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Intrepid YouTuber finds hidden swear word in Mario Kart 8

I know a lot of you would kill to have the time to do what YouTube user Harm has done here, but it's still an interesting discovery nonetheless. Working on a hunch, Harm decided that since the Mii chatter for the Mario Kart 8 TV menu sounde...   read

 
 
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(Update) RIP: Report suggest that the Wii U will end production this week

[Update: Nintendo informed Japanese site IT Media that the reports were "not true," and that "Wii U production is scheduled to continue." I'll believe it when I see it, as Nintendo has every incentive to push out holiday sales before g...   read

 
 
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The leaks were wrong: Pokken Tournament welcomes...Croagunk?!

Given that a reliable leak gave us Scizor and Darkrai, it stood to reason that Empoleon, the third leak, would be announced for Pokken Tournament. But we were possibly trolled by Bandai Namco, as the newest character on the block is none ot...   read

 
 
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Slain: Back From Hell likely won't make it to Wii U because of 'weak sales on that platform'

Developers pulling out of the Wii at the tail end of its lifecycle and the Wii U during pretty much any point of its cycle is nothing new -- they usually just end up going to PC or PS4 and all is well. But seeing it happen now, when the Wii...   read

 
 
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Yet another Pokken Tournament character will be revealed in November

It feels weird reporting on all this rad Pokken Tournament news and having Nintendo and Bandai Namco staying completely silent about the Wii U version, but here we go again. As revealed by the game's official Twitter account, another m...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Corpse Party

The Wii U is shambling along with a new release this week in Just Dance 2017. It lives! You can also grab Lost in Shadow, Demonic Karma Summoner, Ectoplaza, and Solitaire on Wii U -- there's a big demonic/occult theme this week it seem...   read

 
 
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More like Mario Kart 8 million: Here are the Wii U and 3DS best-sellers

Nintendo might not want to tell us how much its new Switch console will cost, but it is starting to close the book on the Wii U and its dedicated handhelds by announcing the top-selling Wii U and 3DS games. These figures are through Septemb...   read

 
 
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Not a whole lot is on the horizon for the 3DS and Wii U

We've talked about at length what's left for the Wii U, and...it's not really a whole lot. It gets even slimmer when you factor the 3DS into the equation too, as not much is slated for the rest of the year outside of the almighty Pokemon. I...   read

 
 
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Hyrule Warriors' A Link Between Worlds DLC is coming next week

A Link Between Worlds is creepin' into Hyrule Warriors (yes that game is not done with DLC yet over two years later and one 3DS re-release in) on October 31 in Japan (and presumably the rest of the world), Koei Tecmo has announced...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Switch not compatible with physical 3DS or Wii U games

Upon the reveal of the Nintendo Switch, a lot of questions raced to everyone's mind including the status of battery life, backwards compatibility, region locking, touchscreen, motion control, price, and so on. Famitsu reached out to Nintend...   read

 
 
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Why yes, I am in the mood for a few Zelda: Breath of the Wild clips

A four-minute video of weather effects? Oh, the things I'll watch for Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In time for today's console reveal, Nintendo has revised the Japanese website for its upcoming open-world Wii U and Nintendo Switch game with...   read

 
 
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Review: Skylanders Imaginators

Just when I think they're out of ideas, they pull me back in. Skylanders has been one of the most consistent series Activision has been pumping out in recent years. I mean, it has no business clearing that goal in a way, as the entire ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

I know we're still recovering from the NX (Nintendo Switch!) news, but here we are with a Nintendo Download episode with a bunch of old games. On the Wii U you'll find Retro Road Rumble, Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself, Mr. Pumpkin Adv...   read

 
 
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The war is delayed until November for Darksiders Warmastered

Anyone hoping to fire up Darksiders on their PS4, Xbox One or Wii U will be sad to learn that the game has been delayed. Originally planned to release next week, the game will now be targeting November 22, 2016 as a release date. The PC (wh...   read

 
 
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Review: Pirate Pop Plus

[Update: Added the release date for the Wii U version of the game as well as notated that the game is cross-buy across Nintendo consoles.] Remember Buster Bros. (aka Pang outside of America)? It's that game where you walk back and...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Disney Magical World 2

Oh hey, it's a super cute edition of Nintendo Download! The 3DS is getting both Disney Magical World 2 and Gurumin 3D, which will probably make your portable explode due to maximum adorableness, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 style, if you had ...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Skylanders Imaginators

It can be tough reviewing games aimed at kids. A lot of people flat out refuse to play them, which sometimes leads to me feeling weird for enjoying them. Thankfully I have an amazing wife who still watches Disney movies, so that stigma is q...   read

 
 
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Scizor is heading to Pokken Tournament arcade, Wii U still in question

Bandai Namco teased another Pokemon for Pokken Tournament, and now we finally have a confirmation -- Scizor! Nintendo Everything grabbed some footage from the stream that you can watch below. Leaks several months ago pointed towards&nb...   read

 
 
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Review: Paper Mario: Color Splash

I need to apologize in advance for what you're about to read. I'm about to gush about a game. I'm going to gush hard. I'm going to gush about its graphics, about its music, about its humor and about all the improvements it made over Pa...   read

 
 
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So, just what is left for the Wii U?

With the release of Paper Mario: Color Splash today, the future of the Wii U is looking a bit thin. There is just one big Nintendo title left for the platform, and that appears to be it. The end of the Wii U feels a bit like the final ...   read

 
 
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Wind Waker instakill boss strat discovered after all these years

Having played games since the '80s, I've seen my fair share of Easter eggs and secret boss strategies. Whether it's an instant kill method or just a silly way to approach the fight, I used to love going to school and discussing these lesser...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mega Man X2

Prior to our weekly installment of Nintendo Download, I just have to give another shout out to "Green Biker Dude." Before "Marauder Shields" was a thing, there was the Green Biker Dude. A frequent conversation piece among Mega Man enthusias...   read

 
 
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Igarashi doesn't sound confident about a Wii U port of Bloodstained

When we first reported Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night had been pushed back into 2018, I openly wondered about the fate of the Wii U and Vita ports. As a backer of the Kickstarter campaign, who only backed it after the Wii U stretch ...   read

 
 
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Publisher 505 Games picks up Bloodstained

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night should be a good fit for 505 Games, and vice-versa. The publisher, known for repping titles like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, and Abzu, has secured worldwide publishing rights for Iga's metroidv...   read

 
 
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LEGO Dimension's Adventure Time pack is great, other than the splitting up of Finn and Jake

I was initially kind of surprised at how WB is handling the LEGO Dimensions series, but with the Toys to Life bubble bursting for some (or exploding, in the case of Disney), it actually makes sense. They've shucked the re-release conce...   read

 
 
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