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News: 3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

Does not run 3DS ROMS, but open to emulators and apps

Over the past few months we've been reporting on the efforts of 3DS hacker smealum, who's been actively working towards releasing a homebrew exploit and channel for the 3DS. System updates and then the New Nintendo 3DS model delayed progress, but it seems that the exploit is now just days away...

Weirdness: Now You Can Play Super Smash Bros. on a TI-83/84 Calculator

Now You Can Play Super Smash Bros. on a TI-83/84 Calculator

Mad yet brilliant

Gamers do the strangest things, yet the most bizarre projects can also be the most amazing. Some like to recreate their favourite games — improbably — on scientific calculators, for example, and now someone's gone and done it with Super Smash Bros. It may be about to come out on Wii U having enjoyed success on Nintendo 3DS,...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old

Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old

Still leading the way

Little needs to be said about Shigeru Miyamoto and his contribution to Nintendo — or to be accurate his contribution to the video game industry. He's created some of the world's most iconic franchises and games while, in recent years, stepping back to oversee and assist Nintendo's talented development teams and partners...

Review: Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Well, it ain't too young or pretty but it sure as hell can swing

The evil Avar Empire and their evil leader are planning evil things such as an evil invasion of the peaceful and generally lovely Karinia. Commander Joe was sent in to sabotage their evil plans but unfortunately he was a bit rubbish and got himself captured (again!? – no wonder they...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes Live in Europe

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Themes Live in Europe

Four Nintendogs + Cats themes, too

Just recently four Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS HOME Themes were released in Japan, each adopting a different style reflecting the game, limited edition hardware and general artwork. We hoped they'd come to the West and, for Europeans at least, that day has come. Although they weren't listed in the official...

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...