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Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic confirms playable Yooka-Laylee demo, but no release date yet

A playable Yooka-Laylee demo will be available to some backers of its Kickstarter campaign. The spoiler-free demo offers a glimpse of the game’s sandbox, platform design to those who have donated at least £20 towards the £...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure

Following up the release of the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition, console owners are also getting PixelJunk Monsters for the first time, as well as PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, and Chompy Chomp Chomp Par...   read

 
 
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EA Access

Fancy getting a free 10-day trial of EA Access?

Curious about EA Access service but not quite convinced enough to pay up yet? Maybe a ten-day free trial will persuade you.  If rumours are to be believed, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to access the full benefits of EA Access fr...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Meat Boy

Having run the Nintendo Download column every Thursday for the past several years, I always think about how they could have handled this generation differently. Imagine if there was an "all you can eat" Virtual Console service that undercut...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pocket Card Jockey

The Wii U is having a low key week with its eShop offerings, with a Style Savvy Virtual Console release, as well as Escape from Flare Industries, Midnight 2, PixelMaker, SpaceRoads, Sudoku and Permudoku, and The Beggar's Ride. Lots of ...   read

 
 
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Nioh impressions
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Team Ninja is on to something special with Nioh

I've been putting off the Nioh alpha demo not for lack of interest, but because I knew I'd need to play at my most attentive. Team Ninja's PlayStation 4 action-RPG has come across as a Japanese mythology-infused Dark Souls with shades of On...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Lost Reavers

It's wax on, wax off (mostly off, let's face it) for the eShop these days. The Wii U has a few big releases here and there, and the 3DS churns out the occasional great indie release. Today is more exciting than usual on the former, with Los...   read

 
 
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Garden Warfare 2

There's now a 10-hour demo for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 has slipped out of my nightly rotation, but I clocked I don't even wanna know how many hours when I was still actively playing. If you were thinking of getting into the wacky shooter but haven't committe...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Star Fox Zero

The time has come for a new Star Fox game, and it's...pretty decent! Star Fox Zero makes its debut alongside of the Slippy and Grippy-fest that is Star Fox Guard. Also on Wii U is Blockara, Dreamals, and Pinball Arcade. On the 3DS we h...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Bravely Second: End Layer

Nintendo is having an indie kind of week on Wii U, with the release of Terraria and Dodge Club Party, both of which are available digitally on the eShop. There's also a Lost Reavers beta, Asdivine Hearts, Draw 2 Survive, Slot...   read

 
 
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After playing the demo, I'm down for Return of the Obra Dinn

I've long admired Return of the Obra Dinn for its distinct lo-fi art direction, but today marks my first time playing it. There's a new demo out on Windows and Mac that's similar to what debuted last month at the Game Developers Conference,...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Game & Watch Gallery 4

Are you ready for another underwhelming week? C'mon, I know you're used to it. The Wii U is rather low key this week, with Game & Watch Gallery 4, Emojikara, Epic Dumpster Bear, and Super Robo Mouse. Nintendo tried to pad the announceme...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokken Tournament demo

It's a lull week for Nintendo Download. On Wii U you'll find a Pokken Tournament demo, which was previously available in Europe, as well as Lovely Planet, Mario Super Sluggers, 6-Hand Video Poker, Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors Legends

It's another big day for Nintendo. On the Wii U, we're getting Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut, as well as Infinity Runner. But the bigger news is that you can transfer over the characters and weapons from Hyrule Warriors Legends&...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokken Tournament

Nintendo's newest console is getting a massive addition to its library tomorrow in the form of Pokken Tournament -- a Japanese arcade game turned worldwide Wii U release. The HORI Pokken Tournament Pro Pad is out on the same ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation

The Wii U eShop isn't as exciting as last week, but Star Ghost is arriving today, as is Mega Battle Network 6 (both versions), and Grumpy Reaper, Jewel Quest, and Rhapsody - Music & Radio. The 3DS is getting Fire Emblem Fates:...   read

 
 
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Best Buy

Check your email: Bravely Second Best Buy Gamer's Club demo codes are going out

Europe may have joined in on the Bravely Second demo fun for a while now (on top of the game itself, early!), but the US is up now. Just this morning I found a Best Buy Gamer's Club demo code in my inbox, so if you're a member, yo...   read

 
 
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Zelda

Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

People might be sore at Nintendo for joining in on the remake/remaster trend this generation, but when it does it, it tends to do it right. Not only has it addressed some minor issues in Twilight Princess without altering the game's co...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow

The 3DS is king this week, but Wii U is getting a few new additions today. Nintendo's console is getting Medabots AX: Metabee and Rokusho, as well as 6180 the moon, Inside My Radio, Replay: VHS is not dead, Smart Adventures -...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Fire Emblem Fates

It's almost Fire Emblem day! But first, let's get the Wii U stuff out of the way first. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom, and Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones all hit the Wii U Vi...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

After almost two years of waiting, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is now available on the Wii U platform. Also on Wii U is Big Brain Academy, Kuru Kuru Kurrin, Polarium Advance, Cutie Clash, Cutie Pets Go Fishing, and Outside the Realm. The 3DS is...   read

 
 
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Demo

American Truck Simulator has a hefty demo

Are you suited for the trucker lifestyle in these fine United States of America? I won't let you spend another fidgety night in bed pondering that burning question. You deserve a refreshing slumber. You can find some much-needed guidance in...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

The Wii U is getting a few gems today, one of which takes the form of DLC. As far as full releases go, Shutshimi and Resident Evil Wii Edition are in, as are FreezeMe and Peg Solitaire. Super Smash Bros. is also getting ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Final Fantasy Explorers

If you're a Final Fantasy fan you're in luck this week. The Wii U is kicking things off with Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA VC), as well as Shadow Puppeteer, Joe's Diner, Level 22, and LEGO Marvel's Avengers, Mini-Games M...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

After weeks of dry spells other than some gem Virtual Console releases, it's finally time for a rocking Nintendo Download! On Wii U, fans are getting Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1, which is a nice change of pace from Nintendo's typical th...   read

 
 
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