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6:00 PM on 03.27.2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't look half bad

It's hard to look at what Rocksteady has done with Batman and not want the same treatment for Spider-Man. For better or worse, long-time developer Beenox has once again taken charge, this time for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a...

Jordan Devore



Impressions: Sonic Lost World The Legend of Zelda Zone photo
Impressions: Sonic Lost World The Legend of Zelda Zone
by Chris Carter

Sonic Lost World may not have met everyone's expectations, but two free pieces of Nintendo-themed DLC sits right with me. We already got a chance to play the 2D Yoshi's Island-themed add-on back in December, but now Link has teamed up with Sonic for a grand 3D adventure.

Just like its predecessor, the "Legend of Zelda Zone" is very brief, but it's a wonderful glimpse into what Sega and Nintendo can accomplish together.

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11:00 AM on 03.27.2014

Nintendo Download: Sonic Lost World Zelda DLC

As a kid who grew up with both Nintendo and Sega consoles, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine a crossover, but here we are with Wii U Sonic Lost World DLC in the form of The Legend of Zelda Zone. Expect impres...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 03.26.2014

Microtransactions made $352 million on consoles last year

While my default is to rally against microtransactions, some of this data comes from consoles adopting free-to-play schemes wherein you're paying for an aesthetic thing or still paying much less money than you would for a ret...

Steven Hansen





9:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Sakurai shows off 3DS Smash Bros. with and without outlines

Super Smash Bros. director Sakurai has once again taken to the Miiverse to show off the 3DS version of the game. In his newest post, he displays both visual filters -- without outlines (on the left), and with outlines (on the...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Super Mario Bros. 3 is finally hitting the Virtual Console on April 17

The time has finally come -- Nintendo has revealed when Super Mario Bros. 3 is hitting the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console -- and that date is...April 17th! This is most likely a last minute push to get it on the marketpla...

Chris Carter

5:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Ubisoft bringing Watch Dogs, Child of Light, more to PAX East

Ubisoft is the first major player out of the gate to reveal their lineup of content for PAX East next month. On the AAA front, fans can't play it, but they can watch Watch Dogs be played in a never-before-seen demo. Plus ther...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Chariot is a great indie platformer with one royal hook photo
Chariot is a great indie platformer with one royal hook
by Brett Makedonski

[Update: Frima Studios has reached out and informed us that it miscommunicated its statement about not being able to clear the game solo. The game can be beaten singleplayer, but only about 80 percent of the optional paths are accessible without a cooperative partner.]

Of all the titles on display at IGN's independent games mixer at GDC, I couldn't help but be intrigued by one in particular. It was kind of tucked away in a corner, but that didn't mean that it wasn't getting its share of traffic. That's because it immediately looked cute, colorful, and challenging -- three criteria that certainly help indie games flourish. At first glance, it seemed like the kind of game that could win your heart in an instant.

The game in question is Chariot, a co-op platformer by Frima Studios. Chariot's centered around a princess that's out to take her recently deceased father to the resting place of his choosing. She does this by lugging his casket through perilous ancient caves in an effort to please him.

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1:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Advance Wars is Europe's first GBA title for Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo UK announced on Twitter that the region's first Game Boy Advance title to hit the Wii U Virtual Console will be none other than Advance Wars. Intelligent Systems' masterful turn-based strategy game is coming to the p...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 03.25.2014

Don't expect Toki Tori 3 anytime soon

Last we heard, developer Two Tribes as we know it was shutting down, in favor of opening up a smaller studio. We know this is partially due to the low sales of Toki Tori 2, and according to a recent tweet from the develo...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 03.23.2014

Sup Holmes finishes off with Conker's Chris Seavor

Oh my god, it's the last Sup Holmes on Dtoid! Ahhh! What does that even mean? We'll find out soon enough, as the Sup Holmes year 3 Kickstarter is set to go live any second now. In the meantime, why not tune in to the show tod...

Jonathan Holmes



Play Wii Sports Club for free this weekend photo
Play Wii Sports Club for free this weekend
by Jordan Devore

As announced last week, Nintendo is giving Wii U owners the opportunity to play Wii Sports Club for free today through Sunday, March 23 at 11:59 PM Pacific. There are three games available currently -- Tennis, Bowling, and Golf -- and the latter just got a new nine-hole Resort Course.

Outside of promotions like this, these sports are $9.99 each to own, or $1.99 to rent all of them for 24 hours on the Wii U eShop. Nintendo is offering this particular free weekend in the United Kingdom as well, by the way. Too bad Baseball and Boxing aren't out yet!

Now all I need is to hire a bunch of actors to portray my family. I like the look of those old folks.

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2:15 PM on 03.20.2014

More alpha footage of Mega Ma--I Mean Mighty No. 9: It's great

I've kept up cold indifference towards Mega Man 9 -- I mean Mighty No. 9 -- since its announcement and Kickstarter success. With the recent alpha footage coming out, though, I'm sold. Look how gorgeous those animations are. Look how smooth. Mega Man is dead. Long live Mighty No. 9. Capcom, you need to get right. The last six years have not been good compared to the six prior.

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 03.20.2014

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Battle Trozei

The Wii U has another relatively slow week with Volleyball, Hello Kitty Kruisers, Pure Chess, and free Wii Sports Club access from March 21st (9AM PST) until March 23rd (12AM PST). There's also a minor sale going on invo...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 03.20.2014

This Wii U and 3DS chess game will have day one DLC

I don't know why, but the prospect of "day one DLC" for a chess game on the Wii U and 3DS had me laughing for quite a bit. Developer VooFoo is all set to launch Pure Chess this week, and you'll have to fork over some cas...

Chris Carter





12:00 PM on 03.19.2014

1001 Spikes is coming to basically every platform ever now

Although it was listed on the lengthy display of indies coming to the Xbox One yesterday, 1001 Spikes has announced its final platform list. In addition to Microsoft's newest console, the game is also hitting the PlayStation ...

Chris Carter