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Review: Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS)

Yoshi Touch & Go (Wii U eShop / DS)

Fleeting fun

Between the DS, 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo has delivered many touch screen gaming experiences throughout the years. While some are genuinely creative and/or mechanically deep, others have ended up feeling like little more than an experiment or a tech demo rather than a full-fledged game; Yoshi Touch & Go falls into that latter...

News: Unity on New Nintendo 3DS Will Utilise Latest Version of the Engine at Launch

Unity on New Nintendo 3DS Will Utilise Latest Version of the Engine at Launch

Spokesperson: "We're not ready to discuss release timelines currently"

Earlier this week Unity Technologies confirmed that its engine will support the New Nintendo 3DS, which could lead to a variety of interesting developments - the eShop could receive more ports exclusive to the New hardware, and it also serves as another area in which the Wii

News: Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller

Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller

We weren't aware it was still required

The legal world of trademarks and rights can be slightly baffling at the best of times, so a Nintendo of America trademark for the NES controller, essentially, is certainly one to raise eyebrows. The application is most certainly for the design of the iconic controller, with the image above being included...

First Impressions: The Addictive Futility of the New StreetPass Games

The Addictive Futility of the New StreetPass Games

An existential crisis wrapped in awesome Nintendo cutesy style

Here's a tale of the lengths that editorial director Damien McFerran and editor Tom Whitehead went to in order to test out the new StreetPass games - StreetPass Zombies / Battleground Z and StreetPass Fishing / Ultimate Angler. Due to working in a small UK town and not Tokyo, added to...

News: Unseen64 Breaks Down the Hidden History of Metroid Prime

Unseen64 Breaks Down the Hidden History of Metroid Prime

Unused bosses, a picky Shigeru Miyamoto and more

It's often enjoyable to consider what could have been - new IPs, sequels and spin-offs that never made it to stores. Examples such as Star Fox 2 and Metroid Dread have us wishing for the ability to visit an alternative universe, to play titles that were, at some stage, destined for our consoles. Even...

News: 3DS Homebrew App Turns 3DS Into PC Remote Desktop, and Naturally Plays World of Warcraft

3DS Homebrew App Turns 3DS Into PC Remote Desktop, and Naturally Plays World of Warcraft

Slightly pointless, but impressive

Due to Nintendo's repeated firmware updates and security measures, homebrew on the 3DS and Wii U has been stifled a great deal in comparison to the previous generation. It's the preserve of enthusiasts willing to keep their portable offline, but nevertheless there's still a small community that experiments with the...

Editorial: Why We Don't Plan to Provide Further Coverage of Sony Wikileaks Reveals Related to Nintendo Movies

Why We Don't Plan to Provide Further Coverage of Sony Wikileaks Reveals Related to Nintendo Movies

There are multiple reasons

Last year Sony Pictures was hacked, and thousands of emails were stolen and effectively used as weapons against executives, film-makers and those within that creative industry. Saucy emails were shared showing executives bashing movie stars, and there were even leaks related to talks that had taken place with regards to...

News: Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

Fire Emblem: If Special Edition Bundle Sold Out In Japan, Sparks Second Shipment for Pre-Orders

If only it was out in the West this year

It seems Intelligent systems has pulled it out of the bag with its latest release. The brand new game in the Fire Emblem series has sold out of its pre-orders for the Special Edition pack, resulting in a second shipment being ordered for Japan. Some people may call this an ironic twist of fate, after Fire...

News: Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care Less If You Don't Buy His Games In Europe

Here's Why The StreetPass Bunny Couldn't Care Less If You Don't Buy His Games In Europe

Grumpy in North America and Japan, but chilled out in Europe. What gives?

Yesterday saw the launch of not one but two new 3DS StreetPass games, and triggered a rush of Nintendo fans opening their consoles and handing over digital funds for both titles. However, depending on which region you're in, you will have gotten a slightly different reaction...

News: Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

Nintendo Australia Lists eShop Offerings Redeemable Via Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue

65 items to select from

In a similar fashion to other regions, Nintendo Australia will soon offer loyal fans a range of eShop content redeemable via the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue. While Nintendo is still hard at work making this content available as soon as possible, it has now revealed the full list of Wii U and 3DS downloadable titles for...

News: Nintendo Working on Patch for Mewtwo Glitch That Blocks Online Play, Confirms 3DS Modes to Avoid

Nintendo Working on Patch for Mewtwo Glitch That Blocks Online Play, Confirms 3DS Modes to Avoid

Please understand

Club Nintendo members had some exciting emails this week, as they included Mewtwo codes for the latest Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS. Unfortunately some players experienced a downside, triggering a glitch in the Wii U version that blocked access to online play. In multiple cases players seemed to corrupt their save data...

Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast

Sega Dreamcast

The last throw of the dice for Nintendo's old rival

Sega's Dreamcast holds a special place in the history of home video game entertainment. It was an innovative beast, being the first home console to offer online connectivity out of the box and setting the modern trend for sourcing internal components from PC manufacturers. It also proved to be...

Review: Music On: Electric Guitar (3DS eShop)

Music On: Electric Guitar (3DS eShop)

While my 3DS gently weeps

If someone were to come up to you on the street and loudly proclaim "My 3DS is an electric guitar!!", you'd probably just smile politely and try to put as much distance between the two of you as possible. Their boasting isn't total insanity however, as Music On: Electric Guitar is an ambitious little app that aims to...

Video: Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Traveller's Tales Animator Proposes To Girlfriend Via His Own Mario-Style Platformer 

Leap of faith

Proposing marriage is one of the most signficant gestures of affection one can give to another human being, but the event itself can be quite intimidating - will your other half say yes? Will you make a fool of yourself? Will they turn their noses up at the cheap ring you've bought? It's serious business. However, we like the approach...

Reminder: New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Thank You Pack' Discount if You Own Original Extras

New StreetPass DLC Games Offer a 'Thank You Pack' Discount if You Own Original Extras

So says the StreetPass rabbit in the UK

For fans of StreetPass, who like to gather hits where possible and spend a surprising amount of time clearing the charming games on offer, today's a rather happy day. Two fresh games are available - Ultimate Angler / StreetPass Fishing and Battleground Z / StreetPass Zombies. These can be bought individually...

News: A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

A Book About The Iconic Bitmap Brothers Is Being Kickstarted

The full history of the creators of Gods, The Chaos Engine and Speedball

If you're a UK gamer with a keen sense of history then the name The Bitmap Brothers will be instantly recognisable. Most active during the 16-bit era, "The Bitmaps" are considered by many to be gaming's first "rock star" developers, and produced such classics as Gods, The...

News: International StreetPass Week Details Confirmed for North America

International StreetPass Week Details Confirmed for North America

The return of gold-pants Reggie Fils-Aime

Last week Nintendo of Europe confirmed its plans for International StreetPass Week, which is utilising Nintendo Zone and StreetPass Relay hotspots in the region for special distributions and events. It's an opportunity to pick up special Mii characters from around the world, handily timed to coincide with...