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Splatoon features Nintendo's best use of amiibo yet


Splamiibo
May 22
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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

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
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

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

[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

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
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
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
Splatoon

Nintendo is putting on another Splatoon Global Testfire event


Saturday May 23
May 15
During the last Nintendo Direct event, it was revealed that Splatoon would host a limited-run "demo" called the Global Testfire. It turns out that this demo was actually an online-only, specifically timed beta test of so... read
LEGO

LEGO Jurassic World releases alongside the new movie on June 12


Walk the dinosaur
May 14
Jurassic World opens on Friday, June 12. I'm skeptical, but I'll probably wind up seeing it anyway for the trained raptors. TT Games' LEGO Jurassic World, which spans the four films, releases the same day for all major conso... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man May continues with Mega Man Battle Network 3


Also, Stretchmo
May 14
Mega Man May is still going strong in its second week, which will see the debut of Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Blue and White) on the Wii U Virtual Console. Also on the Wii U is Nihilumbra, Ultratron, Funk of Titans,... read
Silver Mario amiibo

Nintendo finally spills the official beans on the Silver Mario amiibo


Not exclusive
May 14
[Update: I am being told by a source at GameStop that Silver Mario will not be available for pre-order, and should be in-store on May 29 for purchase. "No replenishment" is the expectation being communicated to stores na... read
Let's put together a jigsaw puzzle!
Well, we have 24 of NERO's puzzle pieces in the bag, which means there are 24 to go. The second half of the NERO collectibles guide features The Hospital and The Desert.  No sense wasting any time; let's jump right into it. If you don't know the drill, part one of the guide has all the details. read feature

Let's put together a jigsaw puzzle!
NERO is an experience in exploration that beckons for the player to scour every inch of its world. Scattered across the game's four levels are 48 puzzle pieces, and they're hidden in every nook and cranny imaginable. Parts of... read feature

Mario Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. returns on Wii U tomorrow


I'd like Elite Beat Agents, please
May 13
In 2006, many of us were desperate for another 2D Mario game, and Nintendo finally came through with New Super Mario Bros. for the original DS. From what I remember, it was a good game. Perhaps not great, but certainly suffic... read
A strange and distant land
I don't know why I kept playing NERO. That's not a statement meant to express disdain. I literally don't know what -- but something -- drew me to keep trekking through this sad, enamoring world. Its gravitas has a gravity abo... read feature

Splatoon commercial

The worst part of the '90s are alive in this Splatoon commercial


Kidz Bop is better
May 13
The '90s had some terrible commercials, like for real. They often times had really cheesy or bad jingles, just like this new commercial for Splatoon. The only thing this is missing is a geeky kid with glasses covering a bull... read
Marth

The Marth amiibo restock situation doesn't look good at GameStop either


Only a few per store
May 12
We've talked about it at length before -- the great Marth amiibo restock of May. Well, it doesn't seem all that great so far. Amazon was trickling out select orders through the day last Saturday (and were, for all intents and... read
Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee will have DLC, which 'won't start development until it ships'


Good
May 12
Playtonic has reached the two million mark for its Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter, and now, it's thinking far ahead of its "extra polish" stretch goal. It has set its sights on DLC, and the way it is handling it... read
Yoshi

Yep, yep, Yoshi’s Woolly World still looks adorable


So many Yoshis
May 12
Is it possible for Yoshi's Woolly World to not be amazingly adorable? Across the adventure you'll have a chance to locate hidden "Wonder Wools," which unlock 50 different costume patterns for the lil' creature. To give ... read






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