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: Wii U GameCube Adapter

Wii U GameCube Adapter

When Super Smash Bros. Brawl released on Nintendo Wii, the hardware had an advantage based on the system’s original design: it featured ports for GameCube peripherals to be used in games. This proved especially prudent as gamers grew tired of motion controls for core games, and showcased Nintendo’s foresight with releases like Mario Kart Wii and […]

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 […]

Hyrule Warriors Character Guide


The one to Hyrule them all Now that Hyrule Warriors is out worldwide, you are probably eager to get hacking and slashing at endless mobs of monsters. True to Dynasty Warriors fashion, the games boasts an impressive list of playable characters. There are 13 Zelda characters to choose from, including iconic characters as well as […]

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 […]

Opinion: Why ‘Hyrule Warriors’ might be the most important game of the year


Big Risks, Big Rewards Last year, Nintendo announced a game no one expected or could possibly imagine. Hyrule Warriors is the marriage of characters and settings from the classic Legend of Zelda series and the frenetic gameplay of the somewhat-niche series Dynasty Warriors. Since the game’s reveal to the public, there have been frequent updates […]

State of the Wii U-nion: It’s time to buy Nintendo’s latest console

Wii U

The Wii U has been suffering since its launch in November 2012. Sales have been weak, and with little third party developer support, major releases have been few and far between. This isn’t news to those who pay attention to the games industry. Thanks to that very third party void on Wii U, PlayStation 4 […]

Super Smash Bros. Unveils a Multitude of New Characters


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3D already features a hefty roster of fighters. Today, a whole new batch of characters were introduced to the fray. While the familiar Captain Falcon was shown off, we’re also getting the Player Character, Robin, both male and female, from Fire Emblem: Awakening as well as their daughter, […]

First details revealed on new ‘Zelda’


During Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event, lead series producer Eji Anouma came on to talk in-depth for the first time about the new Legend of Zelda. No title or release date was given, aside from 2015, but Anouma discussed how the game’s development is progressing. He described the game to be moving forward from ideas introduced […]

‘Hyrule Warriors’ hits on September 26


At the Nintendo Digital Event today Eji Anouma revealed that Hyrule Warriors, the Dynasty Warriors and Legend of Zelda crossover game, will be coming to North America on September 26. The game is exclusive to Wii U and will feature several Zelda bosses and playable characters. Added to the known playable roster of Link and […]

Nintendo unveils ‘Amiibo’ figures for Wii U

E3 2013

At today’s E3 Digital Event, Reggie Fils-Aime talked in depth about Nintendo’s long rumored figure system, called “Amiibo.” During the Super Smash Bros. talk, the new figures were detailed.  During a gameplay demonstration, Saturo Iwata used a Mario figure to add the new fighter in game. The figures called “Amiibos” will track progress across games and be […]

Nintendo will not launch new hardware until current owners are satisfied


Rumors have been circulating that Nintendo is planning to reveal a new console at E3 this June. At last week’s meeting with investors, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said that the company is considering new hardware and has a ‘clear idea’ in mind for the direction their next console will take. “Once we launch a new […]

Test drive ‘Mario Kart 8′ at select Gamestop stores May 17-18

Mario Kart 8

One of the biggest games of 2014 and one of the Wii U’s hottest titles, Mario Kart 8, will be available to play before launch at a certain few Gamestop stores in May. From noon to 4 pm on May 17 and May 18, 2,700 stores will have ‘test drive’ demos for fans to check out. Anyone who […]

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