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News: ​'Brain Training' Games Aren't All They're Cracked Up to be

​'Brain Training' Games Aren't All They're Cracked Up to be

Brain training website pays $2 million to FTC for false advertising

No doubt many of you remember Nintendo's popular Brain Age series on the Nintendo DS, technically the first in its 'Touch! Generations' line of games. The title sold itself on the concept of doing simple cognitive tasks and games in order to slow mental decline and keep cognitive...

News: Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

"We’ll be sure to alert the Wii U community as that changes"

Zen Studios has enjoyed plenty of success with its pinball titles, releasing various versions and DLC across PC, home consoles and smart devices. The Wii U and 3DS have been in on the action too, with the former receiving Zen Pinball 2 with a decent variety of DLC, in addition to Star...

Talking Point: Nintendo Can Exploit Its Rich History With More Remasters

Nintendo Can Exploit Its Rich History With More Remasters

Easy money

The current generation of home console hardware has had an interesting challenge in defining itself as 'next gen'. In the era of Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 Nintendo brought motion controls to the mainstream while its contemporaries placed their focus on HD graphics and a drastic progression in online multiplayer gaming. In this current...

News: Wes Copeland Takes Donkey Kong World Record From Robbie Lakeman For The Second Time In A Year

Wes Copeland Takes Donkey Kong World Record From Robbie Lakeman For The Second Time In A Year

"I just hope Robbie at least lets me sleep on it"

Long-time followers of Nintendo Life will know that we've tried to keep abreast of the battle for the Donkey Kong high score record for many years now. The obsession began with the excellent movie King of Kong, which focused on the efforts of underdog Steve Wiebe to topple the then-champ Billy...

News: GameStop Opens Preorders for Majora's Mask Link Nendoroid and Fox McCloud Figures

GameStop Opens Preorders for Majora's Mask Link Nendoroid and Fox McCloud Figures

Better figure out your savings!

Joining in on the hype of the upcoming Star Fox Zero and Legend of Zelda games, GameStop has opened its doors to preorders of Nendoroid's latest figure of Link (his Majora's Mask iteration), as well as a GameStop-exclusive stone statue of everyone's favourite fox in the sky, Fox McCloud. The former will retail for...

News: PlatinumGames Will Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary This Year

PlatinumGames Will Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary This Year

Here's to the next ten

On 2nd February PlatinumGames will celebrate its 10th Anniversary, a fact it's reminded us of as part of its New Year post to fans. The studio that evolved from key members of Clover Studio (which was funded by Capcom and produced brilliant games such as Okami) has rapidly earned a reputation for high quality and exciting...

News: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on the Way

Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on the Way

Almost exactly two months after the last Direct...

Nintendo completed some Nintendo Network maintenance in brief windows during the Holiday season, along with some minor downtime, resulting in a fairly stable period overall. The latest announced maintenance has, however, caught our attention. The timing and length of the planned maintenance is...

News: Fresh Serving Of Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Coming To McDonald's In Japan

Fresh Serving Of Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Coming To McDonald's In Japan

Get in my belly

Nintendo's strong relationship with one of the world's most famous fast food brands continues with the news that McDonald's in Japan is getting a fresh batch of Super Mario Happy Meal toys. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Toad and Boo all feature in this new wave of plastic things, with GoNintendo reporting the following...

News: Eiji Aonuma's First Game Recieves A Fresh English Language Patch

Eiji Aonuma's First Game Recieves A Fresh English Language Patch

It's time to revisit Another Treasure Island

Back in late 1996, with the Nintendo 64 fresh on Japanese store shelves and Super Mario 64 thrilling gamers, Nintendo pushed out a unique title on the aging Super Famicom called Marvelous: Mouhitotsu no Takarajima, which translates as Marvelous: Another Treasure Island. Notable for being the design debut...

Video: See What it's Like to Play Super Metroid on its Side

See What it's Like to Play Super Metroid on its Side

What will they think of next?

As one of the standout games in its genre, Super Metroid has been played and beaten countless times by fans throughout the years. It's a particular favorite due to how it's very friendly to speedrunners and sequence breakers, who discover new ways to get around obstacles and barriers that should technically be...

News: ​Activision Blizzard Has Acquired Major League Gaming

​Activision Blizzard Has Acquired Major League Gaming

Aims to create the "ESPN of eSports"

For those of you that like to follow the more competitive side of gaming, you've no doubt heard about Major League Gaming, or MLG. The organization regularly puts on tournaments and competitions for games such as Starcraft, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros., and Call of Duty; pitting the very best of the best...

News: ​PictoParty's Release Has Been Pushed Back to Late January

​PictoParty's Release Has Been Pushed Back to Late January

A bug is the cause of the delay

Many of you have no doubt played Pictionary at parties before; it can be a wonderfully chaotic competition when everyone's really getting into it. Naturally, a game such as this which channels one's inner artist is a perfect fit for the Wii U GamePad and it was only a matter of time before one would appear on the...

News: Wii U eShop Exclusive 3Souls Will Aim to 'Break New Ground' With the GamePad

Wii U eShop Exclusive 3Souls Will Aim to 'Break New Ground' With the GamePad

From Berlin-based developer Red Column

The Wii U eShop has been home to a variety of new developers with bold ambition, and Berlin-based Red Column is the latest to set out its stall for the store. It's bringing 3Souls exclusively to Wii U in Q2, with the goal of utilising the GamePad "to break new ground in how you control your character and play...

News: Check Out The Upcoming Star Fox Collaboration in Monster Hunter X (Cross)

Check Out The Upcoming Star Fox Collaboration in Monster Hunter X (Cross)

Makes us want the game more

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate had some fun downloadable crossover events and unlockable outfits; it was possible to earn items for your hunter and Palico that paid tribute to franchises such as Street Fighter, Sonic the Hedgehog and more. Nintendo's franchises also featured, with notable examples being The Legend of Zelda and...

News: A Neat New Pokémon Arcade Game Goes For a Literal Approach

A Neat New Pokémon Arcade Game Goes For a Literal Approach

A bit like those basketball machines, but better

We're often bemoaning the state of the arcade industry in some parts of the West - especially in the UK - especially when compared to its continued role in Japanese culture. For major Japan-based developers it can be a key part of business, with Bandai Namco being one of a few big-name companies...

Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016

The Biggest 3DS Games of 2016

Fire Emblem! Hyrule Warriors! Metroid Prime-ish! Old Pokémon! More!

2016 has arrived, and with it comes optimism and potential for an exciting gaming year ahead. Though plenty of eyes are turning to the next generation of Nintendo hardware, of course, we nevertheless have a fairly busy line-up on the way for 3DS, the portable that continues to...

Video: Catch Up With the Early Nintendo Goodness from Awesome Games Done Quick

Catch Up With the Early Nintendo Goodness from Awesome Games Done Quick

Splatoon, Diddy Kong Racing, Super Mario 64 and more

During the Holidays we pointed your attention to Awesome Games Done Quick 2016, which will be live all week to raise huge sums of money for charity. It achieves admirable results every year, in addition to showing off impressive speedruns and gameplay from skilful and passionate gamers; naturally,...

News: Blind Gamer Completes Five-Year Quest To Finish The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Blind Gamer Completes Five-Year Quest To Finish The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

A true legend

Last year, we reported on the news that someone had 100 percent finished The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time whilst blindfolded - an impressive achievement which undoubtedly took a lot of determination and skill. However, we'd argue that Terry Garrett has gone one better - he may not have collected every single item but he's tota

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Voice Actress Is In Favour Of Lin's Western Costume Change

Xenoblade Chronicles X Voice Actress Is In Favour Of Lin's Western Costume Change

"People are calling it censorship. I really see it as localisation"

Xenoblade Chronicles X is now out in the west, and it's great - as you'll know if you've read our review or played it yourself already. However, changes made for the North American and European launch of the game - one of which involved the removal of a revealing costume worn by the...