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10:00 AM on 09.26.2014

Two Tribes is bringing indie shooter Rive to the Wii U

Two Tribes underwent some restructuring earlier this year, but they're still trucking, and survived the ordeal. Their next project is a shooter called Rive, and in addition to a PC, PS4, and Xbox One release, it's now coming...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 09.26.2014

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U bundle box revealed

Compliments of an Amazon listing, we now know what the Super Smash Bros. Wii U bundle will look like. It consists of the game, a GameCube controller adapter hub, and a branded GameCube controller for $99.99. I think I'm going to pick the hub up at least, so I can bust it out for Smash parties later this year. It'll be BYOW -- Bring Your Own Wavebird. Super Smash Bros. Bundle - Wii U [Amazon]

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.26.2014

Cucco's are still deadly in Hyrule Warriors

If you aren't familiar with the Zelda series, Cuccos are adorable little chickens who never attack the player character for any reason. Ok that's a lie, if you mess with a Cucco, you'll likely wind up dead, as they summ...

Chris Carter



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Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
by Chris Carter

Super Smash Bros. and I go back a long way. When the first game was released in 1999, I didn't drive. Heck, I didn't even have a Nintendo 64 at that time. But I had a Smash Bros. addiction, and would spend hours upon hours at friends' houses, often staging sleepovers just so we could play more. It was probably the first game I ever put over a thousand hours into.

My Melee addiction was even worse. With wheels, I could drive to local tournaments and hone my craft. I had "training buddies" that I'd sit for hours and play with, trading new strategies along the way. I had groups who played all items on random levels, I had friends who played Final Destination no items only, and I had acquaintances who played a mix of both. However you shake it, Melee may be my most-played game of all time.

But when Brawl came out, a lot of the groups I had been playing with for all these years kind of fell off the map. They either continued to play Melee regardless, or just quit Smash entirely. It was an odd time seeing a franchise that I had enjoyed so much fall off like that in my personal circles, and from what I've seen over the past few years, I wasn't alone. It wasn't a bad game -- it just didn't set off that spark in me that 64 and Melee did before it.

Enter Smash 3DS. Not only has it rekindled my love for the series, but I have a feeling that once the Wii U version hits, living rooms will be smashing for hours all over again.

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Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
by Chris Carter

Developing a licensed game can be extremely difficult. Not only does Monolith Productions have the Lord of the Rings film series to honor with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, but the developer also has to work in many aspects of Tolkien's other works to weave together a story that calls from multiple sources.

In that regard Monolith has succeeded in creating something believable, but in the process, the game itself didn't receive as much attention.

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2:00 PM on 09.25.2014

Indie developer is aiming to create a successor to Wipeout

As some of you may know, the Wipeout franchise didn't really fare well over at Sony in recent years. But that's ok with developer R8Games, which is comprised of former Wipeout developers -- they want to bring the series...

Chris Carter





12:00 PM on 09.25.2014

Fantasy Life is almost here, check out every major feature

It feels like we've been waiting forever for Fantasy Life -- and we have! Years, in fact. Japan even got a full expansion before we even got the base game, but here we are with the game launching now in EU territories, ...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 09.25.2014

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors is clearly the headline this week for Wii U, and it's definitely worth getting if you're an action fan. Also on the Wii U we have Mario Golf: Advanced Tour, Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade, Darts U...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 09.25.2014

Fruit Ninja is getting a major rework soon

After years of success as one of the top mobile games on the platform, Fruit Ninja is getting a rework. According to developer Halfbrick, both the iOS and Android versions will be getting new features and a completely tr...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 09.25.2014

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse will get a New 3DS update

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and the New 3DS aren't even out yet, but according to director Matt Bozon, the two will get along nicely. In an interview with Siliconera, Bozon stated that the game will see an updat...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 09.25.2014

Get a good look at NBA 2K15's 'Mentor' system

A new NBA 2K15 trailer is out in the wild, and it deals with the new mentor system. Last year the developer facilitated a mentorship mechanic with Lebron James, but now the idea has expanded to every NBA team, so whethe...

Chris Carter

7:06 AM on 09.25.2014

Watch Dogs on Wii U will not have any DLC

After months of waiting, after delay upon delay, Ubisoft will be giving Wii U owners nothing to be excited about when they pick up their version of Watch Dogs in November. According to the official Twitter account for the gam...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 09.24.2014

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX is out in the US, already up to date with Japanese version

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX is out now in the US, and you can find the fighter digitally and physically on the PS3 and Vita. To address some confusion, publisher Aksys Games has taken to Twitter to announce that although the US ...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 09.24.2014

Here are some early impressions of Gauntlet

The Gauntlet series has always been one of my favorite go-to sources for instant fun. It was one of the first games I ever played with my wife, and it was the source of endless nights of enjoyment on the Nintendo 64 and PlayS...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 09.24.2014

Chariot is a local co-op indie game that requires teamwork

Developer Frima Studios has announced a release date and price for their upcoming indie platformer Chariot. It'll arrive on September 30th for $14.99 on PS4 (October 1st for Xbox One), and on October 22nd in Europe. The...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 09.24.2014

Select Sega eShop 3D Classics are being bundled in physical form in Japan

I still remember my amazement nearly two decades ago when my cousin came over to my house and showed me a bootleg Game Boy cartridge. It had a little button on it that you could press to bring up a menu and access over 100 ga...

Chris Carter