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9:45 PM on 03.31.2013

Cat Girl Without Salad is the new best thing ever

The announcement of DuckTales Remastered caused a lot of people to freak the hell out, but that wasn't the only trick WayForward had up their sleeves. They've got a new IP coming "exclusively" to Nintendo 3DS, DS, Wii, W...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 PM on 03.27.2013

GDC: Rune Factory development resisted by Marvelous, fans

Apparently development staff and even Harvest Moon fans didn't see the need to add combat to the farming formula. Marvelous AQ Executive Officer/CCO Yoshifumi Hashimoto shared at a panel this morning that he didn't have many ...

Jayson Napolitano

3:00 PM on 03.23.2013

FEZ creator thinks DS and 3DS are bullsh*t

Indie game developers are certainly an outspoken lot, aren't they? Phil Fish, creator of the dimension-flipping XBLA platformer FEZ, finally decided to hop on the Monster Hunter train starting with Ultimate for 3DS. He thinks...

Tony Ponce



More details on upcoming event Pokémon Meloetta  photo
More details on upcoming event Pokémon Meloetta
by Jordan Devore

Beginning March 4 in North America, there will be a limited-time Pokémon distribution event for Meloetta at GameStop. After that date, you'll have three weeks to make a trip over to secure this Normal- and Psychic-type Pokémon for use in Pokémon Black and White as well as Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2.

The video above shows Meloetta in action, as well as a tip: bring the Pokémon to Café Sonata in Castelia City to teach it the move Relic Song. Well, if you insist.

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9:30 AM on 02.19.2013

Pachter talks more about Nintendo's Wii U 'mistake'

Following yesterday's angry protests from Nintendo fans, industry analyst Michael "Fishy Sunday" Pachter took to NeoGAF to clarify his statements.There was uproar when Pachter said the Wii U was a mistake Nintendo may never r...

Jim Sterling

7:15 PM on 02.11.2013

Do want! Homebrew Portal gameplay on the DS

There are many things that make me proud to be a gamer, and one of them is the homebrew/fangame community. To me, there's almost nothing better than a group of passionate fans getting together and creating something ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 02.09.2013

Pokémon Black and White 2 getting hilarious event Pokémon

Every once in a while Nintendo emerges from its ivory tower to participate in special charity events where it provides free Pokémon for the unwashed washes to enjoy. Sometimes they're cool, other times you ge...

Kyle MacGregor



How Nintendo breaks hearts with the D.E.N.N.I.S. System photo
How Nintendo breaks hearts with the D.E.N.N.I.S. System
by Jim Sterling

Earlier this week, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto claimed his company had failed to "communicate the value" of the Wii U to consumers, a turn of phrase that struck me as quite amusing. As a fan of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, all I could think of was the first stage of Dennis Reynolds' system of seduction, the D.E.N.N.I.S. System, whereby he "demonstrates value" to sucker a woman into falling for him. 

After thinking about it (and reading the Destructoid community's reaction to the Nintendo/Dennis connection), I started to realize Nintendo and Always Sunny's lecherous sociopath have way more in common, and that the D.E.N.N.I.S. System may well be applied to the company's business strategy in its entirety.

Nintendo might be taking lessons from the show as it perfects the art of seducing fans and breaking their hearts for its own sordid gains. 

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Here's how to get Meloetta in Pokemon Black and White photo
Here's how to get Meloetta in Pokemon Black and White
by Jordan Devore

March? I don't even want to start thinking about March yet. That said, it's nice to get the heads-up on the planned distribution event for the Mythical Pokémon Meloetta in North America. You'll want to take a trip to GameStop on March 4, or EB Games in Canada on March 9, to get this Pokémon.

As per usual, a DS or 3DS will be needed, as will either a copy of Pokémon Black or White, or Pokémon Black 2 or White 2. Beyond wanting Meloetta just because that Pokédex isn't going to fill out itself, it's worth noting that this is normally a Normal- and Psychic-type Pokémon but it can turn into a Normal- and Fighting type in battle. I need to revisit the weakness chart again.

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4:00 AM on 02.02.2013

Here's how to turn your 3DS into a Pokedex

Who out there is unlike me and doesn't still have their original Pokedex from back in the day? Well, if you have a 3DS and/or 3DS XL you can turn that boring device into a freaking Pokedex! Etsy shop GameThemedThings&nbs...

Brett Zeidler



Top ten best THQ games: Remembering a giant photo
Top ten best THQ games: Remembering a giant
by Allistair Pinsof

When assessing a publisher's impact on the industry, we tend to focus on the highs rather than consistency. THQ was anything but consistent, putting out Nintendo DS shovelware, rushed licensed games, and taking part in one of the absolute worst games of all time with Mohawk & Headphone Jack. And yet, THQ occupies a warm place in our hearts. Those three letters represent some of the best times we had with games of the past decade, bringing unknown studios like Volition and Relic into the limelight.

Once we scraped off all the Bratz games and pet sims, we had a hard time determining THQ's top ten best.

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10:30 AM on 01.30.2013

Nintendo is profitable again, cuts Wii U / 3DS targets

It's good news, bad news time. Good news: After suffering a rough year of losses thanks to the 3DS' sluggish start, Nintendo was able to become profitable again through the first nine months of the 2012 / 2013 fiscal period. ...

Tony Ponce

7:15 PM on 01.29.2013

Character progression in Fire Emblem: Awakening explained

Fire Emblem: Awakening is almost here, guys. Just one more week; you can make it. To get you ready and up to speed, Nintendo has produced a new video that completely explains the character progression system in the latest in...

Brett Zeidler

11:45 AM on 01.28.2013

Nintendo Network is going down for maintenance

Beyond Nintendo's regular maintenance of its online services, the company will be going through a brief period of emergency maintenance for the Nintendo Network this week. If you experience any odd behavior over the next two ...

Jordan Devore



C'mon, Level-5! Localize Ni no Kuni DS already! photo
C'mon, Level-5! Localize Ni no Kuni DS already!
by Tony Ponce

Tomorrow, January 22, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch finally arrives on US shelves. The PlayStation 3 role-playing game is a collaboration between developer Level-5, and animation house Studio Ghibli -- two companies that are among the most consistent in their medium in terms of quality. Any joint effort from these two powerhouses demands attention.

I demoed Wrath of the White Witch at E3 and came away quite tickled. Jim Sterling certainly had a ball based on our official review. And Dale North... well... he's Dale North. After years of waiting, we should all feel happy and blessed that we are about to get our mitts on such a treasure.

But I'm not happy, guys.

Ni no Kuni PS3 may have made the journey overseas, but the DS original remains grounded in Japan. And there is zero reason for that. None.

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1:30 PM on 01.08.2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes announced for this fall

Mixing LEGOs, videogames, and comics together has always seemed like a good idea -- certainly something I would have loved to see as a kid. TT Games is pressing on with yet another title, and this time it's LEGO Marvel Super ...

Jordan Devore