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News: Four Turbografx-16 Games Return to the Wii Virtual Console in PAL Territories

Four Turbografx-16 Games Return to the Wii Virtual Console in PAL Territories

A rather pleasant surprise

The Wii Virtual Console was not only the first of its kind on Nintendo hardware, but it had terrific diversity in the platforms and games that it offered; we'll have to see how far the Wii U Virtual Console progresses on those terms. One of the platforms that was supported, giving excellent opportunities to those that...

News: Nintendo Cleared in Wii Patent Dispute With Creative Kingdoms

Nintendo Cleared in Wii Patent Dispute With Creative Kingdoms

It threatened the U.S. import of Wii systems

Nintendo has to regularly defend itself in patent disputes, winning in many cases with the occasional exception. While the 3DS screen technology loss to Tomita Technologies USA could cost Nintendo $15.1 million, other cases have the potential to prevent imports of Nintendo systems to major territories...

News: 2013 Skylanders Champion Walks Away With All 56 Swap Force Figures

2013 Skylanders Champion Walks Away With All 56 Swap Force Figures

Quite a prize

At an event in London’s Olympic Park, James Tubb (9) was crowned Official Skylanders Champion. He not only wins the crown but also every Swap Force figure. Nice haul! The Official Skylanders championships started out in various UK regions in GAME stores. Each of these qualifier events called Skylanders fans to come into the store...

News: Four New Titles Added to Wii "Nintendo Selects" Budget Range in Europe

Four New Titles Added to Wii "Nintendo Selects" Budget Range in Europe

Karting chaos, brawling and monkeying around included

Late last week Nintendo of America revealed three Wii classics getting a price reduction in the region ahead of the Holiday season. Nintendo of Europe is now making the same move, in its case adding four new titles to the Nintendo Selects range. Although recommended prices aren't provided in...

News: Just Dance Steps Up To 5 Million Sales in the UK

Just Dance Steps Up To 5 Million Sales in the UK

The series has been most successful on Wii so far

Ubisoft has confirmed Just Dance has now sold over 5 million units in the UK, with the Wii being the most successful platform for the series. The French publisher revealed the numbers just before the launch of Just Dance 2014, which is set to land on Wii U and Wii, as well as PlayStation 3 and...

Rumour: Nintendo Set To Rename The Wii U Facebook Page

Nintendo Set To Rename The Wii U Facebook Page

It'll soon be known as "Nintendo Console Gaming"

Earlier today we reported that the 3DS Facebook page would be getting a name change after several people received emails from the social network telling them that from 19th September it would be known as "Nintendo Handheld Gaming". Well, it appears Nintendo has also decided to go down the same route...

News: Three Wii Classics Get A Price Reduction in North America

Three Wii Classics Get A Price Reduction in North America

Two Mario titles and a visit to Wuhu Island now available for $29.99

Part of Nintendo's push for the Holiday season is to promote the good value of its various systems and games, and with that in mind Nintendo of America has confirmed three major Wii titles that, as of today, will have a suggested retail price of just $29.99 in the region. These...

News: Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for September

Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for September

Take to the skies and march with the minis

It's that time of the month when Nintendo offers up some tasty rewards for North American Club Nintendo members to enjoy. This year really is flying by isn't it? Two Wii Shop and two 3DS eShop games will be available to download in exchange for your hard earned coins and of course Wii U owners can access...

News: HackYourConsole.com Goes Offline and Closes Pre-Orders

HackYourConsole.com Goes Offline and Closes Pre-Orders

Nintendo opened legal proceedings earlier this month

On 7th August Nintendo announced that it was opening legal proceedings against HackYourConsole.com, a subject that unsurprisingly caused plenty of debate and disagreement within the Nintendo Life community. The site had sold R4 cards and offered mods to Nintendo hardware for a good amount of time,...

News: The Wonderful 101 Misses the Top 20 in UK All-Format Charts

The Wonderful 101 Misses the Top 20 in UK All-Format Charts

Not enough wonder-green spent on the game

Last week brought the arrival of The Wonderful 101 to the Wii U, which in our view is a terrific and unique exclusive for the system. Unfortunately for PlatinumGames' bombastic action title it's had a major struggle to earn early sales in the UK, with this week's UKIE all-format chart showing the new title...

News: Metroid Prime Trilogy Now Available At GameStop For $84.99

Metroid Prime Trilogy Now Available At GameStop For $84.99

Part of its "vintage" selection of titles

Earlier this week GameStop made a brief statement regarding the pricing of used copies of Xenoblade Chronicles in its various retail outlets. The company said it had sourced new copies of the "vintage" title and claimed many more were on the way, including Metroid Prime Trilogy, which has become n

News: Disney Infinity Has Reportedly Cost "Well Over $100 million" to Produce

Disney Infinity Has Reportedly Cost "Well Over $100 million" to Produce

"It's a Hail Mary with a tremendous amount of pressure to be a hit"

Disney Infinity is a game with the substantial muscle of its namesake company behind it, as it attempts to barge into the game-plus-collectible toy formula that's made Activision's accountants so very happy with the Skylanders franchise. With the build-up and range of add-ons and...

News: Toys R Us Announces Exclusive Range of Disney Infinity "Crystal" Figures

Toys R Us Announces Exclusive Range of Disney Infinity "Crystal" Figures

Also appear differently in the game

Toys R Us has just announced its exclusive line of Disney Infinity figures and power discs, or at least couple of the first items in its range. A special "Crystal" series will offer semi-transparent versions of the toys that also appear and behave differently in the game; they will only be available from the...

Video: A Rundown of the Disney Infinity Wave 1 Toys

A Rundown of the Disney Infinity Wave 1 Toys

It's a 'Toy Story'

With the approaching release of Disney Infinity and incoming news of more play-sets (featuring Toy Story and Mickey no less), as well as mobile apps, it’s easy to lose sight of the small action figures at the heart of this new franchise. Of course the game is hugely important, and the quality of experience in both the...

News: GameStop Defends Xenoblade Chronicles Pricing, Plans More "Vintage Titles" Like Metroid Prime Trilogy

GameStop Defends Xenoblade Chronicles Pricing, Plans More "Vintage Titles" Like Metroid Prime Trilogy

"As always, our pricing for these games is competitive"

Earlier today we reported that questions had been raised about GameStop's increase in Xenoblade Chronicles stock; the title had been difficult to find for an extended period. Despite the title's rarity for a number of months, many GameStop stores now have multiple "used" copies available, as...