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Shooters

Assault Android Cactus looks like the next solid twin-stick shooter


And there's co-op!
May 27
Assault Android Cactus? Didn't that come out ages ago? No, that was merely the initial Steam Early Access build. Some of us -- myself included, now that I've seen this latest trailer -- are waiting for the finished release t... read
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The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth to have daily challenges


Now I can suck daily
May 27
In the months since November 2014, I've slowly developed some semblance of skill in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. While I've still got quite a lot of playing to do if I wish to earn the Platinum God achievement, I'm impresse... read
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Splatoon

Large shipment of UK copies of Splatoon stolen, GAME heavily affected


Check your email UK readers
May 27
Our Splatoon review just went up this morning, and a lot of people have been discussing the game in anticipation of Friday's launch. Unfortunately, a number of community members have brought a disturbing series of events... read
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A splash hit for Nintendo
If you think Nintendo hasn't been taking risks, you haven't been paying attention. Yes, most fans await the next Mario and Zelda announcement with bated breath during every E3 presentation, but the publish... read feature

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Nintendo Bundle

Nintendo didn't want to region lock its Humble Bundle


Spent months trying to launch worldwide
May 27
Yesterday, Nintendo announced the release of a cool looking console and handheld Humble Bundle that would be region-locked to North and South America, leaving players in Europe, Australia, and other regions unable to get... read
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Humble Nindie Bundle

Nintendo and Humble team up for first console/handheld Humble Bundle


The Humble Nindie Bundle
May 26
Humble's spent years packaging collections of video games together and letting players name their price. However, this week's bundle has a twist that we aren't used to seeing. It's the first offering that includes console and... read
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Guitar Hero Live

I don't recognize most of the new songs revealed for Guitar Hero Live


But that's probably my fault
May 26
The tracklist so far for Guitar Hero Live has been a bit puzzling for some. Personally, I can suspend disbelief long enough to pretend to play a Skrillex song on guitar. I mean, I'm pretending to play guitar using an electron... read
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Yoshi

You too can create this unholy monstrosity with amiibo in Yoshi's Woolly World


Uh...nightmare fuel much, Nintendo?
May 26
My God, Nintendo, what have you done. According to Nintendo of Europe, "over 40 amiibo" can be used in Yoshi's Woolly World. You'll be able to create gross voodoo dolls dedicated to smiting your eternal enemies with a slow and painful death cute woolly patterns for characters in the game. Yeah, this is amiibo support I can get behind. Nintendo of Europe [Twitter] read
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Animal Crossing

Go rock this unofficial Splatoon outfit in Animal Crossing


You're a kid now
May 25
Do you still boot up Animal Crossing: New Leaf every once in a while? I'm a terrible neighbor -- I've probably caused a lot of woodland creatures to skip town because I never leave my house. For those of you who are stil... read
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No trace in the crowd
When Stealth Bastard released four years ago as a freeware title, it was easier to get excited about 2D puzzle platformer games. In the time since, Curve released an expanded version to Steam and ported that game to consoles,... read feature

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Project CARS

Project CARS boss: 'We're running at about 23FPS on Wii U'


Yikes
May 25
I enjoyed what I've played of Project CARS. It's geared towards simulation enthusiasts, but it's clear that the development team put a lot of heart into it. It's currently out for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but it's... read
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1001 Spikes

1001 Spikes Wii U patch offers new control options and Off-TV play


...but it has some issues
May 24
Last April, Nicalis announced that I'll be a character in 1001 Spikes someday. As you might imagine, that announcement has changed the way my brain works. "Is today the day that I get to play as myself alongside Jonathan Blow... read
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Splamiibo
Day one DLC is a tricky thing. If it's too good, people will howl that it should have been in the stand alone game at launch. If it sucks, then you can bet your sweet bippy that dogs will hunt. All of that goes triple for an... read feature

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Don't Starve

If you buy Don't Starve on Wii U soon, you'll get a free gift copy


Not bad
May 22
We already knew that Don't Starve was heading to the Wii U on May 28 (June 4 in Europe), but now we can confirm that developer Klei Entertainment has sweetened the deal a bit. If you buy the game for $14.99 before J... read
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Splatoon

Remember, the last Splatoon Global Testfire session is tomorrow


Ink out your schedule
May 22
Splatoon is almost out, but before then, you can enjoy one last Global Testfire session on Wii U. It'll take place tomorrow at 3PM PST, 11PM UK -- once again it will attempt to cater to players all across the world. As a... read
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Splatoon amiibo

Here are some closeup shots of the Inkling Boy Splatoon amiibo


Love that detail
May 21
A few months ago I shared some closeup shots of the Mario Party amiibo line, and you guys seemed to really enjoy it, so here we are today with the Inkling Boy figure. I've been playing Splatoon for over a week now (revie... read
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Nintendo

Nintendo is dumping the basic Wii U set in Japan


Moving forward
May 21
We may have seen the last of the 8GB Wii U. Nintendo has revealed, by way of their website, that they are eliminating the basic edition of the console in Japan. It's been fairly elusive all across the world as it is, and Nint... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man May is nearly over with Mega Man Zero 2


Also, Swords and Soldiers II
May 21
This is a pretty massive week for the eShop, which I don't get to say that often. Seriously, I'm psyched!The Wii U is getting Swords and Soldiers II today, which is a pretty fantastic (local-only) little strategy game. M... read
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Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. player is being bounty hunted


Kick his ass for cash
May 21
If you're a competitive Super Smash Bros. player, chances in in the last year you may have started hearing a lot about Gonzalo "Zero" Barrios. Appearing somewhat out of nowhere, he has come first in every single one-on-one Sm... read
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Splatoon Rabbits

The kids in Splatoon could have been rabbits!


I'm a rabbit now, I'm a squid now
May 20
In the latest of Nintendo's Iwata Asks series, the producer of Splatoon revealed that at one point in development you'd play as a rabbit instead of kids! Perhaps they changed it because "You're a rabbit now, you're a kid... read
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Hover: Revolt of Gamers

Jet Set-esque Hover: Revolt of Gamers sure looks pretty


Night and day cycle
May 20
When I saw the Kickstarter for Hover: Revolt of Gamers, I had to back it. It's been a while since we've seen anything even remotely related to Jet Set, and although I'm still desperately craving an HD remake of Jet Set Radio... read
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eShop

Anonymous European developer speaks out on the woes of the eShop


Low sales occur more than you'd think
May 20
The Wii U and 3DS eShops (the latter in particular) are a great source of original games. While disc-based titles are often thrown by the wayside by third-parties on the Wii U, there's a ton of exclusive content on there that... read
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Vikings, Demons, and Persians, oh my
Swords and Soldiers, released in 2009 as Ronimo's first game, was an underrated treasure. Although it was soon eclipsed by their subsequent release of Awesomenauts a few years later, it remained a staple in my house, as it was wonderously easy to pick up and play at any time. Swords and Soldiers II builds upon that foundation and adds just enough depth to keep things interesting. read feature

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By your favorite person alive, me!
"Better than anything David Cage has been making" - Edgar Velasco (MoonSpiderHugs) "You've gotta be squidding me." - Zainré Fang "So Nintendo hired David Lynch to create a Splatoon commercial?" - quetzalcoat... read feature

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Don't Starve

Don't Starve for Wii U will arrive on May 28


With the Giant Edition in tow
May 19
I still know quite a few people who haven't stopped playing Don't Starve. Gamers all across the globe are still uncovering secrets for it years later -- a testament to Klei Entertainment's developmental skills. Pretty soon yo... read
Splatoon water gun photo
Splatoon water gun

Target's throwing in a squirt gun with Splatoon


#synergy
May 18
So far, I've missed every single opportunity to try Splatoon. Folks who made an effort to participate in the time-restricted Global Test Fire demo have had encouraging things to say about the game, which has me simu... read
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90's Arcade Racer

Remember 90's Arcade Racer? It's looking pretty good


So blue
May 18
90s Arcade Racer feels like a relic of the past. It's actually a brand new project that was Kickstarted in 2013, but I very rarely hear anything about it, and often forget it exists. Thankfully a new update was given las... read
Splatoon photo
Splatoon

Miiverse art shows up as graffiti in Splatoon


Prepare for dickbutts everywhere
May 18
Since it was brought to Wii U, Miiverse has been a home for a pretty even split of amazing art, terrible stick figure comics and rough sketches of genitalia. Now, prepare for Splatoon to be invaded with a similar mix of commu... read
Splatoon photo
Splatoon

[Spoilers] Splatoon timeline partially revealed through unlockables


Not what I expected
May 17
The image above is not the official Splatoon timeline. It's a goof created by a fan. Still, it shows that some people are already invested enough in the game to start pondering where it fits in the larger Nintendo universe, d... read
Splatoon photo
Splatoon

These Splatoon cushions are pretty much the best


Japan-only
May 15
[Update: multiple community members have sent in this link to AmiAmi, where they are on pre-order for July.] Nintendo is marketing Splatoon pretty aggressively, and the newest part of the blitz in Japan seems to be ... read
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Monochroma

Monochroma will not be coming to a lot of originally planned platforms


From the Kickstarter campaign
May 15
Back in May 2014, Monochroma was released. It was another Kickstarter success story that proved that the model can work, despite the fact that it had a rather middling reception at launch. Well, it partially-worked, as t... read
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Nintendo

Nintendo talks restocks of Marth, Ike, and Meta Knight amiibo, but again, it's 'limited'


Haha, limited to disappointment
May 15
Nintendo took to Facebook today to assuage fears of US amiibo restocks, noting that Marth, and "a few other amiibo like Meta Knight and Ike" (gotta love the vagueness, like they don't know who exactly was reprinted) will... read






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