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News: Sami Cetin Breaks The NTSC Super Mario Kart World Record On Mario Circuit 1

Sami Cetin Breaks The NTSC Super Mario Kart World Record On Mario Circuit 1

He's a Time Trial master

Super Mario Kart SNES has just had another barrier broken on the Time Trial Mode. You may recall us reporting that UK-based Mario Kart expert Sami Cetin was the first person to break the sub-58 second barrier on the PAL Version of Mario Circuit 1 on Christmas Day, 2013. After this amazing Christmas present it was almost...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Version 1.1 Now Available To Download

Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire Version 1.1 Now Available To Download

Gotta patch 'em all!

Following the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire in North America, Australia, and New Zealand last week, The Pokémon Company has released an update for the new entries in the series that irons out various bugs and provides a smoother game experience. All 3DS owners who have a copy of either of these games will...

Video: Man at Arms Crew Forges Link's Fierce Deity Sword

Man at Arms Crew Forges Link's Fierce Deity Sword

We can't mask our enthusiasm

Certain people make a hobby of taking fictional pointy things and bringing them into reality. The Legend of Zelda series' iconic swords are a natural part of these dream projects, with a replica of Dark Link's Sword recently brought to light. This time, however, the swordsmiths of Baltimore Knife and Sword have taken on...

News: Atlus Confirms Etrian Odyssey X Mystery Dungeon and Reveals Etrian Odyssey V Teaser

Atlus Confirms Etrian Odyssey X Mystery Dungeon and Reveals Etrian Odyssey V Teaser

Buckle up, RPG fans

The 3DS has already established itself as a terrific console for fans of RPGs, particularly those developed in Japan. Atlus are the main contributors to that, of course, not only producing excellent titles but also localising them to North America and — gradually — Europe. Those that enjoy this output have some good news to...

Weirdness: This Wearable Power Glove Accessory Can Be Yours for $150

This Wearable Power Glove Accessory Can Be Yours for $150

Tremendous hair not included

It seems the legacy of the infamous Power Glove controller for the NES lives on, so much so that one adventurous young individual has cracked a couple of them open and replaced their guts to create an interesting range of winter hand accessories. The connections are cut from the device and then the innards with wiring...

Review: Thomas Was Alone (Wii U eShop)

Thomas Was Alone (Wii U eShop)

Simple brilliance

We're in the middle of one of the most diverse, intriguing periods in video game history. The rise of download games, small 'indie' developers and stores like the Wii U eShop have shifted how we think about content; we're a long way from the retail-only culture of the '90s or even early 2000s. One modern trend is for low-fi...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modifications and Game Glitches Emerge

Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modifications and Game Glitches Emerge

The anomalies have already begun...

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U being out in North America for a number of days already, it's inevitable that fans will encounter their own unique experiences with the game and its accompaniments. For example, one lucky fan managed to grab hold of a factory-error amiibo, with Samus Aran having two arm canons...

Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U)

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U)

Sonic Doomed

Sega's once-venerable Sonic the Hedgehog series has become a bit of a punchline in the gaming industry in recent years. With entries ranging from decent to mediocre to horrible, each new release is met with trepidation and well-earned cynicism. Sonic just hasn't been fully on top since his 16-bit heyday, and while his original 3D...

News: Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure Now Costs as Much as a Posh Sandwich on Amazon UK

Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure Now Costs as Much as a Posh Sandwich on Amazon UK

Good value just for the keyboard

Update: We told you to be fast. Having checked the listing around an hour after it went live the stock is now all gone. Based on the comments this can be found at various retailers for just a few pounds more than the Amazon deal, however, so all is not necessarily lost if you still want to pick this up. Original...

Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's New DexNav

Everything You Need To Know About Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's New DexNav

We dish out the details on this amazing new feature

Since Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire came out in North America, one of the most talked about features is the DexNav, and it's easy to see why. It is one of the most addictive features that has ever been in a Pokémon game. What Is It?: Essentially, the DexNav is part of the PokéNav...

Review: Tetris Ultimate (3DS)

Tetris Ultimate (3DS)

The ultimate Tetris?

Tetris has been around since 1984, where it was developed in Russia for the DVK, a Soviet computer, but most people remember either the Game Boy or the NES version as being the breakthrough for the title. To say that Tetris is successful is an understatement; the gameplay is just as enjoyable as it was thirty years ago and...

News: Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Beleaguered reboot fails to find commercial success

We don't need to explain the bad stink which has surrounded the launches of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. The much-hyped cross-platform reboot of Sega's famous franchise doesn't seem to have gone as planned, and it would appear that this negative feeling has impacted...

Nintendo Download: 27th November (Europe)

27th November (Europe)

Smash Bros., Pokémon, Thomas Was Alone, Hyrule Warriors DLC and much more

Another week begins, but the European Nintendo Download Update should have some exciting titles to cheer anyone up, with two of the year's biggest retail titles arriving on both Wii U and 3DS. Beyond those big contenders we have some enticing download options, so let's get to...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Production of the Pikmin Short Movies in a Miiverse Interview

Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Production of the Pikmin Short Movies in a Miiverse Interview

A new HOME theme for the 3DS also revealed

The creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, has dabbled in many new and exciting experiences this year, including the production of animated shorts – he even had the opportunity to show his recently released Pikmin movies at the Toyko International Film Festival. Now, in an interview with Nintendo’s...

Review: Natsume Championship Wrestling (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Natsume Championship Wrestling (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Tapped out

Let's be honest here: wrestling is essentially one big television drama, and that's no way an attempt to belittle the incredible athleticism of the men and women involved. It's Eastenders with a mullet and tight pants, complete with plot twists and a cast of larger than life characters to root for. These heels and faces are the reason we...

Guide: Getting the Most out of Your amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Getting the Most out of Your amiibo with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Oh, amiibo!

Nintendo’s near-field communication figurines, amiibo, have finally landed in North America; what better way for them to punch and kick their way into our homes (and hearts) than to do so in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Nintendo’s latest home console version of the crossover fighting series offers in-depth support for the...

Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Eleven: Angler

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Eleven: Angler

The never-ending quest for fewer fish in the sea

In the eleventh part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. After last week’s work as a mercenary defending Castele and other associated kingdoms from the scourge of overgrown lizards and smaller nuisances, I wanted a change of pace...