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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

Sans crazy arcade installation
It's been a real joy re-experiencing classic titles from Sega's past. With the recent releases of Outrun and Fantasy Zone II bringing back some serious nostalgia trips, the folks at Sega have still got plenty of 3D remasters ... read feature

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

Pushmo

The fourth Pushmo game is out in Japan, free-to-play


Interesting
May 13
The first three Pushmo games were pretty fantastic, and as of this week, Japan has another entry in the series. It's called Pushmo: Hippa Land, and it's a free-to-play release for the 3DS. No, it's not completely free -... read
Dragon Quest 3DS

Dragon Quest VIII is coming to Nintendo 3DS


...in Japan on August 27
May 12
Good lord, am I excited. Also, scared. Dragon Quest VIII is coming to Nintendo 3DS, which is potentially the best news ever or a harbinger of the apocalypse. You know, depending on whether Square Enix intends to localize the ... 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
Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem if will have a 'Phoenix Mode,' also removes weapon limit


Also, nine save files
May 12
In addition to the whole "permadeath" thing, having a limit on weapon uses is one of the most taxing aspects of the Fire Emblem series. You have to constantly decide whether or not it's even worth attacking someone with ... read
Nintendo

Nintendo unveils European release dates for the next amiibo waves


Yar, there be a shit storm a brewin
May 12
Nintendo of Europe has let the cat out of the bag in regards to the availability of European amiibo. The next wave involves Ganondorf, Palutena, Dark Pit, and Zero Suit Samus, which will debut on June 26. After that, Dr. Mari... read
Emulation

The first commercial 3DS game's been successfully emulated


Don't get your hopes up just yet
May 12
Emulation’s in a weird legal grey area that’s all kinds of fascinating to me. The actual bit of software designed to play ROMs is legal, but the BIOS file that makes it run? You usually have to acquire them throug... read
Now with slightly less crybaby Armin
If you even have one friend who enjoys anime, odds are you've heard of Attack on Titan. As a fan myself it seemed right up my alley, and my weekly anime club ended up giving it a shot last year. Sadly, I wasn't impressed. Whi... read feature

Marth

That Marth amiibo restock may have already came and went on Amazon


Mash F5
May 09
When Nintendo announced the Marth amiibo restock for this year, I had a feeling it wouldn't end well. It was originally scheduled for April, then May, and now that the month is here, the publisher is still completely silent a... read
Nintendo

Nintendo has shipped 10.5 million amiibo worldwide


Almost seven million came from NA
May 08
When people constantly ask about why there's so much amiibo coverage across the net, I always tell them -- "because there's a demand for it." Now I can prove my point with cold hard numbers, thanks to the recent Nintendo inve... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man May begins with Mega Man & Bass


Also, High Strangeness
May 07
Mega Man May is a go, and thanks to you guys, my choice of Mega Man & Bass is now available on the Wii U eShop. It's a Virtual Console release of the GBA version, which isn't ideal, but at least it will get it into t... read
Nintendo

Nintendo is back to making a profit


Ninty's rolling in dough again
May 07
Earlier this morning Nintendo released its results for the last financial year, ending May 31 2015, and we have good news. Nintendo is back to profitability! After several fiscal years of losses Nintendo is climbing back up a... read
MonHun 3DS theme

Style your 3DS with this free Monster Hunter theme


Hunter's Weapon Gallery
May 04
After paying money for a silly Slowpoke theme, I told myself that would be the end of it. No matter how many tempting new 3DS themes might come out, I'd have to resist. One was enough. (Miraculously, that policy has extended... read
Silver Mario amiibo

Silver Mario amiibo appears in GameStop's system


Nintendo is still bafflingly silent
May 04
Wave 4 of the amiibo craze is rapidly approaching on May 29, and despite the fact that we have all of the exclusives sorted, one mystery remains -- the Silver Mario amiibo. It was found alongside of the Gold Mario that launch... read
Region-free 3DS

How to make your 3DS region-free right now


Homebrew isn't back, though
May 04
The 3DS hacking community keeps fighting back every time Nintendo thwarts their efforts. Late last year, "reverse engineer extraordinaire" Smealum found an exploit in the obscure game Cubic Ninja which enabled any homeb... read
Yumi on Vita

Sayonara Umihara Kawase+ is a great Vita port that comes with the original SNES game


And a few more stages
May 04
Roughly a year ago, Yumi's Odd Odyssey, a localization of the latest game in the Umihara Kawase series, hit the 3DS. Like its predecessors it involved the simple premise of guiding a young girl across a series of pi... read
Record Breaker is finally here, and it was worth the wait
If you've ever wanted to experience Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 or wondered what happened to its colorful cast of demon tamers after the credits rolled, now is the time. Atlus is about to unleash Record Breaker, a new version of the 2012 tactical role-playing game that not only improves the title, but expands upon it with a new arc that advances the story. read feature

Karous 3DS

Trailer for 3DS shmup asks 'is life meant to be shitty?'


'Was I right to do this?'
May 03
Karous is a vertical shmup about two hugging sisters that was released by Korea-based developer Milestone Inc. back in 2006. It was later ported to the Dreamcast, and then again to the Wii as part of the Ultimate Shooting Co... read
Attack on Titan 3DS

Copyright forces Atlus to rename Attack on Titan


Complications cause delay for Europe
May 02
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains appears to be having some difficulty coming to Europe, as a copyright claim has forced Atlus to rename the game and delay its release. The publisher didn't provide specifics on when we... read
Monster Hunter 4

Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate May DLC lineup is very nice


Mega Man, Sonic, and Chun-Li
May 01
Capcom is constantly adding more content to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and thankfully, it's free. This month you'll be able to access a new Metroid hunter outfit, as well as Mega Man, Blanka, Chun-Li Palico equipment. Some f... read
Puzzle & Dragons 3DS

If the demo is anything to go by, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is great


Expect thoughts on the final version at launch
Apr 30
Free-to-play games often have a bad reputation, especially on the mobile platform. Puzzle & Dragons is one such game to rise to the occasion, offering up a good amount of gameplay for free, and has completely dominat... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits


Also, Paper Mario
Apr 30
It's a nice week for Nintendo systems, with a mix of new content for both platforms. On the Wii U we have amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, a demo of sorts that will allow you to play retro games by way of amiibo figures.... read
Fire Emblem If

Fire Emblem If's third campaign is harder than White, easier than Black


Black Kingdom has additional victory requirements
Apr 29
More lukewarm Fire Emblem If news (out June 25 in Japan, 2016 in North America). Remember, the game is being sold Pokemon style (or Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons style) with separate Black and White releases with a third, ... read
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
Mewtwo

You can now buy Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. if you didn't use the promotion offer


$4.99 for both platforms
Apr 29
If you bought the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros., you were likely already enjoying the fruits of free Mewtwo DLC for a while now. But starting now, anyone can buy him for $4.99, which will net you the character o... read
DL see?

Super Smash Bros.' Sakurai explains studio's reversal on paid DLC


Lucas joins The Fray, dies from a water overdose in a beige 2004 Dodge Stratus
Apr 28
In November of last year, Super Smash Bros. head Masahiro Sakurai aptly referred to the man-made Pokemon Mewtwo's appearance as Smash Bros. DLC as an "experiment." Sakurai, who has called modern DLC a "scam," said, "I think t... read
Dementium

Dementium: The Ward could have been a Silent Hill game


'Konami said they wouldn't let a 'team like us' handle the Silent Hill property'
Apr 28
As the Internet continues to blink with incredulity at Konami's decision to spike one of the most exciting E3 teasers of all time, Silent Hills, here's another head-scratcher of a decision made by the Japanese ... read
Shovel Knight

Learn the real names of the enemies in Shovel Knight


Know your Blorbs from your Beetos
Apr 27
Clearing Super Mario World for the first time and discovering that the fiery, big-eyed dinosaurs who leap out of the lava are named Blargg was quite the revelation. Come again? Blargg? I can't remember what I called the enemy... read






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