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Nintendo Download: Mega Man May is nearly over with Mega Man Zero 2


Also, Swords and Soldiers II
May 21
This is a pretty massive week for the eShop, which I don't get to say that often. Seriously, I'm psyched!The Wii U is getting Swords and Soldiers II today, which is a pretty fantastic (local-only) little strategy game. M... read
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Demos

Do you still use demos to make a purchasing decision?


Sadly, demos are rare these days
May 18
We now live in an era where an "exclusive Early Access beta test that can only be obtained by pre-order customers at participating retailers and download the app" is a thing. Whereas demos used to be straight-forward marketin... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man May continues with Mega Man Battle Network 3


Also, Stretchmo
May 14
Mega Man May is still going strong in its second week, which will see the debut of Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Blue and White) on the Wii U Virtual Console. Also on the Wii U is Nihilumbra, Ultratron, Funk of Titans,... read
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Splatoon

What did you think of the Splatoon Global Testfire?


Splat happy or set to pass on toon?
May 10
This past Friday and Saturday, Nintendo launched its first ever limited time online stress test/demo with the Splatoon Global Testfire. Due to multiple work-related responsibilities, I was only able to jump on for one match, ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man May begins with Mega Man & Bass


Also, High Strangeness
May 07
Mega Man May is a go, and thanks to you guys, my choice of Mega Man & Bass is now available on the Wii U eShop. It's a Virtual Console release of the GBA version, which isn't ideal, but at least it will get it into t... read
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Project Morpheus

The Heist demo for Project Morpheus used to allow you to shoot yourself


It got removed, for better or worse
May 04
It’s interesting to see where people will draw the line when it comes to VR technology and what we put players through. I really mean it's interesting to see where ‘big companies’ draw the line, because we a... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits


Also, Paper Mario
Apr 30
It's a nice week for Nintendo systems, with a mix of new content for both platforms. On the Wii U we have amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, a demo of sorts that will allow you to play retro games by way of amiibo figures.... read
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Demo gets camera, combat and targeting tweaks, main game gets difficulty settings
Ok. Final Fantasy XV isn't skipping E3. It'll only pay lip service, though. The above Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report, which is helpfully subtitled in English, sees director Hajime Tabata and marketing manager Akio Ofuji... read feature

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Devolver demos

Indulge your murder boner with these latest Devolver demos


Fun fact: Rabbits from the future cause 86% of violent crime
Apr 25
In the not-so-golden era of tiered pre-order pricing shenanigans, shady downloadable content marketing, and other distasteful practices, it makes one wonder: whatever happened to the beloved demo build? Ap... read
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Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2


Also, Mario Kart DS on Wii U
Apr 23
It's a Mario Kart kind of day, with DLC Pack 2 for Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart DS on Wii U. Also on Wii U is Suspension Railroad Simulator and the Mewtwo Smash DLC. I remember when there was a time where typing "DLC... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong 64


Also, two StreetPass games and Mewtwo DLC
Apr 16
This week, the Nintendo 64 rides again with Donkey Kong 64 on the Wii U eShop. It's an incredibly bizarre, flawed, and all-around awesome experience that must be seen to be believed. Oh, and Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Affordable Space Adventures


Also, Pokemon Rumble World
Apr 09
The main highlight this week on the Wii U eShop is Affordable Space Adventures, which is getting quite a bit of buzz for making good use of the GamePad. The DS is also invading the Wii U this week with WarioWare Touched! ... read
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Titan Souls demo

Oh good, there's a PC demo for Titan Souls


Shoot the core!
Apr 02
Titan Souls is a certain kind of game for a certain kind of person. It's stripped down. Refined. Your fragile hero will die in one hit, and he's only got a single arrow with which to kill numerous monsters that would serve as... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Mario 64


Also, Story of Seasons
Apr 02
The Wii U is getting Nintendo 64 and DS games starting this week, with Super Mario 64 and Yoshi's Island DS respectively. You'll also be able to buy Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, Bubble Gum Popper, Mon Premier K... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Dot Arcade


Also, Namco Museum
Mar 26
There isn't a whole lot coming to Nintendo systems today, but Dot Arcade definitely highlights the week with its interesting minimalist style. You'll also find Namco Museum on the Virtual Console in addition to a de... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mario Party 10


Also, Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament
Mar 19
Tomorrow, the Wii U will get Mario Party 10, which is probably the biggest release this week. Aside from that, you can nab Pentapuzzle, Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament (GBA), Elliot Quest, and Super Destronaut toda... read
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Nintendo Download: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.


Also, 3D Out Run
Mar 12
Although the 3DS is the highlight today, the Wii U is getting a few titles this week. In addition to Trine Enchanted Edition, you'll also find F-Zero GP Legend, Don't Touch Anything Red, and My Style Studio: Notebook. Th... read
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Final Fantasy XV

Here's the deal with the Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo


What to expect
Mar 11
[Update: I've obtained the disc, and can confirm that the XV demo is a pack-in code slip, not on the disc itself. Additionally, it goes active on 3/17/2015, and the expiration date to redeem the code is 3/17/20... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars


Also, OlliOlli
Mar 05
The Wii U and 3DS are getting something interesting today -- two Cross-Buy games. Cross-Buy has existed on Nintendo platfoms for about a year now, but it was very rarely used. Today, it's going to work on Mario vs. Donkey Kon... read
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Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong Land and Country!


Also, Ironfall: Invasion
Feb 26
This is a huge day for the 3DS and Wii U in terms of the Virtual Console. Not only is the 3DS getting Donkey Kong Land 1-3, but the Wii U is also getting Donkey Kong Country 1-3, which were removed previously from t... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse


Also, Pokémon Shuffle
Feb 19
The Wii U has a bit of eShop life this week with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which looks all sorts of cute. It's also getting a Citizens of Earth demo and Axelay, one of my personal favorite SNES shoot-'em-ups. The 3DS ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D


Also, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Feb 12
I hope you aren't too excited for the Wii U eShop, because all it's getting is Blek, Breath of Fire, and Paparazzi. Ubisoft is still having that sale for a few more days. Yep, that's it. The 3DS has a killer week yet again th... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo


Also, Hyrule Warriors DLC
Feb 05
The Wii U eShop is pretty much dead this week outside of the Majora's Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC. Long live the 3DS! But seriously, all you're getting is Dolphin Up, Puzzle Monkeys, Tri-Strip, Dig Dug, Mappy-Land,&nbs... read
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Overture

Overture melted my face, has a free demo on Steam


Why yes, you CAN play as a devastatingly powerful Pope!
Feb 04
Overture is the latest retro-inspired offering from Black Shell Games, the talented development team behind the ASCII RPG SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition. It's a charming game, with an adorably chunky pixel art style and an infe... read
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Dead State demo/patch

Dead State gets a new public demo and a hefty patch


All my friends are dead
Jan 31
Earlier this week, Dead State received its first major patch of the year and a completely revamped public demo. The game had a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 and was introduced on Steam Early Access in February ... read
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Deadnaut impressions

Exploring the ghost ships of Screwfly's Deadnaut


While it's easy to overlook, this squad-based indie should not be missed
Jan 30
Deadnaut is a tactical, squad-based, sci-fi horror affair from Australian developer Screwfly Studios. The title launched on Steam last November and I'm regrettably only getting around to playing it now. Its un... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Gunman Clive 2


Also, Metroid Prime Trilogy
Jan 29
The Wii U eShop is getting more exciting today with the release of Metroid Prime Trilogy for $9.99. I still have my lovely hard copy safe with the rest of my Metroid collection, but considering how rare it is, I'm g... read
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Sims 4 Free Trial

Play The Sims 4 free for 48 hours on Origin


Breathing virtual life into Origin Game Time
Jan 23
Electronic Arts has added The Sims 4 to its Origin Game Time program, which offers a trial period on some major releases in the Origin library. Players can install The Sims 4 now through Origin and play free for 48 hours, sta... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Citizens of Earth


Also, Punch Out!! Wii U
Jan 22
The headliner this week is definitely Citizens of Earth on the Wii U eShop. Brittany didn't think it was the second coming of EarthBound, but there were some redeeming qualities -- maybe it's best to wait on the fence fo... read
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Space Beast Terror Fright

Space Beast Terror Fright is my new drug


Nornware's FPS manages to distill the intensity of Aliens
Jan 18
Space Beast Terror Fright is Johannes "johno" Norneby's interpretation of the sci-fi first-person shooter: take the artful tension-building and high-octane muzzle flash from James Cameron's Aliens, add in the corridor c... read






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