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7:30 AM on 07.22.2014

Sheik confirmed as playable in Hyrule Warriors

Well this is a surprise! According to Koei Tecmo we were supposed to get one character reveal today for Hyrule Warriors, and instead, we got three. As people expected since the start, Sheik will be making an appearance in a p...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Hey, let's watch someone clear Metroid Prime in 55 minutes

Mmm, Metroid Prime. One of my all-time favorites, and yet it's been far too long since I've last played it. For that matter, I don't know that I've ever watched a speedrun of the game in its entirety. This 55:53 single-segme...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 07.21.2014

Robin's Nosferatu: First Smash Bros. move that steals health

Robin, the vanilla, wrong representation of Fire Emblem: Awakening's main character, is a bit of a sneak in Smash Bros. First it's the flirtation with dark magic, now it's word that Robin's Nosferatu attack will damage e...

Steven Hansen



Now's a nice time to buy a Wii U: Here's everything you should know photo
Now's a nice time to buy a Wii U: Here's everything you should know
by Steven Hansen

Even if you must play all the Hot New Games, you don't need a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One to do so until 2015. Enough of them are still releasing on PS3 and 360 this fall. The rest, on PC (and, for some of us, handhelds). 

With the recent release of Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros., you might consider buying a Wii U, though. 

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Smash Bros. 4: Hopes, Fears, and Predictions photo
Smash Bros. 4: Hopes, Fears, and Predictions
by Jonathan Holmes

When it comes to writing about Smash Bros, I'm a control freak. If Destructoid goes more than a day without posting about the series, I get impatient. Smash Bros is actually a big reason why I got started here. Back in 2007, the great Adam Dork hosted a weekly Smash Bros Dojo contest where readers were invited to guess what the daily Smash Bros news would be for the day.

Those were simpler times. No responsibility, no accidentally enraging thousands of people by having opinions about game design, no accusations of only working for Dtoid for the fame and fortune, or of being a being hipster who only writes about videogames to impress women who wear wooden glasses and ride bicycles made of hemp. While I'm happy to be where I am today, there's definitely advantages to being "just a fan" and not a "a videogame editorialist" (whatever that means). 

Patrick Hancock and I decided to approach this article from strictly a fan's perspective. We love Smash Bros. We think about it everyday. Getting those thoughts out of our brains felt good, and we hope it feels good for you to read about them.

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2:00 PM on 07.19.2014

Super Mario Bros. 2's 8 rules of a super player contain life lessons

While a lot may be lost in translation here, this Japanese "player's guide" for Super Mario Bros. 2 (spotted on the Ultra Scrub Quotes IV's twitter) still paints an vivid picture of a different time in videogame history. Most...

Jonathan Holmes





11:00 AM on 07.19.2014

Corey 'Reyyy' Lewis re-imagines Samus as a nature photographer

Way back when, Corey "Reyyy" Lewis wrote and drew a comic for Udon based on Capcom's cult classic fighting game Rival Schools. It was canceled before the final issue saw print. The fact that it never got a proper resolution h...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 07.18.2014

Japan is getting the ability to swipe cards on the Wii U GamePad for payment

The Wii U GamePad has a really cool feature built into it in the form of an NFC reader, but it hardly ever really uses it. In Japan however, Nintendo has worked with the company who distributes Suica cards to make it possible...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Wow, the Cat Mario Show is way more horrible than it sounds

When you see it, you think, "Hey, puppet cat Mario, puppet cat Peach doing a cute puppet show. Cool." And then you hear it and oh my word please stop talking. I feel like companies are quite careful about their characters' p...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Luigi's death glare moves 885,000 US Mario Kart copies

C'mon, you're going to tell me that's not what's doing it? What, is it that Mario Kart 8 is fun? That it's familiar? That it's a Mario Kart game? Nope. All Luigi, baby. That's what you get in 2 anno Luigi. No matter the ...

Steven Hansen

1:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Nintendo's Comic-Con lineup includes Super Smash Bros., Hyrule Warriors

Nintendo is calling their San Diego Comic-Con lineup their biggest ever. To me it looks like they packed up their E3 showing and saved it for SDCC. That's great news as their E3 showing was fantastic.  They're back at th...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 07.17.2014

Steel Diver is being updated in a big way, coming in August

Steel Diver was ultimately a semi-bland experience for me, but it was a great grasp of the free-to-play market by Nintendo, as they showed that they can do it better than publishers who have been exploiting it for years. They...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Nintendo Download: Mr. Driller 2

The Wii U is taking a week off it seems, as there are only a one game on the menu for today -- Mr. Driller 2 -- a GameBoy Advance Virtual Console title. Little Inferno is discounted by 50% until July 24th....

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Sakurai talks Chrom, why he isn't playable in Smash Bros.

Yesterday we learned that Lucina will be a clone of Marth in the new Smash Bros., which is fine by me, but Chrom will not be making the final cut. Director Sakurai explains that he was initially considering adding Chrom,...

Chris Carter



First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U photo
First look at Tecmo's new Fatal Frame for Wii U
by Kyle MacGregor

Koei Tecmo unveiled the next entry in the Fatal Frame series, Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko, today during a NicoNico Live event.

The Wii U horror title, which Siliconera translates as Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden, will be summoned to Japan starting September 27, 2014.

Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko is set against the backdrop of a cursed lakeside manor in the mountains, where themes of water and hydrophobia will feature prominently.

The Wii U GamePad also figures to be a core part of the experience. Koei Tecmo asserts the title will make use of the controller's unique qualities to mimic the trademark Camera Obscura, allowing players to spot things that might otherwise go unseen by the naked eye.

「零」シリーズ最新作/「零」メディアミックス 発表会 [NicoNico, 4Gamer]

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5:30 PM on 07.16.2014

Cute Yoshi plush added to Club Nintendo in Japan

This morning, Nintendo announced its rewards for Gold and Platinum Club Nintendo members, and all of them were digitally-distributed games. Not bad games, mind you, but certainly disappointing for folks who were expecting at ...

Jordan Devore