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9:00 AM on 10.30.2014

YouTube allows update for 60fps, test it on this Mario Kart 8 video

Mario Kart 8 is a pretty damn good game, and I've been playing it more recently to prep for the new DLC. In other Mario Kart 8 news (sort of), YouTube has just updated its infrastructure to support 60fps videos, an...

Chris Carter



3:00 PM on 10.29.2014

Costume Quest 2 knocks on Xbox's door today

As it turns out, the duration of that Costume Quest 2 timed-exclusive on PlayStation wasn't all that long. Like, one day. But, that's okay because it means that everyone will have it in time for Halloween. That's s...

Brett Makedonski



1:00 PM on 10.28.2014

Mario Kart 8's take on Excitebike makes me smile

Excitebike Arena is one of the DLC courses included in Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 1 and even if you don't need a trailer to convey why Excitebike and Mario Kart are a winning combination, be sure to watch the video for the musi...

Jordan Devore



9:00 PM on 10.27.2014

8 things right and 8 things wrong with Smash Bros. Wii U

I recently got my hands on Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo Wii U, and holy Bowser babies, are there a lot of new and expanded features! In fact, there is so much new stuff that I could hardly cover it all, so instead I am sharing my boiled-down list of the 8 most interesting things that I think Nintendo has done well for Smash U, and the 8 things I think could use some work.

Bill Zoeker



3:00 PM on 10.25.2014

Pikmin short films look amazing, coming soon to 3DS

When Nintendo first announced they were working on 3 short films about Pikmin, many feared they'd go the route of those Wind Waker from a while back. They weren't exactly bad, but they didn't use original art asset...

Jonathan Holmes



3:30 PM on 10.24.2014

Nintendo has kids explain amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros.

I made it to the closeup of Mario's face, roughly a minute in, before deciding that I needed to share this ridiculous video in which a boy buys an amiibo for Super Smash Bros. to impress a girl. Kyle says it's the worst thin...

Jordan Devore



12:15 PM on 10.24.2014

Treat for Sony fans: PlayStation gets temporary Costume Quest 2 exclusivity

This ain't no trick -- things are lookin' pretty sweet for PlayStation owners that want to do battle with some Grubbins just in time for Halloween. Sony's announced that it has a temporary console exclusive for Costume ...

Brett Makedonski



6:13 PM on 10.23.2014

All the Smash Bros. Wii U facts, differences from 3DS version

Alright. If Smash Bros. 3DS is at least a little sparse, this video makes it feel all the more sparse. I mean, Event Mode is back. And there's a separate two-player Event Mode.  Watch along with the video abov...

Steven Hansen



8:00 AM on 10.22.2014

Mario Kart 8's November DLC pack will include Yoshi Circuit

When Mario Kart 8 delivers its first DLC pack in November, it'll arrive with a few familiar courses. The newest reveal today is the Yoshi Circuit stage, which was previously found in Double Dash (and Mario Kart DS). Add...

Chris Carter



10:30 AM on 10.21.2014

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse launches this week on 3DS

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse hits Nintendo 3DS this week. As the third game in the series, the story follows Shantae as she loses her genie powers and learns to fight as a pirate. It'll have the same classic Metroidva...

Chris Carter



10:30 AM on 10.16.2014

See everything you'll get with today's Hyrule Warriors Master Quest DLC update

To recap, there will be a free update today for Hyrule Warriors that will involve three characters -- Cia, Wizzro, and Volga. There will also be a paid DLC pack launching today that brings the Epona weapon for Link, a n...

Chris Carter



8:45 AM on 10.14.2014

Watch me beat the third and final Mighty No. 9 beta level, out today

The Mighty No. 9 beta has updated with its third and "final" stage, the Power Plant. This morning I decided to give it a go, and here are the results of my second playthrough of it. As usual this is a zero death run, quick a...

Chris Carter



10:30 PM on 10.09.2014

Toadette CONFIRMED for Captain Toad!

Toadette is one of those characters Nintendo keeps locked away in its vault until the need arises to flesh out a roster for one of its sports, party or racing games. She's essentially the Waluigi of the Toad species, you kno...

Kyle MacGregor



5:00 PM on 10.09.2014

Yep, I have no idea what this Bayonetta 2 trailer's all about

Look, I'm not the type of guy that would lie to you. I wouldn't feign expertise in something I know nothing about. Today, that something is Bayonetta 2, as this launch trailer makes very little sense to me. This is all givin...

Brett Makedonski



12:45 PM on 10.07.2014

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth teased for Wii U

Fans of The Binding of Isaac have long wanted the game on 3DS and while that'd be great to see one day, I'd be just as happy to to have it on Wii U. Which might actually happen! I know! Nicalis uploaded this video yesterday and that blip at the beginning sure is a Wii U overlay. There's also this Twitter exchange between designer Edmund McMillen and Nicalis' Tyrone Rodriguez. [Via GoNintendo]

Jordan Devore



9:00 AM on 10.02.2014

Wizzro looks like a must-play character in Hyrule Warriors

As I've said in the past, one of my favorite things about Hyrule Warriors is how different every character is. This new video showing off Wizzro exemplifies that fact, as he mostly operates at a mid-range capacity with ...

Chris Carter



4:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Thomas Was Alone has friends in new platforms

Thomas Was Alone, the minimalist indie platformer about friendship and jumping, is finding companionship on some new consoles. It's been recently revealed that the game will come to PS4, and now it's confirmed to be headed t...

Brett Makedonski



12:00 PM on 10.01.2014

Get a load of Hyrule Warrior's Volga, the dragon warrior

Hyrule Warriors is gaining a new polearm combatant soon with the addition of Volga, the badass fire-dragon warrior. In addition to changing into a freaking dragon, he also seems to have a wide array of attacks that mimi...

Chris Carter



9:00 PM on 09.29.2014

My favorite part of Hyrule Warriors is not at all what I was expecting

I'm only several hours into Hyrule Warriors and while there's already a lot to like here, I think I've figured out what my favorite part of the game is: a song. Specifically, "Zelda's Lullaby." It has been featured prominent...

Jordan Devore



12:30 PM on 09.28.2014

The first videogame ever Kickstarted is almost done

Back in 2009, prominent Dtoid community member Agent Moo and some friends took to this crazy new thing called Kickstarter with the hopes of raising a huge sum of money to fund their own videogame. That huge sum was... $1,500...

Jonathan Holmes



1:30 PM on 09.27.2014

Puzzle Fighter-inspired indie confirmed for Wii U

Puzzle games used to be big business on home consoles. Sadly for fans of the genre, these days they're usually relegated to phones and handhelds. That may be why we've seen so few games in the style of seminal classic Super ...

Jonathan Holmes



10:00 AM on 09.26.2014

Two Tribes is bringing indie shooter Rive to the Wii U

Two Tribes underwent some restructuring earlier this year, but they're still trucking, and survived the ordeal. Their next project is a shooter called Rive, and in addition to a PC, PS4, and Xbox One release, it's now coming...

Chris Carter



8:00 AM on 09.26.2014

Cucco's are still deadly in Hyrule Warriors

If you aren't familiar with the Zelda series, Cuccos are adorable little chickens who never attack the player character for any reason. Ok that's a lie, if you mess with a Cucco, you'll likely wind up dead, as they summ...

Chris Carter



10:30 AM on 09.22.2014

Here's a full playthrough of the second Mighty No. 9 beta stage

The second Mighty No. 9 beta stage focuses on the female No. 2 boss, who is a master of ice and water. In addition to my playthrough of the first stage here, you can also get a better look at the next phase of the beta ...

Chris Carter



8:30 AM on 09.22.2014

Mighty No. 9's beta just got a new level

Some time ago the Mighty No. 9 beta hit Steam. It consisted of one level, and the developers weren't sure if they were going to add anything more to it. Well that day has come, so boot up your game and you'll find yet a...

Chris Carter



12:00 AM on 09.19.2014

What the best Smash Bros. player in the world wants you to know about Smash 4

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Sup Holmes is taking a bre...

Jonathan Holmes



10:30 PM on 09.17.2014

The latest Fatal Frame trailer is weirdly uplifting at the halfway mark

After brief glimpses, box art, and screens, we've finally got another look at the upcoming Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden in the form of this trailer out of TGS 2014. The trailer does a decent job of building th...

Brittany Vincent



11:30 AM on 09.15.2014

Mega Man 7 is out now on the Wii U Virtual Console

One of the most polarizing Mega Man titles is out now on the Wii U Virtual Console -- Mega Man 7. Not only did it employ a wholly different graphical style, but it also took some pretty neat risks, like the game's ending and the hidden Street Fighter-esque multiplayer mode. Whatever side of the fence you're on, it's nice to have the game finally available to pick up digitally.

Chris Carter



12:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Nintendo is streaming lots of Smash Bros. today

Nintendo's Treehouse team returns for an eight-hour stream today featuring Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Ultimate NES Remix, and Fantasy Life. That'll continue until 1:00pm Pacific at which point it's Super Smash Bros. 3DS time. Watch the stream right here, or on YouTube.

Jordan Devore



11:00 AM on 09.10.2014

Check out exactly how the Wii U GamePad will work in Fatal Frame

We know that Fatal Frame is coming to the Wii U, but now we can get a better look at how the GamePad will actually influence gameplay. Based on the trailer, you'll be using it as the iconic camera in the series, as well as a...

Chris Carter



8:00 AM on 09.05.2014

Here's the entire Bayonetta 2 Nintendo Direct, check out the Star Fox costume

I'm still surprised that Nintendo is pushing Bayonetta 2 as hard as it is when Wonderful 101 matched their brand effortlessly, and they barely promoted it. As I've said in the past, every time I've seen this game d...

Chris Carter



9:00 PM on 09.03.2014

Japanese Super Smash Bros. 3DS commercial is cute & pastel

The N64 Super Smash Bros. commercial will probably stick with me more than any other TV commercial for a videogame, but this 3DS-focused Smash Bros. commercial from Japan is nice in its own right. 

Steven Hansen



10:45 AM on 09.02.2014

Here's a look at Mighty No. 9's multiplayer

Yesterday I posted a full hands-on with Mighty No. 9, detailing its ins and outs, as well as showing off the Military Base stage that was included in the beta version of the game in video form. I bet you didn't know that the...

Chris Carter



6:01 AM on 08.29.2014

Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles officially unveiled for Smash Bros.

This morning's Japanese Nintendo Direct kicked off with a bang, officially unveiling Shulk in Super Smash Bros, set to hit the 3DS and Wii U later this year. Following a leak that included the Xeno star, it looks like the other characters are going to follow at some point! Watch the video above for some footage -- he looks fun to play.

Chris Carter



3:00 PM on 08.23.2014

Marvel at the new Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 trailer

The gang of beloved Marvel superheroes join the roster with Disney Infinity 2.0's new Toy Box 2.0 mode, and you can see them frolicking about within this new trailer. It showcases the game's new expanded options fo...

Brittany Vincent



4:15 PM on 08.20.2014

The sound and the fury of Bayonetta 2's angels and demons

Bayonetta 2 sound designer Daisuke Sakata touched on how he goes about designing sounds for his games in a recent post on the PlatinumGames blog. In particular, Sakata talks about the presence of both angel and demon enemies...

Brittany Vincent



2:30 PM on 08.20.2014

Help Alf escape in this new Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty DLC

If you didn't get enough of Abe in Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, you can chow down on some extra DLC starting this week. The new chapter is called "Alf's Escape," and features a character that was first met in the sequel -- ...

Chris Carter



4:30 PM on 08.15.2014

The latest Sonic Boom trailer is rife with quips and a movie announcer dude

Are you tired of Sonic Boom yet? Oh, you are? Well, I guess you won't want to check out this new trailer, then. See if I care. The latest trailer details some of the enemies and villains Sonic will face up against,...

Brittany Vincent



7:22 AM on 08.14.2014

Zelda has a lot of unstable antagonists - Ghirahim gets a new video

Mulan's Mushu might not do that tongue thing, but Skyward Sword villain Ghirahim sure does! The vain villain joins the fray in a rather interesting trailer, which shows off his swordplay, diamond animations, and su...

Chris Carter



11:15 AM on 08.13.2014

Nintendo didn't have a gamescom conference, but here's a new Wii U sizzle reel

In case you missed it, Sony and Microsoft had big press conferences this week at gamescom with new reveals. Nintendo is at gamescom with a booth, but similar to E3, they didn't have an on-site presentation. Instead, you can ...

Chris Carter



11:00 AM on 08.12.2014

Zant brings his craziness to Hyrule Warriors

Zant the Usurper King was confirmed for Hyrule Warriors recently, and man does he look wacky. In addition to flailing his arms around as his main method of attack you can also get a peek at the man behind the mask during a f...

Chris Carter



6:30 PM on 08.11.2014

What's Up: Final Fantasy All the Lamest, Nintendo pre-order peril, and don't drink Fireball

I'm back and feeling better. I got sucked into the shady money scam known as Final Fantasy All the Bravest, got annoyed by Hyrule Warrior's retail-exclusive pre-order bonuses, and recount mistakes made with Fireball whiskey.

Bill Zoeker



8:00 PM on 08.07.2014

Mega Man 5 hits Wii U, Mega Man StreetPass puzzle hits 3DS

Rehashing is not new for Capcom. Still, does it feel like, just maybe, the excitement over Keiji Inafune's two not-Mega Men has spurred Capcom to release a bunch of Mega Man stuff this month? Maybe. Mega Man 5 ...

Steven Hansen



1:45 PM on 08.07.2014

Hive Jump shows off some stunning running and gunning on Kickstarter

We have seen a lot of metroidvanias come out of Kickstarter in recent years, and a handful of more Mega Man-like games, but games like Contra have not gotten a lot of love from the crowdfunding platform. Hive Jump looks like...

Darren Nakamura



10:00 PM on 08.05.2014

Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen

[Update: Nintendo has confirmed an August 27 launch for the update in North America as well. Find the full list of improvements below.] Welcome Nintendo to the modern age of gaming with downloadable content! Hey, at least th...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



10:58 PM on 08.04.2014

Ganondorf brings a long red mane to Hyrule Warriors

Those flowing red locks rival Amarant, whom I always thought was some sort of chicken man rather than a pasty dude with red dreads, but whatever.  In a nice appeal to nostalgia, Hyrule Warriors also has an Adventur...

Steven Hansen



12:00 PM on 08.04.2014

Lana's Deku Stick has some major flower power in Hyrule Warriors

In addition to operating as what looks to be one of the most traditional weapons yet in Hyrule Warriors, Lana's Deku Stick power has a bunch of tricks up its sleeve. It can summon giant roots from the ground, shoot projectil...

Chris Carter



10:30 AM on 08.02.2014

Hyrule Warriors' Link costume DLC is for Zelda nerds only

This trailer gave me a case of the vapors. Those three Zelda games may look similar to those who only have a passing familiarity with the series, but for those who've played them all in-depth, they represent three very ...

Jonathan Holmes



8:15 PM on 08.01.2014

Something's missing from Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo may have dropped the ball

Nintendo confirmed that Hyrule Warriors will not have an online co-op story mode. A lot of Zelda fans have been excited for this creative treatment of the series, but how much of a blow will this news be to the hype? If nothing else, this at least sucks a little.

Bill Zoeker



10:00 AM on 07.30.2014

Yep, Sheik is definitely getting some Hyrule Warriors playtime from me

Sheik's character trailer is out for Hyrule Warriors, and I'm satisfied. With equal amounts harp carnage, ninja moves, and speed, Sheik is a forced to be reckoned with. Out of all of the fighters I've seen so far, Sheik is one of the fastest, if not the fastest in the game. I love that "ninja run," where characters have their arms backward, while destruction is happening all around them.

Chris Carter






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