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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...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Hits The Nintendo UK Store In A Multitude Of Bundle Options

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Hits The Nintendo UK Store In A Multitude Of Bundle Options

Pre-orders now open for business

Nintendo's official UK store has opened pre-orders for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and is offering a selection of bundle options related to the game. The game on its own is up for pre-order at £34.99 and comes with a special 3DS Kit, which includes: A universal system case which holds New Nintendo 3DS...

Video: Get Happy with Our Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meal Unboxing

Get Happy with Our Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meal Unboxing

What's in the box?

Further promoting the many adventures of everyone's favourite Italian plumber after Luigi, McDonald's has once again begun giving away toys in the Super Mario vein with its child-focused brand of Happy Meals, much in the same way they did last year. We delve into the box of supposed joy to uncover what awaits inside its cardboard...

Video: You Can Turn Boss Weapons Against Their Owners In Mega Man Legacy Collection's Challenge Mode

You Can Turn Boss Weapons Against Their Owners In Mega Man Legacy Collection's Challenge Mode

Give them a taste of their own medicine

Mega Man Legacy Collection will contain plenty of goodies, and one of the most appealing is the challenge mode which features speed runs, remixes and a boss rush element. That's right, you can fight the characters who are arguably the stars of each title, and even use their own weapons against them -...

Weirdness: Female UFC Champ Was A Huge Pokémon Fan, Doesn't Like Zelda: Majora's Mask All That Much

Female UFC Champ Was A Huge Pokémon Fan, Doesn't Like Zelda: Majora's Mask All That Much

"I was constantly freaking out about the time"

Olympic medal-winning martial artist Ronda Rousey is one of the most famous female athletes on the face of the planet right now. She's the current (and first) UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and has also forged out a successful acting career, having starred in the likes of Furious 7 and The...

News: Woah Dave! Arrives On The Wii U eShop 20th August, Cross-Buy Promotion Also On Offer

Woah Dave! Arrives On The Wii U eShop 20th August, Cross-Buy Promotion Also On Offer

Double Dave

If you live in the US and purchased the 3DS eShop title – Woah Dave! – when it was released in October last year, you’re in for a treat, with the publisher Choice Provisions today announcing the game will be available on the Wii U eShop on 20th August, with a cross-buy promotion also on offer for existing 3DS owners – making the...

News: Dragon Quest XI 3DS Screens Show Off the Blend of Old and New

Dragon Quest XI 3DS Screens Show Off the Blend of Old and New

They sure are pretty

Dragon Quest XI is a good while off, so much so that a Nintendo NX version was sort-of announced before some inevitable backtracking once Square Enix realised it had somewhat gotten ahead of itself. We have seen the 3DS version in action, though, which looks like an accomplished portable alternative to the HD version that'll be...