Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad

Searching the Right Castle. Release Date: December 5, 2014 Genre: Puzzle Platformer Platform: Wii U Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E MSRP: $39.99 Debuting in 2007’s Super Mario Galaxy, Captain Toad has seen his fair share of guest appearances. In 2013, the character saw his first taste of the action as he found himself playable through […]

Review: Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire


There’s No Place Like Hoenn. Release Date: November 21, 2014 Genre: RPG Platform: 3DS Developer: GameFreak Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E MSRP: $39.99 We now live in a world where Pokemon is a series that receives a new installment each year. Since 2009’s Pokemon Platinum, a new title in the core RPG series has hit shelves […]

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Definitive Smash   Release Date: November 21, 2014 Genre: Fighting Platform: Wii U Developer: Sora Ltd., Bandai Namco Studios Inc. Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E10+ MSRP: $59.99 Following a successful handheld debut just weeks ago, the wildly popular Super Smash Bros. series is finally ready to return to the home console scene. Super Smash Bros. arrives […]

Opinion: Nostalgia should not sell ‘next-gen’ consoles

Nintendo Super Smash Bros at Best Buy

If you somehow missed the news, thousands of fans’ prayers were recently answered when Nintendo confirmed Majora’s Mask will be available on the 3DS in the spring of 2015. Players have been desperately clamoring to revisit Termina for years and the internet exploded in jubilee when the game’s release was confirmed. Just a few months […]

Review: Amiibo


The announcement of Nintendo’s Amiibo figures was met with as much fanfare as it was confusion. The interactive action figures resembled those found in the Skylanders and Disney Infinity sets, and featured some of the most recognizable characters in video game history, but without a single game or franchise dedicated solely to the Amiibo figures, […]

Opinion: Nintendo is doing DLC right


“It’s okay when Nintendo does it!” One of the most widespread and transformative trends over the past two console generations of gaming is the explosion of the digital marketplace and downloadable content. Almost every triple-A title that releases now comes with an advertisement for a ‘season pass’ of content down the road, and when you […]

‘Super Smash Bros.’ sinks its hooks in through more ways than ever

Super Smash Bros.

Just one more round It was assumed Super Smash Bros. was going to be quite addictive when it launched, but Sora Ltd. and Bandai Namco Games pulled out all the stops in order make sure the game grabs players and refuses to let go–you know, if you actually wanted it to let go. Dopamine is […]

Nintendo played the staggered ‘Super Smash Bros.’ release perfectly


Nintendo’s announcement that the recently launched 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. sold over 2.8 million units worldwide (which has been just over a weekend’s time here in the U.S.) puts on display, once again, the power behind the franchise. Even more, it acts as a testament to Nintendo’s ability to play its hand perfectly […]

Review: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Super Smash Bros

It’s Smashin’ Season.   Release Date: October 3, 2014 Genre: Fighting Platform: 3DS Developer: Sora Ltd., BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. Publisher: Nintendo ESRB E10+ MSRP: $39.99 Before the Wii U was released, Nintendo name-dropped Super Smash Bros. in order to try and build hype for the upcoming system. While we’re still waiting on an official […]

Nintendo and the future of engaging game demos


With the confirmation that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be receiving a playable demo across the globe on 3DS ahead of the games’ simultaneous launches on November 21, The Pokémon Company has given fans of the franchise something to look forward to before release. While this is great news for those who are […]

Review: Hyrule Warriors


The Legend Lives On. Release Date: September 26, 2014 Genre: Action, Hack-and-Slash Platform: Wii U Developer: Tecmo Koei Games Publisher: Nintendo ESRB T for Teen MSRP: $59.99 I recently wrote about why I think Hyrule Warriors could be one of Nintendo’s biggest gambles and most exciting games in recent memory. Now that I have put […]

Getting Yourself Ready for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS


Is your body ready? This Friday marks the Japanese launch of what has been one of the most widely anticipated games in years. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS finally launches in Japan, and brings to a close a tumultuous ride of speculation and hype. The amount of excitement brought on by a new Super Smash […]

Review: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright


No Objections Here Release Date: August 29, 2014 Genre: Puzzle Platform: Nintendo 3DS Developer: Level 5 Publisher: Capcom ESRB T for Teen MSRP: $29.99 When two of Nintendo’s most popular niche series combine, the result is an utterly charming and fully fleshed out puzzle game. Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright features some stellar characters, thrilling […]

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