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11:00 AM on 12.04.2014

Nintendo Download: Captain Toad

Nintendo is delivering with a heavy-hitting first party title this week -- Captain Toad. It will hit the Wii U eShop and retail tomorrow for $39.99. Also on the Wii U is Fire Emblem, Lode Runner, and a Sonic Boom de...

Chris Carter





8:00 AM on 12.04.2014

Nintendr: Tumblr loves Pokémon, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Smash

Ok, first: When you make the next billion dollar dating application "Nintendr" (or "Nintinder"), I want my royalties paid out weekly and top billing, branding-wise. In fact, let's call it "Steven Hansen's Nintendr" (or "Steve...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 12.04.2014

So what's the deal with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem anyway?

In January 2013, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem was announced during a Nintendo Direct -- madness ensued. Fans of Nintendo and Atlus alike united and screamed out in joy across the internet -- what a crossover, both in term...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 12.03.2014

Fire Emblem lands on Wii U Virtual Console in North America tomorrow

I let out an involuntary "hell yeah!" upon hearing that Fire Emblem for Game Boy Advance is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, December 4. In fact, I think my body even twisted in excitement for a few seconds there...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 12.03.2014

Take a cue from Mario Tennis to pick a Smash Bros. main

Newcomers to Smash Bros. might find the Wii U version to be a bit daunting. There are almost fifty characters, most considerably different from one another. Even seasoned Smash players have wildly differing opinions whe...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 12.03.2014

Which Smash Bros. character do you think is the most competitive?

I've been spending a lot of time with Rosalina in Smash Bros. I've been interested in her before the game was released as I like the character quite a bit, and Luma sweetened the deal. After an extended amount of play, I...

Chris Carter



Does amiibo work on the Boston subway system? photo
Does amiibo work on the Boston subway system?
by Jonathan Holmes

The reality of Amiibo is kinda cool, but the dream of Amiibo is infectious. The Russian Instagram video of someone trying (and apparently failing) to use a Samus Amiibo to get on the subway is at over 100K views on my Youtube channel. That's a lot of passion for the potential of Amiibo. It's the kind of thing that myths and legends are made of. 

Case in point, I was at my local GameStop yesterday and the clerk behind the counter mentioned to me that his "buddy confirmed" that "only the Samus Amiibo would get you a free ride on the Boston area subway system." Without name dropping too hard, I told him I worked for a videogame blog that reported on that story, but that it was the Moscow subway and that it didn't actually work. He was polite but insistent, stating that his "buddy was never wrong about this kind of stuff."

Being the consumed truth seeker that I am, I dashed right off to the subway with my four Amiibos in my pocket, determined to get to the bottom of this breaking videogame news story. The results speak for themselves, as seen above. Only one question remains -- would you want to see an ongoing series of videos focused on busting Amiibo-related myths? I'm already hearing stories of Amiibos being used to open locked doors, tricking food stamp card readers into thinking you're rich, and to making mean, bad children become good, nice children with just a quick scan of their brains, all thanks to Amiibo's power. A team of "Amiibyth Busters" could take on these alleged truths if that's something you'd want to see. Let us know in the comments. 

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5:00 PM on 12.01.2014

That defective Samus amiibo fetched $2,500 at auction

One reddit user accidentally picked up a defective Samus Aran amiibo, and he's going to profit considerably off of it -- more than one G per arm cannon. The rare Samus amiibo, which was put on eBay one week ago, just sold for...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 12.01.2014

Nintendeals: Gunvolt, baby-making RPG & other cheap 3DS and Wii U games

Plenty of 3DS videogames are on sale on the Nintendo eShop.  Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is $25 (down from $40, Amazon has physical copies for both Vita and 3DS for a few bucks less). Code of Princess...

Steven Hansen

2:15 PM on 12.01.2014

3DS XL 'ending production soon' in Japan

With the release of the New Nintendo 3DS, which pushed 230,000 combined XL and regular-sized units in its launch week, it seems that Nintendo will stop manufacturing the Old 3DS XL in Japan. On its website, as spotted by CVG,...

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 12.01.2014

Pokémon ORAS launch captures series record in UK

An abundance of water didn't stop Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire from scoring franchise record launch sales in the United Kingdom last week, according to GfK Chart-Track. The 3DS role-playing games wer...

Kyle MacGregor



Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker photo
Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
by Chris Carter

From the moment I played the Captain Toad minigame in Super Mario 3D World, I thought to myself "this would make a great downloadable title." It seems as if Nintendo can hear my thoughts, because it did just that.

Priced at a budget level, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a natural expansion from the levels found in World, with more complex concepts and that same beautiful art style. It may not be enough to warrant full price for some, but for those seeking more Toad, it delivers.

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5:00 AM on 11.28.2014

Pokémon ORAS, amiibo, Smash Bros. out in Europe

Today is a good day, European Nintendo fans. Or maybe a not so great one for your wallet. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the first dozen amiibo figures all arrive in Europe star...

Kyle MacGregor

7:15 PM on 11.27.2014

amiibo is apparently compatible with Moscow's subway system

[Update: Our Russian friends in the comments are reporting that the people in the video are saying that the Samus Amiibo doesn't work with the Moscow Subway. I guess in Soviet Russia, green means stop and red means go.] Like...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 11.27.2014

Nintendo Download: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

The Nintendo 3DS is the champion this week, as it's getting a few pretty awesome releases to pad out that gigantic library. On the Wii U though you can pick up Mighty Final Fight, Mario Pinball Land, Thomas Was Alone, GetClos...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 11.26.2014

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are selling pretty well

Big surprise, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire a are selling lots and lots of copies. According to a Siliconera report, the role-playing games' worldwide sales eclipsed the 3 million ...

Kyle MacGregor