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Feature: Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Ten: Mercenary

Working 9 to 5 in a Fantasy Life - Week Ten: Mercenary

Paladins go to the palace balls, mercenaries go everywhere else

In the tenth part of a regular series, Karen takes on Fantasy Life in a variety of 'lives' and documents her adventures. Last week’s adventure in couch-building and furniture storage left me living large in my well-appointed new digs, the manor house in Castele’s market district...

Video: Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo

Nintendo Minute Unboxes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo

Look away collectors, boxes get ripped

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now less than a week away from release in North America, which is a sentence sure to delight many and slightly irritate those in PAL regions and Japan that need to wait a little longer. With release so close there are no doubt plenty of Wii U owners getting ready to receive their...

Feature: Our Predictions For The Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Our Predictions For The Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Vehicles and tracks up for grabs

Earlier this week, ahead of the launch of the first Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack, we let our imaginations — and hopes — run free in creating more DLC packs that we want to see. It was certainly fun for us, though a common complaint was that they weren't realistic. Forgetting the fact that predicting Zelda DLC a year...

News: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Evolved From a Zelda Concept

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Evolved From a Zelda Concept

"We like to think that Mr. Miyamoto finally realized the vision"

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker may be a Wii U title that'll sit in a few North American stockings this Holiday — it arrives on 2nd January in Europe — with a combination of a reduced retail price and a charming aesthetic. It takes cute to a new level, while its brand of challenging...

News: Loot Crate amiibo Details and Pricing are Confirmed

Loot Crate amiibo Details and Pricing are Confirmed

Costs as much as a 3DS

Earlier this week it was announced that there would be a Loot Crate amiibo subscription package — it's a service where you pay monthly in return for regular deliveries of goodies. This is a Nintendo of America partnership, and details have now been confirmed for the amiibo subscription deal; it's limited to the US only,...

Video: Watch The Mario Kart 8 × Zelda DLC Running In Silky-Smooth 1080p 60fps

Watch The Mario Kart 8 × Zelda DLC Running In Silky-Smooth 1080p 60fps

A Link To The Fast

The excellent first piece of paid-for DLC was released for Mario Kart 8 on Thursday, and it truly is a wonderful download, worthy of your hard earned money. We've waved lyrical about how great it is, but if for some reason you aren't yet convinced, allow us to push you off the fence with this video of Link, Tanooki Mario &...

Review: Secret Journeys: Cities of the World (3DS eShop)

Secret Journeys: Cities of the World (3DS eShop)

The road less littered

If you enjoy global sightseeing, but feel it needs the excitement of a flea market exploding all over it, then Selectsoft’s series of hidden objects games are made for you. Secret Journeys: Cities of the World plays almost exactly like its predecessor, City Mysteries, only shifting the backdrops to different parts of the...

Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?

For Smash Bros. training, more games and picnics

Nothing says it's Friday like some nice, relaxing polls, so we thought we'd take one of the big topics of the week — amiibo — and gauge how you'll be enjoying — or not as the case may be — the upcoming range of toys. It's all very well looking at the attention Nintendo's directing towards...

News: Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful Fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful Fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Out for the count

There's an upcoming patch for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS that will tweak balancing in the game, yet while some will call for that change to weaken Little Mac, statistics suggest that such changes may not be necessary. This writer's been on the end of some sound thrashings by Little Mac players in the online For Glory mode — with a...

Review: PING 1.5+ (Wii U eShop)

PING 1.5+ (Wii U eShop)

All over the place

Ping 1.5+ is a puzzle game that’s all about aiming and shooting a tiny white cube at a circular orange target. Of course that’s easier said than done, as you’ll need to judge the right angle, bank the cube off walls, and avoid colliding with obstacles to reach the target within the indicated number of bounces and/or moves...

News: Exclusive New Nintendo 3DS Features Teased For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Exclusive New Nintendo 3DS Features Teased For The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Game will be available on all models, however

Due to North America and Europe likely receiving the New Nintendo 3DS in early 2015, and with The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D due in Spring, some were concerned — albeit unnecessarily — that the much-anticipated remake would be an exclusive for the new system. Thankfully, Eiji Aonuma has...

Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Party like it’s 2001

The GameCube controller has become the community gold-standard for playing Super Smash Bros. So much so that Nintendo has wheeled out an adapter to make the controller released in 2001 compatible with its home console released in 2012. All for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The adapter is about as thick as two retail game cases...

Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia Part Two: Shell Cup 150cc Challenge

Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia Part Two: Shell Cup 150cc Challenge

150cc or bust

Not so long ago I tested my skills at Mario Kart 8's 150cc Mushroom Cup, and as promised, I'm back to take on the Shell Cup. Have my skills improved in the time that has passed since I gunned for Mushroom Cup glory? Have I mastered my racing lines and become more adept at blasting back-markers with red shells? You'll have to watch to...

Video: Relax With This Collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC Videos

Relax With This Collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC Videos

Music! Comparisons! More Music!

It's Friday, which means the youthful among you may be planning a weekend full of fun and frolics, while those of us that are a tad older may be planning to sleep and catch up on our reading time — with pipe and slippers to hand, of course. Whatever the case for you, it can be nice to just relax and bask in the glow...

Review: I've Got to Run: Complete Edition! (3DS eShop)

I've Got to Run: Complete Edition! (3DS eShop)

Keep on running

When I've Got to Run! made its début this summer on Wii U eShop, we were not particularly impressed with the endless runner. An overly simplistic graphical presentation, a lack of replay value and the limited appeal of the genre on a home console were three of our biggest issues with the title — thankfully, all three have been...

Weirdness: Fans of Patent Pending Song 'Hey Mario' Campaign for Radio One Airtime

Fans of Patent Pending Song 'Hey Mario' Campaign for Radio One Airtime

Over a million views of the song's videos since last year

There are plenty of fans out there that show their love for Nintendo and its games through various means — we see art, dance, song and more. Songs aren't in short supply of course, especially those dedicated to Mario, but one band and its fans are pushing the boat out to get mainstream...