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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...

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...

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...

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...

Video: Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing 

Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing 

The closest we'll get to a real F-Zero experience for now

It's not long until we'll be racing around in Mario Kart 8 at the slightly silly - but potentially awesome - 200cc speed. Whether a case of perspective or true to reality, the free update is bringing a level of pace that seems more than a mere one-third increase. Up to now Nintendo UK has...

Rumour: Upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC to Include Baby Park and Neo Bowser City

Upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC to Include Baby Park and Neo Bowser City

Supposedly dug up from the game's code

Update: Cancel the baby (park) shower, this is apparently a load of old bunkum, as we suggested it may be in the original article below. We're back to dreaming once again... Original Article: The Mario Kart 8 second DLC pack isn't far away, which mean we can start to fantasize about what tracks will be on...

Talking Point: Splatoon Is a Typically Colourful Nintendo Dabble in the Mainstream Market

Splatoon Is a Typically Colourful Nintendo Dabble in the Mainstream Market

It can't be gory with all that ink

When Splatoon was revealed at E3 2014, this writer was rather unimpressed, which in the clear perspective of hindsight was a very narrow-minded reaction. Eager to see more 'hits', the oddball, super colourful third-person competitive shooter seemed like a peculiar announcement - both fundamentally Nintendo-esque...

News: Mario Maker Japanese Website Points to Inclusion of Yoshi and, Maybe, Kuribo's Shoe

Mario Maker Japanese Website Points to Inclusion of Yoshi and, Maybe, Kuribo's Shoe

8-bit Yoshi, HD Kuribo's Shoe? Sign us up...

Sometimes it pays to look for clues and information on official Nintendo game pages published for the Japanese market. Some eagle-eyed Mario Maker fans over on NeoGaf have been looking around the Japanese website for the game and found some interesting pointers on potential content. For starters, as you...

Video: The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Modern Gaming

The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Modern Gaming

Featuring Affordable Space Adventures

It's no lie that due to the popularity of the ultra-competitive gaming scene that co-operative gameplay has taken rather a sideline in recent years. Luckily all is not quite lost, and a handful of developers are still keen to provide this style of gameplay for the fans who crave it, and there's no example better...

News: Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Challenges

Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Challenges

Worth splashing the cash?

The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts unsurprisingly devoted a segment to Splatoon, a major release on Wii U that's arriving at the end of May. Part of this segment was confirmation that the rumours of Splatoon amiibo were accurate, with three toys on the way - Squid, Boy Inkling and Girl Inkling. Clarity on what...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable Data Packs To Expedite Loading Times

Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable Data Packs To Expedite Loading Times

Only for the disc-based version, naturally

The disc-based version of Xenoblade Chronicles X will use free downloadable "data packs" to cut down loading times, it has been revealed. Developer Monolith Software is recommending that players download all of the packs, but if hard drive space is limited there is the option to pick and choose which ones...

Feature: The Final Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation - Dolls and Online Features

The Final Xenoblade Chronicles X Presentation - Dolls and Online Features

Info on how mech suits will work in the game, along with online mechanics

Well, there you have it. With this latest Japanese Xenoblade Chronicles X presentation, Nintendo and developer Monolith Soft have spilled all the beans they're willing to spill before the game releases in Japan on 29th April. In the past we've seen the planet of Mira detailed,...

Live: Watch Nintendo and Monolith Soft's Presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X Online and Dolls / Mechs - Live!

Watch Nintendo and Monolith Soft's Presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles X Online and Dolls / Mechs - Live!

Time for the nitty-gritty

Xenoblade Chronicles X is just weeks away in Japan, so Nintendo and Monolith Soft have prepared another live broadcast to build excitement. This may just be the best yet, as it'll focus on Mech (Dolls) and online aspects - we'll be translating and blogging as it happens. #XenobladeX

News: Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Down Wii U Ahead Of Nintendo NX Launch

Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Down Wii U Ahead Of Nintendo NX Launch

"The Wii U is on the wrong side of the bell curve"

It goes without saying that the Wii U hasn't been the success Nintendo had hoped for, with just under 10 million total hardware sales since launch - that's around half the amount of systems that Sony has shifted, and the PS4 is a year younger than Nintendo's machine. With the recent announcement of...

News: Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Trophy collection

All Amiibo collectors looking for a good way to store their trophies are in luck. Play Asia has posted a listing for an amiibo Clear Case. The HORI created case is comprised of a shallow stand, deep enough to fit the Amiibo disk, and a clear, square covering case to show off the various fighters in style. The case is available in...

News: Nintendo Australia Will Restock Official GameCube Controller Adapter For Wii U At Select Retailers

Nintendo Australia Will Restock Official GameCube Controller Adapter For Wii U At Select Retailers

Good news for Smash fans down under

Earlier this year, Nintendo replenished select stores across both Australia and New Zealand with fresh but limited quantities of amiibo stock. Following this move, Nintendo Australia has now revealed the in demand official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U will soon be available again at select retailers for...