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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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NINTENDO

Japan gets Pokemon Snap on Wii U next week

Make-believe animal voyeur simulator Pokémon Snap is coming to Wii U next week, at least in Japan. While you can already play the 1999 Nintendo 64 classic on the console through the Wii portal, this version adds support for...

 
amiibo Challenge review
Nintendo backed itself into a corner with amiibo in terms of software. Now that the things are wildly popular, it's at a crossroads. Does it gate substantial content behind them and piss off casual fans who don't want to buy ...   read

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ZELDA

Marin from Link's Awakening confirmed for Hyrule Warriors

Marin from Link's Awakening is joining the cast of Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo announced this evening during the company's Hyrule Warriors Legends panel at WonderCon in Los Angeles. The red-haired singer will debut as part of the Li...

 
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Mekazoo

I totally forgot about Mekazoo, a Donkey Kong Country-inspired platformer

I remember when Brett previewed Mekazoo last year, but outside of that moment, I kind of forgot it existed. This newest trailer definitely refreshed my memory though, as it shows off basically everything you'd want to know in terms of ...

 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors Legends

It's another big day for Nintendo. On the Wii U, we're getting Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut, as well as Infinity Runner. But the bigger news is that you can transfer over the characters and weapons from Hyrule Warriors Legends&...

 
Lego Star Wars
It's easy to forget that a fair amount of iteration has come to the Lego video game series over the past decade. All the titles -- there are upward of 20 now -- are similar in that they're whimsical, lighthearted takes o...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 releasing March 29

After playing the previous episode, A Block and a Hard Place, I said it felt like the true end of the season. Not only did it wrap up the main story arc, it also ended Telltale's string of quick releases for the series. The shortest wait be...

 
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Wii U death knell

Nintendo might stop making new Wii U by year's end (Update)

[Update: Nintendo has denied the rumor. Speaking with IT Media (via Kotaku), a company spokesperson asserted “This isn’t an announcement from our company," and that “from the next quarter and thereafter as w...

 
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Splatoon lint roller

Splatoon has an official lint roller, ya filthy animals

Some of you know this, but I have a cat. And boy, what a cat he is. As such, I am perpetually covered in lint. Look at that luxurious hair. Sure, if I'm wearing black, it's doubly apparent, but I have lily white bath towels equally covered...

 
Pokken
Nintendo's history with peripherals that only support several games is nothing new. Raise your hand if you had a massive Four Swords party with four GBAs and a GameCube! The same thing goes for the Pokkén Controll...   read

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Pokemon

How Pokken Tournament disciplines rage quitters

Pokkén Tournament is out now available , and unlike some games, is actually punishing rage quitters. Before heading online, Bandai Namco's new fighting game urges players to refrain from disconnecting in the middle of a match, as it'...

 
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Shovel Knight

Shield Knight and Plague Knight plush toys are coming soon

Shovel Knight is still making a killing digitally, and indie developer Yacht Club Games has expanded well beyond the gaming space, with a toy line to boot. That includes the upcoming Plague Knight and Shield Knight figures, and the rec...

 

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Space Patrol Luluco is a OVER JUSTICE! JUSTICE IS OVER! OVER JUDGEMENT GUN MORPHING! FIRE FROM FIRE!

 
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Ok yknow what screw Im saving anri!

 
Nekrosys

Going to be honest; after playing around a little more with Star Fox Zero, I actually find myself both adjusting to and liking the control The tutorial was kind of crap, but the game itself is nowhere near as bad as some of the reviews have

 
jak2364

Tfw Valve still gives you a refund even though you went over 2 hours played on a buggy piece of

 
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That awkward, awkward moment when you realize you should not let your neighbor ever find out youre half

 
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Why is resting bitch face such a turn on? (Plus so is Aubrey

 
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Dreamweaver

I did it! I finally killed that bastard Pontiff in Dark Souls III! Admittedly it took me over two dozen tries, and I think I got extremely lucky near the end when he didnt attack me much, but I solod it at SL 41 with only +2 weapons, no shields! Yay! :D

 
OverlordZetta

Panty and Stocking aired in Six years I swear it doesnt feel like its been that Guys, I think I need to lie down for a Have some expletives while I contemplate my

 
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Alienation is a fun time, yall

 
Parismio

Mmmm Yes! Quality

 
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I forgot how fucking awesome DJ Hero I still cant quite 5 star all the songs on Expert in the first game, but I always preferred the

 
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I hate training new Not because I think its a pain, but because my job is 90% There is almost nothing to train the new guys in until they get the permissions to use the ordering

 
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Real talk Do want to write an Ask Me Anything blog, to help boredom during the Although I may ignore touchy LEAVE YOUR QUESTIONS IN THE

 
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Fuck you Pontiff! Now for that other boss in the Hope I can stil

 
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Actual footage from Hoshido mere moments

 
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Anyone still playing Guitar Hero Live out there? Is there anyway to get leaderboards to load Take a good 10-15 seconds on each song to see them for me on

 
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Ill be honest, Im not really into cat I just already happened to like Blake and then it turned out that she had cat Thats how they get you, I

 
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TFW a Steam game works perfectly right up until the refund period expires, then decides to start fucking Fuck you Black Ops

 
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My bladed princess is doing quite I freaking love the

 
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done! I tried something different with the hair highlight shimmies and the foot Ill probably upload this again when more people are on, but for does it look?

 
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Want to watch Akira again, but I realize I actually have to get cracking on this Nioh demo if I want to unlock that Its

 
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I just got the Templar asterisk in Bravely Second but still have no idea what kind of synergy I can utilize for the Kaiser

 
lewness

Sunbro-ing Ancient Wyverns so much fun: You run, I hit Wait, 2 guys drop down here No, this way! STAY HERE, Ill kite the big guy away from the fire projectile I even rest at the plunging platform and make him/her do the honors while I watch

 
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