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11:00 AM on 07.09.2014

Shantae: Risky's Revenge will see a PC release on July 15th

Shantae: Risky's Revenge is a fantastic game that helped bring some life to the relatively limp DSiWare service once upon a time. It's since been released on iOS due to its popularity, and now, it's hitting the PC on July 15t...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 07.09.2014

Kirby: Triple Deluxe's Smash Bros. minigame is becoming a standalone purchase

Kirby: Triple Deluxe was a pretty great game, due in part because of its two well crafted mini-games -- a rhythm game involving King Dedede, and its Smash Bros. like Kirby Fighters Z. Well in Japan, they're apparently do...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 07.09.2014

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby will have the Secret Base mechanic

When Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby arrive on the 3DS as remakes of Sapphire and Ruby from the GBA era, they'll be bringing along the contemporary refreshments we take for granted today -- like online play. But it'll a...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Square Enix announces Dragon Quest X for 3DS

[Update: Dragon Quest X uses cloud functionality for 3DS similar to that of the smartphone versions. This means the game runs via Square's servers, rather than natively on the handheld.] Let's face it, Dragon Quest X is ...

Kyle MacGregor







You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y photo
You can now download the Fancy Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y
by Jordan Devore

100 million trades have been made through the Global Trade Station in Pokémon X and Y and, as promised, Game Freak is handing out Fancy Pattern Vivillons for the milestone. Nice job, all!

The distribution event has commenced -- with your online-enabled 3DS, choose "Mystery Gift" from the main menu of either game to receive the new 'mon.

This specific Vivillon can't be obtained any other way, so get to downloading. It knows the move "Hold Hands." Battle effect? "Ally Pokémon hold hands. This makes them very happy." Well then.

A Vivillon of a Different Pattern! [Pokémon]

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This month's Club Nintendo rewards include Paper Mario, Kid Icarus photo
This month's Club Nintendo rewards include Paper Mario, Kid Icarus
by Jordan Devore

The Club Nintendo game rewards for this month are in. Hope you aren't averse to repeats:

  • Donkey Kong Jr. (Wii U) - 200 Coins
  • 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (3DS) - 200 Coins
  • Paper Mario (Wii/Wii U) - 250 Coins
  • Metal Torrent (3DS) - 200 Coins

I'd be all over Paper Mario if it were possible to play on Wii U without using Wii Mode. Like, how sweet would full-on GamePad support be? The sweetest.

Nintendo hasn't yet announced this year's rewards for Elite members who have obtained Gold or Platinum status at Club Nintendo, but that info should be coming before too long.

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2:45 PM on 07.07.2014

A video cassette guide to Shovel Knight

This isn't the first cheesy "How to Win" video My Life in Gaming has put out, but it's perhaps the most fitting given the subject matter and its influences. Ready to become a Shovel Knight master? If you've ever sought guidance from a VHS tape for tips and tricks, you'll love this. It covers the whole game!

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 07.07.2014

Pokémon Trading Card Game comes to 3DS in Europe this week

I had a binder specifically for my collection of Pokémon cards but never knew how to properly play the game. Which was fine, because they were fun enough to look at. I did, however, play a ton of Pokémon Trading...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 07.07.2014

Bravely Default is getting a demo in Japan that basically gives you half the game

Well this is interesting. Even though the game has been out for some time (especially in Japan), Square Enix has developed a new demo for Bravely Default to shuffle in basically everyone who hasn't played it yet. On July...

Chris Carter



Mighty Number 9 opens new crowd funding campaign, teases cartoon show photo
Mighty Number 9 opens new crowd funding campaign, teases cartoon show
by Jonathan Holmes

It seems like only yesterday that Keiji Inafune announced the Kickstarter campaign form Mighty Number 9 at PAX East. It was an exciting day for Mega Man fans. Just looking at the commemorative t-shirt from that event still puts a smile on my face. 

Since then, the game has raised nearly $4 million in funding. That's a lot of money to generate based off some promotional art, a little test footage and the goodwill of emotionally invested fans. That's why its both surprising and perfectly logical for Comcept to re-open the the game to crowdfunding support. It worked pretty well for them the first time, so why not try it again?

The new funding will strictly go towards additional content not promised in the original crowd funding campaign. The first goal is full English voice acting, which will cost... $100,000? That's either asking way too much or a sign that the game will have a whole lot of talking in it. Either way, that's not necessarily good news. Comcept also announced plans to partner with Digital Frontier on a Mighty Number 9 animated series (trailer below), which like the game, sports some nice 2D promotional and some less than impressive polygon-based animation.

This whole thing speaks to a strange mix of raw enthusiasm and overconfidence that is, at the very least, interesting to watch unfold. Comcept is acting like Mighty Number 9 is already a beloved time-tested franchise, when in reality, it just looks like one. Time will tell if the game ends up warranting all the faith and financing that's already been put into it.

Mighty Triple-Header: Exciting Announcements from Anime Expo 2014! [Kickstarter]

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1:30 PM on 07.05.2014

Midora may hit consoles, is #19 on Steam Greenlight

Midora's art is so nice that many thought it was too good to be true, leading to claims that the game's graphics were directly lifted from The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. Those accusations have been debunked, but th...

Jonathan Holmes



Another fair comparison: 1001 Spikes is better than Game of Thrones photo
Another fair comparison: 1001 Spikes is better than Game of Thrones
by Jonathan Holmes

Believe it or not, there once was a time when many, many people thought that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was better than Advance Wars. Thankfully, those days are over now. According to my numbers, 89.6% of those who once suffered from the false belief that Kevin Spacey's upcoming AAA blockbuster competitive murder-spree is better than Nintendo's classic cartoon general simulator have been successfully converted to the truth. Though it's hard to be sure just how responsible I am for this turn of events, it's fair to guess that I'm largely responsible, because why not? You're welcome everybody. 

But a cowboy's work is never done. There are still many poor souls out there suffering from the delusion that a thing that they like is better than a thing that I like. Case in point -- Game of Thrones. Apparently, many of of you out there believe this show/book series is as good as, or even better than, the new death-trap stuntman 2D platformer Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes.

Sorry Throners, but you're about to get pwned(ers). 

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8:00 AM on 07.05.2014

Senran Kagura 2 trailer sure is very Senran Kagura

Marvelous is keeping its cheeky money-printing machine going strong with Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson. The latest effort from self-proclaimed "huge boob producer" Kenichiro Takaki is due to be unleashed in Japan starti...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 07.04.2014

Mutant Mudds 3DS gets a free update to make it inline with Wii U

Mutant Mudds was released on the Nintendo 3DS all the way back in 2012, but it's still updated to this day. In addition to adding the Granny levels that were introduced with the PC version of the game, developer Renegade...

Chris Carter



Nintendo's humorous shareholder Q&A summarized photo
Nintendo's humorous shareholder Q&A summarized
by Jordan Devore

Jonathan told you how Nintendo's 74th annual general meeting of shareholders came across like a bad comments section. Now, here's that meeting in-depth as translated by Nintendo itself.

Notably, CEO Satoru Iwata was absent due to his health (please understand), but Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda were present to field most of the questions. Some of them were pretty out there, like the one from a shareholder who proclaimed he was angry because he didn't understand gaming and god forbid Nintendo talk about gaming at its meetings. Good stuff.

If you'd rather have the short (but not too short) version, I've summarized some of the best bits.

The 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders [Nintendo]

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11:00 PM on 07.03.2014

The next Denpa Men game will be free-to-play and super cute

The latest entry in the Denpa Men series is releasing July 23 in Japan, but it's actually going free-to-play this time around. Denpa Ningen no RPG: Free! is another notch in the adorable series' belt, where you use the 3DS c...

Brittany Vincent