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News: Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eShop Ahead Of Ironhax Exploit Release

Nintendo Removes Ironfall Invasion From 3DS eShop Ahead Of Ironhax Exploit Release

Beaten to the punch

A short time go we reported on the Ironhax exploit which would allow 3DS users to run homebrew and unsigned code on their consoles. The work of Jordan "Smealum" Rabet, Ironhax was unique in that unlike other methods, it didn't require the user to purchase a physical game in order to make it run - Ironfall Invasion is a...

Video: Drench Yourself in Splatoon's New Rainmaker Mode

Drench Yourself in Splatoon's New Rainmaker Mode

Make it rain

Not content to rest on the wealth of free updates already, Nintendo has launched a new mode in Splatoon called Rainmaker. This mode tasks you and your team to carry a giant golden fish known as the Rainmaker into the enemy's base. You won't be defenceless though, charge this titular little number up and you'll unleash a flurry of ink...

Mario History: Punch-Out!! and Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race - 1987

Punch-Out!! and Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race - 1987

The master of cameos

In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game (or more!) every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. 1987 was a rather quiet year for Mario. Nintendo was somewhat occupied with conquering the video game world and popularising a range of...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris Pranger Highlights Issues With Company Culture

Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris Pranger Highlights Issues With Company Culture

"I've failed you. I've failed me."

If I were fired from making games at Nintendo, I would feel cataclysmically heartbroken in such a way that I might never recover. This is the imagined story I have just now constructed in my head, but for former Nintendo localization editor Chris Pranger, this heartache is more than a pained hypothetical...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's New 3DS Patch is Now Being Tested by Nintendo

It's still coming, as is our review

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has arrived on Wii U in North America and is rather good, but the New Nintendo 3DS-exclusive version has encountered issues. A range of initial bugs were patched out rather quickly, but that update seemed to trigger an issue that freezes the game entirely in some cases. The

Review: Onimusha Tactics (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Onimusha Tactics (Wii U eShop / GBA)

The Oni put the feud in feudal Japan

Onimusha Tactics was originally released 12 years ago, in 2003, for the Game Boy Advance. Developed and produced by Capcom, the same company that made the Onimusha series on the PS2, Tactics's gameplay and individual story deviates from the originals but retains a similar plot (involving the Onimusha and battling...

Video: Iron Maiden's New Music Video Pays Tribute To Donkey Kong, Of All Things

Iron Maiden's New Music Video Pays Tribute To Donkey Kong, Of All Things

A heavy trip through gaming history

Legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden are preparing to release their first single in half a decade and have put together a video game-inspired music video to mark the occasion. Speed of Light's official video sees the band's iconic mascot Eddie getting sucked into an arcade machine which then forces him...

Exclusive: MercurySteam Has Been Working On A Metroid Prototype For Wii U And 3DS

MercurySteam Has Been Working On A Metroid Prototype For Wii U And 3DS

Update: Anonymous developer tried to leak the game three months ago

Update: Since we posted the original story, we have since come across this curious post from 4chan's /v/ board (click that link at your own risk) which appears to show a member of Spain's development community attempting to leak the existence of MercurySteam's Metroid. The post...

News: Splatoon Passes Half a Million Copies Sold in the US as Wii U Game Sales Beat 2014 Figures

Splatoon Passes Half a Million Copies Sold in the US as Wii U Game Sales Beat 2014 Figures

3DS hardware results are also up

It's NPD time again - though the figures only represent 'new' sales at physical retail and are therefore limited in scope, they give some insight into the state of the US gaming market. Overall, the market in the July sales is up compared to 2014's equivalent period. From Nintendo's perspective the software top 10 -...

Hands On: Devil's Third - Sampling Online Chaos and Fearing the Devilry of Microtransactions

Devil's Third - Sampling Online Chaos and Fearing the Devilry of Microtransactions

Ironically you can buy Golden Eggs

When we shared our initial first impressions of Devil's Third it turned into a bit of a saga; your humble writer was surprised at the level of feeling that came out in response to an early look at the game. The focus was on the single player campaign at that point, with our general summary being that - while full...

Video: The Monster Hunter Training Academy Emphasizes the Importance of Gathering and Combining Items

The Monster Hunter Training Academy Emphasizes the Importance of Gathering and Combining Items

Green herbs, Blue Mushrooms and Honey - don't forget

Just recently we shared the first entry in Capcom's cute Monster Hunter Training Academy series, which is introducing series newbies to the basics of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Part one was relatively simple, but we're getting to more useful tips in the latest video uploaded on the Monster Hunter...

News: Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Acknowledges Nintendo as a 'Beacon' for First-Party Games

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Acknowledges Nintendo as a 'Beacon' for First-Party Games

"They've done a great job"

To the undoubted chagrin of those that yearn for a 'console war' of the type seen between Nintendo and SEGA in the '90s, the modern day big three generally share a great deal of mutual respect. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft rarely engage in squabbles, each happy to praise and talk up each other's achievements; that's no bad...

News: Chris Pranger, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who Recently Spoke About His Work, Confirms He's Been Fired

Chris Pranger, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who Recently Spoke About His Work, Confirms He's Been Fired

"Yes, it was ultimately my own fault"

In recent times there's been a trend of Nintendo Treehouse staff becoming a little more visible, expanding upon their appearances at E3 and special broadcasts and engaging with the public. A number of the team have been on social media for some time, but there's been a sense recently that they have a little...

News: Splatoon's Rainmaker Mode Is Coming Tomorrow

Splatoon's Rainmaker Mode Is Coming Tomorrow

Or Saturday morning, if you're in Europe

Splatoon's next ranked battle mode is coming to North America tomorrow night, with a European release arriving on Saturday morning. The new mode involves carrying the Rainmaker item to the enemy's base. The Rainmaker allows the carrier to hurl cyclones of ink, but they're slow moving and will naturally...