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4:45 PM on 02.13.2015

Covers for Yumi's Odd Odyssey offer some slight variations

There's an important rule in the entertainment industry: Know your audience. For the PS Vita version of Yumi's Odd Odyssey set to arrive in April in Japan, it appears this philosophy is being followed pretty closely. See if you can spot what the difference might be between the Nintendo 3DS version and the "ahem" mature Vita version. It might take you a while, so be patient. [Via Twitter]

Robert Summa





4:00 PM on 02.13.2015

Watch Zelda producer go fishing in Majora's Mask 3D

Majora's Mask 3D is out today. Did you buy it? You should probably buy it. You know, if you want. It's the same (well, maybe a tad different) great game from back in the day, but with a few notable additions, like fishing ho...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 02.13.2015

Maybe, baby, Dale North is the one for me

Ah, that smooth, buttery voice. Those luscious harmonies. That pixelated plaid shirt. That is our friend (and former Editor-in-Chief) Dale North. He has taken the default lyrics to the ballad "Maybe, Baby" in Tomodachi Life ...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 02.13.2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate delivers some free day-one DLC

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is out today, as is the New 3DS. To celebrate, Capcom is releasing a free update that you can pick up from now until March 15, which includes 50 basic items for your hunter. Basically just head to th...

Chris Carter



The hunt is on today for the Majora's Mask New 3DS XL, here's what I found photo
The hunt is on today for the Majora's Mask New 3DS XL, here's what I found
by Chris Carter

[Update: Target seems to have some extra stock online from dropped pre-orders. Check now (try the mobile link too) and throughout the day to see if anything pops up. GameStop is also taking orders on a $250 bundle with the game and Majora's Mask-themed New 3DS.]

Another big videogame product launch, another retailer hunt from yours truly.

This morning the New 3DS XL debuted across the country in the US, and thousands of fans are looking to get their hands on the coveted Majora's Mask 3DS. As many of you know it sold out in minutes in-store at GameStop, and online at Best Buy, among other stores. I got word that select stores would be getting shipments in this morning, so I headed out to three Targets, one Best Buy, and called many more locations.

The verdict? Unless you're in a rural area, your chances of getting one are very slim, even if you go at opening. All of the stores I contacted obtained three to four, and sold out immediately after the doors opened. According to one shop, customers waited outside the night before to snag one of the three of its stock.

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Very Quick Tips: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D photo
Very Quick Tips: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
by Chris Carter

Majora's Mask may have problems, but the three-day cycle concept is not one of them. While some people didn't like the fact that they had to "start all over" after the cycle repeated, that's not really the case.

You get to keep all your key items, you can store your Rupees in a bank and get them back right away, and there's an easy method to ensuring that you have all the time you need for dungeons.

Let's take a look.

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D photo
Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
by Chris Carter

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is unlike any other Zelda game in the series. For instance, there's no sign of the franchise's classic villain Ganon, and no Zelda outside of a quick flashback reference.

It's also a decidedly darker affair, with strong themes of depression, anxiety, and general angst due to the impending end of the world. Heck, there's even straight-up voyeurism quest and the assumption of dead people's identities.

Majora has a lot of really cool ideas, and most of them are augmented by the slight upgrades found in Majora's Mask 3D.

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2:30 PM on 02.12.2015

Yep, Rodea: The Sky Soldier still looks beautiful

If there's one videogame trope that I'm a sucker for, it's floating islands. It's part of the reason why I love Jumping Flash! 2 and Skies of Arcadia, and it's the same reason why I think Rodea: The Sky Soldier looks am...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 02.12.2015

XSEED harvests Story of Seasons on March 31

Story of Seasons takes root in North America on March 31, XSEED Games announced today. The Nintendo 3DS farming simulator is the latest entry in the Bokujo Monogatari series, which previously was localized under the...

Kyle MacGregor

1:15 PM on 02.12.2015

XSEED brings Lord of Magna west this spring

A localization of Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven is in the works, XSEED just confirmed. Expect the Nintendo 3DS strategy role-playing game to arrive on western shores sometime this spring.

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 02.12.2015

Retro City Rampage's New 3DS update is out in Europe

If you own Retro City Rampage DX on the 3DS, you should have an update ready for you now in Europe, and "soon" in North America. The delay for the latter is due to a Nintendo certification process that isn't qu...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 02.12.2015

Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

I hope you aren't too excited for the Wii U eShop, because all it's getting is Blek, Breath of Fire, and Paparazzi. Ubisoft is still having that sale for a few more days. Yep, that's it. The 3DS has a killer week yet again th...

Chris Carter





8:00 PM on 02.11.2015

Beard View: Yo-Kai Watch

I was worried about Yo-Kai Watch when it was first announced. Putting out a manga, anime and game series all in one fell swoop is no small financial undertaking. Given that Level-5 isn't a multi-billion dollar outfit, they h...

Jonathan Holmes



Guide: Where you can import amiibo, and where you can find rares photo
Guide: Where you can import amiibo, and where you can find rares
by Chris Carter

Unless my Meta Knight pre-order is screwed up by Best Buy, I'll have every existing amiibo on-hand by next week. A lot of people have asked how I'm so successful at getting some of the rarer figures, and the answer is "helping out a lot of friends, and getting help from friends."

But there are a lot of ways to procure them. Here are a few that will allow you to sidestep scalpers on eBay.

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12:00 PM on 02.11.2015

Let this Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate trailer serve as your pre-hunt briefing

It sure feels like we're saying this a lot lately, but hunting season's upon us. This time, it's the enormous beasts of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate that need to be slain. We're not shooting for "tranq and peacefully reloc...

Brett Makedonski



The Unova starter giveaway is live in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire photo
The Unova starter giveaway is live in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
by Jordan Devore

The codes for Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are now all redeemable. Just head into the Mystery Gift option and choose "receive via code," then type in POKEMON497, POKEMON500, and POKEMON503, respectively.

These Pokémon are packing hidden abilities (Contrary, Reckless, and Shell Armor), so it's worth setting aside a couple of minutes to nab them before leaving 'em inside a box, unloved.

When this distribution event was announced, I asked which of the three monsters was best, and things got weird. I expect that to happen in all Pokémon posts these days. Or all posts, really.

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