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23 Mar 2015

Splatoon – “Stages” Trailer

Splatoon, from the hearts and minds of Nintendo’s youthful development team, has a new trailer introducing some of the stages to appear in the final title. While it reveals nothing new about gameplay, with the same weaponry and character customization options on show, it’s another look into the quirky third

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20 Mar 2015

Spotlight: Kirby | Absurdity in Dream Land

A pink blob, a purple blob, an anthropomorphised tree with an excessively large nose. The pink blob inhales quantities of matter, foreign bodies, hostile figures like a demonic vacuum cleaner and then changes shape, costume and abilities based on the absorbed matter in an unknown and unexplained type of digestion resulting in

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02 Mar 2015

Free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC Dropping This Month

A March 6th release date has been stamped on the very first lot of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC. While the news that the new DLC will be free to players may be shocking, it’s certainly not unwelcome to fans of the series. Here’s what you’ll be getting your hands

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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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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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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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