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A minigame compilation with a meta game about haggling a dog to buy real games with real money
Leave it to Nintendo to make "free to play" weird. This time, thankfully, it's my kind of weird. Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is not a baseball game. Rather, it's a compilation of baseball-themed minigames. There's a hitting mi... read feature

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Wii Party U dramatically increases Wii U sales in Japan


Minigame collection and new bundle drive hardware sales
Nov 09
Wii Party U probably isn't going to set the world on fire, but it just might help save the Wii U. The minigame-fest hit shelves in Japan last week along with a special console bundle that also includes New Super Mar... read
A modest get-together
Nintendo has a storied history with multiplayer games. Back in the days of the Nintendo 64 and the GameCube, its power to get four people in a room together was unrivaled. Now, every console supports four or more controllers,... read feature

Rayman Legends' Kung Foot

Kung Foot: Rayman Legends gets great new minigame


Kung Foot: Enter the...foot
Jul 17
Last week, Ubisoft held an event for Rayman Legends, a game that's been a long time coming thanks to a delay on account of incoming multiplatform ports. While I figured we might just about have seen everything we need to know... read
Game & Wario

There are five new gametypes in Game & Wario


All the same craziness with extras in tow
Apr 17
For the fans of 2007's Wario Ware: Smooth Moves, it's been quite the dry spell in between console entries. Having recently seen release in Japan, Nintendo is now showing off localized versions of Game & Wario. Here's a rundown on some of the new modes. read
Game & Wario

Game & Wario video blow out


Final confirmation that this game is awesome
Mar 28
The last time I posted about Game & Wario, there was much editorializing on how I found the game initially disappointing but was slowly becoming more hopeful that it would find excellence. These new videos from... read
Game & Wario

Tickle sleeping children's feet in Game & Wario


New vids remind us that, yeah, this game is weird
Mar 14
Everbody's buddy "NintenDaan" Koopman directed us to these latest videos for the upcoming Game & Wario. Now, I must admit that I haven't been following the development of the Wii U party fest because the word "mini-game"... read
An inoffensive mini-game collection
Sony does a pretty terrible job at promoting its first-party games. For instance, take Sly Cooper. Droves of gamers were not only unaware that Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time launched last week, but they were completely in the da... read feature

Did you start your morning with PS Vita's Wake-up Club?


Never hit snooze again!
Jan 16
Let's face it: waking up in the morning sucks, but Sony has a new game of sorts to make that harsh reality a little more tolerable. Wake-up Club is essentially an alarm clock with social game elements for your PlayS... read

Game & Wario will contain 16 minigames


New info has been revealed, finally
Dec 05
At yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation in Japan, Nintendo revealed a bit more information about Game & Wario, stating that it'll have sixteen separate minigames to choose from. The game is said to have a mix of fully... read
Rabbids Bland
It's hard not to like the Rabbids. Cute in an ugly way, stupid in an admirable way, the bug-eyed creatures bear an innate charm, and it's hardly surprising they swiftly stepped out of Rayman's shadow to star in their own fran... read feature

A fairly grounded fairground
The Wii U GamePad is a lot more versatile than it looks. Some potential consumers have not been quite as inspired by the system as they were by the immediate uniqueness of the Wii and its remote controller. After all, tablets... read feature

It's basically tag
Since its announcement, we seen a small trickling of the new game types in Nintendo Land. The latest is Mario Chase, a Mario themed game of tag where players have to chase after Mario. Player one is Mario, and with a ten seco... read feature

Float on with Nintendo Land's Balloon Trip Breeze trailer


Sep 13
Like most of you, I was taken aback when Nintendo first revealed Nintendo Land during its E3 conference. But after actually, ya know, PLAYING the thing, I started warming up to it. It's less the kind of "party game" we are fa... read

Full list of attractions in Nintendo Land (Update)


Sep 13
[Update: We now know the names of all 12 attractions] Nintendo shared some new attractions in Nintendo Land today: Mario Chase, Pikmin Adventure, and the retitled Metroid Blast. The Metroid minigame was showcased specificall... read

Mini-games. Apparently, they're still a thing. If you own one of those new-fangled motion controllers for your system, invariably you'll discover that there are mini-game collections to be found for your device. PlayStation M... read feature


Those wacky Rabbids are back. I suppose the Wii U wouldn’t be complete without a party minigame compilation starring these lovable loons; plus, they rake in the cheddar. So here we are. A stopgap before Mario Party 27 t... read feature

gamescom: Rabbids Land screens and trailer


Aug 15
Whenever there's a new console, Ubisoft's always the first in line to provide the third-party support. In the case of Wii U, whether that's a good or bad thing depends on how much you love Rabbids.  Rabbids Land was shown at E3 where ... nobody remembered it. Let a new bunch of screenshots and a fresh trailer remind you it exists. Now you remember. Hooray. "DAAAAAAH" and all that. read

Another Wii U title: Game Party Champions


Aug 09
More and more titles are being added to the Wii U launch window, and today Warner Bros. Interactive adds another with Game Party Champions. If the name sounds familiar, it should, as this is another in the Game Party franchis... read

I remember picking up the first Rayman Raving Rabbids game when the Wii launched in 2006. While I had planned on buying Red Steel alongside Twilight Princess (a purchase mandated by Nintendo fan law), a negative early-mo... read feature

E3: Shoot your friends in Nintendo Land's Zelda minigame


Jun 07
While I'm not terribly excited for Nintendo Land, Nintendo's latest collection of mini-games, there's no one on staff more pumped about the project than Jonathan Holmes. In this video, Holmes checks out "Legend of Zelda: Bat... read

Google gets Zerg rushed


Apr 27
Open up Google and search for "Zerg Rush," then be ready to fight! Good luck! Google "Zerg Rush" and prepare to defend your browser [PC Gamer] read

Star Wars Kinect to violate everything you believe in


Apr 02
I will confess, I've not exactly been kind to Star Wars Kinect. In fact, I don't think anybody's been particularly nice to it, as cynicism and mockery appears to accompany all talk of it. Well ... allow Star Wars Kinect to r... read

"Another Mario Party? Good grief. Is there really any way this game could give us something we haven't already gotten from the Mario Party series? Is there going to be any reason to buy this game over the seven other Mar... read feature


The PlayStation Vita is rich in features, boasting every possible input method a portable gaming system could have to date. Multiple touch interfaces, dual analog sticks, voice control, twin cameras, and even motion sensing; ... read feature

Kiki Trick on Wii is a Japanese explosion for the ears


Dec 30
Sometimes, I have no idea what is going on in the minds of Nintendo execs. One minute, they're playing it safe with games starring Mario and Link; the next minute, they're releasing off-the-wall sh*t like Captain Rainbow and... read

Little Deviants is cute and cuddly fun times


Dec 16
One of the launch titles accompanying the PlayStation Vita is Little Deviants, a cute, cuddly ensemble of mini-games that are designed to showcase the new handheld's features. Ranging from rear-touch functionality to Sixaxis ... read






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