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Nintendo is back to making a profit


Ninty's rolling in dough again
May 07
Earlier this morning Nintendo released its results for the last financial year, ending May 31 2015, and we have good news. Nintendo is back to profitability! After several fiscal years of losses Nintendo is climbing back up a... read
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Nintendo and Universal team up for a real life Nintendo theme park


Nintendoland will actually be a thing
May 07
Universal and Nintendo are joining forces to bring "spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo's wildly popular games, characters and worlds". Yup - there's going to be a Nintendo theme park. Yes. Really. The partne... read
Zelda comic

Nintendo Power's amazing A Link to the Past comic is back


Reprinted for posterity
May 05
Oh hell yes. Viz Media has reprinted the comic adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Amazon has it as a paperback for $13.89. Illustrated by Shotaro Ishinomori of Cyborg 009 fame, the art is as wonderful now as it was back in the Nintendo Power days. I neglected to pre-order the book in January, so this is a pleasant surprise indeed. [Via Tiny Cartridge] read
Region-free 3DS

How to make your 3DS region-free right now


Homebrew isn't back, though
May 04
The 3DS hacking community keeps fighting back every time Nintendo thwarts their efforts. Late last year, "reverse engineer extraordinaire" Smealum found an exploit in the obscure game Cubic Ninja which enabled any homeb... read
amiibo

Nintendo finally acknowledges its amiibo problem


Company vows to do better
May 04
Nintendo is owning up to the piss-poor state of affairs surrounding its amiibo figures. Today, the company issued an apology to fans, expressing remorse for any frustration its perpetually understocked and mismanaged toy... read
Mario Kart 8 update

Mario Kart 8 update unlocks 200cc and Mirror Mode for everyone


The ride never ends
May 01
In a move that will annoy some and please others, Nintendo has issued an update for Mario Kart 8 that unlocks the new, fast-as-hell 200cc class as well as the track-reversing Mirror Mode. Just boot up the game and you'll see ... read
From MB to GB
With the rise of digital distribution, hard drive constraints are becoming more problematic than ever. It's never fun purchasing a game only to find out you don't actually have space for it. Here is a constantly-updated list ... read feature

Puzzle & Dragons 3DS

If the demo is anything to go by, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is great


Expect thoughts on the final version at launch
Apr 30
Free-to-play games often have a bad reputation, especially on the mobile platform. Puzzle & Dragons is one such game to rise to the occasion, offering up a good amount of gameplay for free, and has completely dominat... read
Specific amiibo don't even align with franchises
When I first heard about amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, I thought it was a cool idea at first, and a good concession for fans who may have missed out on a ton of amiibo opportunities this year. After actually playing it, I'm coming away extremely underwhelmed, and I'll likely uninstall it later today. read feature

Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits


Also, Paper Mario
Apr 30
It's a nice week for Nintendo systems, with a mix of new content for both platforms. On the Wii U we have amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, a demo of sorts that will allow you to play retro games by way of amiibo figures.... read
Yoshi's Wooly World

New Yoshi variations unlockable in Yoshi's Woolly World


Shy Guy, Circus, and Flower Yoshi!
Apr 29
Looks like Yoshi's Woolly World is going to have a plethora of unlockables, including Yoshi variations! Confirmed variations are Circus Yoshi, Flower Yoshi, and Shy Guy Yoshi. These are unlocked by finding five Wonder Wools t... read
Fire Emblem If

Fire Emblem If's third campaign is harder than White, easier than Black


Black Kingdom has additional victory requirements
Apr 29
More lukewarm Fire Emblem If news (out June 25 in Japan, 2016 in North America). Remember, the game is being sold Pokemon style (or Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons style) with separate Black and White releases with a third, ... read
The Binding of Isaac

Check out The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on the Wii U GamePad


23 glorious seconds
Apr 29
When The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth came out last November, I got sucked back into the dark, dank basement full of doo-doo for a good two months. This video of Isaac on a Wii U GamePad is enough to get me thirs... read
Advance Wars!

PSA: Download your Club Nintendo elite rewards before Friday


Advance Wars!
Apr 29
Club Nintendo is shutting down. The ability to accumulate coins ended alongside March's turn to April. April is the last month that Gold (300 coins) and Platinum (600 coins) members can download elite status gifts, which mean... read
DL see?

Super Smash Bros.' Sakurai explains studio's reversal on paid DLC


Lucas joins The Fray, dies from a water overdose in a beige 2004 Dodge Stratus
Apr 28
In November of last year, Super Smash Bros. head Masahiro Sakurai aptly referred to the man-made Pokemon Mewtwo's appearance as Smash Bros. DLC as an "experiment." Sakurai, who has called modern DLC a "scam," said, "I think t... read
Mario Kart 8

Firehopping dead in Mario Kart 8


Competitive play at 200CC renders technique ineffective
Apr 28
Firehopping has essentially been killed off in competetive Mario Kart 8, thanks to the recent addition of 200cc mode to the game. While adding 200cc mode doesn't patch out the ability to firehop, the alterations that have sur... read
Deals

Groupon Spring Sale: PS4 for $342, Xbox One for $315, New 3DS XL for $180


Eighth-gen console with your spa deal
Apr 27
Pretty hot deal today on Groupon for various console bundles, from PS4 to Xbox Ones. In addition to a $20 instant discount on the PS4 from $399.99 to $379.99 there's a 10% off Groupon code you can enter in at checkout an... read
Shulk amiibo

So how about that May 1 Shulk amiibo restock


Has it shipped for you?
Apr 27
The mad rush of amiibo ordering really started at the tail end of Wave 2, once consumers realized that the rare trend (Pit, Little Mac) was not going to stop. After the Trinity in Wave 1 people were on already edge, but the m... read
Pokkén Tournament

Gengar licks the competition in Pokkén Tournament


Ghost-types are the best types
Apr 26
Bandai Namco revealed Gengar as a new playable character for Pokkén Tournament at NicoNico Chokaigi 2015 yesterday. The grinning ghost Pokémon brings the roster up to seven characters, along with Pikachu, Lucar... read
More crossovers and a real battle mode
When Nintendo announced its DLC plans for Mario Kart 8, there was a combination of collective groans and cheers across the internet. The latter group was on the right side of history, it seems. When the first DLC Pack dr... read feature

Mario Kart 200cc

Mario Kart 8's Cheese Land will crush your spirit on 200cc


Brake drifting is our saving grace
Apr 24
Mario Kart 8 feels fresh again and not just because of the fabulous new tracks added in this week's Animal Crossing-themed DLC Pack 2. Nintendo also unleashed the humbling 200cc class in a free update for the game. We saw the... read
Xenoblade

Whoa there Xenoblade Chronicles X alien, put on some pants!


Alien pubes
Apr 24
There's a special Nintendo Direct going on right now for Xenoblade Chronicles X. As someone who has paid little attention thus far, I have no idea what's happening despite the Direct's best attempts at setting the stage and l... read
Direct

Watch today's Nintendo Direct here


Xenoblade Chronicles is the star
Apr 24
Nintendo's hosting another Direct today, and this one's focusing entirely on Xenoblade Chronicles X. It starts real soon, so grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show. In the event that you don't catch it, we'll post a... read
Console marketplaces

Which console marketplace is your favorite?


PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U
Apr 24
I was flipping through the various storefronts of the PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One this week, encountering random issues throughout, and suddenly wondered if anyone actually liked them. We often take them for granted, but if ther... read
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Nintendo UK boss promises to restock amiibo...again


I'll believe it when I see it
Apr 24
Stop me if you've heard this before -- Nintendo acknowledges that amiibo are "selling better than expected," and then vows for restocks. It advertised a restock of Marth in April, who has seemingly been shadow-delayed until M... read
Animal Crossing is in the house
Nintendo is back with more crossover content for Mario Kart 8 and even as an on-again, off-again fan of the series, today feels reminiscent of waking up on Christmas morning with confidence that the present you most wanted th... read feature

Laura Shigihara

Laura Shigihara does a song for Animal Crossing's cafe pigeon Brewster


No mention of pigeon milk in the song
Apr 23
I always love a good Laura Shigihara piano/vocal piece. Though she is probably best known for the iconic credits song from Plants vs. Zombies, these days when her name comes up I mostly think about To the Moon's haunting "Ev... read
Puzzle & Dragons

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is still looking rad


Nice strategic twists
Apr 23
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is still on the horizon, and it's looking better every time I see it. This newest video from Nintendo highlights some of the deeper aspects of the puzzler, including party memb... read
amiibo Tap

Check out amiibo Tap: the Wii U app that uses figures as retro demos


30 games
Apr 23
Some time ago Nintendo unveiled amiibo Tap, a new app that would allow you to play demos from classic retro games by touching a figure to the Wii U GamePad. It doesn't seem like certain figures will line up with specific gam... read
Pokemon Omega Ruby

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire gets new patch, kicks you offline without it


Update, yo
Apr 23
Although Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold like gangbusters, as Pokemon games often do, I haven't seen a lot of buzz about it in my usual circle of Nintendo enthusiasts. Maybe it's because Generation 3 doesn't g... read
Splatoon

Splatoon is a shooter, so of course it will be getting DLC


Nintendo confirms it
Apr 23
It was pretty obvious that Splatoon would be getting some form of post-launch DLC, but now Nintendo has confirmed it. Speaking to GamesRadar, producer Hisashi Nogami notes that "we do have some plans to follow ... read
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Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2


Also, Mario Kart DS on Wii U
Apr 23
It's a Mario Kart kind of day, with DLC Pack 2 for Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart DS on Wii U. Also on Wii U is Suspension Railroad Simulator and the Mewtwo Smash DLC. I remember when there was a time where typing "DLC... read






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