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Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Reader Awards 2014

Nintendo Life's Reader Awards 2014

Your favourites of the year

2014 is drawing to a close, and the festive spirit is no doubt getting plenty into the gaming mood. We've already revealed our Game of the Year Staff Awards, but now it's time to see which titles have most excited the Nintendo Life community over the past year. We opened voting for the Game of the Year Reader Awards on...

Review: The Voice: I Want You (Wii U)

The Voice: I Want You (Wii U)

Desafinado

Since American Idol first graced the airwaves back in 2002, a number of similar shows have stepped up to deliver the singing superstar search process season after season, including - since 2011 - NBC's The Voice. In this Wii U title based on the show, The Voice translates into a karaoke game with a tournament structure, a soundtrack split...

Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

One week to go

As Wii U owners with a 32GB Premium / Deluxe model are undoubtedly aware, that system includes membership in the Nintendo Network Premium Promotion. Once linked to a Nintendo Network ID this applies points to each purchase on the Wii U eShop, and spending an amount that roughly equates to a full retail game brings the reward of a £5...

Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Staff Awards 2014

Nintendo Life's Staff Awards 2014

2014 has served up some classics

It's hard to believe that another year of gaming has passed, yet here we are. 2014 was a busy year for Nintendo, and the company certainly delivered a lot of thoroughly enjoyable games on the Wii U and 3DS. We also saw both eShop platforms grow further, particularly on the Wii U, with high quality downloadable...

Weirdness: Fan Creates Wind Waker Overworld From LEGO

Fan Creates Wind Waker Overworld From LEGO

Taking 'toon' to a whole new level...

Fan projects are always something that adds to the magic of the Nintendo community, and what we have here is no exception. BrucilSprout has designed the whole overworld from GameCube's The Wind Waker, rendered in POV-ray using Lego Digital Designer software. The entire model contains around 1,900 pieces, and...

News: Club Nintendo Adds Two 3DS Game Card Cases and NES Remix 2 T-Shirt in North America

Club Nintendo Adds Two 3DS Game Card Cases and NES Remix 2 T-Shirt in North America

New physical rewards, huzzah!

Club Nintendo varies between territories, and typically PAL regions have occasional physical reward updates while North American gamers have a choice of eight downloads every month. Some in North America won't necessarily have been happy at the minimal number of physical rewards in the territory, however, but there's...

Review: Penguins of Madagascar (Wii U)

Penguins of Madagascar (Wii U)

Un-tactical Espionage Action

The Penguins from the smash CG hit Madagascar were so popular they received their own film in the form of Penguins of Madagascar, so it was inevitable that the four feathered friends would also receive their own video game adaption. Publisher Little Orbit - which is certainly no stranger to adaptations of movies -was...

News: Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Free Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Medley Added To Taiko: Drum Master For Wii U

Gotta drum 'em all

Those of you lucky enough to own a Japanese Wii U may have already picked up Bandai Namco's Taiko: Drum Master Extra Large Serving, the latest in a long line of drumming action titles. If you haven't, then the news that a special Pokémon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby Challenge Medley has been added to the game might have you...

Video: Shovel Knight Is Digging Up The Tarmac In Road Redemption

Shovel Knight Is Digging Up The Tarmac In Road Redemption

"We're still working hard on porting to Mac, Linux, Wii U and others"

Bike combat game Road Redemption is getting an unexpected but totally welcome scoop of Shovel Knight action. Developer DarkSeas Games has just released an update to the PC version that allows you to step into the iconic blue armour of the garden tool-welding hero and hop onto a...

News: Toys "R" Us Provides a Fresh Update on Cancelled amiibo Pre-Orders

Toys "R" Us Provides a Fresh Update on Cancelled amiibo Pre-Orders

Solution due "within the week"

Update: Toys "R" Us has been in touch with some clarification on the process for those looking to revive their cancelled amiibo pre-orders. It's been confirmed that those that paid with credit cards will have pre-orders re-instated, though others will need to follow an alternative process. As outlined below, we can...

News: Nintendo Secures Second Patent Win Over Creative Kingdoms

Nintendo Secures Second Patent Win Over Creative Kingdoms

Hopefully that will be that

Nintendo faces plenty of patent challenges in the courts, the majority of which it wins. The Wii and its Remote have been targeted a great deal, in particular, and last year it saw off a challenge from Creative Kingdoms, a "theme park operator" that was claiming the Wii Remote infringed on the patent for it 'magic wand'...

News: Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pretty Infographic

Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pretty Infographic

Breaks out the metacritic stats

It must be said, a good infographic can go a long way. While issuing statistics and numbers can make eyes droop and lose attention, if you place some key statistics with some pretty graphics the message can be a lot clearer; Nintendo's keen to make just that point. An infographic tweeted by Nintendo of America states...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off 2014's 'Fan Faves'

Nintendo Shows Off 2014's 'Fan Faves'

Nintendo Minute's hosts show off their Wii U choices, too

'Tis the season for contemplating the year, and Nintendo is joining in with its own videos to remind us that — above all else — 2014 brought us a lot of fantastic games. The most recent video from today is a sizzle reel showing off 'fan faves' of 2014, based on over 600,000 pieces of...

News: Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

"The story might not be too different from past Star Fox games"

Star Fox will be blasting its way to the Wii U next year, offering fans of the series another chance to hop into the iconic Arwing and perform barrel rolls aplenty. However, those expecting the game to feature a radically different storyline to what has gone before may be a little...

News: UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

MCV report shows the diminishing UK value of Wii U and 3DS in 2014

As we enter the final few major shopping days before Christmas, we're certainly curious as to whether this festive period will deliver the sales success that Nintendo craves. The picture appears to be relatively positive in the US, with November showing strong software sales and an...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

There's a chance the game will get Dream Rush local multiplayer, too

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams launched on Wii U with a bug which prevented sound from being outputted from the GamePad's speaker, and while this was fixed in the European edition of the game, North American players are still waiting for the fix. We recently approached Black Forest...