The Wii U's Miiverse is making minor updates all the time, and this week, it's getting a few more tweaks. Firstly, you can now follow or unfollow users directly, rather than opening up their profile in a two-step process.
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto took to the Miiverse to declare an end to the Year of Luigi: March 18. The Year of Luigi Miiverse sections will close on that date. Miyamoto also asked for comments on the Miiverse announcement about Luigi, the deadline to enter being either March 18, or 1,000 comments; whichever comes first.
What Miyamoto does not understand is that the Year of Luigi knows no bounds. No deadlines. It can close the Miiverse community, but it can never end the Year of Luigi. The Gregorian calender has been usurped. This is year 2 AL.
Nintendo might have loosed the Year of Luigi into the world, but they do not control it. Not even Nintendo deity Shigeru Miyamoto has that power. Our legends tell of humanity in its wild collective defying the gods to its own ends.
This is Prometheus stealing the flame. Except Nintendo gave it to us. And they are not getting it back.
There are so many popular YouTube creators that I just plain cannot connect with as a viewer, try as I might, but JonTron isn't one of them. Oh how he makes me laugh. I'm happy to see him making videos again and this latest ...
NES Remix 2 looks better to me than its predecessor by virtue of the new featured games and one can only imagine where Nintendo could take this concept if it kept going -- if it didn't restrict itself to the same console agai...
Donkey Kong Country Returns was one of my favorite platformers of the last generation. It had charm, challenge, and most importantly -- it was a ton of fun. But one of my only hang-ups with the Wii version was the lack of control options, and the forced implementation of Wiimote controls.
With that out of the way compliments of a host of controller choices and many more improvements, Tropical Freeze is somehow even better than Returns.
With the announcement of Little Mac, of Punch-Out!! fame, coming to the upcoming Wii U/3DS edition of Super Smash Bros., many (myself included) have been wondering just how well the pint-sized puncher is going to fare agains...
Aban Hawkins and the 1,001 Spikes is almost ready for release, with a total of 18 playable characters currently ready to go. We've already heard about Commander Video (Bit.Trip), Nyx (Nyx Quest), Thompson, Sugimoto, and...
Diancie, as well as the new Pokemon movie it will be featured in, leaked a couple days ago, but now we have official confirmation and some more screenshots. The rare Pokemon won't be found in normal gameplay, but Nintendo isn't yet spilling how you can acquire it.
It looks like an arrowhead with a shirt and crystals up top. Shine on you crazy diamond.
There was talk of an incoming Yoshi-themed 3DS XL but we had to resort to using our imaginations. These official images from Nintendo are much better. The limited-edition system will arrive on the same day as Yoshi's New Isla...
In the middle of last year Nintendo announced it would try out the whole free-to-play scheme with Steel Diver, to the collective sighs of relief from various Nintendo series fans. Now we have details on just how that pricing model is going to work, and it's a bit of an odd one.
I also got to play the new Steel Diver: Sub Wars, which is dramatically different from its 2D predecessor. This time around, it's fully 3D ship warfare with 4 versus 4 multiplayer.
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 minigame, for example. Perched at home with a bat, you eye a pitching machine at the slab. Then it erupts from the ground and you find that it is a man in a suit with a pitching machine for a head that pitches you the balls to hit with his man arms.
Also, there's a dog whose wife left him and you have to haggle with him to buy more minigames with real world money.
On today's Nintendo Direct, brand new battle engine footage from upcoming Monolith Soft Wii U game X was shown. Aside from the uninterrupted gameplay, Nintendo didn't give much more for us to go on other than that the battle...
The Koopalings will join the otherwise familiar roster of racers in Mario Kart 8, Nintendo revealed today as a part of its livestream presentation. You'll get your first chance to go behind the wheel with Bowser's seven minions when the title releases for Wii U on May 30.
Nintendo has announced NES Remix 2, as a follow-up to the original NES Remix on the Nintendo Wii U. Confirmed games include Ice Hockey, Wario's Woods, Zelda II, Super Mario Bros. 2, Dr. Mario, Kirby's Adventure, Super Mario Bros. 3, Kid Icarus, Punch Out!!, Metroid, Mario Open Golf, and Super Mario Bros.
It also comes with an extra game titled "Super Luigi Bros." It'll drop on April 25th.
We heard last year that Game Boy Advance titles would be coming to Virtual Console, and now Nintendo is just about ready to kick that program off. In today's Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata said that we would be seeing the first games launch this April on Virtual Console.
Metroid Fusion (NICE!), Mario and Luigi Super Star Saga, and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 will be among the first titles to hit the service.
What else should they be pulling from the GBA library?
Yoshi's New Island is looking much better in this new trailer from today's Nintendo Direct presentation than it did in prior videos (though that's not saying a whole lot). This time around, we get to see new mechanics like m...