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24 Feb 2015

New Nintendo 3DS XL Too Big To Fail? The Absence of the Regular New 3DS In America

 In another opinion piece I wrote, I dissected the questioning of Nintendo’s release of the New Nintendo 3DS as being either a move responding to fan feedback, or as a con to the community and original Nintendo 3DS owners. My opinion was that Nintendo cared, not conned, as they listened to consumer

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20 Feb 2015

Hush Gameplay Trailer – Wii U

A game that could be called charming if it wasn’t so creepy, Hush by GS78 will be making its way to Wii U in Summer. It’s already ticking many of the horror genre boxes, with soul-less children, orphanages and a discordant musical score – it also provides a refreshing alternative

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18 Feb 2015

Spotlight: Metroid | Creation in Gaming and Why We Love Sci-Fi

Surprisingly little has been written on  Nintendo’s black sheep space epic. For its many evocative themes, social commentary, its homage to the edifice of classic sci-fi, it remains largely a matter of obscurity. Most importantly, extraordinarily little has been written about its protagonist. But still, it retains its definition as a

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10 Feb 2015

Mario drops The Mic In New Taylor Swift Collab

With the Grammy’s just ending, we were given the typical hub hub. Taylor Swift was gorgeous as usual, Kanye had his red turtle shell aimed directly at Beck and…Wait, red turtle shell? Luckily Taylor Swift was able to dodge that bullet and, while she didn’t win Album Of The Year,

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04 Feb 2015

Gold and Silver Amiibo

Images have arisen of a new line of Amiibos from Nintendo. As if the consumer craze needed any more bolstering, Gold and Silver Amiibos from the Super Mario line seem to be in production and the process of distribution. The source of this information is a safety certificate issued by

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30 Jan 2015

Spotlight: Kid Icarus – The Winged Comedy

28 years ago, Icarus and Daedalus, an enduring Greek parable of ‘how not to make glue’ was wrested from its classical heritage by Nintendo’s Frankenstein caress. Icarus endured the transmutation from antiquarian allegory in dilapidated old books to low-brow media mainstream when it hit the Family Computer Disk System in 1986

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15 Jan 2015

Majora’s Mask 3DS New Footage

In the Japanese Nintendo Direct, which aired simultaneously with the North American Nintendo Direct, Eiji Aonuma takes a brief tour through the Clock Town of Majora’s Mask 3DS. The explanation sounds geared for new players. He runs through (in Japanese) the concept of Clock Town, of the festival construction going

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15 Jan 2015

Nintendo Direct – Wii U

While the focii of Nintendo Direct this morning were noticeably concentric about the 3DS, there was plenty in reserve to sate the home console crowd. One of the more enticing tidbits revealed this morning was a catalog of Wii games scheduled to be made available for download on Wii U

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14 Jan 2015

Nintendo Direct – 3DS Offerings

The ever-charming Satoru Iwata unloaded Intelligent Systems’ starting gun for the Nintendo Direct this morning. New Fire Emblem for 3DS. After a brief cinematic, in which we see grand open spaces rollicking with the tide of armies on opposite sides of feudal-era-inspired weaponry, a man on a gilt-breasted, white-haired pegasus,

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14 Jan 2015

New Nintendo 3DS

The newest runt in the 3DS family litter has just been introduced to North America via Nintendo Direct. The new console, chalked up for release February 13 2015, will feature hardware designed to decisively answer consumer feedback from the original hardware and provide a more pluralistic starting point for developers, incorporating firmware

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14 Jan 2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate To Release Alongside New 3DSXL

Nintendo has just revealed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be released on Feb. 13, 2015 alongside the New 3DSXL. The newest title in the action roleplaying game will usher in Nintendo’s latest addition to its handheld dominance with a limited edition bundle. The bundle, which is exclusive to Gamestop

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10 Jan 2015

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Gameplay Demo

The Wii U is facing a harsh drought of title releases from now until March. A measly 2 releases (Kirby and the Rainbow Curse / LEGO Marvel Superheros) coming to the console  between now and March is once again prompting Nintendo fans to canalize their interests toward the 3DS. One of

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