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News: Congo Calling's Bandi Mbubi Urges Gamers To Press Nintendo Into Using Conflict-Free Materials In Its Consoles

Congo Calling's Bandi Mbubi Urges Gamers To Press Nintendo Into Using Conflict-Free Materials In Its Consoles

Apple shames unethical mineral suppliers, but will Nintendo do the same?

Progress isn't always a good thing. New consoles, gadgets and services can hold a hidden price which goes way beyond what we pay at retail. The minerals that are used to create much of our technology are often obtained from conflict-ridden parts of the world — such as the...

News: A Radiant New trailer For Child of Light Emerges, With A Slight Change To The Euro Release Date

A Radiant New trailer For Child of Light Emerges, With A Slight Change To The Euro Release Date

Burning brighter with every glimpse we get

Ubisoft's artistic action-RPG Child of Light has been drawing plenty of attention since its announcement last year, and yesterday's Nintendo Direct has treated us to yet another gorgeous trailer. There's plenty of gameplay brought to light as the young Princess Aurora battles, explores, and puzzles her way...

News: Amazon Lists Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark For Wii U And 3DS

Amazon Lists Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark For Wii U And 3DS

You can win if you dare?

While it's always worth taking listings on Amazon with a pinch of salt, when one comes out of the blue — and appears on multiple platforms to boot — there's probably an element of truth in there. Listings have appeared on the popular online retailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, the next instalment in the...

News: Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based on Xenoblade Chronicles System

Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based on Xenoblade Chronicles System

Oh my...

While JRPG fans that adored Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii may have been hoping for a release date for Monolith Soft's latest in Nintendo's most recent Direct broadcast, we had to settle for some real-time in-game footage of the combat system. It was exciting to see, as it was the first time that a sustained period of gameplay had been shown...

News: Bowser's Koopalings Join the Cast of Mario Kart 8, Launches 30th May

Bowser's Koopalings Join the Cast of Mario Kart 8, Launches 30th May

The gang's all here!

In today's much anticipated Nintendo Direct, CEO Satoru Iwata announced that Mario Kart 8 will officially be launching on 30th May in both NA and EU; this follows the late January confirmation that it was to be a May release. Iwata-san also announced that a few new "unexpected" characters will be added to the game's roster. For...

News: Little Mac Arrives as a Knockout Challenger in Super Smash Bros.

Little Mac Arrives as a Knockout Challenger in Super Smash Bros.

Images galore inside

The latest Nintendo Direct didn't tell us when Super Smash Bros. is arriving on Wii U and 3DS, aside from '2014', but there was a rather pleasing reveal for the title. Little Mac, the hero of the Punch-Out!! series, arrives as a challenger for the first time. The trailer, below, shows the pugilist in action and certainly...

Nintendo Direct: Trailers Round-Up

Trailers Round-Up

Feast your eyes

Today's Nintendo Direct is over, we'll be recapping the major news points in other posts, but first here is a recap of trailers released during the broadcast. Wii U - Bayonetta 2: Did You Miss Me? Wii U - Mario Kart 8 - Here Come the Koopalings Trailer Wii U - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Launch Trailer Nintendo 3DS -...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American Presentation Live

Watch The North American Presentation Live

Directly to you, and you, and you.

The first Nintendo Direct of 2014 is confirmed for Thursday 13th February at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern, 10pm UK, 11pm Europe; that time suggests that the company aims to reach more people, rather than the standard broadcast at around 10am Eastern. The broadcasts will be a little different per region, too, with...

News: Nintendo Versions Of Mutant Mudds Have Sold Better Than Those On Other Systems

Nintendo Versions Of Mutant Mudds Have Sold Better Than Those On Other Systems

Sales of Wii U and 3DS editions beat Steam, PS Vita and PS3

Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham has divulged an interesting piece of sales data via his Twitter account — the Wii U and 3DS editions of Mutant Mudds are selling better than those on other systems. Watsham first revealed that the Wii U eShop version of the game has sold more than...

News: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Finally Hitting the Track in Japan

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Finally Hitting the Track in Japan

"You're too--uh... what was it, again...?"

Most often, a cool game gets released in Japan and the rest of the world languishes, wondering when it will ever hit their corner of the planet — if it even will in the first place. However, now and then Japan is the last to receive a title, and that is most definitely the case with Sonic & All-Stars...

News: Wii U and 3DS Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 13th February

Wii U and 3DS Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 13th February

At last!

After a January in which Nintendo's priorities were financial reports and strategies, we finally get to focus on new games once again. The first Nintendo Direct of 2014 is confirmed for Thursday 13th February at 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern / 10pm UK / 11pm Europe; that time suggests that the company aims to reach more people, rather than the...

Parent Trap: Wii Fit U Accepts Our Varied Bodies

Wii Fit U Accepts Our Varied Bodies

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson has another look at Nintendo's fitness title

Video games reflect wider society’s desire for the perfect body. Having children only presses this issue home and means I’m pickier about the shape of our video-game protagonists. However, I have been happily surprised then to see how Wii Fit U handles this. Rather than...

News: Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its Support For Wii U

Brand New Game Developer, AE Games, Shows Its Support For Wii U

Not to be confused with EA Games...

It is certainly no secret that some people - be they fans or critics - don’t like the Wii U. It seems that every other day someone has something bad to say about Nintendo’s latest home console, and if they aren’t doing that they’re revelling in the company’s shortcomings. Some would argue that it’s not...

News: Dance Your Heart Out to New DLC Tunes for Just Dance 2014

Dance Your Heart Out to New DLC Tunes for Just Dance 2014

Pump up the jam

Ubisoft recently announced new DLC tracks for its popular game Just Dance 2014. Just in time for Valentine's day, the tracks are now available on all systems, including the Wii and Wii U; they do cost a hefty $2.99 each, include the following chart-topping tracks: "Timber" by Pitbull ft. Ke$ha "Rock N Roll" by Avril Lavigne "Die...

News: Mario 3D World And Zelda: Link Between Worlds Honoured At The New York Video Game Critics Awards

Mario 3D World And Zelda: Link Between Worlds Honoured At The New York Video Game Critics Awards

Both scoop best game accolades

If you're a Nintendo fan, then you'll obviously be aware that both Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds were two of 2013's best video games. However, it's always nice to see the wider world recognise this fact, which is precisely what happened at the 3rd annual New York Video Game Critics...

News: These Super Smash Bros. Home-Run Bat Screens May Brighten Your Day

These Super Smash Bros. Home-Run Bat Screens May Brighten Your Day

Out of the park

Masahiro Sakurai doesn't often reveal new challengers or arenas in his daily posts on the Miiverse Director's Room for the new Super Smash Bros. entries on Wii U and 3DS, but he does often show-off individual moves, mechanics and items. Today may not send shock waves around the world, but could be a fan-favourite. As you can see...

Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demonstrates That Major Third-Parties Are Walking Away

The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demonstrates That Major Third-Parties Are Walking Away

How important that is for the system is up for debate

Before the Wii U was launched Nintendo made the right noises about third-party support — here was a powerful system with backing from major players like EA, Activision and Ubisoft, we were told, and the innovative new controller would encourage unique, multi-screen experiences. Of course,...

News: Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U

Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U

Grim numbers

Confirmation that Watch_Dogs has been delayed again on Wii U, and will arrive later than on other platforms, is certainly a hot topic. While debates around the reasons, justification and ramifications for the game's sales will spin around, there are key statistics that highlight just why Ubisoft isn't exactly busting a gut to deliver...

News: GameChops releases Club Kong: A Modern Jazz Remix of Donkey Kong Music

GameChops releases Club Kong: A Modern Jazz Remix of Donkey Kong Music

Sit back, relax and enjoy

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Donkey Kong Country, video game remix record label GameChops has released a six track remix of music from the game. The album, aptly named Club Kong, is best described as a Donkey Kong electronic jazz club infusion; it comes at a perfect time as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze...

News: Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive on the System After Other Platforms

Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive on the System After Other Platforms

Ubisoft screws the pooch

There have been plenty of rumours and counter-rumours around Watch_Dogs in recent weeks, yet now we have some solid news from the company itself; it's not pleasing from a Wii U perspective. In its financial results today, and the investor call that followed, Ubisoft confirmed that the title would arrive on PC, PS3, PS4,...