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Hardware Review: Awesome Super Mario Inspired Watch - Sun and Moon Miyamoto

Awesome Super Mario Inspired Watch - Sun and Moon Miyamoto

Partner in time

A while ago we reported that Mr Jones Watches had produced a limited edition wristwatch inspired by the Super Mario series. The response to the design was so positive that the watch became a permanent fixture in their lineup after a small design change to differentiate itself from the limited edition variant. We were kindly given...

Review: G.G Series THE LAST KNIGHT (DSiWare)

G.G Series THE LAST KNIGHT (DSiWare)

Hopefully this really is the last knight

The G.G series has grown a great deal in recent weeks, and another addition is an action adventure game that bears more than a passing resemblance to dungeons from The Legend of Zelda. Unfortunately, G.G Series THE LAST KNIGHT doesn't hold any of the same magic and fails to deliver entertainment that has much...

News: Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Miiverse Redesign

Nintendo Explains Reasoning Behind Upcoming Miiverse Redesign

"Miiverse is created for gamers to talk about games"

At the start of July Nintendo confirmed plans for a major redesign of Miiverse this Summer. The social network has already evolved a fair amount since its launch with the Wii U in November 2012, with plenty of updates tweaking functions and the user interface. This redesign is more of a...

Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mario Maker Making a Commercial Splash This September

Assessing the Odds of Super Mario Maker Making a Commercial Splash This September

Anniversary-busting August may have been better

We're still waiting for a North American announcement - which we hope is just a matter of time - but we were rather pleased about confirmation today of a Super Mario Maker Wii U hardware bundle. It's coming to Europe on the same day as the game (a simple but important requirement) and certainly...

News: Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo President, Analysts Claim

Genyo Takeda The Likely Choice For Nintendo President, Analysts Claim

More likely than Shigeru Miyamoto

Following the tragic death of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata there has been much speculation on who will take on his role within the company. Shigeru Miyamoto's name has been brought up - a logical choice, given his fame in the games industry - but it would appear that the smart money is on Genyo Takeda, who gave a...

News: Assault Android Cactus Brings Mega Weapons and Neat Camera Angles Into the Battle

Assault Android Cactus Brings Mega Weapons and Neat Camera Angles Into the Battle

Boom

We're rather looking forward to Assault Android Cactus - the frantic bullet-hell shoot'em up is due this Summer on PS4 and 'later' on Wii U; it's been a long time coming. The Early Access PC build has been progressing nicely, so its arrival on Wii U is certainly something to look forward to. The latest information and footage of the title...

Review: Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Tending to the roots

If you're a fan of the Harvest Moon series, you know that a faithful instalment will leave only two questions: who do I get to marry and just how much free time can I afford to sacrifice over the next month or two? Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town sticks closer to this original formula than some of its more modern cousins,...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

Yoshi's Woolly World Has Limited Impact in Japan as Yo-Kai Watch Busters Dominates

3DS retains overall hardware lead despite PS4 boost

The latest chart results have been released out of Japan and bring a mix of good and middling news for Nintendo. To begin with software, the results bring us the début of Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, and its impact has been fairly underwhelming; the title sold 31,158 units in its first week...

News: Nintendo's Japanese YouTube Channel Serves Up a Musical Splatoon Treat, Devil's Third and Retro Goodness

Nintendo's Japanese YouTube Channel Serves Up a Musical Splatoon Treat, Devil's Third and Retro Goodness

Daigasso! Band Brothers P has never been used in a better way

The Japanese Nintendo YouTube channel is pretty consistent with weekly updates, and the latest batch are all entertaining in their own ways. Our favourite is a musical rendition of the main Splatoon theme using Daigasso! Band Brothers P, a neat 3DS game / app that sadly hasn't made it to...

News: BADLAND: Game Of The Year Edition Hits Wii U eShop On 30th July

BADLAND: Game Of The Year Edition Hits Wii U eShop On 30th July

Save the clones

The Wii U eShop is doing a good job of attracting quality multiplatform indie titles lately, and the next in line is BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition, which lands on 30th July in North America and Europe. The North American price is $9.99, with Euro pricing still to be confirmed. The Wii U version builds on the original tablet game...

Video: Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

Watch Sonic Repeatedly Rescue Tails In 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2's Credits Sequence

To be this good takes ages

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 recently landed on the 3DS eShop in Japan. This version of the game sports all the features of the Mega Drive / Genesis original, including two player support. In cooperative play, player two gets an invincible Tails and two players can race on a split screen in Match Play mode. Of course the main...

News: Super Smash Bros. Creator Pays Tribute To His Former Superior And Friend, Satoru Iwata

Super Smash Bros. Creator Pays Tribute To His Former Superior And Friend, Satoru Iwata

"My mind went white and even now the reality hasn’t sunk in"

Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has used his column in Weekly Famitsu to pay tribute to his former superior at HAL Laboratory, Satoru Iwata. Iwata passed away recently after a long battle with cancer, and Sakurai says that after hearing the sad news his "mind went white and...

News: M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

M2 Initially Felt Porting Streets Of Rage 2 To 3DS Was "Impossible"

"We just didn’t know if we could pull it off"

This week sees the western launch of 3D Streets of Rage 2, the latest in Sega's line of 3DS-based 3D Classics. It's one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit era, and also one of the most technically impressive Genesis / Mega Drive titles seen so far. In fact, the game is such a potent showcase of...

News: Nintendo Wins Patent Case Against Handhelds

Nintendo Wins Patent Case Against Handhelds

Portables don't fit mold of "Computerized Information Retrieval System"

When you make things nowadays, especially in the realm of technology, odds are increasingly good that you will run into someone claiming patent infringement on your creation. Sometimes the plaintiff is in the right; other times they're just money-hungry patent trolls. Either...

Weirdness: Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Sega's Repackaged Transformers Arcade Game Is An Unexpected Nod To Its Glorious Past

Feeling the G-Force

Back when arcades really mattered, Sega was one of the industry's big hitters. The company not only produced amazing titles like Golden Axe and Alien Storm, but also ran a pretty amazing line in dedicated coin-op cabinets. Titles like After Burner, Space Harrier, Out Run and Thunderblade were all housed in massive, hulking units...