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Splatoon demo returning next week

For any of the people who were holding out on grabbing Splatoon, Nintendo is bringing back the Testfire demo next week. Now you, too, can experience the glory of the squid sisters on your own. The demo will be running from August 25 - 28 be...   read

 
 
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Axiom Verge has a Wii U release date

Axiom Verge will release on the Wii U eShop September 1 in both North America and Europe. In a post on the Axiom Verge website, the game's creator Tom Happ wrote that his game would soon be available on Nintendo's Wii U conso...   read

 
 
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Super Smash Con is pretty lit this year

The first ever Super Smash Con kicked off last year in Virginia, and it was a pretty relaxed, low-key affair, with a high tourney turnout and lots of energy. This year it's grown quite a bit though and they've not only expanded their space ...   read

 
 
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Another serene look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Temple of Time

In terms of substance, there's admittedly not too much going on in this latest video for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But Nintendo's audio folks have worked their magic again and, like the E3 2016 trailer that I still occasiona...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mega Man X

Wouldn't you know, it's actually a decent week for the eShop, both in terms of nostalgia and one new release. The Wii U is getting Tadpole Treble, Wave Race 64, 360 Breakout, Mario Sports Mix, and Surfin' Sam - Attack of the Aqualites. Wait...   read

 
 
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Review: Tadpole Treble

If I had to pick one word to describe Tadpole Treble, that word would be "charming." It's a simple premise, and it seems to have been inspired by the musical tadpole pond minigame in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The creative ...   read

 
 
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New Nintendo Selects titles announced

Earlier today, Nintendo announced a new batch of Nintendo Select titles will be available beginning August 26 in the US. It also announced a couple of new game and console bundles as part of a "Back to School" price cut. The discounted gam...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Man it's one lame day for original stuff on the eShop!On Wii U, we're getting the Virtual Console release of Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, as well as Dragon Skills, a demo for Just Dance 2017, and Overworld Defender Remix. &nb...   read

 
 
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Disney's shutting down the Infinity servers

In the wake of Disney ceasing video game development, it's winding down existing services. The biggest of those is Disney Infinity support. Come March of next year, Disney will have completely washed its hands of Infinity. In an email ...   read

 
 
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(Update) Darksiders: Warmastered Edition will be 60fps on everything but Wii U

[Update: Nordic has confirmed a release date of October 25, and that Kaiko is handling the port. Take a gander at the boxart in the gallery below!] Nordic Games has officially announced Darksiders: Warmastered Edition for current-...   read

 
 
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Yooka-Laylee is already amazing and it's just in pre-alpha

Today, the Yooka-Laylee Toybox was released for backers (note: I'm in that group), providing a brief look at the game by way of a pre-alpha sandbox. It's...glorious.   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Kirby's Epic Yarn

The Wii U is a Virtual Console ball of fluff smorgasbord today, with Kirby's Epic Yarn (a great co-op game), and Kirby Mass Attack. You'll also find a bunch of indies on offer too, like 3Souls, BLOC, Dracula's Legacy, and Vektor W...   read

 
 
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You can still get Splatfest currency in Splatoon even though the events are over

Splatoon junkies know the value of Super Sea Snails. You can earn them by way of Splatfests, grinding away so that you can buff up your gear. But as most of you are aware, the final Splatfest (Callie vs. Marie) was held last week. Oh no! Wa...   read

 
 
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Review: Tumblestone

I can't think of the last puzzle game that had a color/shape-matching mechanic that I've genuinely enjoyed. It might be none of them, actually. I just never felt satisfied after completing a puzzle. I'm more of a candy eater than a candy cr...   read

 
 
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Oh hey, the original Darksiders is coming to current-gen consoles too

Whenever I incite the debate of which Darksiders is a better game, it usually gets pretty heated, and seems split down the middle. But even though I do prefer the sequel, the first one is still a welcome return to old school Zelda ...   read

 
 
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I feel personally responsible for Callie's loss in the final Splatfest

This last Splatfest was about as close as they come, with Team Marie winning the popular vote with 54 percent and games won with a mere 51 percent of the total victories, adding up to a final score of 340 for Callie and 360 for Marie. While...   read

 
 
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Best Buy 'Black Friday in July' video game sales roundup

Like last year, Best Buy is taking the Christmas-in-July idea to a new level with its next big sale. Tomorrow marks the retailer's Black Friday in July sale and just like the real Black Friday, most of the deals have already started up the ...   read

 
 
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I love Paper Mario: Color Splash's sense of style

Nintendo has taken the Paper Mario series in a light-adventure direction that, as a fan of the original N64 game and its superb sequel The Thousand-Year Door, I'm not especially enthused about. That said, I have to appreciate the papercraf...   read

 
 
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Here's another look at the Mini NES, this time on a totally 80s laser grid

Nostalgia's a hell of a drug, eh? Nintendo's banking on it this fall when it releases the Mini NES for $60. It doesn't seem like a risky venture, though; it feels like a smart one. This thing will sell like hotcakes. Still not convinced? W...   read

 
 
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Here are the stages you picked for Splatoon's last Splatfest

Hark, the end of Splatoon is nigh. Well, the end of new content at least. As previously announced, the last ever Splatfest is going to be Callie versus Marie, in a Squid Sister battle to the death. That's going down tomorrow, July 22, ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger

It's demo day for the Wii U, as Star Fox Zero proper and its Guard spinoff both have their own demos now available on the eShop. Also on Wii U you'll find Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, Pokemon Ranger by way of the Virtual Co...   read

 
 
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Star Fox Zero now has a low key demo on the Wii U eShop

I liked Star Fox Zero more than most, and I'm perfectly okay with that. I know some of you couldn't get used to the control scheme and didn't dig some of the difficulty spikes, but it only took me a few hours to acclimate -- and althou...   read

 
 
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Indie dev touches on the limitations of Nintendo's Cross-Buy system

For years, we played a "will they or won't they" drama was playing out in the background of Nintendo's eShop in regards to Cross-Buy. Nintendo seemed adverse to the idea, but after years of wearing them down on both the 3DS and Wii U platfo...   read

 
 
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CastleStorm isn't half bad on the Oculus Rift

Modern VR hasn't taken off as much as a lot of industry pundits thought it would. Most people can't afford it, and those who can are still on the fence. Developers are bonkers over it and are doing some cool things for sure, but the general...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Monster Hunter Generations

There's pretty much something for everyone (albeit with an RPG tint) this week. Wii U sees the release of Tumblestone, in addition to the TurboGrafx-16 duo of New Adventure Island and Bonk's Adventure. Additionally, you can pick up R-T...   read

 
 
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