• Poll Box Art Brawl: Wario Land: Shake It!

    Shake it off, shake it off, woo-ooo-OOO!

    Welcome back to another edition of Box Art Brawl, folks! Naturally, before we see who we've got entering the ring this week, let's see how things went down last time, shall we? Professor Layton and the Unwound Future was our pick of the week and we had three variations battle it out to claim victory...






  • News Yoshi's Crafted World Receives Its First Update

    Fixes an analogue bug and resolves "some other issues"

    Arguably the most adorable game to be released so far this year is Yoshi's Crafted World on the Nintendo Switch. This makes a lot of sense, considering it's been developed by the Japan-based developer Good-Feel – best known in recent years for its work on Yoshi's Woolly World and Kirby's Epic...


  • Soapbox Yoshi's Woolly World Mended My Rocky Relationship With Yoshi

    A cracked heart tightly stitched back together

    Yoshi has been my favourite character from the Super Mario series since he made his dino-riffic debut in Super Mario World back in '91. I was so fond of him at that time that I convinced my parents to name our new Bichon Frise puppy in his honour. To this day, when I play Mario Kart or Mario Party...








  • News StreetPass Games Producers Tell Origins of Mii Plaza's Playground

    Also explain that pesky 10-Mii limit

    With all the fond looks-backsie on the year that was in gaming, the creative, StreetPass-powered games pushed by that rabbit who suddenly appeared in the 3DS Mii Plaza tend to be overlooked. Stephen Totilo, a self-professed fan of the games at Kotaku, thought this was a shame, so he went straight to Nintendo to...


  • Hands On StreetPass Plaza's Downloadable Content

    Play Coin guzzlers

    A few days ago, Nintendo launched a surprise update to the 3DS's StreetPass Plaza in Europe and Japan. Previously home to Puzzle Swap and StreetPass Quest alone, users can now purchase a further four games to play with any Miis that they encounter when out and about. As with the other Plaza games, you can use the Mii of anybody...


  • News 3D Motion Gaming Debuts on the DSi

    Breaking new ground with the DSi camera

    Although rumours abound of a motion-enabled successor to the DS being readied for unveiling in the near future, it seems some developers just couldn't wait and decided to attempt the same kind of game mechanics afforded by accelerometers utilising the second camera present on the DSi. The system is known as...