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I was driving home from having lunch with Dale North the other day when I got to thinking about Super Mario RPG, aka the best game ever. I think about that game a lot, and it tends to pop into my head quite often for one reas...
There's some new pricing for Nintendo's older handhelds. Starting May 20, the DSi XL will retail for $129.99, and it's smaller screened little brother, the standard DSi, will go for $99.99. Both will still be packed with Flip...
Nintendo and NTT are testing a voice recognition project in Japanese schoolrooms that would help hearing impaired students in their schooling. In these test classrooms, speech from a teacher is captured into an electronic bla...
I always think that Nintendo invites trouble each holiday with these bundles, especially with the ones that contain older hardware. The gamer kids I know would be pissed if they got a DSi XL for Christmas instead of a 3DS. Su...


Hiya, fellas! Sorry I'm late on posting yesterday's episode of The Destructoid Show, but Max and I stayed up all last night playing Dead Island with some of the guys from Bitmob. The things we do for work! Anyway, yesterday'...
After struggling with initial 3DS sales, Nintendo must think it's golden on that front after the price drop. The company announced last night that sales of handheld were up 260% following the price reduction to $169.99. So wi...
I'm on a plane, so I'm going to make this brief: it's Thursday so some downloadable stuff is coming to Nintendo platforms. It's this stuff: Nintendo eShop (3DS) Gargoyle's Quest ($3.99) eShop/DSiWare Let's Create! Pottery ...
Indie title Max & the Magic Marker is coming to the Nintendo DS this holiday, publisher Easy Interactive has announced. The game seems like a perfect fit for the handheld, too. At its core, Max is a platformer, with the t...
So Nintendo released the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES 25 years ago. Thinking about that makes me want to barf, because that means I'm super old. But it's also very exciting, and Nintendo is celebrating in all sort...
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (DQMJ2) is the upcoming monster hunting role-playing game for the DS. The player assumes the role of a child who quite possibly aspires to follow in the footsteps of Michael Vick as he captures...
Maybe you were hoping that Nintendo would also push down the price of their other portables after yesterday's 3DS price drop from $249 to $169. IGN asked following yesterday's announcement and get a flat "No" back from Ninten...
Great news for Aliens fans and Jim Sterling: Sega has finally officially announced Aliens: Infestation for the Nintendo DS. The side-scrolling action game, as we already knew, is being developed by the 2D, side-scrolling mast...
Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby Kirby! Yes, I'm excited for a new Kirby game, but the reason I just repeated the pink little suckball's name is because that's exactly how many Kirbys you'll be controlling in Kirby Mass Attack. An evil villain has split Kirby up into ten pieces, and you need to find a way to put Kirby back together as one.
This video sort of feels like a sequel to Napoleon Dynamite, set in Sweden, with no scripted jokes, focused on some guys who made a DSiWare game about the least fun parts of old Grand Theft Auto PC games. That's supposed to ...
After a few weeks of slim-pickings, there's a few cool things of note coming to DSiWare and WiiWare this week. Specifically, games that involve space -- WayForward's DSi title Mighty Milky Way and MDK 2 (originally developed ...
Targets getting into the trading game, offering up store credit towards if you're willing to part with Nintendo's older handhelds. The retailer has partnered with NextWorth for the in-store trade-in options, just in time for ...
I can't be the only one who thinks of the 1980's musical film, Xanadu, when someone mentions Faxanadu. Right? Anyone? Guys? Well, it's out on Virtual Console this week. Faxanadu, not Xanadu. Although I'd totally buy that. If ...
With ATV Wild Ride, Renegade Kid veers wildly from territory its best known for, be it the nightmarish halls of a mental hospital in Dementium, or the sci-fi action of Moon. But the developer feels right at home with its latest, delivering one of the best racer offerings on Nintendo’s handheld to date.
How's your Dragon Quest knowledge? Nintendo's looking to test it, in anticipation of the forthcoming release of Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation for the Nintendo DS. Get your pitchforks out anti-social media folks, this ...
I was so ready to call this week's DSiWare releases the same old stuff we've seen time and time again, but then something caught my eye. Something called 101 Dolphin Pets. We're told to "Choose from more than 101 baby dolphin...
According to rumored details out of a Japanese investor meeting, the eShop, web browser, and DSiWare transfer capabilities of the Nintendo 3D won't be available until May. At Nintendo's 3DS event in New York City last week, N...
Time traveling toasted sandwiches? Animal pugilists? This week's downloads for Nintendo's consoles are madness!WiiWare Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time (Stickmen Studios, 1 player, 1000 Wii Points) Urbanix (Nordcurre...
Murder mysterious are a dime a dozen, but it’s not every day the gumshoe is investigating his own death from beyond the grave. Then again, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective -- the latest game by Ace Attorney creator Shu...
Renegade Kid's once canceled DS title, Maximillian and the Rise of the Mutant Mudds, will not be getting a DSiWare release after all. The developer put out a call to gamers about a month ago, asking for 1000 blog comments "v...
If you love LEGO and you wish you were a ninja (who doesn't?), LEGO Battles: Ninjago for the Nintendo DS is right up your alley. The game will be releasing this spring, and focuses on LEGO Ninja who use the art of "Spinjitzu"...
Sounds like Nintendo intends on making a big splash at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It's just been revealed that company president Satoru Iwata will keynote the event, which is now in its 25th year. Iwata'...
The stuff of your potential nightmares -- Nintenhorse and Nintendolphin -- were almost 3DS games. This massive bombshell was dropped by Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata during the Nintendo World Event in Japan last week. Unf...
Cars made out of jelly? Ghosts? Goblins? Petz Catz Family? Clearly this is the most frightening Nintendo download update to date!
[Update: Reader hatesyou points out, there was a Burnout title for the DS, called Burnout Legends. Oops! Sorry about the confusion.] The high-speed arcade racing franchise Burnout has found a home on nearly every platform ove...
So, Super Meat Boy is having a tough time getting a publisher for the Wii, but Towel Slappin' Pro Jumper already has a DSiWare publisher for the United States? Seriously? As weird as that is, I can't really complain. I've ha...
Nintendo has announced that its never-ending Pokemon saga will continue on March 6, when Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version for the Nintendo DS hit shelves. The press release announcing this momento...
In 2007, developer Renegade Kid screwed with our heads and terrified us on the go with its first-person shooter, Dementium: The Ward for the Nintendo DS. Its next handheld title, Moon, stuck to the first-person formula with t...
[Update] Contest over! Winners are Justin S., Chris G., Morri, Alex P, Nick R., Dinh Xuan V., Karen O, ashadeofwhite, John P. and Basiadar! Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is now out for the Nintendo DS and we're celebrating the releas...
You might have missed it at retail, so here's your second chance: Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ is hitting the Nintendo shop for DSiWare next week in North America. Yup, this is the same on-rails shooter game that was ...
Capcom has released a gameplay clip of its upcoming Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, and it's not doing anything to quell my excitement. I'm not kidding when I say Ghost Trick is one of my most anticipated games of 2011. Check out the Flash demo of the game to see if we're on the same page.  Ghost Trick is out January 11 for the Nintendo DS. I wants it. Now.
Renegade Kid, developer of fine Nintendo DS titles like Dementium and Moon, will reveal its new game tomorrow. Studio co-founder Jools Watsham has even been dropping hints on the next title all over his Twitter account. Here'...
Back in May, we alerted you to a Japanese Flash-based demo of Capcom's Ghost Trick. Great if you spoke Japanese, not so much otherwise. Great news… now it's in English!Nintendo's official site in the UK has posted an u...
Anyone with any brains and gaming decency knows exactly what they should be doing this week -- buying WayForward's Shantae sequel. It's out this week, and it's only twelve bucks. Don't screw around… buy it! My second c...
[Update: More links from the rest of the day included!] Nintendo unleashed a ton of new info on the world tonight. Most importantly of all, the 3DS has been dated and priced. The handheld will be available in Japan starting F...
As part of tonight's massive Nintendo press conference, a new special edition DSi LL was announced for the Japanese market. The Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary DSi LL is crimson with black border and has little icons of th...