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11:30 AM on 09.29.2014

Nintendo is serious with 3DS themes, will have nearly 50 in Japan at launch

When I first heard of the upcoming 3DS theme concept, I wasn't super hopeful. I thought that Nintendo would probably put up a few major ones (Zelda and Mario), and completely forget about it over the course of a few weeks. Bu...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.29.2014

Everyone is fabulous in this Japanese New 3DS commercial

Nintendo has a New 3DS TV spot making the rounds, and it shows off some strange new outfits for some iconic Nintendo characters. I'm talking top hat Link, King Pikachu, and a Bowser that's too swanky for his own good. In all...

Chris Carter

6:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Next month's Hyrule Warriors DLC adds Epona

Hyrule Warriors will have no shortage of DLC, that's for sure. The first major add-on, Master Quest Pack, hits on October 16 and includes a new weapon, scenario, Adventure mode map, and costumes. Funny thing about that "weapo...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 09.26.2014

Miiverse gets another update that enhances the web version

It seems like the Miiverse gets a small update every other week, but progress is progress! Yesterday the service was given a minor patch that changed the search function's place in the UI, and made it a little easier to find....

Chris Carter



Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS photo
Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
by Chris Carter

Super Smash Bros. and I go back a long way. When the first game was released in 1999, I didn't drive. Heck, I didn't even have a Nintendo 64 at that time. But I had a Smash Bros. addiction, and would spend hours upon hours at friends' houses, often staging sleepovers just so we could play more. It was probably the first game I ever put over a thousand hours into.

My Melee addiction was even worse. With wheels, I could drive to local tournaments and hone my craft. I had "training buddies" that I'd sit for hours and play with, trading new strategies along the way. I had groups who played all items on random levels, I had friends who played Final Destination no items only, and I had acquaintances who played a mix of both. However you shake it, Melee may be my most-played game of all time.

But when Brawl came out, a lot of the groups I had been playing with for all these years kind of fell off the map. They either continued to play Melee regardless, or just quit Smash entirely. It was an odd time seeing a franchise that I had enjoyed so much fall off like that in my personal circles, and from what I've seen over the past few years, I wasn't alone. It wasn't a bad game -- it just didn't set off that spark in me that 64 and Melee did before it.

Enter Smash 3DS. Not only has it rekindled my love for the series, but I have a feeling that once the Wii U version hits, living rooms will be smashing for hours all over again.

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5:00 PM on 09.25.2014

We're getting Castlevania: Circle of the Moon on Wii U in October

Hearing that Castlevania: Circle of the Moon was headed to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan got me all worked up a couple weeks ago and I'm still eager to replay the Game Boy Advance title. Not much longer now, thankfully -...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 09.25.2014

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors is clearly the headline this week for Wii U, and it's definitely worth getting if you're an action fan. Also on the Wii U we have Mario Golf: Advanced Tour, Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade, Darts U...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 09.25.2014

Official Nintendo Super Smash Bros. tournament begins on October 4

The North American release for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is just a week away, and Nintendo is celebrating its highly competitive fighting game with a tournament. The initial rounds will be held at 15 GameStop locat...

Darren Nakamura

5:00 PM on 09.24.2014

The Dynasty Warriors team dreams about doing a Star Wars game

Omega Force has gotten its hands on properties like Gundam, One Piece, and now The Legend of Zelda and Dragon Quest -- but, in an ideal world, the studio would be working on something bigger: Star Wars. Yes, a Star Wars Musou...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 09.24.2014

The B Dasher kart makes an appearance in Mario Kart 8's DLC

If you're a fan of the DS iteration of Mario Kart (and who isn't?) you'll be excited to hear that the iconic kart from that version will return. Nintendo has announced that the B Dasher will be a part of the first Mario ...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 09.24.2014

New 3DS coming to Australia, New Zealand November 21

The first ever Australian Nintendo Direct comes with some good news. The New 3DS and New 3DS XL launch in Japan in October. We were told not to expect an international release in 2014 -- and we still shouldn't, if "we" means North America or Europe. Australia and New Zealand, however, get both new 3DS models on November 21

Steven Hansen





8:00 AM on 09.24.2014

Get an up-close look at the New 3DS with this commercial

Nintendo has just released a new commercial for their New 3DS line, and it seems pretty slick. It gives us a close look at the new button coloring, amiibo functionality, some of the faceplates, and other features. It's a tad...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 09.24.2014

Club Nintendo EU has a physical Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack

In Europe, Club Nintendo members can spend their points on the 46-track Kirby: Triple Deluxe soundtrack. The CD costs 2,000 Stars and listening to it will make you feel good, I bet. Not exactly relevant to me as an American, ...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 09.22.2014

These Super Smash Bros. commercials are silly

I mean, yeah, what else would you expect? It's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo's television spots for the 3DS game feature the tagline "Settle it in Smash," which is a good fit for the series, admittedly, but I'm far more interested in that Doc Louis cameo.

Jordan Devore



Mr. Resetti is in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, you guys photo
Mr. Resetti is in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, you guys
by Jordan Devore

There's yet another tie-in for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and it's the best one yet -- Animal Crossing! Players will be able to make their Felyne companions look like Mr. Resetti and Isabelle. Now, I'm not much of a Monster Hunter fan, but the chance to play alongside Resetti without him yelling at me, for once? Might just cave, depending on what's needed to acquire the outfits.

It's funny how these characters appear normally in Monster Hunter but Sonic the Hedgehog looks like he was skinned for his crossover. Guy can't catch a break.

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5:00 PM on 09.19.2014

How long do you wait before replaying games?

When I was younger, I would spend months -- and in some cases years, on and off -- completing the same videogames repeatedly. Forget new game plus. I didn't need extra motivation. This was back when I could only afford to buy...

Jordan Devore