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Review: Asteroid Quarry (Wii U eShop)

Asteroid Quarry (Wii U eShop)

Lost and Bored in Space

The life of a space miner is a lonely, but simple one. With Earth's resources exhausted, a single miner is dispatched to cut ore from nearby asteroids and bring it back to a space station. It's not the most complex work, but it is complicated by the abundance of space pirates out there who want to capitalize on the player's...

First Impressions: Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Heading Back to the Farm in Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Of Cabbages and Kings

Nestled snugly between Senran Kagura's bountiful bosoms and the Cold Steel of the latest Legend of Heroes chapter, Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale occupied a relatively unassuming spot at XSEED's E3 booth last month, but it certainly left quite an impression. This upcoming 3DS title is a crossover that...

News: Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eating And Roller Coasters Emerge Victorious

Bad luck, Sleeping and Water Slides

This past weekend saw another Splatoon Splatfest take place in North America and Europe, with the former having to choose between Roller Coasters and Water Slides while the latter's options were Eating and Sleeping. In North America it was Team Roller Coaster which emerged victorious once the ink had stopped...

News: Monster Hunter X Japanese Release Date Revealed, Monster Hunter Stories Playable At TGS 2015

Monster Hunter X Japanese Release Date Revealed, Monster Hunter Stories Playable At TGS 2015

What's that coming over the hill?

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter X will launch in Japan on November 28th. The next instalment in the company's best-selling franchise, Monster Hunter X - or Monster Hunter Cross if you prefer - will feature plenty of new content for fans to sink their teeth into. It's going to cost 5,800 Yen in its...

News: Nova-111 Is A Unique Strategy Puzzle Title From Two Former PixelJunk Developers

Nova-111 Is A Unique Strategy Puzzle Title From Two Former PixelJunk Developers

Curve Digital is publishing on Wii U eShop

Curve Digital has confirmed that it will be bringing Funktronic Labs' Nova-111 to the Wii U eShop. Founded by two former Q-Games (the studio behind the PixelJunk series, Star Fox Command, Star Fox 64 3D) staffers - Eddie Lee and Kalin - Nova-111 is a unique fusion of real time strategy and turn-based...

Review: Neon Battle (Wii U eShop)

Neon Battle (Wii U eShop)

Ping

Every Indie developer has to start somewhere. However, it seems that in this day and age where just about anybody with a laptop can make a game, many fail to remember an absolutely critical fact: you've got to walk before you can run. Nowhere is this more evident than in Helix Games' sophomore outing, Neon Battle. While this simple arcade game...

News: Nintendo Of Europe Launching Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta This Month

Nintendo Of Europe Launching Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta This Month

You and Mii, always

Nintendo of Europe has announced a fresh campaign to promote 3DS life sim Tomodachi Life this month. The Tomodachi Life Friendship Fiesta takes place between July 30th and August 9th, and includes special downloads, a new puzzle piece board, fresh social sites and a discount on the game itself for those who have yet to take the...

News: Playtonic Happy to Move Away From "Box-Ticking" Culture At Microsoft-Owned Rare

Playtonic Happy to Move Away From "Box-Ticking" Culture At Microsoft-Owned Rare

Creative lead Gavin Price talks about fresh beginnings

Yooka-Laylee has been hailed as a platforming rebirth created by some of the UK's most talented developers, and has recently become one of Kickstarter's most acclaimed success stories. Developer Playtonic - which is made up of former Rare staffers and, in recent months, has added more in the...

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (Europe)

23rd July (Europe)

Yoshi! Streets of Rage 2 3D! Exciting discounts! More!

It's Monday, once again, and we have the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe to get the week started. This batch brings a promising mix of old and new on the Wii U, while a classic SEGA beat 'em up arrives in 3D form on Nintendo's portable along with a few other tempting options. Let's...

Review: G.G Series VERTEX (DSiWare)

G.G Series VERTEX (DSiWare)

A bit too one dimensional

The next game in the G.G series is here, and this one is yet another unique take on the puzzler genre. While G.G Series VERTEX starts out strong with an interesting shooter-puzzler hybrid, it quickly peters out when this concept fails to develop into anything further. Pair this with lacklustre visual and sound design, and...

Talking Point: Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

New audiences and more headlines

It's been Evo weekend in Las Vegas, arguably the most notable fighting game tournament in the world. Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Wii U entry are two of the biggest titles of the event, with recognisable competitors and a lot of press coverage revolving around the series. If Masahiro Sakurai takes personal...

Review: Land it Rocket (Wii U / Wii U eShop)

Land it Rocket (Wii U / Wii U eShop)

A crash landing

With the gaming world becoming more and more in love with storylines, deeper monologues and character building, simpler experiences are sometimes needed. These can come in any shape or size, on any system, and that is what Land it Rocket sets out to provide. Land it Rocket is a simple single-button game that pushes you into a world...

Interview: Amy Andersson on Conducting the Symphony of the Goddesses

Amy Andersson on Conducting the Symphony of the Goddesses

"Audience reaction has been phenomenal"

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to be part of the audience for the Seattle, WA performance of Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest. Since then, the concert has toured across parts of America, Europe, and Canada, now continuing its journey across the United States and back to Europe to finish out...

News: Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To Poor Player Skill, Claims Tomonobu Itagaki

Negative Reception For Devil's Third Is Due To Poor Player Skill, Claims Tomonobu Itagaki

"I was be able to understand about the reactions"

Devil's Third has been in the press a lot recently. First came the rumours that Nintendo of America had declined to publish the game, followed by reports that the firm had quickly made a U-turn due to the reaction of fans. Then came the previews, based on the final European code. Our v

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures 2 is Confirmed, and Looks Set for Nintendo Systems

More poop jokes inbound

The Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) is still one of the biggest YouTube names out there in the minds of plenty of gamers, which was proven with the release of Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures across various platforms. That included Wii U and 3DS versions, and now that a sequel has been announced it looks like Nintendo fans will...

News: New Pokémon May Be On the Way Following Movie Trailer Reveal

New Pokémon May Be On the Way Following Movie Trailer Reveal

A green blob, apparently

If we were betting individuals, which we're not, we'd expect some kind of main-series Pokémon title next year on 3DS or - who knows? - maybe even the NX. After two years on the bounce with Pokémon X & Y and then Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, this year we're in spin-off territory with Pokémon Super Mystery...