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ARMS will no longer receive content updates

Hot off the heels of the release of Version 5.0, Nintendo has announced some very unfortunate news in regards to ARMS. While balance updates will still happen, there will be no more content for the game. It's unclear how long the balance pa...


ARMS 5.0 update will be ready tomorrow

After declaring that ARMS' next update would be out before the end of 2017 not four days ago, Nintendo has announced that the new 5.0 update will be available tomorrow! While this is currently a confirmation for the UK, I would find it hard...


Version 5.0 announced for ARMS, releasing this year

At the recent ARMS Japan Grand Prix 2017, Nintendo showed a teaser for the upcoming Version 5.0. The teaser showcases a new character and stage, as well as possibly some more cinematic elements. The bigger surprise however was that the upda...


Springtron comes out swingin' in ARMS update 4.1

Nintendo have released update 4.1 for their arena-based punch-up ARMS, bringing with it new features, badges, balance tweaks and a new member of the long-limbed roster.The new contender is Springtron, who looks kinda angry and sports the sa...


ARMS' 4.0 update introduces Misango to the battle

We already knew ARMS' 4.0 update was landing tomorrow, but the mystery character was never shown. I guess a small hint of a temple setting should have clued us into his theme, but Nintendo has pulled back the curtain and unveiled Misango un...


Nintendo's ARMS will be updated to Version 4.0 tomorrow

Although Nintendo have been enjoying dropping various teasers our way regarding their arena brawler, ARMS, we may be on their verge of having these surprises revealed tomorrow, when the Switch title is updated to Version 4.0.The quirky figh...


Check out the patch notes for Nintendo's ARMS 3.2 update here

Nintendo's long-limbed arena-fighter ARMS received a pretty hefty update yesterday. Version 3.2 brings a host of bug fixes and changes to the game's UI and mechanics, while also tweaking a few of the attributes pertaining to members of the ...


ARMS 3.2 update looks to provide some needed features

Nintendo has revealed a trailer for ARMS, showcasing the upcoming 3.2 update for this month. While the trailer doesn't really have a huge surprise, outside of a nice close up of Twintelle, it does feature new content that will overall be be...


Nintendo's ARMS is getting a series of graphic novels

I love it when a game's universe and characters are fleshed out in supplementary content. It's a chance to illustrate a world with vivid color and character, unfolding the vision of a fictional place into something more tangible. This works...


ARMS 3.0 update brings button mapping

Version 3.0 update adds button remapping functionality for Arms. Motion control sensitivity can also be adjusted, but it doesn't appear you can go so far as change the type of motions that correspond with certain attacks. Full button mappin...


Cartoon Network's We Bare Bears star in ARMS commercial

Nintendo and Cartoon Network have teamed up to create a promotional advert for arena-brawler ARMS, featuring the stars of hit animated series We Bare Bears.In the tie-in ad, Grizzly is seen struggling to defeat his brother Panda, before Ice...


Lola Pop looks like a mime gone rogue

Nintendo is at Gamescom this weekend and they've brought along ARMS with them. Since a new character, Lola Pop, was recently revealed, Gamescom is the perfect venue to show-off some of her moves and give players a run down of the match-ups ...


Join in the fun with ARMS Global Testpunch this weekend

For anyone who is yet to experience the colourful, fun and frantic ARMS experience, you will have an opportunity to do so, free of charge, this coming weekend.Nintendo have announced that they are holding another Global Test Punch, which wi...


Meet Lola Pop, your new favorite ARMS fighter

Arms' starting lineup of characters felt a bit small, but they're making up for it with new, free downloadable characters like Max Brass. Now we get a sweets-loving girl dressed somewhat like a clown with inflatable pants that would make M...


I would play the hell out of Arms on Game Boy Advance

These demake art projects have a tendency to create a crushing sense of false hope, but I appreciate looking at them and wondering what might have been all the same. Artist Bomb998 shared this gem over Twitter -- a retro-tinted Arms feature...


New Arms fighter looks like they're wearing Hammer pants

Arms. In this post-Splatoon 2 world, are you still playing it? I'm not, but that's because I don't own the game. Or a Switch. But more than one million people have bought it and next year at Evo Japan it will be one of the featured tit...


ARMS 2.1 update is live, Master Mummy's gotta go fast

Nintendo has dropped a surprise update for Arms, bringing the game up to version 2.1. This continues with the company's promise of free content and support. However, while nothing new was added, the team has been changing a lot under the ho...


ARMS leak highlights more potential fighters

Nintendo has explained that they're going to be pulling a Splatoon with Arms in the foreseeable future. In short, that entails free updates that add in more content like potential stages, extra pieces of gear (Arms) and characters...


ARMS Twitter account teasing a radical new item

On Friday, the official Twitter account for ARMS posted a new tweet featuring a never-before-seen item. Initially showing off a fiery cage, one of the Helix clones from the game's 1 v 100 mode punches it a couple times, cracking it open to ...


Max Brass brings the pain to ARMS on July 12

Taking to Twitter today, Nintendo announced that the final boss of ARMS, Max Brass, will be arriving on July 12. The commish, who has already mined three months worth of salt from this author, will also arrive with his own set of ARMS, alon...


Take a gander at how broken Max Brass is in ARMS

ARMS' new DLC character will be joining the fray this month and to get us all hyped, Nintendo of Japan has uploaded a new sizzle reel for the godly final boss. I'm still not quite sure how he is balanced, because he definitely looks overpow...


Arms' first big update adds LAN and arena modes

My biggest complaint about Arms was a lack of things to do, and Nintendo seems to be rectifying that, albeit slightly, with its first patch. Update 1.1.0 adds in LAN play on top of "arena" mode, which is basically like a spectator-enabled g...


Conan joins Will Arnett for an Arms flavored Clueless Gamer

Clueless Gamer is one of those segments that I'm happy is still around -- especially given how quickly some late night hosts abandon bits or run them into the ground. People accuse Conan of "hating games," but that's his entire shtick, and ...


Review: Arms

Nintendo has an uphill battle when it comes to convincing people it can do competitive play right -- both in general terms with online play and in the eSports arena. They've traditionally shied away from it, but with the explosion of Splato...


ARMS' new character looks like an F-Zero racer

Nintendo did a pretty solid job of expanding the rather basic launch of Splatoon with some DLC throughout 2015. While it may have been on-disc, all of it was free and it worked in a way to keep players engaged with the title over a longer p...


Arms is in the running for the best theme song of the year

Even though I had some problems with Arms, no one can deny that it's one of Nintendo's most stylish games as of late. That flair includes the amazing theme song (that Nintendo just released in video form below) that gets me jacked up every ...


Ninjara was the most-picked fighter in Arms' Testpunch

If you threw down in the Global Testpunch demo for Arms, you might already have a sense for this, but the number-one character? That's none other than Ninjara, according to the Nintendo's player stats. I didn't participate in the Testpunch...


This weekend's ARMS Testpunch adds Twintelle and 'Hoops'

While I wasn't really sold on ARMS from last week's Testpunch, it looks like Nintendo is adding a few more things to keep the hype train rolling. For this weekend's time slots, players will have access to the sexy character Twintelle as wel...


What did you think of the ARMS Global Testpunch?

Nintendo certainly knows how to market a game. While it could have gone the easy route and just provided a simple demo for both Splatoon 2 and ARMS, it decided on stress testing its servers with limited time slots to get as much traffic as ...


The Global Testpunch left me feeling optimistic about Arms

After an hour spent with Arms in tonight's limited-time, limited-content Global Testpunch demo, I'm feeling... pretty good about it? Yeah, I think so. Not over the moon, but good. Nintendo has come up with an accessible enough but still nua...


Nintendo is hosting 'Global Testpunch' events for Arms

Today's Nintendo Direct presentation for Arms is heavy on specifics, almost to the point of being overwhelming. But now that I've gotten such a good sense of this stretchy, long-limbed fighting game, I'm no longer sitting on the fence. That...


Nintendo is holding an Arms centered Direct tomorrow

With E3 fast approaching and everyone drooling over new games, Nintendo wants to remind you that Arms will be coming out soon. Releasing the same week as E3, when are we going to get more information about the game? Tomorrow at 6:00 pm EST/...


Funky Nintendo fighter Arms hits Switch on June 16

Today's Nintendo Direct has let loose approximately 80 release dates for Nintendo Switch and 3DS games. I'm but one man! Have mercy! That said, one date I'll definitely want to keep track of is June 16, 2017 -- that's when Arms, Nintendo's...


Meet Nintendo's core cast of fighters in Arms

Chris already initiated the dibs callin' process for Arms when he posted the Japanese-language versions of these clips last month, so I'm left with the slightly off-smelling scraps. Not that I mind! Out of the combatants introduced so far ...


I call dibs on Ninjara for Nintendo Switch's Arms

Arms never really stood out to me until I started seeing more of it in action. I doubt it'll be the next big thing everyone is playing, but I'm sure I'll get some enjoyment out of it, as it basically looks like Punch Out!! with a more multi...


Arms is beautiful and fun, but not the next big eSport

There are times when I feel like I'm not playing a game to its max potential, that there is some high skill ceiling I'm not quite reaching. That often comes when playing fighting games, but not just fighting games. Games like Crysis an...


Some Switch games won't force motion controls, including Arms

One of the things I loved about the Wii U is how much Nintendo backpedaled on motion. Sure some games had it as an option to aim with the GamePad's gyroscope, but compare say, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze's smooth button-based rolling as op...


Nintendo unveils Arms, a fighting sports game for Switch

During the Nintendo Switch presentation, we got a glimpse at a new property called Arms. Yep, just Arms. It's a "fighting sports game" in which players duke it out with their extendable arms. The feel of the game was described as a mix of ...



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