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Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash Bros. Tourneys

How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash Bros. Tourneys

The good, the bad and the fun

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U now has online Tourneys. Ever since the feature was announced during the '50 things' Nintendo Direct prior to the game's release, it's had some fans dreaming of competitive online battles. Now that the feature is here we can see whether it delivers on that promise; as with so many things,...

News: Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now Live

Tourneys, YouTube uploads and new DLC

Earlier this week we shared the exciting news around the major Super Smash Bros. update, due on both the Wii U and 3DS versions. Set for 31st July (which it is at the time of writing in Europe and Japan, for example) it's now gone live in both versions of the game. It's a fairly meaty update, taking over five...

Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Into the wild green yonder

The most recent Miiverse update has met with mixed responses; some feel it's a marked improvement, others are reacting as though it's the spawn of something horrendous. For better or for worse, this new layout is here to stay. The new features may take some getting used to, but in order to speed up this process we've...

Play: Beat Each Other Up in the Nintendo Life Super Smash Bros. Tourneys

Beat Each Other Up in the Nintendo Life Super Smash Bros. Tourneys

Settle it in Smash

The big Super Smash Bros. version 1.1.0 update is here, and in addition to DLC outfits and stages the Wii U version has two key new features. One is the option to upload replays directly to YouTube, which is fine, but the high profile addition is the online Tourney Mode. We've already produced our guide to getting the most out of...

News: Super Smash Bros. Evo 2015 Champ ZeRo Is Joining Team SoloMid

Super Smash Bros. Evo 2015 Champ ZeRo Is Joining Team SoloMid

"I had a lot of very interesting offers from a wide selection of teams"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U champ Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios has been signed to eSports organisation Team SoloMid, it has been confirmed today. The Chilean player has a winning streak of 39 tournaments and recently emerged victorious at this year's EVO event. He was previously...

First Impressions: Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Learning to Fly With Rodea the Sky Soldier

Winging It

Rodea the Sky Soldier has had quite a turbulent time in development. Originally announced in 2010 for the Wii, this character-driven flight action game from Sonic and NiGHTS into Dreams creator Yuji Naka looked set to soar, but ultimately never got off the runway. After years of radio silence, Rodea was cleared for takeoff as a rebuilt...

News: Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

Team17 Is Publishing Yooka-Laylee And Wants To Produce A Physical Version

“There is a large demand for a physical game”

UK veteran Team17 is publishing Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee, it has been announced. The 3D platformer raised more than £2M via Kickstarter earlier this year, and is coming to the Wii U. Team17 will assist with localisation, certification, QA, marketing and other business concerns. Here's what...

Gallery: Facebook and Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker Hackathon Has Chosen Its Winner

Facebook and Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker Hackathon Has Chosen Its Winner

Do you Like this tie-in?

Not too long ago Nintendo announced a promotional partnership with Facebook for Super Mario Maker. Beyond the PR-friendly Hackathon - in which Facebook employees designed levels, with the winner to be included in the game - it's a smart move, as potential marketing deals and promotion with Facebook will certainly be useful...

Gallery: Check Out These Fresh Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations Screens

Check Out These Fresh Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations Screens

Mathematical!

Adventure Time: Finn And Jake Investigations is the latest video game to be based on the exploits of the boy-and-dog combo, and is coming to Wii U and 3DS in October. We've been given some new screenshots taken from the forthcoming release, which is different from previous Adventure Time titles in that it adopts a story-driven,...

Video: Lego Dimensions Story Trailer Features Squabbling Batmen, Scooby Doo And Much Middle Earth Mayhem

Lego Dimensions Story Trailer Features Squabbling Batmen, Scooby Doo And Much Middle Earth Mayhem

Plus Marty McFly taking it to eleven

Lego Dimensions aims to combine Skylanders-style NFC toys with a full video game adventure, and Warner Bros. has just released a story trailer which hints at the kind of action you'll be enjoying when the game launches later this year. The trailer features the game's primary antagonist, Lord Vortech, and shows...

Video: This Japanese Super Mario Maker Overview Is Surprisingly Well-Constructed

This Japanese Super Mario Maker Overview Is Surprisingly Well-Constructed

Game details and amiibo footage, it's all here

It's not long until Super Mario Maker graces Wii U systems all over the world, and our own personal interest surrounding this intriguing DIY title grows with each snippet of fresh news. Today's interesting titbit is a new video from Nintendo of Japan which shows off the game's mechanics in a...

News: The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live

The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live

Up and running on Wii U, 3DS and web browsers

As promised, Nintendo has launched its Miiverse redesign, which is structured to re-shape the platform back into a game-centric social network. It's changed how our posts are categorised, and a 30 post a day rule - which doesn't include all in-game posts - is certainly the most controversial move,...

News: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC Release Date, Project Guard is Still a Thing

The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC Release Date, Project Guard is Still a Thing

Project Giant Robot also given a TBD date

Alongside the main document that announces Nintendo's latest financial results, there's also typically a 'Supplementary Information' document; it's as exciting as it sounds, but does occasionally have snippets of interesting information. Mostly this revolves around the upcoming games list, which provide the...