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8:00 PM on 10.15.2014

Always bet on Ganondorf

"Always bet on Ganondorf," you said. I agree. Does that look like a face you'd want to mess with? And those teeth! Nintendo has uploaded a few more "secret fighter" galleries for Super Smash Bros. which you can find over here...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 10.15.2014

You can now buy eShop games on Nintendo.com

As pleasant as it is to hear Nintendo music while shopping for games digitally, sometimes you just want to get in and get out -- no fanfare needed. Here's our alternative at last. It's now possible to buy certain 3DS and Wii ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 10.15.2014

Good lord, Nintendo gave Link a motorcycle!

We've seen a couple images of Link in Mario Kart 8 before but nothing like this. Take special note of the front of the motorcycle. So cool! Hope the vehicle's stats are good. As a reminder, the DLC is coming in two waves. Lin...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 10.14.2014

I'm so glad I never sold my copy of Mario Paint

I may not replay videogames very often, but when I do get the urge, it feels impossible to ignore. If it's an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii game I feel compelled to revisit, that's no big deal at all -- there's still enough...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 10.14.2014

Here's how to get the special demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

By now, you've hopefully had a chance to read Steven's words about Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Funny guy, that Steven. The Pokémon Company has since sent over some accompanying media showing the new ...

Jordan Devore



Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire let you soar the skies & do the creep photo
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire let you soar the skies & do the creep
by Steven Hansen

It is challenging to fit "Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" into a headline. It wasn't hard fitting these 3D updates of the Game Boy Advance classics on the 3DS, though. It was hard making a clean segue from my meta commentary on headline economy. 

And speaking of economy—god I'm good at thisthe new Ruby and Sapphire return to the humble Hoenn region with your player character bouncing into town in the back of a moving van. This is dangerous, by the way. Always Sunny in Philadelphia showed this. Not that we should expect stellar parenting in a world where pre-teens are globe trotting dog fighters. 

What is stellar is the transition to 3D, despite the departure from X and Y's upper-crust hometown and my general preference for the second dimension over the third. It looks as nice as the previous 3DS outing, maybe a bit smoother. The level of detail also let me realize that the rival, Brendan, is actually wearing a goofy white hat. He doesn't just have spiked white hair. I won't give him guff for the hat, but "Brendan?" Brandon, Brendon, Brandan, Brando. I thought "Steven Hansen" was a nuisance to spell what with first and last name having common alternate spellings.

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2:30 PM on 10.13.2014

Donkey Kong Country trilogy returning to Virtual Console in the UK

Back in November 2012, Nintendo removed the Donkey Kong Country series from the Wii's Virtual Console for some reason that, to my knowledge, was never publicly addressed. But those games will resurface this month on Wii U alo...

Jordan Devore







Relive that time Kirby was a golf ball with Club Nintendo photo
Relive that time Kirby was a golf ball with Club Nintendo
by Jordan Devore

Coming off of Kirby Super Star and Art Style: PiCTOBiTS, guess I should have lowered my expectations for this month's Club Nintendo digital game rewards. Too late. Actually, it's not all bad:

  • Wrecking Crew (Wii U) - 200 Coins
  • Kirby's Dream Course (Wii U) - 200 Coins
  • Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (Wii) - 200 Coins
  • Maboshi's Arcade (Wii) - 250 Coins
  • Kersploosh! (3DS) - 150 Coins
  • Brain Age Express: Math (3DS) - 200 Coins
  • 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (3DS) - 200 Coins
  • Donkey Kong (3DS) - 150 Coins

Tempted to go for the oddity that is Kirby's Dream Course. It's an isometric golf game in which Kirby is the ball, so, yeah. Kersploosh!, a game about falling, is worth a look too.

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Add a shiny Gengar to your Pokémon collection photo
Add a shiny Gengar to your Pokémon collection
by Jordan Devore

Now through October 26, you'll be able to score a shiny Gengar holding Gengarite, the stone necessary for its Mega Evolution, at GameStop. Simply bring in your copy of either Pokémon X or Y for a free redeemable code.

If you're thinking of skipping this video, allow me to point out that it shows Mega Gengar spraying toxic throw-up ("Sludge Wave," officially) on a pack of Mime Juniors. It's what they get for being all small 'n' creepy. The move can't be learned in normal gameplay, for what it's worth.

This'll be a good get. But, leading into the Ruby / Sapphire remakes, I'm contemplating giving away (well, Wonder Trading) all of my Pokémon. Going in fresh. Decisions, decisions.

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Review: Bayonetta 2 photo
Review: Bayonetta 2
by Chris Carter

Outside of Devil May Cry 3, Bayonetta is one of the finest action games of all time. The action systems were so clean, so precise, and so rewarding that it leaves pretty much everything these days in the dust.

Bayonetta 2 doesn't change a whole lot, and that's perfectly okay with me.

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1:30 PM on 10.11.2014

Are you getting Nintendo mash-up fatigue?

[Art by Hakuramen] Back in the 1980's, rock band Aerosmith and rap group Run DMC did a cover of Aerosmith's Walk This Way. It was an older song, but the novelty, evocative quality, and skills present in the cover made it a mu...

Jonathan Holmes

2:30 PM on 10.10.2014

Switching face plates on the New 3DS looks easy enough

Feels like the New 3DS was only just announced the other week, but it's already available in Japan. Nintendo has been busy uploading videos like this one which details how to swap out the system's face plates. Interestingly, the stylus can be used to pry them open. Neat design! There are also a ton of videos showing the various 3DS themes.

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 10.10.2014

Roaches beware: Terra Formars title headed for 3DS

According to the latest issue of Weekly Young Jump, a Terra Formars game is headed for 3DS, for lots of maximum roach-killing action. It's like a can of Raid, but for your Nintendo handheld. The game, tentatively titled Terra...

Brittany Vincent

3:15 PM on 10.09.2014

Smash Bros. Amiibo up on Amazon for $13 a pop

The Super Smash Bros. Amiibo figures are up on Amazon and, as much as I try not to get excited about toys, they look pretty alright.  I will just take solace in the fact that the only piece of nerd junk that crowds my desk, a little two inch Luigi that I bought for one dollar (not 13!) in Chinatown (not the movie!), is better.

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 10.09.2014

Nintendo Download: Bayonetta 2 demo!

One of the biggest things to come to the Wii U eShop in a while is the Bayonetta 2 demo. The game is just a few weeks away, and you can finally get a taste of it. Spoiler -- it plays a lot like Bayonetta 1, and that's only a ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 10.09.2014

Nintendo is sponsoring a new indie event at Seattle's EMP Museum

I don't know what the verdict is on how "cool" the EMP Museum is to residents, but I had a chance to visit it once and loved it. It's about to get a lot cooler soon, as Nintendo is sponsoring an event there that involves a sh...

Chris Carter