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News: Cult Classic Plok Transcends from Video Game to eBook

Cult Classic Plok Transcends from Video Game to eBook

Beyond the pixel'd realm

Those who are well-versed in their SNES heritage should be aware of a sadly overlooked game from 1993 or 1994, depending where you were at the time. The name of the game in question is Plok - a platforming game where the titular character can remove and launch his limbs wherever he pleases in a style that's thankfully more...

News: Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map For Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map For Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

Better late than never?

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is old news to most gamers now — it was a launch title for Nintendo's current home console back in 2012 — but Activision has only just gotten around to granting Wii U owners access to the fan-favourite Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map. The map has been available on other systems for ages, and many...

News: August Is Officially Princess Peach Month, According To Nintendo Of America

August Is Officially Princess Peach Month, According To Nintendo Of America

Roll it out for royality

Update: Well, who knew? As has helpfully been pointed out to us, it's actually National Peach Month — as in the fruit — and Nintendo appears to be jumping on the bandwagon with this announcement. Original story: Nintendo sure loves its themed time periods — who could forget the Year of Luigi — and now the company...

News: Sega Announces Chopper Action Title Thunder Blade As Its Latest 3DS Classic

Sega Announces Chopper Action Title Thunder Blade As Its Latest 3DS Classic

Flying your way soon?

Sega's 3D Classic range shows no sign of slowing down, with Japanese gamers still getting to grips with Fantasy Zone II Double's new Link Loop Land mode while looking forward to this latest announcement - 3D Thunder Blade. Originally released in arcades back in 1987, Thunder Blade was another game to use Sega's impressive...

News: Coleco Wants to Bring Back Their Version of Donkey Kong

Coleco Wants to Bring Back Their Version of Donkey Kong

Might also be interested in ColecoVision on Virtual Console

Who's up for a quick history lesson? While Donkey Kong is purely Nintendo's furry, banana-breathed baby, the company originally granted Coleco rights to produce console and tabletop versions of the hit arcade game. Coleco bundled Donkey Kong with their new ColecoVision in 1982, then ported...

Weirdness: Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Advertising A Chinese Mobile Phone Network

Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Advertising A Chinese Mobile Phone Network

Honest truth, guv

There's something just a little bit wrong in China Mobile's advertising, pictured above. Apparently Mario, Luigi and Sonic have all been conscripted into the firm's latest promotion. Nintendo hasn't exactly made a habit of freely giving out its characters for other companies to use, being so protective as to initiate YouTube...

News: Shapes of Gray is Aiming to Bring Less Colour to the Wii U eShop

Shapes of Gray is Aiming to Bring Less Colour to the Wii U eShop

Has apparently been described as "“the WarioWare of Dark Souls"

We're seeing a number of simplistic but potentially snappy titles coming to the Wii U eShop, and another that may fit that description is Shapes of Gray from Secret Tunnel Entertainment. It's a title with a simple aesthetic and quickfire challenges. This has already been released on...

Review: SHUT THE BOX (Wii U eShop)

SHUT THE BOX (Wii U eShop)

What's in the box?!

It's strange how little a concept matters as long as the execution is done well; just recently we criticised Dahku Creations' Soon Shine for playing too much like a mobile game rather than a home console title. Yet here we are with SHUT THE BOX (which seems like it's yelling at you), created by one-man studio RCMADIAX of BLOK...

Video: The Latest Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Trailer is Serene and Gorgeous

The Latest Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Trailer is Serene and Gorgeous

Take a break from the bloodshed

Capcom has released a new trailer for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate featuring the Song of the Cornerstone, presented by a ghostly wyverian singer. In contrast to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate's elder dragon fight and port background hit Ode to Life, the new song has a more relaxing melody than its predecessor — although the...

Feature: The Ten Best 3DS Games For Your Kids This Summer

The Ten Best 3DS Games For Your Kids This Summer

Child's play

Nintendo's 3DS family of console owes its success to its uncanny ability to appeal to players of all ages, but like so many of the company's products, the core of the range is designed around appealing to the younger end of the spectrum. Like the DS before it, the 3DS — and its sibling, the 2DS — is proving to be the perfect...

News: Nintendo of America Confirms Wii U Virtual Console Titles For Next Two Weeks

Nintendo of America Confirms Wii U Virtual Console Titles For Next Two Weeks

Fighting and shooting, NES style

Nintendo of America has taken the opportunity, in its standard Download Update details, to confirm two games that'll be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console in the next two weeks. They're both familiar NES titles, though with Capcom keeping the lid on the running order for its month of Mega Man releases this doesn't...

Nintendo Download: 7th August (North America)

7th August (North America)

Super Mario Kart, Mega Man, Murasame, Cybernator and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, to see what treats are in store in this week's Nintendo Download update. There are plenty of enticing retro options, with three quality entries on Wii U and a North American début on 3DS; elsewhere there are two new download titles on the home...

Weirdness: There's a Fish That Plays Pokémon

There's a Fish That Plays Pokémon

Magikarp breathes a sigh of relief (at least we think that was a sigh)

Today's entrant in the annals of human achievement comes courtesy of Twitch TV, in the form of a motion-tracked fantail betta playing Pokémon Red/Blue using virtualised Game Boy controls. The fish, one Grayson Hopper, has apparently been playing (or "swimming aimlessly in his...

News: System Update 8.1.0-19 Now Available on 3DS

System Update 8.1.0-19 Now Available on 3DS

Can you handle the stability?

Earlier this week there was a Wii U system update that made it so stable that we could barely comprehend the level of stability. 3DS owners may have felt left out, so Nintendo has courageously stepped forward with an update for the portable, taking us to version 8.1.0-19. Below is the word from the official changelog...

News: Dakko Dakko Confirms Development of Update for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Dakko Dakko Confirms Development of Update for Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Purrfect

Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is a colourful and rather challenging Wii U exclusive from Dakko Dakko, and has already gathered a band of devoted fans. The literal approach to on-rails shooting is certainly fun, albeit a number of gamers may find the level of challenge a bit too much to handle. As a positive for those unsure of whether...

News: Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trophies Than Brawl

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trophies Than Brawl

Buy those you can't win with in-game money

One aspect of the Super Smash Bros. series that calls to the obsessive collector in all of us is trophies, little designs that will make us go for that 100,000th KO no matter what. Masahiro Sakurai is more than happy to feed this unhealthy obsession, and has outlined the volume of trophies and tweaks to the...