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7:30 PM on 12.22.2014

I've neglected my Tomodachi Life island for too long

While reading through Darren's personal picks for game of the year, I realized something troubling: I haven't played Tomodachi Life in, oh my god, months. Literal months. And it's not like the signs weren't there. I had, as I...

Jordan Devore


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5:30 PM on 12.22.2014

Tiiiimberrrr! Falling trees will be the death of you in Smash Bros.

At this weekend's Shockwave 11 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament, player Lord Cat God found out the hard way that the Villager's tree isn't necessarily loyal to whoever created it. The result was a room full of suddenly boisterous people, and one of the more memorable and unexpected victories for opponent, Awestin.

Brett Makedonski

2:52 PM on 12.22.2014

Toys"R"Us reaches out to those affected by the Lucario amiibo situation

[Update: The Amiibo Enquirer has seemingly figured out why people ended up in either group. If you got the latter email, it's because you payed with PayPal or a gift card, which basically means you're screwed. Everyone e...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 12.22.2014

Amiibo wave 2b is severed further, Captain Falcon coming later in some cases

It feels like almost daily I'm researching or getting tips on the amiibo situation, and I get even more "thank you" emails from collectors. It helps to be informed! As we know the Wave 2 amiibo were split into two groups -- ...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 12.22.2014

Namco given plenty of freedom with Pokémon fighter

Nintendo seems to have a burgeoning penchant for collaboration. The platform holder has recently entered into partnerships with studios like Bandai Namco and Tecmo Koei, giving its third party associates license to toy around...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 12.21.2014

Iconoclasts creator imagines a Daisy focused 2D action game

My first waking thought this morning was "What if the next Wii U Mario game stars Peach, Daisy, Rosalina and Toadette as they giant sentient broccoli people who reluctantly eat children because they are nutritious?" The ...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 12.19.2014

That lil Bulbasaur! Pokémon Center has the adorable Red Nendoroid

We last spoke about Good Smile Company's Red Nendoroid months ago, which is just too dang long. The figure has since released in Japan, and the US Pokémon Center now has it in stock. For $49.99, the set comes with the ...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Miyamoto on Zelda Wii U, amiibo cards, and the next Nintendo console

In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about several topics, including sold-out amiibo figures, the future of Mario, and next year's open-world Zelda. On missing exclusive in-game content...

Jordan Devore



Toys
Toys"R"Us canceling Lucario amiibo orders
by Chris Carter

[Update: Toys"R"Us put pre-orders back up momentarily this morning, and I expect them to either be faulty or drop very soon. Try to re-pre-order if you want at your own risk!]

[Update 2: Now the retailer has taken off the listing entirely -- there's not even a "sold out" page. What a circus.]

The day the Lucario amiibo went on sale, I pre-ordered it. As in, weeks ago. Now Toys"R"Us is canceling orders, including mine. For reference, Lucario is exclusive to Toys"R"Us and you can't get it anywhere else. Huh?

I'm not alone it seems, as our own Brittany Vincent and Bill Platt have had their orders canceled too, as well as a number of readers out there who reached out last night. We are following up with both Nintendo and Toys"R"Us to see what the deal is. It's entirely possible that the latter wants people running into the store at the release date and buying add-on items. That's retail for you.

Between this, the holy trinity, and Rosalina pre-orders selling out in 30 minutes in the dead of night, this has become a total shitshow by Nintendo and the retailers involved, which chose to do exclusive amiibo in the first place. Why is it that Activision and Disney were able to sell millions of dollars worth of Skylanders and Disney Infinity toys near launch without a hitch?

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11:00 AM on 12.18.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Zero

If you aren't into old games, this may be a pass week for you. On the Virtual Console for Wii U comes Natsume Championship Wrestling, and the always great Mega Man Zero. Also on the Wii you'll find 99Moves, Blok Drop X T...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 12.15.2014

Club Nintendo adds Super Mario Kart, Kirby's Dream Land 3

The last three times I've written about Club Nintendo rewards, Kirby made his way onto the list. That trend continues today with the new set of game offers available until January 19, 2015: Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Wii U) - 200...

Jordan Devore





3:00 PM on 12.15.2014

Felynes can dress up as Dante, Blanka, and Chun-Li in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

I'm no Monster Hunter player but I'm liking the cross-game costumes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Well, most of them. In line with today's Devil May Cry re-release news, Capcom has shown a Felyne outfit based on Dante. That...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 12.15.2014

Training amiibo as presents? What a neat idea

I was talking to a friend of mine recently about amiibo, and some of the ideas he came up with on how to use them are pretty interesting. Recently we've been training our own fighters with our best moves, and then pitting the...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 12.14.2014

amiibo Wave 2 split at many retailers, Zelda, Little Mac, and Diddy Kong available this weekend

[Update: Jonathan Holmes here with an important amiibogate update. Best Buy is apparently holding back the release of the Little Mac amiibo until December 19th. I found one on their shelves last night. When I tried to buy it,...

Chris Carter

2:33 PM on 12.13.2014

Looks like the Rosalina amiibo is a Target exclusive

With the Lucario amiibo exclusive to Toys"R"Us, Meta Knight exclusive to Best Buy, and Shulk on GameStop's payroll, there's another one in the mix -- Rosalina & Luma, set to debut at Target. This is not only backed up by ...

Chris Carter

5:00 AM on 12.12.2014

And the top three selling amiibo figures are...

Ah, the amiibo saga. It's been a wild ride that not even Mr. Toad would go on. But as we continue through this tough journey together, Nintendo has sent word over that they are doing very well, and are "approximately equal" t...

Chris Carter