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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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Splatoon

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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Deals

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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Paper Mario
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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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Splatoon
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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

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
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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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Nintendo

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
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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

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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Darkrai is coming to Pokken Tournament

Bandai Namco has just announced that the new mystery Pokémon that will be joining the cast of Pokkén Tournament is none other than Darkrai (one of my favorites!). Right now he's only coming to Japanese arcades on July 20, and ...   read

 
 
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You know all of those knock-off NES replicas you've seen at random stores like Walmart for the last 10 years? Well they're oddly going to have some official competition this holiday season. Ninendo has announced today that it...   read
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Tumblestone launch
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Brilliantly original puzzle game Tumblestone out now

I first played Tumblestone at last year's PAX East and was completely blown away. Ty Taylor's first game, The Bridge, is one of my favorite puzzle-platformers ever, so I expected good things from this next venture. I said it last year and I...   read

 
 
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Bonk, Adventure Island, R-Type all join the Wii U Virtual Console family

While the franchise has been in turmoil recently when it comes to publishing rights, R-Type is making a glorious return to the Virtual Console family this week on Wii U for $7.99. It is joined by New Adventure Island and Bonk's Ad...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

Nintendo Network will have extra Splatoon maintenance today

While small maintenance windows in the dead of night are commonplace in the console era, there's a few big periods coming up for Nintendo systems that are worth noting. Today, July 11, from 5PM to 7PM PT, there will be a maintenance period ...   read

 
 
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Kerbal Space Program
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Kerbal Space Program hits PS4 and Xbox One soon

Squad's space flight simulator Kerbal Space Program will always be best played on a PC (controls, mods, etc.), but I'm pleased it's headed to other platforms so more of you can experience it. There's nothing quite like it, and I'm curious ...   read

 
 
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The Girl and the Robot
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The Girl and the Robot still looks delightfully Ghibli-like

We've briefly touched on The Girl and the Robot in the past, but now it's finally nearing its launch. It'll debut this summer on PC, with a PS4 and Wii U release later this year. The jury is definitely still out on this one, as it look...   read

 
 
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Amazon now has the Squid Sisters and other Splatoon amiibo

After being up at Best Buy for weeks, all of you folks who were holding out for Amazon for the new Splatoon amiibo wave can now finally pull the trigger. Today, the new line launches, which includes the Squid Sisters Callie & Marie...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

It's a dull, dull day overall for Nintendo fans, and it probably isn't going to get any brighter in coming weeks outside of indies -- at least as it relates to the Wii U. Today on the Wii U eShop you can find Baseball Simulator 1000, Flying...   read

 
 
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Pikmin 4

Miyamoto hints that Pikmin 4 was on the backburner

So uh Pikmin 4 guys? It was supposedly "close to completion" last June, Miyamoto then confirmed, but priorities have changed. Speaking to Miyamoto at E3 this year, he offered the following statement: "Yes, you are right, and we&rs...   read

 
 
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My Nintendo

My Nintendo's 30% off birthday coupons are limited to select games

As reported from a user on Twitter who recently obtained a newly minted My Nintendo 30% birthday coupon in North America, the promotion is, as expected, limited. Not only does it only apply to digital titles, but you can only choose from a ...   read

 
 
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Game Informer recently caught up with famed developer Shigeru Miyamoto, and asked him what the most underrated game on the Wii U was. His answer was somewhat predictable in Star Fox Zero, a passion project that he worked...   read

 


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My Nintendo

My Nintendo has a new mission for points, but it's pretty lame

As we talked about the other day, and in the past at length, My Nintendo has been met with varying degrees of enthusiasm. Either way, anecdotally, I've noticed a huge dropoff in Miitomo participation in the past few months, and Nintendo is ...   read

 
 
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Smartphone game effortlessly rips Splatoon

So uh...Sepia Go? I think I can see where the development team got their "inspiration." This one has been making the rounds this past week, in what amounts to a Chinese-made Splatoon knockoff. It's surprisingly faithful, from the hub w...   read

 
 
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