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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

4:30 PM on 08.15.2014

The latest Sonic Boom trailer is rife with quips and a movie announcer dude

Are you tired of Sonic Boom yet? Oh, you are? Well, I guess you won't want to check out this new trailer, then. See if I care. The latest trailer details some of the enemies and villains Sonic will face up against,...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 08.15.2014

The Virtual Boy is turning 19 this week - how many of you played it?

Nintendo's Virtual Boy is a very easy target. Released on August 14, 1995, the strange gaming device represented a shift in Nintendo's marketing campaign, as it attempted to sell the unit to older gamers rather than focus on ...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Here's the official reveal of Mega Audino

The Mega Evolutions keep rolling out, with Mega Audino having leaked just the other day. But now there's a trailer to keep things official. Check out Audino's Mega Evolution, and a rundown on what the evolved version of this...

Brittany Vincent





2:00 PM on 08.14.2014

Long-term support for Hyrule Warriors planned, 'expansion' teased

One day many years ago, I went into Starbucks with a friend. The barista inquired as to whether or not he'd want to try a new bakery item they had just concocted, to which he awkwardly replied, "not unless it's FREE!" It wasn...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 08.14.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August continues with Battle Chip Challenge

It's not a very exciting week for Nintendo Download unless you like sales. Fresh on the Wii U Virtual Console we have Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge and Double Dragon II: The Revenge. Also on Wii U there's Gaiabreak...

Chris Carter

11:15 AM on 08.13.2014

Nintendo didn't have a gamescom conference, but here's a new Wii U sizzle reel

In case you missed it, Sony and Microsoft had big press conferences this week at gamescom with new reveals. Nintendo is at gamescom with a booth, but similar to E3, they didn't have an on-site presentation. Instead, you can ...

Chris Carter

3:40 AM on 08.13.2014

This Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL is droolworthy

Gaze upon that glory above. It's beautiful, isn't it? I have always been reluctant to upgrade to a 3DS XL, but this might just be what kicks it over the edge. Nintendo of Europe announced this bundle on its Twitter earlier. This handheld comes with a digital copy of Super Smash Bros., so players can get their Nintendo fight on and silently let everybody around them know it.

Darren Nakamura

3:15 AM on 08.13.2014

Abandon all hope, Meta Knight is back in Super Smash Bros.

The French Super Smash Bros. site has a nice little gallery up with Wii U and 3DS screens of everyone's favorite Brawler, Meta Knight. Hoping for any other stragglers to get announced, or new characters? ALSO: Sakurai's Miive...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Take a closer look at PDP's GameCube-style controllers for Wii U

I think I'll be perfectly set with the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U, but PDP's line of GameCube-inspired controllers (known officially as "Wired Fight Pads") are another valid option. Courtesy of Amazon, we now have ...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 08.12.2014

Mega Slowbro is a bad turtle

Some Pokemon get to become UFOs or even sexier bunnies with their Mega Evolutions. Not Slowbro. Mega Slowbro (Water/Psychic) just retreats further into its shell, having an identity crisis, thinking it is a turtle. Maybe...

Steven Hansen