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11:00 PM on 02.17.2015

Pokémon Shuffle's microtransactions are even worse than I thought

I just obtained my review copy for the upcoming 3DS match-three puzzler Pokémon Shuffle, and man, is it rough to get on-board with this microtransaction scheme. If you want the full rundown of what to expect you c...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 02.17.2015

There's no regular-size New 3DS in North America because it'd be too confusing

Nintendo has made some unconventional decisions lately when naming new iterations of its hardware. The successor to the Wii was called the Wii U. The upgraded 3DS was named the New 3DS. It's easy to see how that branding coul...

Brett Makedonski

10:30 AM on 02.17.2015

Still haven't picked up Majora's Mask 3D yet? Here's another comparison video

Based on all of the happy pictures I saw of people getting their shiny new Majora 3DS and Majora's Mask collectors editions, I'm thinking a lot of people have been playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D this past week...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 02.17.2015

Watch Villager pocket all of the moves in Super Smash Bros. Wii U

[Update: Master0fHyrule made an updated video featuring several moves that were left out of the original, including a really cool Zelda attack.] YouTuber Master0fHyrule compiled a video of almost every attack that the Villag...

Ben Davis

9:00 AM on 02.17.2015

Dragon Ball Z: Butōden announced for the 3DS, developed by Arc System Works

Most Dragon Ball fanatics that were alive during the retro era have probably played, or at least heard of the Butōden series. Making its debut in 1993 on the SNES in Japan, the 2D fighter was something else, al...

Chris Carter



Review: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+ photo
Review: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+
by Chris Carter

Japanese publishers have some truly confusing localization titles sometimes. In 2011, Namco Bandai released Ace Combat: Assault Horizon for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It was a grittier take on the franchise that added real-world complexities to the established fictional formula, released to mixed reception.

For some reason in that same year Namco Bandai also dropped Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy (the legacy is important, you see), which was basically a remake of 1997's Ace Combat 2 for the Nintendo 3DS. Now they've added a "plus" on the end and added amiibo support.

It still has nothing to do with Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.

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1:30 PM on 02.16.2015

Code Name S.T.E.A.M's Abe Lincoln gets all pushy on his birthday

The anniversary of Honest Abe's birth was four days ago, but, like Fiddy, we don't give a f*ck it's not his birthday. We're partyin' now, and we're similarly celebrating every Commander in Chief's tenure. Maybe that's why Li...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 AM on 02.16.2015

Details revealed for microtransaction-laden Pokémon Shuffle, and they're pretty disgusting

Pokémon Shuffle is a thing, and it's set to arrive on the 3DS this week in Japan as a spiritual successor to the puzzler Pokémon Trozei. It's also free-to-play. Details have arisen from the official Japane...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 02.14.2015

Rumor: Rayman might be coming to Smash Bros.

[Update: It's fake, as shown in the video above. While it's nice to have a detailed explanation on how this fake was made, what I really want is a detailed explanation on why it was made, preferably with sideline psycho...

Jason Faulkner





4:45 PM on 02.13.2015

Covers for Yumi's Odd Odyssey offer some slight variations

There's an important rule in the entertainment industry: Know your audience. For the PS Vita version of Yumi's Odd Odyssey set to arrive in April in Japan, it appears this philosophy is being followed pretty closely. See if you can spot what the difference might be between the Nintendo 3DS version and the "ahem" mature Vita version. It might take you a while, so be patient. [Via Twitter]

Robert Summa

4:00 PM on 02.13.2015

Watch Zelda producer go fishing in Majora's Mask 3D

Majora's Mask 3D is out today. Did you buy it? You should probably buy it. You know, if you want. It's the same (well, maybe a tad different) great game from back in the day, but with a few notable additions, like fishing ho...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 02.13.2015

Maybe, baby, Dale North is the one for me

Ah, that smooth, buttery voice. Those luscious harmonies. That pixelated plaid shirt. That is our friend (and former Editor-in-Chief) Dale North. He has taken the default lyrics to the ballad "Maybe, Baby" in Tomodachi Life ...

Darren Nakamura

11:30 AM on 02.13.2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate delivers some free day-one DLC

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is out today, as is the New 3DS. To celebrate, Capcom is releasing a free update that you can pick up from now until March 15, which includes 50 basic items for your hunter. Basically just head to th...

Chris Carter



The hunt is on today for the Majora's Mask New 3DS XL, here's what I found photo
The hunt is on today for the Majora's Mask New 3DS XL, here's what I found
by Chris Carter

[Update: Target seems to have some extra stock online from dropped pre-orders. Check now (try the mobile link too) and throughout the day to see if anything pops up. GameStop is also taking orders on a $250 bundle with the game and Majora's Mask-themed New 3DS.]

Another big videogame product launch, another retailer hunt from yours truly.

This morning the New 3DS XL debuted across the country in the US, and thousands of fans are looking to get their hands on the coveted Majora's Mask 3DS. As many of you know it sold out in minutes in-store at GameStop, and online at Best Buy, among other stores. I got word that select stores would be getting shipments in this morning, so I headed out to three Targets, one Best Buy, and called many more locations.

The verdict? Unless you're in a rural area, your chances of getting one are very slim, even if you go at opening. All of the stores I contacted obtained three to four, and sold out immediately after the doors opened. According to one shop, customers waited outside the night before to snag one of the three of its stock.

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Very Quick Tips: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D photo
Very Quick Tips: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
by Chris Carter

Majora's Mask may have problems, but the three-day cycle concept is not one of them. While some people didn't like the fact that they had to "start all over" after the cycle repeated, that's not really the case.

You get to keep all your key items, you can store your Rupees in a bank and get them back right away, and there's an easy method to ensuring that you have all the time you need for dungeons.

Let's take a look.

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D photo
Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
by Chris Carter

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is unlike any other Zelda game in the series. For instance, there's no sign of the franchise's classic villain Ganon, and no Zelda outside of a quick flashback reference.

It's also a decidedly darker affair, with strong themes of depression, anxiety, and general angst due to the impending end of the world. Heck, there's even straight-up voyeurism quest and the assumption of dead people's identities.

Majora has a lot of really cool ideas, and most of them are augmented by the slight upgrades found in Majora's Mask 3D.

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