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Splatoon

Splatoon might just be Nintendo's most promising new game


Trippy single-player mode revealed
Nov 05
// Jordan Devore
When Nintendo announced its wacky four-on-four shooter Splatoon at E3, I thought it looked cool -- spraying ink on the battlefield and then swimming around in said ink is cool -- but I didn't freak out like some people. Havi...
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Heck yes, this game
Oh my goooddd. How did I miss this until now? It's like a Nausicaa game. Thank you sir Shovel Knight for making a cross over appearance (above) in Aegis Defenders, which is how it came to my attention.  The Kickstarter already passed its initial funding goal and its PS4 stretch goal. Local co-op and a Wii U version are up next. Here's hoping. This looks amazing. 

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Skyrim is finally worth it
Usually I just poke fun at Skyrim modders for rendering photo realistic horse vaginas, but I may finally play Skyrim just to play this mod aiming to recreate the first four levels of the tragically abandoned classic MediEvil.  MediEvil 3 and Bushido Blade 3. C'mon, guys. Needs to happen.  

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Toys

Nendoroid Solid Snake comes with a low-poly head


...sold!
Aug 01
// Jordan Devore
I've never gotten into Nendoroid, but after seeing that Wind Waker Link figure and now this Solid Snake one, all I can say is "send help" -- it's happening sooner than later. The key features here, in my book, are the alterna...
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Toys

Get your very own Shovel Knight shovel and helmet


Coming later this year to ThinkGeek
Jul 02
// Jordan Devore
Skip to 3:40 to avoid the Minecraft stuff and get a first look at ThinkGeek's line of upcoming Shovel Knight role-play items. Both the shovel and helmet shown here are works-in-progress, though the former already looks spot ...
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Wii U

Captain Toad is Nintendo's best new protagonist


I mean look at him!
Jun 24
// Jordan Devore
My goodness, this website for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Our little adventurer can perform such actions as "throw," "dig," and "tumble." I can't take it. Too much. There's a gallery with several new screenshots, includin...
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Spelunky

Four new super cute Spelunky toys are inbound


Check Fangamer tomorrow
Jun 16
// Jordan Devore
I never got around to buying some of those Spelunky Minis. Now's my chance. Starting tomorrow, Fangamer will have the two-inch PVC figurines back in stock. And there are four new Minis to collect: Yeti King, Old Bitey, Alien Lord, and Anubis. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but these do come in blind boxes, unfortunately. [Via Tiny Cartridge]
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Do want

Alright, I need this Gravity Rush figure in my life


Kat-astic
May 12
// Steven Hansen
I don't like stuff. Maybe living lean is a product of smaller San Francisco living arrangements, maybe it's a product of semi-frequent moves, but I don't like to own a lot of things. Figures have almost always fallen into thi...
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That sexy aluminum NES is available for pre-order now for $499


WANT
May 05
// Dale North
[Update: Nintendo asked if we would update this story to say that this is not a legal product. No problem, I said.] Remember that aluminum NES we told you about earlier this year? It's available now. The Analogue NT is a NES/...
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Kickstarter

Heart Forth, Alicia is the best Kickstarter I've seen in ages


A must-see for fans of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Apr 16
// Jordan Devore
There's been a resurgence of Metroidvania games in recent years thanks to crowdfunding but not all of them have lived up to our lofty ambitions for the genre. Many haven't. As such, I hope you're not so skeptical as to avoid...
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The Iconoclasts

The Iconoclasts returns to show off a cool boss fight


Reminds me of what BioShock Infinite could've been
Mar 25
// Jordan Devore
It's been some time since we last had a chance to talk about The Iconoclasts, Joakim "Konjak" Sandberg's long-in-development, amazing-looking action-adventure game. Today he shared a video of a boss fight which shows good th...
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Analogue Nt is a NES made of aircraft-grade aluminum


I WANT THIS
Mar 13
// Dale North
I see those plastic-y all-in-one game consoles all the time. I feel drawn to them, but always pass on them in the end. I still have all my old systems, after all, and they all still work. But the Analogue Nt has already won m...
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Doom

Gaming Heads' Doom diorama is droolworthy


They nailed the midriff
Mar 10
// Jordan Devore
Gaming Heads is taking pre-orders for its new Doom diorama based on the game's iconic box art. The polystone statue is 12.5 inches tall by 17 inches wide and, okay, I'll stop stalling -- this thing is unsurprisingly not cheap...
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N++

N++ looks like a good reason to own a PS4


Got to get you into my life
Feb 28
// Jordan Devore
Metanet has taken to the PlayStation Blog to talk about N++, the newest of its difficult ninja platforming games. We knew this was coming and I've been concerned about my controller's well-being as a result, but the studio h...
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Mario Kart

They're finally selling real-life Mario Karts


But only for kids
Feb 25
// Jordan Devore
To be a kid again. Or, a 70-pound adult. That's what it'll take to enjoy the Super Mario Kart Ride-On Vehicle, available in March at Toys"R"Us for $199.99. The kart has working pedals, can go in reverse, and there are tires for on-and off-road use. Most important of all, this thing plays sounds from Mario Kart. Hot damn! I want to see videos of some kids' years being made. [Via Tiny Cartridge]
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Persona Q bundle

Tres bien! Atlus announces Persona Q 3DS bundle


Do want
Feb 21
// Steven Hansen
And doesn't have a picture to show for it. Damn. I need to see this design. Atlus has confirmed a 3DS XL bundle (for Japan) for when Persona Q drops on June 5 (in Japan). In a typically nice Atlus move, first print copies of ...
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The Witness

I don't think I'll mind getting lost in The Witness


Mmm this looks good
Feb 21
// Jordan Devore
I'm looking out my window as I type this and what I see is a mostly overcast sky and lots of drab grays and blues. It's sleepy. What I'd rather be looking at are these warm, teeming-with-life screenshots from Jonathan Blow's ...
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The Forest

Don't look up: New screenshots of The Forest


Spreadable fire should come in handy
Jan 24
// Jordan Devore
First off, if you've not seen this trailer for Endnight Games' open-world survival horror title The Forest, you're going to want to spend a minute and a half doing so. There are new screenshots, viewable below, which show a d...
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Whoa

Cook slain monsters in the stunning Battle Chef Brigade


Self-described as 'fantasy Iron Chef'
Jan 13
// Jordan Devore
Trinket Studios' Battle Chef Brigade has come out of seemingly nowhere, but looking over the first artwork for this fantasy cooking competition game, the team has surely been hard at work on the concept behind the scenes for ...
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Kirby 3DS

Kirby: Triple Deluxe shows well in this extensive footage


More than half an hour of gameplay
Jan 10
// Jordan Devore
It's only now hitting me how much I want a proper Kirby on 3DS and Kirby: Triple Deluxe appears to be exactly that. While the game released in North America and Europe yet, it's out now in Japan. Wasting no time, NintenDaan ...
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Cuphead

Cuphead could be this year's big run-and-gun game


It has skyrocketed to the top of my radar, at least
Jan 02
// Jordan Devore
That's my hope, anyway. Cuphead is one of those games I feel bad for not noticing sooner. Sporting a remarkable sense of style and animation, this looks to represent the best of the run-and-gun genre, with developer Studio M...
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Best game

Ranko Tsukigimeís Longest Day has a giant evil Pomeranian


Also, teddy bears with luchador masks.
Dec 19
// Steven Hansen
Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve as the concluding piece to Short Peace, a four-part animated anthology from Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. I need to see this film so badly. Just look at the art in those traile...
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Subnautica

Unknown Worlds' next game is Subnautica


Someone's been spying on my dreams again
Dec 16
// Jordan Devore
The studio behind Natural Selection 2 has started talking about its next big project, Subnautica. Described as "an open world, underwater exploration and construction game," this wonderful-sounding game is very much in its ea...
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Hello Games

Explore the stars in Hello Games' No Man's Sky


The best thing shown at VGX
Dec 07
// Jordan Devore
The makers of Joe Danger are back with a completely different type of game. No Man's Sky is a procedural exploration title that debuted at the Spike VGX awards. It looks freakin' incredible. Hello Games' Sean Murray dropped ...
Luigi 2DS photo
Luigi 2DS

Luigi 2DS spotted! It looks better than the Luigi 3DS


Year of Luigi rolls on
Oct 24
// Steven Hansen
Kotaku received some pictures of what appears to be a Luigi-themed 2DS. I want it. It's a simple white with green trimmings (buttons and so on) and a Luigi etched into the back. It's a lot cleaner than the cool, but busy Luig...
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Pokemon hanafuda

Koi-koi! Nintendo's Pokemon hanafuda cards hitting Japan


Or...Karp-Karp!
Oct 24
// Steven Hansen
Remember when Nintendo began as a hanafuda card manufacturer? I don't, because I wasn't alive in 1889, but maybe there are some Highlanders among you fine folk and I'd be remiss if I didn't encourage you to decapitate each ot...
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Zelda

Pre-order Zelda in the UK for a mini musical chest


Ta-da-da-daaa!
Oct 14
// Jordan Devore
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is shaping up to be something special. I don't think many of us 3DS owners need much convincing, but if so, take a look at the pre-order bonus UK retailer GAME is offering: a miniatu...
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The Astronauts

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter looks spectacular


'Itís less about pure terror and more about clammy unease'
Sep 19
// Jordan Devore
The Astronauts' The Vanishing of Ethan Carter continues to look intriguing. And stunning -- gosh, these new screenshots are lovely. Presented from a first-person perspective, this PC (and eventually next-gen console, if every...
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World 1-2: Encore

World 1-2: Encore offers more world-class game arranges


Follow-up to the amazing composer collab World 1-2
Sep 15
// Tony Ponce
World 1-2 was pretty amazing. If you didn't snatch it up when it was first released, do realize that you have been missing out on a masterful collaboration of professional game composers and enthusiast arrangers, with contrib...
Dark Souls beta photo
Dark Souls beta

Stay cool: There's going to be a Dark Souls II beta


PS3-only in North America and Europe
Aug 21
// Jordan Devore
Namco Bandai has promised a closed beta for Dark Souls II and before you freak out too much, let's cover the basic details. I mean, you can lose it a little bit -- it's Dark Souls -- but let's not go overboard. First, this wi...

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