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10:00 PM on 07.31.2014

New Super Smash Bros. screens want to show you their moves

You can tell the release of Super Smash Bros. is coming soon, because Nintendo's screenshot dumps seem to be getting more and more frequent. Still, they are welcome for those of us who like to pore over the photos to try to g...

Darren Nakamura


3:30 PM on 07.31.2014

This fan-made Super Smash Bros. trailer looks official

Content creator Dean Wright has posted a new video on his YouTube, and it's pretty damn awesome if you're a Smash Bros. or Mario fan. The clip involves Mario (in his Smash Bros. style) running through Tokyo, "...

Chris Carter



Final reminder: It's the last day to get your free Wii U game with Mario Kart 8 photo
Final reminder: It's the last day to get your free Wii U game with Mario Kart 8
by Jordan Devore

If you ordered Mario Kart 8 and somehow neglected to register your copy for one of the free Wii U games Nintendo is giving out, this is the final day to do so.

Just redeem the code printed on the insert using Club Nintendo, or link your Club Nintendo account to your Wii U before buying Mario Kart 8 if you're getting the title digitally.

The choices are, again, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Wii Party U in North America. Europe is offering those, plus Game & Wario, Sonic Lost World, Nintendo Land, The Wonderful 101, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. (What'd you get, by the way?)

Most of you who were going to register Mario Kart 8 probably did so already, so here's a potentially more useful nudge: don't forget to check your status in the Deluxe Digital Promotion if you're a Wii U Deluxe Set owner. You might just have a $5 eShop code in there.

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Celebrate the Game Boy's 25th birthday with this free OC ReMix album photo
Celebrate the Game Boy's 25th birthday with this free OC ReMix album
by Jordan Devore

25 years ago, the Game Boy launched in North America. Do you still have yours?

The folks at OverClocked ReMix have put together a celebratory arrangement album, Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary, featuring 15 songs from games like Tetris, Super Mario Land, Pokémon Red, Mega Man II, and Batman. Listen to it for free here (or torrent here).

Perfect timing -- I was sorely in need of more music to work to. I'm willing to bet good money that if I dug my Game Boy out of storage, it'd still have enough of a charge to play Qix or whichever game I left in the cartridge slot when I last used the handheld years ago.

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11:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Battle Network

It's Mega Man day again! This week, Mega Man Battle Network is hitting the Wii U eShop. If you haven't played the series before, it takes the classic formula and turns it on its head with a card-like grid-based battle sy...

Chris Carter

12:45 PM on 07.30.2014

Mario Kart 8 accounts for more than half of Wii U software sales in Q1 2014

Mario Kart 8 sales are up to 2.82 million. It's already the third-best-selling Wii U title. It accounted for more than half of the Wii U's software sales for the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, according to The Ve...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 07.30.2014

Captain Toad won't be tracking treasure in Europe until 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is on pace for a winter 2014 release just about everywhere, but it appears as if Nintendo has had a change of plans with Europe -- it won't arrive there until January 2015. Bummer! We're co...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 07.30.2014

Ocarina of Time was originally supposed to be a remake of Zelda II

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered a timeless classic, but it originally began as a remake of one of the most disliked Zelda titles (although my third favorite). Early on, Nintendo aimed to recreate...

Brett Makedonski

5:30 PM on 07.28.2014

This Bowser Mario Kart toy had a major facelift

I've been covering these Mario Kart Happy Meal toys far too long now. I see them in my sleep sometimes. And despite having ventured to McDonald's a few days a week in the mornings before work to check the inventory, I've only...

Brittany Vincent

1:03 AM on 07.27.2014

Kmart listing points to $39.99 pricepoint for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a fleshed out full release of the minigame from Super Mario 3D World, and it's looking like it's going to be one enjoyable ride based on what I've played so far. But Nintendo has been hu...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 07.26.2014

What if Ganondorf and Link were... closer?

It was fun to see how the internet reacted to speculation that Link in the next Zelda for Wii U might be a woman. The response was very similar to how I imagined the world might respond to a Blasian Link. When it was revealed...

Jonathan Holmes





2:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Modified 3DS hardware created for Twitch Plays Pokémon X

It was slightly surprising to hear that the Twitch Plays Pokémon community is still active if for no other reason than I thought folks would have beaten all of the games by now. Not quite! There's still Pokémon ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 07.25.2014

The 3DS gets a small stability patch today

Nintendo has updated the 3DS today to version 8.1.0-18U, mostly to address "system stability and usability." Some people think there's cynicsm to be had in updating people on small patches, but I submit that there is not! I j...

Chris Carter

1:15 PM on 07.24.2014

This Santa is blasé, this mob-man is terrified: Bayonetta 2 is wacky

The choice between badass Santa and comically scared mob boss for the header image was a hard one. The Santa thing is a bit trite, I guess, but he wins out. Still, look at that guy's face.  Bayonetta 2 looks insane,...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 07.24.2014

The physical edition of Wii Sports Club drops on Wii U on July 25

If you're into Wii Sports, you can pick up the Club package starting tomorrow on Wii U for $39.99. Nintendo notes that all five sports are included -- Tennis, Bowling, Golf, Baseball, and Boxing. Of course, they'll use t...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 07.24.2014

Check out that Fatal Frame trailer again with subtitles this time around

YouTube bobrossfreak has graciously translated the new Fatal Frame trailer into English for adoring Japanese horror fans the world over. Now you can scare the bejeezus out of yourself even easier as an English-speaker, if th...

Brittany Vincent