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Did Nintendo sell us a ROM of Super Mario Bros.?

The Virtual Console on the Wii and Wii U has been pretty crappy. While there are definitely a bunch of classic titles available, Nintendo's treatment of the service comes off as an afterthought. This is a company with one of the richest bac...

 
 
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Nintendo is launching a miniature NES this holiday

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's launching a ...

 
 
 
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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

My relationship with Twilight Princess is one of the most complicated I've come across in my entire gaming career. I completed it within a week of its launch on the Wii, and was left underwhelmed. It wasn't necessarily the waggle contr...

 
 
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Review: Rodea the Sky Soldier

The history of Rodea the Sky Soldier is one muddled with platform changes and developmental issues galore. Originally slated as a Wii game in 2010, producer Yuji Naka ran into publishing troubles, and the project was essentially shelve...

 
 
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Holy hindsight! Five series that should have been on Wii

By the end of 2014, Xbox 360 had slid past Wii to become the best-selling seventh generation console in the US. While a fantastic achievement for Microsoft, this event also punctuates the drastic shift in Nintendo's market dominance. Where ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Skylanders: Trap Team

Toys For Bob has found some rather interesting ways to evolve the Skylanders franchise. While the conceit the first time around was simply interactive toys, the developer mixed things up with giants on the second go, and with a mix-and...

 
 
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I've discovered a new go-to game for relaxing

I play videogames for many reasons. Sometimes, I play for the story -- the chance to visit new worlds and live out someone else's life. Other times, it's the sense of competition I find most alluring, or the chance to master a game's rules ...

 
 
 
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The next Skylanders borrows a little from the Pokemon series

The developers at Toys For Bob are back in the saddle with Skylanders Trap Team, the next entry in their hit toys-meet-videogame franchise. This time the hook involves you capturing villains and enslaving brainwashing reforming them to wor...

 
 
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Nintendo ending online services for DS and Wii titles

[Update: Nintendo of America, as well as Australia, have also announced the end of the Wi-Fi Connection service. Looks like it's across the board.] Nintendo of Japan has announced that they're ending all DS and Wii online services for games...

 
 
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Virtual Console Verdict: Super Mario RPG

[Virtual Console Verdict is a short column that highlights some of the gems released on 3DS and Wii U eShop marketplaces. For a full list of Virtual Console releases, check out the weekly Nintendo Download series. Image source.] T...

 
 
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Review: Skylanders: Swap Force

Skylanders has had a bit of an odd history. Initially, it launched under the auspices of the Spyro name, and made a very small splash in the market -- so small, that barely anyone knew what it was. Fast forward to six months later, and it w...

 
 
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New releases: Beyond, Pokemon X/Y, Disgaea

It's here! It's finally here! Pokemon X and Y is out this week for the 3DS and it's pretty much going to be the only thing anyone talks about leading up to the next-gen consoles. Oh, Beyond: Two Souls is also out this week. It has emotions...

 
 
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Wii production is coming to a halt

The Wii may have secured a solid lead ahead of the Xbox 360 and PS3 with a tidy 100 million units under its belt, but let's face facts: its time in the sun is over. With the 3DS dominating in Japan and the US and the Wii U needing to be giv...

 
 
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Review: Disney Infinity

With the success of Skylanders and Skylanders Giants, it was inevitable that someone would challenge the concept of marrying toys to videogames on such a large scale. So what better company than the juggernaut that is Disney, who was able t...

 
 
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The Wii U is doing really bad, 3DS is doing great

Nintendo's latest earnings have come in an overall things aren't that bad looking for the company. They had a positive net return with ¥8.62 billion ($88 million) this last quarter. Nintendo is forecasting its net profit to increase to ...

 
 
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The best and worst games of 2013: May Returns

May was largely a quiet month for new game releases. Despite what felt like a slower schedule, especially coming off of a rather absurd April, here on Destructoid we did have a pair of 10s with the portable Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D an...

 
 
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The best and worst games of 2013: Hyperdimension April

This review recap is brought to you by Daft Punk's Alive 2007, which fueled the incessant copying and pasting efforts needed to put one of these together. I don't feel like I've blinked since I started working on this, but it's worth it! Ap...

 
 
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Review: Pandora's Tower

With the US release of Pandora's Tower, the final title in the "Operation Rainfall" trilogy has been localized. Major props to XSEED for taking a chance at giving the Wii one last hurrah! Pandora's Tower is an action role-playing game that ...

 
 
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Nintendo shutting down Wii online services in June

Nintendo is set to kill off many of the Wii's online services in June, running a sword through Nintendo Channel, News Channel, Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, and Mii Contest Channel. Data exchange in certain games will also be e...

 
 
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Review: Pro Controller U

[Update: For clarification, this product is not made by ThinkGeek and simply retails on the site. The headline of this post has been changed to reflect this. Sorry for any confusion!] The Pro Controller U really appears to be a wonderf...

 
 




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Race for the Galaxy (Mobile)"One of the best digital conversions to date"

 

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7 Wonders (iPad)"Give me that money, Berenice"

 
 
 

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Saw Episode VIII, it was pretty I am somewhat annoyed by some of the immature, insensitive backlash that various users are giving on sites like Tl;dr go watch it for

 
Kerrik52

Only one Sunday until Chris-mas!

 
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That was The Emoji Movie and Both of them were indeed very bad-and regrettably the bad kind of bad, where theyre so dull its Interestingly one of them has the last of us in it and both of them were made by Garbage

 
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Went out last night and had a great But Im about to go to work for my 6am shift and Im still Damn

 
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Retrofraction

Well I just saw the new Starwars film with my was okay, I don’t know what to

 
Flegma

In response to Oridan: Tonttu as performed by Rajaton (lyrics are a translation of Viktor Rydbergs A house-elf/gnome in a winter Nothing about Christmas in it,

 
Giftmour

So, I have a silly little Would anyone here care to dub themselves hip-hoppin over my instrumental cover of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme? Download link in the

 
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Whats your favorite Christmas song(s)? This is one of my favorites, Jolevise by Norwegian folk singer Odd

 
 

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