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Nintendo Download: Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Anime

I'm glad that Azure Striker Gunvolt has some sort of audience. An audience big enough, at least, to warrant to full entries, a spinoff, and an anime. It came out of nowhere with none of the hype of Mighty No. 9 and fully surpassed it critic...   read

 
 
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Portal in augmented reality looks super neat

Augmented reality has never been a perfect technology, but it definitely creates some fun scenarios. Pokémon Go is the biggest game to extensively feature the tech, but lots of modders and fans have created their own demos to showcas...   read

 
 
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Devolver Digital will be hosting demos for developers affected by the US travel ban

Donald Trump's "Muslim Ban" is hurting more than just families and US foreign relations. A few indie developers are finding themselves unable to attend the 2017 Game Developer's Conference (GDC) because of the executive order. As such, they...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Fire Emblem Heroes

It feels weird listing mobile games in these Nintendo Download posts, but that's something I'm going to have to do two to three times a year, it seems. Out today is Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS. Although the initial presentati...   read

 
 
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The Nintendo Switch doesn't come with any software, even demos, pre-installed

Lest you thought the Nintendo Switch would come with something pre-installed when it hit in March, think again. While we've already heard the reasoning for why 1-2 Switch wasn't bundled as a pack-in game, now we've learned, by way of W...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Bank for Sun and Moon

Nintendo is getting creative with its Nintendo Download announcements, filling out entries with events and apps. One such event is the "Choose your Legends" promotion, which lets fans vote on who they want to appear in the upcoming Fire Emb...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda will have a 10-hour EA Access trial on March 16

Ahead of Mass Effect: Andromeda's March 21, 2017 launch in North America, subscribers to EA and Origin Access will have a head start with the game. A 10-hour trial is set to go up on March 16. It's unclear what all will be available in this...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

We have liftoff! The eShop is a little more exciting this week with Dragon Quest VIII for 3DS, which is also joined by Punch Club, Color Cubes, and a Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World demo. Not bad given the past month's lull peri...   read

 
 
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It's nice to see Watch Dogs 2 get a three-hour demo

Watch Dogs 2 is still on my backburner, but I keep seeing tweets about the clothing options that kiiinda make me want to get into this game just to play dress up and screw around in San Francisco. Rather surprisingly, Ubisoft has issued a ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: F-Zero X

I don't have any clever words of wisdom for this week -- there's literally just one game apiece for the Wii U and 3DS. F-Zero X for the former, and Shift DX for the latter. That's it! It's a shame Nintendo hasn't done anything wit...   read

 
 
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Scalebound trailers are being snuffed out online

Whether or not Scalebound looked like your cup of tea, Microsoft wasn't gelling with the project. There is a lot of speculation on the why, but the game has been officially cancelled, so any potential fans are left in the cold. At least the...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Snap

We're just a week away from the second Switch reveal, but for now, here's what's happening on Nintendo's legacy console and peppy portable. On Wii U, Pokemon Snap hits the Virtual Console, in addition to Spheroids, Cup Critters, and Zo...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 64

It's the holidays, so it's expected to be a light eShop drop, but this is really light. I wonder if anyone is going to try to capitalize on the zero competition going into the Switch's release? Either way, we have Mario Kart 64 on the ...   read

 
 
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That Metroid Prime Blast Ball demo will be going offline soon

Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, otherwise known as the only part of Federation Force worth a damn, had a demo that included online support. It was basically the entirety of that extra mode which had amiibo support along with allowing you to tran...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

It's a really brief Christmas drop for the eShop -- I guess most developers figure people already spent all their holiday cash on gifts. But then again, post-Christmas eShop gift cards are a thing! Either way, on Wii U we have Shantae:...   read

 
 
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You'll be able to get your hands on a demo for Gravity Rush 2 tomorrow

Gravity Rush 2 is, without a doubt, one of my most anticipated games of next year. As someone who purchased a PlayStation Vita just so they could play the first game, before buying it again at a later date when it was re-released on the PS4...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario Run

Weird! Today I get to talk about the release of a Nintendo mobile game -- it's been months since Miitomo dropped, but Super Mario Run is set to debut today worldwide on iOS. It's free-to-play (and $10 to buy), and will feature a non-endless...   read

 
 
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The Resident Evil 7 demo is now on Xbox One

Even if you aren't all that keen on what you've seen of Resident Evil 7, Capcom's Beginning Hour demo is worth experiencing. It's been locked down on PlayStation 4, but as of today, it's now also available on Xbox One (and will soon be rele...   read

 
 
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Nintendo demos at Best Buy this weekend

Nintendo didn't have many new games this holiday season, but the company is doing what it can with what it's got. This Sunday, shoppers at Best Buy stores will have the opportunity to try out some demos for two of the major games Nintendo s...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid: Other M

The Wii U actually has several additions today, one new, one port, several Virtual Console games -- but hey, it's something. In addition to the shooter Teslapunk, you can also download Bridge Constructor Playground, Fire Emblem: Shadow...   read

 
 
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You'll be able to download a demo for NieR: Automata from PSN later this month

[Update: The NieR: Automata demo will also be available for download in North America and Europe on December 22, 2016, according to Square Enix.] Well, NieR: Automata will be on store shelves come March (or February if you're in Japan)...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 demo updated with new content, PlayStation VR and Pro support

How many times can Capcom get me to play that same Resident Evil 7 demo? I'm afraid to answer. Whatever number I come up with will be too low. This time, however, a revisit is warranted. We're headed back to the same old house for the "Midn...   read

 
 
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Starblood Arena is heading to PSVR in Spring 2017

With such a misleading title, I thought Starblood Arena was something in the vein of Deathrow on the original Xbox. I was looking forward to having a first-person brawler with an emphasis on killing your opponents to get out of jail. Alas, ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario Maker 3DS

So uh, there isn't much here to go around this week. On Wii U, you're getting Advance Wars: Dual Strike on the Virtual Console. That's all she wrote. The 3DS is a bit more cheery, with Super Mario Maker 3DS, and a reminder for Swapdood...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Ball Fusions

Welcome to eShop life support. I'm your host, Chris Carter, and I hope you're having a good holiday week. As we anxiously await the March Switch date (and price, and really, any tangible information announcement coming in "2017"), you can p...   read

 
 


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