Patent hints at new external device
Nintendo may finally be introducing voice chat to its hardware.
Though it's unclear if this relates to current or upcoming systems, Nintendo has filed a patent for an external device designed to enable in-game voice chat.
Landing, crashing, burning up in orbit
Kerbal Space Program, a game about planning out a really complex space mission only to make an innocent astronaut drift endlessly in the dark, cold void of space, is coming to the Wii U.
The trailer uploaded by Nintendo is a...
$27.99, and MSRP is $12.99
This is rather unusual. We're accustomed to scalpers selling rare amiibo for far more than their retail price, but now Walmart's getting in on the act. Yes, it seems the world's largest private employer is price gouging for N...
For me, it's Star Fox Zero
There's a bunch of cool-looking games in this updated "road map" that Nintendo sent us a few days ago, but all in all, I'm mostly stoked for Star Fox Zero, which is now set for a November 20 release. The Star Fox series ...
Man, the official Splatoon soundtrack sounds amazing! First off it's called "Splatune," which would be reason enough to buy it, but it's 61 whopping tracks.
That includes 37 full songs, 14 sound effect tracks, and 10 "ji...
Also, an amiibo trailer
If you ever wanted to watch a Dave Franco stand-in briefly play Super Mario Maker, while his world is depicted in a creepy surreal manner in front of him, this trailer is your huckleberry. Even though it is a commercial, it ...
We've seen a fair amount about Animal Crossing and amiibo, but a lot of it has to do with the first use of amiibo cards. Well, when both Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival release, they'll also get so...
No, this is not a joke about the Wii U
The discovery of two new patents filed by gaming giant Nintendo earlier this year may give us a peek into the future of the company. The first, as reported on Saturday, is for a disc-less home console. The second patent, whic...
Fans speculated that Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water would be a digital-only release on the Wii U eShop in North America. Unfortunately, they were correct. Nintendo confirmed its launch plans (October 22, $49.99) in a 2015...
All in November
Nintendo has shared some news with us in regards to some upcoming amiibo dates, which is always great. The Mii Fighter 3-pack will arrive on November 1, priced at $34.99. Additionally, Mewtwo will launch on November 13, and F...
Bayonetta 2 didn't have it either
Star Fox Zero's official box art has been revealed, and people are pissed. Can you guess why? Take a look at the box in the gallery below.
Yep, Platinum Games, who is co-developing the title with Nintendo EAD Group No. 5...
Nintendo of Europe just tweeted out the existence of a "Mega" Yarn Yoshi amiibo, which is set to launch in the region on November 27. Damnit.
As a general rule, I'm done with hunting down amiibo. If one happens to cross my pa...
Singing, dancing, & all-around theatrics
While we wait for Europe's next Splatfest to start on August 29, we now know that it's not going to share North America's robotic battle theme. Say goodbye to Autobots vs. Decepticons -- Europe's next Splatfest will be Singin...
Nintendo just filed a patent application for a home console without an optical disc drive, which might indicate the company plans to forgo physical media with its upcoming system, codenamed NX.
Or it could mean nothing....
Super Shmup Bros.
Super Mario Maker isn't out until September 11 and I'm already feeling inadequate. At this rate, any level I dream up will pale in comparison to what we're seeing on YouTube. I'll give it my best anyway.
The folks at GameXplain have crafted a shoot-'em-up level called Super Shmup Bros. and it's another neat example of how powerful the creation tools are in the right hands. Wings for everyone!
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If you've always wanted to try out Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, or LBX: Little Battlers eXperience, now's your chance. Tomorrow at select Best Buy locations from 11AM to 2PM (local), you'll be able to t...
Pokken Tournament is the talk of the town -- the only issue is that basically everyone outside of Japan can't play it. Until 2016 that is, as Nintendo has just announced that Pokken is coming to the Wii U worldwide next...
Between Metal Gear Solid V and Super Mario Maker, my schedule for September is Chinese-buffet full. Both games are going be huge time sinks. They're also tons of fun to watch pre-release.
Take this level created by&...
For free of course
Today at 7PM Pacific, a new map will join the rotation in Splatoon -- Flounder Heights. I really like the vertical feel to it, and I dig the urban aesthetic. All things told it reminds me of one of my favorite Call of Du...
Also, Advance Wars 2
We're only a few weeks away from the launch of Super Mario Maker, but for now we'll have to make due with the eShop. This week, the Wii U is getting Crab Cakes Rescue, Factotum, Mortar Melon, Woah Dave!, The Bridge, and ...
The 3DS is a beautiful system. Although I wouldn't normally spring for so many updates, I've gradually moved over to the XL, picked up the Circle Pad Pro, and eventually, upgraded to the New 3DS XL. My wife is enjoying all th...
No longer 2016
The original Yo-Kai Watch was originally supposed to be released in 2016, but Nintendo bumped it up recently to "Holiday 2015." Now we have a firm release date courtesy of Nintendo of America -- November 6.
Complete with characters on the scene
It's crazy to think how far people have come in the arena of LEGO construction. As a kid I kind of just make these straight towers, that I'd often use as swords until they slowly broke apart (Lincoln Logs for life). Now, peo...
Lock and Load on August 20
It's been pretty wild re-experiencing many of these past titles in Sega's 3D Classics series. In the last few months, we managed to get 3D remasters of several games that have defined Sega's legacy as one of the most famous g...
[Update: more pictures are available in the gallery below, like Waluigi.]
It's no surprise that the sprawling Super Mario Maker supports Nintendo's amiibo toys -- we saw Wii Fit Trainer show up in-game a few months ago. All t...
Picross is a series you don't hear about too often, but it has a rather loving fanbase. You're about to get some love back in the form of a new game, which is heading to the 3DS in October in Japan.
Set to debut on the first of the month, it will launch for 3,000 yen, and will be available both digitally and physically. Hopefully it arrives overseas!
Nintendo not pleased
People are varying degrees of upset over Nintendo's not-unexpected decision to lock content -- even if it's mainly costumes and the like -- behind amiibo pairing. The "amiiqo" is an okay answer to these complaints.
Another amazing Nendoroid
Another week, another Nendoroid I want.
This time, Good Smile Company has a new Majora's Mask 3D style Link, complete with his standard getup, and an array of masks from the game. You'll find accessories like the Bu...
August 28 through Aug 29
Uh, wow. While the previous Splatoon Splatfests were all good fun, this one actually interests me on a whole new level. Nintendo has teamed up with Hasbro for an "Autobot versus Decepticon" event!
Your ink will match the colo...
First hands-on with the retail edition
Although I haven't been super excited for Super Mario Maker based on the initial pitch, we've slowly been drip-fed more and more information over the past month or so, and some of it looks intriguing.
Now, I've had the chance to play the game myself, and left pretty satisfied outside of one lingering issue.