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2:21 PM on 12.07.2014

Best Buy opens up pre-orders for Meta Knight amiibo

During my day one amiibo hunting trip, I noticed that Best Buy wasn't particularly on the ball. Multiple stores in my area didn't even stock Wii Fit Trainer or Villager, and Marth came up as "Martha" on one of the Best Buy in...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 12.07.2014

What would you want out of an amiibo focused game?

The jury is still out on the success of Amiibo. Although certain figures have pretty much sold out, we don't know if that's because they were "incredibly popular" or just "made scarce by design".  Regardless, it's clear ...

Jonathan Holmes



The new Legend of Zelda has sunsets, apple picking photo
The new Legend of Zelda has sunsets, apple picking
by Steven Hansen

So the new Legend of Zelda is doing the, "Look, you can go anywhere you see in the distance" thing. And doing the, "our world is huge, look at our map, look at our waypoint system" thing. Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma did a lil recorded video showing off Link running towards sunsets and through lush grass.

The map would take "a very long time to walk." So there's automatic horse riding to way points, allowing you to do things like shoot arrows and move the camera while on horseback. "Real horses don't run into trees very often," they explain. There's some bullet-time-like slow motion as well.

Oh, and you can pick and eat apples!

That's about all they showed, as it would've taken a few more minutes to get to wherever they were supposed to be heading. 

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Nintendo's Code Name: STEAM launches in March photo
Nintendo's Code Name: STEAM launches in March
by Kyle MacGregor

Code Name: STEAM launches on Nintendo 3DS March 13, 2015, Nintendo announced this evening at the Game Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. The strategy game comes from Fire Emblem developer Intelligent Systems, and will feature both local and online multiplayer.

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8:20 PM on 12.05.2014

Mario Maker shows its masochistic side

As shown at tonight's Game Awards, Mario Maker is still in the works for a 2015 release and good lord does it look insane. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto introduced new footage of the Wii U title and several of the user-created...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 12.05.2014

You may have missed out on the Wii U GameCube controller adapter

It was always assumed by some that the Wii U GameCube adapter released for Super Smash Bros. would be a limited time type of deal, but it wasn't outright communicated that it would be this tough to find at launch. After ...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 12.05.2014

Smash Bros. may continue without creator Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai, who brought us endless chipper Miiverse updates and, indeed, Super Smash Bros. itself, finally seems burnt out. According to CVG, Sakurai told Game Informer in an interview, "I can't positively declare ...

Steven Hansen



Japan is getting those Mario Kart 8 McDonalds toys too photo
Japan is getting those Mario Kart 8 McDonalds toys too
by Chris Carter

I love Japanese commercials. They're produced with such unbridled enthuisasm that it's hard to not get excited for what they're selling -- even if it's McDonalds.

Nintendo has partnered up once again with the fast food chain to release its Mario Kart 8 toy line in Japan, so if you're keen on picking up some cheap toys, head on over -- you're grown, I can't tell you what to eat! Japan is getting a lot of really cool extras too that we didn't get, like a poster, a card, and stickers.

Mario Kart 8 [McDonalds]

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10:00 AM on 12.05.2014

Nintendo is looking into Smash Bros. related Wii U error codes

Super Smash Bros. might be a major hit for Nintendo, but a small number of people are having some issues with a few specific error codes on the Wii U. 160-0103 and 160-1710 may occur when players are engaging in the "For...

Chris Carter





3:00 PM on 12.04.2014

PSA: This is the last month to earn points for the Wii U Deluxe promotion

Every once in a while I'll remind people that the Wii U Deluxe promotion is a thing. You basically earn 10% back on your purchases in points, and if you earn 500 points, you'll net a $5 credit coupon to use on the eShop....

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 12.04.2014

The New 3DS has a secret browser minigame

The New Nintendo 3DS -- out now in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, and coming to the rest of the world presumably next year -- has an upgraded web browser with a neat little Easter egg. Now, I don't know how in the world ...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 12.04.2014

Nintendo Download: Captain Toad

Nintendo is delivering with a heavy-hitting first party title this week -- Captain Toad. It will hit the Wii U eShop and retail tomorrow for $39.99. Also on the Wii U is Fire Emblem, Lode Runner, and a Sonic Boom de...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 12.04.2014

Nintendr: Tumblr loves Pokémon, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Smash

Ok, first: When you make the next billion dollar dating application "Nintendr" (or "Nintinder"), I want my royalties paid out weekly and top billing, branding-wise. In fact, let's call it "Steven Hansen's Nintendr" (or "Steve...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 12.04.2014

So what's the deal with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem anyway?

In January 2013, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem was announced during a Nintendo Direct -- madness ensued. Fans of Nintendo and Atlus alike united and screamed out in joy across the internet -- what a crossover, both in term...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 12.03.2014

Fire Emblem lands on Wii U Virtual Console in North America tomorrow

I let out an involuntary "hell yeah!" upon hearing that Fire Emblem for Game Boy Advance is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, December 4. In fact, I think my body even twisted in excitement for a few seconds there...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 12.03.2014

Take a cue from Mario Tennis to pick a Smash Bros. main

Newcomers to Smash Bros. might find the Wii U version to be a bit daunting. There are almost fifty characters, most considerably different from one another. Even seasoned Smash players have wildly differing opinions whe...

Brett Makedonski