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Advance Wars!

PSA: Download your Club Nintendo elite rewards before Friday


Advance Wars!
Apr 29
Club Nintendo is shutting down. The ability to accumulate coins ended alongside March's turn to April. April is the last month that Gold (300 coins) and Platinum (600 coins) members can download elite status gifts, which mean... read
World Tour Squash

There's a new Wii game coming next month featuring squash


That's Wii, not Wii U
Apr 29
The Wii is not dead, my friends. Despite the fact that pretty much no one is releasing games for it (outside of the upcoming Rodea pre-order bonus), Alternative Software Ltd is dropping PSA World Tour Squash next mo... read
Animal Crossing jams

Set your life to Animal Crossing jams with this free Chrome extension


New songs by the hour
Apr 06
Life is better with Animal Crossing's hourly music playing in the background. I knew this, thanks to a website we covered years ago that does the heavy lifting, but had forgotten. While that site is still up (and remains one ... read
Rodea: The Sky Soldier

Rodea: The Sky Soldier lacking multiplayer in 3DS, Wii U versions


Pre-order justified?
Apr 06
The Wii version of Rodea: The Sky Soldier, shown above, will be the only version to feature multiplayer. Up to four players can race to the end of five levels. The Wii U and 3DS versions of the game are lacking multiplayer e... read
Rodea release date

Rodea: The Sky Soldier lands on 3DS, Wii U, and even Wii in late September


A little bit NiGHTS into Dreams, a little bit Sonic
Apr 02
In my mind, Rodea: The Sky Soldier has two things going for it. First, "Rodea" sounds like something that would get into a brawl with Godzilla, and I'm all about that. Second, this Wii U and 3DS title is centered on a sky kin... read
Rodea: The Sky Soldier

Rodea: The Sky Soldier looks great on the 3DS


For a 3DS game that is
Mar 26
Rodea: The Sky Soldier looks beautiful on the Wii U and this new Japanese trailer proves the 3DS version isn't to be scoffed at. This aerial combat game has been in development for around five years at Prope, the studio... read
Third parties missed some major opportunities
By the end of 2014, Xbox 360 had slid past Wii to become the best-selling seventh generation console in the US. While a fantastic achievement for Microsoft, this event also punctuates the drastic shift in Nintendo's market do... read feature

Rodea: The Sky Soldier

NIS confirms Wii release for Rodea: The Sky Soldier


A collector's item
Mar 04
It looks like Rodea: The Sky Soldier will be the Wii's swan song. Today, NIS America confirmed first edition copies of the Wii U version will come equipped with the original Wii prototype. The aerial action game was... read
No More Heroes

Suda51: No More Heroes almost ended with Travis Touchdown's death


Sylvia nearly did him in
Mar 03
Edge recently interviewed Goichi "Suda51" Suda about the making of No More Heroes, which was coincidentally timed quite nicely with my own article about the game a few days ago. The interview covered Suda51's inspirations for... read
Wii U

Sin and Punishment 2 and Pandora's Tower come out next month for Wii U in Japan


Hopefully overseas in all regions too
Feb 18
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor and Pandora's Tower are two of my favorite Wii games, and now they're coming to the Wii U eShop. As per Nintendo's YouTube channel they will both be arriving next month in Japan -- the former has a March 25 date, with the latter coming earlier on March 4. Both games support the Classic Controller, in case you were wondering. read
President Cat

We salute you, President Cat


You have my vote any day
Feb 16
Sukeban Shachou Rena, also known as "President Cat," was one of those games destined to never leave Japan despite our pleas. Back in 2009, western fans petitioned for a localization, but this minigame collection about a CEO cat was perhaps ahead of its time -- it sold miserably. No matter. Our love for Rena is unwavering. Dawww, just look at that face. read
Wii

Nintendo has 'no comment' on third-party Wii games for the Wii U eShop


In the meantime, let's tell them which ones we want
Feb 04
Nintendo recently started selling full Wii games on the Wii U eShop, leaving only the GameCube's library off the list of Nintendo's past home console titles that you can play (officially) on the system. Other than faster load... read
Lots of great stuff in there
Nintendo dropped a bomb on us today. A delightful digital bomb of over 100 games to download off Club Nintendo in exchange for your precious Coins. The service is gearing up for a remodel, but before then, all your Coins must... read feature

Doc Louis

Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! headlines Club Nintendo blowout sale, with tons of new rewards


It also broke the site
Feb 02
As I was enjoying the hunt for the Rosalina amiibo with a friend yesterday, we talked about what the new Club Nintendo would be like. But first, they have to close out their current one so we thought, "hey, wouldn't it be nic... read
Digital Wii games

Nintendo Wii games now coming to Wii U eShop


Starting with Super Mario Galaxy 2
Jan 14
Wii games are now going digital on the Wii U eShop. The process begins today with Super Mario Galaxy 2 joining the Virtual Console library this afternoon. Punch-Out!! will follow suit on January 22 with the Met... read
Rock Band DLC

Harmonix surprises everyone with an imminent trio of Rock Band DLC songs


Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold, and Arctic Monkeys
Jan 12
Remember the days of yesteryear when a bevy of plastic instruments was a de facto part of your interior design? Well, if you so wish, that look could make a comeback, as Harmonix is adding to the Rock Band library f... read
69 isn't the only porn number
Pornhub, which I am told by other people familiar with the webpage is a site for viewing adult, pornographic films, has released its statistical year in review. It's not as detailed on the videogame console side of things lik... read feature

Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo adds Super Mario Kart, Kirby's Dream Land 3


A new 1080° Snowboarding would hit the spot
Dec 15
The last three times I've written about Club Nintendo rewards, Kirby made his way onto the list. That trend continues today with the new set of game offers available until January 19, 2015: Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Wii U) - 200... read
Dirty Harry

This cancelled Dirty Harry game was a wonderful, terrible idea


They didn't make his day
Nov 30
Back in the mid-2000s, Warner Bros. was planning on bringing Clint Eastwood's iconic, brutality-friendly policeman Dirty Harry back to life in videogame form on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, and even the DS. Eastwood had agree... read
Club Nintendo rewards

Fresh Club Nintendo rewards: Metroid II, Kirby's Pinball Land, Pilotwings


And a game about throwing pedestrians
Nov 17
Do you have any Club Nintendo currency left this late in the year? I do not. I'm not even sure where my Coins went. I only have two remaining low-value surveys to fill out (though Super Smash Bros. is on the way), and that's ... read
More like Bad Friday

Toys R Us Black Friday: Still no great Wii U deals


The kids will be easier to trample
Nov 14
If you're looking to pick up a Wii U this black-weekend-and-also-the-preceding-Thursday, you should probably stay in and scour digital deals (or "digideals," as we call them). You should probably do that anyway, but you shoul... read
DEALZ

Walmart black Friday: Get your cheap Beats and Xbox


Capitalism starts Thanksgiving morning, 'cheap' Beats by Dre for everyone
Nov 12
All these "black friday" ads seem to lean on the Xbox One. Is that a partnership thing with Microsoft and retailers? Is that retailers not picking up on the notion that the PS4 is selling better? Is it the assumption that the... read
DEALZ

Best Buy Black Friday: Target has the cheaper Xbox One


Capitalism starts at 5PM Thanksgiving day
Nov 11
Best Buy's Black Friday ad is up here. Similar to retailer Target, there is a $330 Xbox One bundled with Assassin's Creed: Unity and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (both digital), but Target throws i... read
Black Friday

Target's Black Friday deals include a $330 Xbox One w/ $50 gift card and two games


And so it begins
Nov 10
The last time I looked at a calendar, it was still October. Thank goodness I like this season, because Thanksgiving will be here soon enough. Target's Black Friday ad is now online, but if you're pressed for time, here are so... read
Retro City Rampage DX

Retro City Rampage DX coming to all platforms, including PS4 with Cross-Buy


WiiWare is even getting an update
Nov 04
In a move that could be considered one of the biggest mass updates in recent memory, Retro City Rampage creator Brian Provinciano has announced that every version of the game will be updated to its improved DX ... read
de Blob

Another de Blob isn't totally out of the question


The IP now lives on with Nordic Games
Oct 31
Nordic Games has picked up yet another property from the defunct publisher THQ. This time, it's de Blob, a cute 3D puzzle-platformer about a blob who paints a drab city with its body. "We are excited about what the future hol... read
The Voice

The Voice still looks like garbage, but I want to play it


♫ I got garbage~~! On a clooooudy day~! ♫
Oct 16
Let it be known that I play any and all karaoke games, no matter how bad they are. Hell, I even bought Disney's Sing It because I thought there might be a couple Hannah Montana songs I could rock out to. But I think Activisio... read
Club Nintendo games

Relive that time Kirby was a golf ball with Club Nintendo


Fresh digital game rewards
Oct 13
Coming off of Kirby Super Star and Art Style: PiCTOBiTS, guess I should have lowered my expectations for this month's Club Nintendo digital game rewards. Too late. Actually, it's not all bad: Wrecking Crew (Wii U) - 200 Coin... read
Rogue Squadron

Factor 5's canceled Rogue Squadron compilation sounds incredible


There was also going to be a multiplayer Rogue Squadon
Oct 10
As if we don't have enough canceled Star Wars games to mourn already, here's a couple more. During a recent Nintendo Voice Chat appearance, Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht opened up about a Rogue Squadron compilation and... read
Same great gameplay, not so great new gimmick
Toys For Bob has found some rather interesting ways to evolve the Skylanders franchise. While the conceit the first time around was simply interactive toys, the developer mixed things up with giants on the second go, and... read feature

Unwinding in an endless ocean
I play videogames for many reasons. Sometimes, I play for the story -- the chance to visit new worlds and live out someone else's life. Other times, it's the sense of competition I find most alluring, or the chance to master ... read feature

The Voice

Sing your heart out with The Voice


...or don't, depending on the songs included.
Sep 10
Let me preface this post by saying that I don't watch The Voice, or any of those other horrific singing shows. But I do sing a lot in my spare time. Not great or anything, but I do it for fun. And there aren't enough karaoke ... read






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