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How to Stay Fresh in Japan

I make no secret about my love of Splatoon. I've thanked Nintendo on several occasions for creating a product specifically for me, and I hope they get around to making something specifically for each of you in turn. Thanks to Nintendo's Bad...   read

 
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Nintendo is using Splatoon to sell Paper Mario: Color Spash

One time I was at Disney's California Adventure, watching the World of Color light/water show. There was a giant Genie from Aladdin screaming "DO YOU LIKE BLUE?!" somewhat too enthusiastically, the excitement on his tongue sounding more lik...   read

 
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Nintendo is giving away the NX in a Splatoon tourney before we know what it is

So uh, the NX. It's real, Nintendo says. No really! It's going to be a prize at a Splatoon tournament next year. For real! Nintendo and the ESL are holding six months worth of tournaments, at which point each team will compete to win a...   read

 
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Splatoon demo returning next week

For any of the people who were holding out on grabbing Splatoon, Nintendo is bringing back the Testfire demo next week. Now you, too, can experience the glory of the squid sisters on your own. The demo will be running from August 25 - 28 be...   read

 
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You can still get Splatfest currency in Splatoon even though the events are over

Splatoon junkies know the value of Super Sea Snails. You can earn them by way of Splatfests, grinding away so that you can buff up your gear. But as most of you are aware, the final Splatfest (Callie vs. Marie) was held last week. Oh no! Wa...   read

 
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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 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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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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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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Splatoon's 'last ever Splatfest' will feature Callie vs. Marie

I was wondering when Nintendo would start to use finalized phrasing. It seems like Splatoon is truly at an end soon, as they have announced that on July 22 (2AM PT to July 24 2AM PT), the game will have its "last ever" Splatfest event,...   read

 
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Find out what's in what might be one of the last Splatoon updates

For all intents and purposes, Nintendo has been winding down support for Splatoon. One of the last known updates is set to hit later tonight (from 5:50 PM - 7 PM PT), and we're only a week or so removed from the first anniversary (May 29). ...   read

 
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Splatoon

These two Splatoon amiibo dioramas look dope

Splatoon, even with its shortcomings, has been a fun new property for Nintendo. While everyone chides them for "doing the same thing over and over,' they sure have a lot of great original properties like Pushmo and Dillon's Rolling Western....   read

 
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Stay fresh: New Splatoon amiibo up for pre-order

Best Buy has released the pre-order floodgates for the new Splatoon amiibo, which are set to arrive on July 8 in the west. As a reminder, here's what's new -- the Squid Sisters (Callie & Marie) have never been released before, and ...   read

 
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Splatoon

Splatoon is getting more DLC, and playing cards!

The average time period for support for a typical shooter these days (outliers like Team Fortress 2 withstanding) is roughly a year. Splatoon, a game that even some Nintendo employees were unsure about before launch, has since bec...   read

 
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The newest Splatfest wants to know how you like to party

The newest Splatfest is on the way, and for the first time ever it will be running in all regions simultaneously. Teaming up with Nintendo’s mobile app Miitomo, Splatoon’s latest event is trying to decide which is better between...   read

 
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Staaaay fresh with Squid Sisters amiibo

Callie and Marie, Splatoon's "Squid Sisters," are getting amiibo figures this July. The toys will be available in Japan from July 7, North America and Europe the following day, and Australia and New Zealand starting July 9, Nintendo's vario...   read

 
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Splatoon's next Splatfest is SpongeBob vs. Patrick in the first US and EU event

Nintendo has announced a new Splatfest for Splatoon, alongside of the newest weapon update -- SpongeBob vs. Patrick. In an odd twist of all sorts of marketing loopholes, the developers pit the two best friends against one other, and apparen...   read

 
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Splatoon

Almost one year later, Splatoon is still being updated

Can you believe it?It's been nearly a year since Splatoon launched last May. And with this April 12 update, that would make it almost a year since Nintendo has been sporadically supporting the game with new levels, weapons, and other c...   read

 
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Ha! Nintendo teases physical Splatoon arcade for April Fools'

The April Fools' jokes keep rolling in! This time the official Splatoon Twitter account unveiled a "Squid Booth," which is basically a "mobile" platform to play Splatoon for up to four players. The account also claims that you can buy ...   read

 
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Splatoon has an official lint roller, ya filthy animals

Some of you know this, but I have a cat. And boy, what a cat he is. As such, I am perpetually covered in lint. Look at that luxurious hair. Sure, if I'm wearing black, it's doubly apparent, but I have lily white bath towels equally covered...   read

 
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Your next Splatoon Splatfest is snowmen vs. sandcastles

Splatoon isn't done just yet, and although it's very clear that we're going to get a sequel of some sort (possibly with another creature), the live team is still hard at work on ancillary updates, which includes Splatfests. The next co...   read

 
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Splatoon

Nintendo isn't done updating Splatoon this year

"It ain't over yet for Splatoon." As discussed during the Nintendo Direct presentation this afternoon, the inky shooter will continue to improve this year with more updates. First up, a patch is dropping on March 8 (March 9 in Europe) that ...   read

 
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Splatoon is getting its own themed candy

Splatoon continues its steady rise to the top of the Wii U's all-time greats list and the cultural zeitgeist with...candy. Yep, over in Japan, Nobel is going to release special Splatoon themed candy which are shaped like squids an...   read

 
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Splatoon's battle over Pokemon Red vs. Blue is underway

On the off chance that, like me, you follow news about Splatoon's online events but can't seem to retain the information for more than a day at most, here's a timely reminder: the Pokémon Red vs. Pokémon Blue Splatfest is live...   read

 
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Splatoon: Which is better, Pokemon Red or Blue?

Pokémon Red or Pokémon Blue? Splatoon's latest Splatfest is forcing us choose between them. Players will need to pick a side by next Friday, February 19 at 10pm PT, when the shooter's latest special event is set to begin....   read

 
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Splatoon producer hints at more potential DLC

Although Splatoon's regular content updates came to an end last month, I'm sure Nintendo will be popping in occasionally to spice things up. At a recent tournament for the game producer Hisoshi Nogami confirmed just that, noting there might...   read

 
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Squid Sisters perform live, are rumored to get their own amiibo

Splatoon's regular roll-out of free weapon and stage updates has come to an end, but fan fever for the budding franchise is as hot as ever. A recent Splatoon event in Japan drew huge crowds, sporting real life replicas of Splatoon weaponry...   read

 
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Here's Splatoon's final map, Ancho-V Games

Splatoon’s final map, Ancho-V Games, will roll out at 6.00pm PT today in the US, and tomorrow in Europe. This final stage is set within the office of an independent video game developer.   read

 
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Splatoon is getting its final new weapon tomorrow

Nintendo has been lovely about bringing new content to Splatoon over the last six or so months, but tomorrow's new addition, the Custom Hydra Splatling, will be the last weapon added to the paint-based multiplayer shooter, according to the ...   read

 
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Next week's Splatfest is all about time travel

Splatoon wants to know: do you prefer The Flintstones or The Jetsons? Well, not really. They want to know what you would do if you could travel through time. Would you go backward or forward? I'd probably go back and tell little Zack t...   read

 
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Splatoon's content updates will end soon, but it won't be abandoned

While I was sad to hear Splatoon is about to make its final big DLC push, I have to look back on the post-launch support fondly. It has been a hell of a year for this increasingly wonderful game. In a Famitsu interview picked up by Nintendo...   read

 
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Splatoon is getting the new 'Piranha Pit' map soon

It's crazy how much Nintendo has added to Splatoon over time, and it's easy to see why it earned our Wii U Game of the Year award. It's about to get even more packed too, as the Piranha Pit map will be added to the game soon -- either ...   read

 
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Splatoon is getting the Rapid Pro Blaster tomorrow

In true Splatoon fashion, new items are being added to the game all the time, and this week sees the addition of the Rapid Pro Blaster. It'll drop tomorrow on Christmas day at 11AM JST, and based on the screenshot above, it looks pretty fun...   read

 
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These new Splatoon maps look like good fun

Splatoon isn't done giving out content, which is great, because many of us aren't done playing. The next major update is going to be a pair of maps: Ancho-V Games and Piranha Pit. One is set in a swanky office with raisable platforms (like ...   read

 
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Splatoon celebrates 1 million sold in Japan with a concert

Everyone's favorite podcast (credit Animal Crossing with that joke) Splatoon sold one million danged copies in Japan and Nintendo is celebrating the success of its original Wii U game with a newly announced Squid Sisters concert on January...   read

 
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Splatoon's festive Splatfest is naughty vs. nice

I've missed the last couple Splatfests, but game of the year nominee discussion has me in the mood to get back into Splatoon. The next event is a good one, too. It's team naughty vs. team nice! The 24-hour battle begins Friday, December 18 ...   read

 
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It's burgers vs. pizza in the newest Splatoon Splatfest

I love the forced extremes of the Splatoon Splatfests -- it's one or the other. In this case, it's a no-brainer choosing pizza over hamburgers. I mean, what culture doesn't love pizza? It utterly surprised me during my first visit to Japan ...   read

 
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The Splatoon team had over 70 ideas before they settled on squids and paint

Did You Know Gaming has another episode ready for your eyeholes, and this time it's Splatoon related. While some of this was already known (it was supposed to be a Mario game, and then featured bunnies at one point), there's a lo...   read

 
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New Splatoon map coming out tomorrow

During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced the immediate DLC plans for its hit multiplayer shooter Splatoon. Starting today, an update with new gear will be rolling out. The bigger deal is the new map, Museum d'Alfonsino. It comes o...   read

 
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Splatoon concept art reveals urinal warp zones

A 320-page Splatoon art book was recently released in Japan and it's chock full of never-before-seen images and notes about the game's production. A lot of it is the kind stuff you might expect to see in a book of this type, though a small ...   read

 
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Splatoon to settle the pirates vs. ninjas debate

Now this is a Splatfest worth getting behind. Nintendo will thrust Splatoon players into the familiar pirates versus ninjas debate just in time for Halloween. The stage is set: 9:00pm Pacific on October 30. The ensuing 24 hours of online ba...   read

 
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Splatoon is getting a massive update next week, with weapon balancing

On October 20, Splatoon is going to be updated big time. Ranking fixes will be in place so that S users will be matched up with other S users more often, and six levels will be re-balanced to prevent exploits or unfair advantages. Addi...   read

 
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There's a new Wii U bundle coming to the UK, and it's good

Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon are both pretty good games that came exclusively to the Wii U. The Wii U is a pretty nice console that's not selling very well. Nintendo's solution? A 32GB Wii U bundled with digital copies of our favorite kart rac...   read

 
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Splatoon launches free web app SplatNet

It's been a bit of a wait, but Nintendo has localized SplatNet at last. The Splatoon web app lets you see which maps are coming up next in the rotation, look over your loadout and stats, and peek at what your friends are up to, among other ...   read

 
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It's cars vs. planes in the upcoming Splatfest

Splatoon has covered some thoughtful topics with its Splatfest events: cats vs. dogs, sleeping vs. eating, art vs. science. Next Friday, October 9 at 9:00pm Pacific in North America, players will compete against each other to determine if c...   read

 
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Splatoon's Hammerhead Bridge drops tonight

The Splatoon community has outpaced me. I can hold my own on the original maps, but the last couple? Not a chance. Here is another, Hammerhead Bridge, to add to that list. It joins the rotation tonight at 7:00pm Pacific.   read

 
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It's art versus science in the next Splatfest

Of all the Splatfests to miss, it had to be the Transformers one. Damn. I would've loved to get an Autobot shirt even if it meant losing to Decepticon apologists. The topic of the next Splatfest isn't as noteworthy, but I'm as curious as ev...   read

 
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Decepticons dominate in Splatoon's latest Splatfest

Yesterday's North American Spatfest was a unique event, featuring the first of hopefully many brand tie-ins with an outside property. Splatoon's transforming squid kids were tasked to join either team Autobot or team Decepticon in a Transfo...   read

 
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Splatoon's soundtrack is two discs, features 61 tracks

Man, the official Splatoon soundtrack sounds amazing! First off it's called "Splatune," which would be reason enough to buy it, but it's 61 whopping tracks. That includes 37 full songs, 14 sound effect tracks, and 10 "jingles." It'll c...   read

 
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Europe's next Splatfest has a decidedly theatrical slant

While we wait for Europe's next Splatfest to start on August 29, we now know that it's not going to share North America's robotic battle theme. Say goodbye to Autobots vs. Decepticons -- Europe's next Splatfest will be Singing vs. Dancing. ...   read

 

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