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3:30 PM on 08.21.2014

Let's all play Captain Toad at Nintendo's PAX booth

As far as "games at PAX Prime I want to see" go, it's mostly a) a bunch of indies and b) whatever Nintendo's bringing to the show. While that second list is sadly missing Yoshi's Woolly World and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, ...

Jordan Devore


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




11:00 AM on 08.21.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man 6

Today is a classic kind of day in terms of Nintendo Download, with a few re-releases. We have Mega Man 6 headlining the fray, which means that the full NES collection of Mega Man 1-6 is finally available on the...

Chris Carter

8:30 PM on 08.20.2014

Final Fantasy Explorers gets a concrete release date and more new job info

There's finally been a release date hammered out for Final Fantasy Explorers in Japan, and it's headed for a 3DS nowhere near you (unless you live in Japan) this December 18. There's also a savory bit of new information surro...

Brittany Vincent

4:15 PM on 08.20.2014

The sound and the fury of Bayonetta 2's angels and demons

Bayonetta 2 sound designer Daisuke Sakata touched on how he goes about designing sounds for his games in a recent post on the PlatinumGames blog. In particular, Sakata talks about the presence of both angel and demon enemies...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 08.19.2014

Delve into SteamWorld Dig on Wii U next week

Image & Form started SteamWorld Dig off on the 3DS eShop and has since brought its mining adventure game to Steam, PS4, and PS Vita. It won't be much longer now until the studio comes back around to Nintendo -- the Wii U ...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 08.19.2014

Watch Dogs will be Ubisoft's final M-rated Wii U game

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has spoken with Game Informer about what Wii U owners can expect to see from the company, and it's going to be more family-oriented games. Those sell well enough with that audience, while, unsurpris...

Jordan Devore



Samus gets a new outfit in Super Smash Bros. and oh boy photo
Samus gets a new outfit in Super Smash Bros. and oh boy
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

The latest update from Super Smash Bros boss Sakurai details Samus and her new outfits. Blue and orange shorts and a small top, both of which were seen at the end of Metroid: Fusion and Metroid: Zero Suit, respectively. Here's what Sakurai had to say: 

"Looking at the number of days we have left for development, it would be an impossible task to create this... That's what I told my staff. But thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here's Samus in shorts!"

Interesting that Sakurai felt compelled to specify that the designer was one of his female staff members. Personally I would have loved an alt based on her Metroid: Fusion suit. Anyway, news about a videogame characters new outfits. Because videogames. 

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5:45 PM on 08.18.2014

I love my little boy girl horse on 3DS

I Love My Little Boy/Girl (you can buy either or, "Boy/Girl" isn't the name) and I Love My Horse are two Neopica-developed titles releasing in Europe for 3DS. Real talk, they look like the kind of games I used to play and rev...

Brittany Vincent

3:45 PM on 08.18.2014

Nightmare Wizard turns out the lights in Super Smash Bros.

Here's a new Smash assist trophy, Nightmare Wizard. Let's let Sakurai explain. "Nightmare Wizard appears as an Assist Trophy! He will engulf the stage in darkness, and fighters will need to brawl blindly for a while. Look out for the effect before it goes dark, and play it to your advantage. Blinding and reversal effects even make the computer players mess up."

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 08.18.2014

Europe gets Level-5 RPG Fantasy Life next month

Level-5's 3DS role-playing game Fantasy Life is releasing in Europe on September 26, 2014, Nintendo has announced. As a reminder, we're getting it here in the States on October 24. This overview trailer is perfect if, like m...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 08.18.2014

Mega Slowbro looks happier in motion

There are certain Pokémon who warrant getting a Mega Evolution for the ensuing stat increases, and others who you just want to see in a new form. Slowbro is unquestionably one I was curious about for the latter reason...

Jordan Devore





10:30 AM on 08.18.2014

Japan is getting a five-disc Bayonetta 2 soundtrack this year

Sega's music label Wave Master has announced that Bayonetta 2 will be getting a five-disc mega soundtrack, which is very much inline with Platinum Games' previous releases. It'll drop on October 29, and the lead composer...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 08.18.2014

A 'shocking' new Pokemon project will be revealed on August 26

The Pokemon Company has teased a "shocking" new announcement for a Pokemon related project, which will be revealed on August 26 streamed live on NicoNico. The president of the company will attend the event, and you can c...

Chris Carter



Pokémon Trading Card Game Online headed to iPad photo
Pokémon Trading Card Game Online headed to iPad
by Jonathan Holmes

Nintendo has said time and time again that they have no plans to start making games for other developer's hardware, and time and time again, analysts, editorialists, and enthusiasts have called them out for this decision.

Nintendo seems to think that the potential short term profit they could make from supporting other devices wouldn't be worth the long term devaluation of their own hardware that would come with it. Critics say that Nintendo's hardware has been so devalued by +15 years of little to no AAA third party support that it's time to face the sad facts and give up. 

It's not that black and white of a situation. There are ways for Nintendo to have their 3DS/Wii U cake and eat the other guys' install bases too. Case in point -- The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online for iPad, which according to Pokémon Master and YouTube personality @TheJWittz, is planned for release later this year.

Apparently he was strolling around the Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championship event being held this weekend and just stumbled upon a kiosk with 8 iPads running an all new virtual adaptation of Nintendo's classic card game. That's a weird way for Nintendo and/or The Pokémon Company International to make their biggest announcement of the year, but there you go.

Further details are scant at the moment, but JWittz was able to tell us that "It is an official app in works by The Pokémon Company International (TPCi). I'm not 100% sure on TPCi's relationship with Nintendo, but it is definitely official and not fan made in any way. It's an official display run on a TPCi-run event, with a TPCi employee and developer answering questions." He's planning on getting a video of the game up on his Youtube channel this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled. 

Nintendo confirms: Pokémon Trading Card Game Online comes to iPad this year [VentureBeat]

 

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7:00 PM on 08.15.2014

Check out the first stage of Super Mario 64 recreated with LEGOs

Here's the first level of Super Mario 64, Bob-omb Battlefield, recreated in all its glory with LEGO blocks. Brought to us by the ridiculously talented Pepa Quin, it's an impressive testament to what you can create with the li...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 08.15.2014

More Bayonetta 2 screens make me want to speak in tongues

I've got this feeling and it's deep in my body. It gives me wiggles and it makes my rump shake. It's called "looking at these Bayonetta 2 screens." That's why I'm so tickled about this latest batch, but honestly I'm about rea...

Brittany Vincent