Previews aren't kind, however
Speaking to Famitsu, Tomonobu Itagaki provided some updates on Devil's Third, which is in a really odd spot with Nintendo right now. He notes that since he's a "military enthusiast" there's many political themes in the game, ...
The Fall's opening act is something out of a collection of Ray Bradbury short stories, where hard science leads to deeper questions of morality puzzled over by engaging characters. It's the right sort of science fiction,...
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'Excited to bring the game to Wii U'
Something weird is going on with Devil's Third. We learned recently that the game was rumored to be dropped by Nintendo of America due to quality concerns. Allegedly, the game is not shaping up to be up to snuff for Nint...
I don't want to learn
Earlier today, I was watching an interview conducted by the folks over at Nintendo Life with Splatoon co-director Tsubasa Sakaguchi, and it hit me -- some people actually use motion controls in this game.
I still re...
Did the Gex 3 ad with a grinning Gex cupping a human woman's bare breasts kill green lizards in games? I'm pretty sure that horny-teen embodiment of '90s edge ended the Croc series, cost King K. Rool chief villain spots in Do...
Ubisoft is doing more PC business than ever (despite uPlay), and more people might own the last generation PS3 and Xbox 360, but Ubisoft's games are selling best on current generation consoles. Well, on PlayStation 4, anyways...
Aimed to expand its female audience
Nintendo is no stranger to marketing directly to women, and in Japan, it's holding a special event that's basically one giant marketing campaign. It's called the Nintendo Girls Museum, and will be held at the Aeon Mall M...
Donkey Kong meets Splatoon
Nintendo of America's Twitter let it be known that a new map (pictured above) will be available in Splatoon at 7:00PM PT tomorrow, and it looks really fun.
The zig-zagging towers of Moray Towers look reminiscent of the f...
Egg to chicken, amiibo to game
In an interview with USgamer, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival creative lead Aya Kyogoku was asked if amiibo Festival was conceptualized as a game involving amiibo or if the ...
How do you like your rides?
Nintendo of America has announced the details for the next Splatfest in Splatoon, and it's much sooner than I thought it would be! The Splatfest starts the night of July 17, at 9:00 PM PT, and runs for 24 hours. As for the te...
Another one bites the dust
After Devil's Third was a no-show at E3 this year and its listing on the Wii U eShop recently disappeared, many were left scratching their heads and wondering if the game would even release in the United States. Tu...
Also, Asteroid Quarry
Wow, this is one of the most barren Nintendo Downloads I've seen in some time!
The Wii U's heavy hitter today is Mario Tennis, a Virtual Console rendition of the original Nintendo 64 game. The Wii U is also getting Asteroid Q...
It's out today for $5
Don't Starve was announced for the iPad platform yesterday, and soon, you can buy it! It's $4.99, and will only work on "at least" an iPad 3 or iPad mini 2 with iOS 8 and up. Courtesy of a new trailer, you can get a better l...
Bowties in custard and whatnot
I totally forgot LEGO Dimensions was happening, but now that I see it again… holy crap it actually looks good. The series has it all: Batman, Back to the Future, and now all thirteen Doctors from Doctor Who as well.
The Sploosh-O-Matic is my new favorite
Splatoon has gotten very frequent update ever since its initial release, and I have been gobbling them up as much as I can. New weapons, maps, and modes have consistently kept the game fresh, even for those who have alre...
Yoshi's Woolly World is the epitome of adorable. From Yoshi's cute, easily read facial expressions to the bright colourful world he inhabits, the intricate minor details to the tactile physicality of the world, this game took...
Snoopy and Woodstock cooperate
Those trailers for The Peanuts Movie are pretty dang cute. It's neat to see the computer models and animation done in the style of the old cartoons. The movie will show up in theaters on November 6.
In a move hearkening back...
Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem
I'm no longer trying to cram "Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem" into headlines along with the Wii U crossover's already-lengthy name, Genei Ibun Roku #FE, so I'm counting on you all to remember it. Say it with me: Genei Ibun ...
Very expensive variants
Those who collect amiibo are no stranger to the variant game. It was just this past spring when both Gold Mario and Silver Mario released -- the former significantly more sought-after than the latter. Two more variants were a...
Popularity contest burns Team Cat
Perhaps the greatest injustice of the year happened over the July 4 weekend. Nintendo's shooter Splatoon ran its first splatfest event, pitting cats versus dogs. The sides shot it out while less patriotic Americans were shoot...
Splatfests change a kid
[Warning: The above video is not safe for life and features a large man only wearing booty shorts.]
Splatoon's Splatfest may be over, with those bastard dogs winning via popularity when cats are clearly better, but that didn't stop me from making a sequel to the critically acclaimed avant-garde short film Squid Now. Eat your hearts out David Cage, David Lynch, and David Duchovny.
No More Heroes Forever?
[Art via the Two Best Friends play series]
It was about five years ago now that No More Heroes creator Suda51 announced his intention to develop No More Heroes 3 for the console that would later be known as the Wii U. An...
Gotta go fast!
[Update: Looks like the Kickstarter is being cancelled after the creator was sent a large amount of negative feedback.
"We are going to cancel the project. Duo(sic) to the big amount of negativ(sic) feedback and th...
Too many dogs spoil the soup
[Art by 3D Rod.]
I've reviewed Splatoon two times in as many months (most recently for our free digital magazine), which has given me ample opportunity to think about why the game resonates with so many people. At its core, i...
B2G1 returns for the 4th
Nothing to do this 4th of July? How about some deals? Because we've got some deals. I mean they're not Black Friday good but they're pretty good. Sorta. Kinda. (Do we earn our copywriting merit badge now, Mr. Scoutmaster?).&n...
'See you in Vegas'
Coming off of E3, we'll be seeing even more of Nintendo's Bill Trinen. The senior product marketing manager is signed up to participate in the Super Smash Bros. tournament at EVO later this month.
"Appreciate all the EVO supp...
Beam me up, ninja
When I heard of a game concept that starts you off at the last boss and takes you back through his castle as the story progresses, I was intrigued.
Sadly, the mere premise of Roving Rogue is probably its strongest quality.
That is to say, there's a lot of blood
I was originally going to pass on posting this trailer, but I came across it while I was listening to Lana del Rey's Ultraviolence and that just seemed like too great of a coincidence. Also, the developer's name (Wolf Brew) ...
He said it again!
If we're lucky, we get a couple of Virtual Console releases a week. Nintendo sure likes to take its sweet time. What's the holdup? One investor asked exactly that during the company's 75th annual shareholders meeting, now tra...