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Star Fox Zero

There's going to be a Star Fox Zero animation broadcast this week

Nintendo has announced this morning that to "celebrate" the impending release of Star Fox Zero on April 22, it will be airing an animated short called "Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins" on April 20 at 3PM PT. It features animation from Prod...

 
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Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight just hit one million in digital sales, amiibo is doing well too

[Update: Yacht Club Games reports roughly 3,000 refunds on Steam were requested.] Yacht Club Games just posted a massive info blowout for Shovel Knight, and if you remotely like the game it's worth a read. For instance, did you know that th...

 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Bravely Second: End Layer

Nintendo is having an indie kind of week on Wii U, with the release of Terraria and Dodge Club Party, both of which are available digitally on the eShop. There's also a Lost Reavers beta, Asdivine Hearts, Draw 2 Survive, Slot...

 
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Splatoon

Splatoon's next Splatfest is SpongeBob vs. Patrick in the first US and EU event

Nintendo has announced a new Splatfest for Splatoon, alongside of the newest weapon update -- SpongeBob vs. Patrick. In an odd twist of all sorts of marketing loopholes, the developers pit the two best friends against one other, and apparen...

 
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Gifs

Heart Forth, Alicia sure is looking nice in these gifs

I'm not the only one on staff who's down for the metroidvania Heart Forth, Alicia. Darren graciously popped into chat today with a gif from the latest backer update and I was so enamored, I forgot to cull the post for notable tidbits. Hour...

 
Epic Dumpster Bear
Is there something you just love no matter how shitty you know it is?  For example, marshmallow Peeps and candy corn.  Epic Dumpster Bear is a Wii U exclusive, and it is epically shitty, but I kind of like it. Somet...   read

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Deals

Cheap deals on Bayonetta 2, Quantum Break, and Dark Souls III

There are some choice deals available this weekend and the retailer of note is actually Walmart (cue the horror music). If you don't mind braving that place, the big box currently has great deals on two excellent titles: Bayonetta 2 for $20...

 
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Nintendo

Nintendo still coy about exactly what makes them delete a Super Mario Maker level

As you may have heard, Nintendo has been deleting select Super Mario Maker stages lately, including a series of levels from popular streamers. The problem is, they don't really explain why this is happening, and these bans can com...

 
Mine
As the old saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. That might have happened with Minecraft: Story Mode. The first four episodes of the season released within two and a half months of one another, and I had been pret...   read

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Zelda Wii U rumors

Gender options and voice acting rumored for the new Zelda

There is a flurry of rumors hitting the net today surrounded the upcoming Zelda title for Wii U. The main source of the rumor is Emily Rogers, who is known for leaking the existence of a Paper Mario game on the Wii U before Paper Mario...

 
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Nintendo

The Nintendo 'Super Spring Sale' is pretty dope

Third parties typically have sales on Nintendo platforms weekly -- to the point where Atlus and a few other usual suspects almost perpetually have games on sale. But as always, Nintendo is very resilient to the practice, given that some tit...

 
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Splatoon

Almost one year later, Splatoon is still being updated

Can you believe it?It's been nearly a year since Splatoon launched last May. And with this April 12 update, that would make it almost a year since Nintendo has been sporadically supporting the game with new levels, weapons, and other c...

 
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My Nintendo

Are you satisfied with the My Nintendo program?

The day finally came -- the replacement for Club Nintendo is live -- My Nintendo. Rather than solely provide users with the bulk of their points from purchases, there's systems in place to provide rewards for checking into Miiverse and the ...

 
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Toad grippiness

How can Slippy Toad be slippy if uncle Grippy Toad is grippy?

Amateur scientist Brett Makedonski was wondering aloud in the Destructoid chat earlier today, "what went wrong in the Star Fox frog family tree to cause the uncle to be so grippy and all the tread to have worn off by the time his nephew was...

 
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Star Fox Guard

Star Fox Guard will have amiibo support too

We already knew that Star Fox Zero would allow players to tap the Fox and Falco amiibo to Wii U GamePad to unlock new Arwing skins, but now Nintendo is spilling the beans on the functionality as it pertains to Star Fox Guard. According...

 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Game & Watch Gallery 4

Are you ready for another underwhelming week? C'mon, I know you're used to it. The Wii U is rather low key this week, with Game & Watch Gallery 4, Emojikara, Epic Dumpster Bear, and Super Robo Mouse. Nintendo tried to pad the announceme...

 
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Bayonetta

Sorry love: Super Smash scene in Spain may ban Bayonetta

Even with her very small nerf in the recent balance patch, most Super Smash Bros. players agree that Bayonetta is at least formidable. Now, a community in Spain is looking to ban her outright from upcoming tournaments. A top player, Greward...

 
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Star Fox Zero

New Star Fox Zero trailer confirms Black Arwing amiibo unlock

Nintendo just unleashed a massive five-minute trailer for Star Fox Zero, which gives players a clear overview of both Zero and the bundled-in Star Fox Guard. It highlights just about everything you could want, from the vehicles on offe...

 
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Mario

Would you spend over 12 hours trying to beat a Mario level?

I like difficult games as much as the next guy, but I draw the line at trying to best every "insane!" Super Mario Maker level known to man. But given the massive sales it's seen, there's always going to be at least one person in t...

 
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Pokken

Pokken Tournament update tunes down Shadow Mewtwo

Pokkén Tournament is a pretty fun little fighter, but Bandai Namco is keen on tweaking it a bit based on player feedback, as evidenced by a new upcoming patch. For starters, Shadow Mewtwo will be toned down, mostly removing his ...

 
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Wario Land: Shake It!

Wario Land: Shake It! is coming to the Wii U this week

Wario Land: Shake It! is a really underrated game that doesn't get talked about nearly enough. Hell, you could probably levy that same complaint against the Wario series as a whole, but I digress. For those of you who enjoy great platf...

 
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Bloodstained

It's still super early, but hey, it's Bloodstained in action

Taking a break from sharing shaders and the like, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Koji Igarashi has something else for this backer update: footage of the game for our prying eyes! It includes Miriam wielding a katana, kicking, and runn...

 
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Nintendo

Good to know: My Nintendo points expire after six months

Nintendo rolled out its new customer loyalty program, My Nintendo, earlier this week. It's sort of like Club Nintendo, but more digital-centric, at least for the time being. There are a few different ways to earn points -- linking your soci...

 
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Splatoon

Ha! Nintendo teases physical Splatoon arcade for April Fools'

The April Fools' jokes keep rolling in! This time the official Splatoon Twitter account unveiled a "Squid Booth," which is basically a "mobile" platform to play Splatoon for up to four players. The account also claims that you can buy ...

 
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Nintendo

Not April Fools': Nintendo will mail you a Shadow Mewtwo card for Pokken Tournament

Nintendo has always made it clear that prospective Pokken Tournament buyers would only get the Shadow Mewtwo card if they bought the game physically, but it's going the extra mile with a new promotion. Provided that you have signed up for t...

 
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Nintendo

Here's what rewards you can get through My Nintendo

Nintendo has revealed the rewards available in its new loyalty program, My Nintendo. By buying certain games or completing certain tasks - such as linking your My Nintendo account to your Nintendo ID number, or getting 5 comments on your an...

 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokken Tournament demo

It's a lull week for Nintendo Download. On Wii U you'll find a Pokken Tournament demo, which was previously available in Europe, as well as Lovely Planet, Mario Super Sluggers, 6-Hand Video Poker, Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus...

 
My Nintendo Picross
Let's cut to the chase. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Picross is out. Even though it costs 1000 "Platinum Coins," you want it, right? Just log into the new My Nintendo system first, and follow these instructions...   read

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My Nintendo

The My Nintendo account system is now live in the US (Update: Miitomo too!)

[Update: Miitomo also just went live for mobile devices. Search for it manually.] The My Nintendo account system that was meant to replace Club Nintendo is now live in the west, after being available in Japan for the past few weeks. Having ...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Starfy is coming to Super Mario Maker

Starfy is a lesser-known character from the Nintendo universe, but that might be because he's not wholly owned by Nintendo. In fact, he's co-owned by Tose, creators of the Game & Watch franchise, as the Legend of Starfy games were only ...

 

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ikiryou

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This is me hunting around for an Overwatch beta code for the Id love to try it out if someone has an extra they can PM If not, I Much like anal and cocaine, it doesnt hurt to

 
Fuzunga

Disasterpeace? More like Dismasterpiece!

 
Double Monocles

I have a 16 hour road trip this week (round Ill be driving part of the way, but will have time for some handheld Any suggestions? I was thinking Shantae from the humble bundle, but I could whip out my GBA and finally play A Link to the Past

 
Gundy

I suddenly want to play a Hyperdimension Neptunia point and click adventure

 
lokhe

So Ive been hunting secrets and hidden areas in DS3 Some still elude me but my latest one felt really Blessings of the Dark Moon upon yall!

 
Bardley

Went hiking up in the Great Smoky I saw three deer, five bears (from inside a car), and chatted with a bunch of nice folks hiking the Appalachian Perfect weather and a gorgeous

 
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Amna Umen

Wheres the Offworld Trading Company review so I can complain about a score for a game that I already own?! #Hardcore #CaucusForOuyaSanders

 
Kaleido Ruby

Precisely how Puyo Puyo was meant to be

 
RenaudB90

Purpals get the best landed in a world with the host, a sunbro and a Attack the faithful, get a sentinel dropped on me for my I finish him off and get my shackle, the Sunbro and host die to the Archer love

 
Torchman

I DONT WANT TO BE AT WORK, I WANNA BE HOME PLAYING SUPER ROBOT WARS Z3!

 
whatsacow

Beat the dancer of the boreal valley at level Suffice to say, i am a fucking god! Either that or ive spent way too much time with this game and really need to get back to

 
gajknight

Beat the first boss of I can safely say, this game could turn out to be something real I got a few gripes that Ill highlight in the comments but I could still play it with no changes fairly

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I made a small change to the length of the table, and I realize I didnt show the finished white shirt version, so here it is! Thanks for all your feedback and help, everyone!

 
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Luca Blight

I was watching my brother trying to beat the nameless king numbers of tries then I played Fist of the North Star opening and he whooped his

 
Megas75

I havent went online with the Master Chief Collection Is the online still fucked or did they ever fix it?

 
OverlordZetta

My head is pounding and it wont be tonight until Why must it be this way?

 
FakePlasticTree

Yus! Physical copy of God Already own it on PSN but nothing beats having a physical copy Also wanted the first Bayonetta on Wanted to play it

 
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I cant even say why, but there is something incredibly soothing about Mid-90s Rave

 
iam16bit

Ok so this morning I showed my Street Fighter cover to my teachers and they really liked it but suggested putting in more shadows and showing energy coming from the They also suggested bringing Akuma down a bit to leave space for a

 
guitarvillain

Crom, grant me

 
Pixie The Fairy

I hope Axiom Verge for Vita has a patch coming because the occasional action-halting hiccups are a bit Ive seen some slowdown, too, but my brain rationalizes that as it trying to be an NES

 
Nathan D

*sees a quarter on the ground with tails side up* Ooh, a quarter! Wait, does tails side up being unlucky only apply to pennies? Oh god, should I pick it up?

 
OverlordZetta

Hey, Pokemon trainers! The Zygarde, Shiny Yveltal, and Shiny Xerneas events are a May event it looks like! Zygarde is this week and a little extra and the other two will follow that in the Check your country for specifics!

 
Gundy

I love me some dill

 
Fuzunga

This is already worth at least $60, which is double what I paid for Along with my three (PS4, Vita, DOS) copies of Retro City Rampage, Im going to be rich

 

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