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7:30 AM on 04.15.2014

New Wii Remote Plus controller styled like Peach

Nintendo did a nice job with their new Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus controller. It's Peach pink and has some colored accents to make you think of Mushroom Kingdom's royalty. It sort of makes a set with the Mario and Luigi W...

Dale North


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3:30 PM on 03.28.2014

Dragon Quest X has sold 1 million copies

Square Enix's Dragon Quest X has sold 1 million copies since release, says producer Yosuke Saito. That's good news, but I wonder if they expected this console MMO to do better than this, sooner than this.  The Wii a...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 03.18.2014

Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii

EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan) holds a special place in the hearts of many, but despite the clamor for it, Nintendo has never officially released Mother or Mother 3 outside of Japan. Mother went through official localiz...

Darren Nakamura



Nintendo ending online services for DS and Wii titles photo
Nintendo ending online services for DS and Wii titles
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Nintendo of America, as well as Australia, have also announced the end of the Wi-Fi Connection service. Looks like it's across the board.]

Nintendo of Japan has announced that they're ending all DS and Wii online services for games that took advantage of the capability. You'll still be able to access things like the DSi and Wii Shop channels, Hulu, YouTube, and access the internet via the respective browsers. You just won't be able to play any games online with others anymore.

The Nintendo website has a giant list of what games will lose their online access. Games such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii Music, Mario Kart Wii, Animal Crossing: Wild World, Tetris DS, Pokemon Pearl, Pokemon Black/White, and Metroid Prime Hunters, are just some of the higher profile titles Nintendo has laid out.

The Wi-Fi Connection service, which originally launched back in November 2005, will come to an end on May 20, 2014. We've reached out to Nintendo of America to see if this is just Japan, or if it's a worldwide discontinuation.

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Virtual Console Verdict: Super Mario RPG photo
Virtual Console Verdict: Super Mario RPG
by Chris Carter

[Virtual Console Verdict is a short column that highlights some of the gems released on 3DS and Wii U eShop marketplaces. For a full list of Virtual Console releases, check out the weekly Nintendo Download series. Image source.]

This week, Nintendo updated their Club Nintendo digital offerings to add Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Although it's technically been a part of the Wii Virtual Console since 2008, many people wanted to know how it held up, and if it really was worth of the hype it's gotten from fans.

There's no two ways about it -- it's absolutely worth it. Legend of the Seven Stars is one of the most entertaining and innovative role-playing games ever made.

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3:30 PM on 02.10.2014

Nintendo updates Club Nintendo rewards, adds Mario RPG

Nintendo has updated their Club Nintendo digital rewards for February, and on the 3DS side, you're getting Donkey Kong Jr. (150 Coins) and Pictobits (150 Coins). In the Wii and Wii U arena, there's Punch Out!! (200 Coins), an...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Retro City Rampage DX is the best version of the game

Retro City Rampage has hit the 3DS in the form of a DX version, which brings a few upgrades with it. Now, you may have already played Rampage on multiple platforms -- so what's better about this version?  First off,...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 02.09.2014

The Legend of Zelda's Moblins have an identity crisis

Bulldogs or pigs? Why can't The Legend of Zelda's Moblins make up their minds on just who they want to be? Actually, it's quite interesting to see how these absent minded minions of Gannon have continuously bounced back and ...

Wesley Ruscher

4:00 PM on 01.16.2014

Virtual Console Verdict: Mega Man X2

[Virtual Console Verdict is a short column that highlights some of the gems released on 3DS and Wii U eShop marketplaces. For a full list of Virtual Console releases, check out the weekly Nintendo Download series.] Capco...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 01.15.2014

Club Nintendo switches game rewards, adds F-Zero

Club Nintendo has shifted its digital rewards around a bit as of this week. As of right now, you can grab Game & Watch: Cement Factory (100 Coins, 3DS), Spin Six (150 Coins, 3DS), F-Zero (200 Coins, Wii U VC), and 1080 Sn...

Chris Carter

7:30 AM on 12.11.2013

Official Nintendo Store is selling refurbished Wiimotes

For those of you who somehow don't have a full set of four Wii Remote Plus controllers, Nintendo is selling a refurbished bundle pack of remotes and Nunchuks for $20. As a reminder, said controllers will work on both the Wii ...

Chris Carter





5:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Impressions: Disney Infinity: Rapunzel, Ralph & Vanellope

The first thing that came to mind when Disney Infinity was announced was a Wreck-It Ralph-themed campaign. With multiple settings that weren't fully explored in the film, the franchise is a goldmine of locations, and I w...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 12.02.2013

Impressions: Disney Infinity Frozen Toy Box Set

As you may have noticed, Disney Infinity has been slowly rolling out some add-on options for the core game, and not all of them are created equal. Some involve a full-on story mode unique to a Disney IP, some are charact...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 11.27.2013

Impressions: Skylanders: Swap Force (Xbox One and PS4)

Skylanders: Swap Force was one of my biggest surprises of the year. After two full iterations in such a short amount of time, I didn't think Vicarious Visions had it in them to make the strongest one yet. But here we are, and...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 11.22.2013

Five new Disney Infinity toys are out this month

Disney Infinity will see new toys and Power Discs released this month. In fact, a couple are out today as you can get the Wreck-It Ralph figure from Walmart, and the Rapunzel toy from Best Buy. Vanellope will be out on Novem...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 AM on 11.22.2013

Wii U expected to sell 25 million units over lifetime

DFC Intelligence, a video game research and consulting firm, told GamesIndustry International that they expect the Wii U to sell 25 million units over its lifetime. That's a quarter of the total sales of the Wii, and it's onl...

Joshua Derocher