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News: Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order Launch Times for New Wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo

Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order Launch Times for New Wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo

Greninja and Jigglypuff pre-orders go live today

Though the situation with stock and pre-orders for much-desired amiibo is still far from ideal, Nintendo and retailers have slowly been learning lessons. In addition to many introducing one-per-customer rules, outlets have started to announce when pre-orders for new toys will open, giving eager fans...

News: Marvel at the Launch Trailer, Live Music and Tracks of Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Marvel at the Launch Trailer, Live Music and Tracks of Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Full details inside

After a lengthy period of furious winking, release date movement - for the better in this case - and rumours, Nintendo revealed the details for Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2. Some of the rumours actually proved correct, either by dumb luck or otherwise, and the line-up has certainly got plenty of fans excited. If you missed it, the...

Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Subject to a Slight Graphics Downgrade

Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Subject to a Slight Graphics Downgrade

Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as Watch Dogs

In modern game development, it can sometimes be tough for developers to fulfill their initial promise with a game. Often, this results from too much being shown too soon; as the project continues to grow and change, certain aspects must be scaled back in order to accommodate more. As alluded to in the...

Hardware: Settle It With This Customised Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Console

Settle It With This Customised Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 Console

Complete with four pads

Super Smash Bros. may be the big thing on Wii U and 3DS right now, but veteran players will lovingly recall when they played the first entry on the N64 all those years ago. If you're hankering to revisit the past - or you're a newcomer who wants to see how it all started - then you might want to point your browser towards

News: Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Are Your Next Sega 3D Classics

Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Are Your Next Sega 3D Classics

More 16-bit goodness on your 3DS

Sega has confirmed that Streets of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are making their way to the 3DS eShop. This trio of Sega Mega Drive / Genesis titles will be joining the steadily-growing ranks of Sega's retro remasters, which already includes the likes of Space Harrier, Out Ru

Parent Trap: Lego Dimensions Could Be A Game-Changer In The Toys To Life Sector

Lego Dimensions Could Be A Game-Changer In The Toys To Life Sector

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson reveals why Lego fever is gripping his home

With each year of parenting comes new challenges and, it seems, a new video game craze to spend money on. After Skylanders, Disney Infinity and amiibo, this year we also have to contend with Lego Dimensions. As you've likely seen, this offers a Toys to Life experience with...

Feature: Key Nindie Developers and Publishers Discuss Unity for the New Nintendo 3DS

Key Nindie Developers and Publishers Discuss Unity for the New Nintendo 3DS

"We have at least 5 games I would immediately want to start working on"

For those that follow the 3DS download scene closely, the recent announcement of upcoming Unity support for the New Nintendo 3DS was certainly welcome news. In the right hands the Unity engine can produce excellent, good-looking games, and is invaluable to small studios with...

Video: Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, CommanderVideo And More Are Headed To 9-Player Platformer Runbow

Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, CommanderVideo And More Are Headed To 9-Player Platformer Runbow

Everyone's invited

13AM Games' forthcoming Wii U eShop title Runbow is shaping up nicely - as you'll no doubt be aware if you read our early impressions of the game - and it has become even more appealing thanks to the addition of special guest characters from a whole host of other Wii U indie titles. Shovel Knight (from Shovel Knight, obviously),...

News: The Scrappers Will Be Out to Get You in SteamWorld Heist

The Scrappers Will Be Out to Get You in SteamWorld Heist

Details of enemy types are shown off

SteamWorld Heist could be a download highlight of 2015, with the follow-up - not sequel - to SteamWorld Dig heading to Wii U and 3DS alongside a host of other platforms. 2D strategy takes the place of digging and jumping, while steampunk will be heading into outer space. The Image & Form blog is posting...

News: Turn It Up To Eleven, Guitar Hero Is Making A Glorious Comeback On Wii U

Turn It Up To Eleven, Guitar Hero Is Making A Glorious Comeback On Wii U

Get the band back together this Autumn in Guitar Hero Live

Activision has revealed the next game in the best-selling Guitar Hero series, and it's coming to the Wii U. Guitar Hero Live is something of a comeback for the franchise, which became massively popular during the PlayStation 2 era but faltered during the last console war. Coded by...

Interview: Choice Provisions on the Nindie Scene, Future Plans and Why CommanderVideo Should Be in Smash Bros. 

Choice Provisions on the Nindie Scene, Future Plans and Why CommanderVideo Should Be in Smash Bros. 

"Shovel Knight, Meat Boy, and CommanderVideo would hold their own"

Choice Provisions remains one of the most admirably eclectic yet successful developers currently plying their trade in the download scene. After coming to prominence with the BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare and other platforms, the studio changed its name from Gaijin Games and has begun...

News: Playtonic Releases First Animated Footage From Banjo-Kazooie Successor Project Ukulele

Playtonic Releases First Animated Footage From Banjo-Kazooie Successor Project Ukulele

As a "Thank You" for reaching 30,000 followers on Twitter

Playtonic Games - a UK studio made up of former Rare staffers - has released the first footage from its Banjo Kazooie "spiritual successor", Project Ukulele. The short clip - posted via Vine on Twitter - shows a minion character from the game hopping from foot to foot. It's a good i

News: Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Holy Knit!

When it comes to amiibo, it's hard not to be charmed silly be the yarn toys that are being released along with Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U. They're amiibo made of wool - let's just digest that for a moment... Of course, stock will probably be harder to come by than an original Call of Duty concept, so the race will be on. UK gamers...

News: Super Doomed'n Damned to Channel Retro Capcom Action on Wii U This Year

Super Doomed'n Damned to Channel Retro Capcom Action on Wii U This Year

16-bit gameplay with modern touches

Action platformers were arguably the bread-and-butter of the 16-bit generation - though RPG fans will likely disagree - and considering the positive reaction to classics on the Virtual Console and new titles inspired by retro experiences, we're still suckers for some challenging running and jumping. Super Doomed'n...

News: Ubisoft Announcement Suggests More Child Of Light 'Universe' Games Are On the Way

Ubisoft Announcement Suggests More Child Of Light 'Universe' Games Are On the Way

Child star

Child of Light was an intriguing release from Ubisoft, utilising the UbiArt engine that originated with Rayman Origins and delivering a detailed, and rather popular, download gaming experience. It appeared to be a success, with some physical releases also making it to market, and placed well on the Wii U eShop's own charts. We're rather...

News: Choice Provisions Considering a Release for Tharsis on Wii U

Choice Provisions Considering a Release for Tharsis on Wii U

Ground control to Major Tom

In case you missed the memo, Choice Provisions is what was once known as Gaijin Games, the studio that graced the Wii with the BIT.TRIP games and brought the snappily titled BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien to the Wii U eShop. Choice Provisions is also a publisher, too, with Woah Dave! a recent...

News: Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kickstarter Cash, Future Of Wii U And 3DS Versions Uncertain

De-Minishing Returns

Remember Midora? It's a Zelda-inspired action-adventure which was successfully funded via Kickstarter to the tune of $73,470, and while it didn't meet its Wii U and 3DS stretch goals, developer Epic Minds insisted that it would still come to those machines - it would just take a little longer. However, there are doubts the