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2:00 PM on 10.31.2014

Iwata explains why New 3DS isn't coming west anytime soon

For those in the US and Europe hoping for a retail launch of Nintendo's New 3DS in the near future, the prospects don't look good. During Nintendo's recent semi-annual financials briefing, president Satoru Iwata explained why...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 PM on 10.30.2014

Target is holding a 'buy two, get one free' game sale the week of Nov. 9

There's going to be some good deals next month and you won't even have to wait for Black Friday. According to a weekly Target ad that has surfaced online, the retailer will have a buy-two, get-one-free offer on "all video gam...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 10.30.2014

At long last, Shin Megami Tensei IV is out in Europe!

Good lord, did Atlus take its sweet time, but Shin Megami Tensei IV is finally out in Europe. Also, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Better late than never! The role-playing game is available for &eur...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 10.30.2014

Nintendo Download: Demon's Crest

It's a pretty mellow week outside of a few indie releases for Nintendo. On the Wii U we have Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, Costume Quest 2, Demon's Crest, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, Cosmophony, Falling Skies: The Game,...

Chris Carter





10:30 AM on 10.30.2014

Nintendo: New 3DS is the best-selling remodel so far

While dropping some knowledge in its latest semi-annual financial results briefing, Nintendo casually mentioned the state of the New 3DS -- and it's good! It appears as if Japan is all over the thing, as the sales through the...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 10.28.2014

The EU/AU regions are getting a Shovel Knight 3DS theme

Shovel Knight came, saw, and conquered in a few territories. I've even see a few people say that it's their game of the year, which is awesome. But some regions haven't gotten the game yet, and as a result, Yacht Club Games i...

Chris Carter



GameStop is giving out Diancie for Pokémon X and Y photo
GameStop is giving out Diancie for Pokémon X and Y
by Jordan Devore

Shiny Gengar is no more (hope you got yours!) but another distribution event for Pokémon X and Y has taken its place. Today through November 16 at GameStop, you'll be able to score a free code for the Legendary Rock/Fairy-type Pokémon Diancie.

Once Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are released on November 21, you'll then be able to bring your Diancie to a Pokémon Center in either game to obtain the Diancite Mega Stone necessary for its Mega Evolution. What's the new form look like? Less ... chunky.

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12:30 PM on 10.27.2014

Smash Bros. 3DS update vaguely addresses balance issues

The first post-release update to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is a bit of an enigma. Nintendo doesn't give the specifics of it, just that it'll "make for a more pleasant gaming experience." We'll have to take your word...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 PM on 10.27.2014

Watch Azure Striker Gunvolt's developer show you how to get S ranks

Azure Striker Gunvolt is a pretty great platformer that unfortunately arrived in a crowded space. Hopefully people are still celebrating it and picking it up, but in the meantime, developer Inti Creates has provided a video ...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 10.27.2014

Nintendo offering small incentive for buying both Pokemon Omega and Alpha at Best Buy

When November 21 hits and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire arrive, Best Buy will carry an exclusive double pack. It will include both games in one giant box, ringing in at $79.98 -- basically the price of both games...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 10.25.2014

Pikmin short films look amazing, coming soon to 3DS

When Nintendo first announced they were working on 3 short films about Pikmin, many feared they'd go the route of those Wind Waker from a while back. They weren't exactly bad, but they didn't use original art asset...

Jonathan Holmes

3:30 PM on 10.24.2014

Nintendo has kids explain amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros.

I made it to the closeup of Mario's face, roughly a minute in, before deciding that I needed to share this ridiculous video in which a boy buys an amiibo for Super Smash Bros. to impress a girl. Kyle says it's the worst thin...

Jordan Devore



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Review: Fantasy Life
by Brittany Vincent

One of the biggest gripes I hear from friends interested in but hesitant to play Japanese role-playing games is that they're too "complicated." It's a sentiment I've never understood; several take great pains to be accessible and enjoyable to a wide variety of players. Unfortunately, my explanations of tropes and tried-and-true mechanics aren't usually enough to sway the potential players, and they're swept away by a title of a different ilk.

That's why Fantasy Life is such an interesting case. It takes familiar elements such as classes, grinding for XP, and character customization and distills them into something that can be digested by just about any type of player. Oh, and it helps that it's a lot of fun, too.

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All the Smash Bros. Wii U facts, differences from 3DS version photo
All the Smash Bros. Wii U facts, differences from 3DS version
by Steven Hansen

Alright. If Smash Bros. 3DS is at least a little sparse, this video makes it feel all the more sparse. I mean, Event Mode is back. And there's a separate two-player Event Mode. 

Watch along with the video above, or read along with my jumbled attempts at saving you 35 minutes by jotting down all this new information on the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., which is just a month away.

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5:46 PM on 10.23.2014

Mewtwo will join Super Smash Bros. next spring

I didn't want to flood the page with mini Super Smash Bros. Wii U news updates out of Nintendo's live stream this afternoon, but, Mewtwo! He's coming to both games this upcoming spring. If you register the 3DS and Wii U vers...

Jordan Devore







Review: Pokémon Art Academy photo
Review: Pokémon Art Academy
by Brittany Vincent

Educational games that impart knowledge while remaining entertaining are certified rarities. Too often you're left with staggering amounts of informative material and meager side portions of "game" that contribute to a rather lopsided product.

Pokémon Art Academy is an interesting blend of both, with useful tips and tricks, drawing instruction, and helpful guidance for fledgling artists or those who simply want to learn how to draw their favorite Pocket Monsters. It's just like the learn-to-draw books you could pick up at the store, but with real-time feedback.

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