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1:00 PM on 10.09.2013

Doodle Jump is heading to 3DS and...DS?

Doodle Jump on smartphones is one of the best time wasters on the platform, but the Kinect version was a huge mess, mostly due to the forced motion controls. So it seems as if they're trying again with Doodle Jump for the 3DS...

Chris Carter

5:00 AM on 09.05.2013

Stan Lee is a playable character in LEGO Marvel Heroes

You knew Stan Lee was going to make an appearance in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. But did you know he was going to be a complete badass? Stan Lee can Hulk out, swing around like Spider-Man, use a laser blast like Cyclops -- He has ALL the powers. He's basically like Rogue, or I don't know, Amazo from the DC Universe if you want to cross comic streams.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 08.28.2013

Layton series has sold over 15 million units

Level-5 has kicked the fans in the collective nuts with the complete tonal shift that is Layton 7. That must mean the games are on their last legs and can no longer make bank on Nintendo handhelds alone, right? Not likely if ...

Tony Ponce





11:00 PM on 08.21.2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes also coming to Xbox One and PS4

Finally, after all this time, we get to see the villains of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Magneto, Dr. Doom, Venom, Dr. Octopus, Loki, Green Goblin, and even Galactus himself will all be featured in the game. We get to see some ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 08.07.2013

Nintendo files suit against Florida flashcart distributor

Piracy on the DS was kind of a big deal, which is why Nintendo has been taking measures to ensure that the same filth doesn't infect the 3DS ecosystem. The 3D handheld has remained more or less untainted thus far, but the onl...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 07.17.2013

This is the ultimate collection of Zelda strategy guides

Well look at what just popped up over on Amazon! The Legend of Zelda Box Set is a collection of Prima strategy guides that includes six hardcover books for Ocarina of Time 3D, Spirit Tracks, Phantom Hourglass, The Wind Waker,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 PM on 07.02.2013

The rights to the Moon IP revert to Renegade Kid in 2014

Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham has some good news for Moon fans -- they will regain the rights to the Moon IP in 2014. Apparently a deal was struck between Renegade Kid and the publisher (Mastiff) in 2009, with a five year agre...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 06.06.2013

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is a ton of fun

I am so jealous of kids growing up this day and age. They have the coolest videogame consoles, the Internet, iPads, and now LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Combining Marvel, one of the hottest movie proprieties right now (and not t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Color Commando photo
Review: Color Commando
by Chris Carter

The combination of puzzle and platforming is one of my favorite hybrid genres of all time. There's something about having to figure out challenges on the fly while testing your twitch capabilities that makes for a unique experience, and the mix of the two tends to fit perfectly more often than not.

Unfortunately, the formula doesn't always go right. Sometimes, the action elements feel off due to wonky physics, and not all puzzles are created equal. Color Commando is one of those games that could have been so much more with just a few tweaks.

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3:00 AM on 05.01.2013

Galactus is coming for you in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

The next game to get the LEGO treatment is Marvel, and this new teaser trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes shows off some of the 100 characters you'll be playing with. The teaser also ends with Galactus's giant shadowing ec...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:30 PM on 04.24.2013

Nintendo promises to continue selling the DS

In its fiscal year report released earlier today, Nintendo withheld a forecast for DS unit sales through March 31, 2014. Considering that even the Wii received a new yearly target, the logical assumption would be that Nintend...

Tony Ponce



Nintendo missed fiscal year targets for 3DS, Wii U photo
Nintendo missed fiscal year targets for 3DS, Wii U
by Tony Ponce

Nintendo's fiscal year 2013 report was just released today, and the details are... well... umm... they're certainly something alright. Neither hot nor cold. Just... there.

For the year ending on March 31, 2013, Nintendo posted revenues of ¥635.4 billion (~$6.4 billion), down 1.9% from last year, and an operating loss of ¥36.4 billion ($~366 million), all thanks to the lackluster sales of the Wii U. But there is a silver lining due to favorable exchange rates, which actually sees Nintendo with a net profit of ¥7.1 billion (~$71.4 million), an improvement over last year's shocking $434.5 million loss.

But the truly unfortunate -- yet completely expected -- figures come from pure hardware and software sales. Despite a forecast revision from 5.5 million to 4 million, the Wii U wasn't even able to meet that, ending the year with a mere 3.45 million units sold. That means from January through March, only 390,000 consoles were sold worldwide. Likewise, the software target was reduced from 24 million to 16 million, yet only 13.42 million games were sold. Ouch.

The 3DS fared a bit better, selling 13.95 million units and 49.61 million copies of software, both increases over last year's totals. But it too missed its hardware target of 15 million down from 17.5 million. Not to mention, the 3DS is now falling behind its older brother, the DS, which managed to sell 23.56 million units back during its third fiscal year.

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10:30 AM on 04.09.2013

Pachter: Nintendo should leave the console business

In the latest episode of Michael "Frisky Buns" Pachter Says Things About Nintendo And Everybody Gets Angry, the industry analyst was asked if he hated Nintendo. The slick-tongued gentleman said he didn't actively dislike the ...

Jim Sterling



Preview: First look at LEGO Marvel Super Heroes photo
Preview: First look at LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
by Abel Girmay

Just when you thought they were out of good licenses to adapt for LEGO videogames, they pull one back in. Among others, we've explored the adventures of Indiana Jones, the far away galaxy of Star Wars, and the hallowed halls of DC.

Now, TT Games jumps ship to the realm of the god of thunder, the merc with the mouth, and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Just recently we got to see an early look at the game, and it's none too shabby.

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9:45 PM on 03.31.2013

Cat Girl Without Salad is the new best thing ever

The announcement of DuckTales Remastered caused a lot of people to freak the hell out, but that wasn't the only trick WayForward had up their sleeves. They've got a new IP coming "exclusively" to Nintendo 3DS, DS, Wii, W...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 PM on 03.27.2013

GDC: Rune Factory development resisted by Marvelous, fans

Apparently development staff and even Harvest Moon fans didn't see the need to add combat to the farming formula. Marvelous AQ Executive Officer/CCO Yoshifumi Hashimoto shared at a panel this morning that he didn't have many ...

Jayson Napolitano