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Mini Mario & Friends

Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge's wide release is on the horizon

For those of you who bought an amiibo recently, you were probably provided a free 3DS and Wii U code for Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge, a Mini Mario spinoff of sorts that uses your figures to unlock characters. It's al...

 
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Oh no...

It only took 46 hours to beat this insane Super Mario Maker level

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. When you finally beat the insane Super Mario Maker level after 46 hours:

 
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Leaked amiibo listing

The new Kirby and Isabelle amiibo go on pre-order tomorrow at GameStop

An internal email given to Destructoid from a GameStop employee has informed us that the new Kirby series of amiibo go on pre-order tomorrow alongside Animal Crossing's Isabelle in her winter and summer outfits.  Each amiibo ...

 
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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...

 

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Larxinostic

Good day to you! The sixth blog in my OST series is live for your Thanks for any feedback! =) It concerns a recent entry in a flagship niche Whatre your favorite less-known game series?

 
TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
JuIc3

Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
gajknight

Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
guitarvillain

Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
Vadicta

So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
Fuzunga

Have a good

 
WryGuy

Youve been pre-approved for a Marvel Credit Card with 3% cash back rewards when you shop at Oh, what times we live

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Theres a rumor on IGN saying NX might use cartridges (though I think they mean carts, like 3DS and My knee-jerk reaction was negative, but thinking about it, Nintendo is a stickler for short load if it works well and is cheap, Im

 
OrochiLeona

Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
Torchman

So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
Nathan D

Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
MeanderBot

Video game developers are tripping over themselves to make VR games and here I am trying to think of story ideas for an interactive fiction

 
Occams

Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
Fuzunga

I cant believe Nintendo would throw away their three-day Treehouse Livestream to only show That was the best thing ever to come out of E3 coverage!

 
RiffRaff

Protip: Humble Spring Sale just Go spend money and

 
Asterion

FromSoftwares new IP looks very different to

 
FakePlasticTree

Ryujis really feeling it!

 
Luca Blight

Everyone talking about Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Civil War and Persona 5 and Im here wondering wheres my burrito?

 
Ckarasu

I know it probably is not that bad, but there seems to be quite a bit more dialogue in the R&C reboot than there should

 
Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
Isuma

Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
Sr Churros

Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
OverlordZetta

As someone with a lot of experience in the realm of Sentai, let me say that first impressions dont always hold, and those awful suits that look like they belong more in a bike race might look great in motion! Otherwise, theres always your imagination!

 
Samsneeze

Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 

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