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Nintendo Network maintenance begins soon

Just a heads up that Nintendo's network services will be undergoing maintenance beginning at 5PM Pacific time (8PM Eastern) and running until 1AM Pacific tomorrow morning. Both the Wii U and the 3DS networks will be affected. The listing of...   read

 
 
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PSA: Genesect Pokemon distribution ends Thursday

As part of the celebration for Pokémon's 20th anniversary, players have been able to download one of the rarest creatures to their cartridges every month this year. The distribution for this month's Pokémon, Genesect, is ...   read

 
 
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PSA: Keldeo Pokemon distribution ends Monday

As part of Pokémon's 20th anniversary, at least one of the harder-to-get creatures has been made available every month this year. Although there were two of the special Pokémon available this month, the Keldeo d...   read

 
 
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Hoopa second chance now available for U.S. Pokemon players

We let you know on Saturday about some of the special Pokémon distributions happening during the month of October. Yet another legendary creature just became available in North America, the Djinn-inspired Hoopa. Previously, Hoopa was...   read

 
 
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PSA: Victini distribution ends this week

Heads up, Pokémon players; the Victini distribution event that's been running this past month is set to end on September 24. You'll need an internet connection and a copy of Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, or Pokémon X o...   read

 
 
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PSA: Zelda Picross is leaving My Nintendo soon

Just a heads-up, folks. My Nintendo rewards are due to change when October starts, and once they do, the special Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Picross will no longer be available for download. This game is only offered throug...   read

 
 
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No, Sony, I'll stick with my own controller for PS Now

For readers unaware, PlayStation Now is available on PC. This allows gamers to stream PS3 games to their computers through the majesty of the internet. This could potentially be a big deal to people who skipped out on console gaming. Sadly,...   read

 
 
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PSA: Today is the last day to register for the free Super Smash Bros. soundtracks

If you are anything like me, you put off registering products on Club Nintendo until months (or years) later, when they aren't worth as much. If you bought both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. and you haven't yet registe...   read

 
 
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PSA: If you're looking forward to Ground Zeroes, don't watch The Phantom Pain's trailer

No new Metal Gear Solid V spoilers or details here, I promise. Earlier today, I put up my preview for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and in it, I wrote a lot about the game. I was careful to steer clear of any spoilers, both o...   read

 
 
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GTA V app

Don't download this GTA V app on the Android store

With the immense and predictable popularity of Grand Theft Auto V, it's not exactly surprising that there are some less than reputable characters that are looking to piggyback on its success. That's the case with an imposter app that surfac...   read

 
 


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PSA: Halo 4 weapons and playlist updates now live

Yesterday's Halo 4 War Games update has brought more than a few new additions. From weapons, maps, and gametypes, there's a good amount of tweaking here. Chief among them has to be the laundry list of overhauls to the weapon balance. These ...   read

 
 
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PSA: Free Soul Sacrifice DLC now available

Despite less than stellar system sales, the PlayStation Vita does have a fair amount of gems, not the least among them them being Soul Sacrifice. Live on the PlayStation Network store is a key for eight new quests to run through, and a new ...   read

 
 
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Pre-owned consoles

Want a used console? Buy directly from the manufacturer

The biggest argument against pre-owned game and hardware sales is that the publisher or manufacturer doesn't see a single cent of that revenue. One solution is for the original companies to start selling used goods themselves, but how exact...   read

 
 
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Pandora's Tower

PSA: Pandora's Tower has a game-freezing bug

[Editor's note: I used an NTSC copy of Pandora's Tower on a launch Wii unit. As I mention further down, it's very likely that this bug won't affect everybody. I merely want to play it safe and alert those people who will run into the same i...   read

 
 
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Depression Quest

Depression Quest is about life, will evoke real feelings

Depression Quest is a game that "aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate to people who may not understand the illness the depths of what it can do to people." Unlike Dys4ia, it...   read

 
 
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Zelda deal

PSA: Skyward Sword is $20 at Target until this Saturday

You know how Nintendo is known for never reducing the price of their first-party titles until years later under a re-release line of games? Well, this week is one of those extremely rare cases where a retailer is significantly reducing the ...   read

 
 
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PSA: Doritos Crash Course DLC is out today

The biggest achievement in free simulation obstacle course games featuring Xbox Live Avatars, Doritos Crash Course, has received its very own downloadable content today. Doritos Crash Course City Lights adds two new areas (London and L...   read

 
 
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YouTube on Wii U's browser is all kinds of amazing

It's been about a week since the Wii U launched, enough time to run the system through its paces. I've had my fair share of problems, and I really hope Nintendo addresses those matters sooner rather than later. However, there are other thin...   read

 
 
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PSA: Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run is ready fo' yo ass

Guys. Guys. It's out. Shinesparkers' arrange album Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run, which we reminded you about a mere two days ago, went live earlier today. If you haven't snagged the free three-disc release already, head on over to the down...   read

 
 
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PSA: Place your Wii U layaway order at Walmart ASAP

If you didn't claim a Wii U while pre-orders were still being accepted at retailers nationwide, this may be your last chance to acquire the console on launch day. Walmart recently kicked off this year's Layaway program, in which you can res...   read

 
 
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PSA: Fractal is free for iPad users until Friday

Back on the iTunes store today is Fractal, an interesting music puzzle game for the iPad. Even better for us, it's back at a reduced cost. How reduced, you ask? Well, it's free! But only until this Friday. After that, the price will go back...   read

 
 
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Freddie Wong's heart-wrenching inverted aim PSA

We recently learned that inverted aim was removed from the Splinter Cell Trilogy. That's most likely for the best, as its inclusion may have led to some rather unfortunate scenarios. Freddie Wong is perfectly aware of the potential hazards...   read

 
 
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Nathan Fillion addresses a serious issue in new PSA

Nathan Fillion, current star of the show Castle, is a genuinely funny man but even he can set aside the comedy to address important issues that society faces today. The above video is a public service announcement about a condition that af...   read

 
 
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