    Metroid Prime: Federation Force has been out for a few weeks now, offering fans a unique – albeit divisive – take on the world of Metroid Prime. Considering the online-centric gameplay – both in the main game and its extra mode, Blast Ball – one would think that it would be updated fairly regularly, yet...

  • News 3DS Update 11.1.0-34 Brings Even More Stability To Nintendo's Incredibly Stable Handheld

    None more stable

    A new 3DS firmware update has just gone live, and yes - you guessed it - it's all about the stability. In fact, there's nothing else included with this update: Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience. Just how much more stable can the 3DS get...

  • News Buddy Pokémon Confirmed by Niantic for Pokémon GO

    You've got a friend in Meowth

    Earlier this week data miners sifted through the latest Pokémon GO update and discovered code for Buddy Pokémon. That leak was clearly spotted by Niantic, as it's now confirmed that the feature is on the way; it's "just around the corner", so could arrive any time soon. The details are as expected, ultimately -...






  • News Miitomo Update to Expand Friend Options and Features

    Including "Everybody Answers", which actually sounds slightly menacing

    It's certainly normal for smart device apps to be updated frequently, and Miitomo is no different. It's already up to version 1.0.2 in Japan as Nintendo and DeNA have fixed some early issues in the app. What does seem to be on the way is a more detailed update to add new...

  • News Pokémon Shuffle Gets a Major Update and New Features

    SpotPass! Survival Mode! Other Stuff!

    Pokémon Shuffle is one of multiple 'mon free-to-start downloads on 3DS, and has also been released on mobile. A major update to version 1.3.0 for the 3DS iteration has now, seemingly, brought it into line with features that have previously rolled out on smart devices. First of all, if you're jumping into the...

  • News Smash 4 Receives Yet Another Patch

    We thought it was all over...

    One of the niftiest things about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS is the developers' ability to send out live updates to further tweak its gameplay mechanics, ensuring balance amongst the roster of fighters. It's definitely something that's needed - just look at the controversy the infamously over-powered Meta...

  • Video Take a Tour of Super Mario Maker's Key Update and All its New Features

    The pun train keeps rolling

    Super Mario Maker version 1.6 has arrived on all our Wii U systems, and what a delightful update it is. We decided it was so lovely that it was worth showcasing everything that's new this time around and what better way to do it than an unscripted video where the host stumbles over his words every nine seconds? Check out...

  • Video Nintendo Details Super Mario Maker's "Key Update"

    Get it? 'Cause there's keys.

    Super Mario Maker just keeps on giving. With the next update planned for 9th March, even more tools and bits will be added to the mix, providing savvy creators all the more opportunities to force players through the products of their gorgeously twisted little minds. Right next to when the update is scheduled to arrive,...

  • Video Here's All the Changes in Splatoon's Latest Update to Version 2.6

    Oh the Tenacity

    Splatoon's had more than its fair share of free content updates, and since last week's Nintendo Direct we now know that they haven't finished fiddling with the game just yet. In in effort, we assume, to try and make the game more varied, several changes have been brought into effect for version 2.6. Most notable are the changes to...

  • News Super Mario Maker To Get Major Update On March 9th

    Spike pillars, keys, pink coins and more

    We've said it many times already, but Super Mario Maker truly is the game that keeps on giving. On 9th March a free software update will add a Super Expert mode to the 100-Mario Challenge; it's unlocked after players clear Expert mode. Super Expert Mode dishes out six extremely tough courses - additionally,...


  • News Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

    Off-TV Play and third person camera perspective are being added in

    Discovery came out about a month ago, and while it does have some shortcomings, it stands as an excellent creatively focused block sandbox game. It seems that the developer, noowanda, is dedicated to addressing many issues with the game; the upcoming update notes claim that there...


  • News Super Mario Maker's Online Features Are Back

    Quicker than expected

    Earlier this week Super Mario Maker's servers went offline rather unexpectedly, with Nintendo outlining maintenance for a whopping 37.5 hours and stating that they were working to fix a 'bug' in the Create mode. Originally due to finish on Thursday 28th January at 5:00pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am UK (29th January) / 2am CET...

  • News Typoman Update Improves Performance, Demo on the Way

    Spelling out the changes

    Update: Brainseed Factory has been in touch to outline why the update may not be triggering automatically for everyone, therefore stopping some of us from enjoying its improvements. The studio's passed on the following information. We noticed that the updated version isn't triggered automatically, apparently related to...

  • News Splatoon Update to Prompt Server Maintenance and Brief Downtime

    Not for too long, thankfully

    Version 2.5.0 of Splatoon goes live soon, and the official Tumblr page for the game has advised that implementing the update will necessitate a bit of downtime that'll prevent online play. It's not a lengthy break, but is worth noting for North American gamers planning some evening matches. The following downtime is on...

  • News Splatoon's Next Update Is On Target For Launch Tomorrow

    Version 2.5.0 clamps down on shortcuts

    Nintendo continues to make changes and amendments to its ink-based online shooter Splatoon, with the latest lot of fixes coming on Wednesday January 20th - otherwise known as "tomorrow". These include the closing off of various shortcuts and a few fixes to environmental features. There are also some...


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