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12:30 PM on 04.17.2014

Nintendo Download: Super Mario Bros. 3!

This is the week you've all been waiting for, as Super Mario Bros. 3 is hitting the Wii U and 3DS Virtually Consoles -- just in time for the upcoming release of NES Remix 2. The Wii U is also getting Golden Sun, and F-Zero: M...

Chris Carter


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1:30 PM on 04.10.2014

Nintendo Download: More GBA games on the Wii U!

The Wii U is getting even more Game Boy Advance titles this week, in the form of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror as well as WarioWare Inc. Also appearing on the Wii U is My Exotic Farm, and My Farm is getting a perma...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 04.09.2014

Natasha Allegri pays tribute to Smash Bros.' new high heels

When Nintendo unveiled Samus' new footwear in yesterday's Smash Bros. presentation, the internet went wild. "How dare they!?!" they cried, tears of shoe-serious stress and tension streaming down their faces. "Just because she...

Jonathan Holmes

6:00 PM on 04.06.2014

Retro City Rampage 3DS revenues already surpassed 360, new patch live

When Retro City Rampage was released last year, developer Brian Provinciano was inundated with requests to put the game on the 3DS. It didn't look likely at first. Brian was already tackling the job of building the game on P...

Jonathan Holmes

2:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Nintendo Download: GBA games on the Wii U!

Today is a landmark day for Nintendo, as the Game Boy Advance has hit the Wii U. You can grab Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion for $7.99 each. The Wii U is also getting Batman: Arkham Origin...

Chris Carter

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

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

1:00 PM on 03.13.2014

Nintendo Download: Yoshi's New Island

In Wii U news, Castlestorm has new DLC available and Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels has been added to the Virtual Console. That's it for Wii U news (sadface). Yoshi's New Island is the heavy hitter for the 3DS th...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 03.06.2014

Nintendo Download: NES Open Tournament Golf

The Wii U isn't getting much today, as the headliner is NES Open Tournament Golf for the Virtual Console. If you've paying attention, this is one of the inclusions in NES Remix 2, so expect all of those listed games to m...

Chris Carter

5:45 PM on 03.04.2014

Supercute Yoshi-themed 3DS XL coming to North America

*blehlm* Remember that Yoshi 3DS? It's coming to North America, too. Priced at $199.99,  you'll get this lovely green 3DS XL with Yoshi's silly little dino body running across its front. There are even cuter Yoshi eggs o...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Nintendo Download: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

It's another big week for the 3DS, and another small one for the Wii U. On the Wii U side, we have My Farm, Renegade (Virtual Console), and Knytt Underground has a sale, bringing it down to $6.50. Not a whole lot on...

Chris Carter





1:00 PM on 02.21.2014

Tres bien! Atlus announces Persona Q 3DS bundle

And doesn't have a picture to show for it. Damn. I need to see this design. Atlus has confirmed a 3DS XL bundle (for Japan) for when Persona Q drops on June 5 (in Japan). In a typically nice Atlus move, first print copies of ...

Steven Hansen

11:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Free Pokemon X/Y with purchase of 2DS/3DS XL and game

Let me take another stab at this without pesky character limits: an upcoming promotion will give out a free download code for Pokemon X/Y for folks who purchase either a 2DS or 3DS XL and one of six games: Animal Crossing: Ne...

Jordan Devore



Review: Inazuma Eleven photo
Review: Inazuma Eleven
by Wesley Ruscher

When I was a young kid, I loved nothing more than playing classic sport video games like Bases Loaded, Blades of Steel, Double Dribble, Tecmo Bowl, and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!. While I enjoyed the likes of Super Mario Bros. and Zelda, hitting a game winning homerun was inherently more rewarding than sticking a silver arrow in Gannon's forehead ever was.

As I pushed through my junior high school years though, my tastes in games began to change. It was in these years that I was introduced to my deepest of video game loves: the Japanese RPG. Chrono Trigger and Lunar: The Silver Star opened my eyes to a much deeper world; a world where story was just as important as gameplay, and more importantly, could actually have meaning.

Nowadays, I find myself satisfied having quick flings with any action game that I can finish in a weekend. I still love RPGs and sports games, but the commitment to fully enjoy them is more than I can usually spare. If only there was a way I could enjoy both genres simultaneously; a way to go back to the days where time was in abundance.  

Inazuma Eleven is the time machine I’ve been looking for.

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9:00 AM on 02.20.2014

Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

The big release this week is clearly Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which is hitting the Wii U this Friday both digitally and by way of retail. That's about the only real release on Wii U this week though, as the only ...

Chris Carter

9:10 AM on 02.16.2014

Little Mac may be the fastest Super Smash Bros. fighter

With the announcement of Little Mac, of Punch-Out!! fame, coming to the upcoming Wii U/3DS edition of Super Smash Bros., many (myself included) have been wondering just how well the pint-sized puncher is going to fare agains...

Wesley Ruscher