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News: You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO

You Can't Count Nintendo Out, Says Activision CEO

"They've been through rough hardware cycles before"

We all know the Wii U is struggling right now, but Nintendo still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve — yesterday's Mario Kart 8 DLC announcement being proof of that — and it would appear that the wider industry feels the same way, too. Speaking to Examiner, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg has...

Weirdness: Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi Comes Under Fire For Tweeting About Fukushima Peaches

Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi Comes Under Fire For Tweeting About Fukushima Peaches

“If you go to Fukushima you can buy peaches like this"

Earthbound designer Shigesato Itoi who has appeared on a number of Japanese variety shows and commercials, recently came under fire on Twitter when he showed his support of Fukushima peaches to over 600,000 followers. Prior to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the prefecture was known for...

News: Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features Zelda, F-Zero And Animal Crossing

Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features Zelda, F-Zero And Animal Crossing

DLC packs promise new characters, courses and karts

Update: Nintendo of America has now issued a press release confirming the details outlined below. It provides the exact same detail, while also confirming US prices of $7.99 for each individual pack or $11.99 for the double pack. Original Article: A listing on Nintendo's UK online store has...

News: Capcom Is Suing Koei Tecmo For Patent Infringement, Looking For $9.43 million Settlement

Capcom Is Suing Koei Tecmo For Patent Infringement, Looking For $9.43 million Settlement

Legal laughs

Capcom has taken Koei Tecmo to court in Japan in relation to patent infringement and is seeking a settlement of $9.43 million. The first oral arguments were heard today in Osaka District Court. The first patent named in the lawsuit was filed by Capcom in 2002 and relates to "a function that lets you acquire new content by combining an...

Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Retro Flash Carts

The Argument For And Against Retro Flash Carts

Preserving the past, or exploiting it?

As technology has advanced over the years, we've seen massive strides being taken in the realm of retro gaming, and one of the most important events to occur recently is the emergence of flash carts that allow gamers to potentially store every single game ever made for a single platform on an SD card and run...

News: That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade Fighter Pokkén Tournament

That Shocking Pokémon Announcement Was Arcade Fighter Pokkén Tournament

Pokémon brawler by Bandai Namco, no Wii U version planned yet

Remember that "shocking" Pokémon announcement that was teased a while back? It's just been announced on NicoNico that the game in question is Pokkén Tournament, a fighting title co-developed by Bandai Namco which apparently uses the Tekken game engine. Tekken producer Katsuhiro...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Two

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Two

Nightmare Wizard! Skimpy Samus?! Lord Ghirahim! More!

The hype keeps rolling on for Super Smash Bros., with official — and less official — updates showing us what we can expect when it arrives on the 3DS in early October. There's a sense that Masahiro Sakurai is getting to the nitty-gritty details. Sakurai-san's posts in the Director's Room...

News: Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Amazon Pre-order Bonus Will Light Up Your Sonic Boom Characters

Shine little glow-hog, glimmer, glimmer

UPDATE: This pre-order bonus only seems to apply to the US Amazon shop for now. We will update again if this changes. Step right up, my long-faced friend. Why, I know exactly what you're thinking: "My hedgehog! It spins, speeds, dives, dashes, slices, races, and saves the world but oh, woe is me why doesn't...

Video: Evolution And Biking Shown In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Evolution And Biking Shown In Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Footage of Acro Bike & evolution in action

A new video recently posted to Centro Pokémon showcases some new footage of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Although the footage is in Japanese, the footage reveals some new footage of the evolution sequence, as well as the Acro Bike in action. The video bregins by showcasing a wild encounter,...

Matters Of Import: Taking Off With 3D Thunder Blade

Taking Off With 3D Thunder Blade

Thundering ahead?

1987 was a great year for Sega in the arcades – After Burner II was wowing gamers and the previous year’s big hit, Out Run, was still going strong. But there was another Sega game doing the rounds at the same time with equally impressive sprite scaling techniques, and that game was Thunder Blade. Broadly speaking the...

Rumour: Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Supposedly Shows Three New Characters

Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Supposedly Shows Three New Characters

ALERT: potential spoilers!

Update: The videos have been removed by Nintendo on copyright claims, which we're not surprised about in the least. The videos have been removed from the article but the original article will still allude to them. Original Article: Footage has emerged from an unknown source that appears to show three currently...

Nintendo Download: 28th August (Europe)

28th August (Europe)

SteamWorld, Mercedes, Zen pinball DLC, Advance Golf and more

It's Monday, which means the start of another week, though European Nintendo fans at least have the benefit of the Nintendo Download Update news to brighten the day. This week brings us some excellent titles, old and new, across both the Wii U and 3DS, while there's a major game update...

News: Square Enix Announces Limited Edition of Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan

Square Enix Announces Limited Edition of Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan

Onion knight gear also available, chive knight is chuffed

Square Enix has just announced a limited edition of Final Fantasy Explorers, available though the company's own online e-STORE in Japan. The bundle features the 3DS game, the mini-soundtrack Final Fantasy Explorers Suppin Tracks, an art book with illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano, Gen...

News: The Mario Opera Graces YouTube for the First Time

The Mario Opera Graces YouTube for the First Time

Watch the first act right now

Jonathan Mann is the mind behind taking Shigeru Miyamoto's iconic red plumber and putting his story into the form of an opera. Mann's script and score were originally performed over four days back in 2005, and the production was not performed again until 2013, when a final farewell performance was held and recorded...