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News: Nintendo Wins Patent Battle Over Wii Balance Board

Nintendo Wins Patent Battle Over Wii Balance Board

Its legal body was ready

Nintendo struck gold with the Wii, combining inexpensive technology with a motion controlled gaming hook that tens of millions of gamers found irresistible. That use of technology and the ludicrous profits it made naturally got the attention of other companies, however, with the home console and its accessories fighting a...

News: Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Details for Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Details for Nintendo World Championships 2015 Qualifiers

Just 8 locations for the whole of the US

When Nintendo announced its E3 plans, the Nintendo World Championships 2015 details were arguably the standout. Bringing back the iconic style of the 1990 equivalent, it certainly captured the imagination. Some of the tangible details have now been confirmed and, we suspect, may not go down particularly well...

Feature: A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

A Nintendo Fan's Guide to E3 2015

Plenty to see

The madness is on the way, with Los Angeles all set to host hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees for E3 2015. While technically an expo like any other, it has become far more than that for game companies and their fans. It's a major centrepiece of any gaming year, and an opportunity for major publishers and developers to...

Rumour: Customisable Mii Fighter amiibo Could Be On The Way

Customisable Mii Fighter amiibo Could Be On The Way

Keep a pinch of salt handy, just in case

Nintendo's range of amiibo toys has been a runaway success, shifting over 10 million units worldwide. It's hard to conceive of a way in which Nintendo could make the range even more commercially viable - aside from actually, you know, having stock - but this particular rumour has us thinking. An image has...

Gallery: Phoenix Wright, Axel From Streets of Rage and More Feature in New Project X Zone 2 Screens

Phoenix Wright, Axel From Streets of Rage and More Feature in New Project X Zone 2 Screens

Gloriously insane

Project X Zone 2 was a slightly surprising reveal in the last month, as the original on 3DS had performed reasonably but hadn't exactly lit up the charts. Nevertheless we have another bold crossover RPG featuring diverse characters from Capcom, SEGA and Bandai Namco; it's as crazy as it sounds. The cast for this latest entry will...

News: Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking To Topple The RetroN 5 In The Downright Awesome Stakes

Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking To Topple The RetroN 5 In The Downright Awesome Stakes

Plays Sega, Nintendo and NEC games

We reviewed the RetroN 5 a while back and found it to be an excellent way of playing your original retro game cartridges in glorious HD. However, Hyperkin's wonder-console has a challenger in the shape of Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak - a clone system which out-does the RetroN 5 by offering support for PC Engine...

News: Unseen64 Uncovers Concept Art Of Rare's Perfect Dark Project For GameCube

Unseen64 Uncovers Concept Art Of Rare's Perfect Dark Project For GameCube

What could have been

Rare’s 2005 first-person shooter, Perfect Dark Zero, didn’t exactly match the legacy of the original game on the Nintendo 64. Development of the title began on the GameCube and was completed on the Xbox 360 when Microsoft acquired Rare and all of its licenses in 2002. The question that has since played on the minds of both...

News: NES Sports Title Tecmo Bowl Rated By The Australian Classification Board

NES Sports Title Tecmo Bowl Rated By The Australian Classification Board

Marks the title's Virtual Console debut in PAL regions

The NFL arcade game originally developed by Tecmo in 1987 and ported to the NES in 1989 is expected to arrive soon on the Virtual Console in PAL regions after it was recently rated by the Australian Classification Board. This will be the first time Tecmo Bowl has been released in this region as...

News: ​Don't Starve: Giant Edition Arrives on the North American Wii U eShop on 28th May

​Don't Starve: Giant Edition Arrives on the North American Wii U eShop on 28th May

Sate your hunger

It appears that 28th May will be a rather exciting day for Nintendo gamers. As you may have been aware, 28th May is the eve of Splatoon's launch; no doubt thousands of gamers will be keeping a few cans of energy drinks on hand as they get started on the game as soon as it launches at midnight. However, earlier in the day, the eShop...

News: Splatoon Hype Brings Squirt Guns and Manga

Splatoon Hype Brings Squirt Guns and Manga

You brought the pizza, right?

Excitement for Splatoon is building like it's your upcoming 8th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's all over again, and some recent tie-ins are only adding to that sense of fun. Interested parties who haven't pre-ordered yet might want to consider heading to Target for their squid-based needs, if possible. An allegedly...

Weirdness: Mario and Luigi Chewing Gum Claims That Stars Taste Like Ginger Ale

Mario and Luigi Chewing Gum Claims That Stars Taste Like Ginger Ale

Because why not?

Here's some delightful nonsense to kick the week off - or annoying nonsense depending on your perspective - that comes straight out of Japan. While we may consider Nintendo's licensing efforts in the West to be in need of improvement, there's no end of quirky big N products in the company's homeland. So we present, below, Mario and...

Review: Fullblox (3DS eShop)

Fullblox (3DS eShop)

Pulling the blocks into place

It's arguably one of the key gaming experiences to indulge in some light puzzling on a handheld system. Whether it's Tetris or Picross, nothing makes a morning commute or quiet evening more relaxing than letting grey matter and opposable thumbs work together to solve a problem. Pullblox / Pushmo is one Nintendo 3DS...

News: UCraft is a Wii U Exclusive Once Again

UCraft is a Wii U Exclusive Once Again

Due this Holiday season

UCraft has had a turbulent development history to date - originally announced by Nexis Games as a Wii U exclusive, the Minecraft-inspired sandbox game had unrealistic release window targets, a failed Kickstarter campaign and then caused controversy by going multi-platform with a PC release. There were then plans for a

Exclusive: Nintendo PowerFest Winner Mike "Qik" Iarossi Will Compete In The Nintendo World Championships At E3 2015

Nintendo PowerFest Winner Mike "Qik" Iarossi Will Compete In The Nintendo World Championships At E3 2015

Champ is joining Empire Arcadia following team's world record success

At this year's E3, Nintendo will be resurrecting a special event which first took place 25 years ago. The 1990 Nintendo World Championships captured the hearts and minds of an entire generation of players and have since passed into video gaming folklore, arguably laying down the...

Video: We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

We Tackle The Dual-Stick vs. Motion Controls Splatoon Debate

Twin-stick it to the man

One of the more divisive aspects of Nintendo's upcoming ink-em-up Splatoon is the integration of motion controls into the core gameplay. Considering shooters have been comfortable with simply using two analogue sticks simultaneously to move and aim this addition initially seemed a little gimmicky and unnecessary to many...

News: Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapsed Fans To Splash Out On A Wii U

Nintendo Hoping That Splatoon Will Tempt Lapsed Fans To Splash Out On A Wii U

"We’re using this opportunity to talk to lapsed Nintendo fans, too"

Splatoon is coming later this month, and judging from the rapturous reception the Global Testfire has received, there are plenty of Nintendo fans positively gagging to get their hands on the final game. However, according to Nintendo UK marketing manager Chandra Nair, there are...