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News: Miiverse Update Allows Screenshots As Favourite Posts and Additional Community Info

Miiverse Update Allows Screenshots As Favourite Posts and Additional Community Info

Share your favourite Communities with the world

The Miiverse platform is continually being updated by Nintendo, with the recent addition of line breaks not necessarily blowing minds, but doing its part to improve the service. We've seen posts support more characters, improvements to the profile layout and options, and more besides. Yet another...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Home console sales continue summer decline

In last week's Media Create chart results for Japan, Yokai Watch stormed the charts with 1.3 million sales. A combination of the growing popularity of Level-5's franchise and the decision to release two versions helped it surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor in just one week. As expected, Yokai...

News: Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Wii U Visuals "Closer To Xbox 360"

Disney Infinity Guardians Of The Galaxy Playset Wii U Visuals "Closer To Xbox 360"

Studio Gobo spills the beans

With today’s Guardians of the Galaxy play-set announcement for Disney Infinity 2.0, Family Gamer TV had the opportunity to visit Studio Gobo and ask them about where the Wii U version of the game would sit in comparison to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. When asked whether Studio Gobo were covering all the platforms...

News: Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hyrule Warriors Tomorrow

Japanese Video Site Niconico Live Streaming Hyrule Warriors Tomorrow

Footage of new characters in action?

We've already had news regarding new additions to the Hyrule Warriors roster, and tomorrow Japanese video sharing site Niconico will be live streaming footage of the game — presumably showing these fresh combatants in action. The event will take place at 9PM Japanese time, which is 1PM if you're based in

Video: This Cool Slow-Mo Mario Kart 8 Japanese TV Advert Even Features Luigi's Death Stare

This Cool Slow-Mo Mario Kart 8 Japanese TV Advert Even Features Luigi's Death Stare

Embracing the meme

Nintendo clearly knew it had produced a terrific feature — with Mario Kart TV in Mario Kart 8 — right from the off, strongly featuring slow-mo replays in its pre-release Nintendo Direct broadcast; to humorous effect. That said, Ninty may have been surprised when the Luigi 'Death Stare' went viral in a YouTube video, getting...

News: Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Another spin on the "Nintendo wins E3" debate

A recent survey commissioned by IHS in partnership with Gamer Network has revealed that Nintendo's strong showing at E3 caused a massive spike in purchasing intent for the Wii U. Around a thousand core gamers were quizzed on various purchase intentions before and after the event. The Wii U began E3 as...

News: Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Still no plans, as yet, to make methods public

In early July we reported on YouTube channel MrBean35000vr demonstrating that it had hacked a Wii U and Mario Kart 8, showing changes to text within the game, the console's menu and WaraWara Plaza. The hackers made a point in expressing their opposition to 'cheaters' and stated it was working towards...

News: Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto as Playable Characters

Quite a cast

Just yesterday we reported on the news that a Goron was being teased as a new playable character in Hyrule Warriors. It seems that tease was just the beginning, as a preview from Famitsu on its latest issue is promising details on three new playable characters. As expected, it's the turn of

News: UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Download Piracy, Raising Importance of System Security

UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Download Piracy, Raising Importance of System Security

Nintendo is still battling hackers of the Wii U and 3DS

The Wii and DS were compromised for a significant period of their lifespan, with the latter being a victim of rampant game piracy with the sale and availability of R4 cards. Though there are always those that make the case for such devices as a means for obtaining backups of games already...

Video: Behold The Insane Destructive Power Of Link's Wrecking Ball And Power Glove Combo

Behold The Insane Destructive Power Of Link's Wrecking Ball And Power Glove Combo

More Hyrule Warriors footage to get you excited

As the Japanese launch of Hyrule Warriors draws ever closer we've starting to see a lot more video content pouring out of Koei Tecmo. This latest footage shows Link's Ball & Chain and Power Glove weapon arrangement, the raw power of which is absolutely terrifying. Link is able to use the ball to...

News: Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To Console Data Transfer

Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To Console Data Transfer

You can now navigate the eShop with multiple controllers, too

Wii U system update version 5.1.0 is rolling out to consoles as we speak, and allows owners to port data from one Wii U console to another. Previously, users were required to send their Wii U consoles to Nintendo in order to transfer information — such as your Nintendo Network ID, game...

News: New Hyrule Warriors Playable Character to be Announced This Week

New Hyrule Warriors Playable Character to be Announced This Week

Rumours and hints point to a Goron

Koei Tecmo is still consistently revealing tantalising new details for Hyrule Warriors in the form of new playable characters, stages and villains. It's the former that arguably raise hype levels the most, as we can all fantasize about crushing hundreds of foes with a variety of iconic characters from the Zelda...

News: Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third in UK, Moves Back Up the Charts

Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third in UK, Moves Back Up the Charts

Pokémon Black and White make surprise return

With the Summer well underway — and with the UK currently enduring a heat wave — it's been a quieter week of game sales in the country, with a drop of 14% in revenue for game sales last week. Nintendo has bucked the trend however, with Mario Kart 8 and discounted DS games enjoying terrific weeks in...

News: Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii and DS, Yet Shimmying Past Wii U

Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii and DS, Yet Shimmying Past Wii U

It's a "smash hit television show", we're told

Little Orbit, the masters of licensed games and no doubt literally rolling around in mounds of crisp dollar bills during lunch breaks, is taking another IP and pushing it out as a game. This time it's Disney's Violetta, a "tween telenovela" broadcast in Latin America and Europe, which is coming to 3DS,...

News: Suica NFC Cards To Finally Be Used, From 22nd July, For eShop Payments in Japan

Suica NFC Cards To Finally Be Used, From 22nd July, For eShop Payments in Japan

Here's hoping for Western equivalents

For well over a year now, Nintendo has been stating that it would utilise the NFC capabilities of the Wii U GamePad to support "Suica" cards in Japan. Typically used on public transport — in Japan and around the world in various forms — these swipe cards will allow gamers to quickly pay for a game on the...

News: Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Bayonetta 2 Environmental Artist Outlines Sources of Inspiration, Including Gorgeous Screenshots

Belgium and Italy set the scene

We can expect Bayonetta 2 to get plenty of attention and marketing from Nintendo ahead of its October arrival, with the Platinum Games exclusive joining Hyrule Warriors as an action game catered to those that prefer quick button taps to cerebral, relaxing experiences. One aspect certainly deserving praise is the...

News: This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a Great Start to the Weekend

This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a Great Start to the Weekend

It looks awesome in motion

It's Friday, which means many of us can look ahead to a weekend of relaxation and, probably, some games. Sadly the new Super Smash Bros. entries aren't included on our list of games to play, but we can nevertheless get into the weekend spirit with Masahiro Sakurai's latest Miiverse Pic of the Day. This entry is perfect...

News: Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Tomodachi Life joins MK8 in overall Top 10

The latest NPD results — which provide data on physical retail sales in the US — have been released, and Nintendo has been confident enough about the outcome to break recent trends and provide a press release update on its position. There are strong numbers for both the Wii U and 3DS. To begin with...