Amiibos as DLC Part 2: The Data Storage Issue Arrives

Amiibos as DLC Part 2: The Data Storage Issue Arrives

It’s been three months since I first took a hard look at amiibos as DLC. Since then, a lot of things have happened. We’ve gotten several new games that use the figures, most of which nearly immediately become rare, which indicates that, at least as collector’s items, they’re in high demand. However, in terms of DLC, the figures mostly unlock very small perks. It wasn’t until the announcement of Mario […]

Do Delays Actually Help Games Like Uncharted 4 or Arkham Knight Become Better?

Do Delays Actually Help Games Like Uncharted 4 or Arkham Knight Become Better?

Delays. We hate them, they drive us nuts, they (at times) make us curse the developers. Not because they’re doing wrong, but because they’re keeping us from what we want. For video games, it’s keeping us from an experience we want to play. And yet…as I think about certain titles, I can’t help but wonder…do delays actually help certain games get better? Now when I say “certain games”, I don’t […]

New Update for 3DS includes amiibo Support

New Update for 3DS includes amiibo Support

Anyone who owns a New Nintendo 3DS gets to experience the joy of having amiibo compatibility; they can bring them to life with the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros or have the cast of Fire Emblem join their squad in Code Name S.T.E.A.M. If you couldn’t afford the upgrade, though, and are pining for some of that amiibo goodness yourself, then Nintendo’s got you covered as a new update will include amiibo support for […]

Zelda Netflix Series Rumors Disbanded

Zelda Netflix Series Rumors Disbanded

Nintendo’s President and CEO, Satoru Iwata, speaks out to dismiss rumors about Zelda Netflix series. In an interview with TIME magazine, the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda Netflix series that was rumored in early February was addressed. While the report from the Wall Street Journal claimed that the Zelda Netflix series is hiring writers and that it would be comparable to a “Game of Thrones for a family audience,” Iwata says those rumors are inaccurate. […]

Monster Hunter Meets Six Flags Theme Park

Monster Hunter Meets Six Flags Theme Park

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain where fans can ride a monster in real life. Capcom-Unity announced in a blog post that a special Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate experience will be making its way to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles, California. On March 28th and 29th, the national Monster Hunter Caravan Tour will make its way to Magic Mountain for fans to enjoy the Monster Hunter experience. […]

Nintendo Wants to “Surprise” Players With NX

Nintendo Wants to “Surprise” Players With NX

Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata was recently interviewed by Japanese site Nikkei, and gave details on the company’s NX project. Translated information from the interview via Nintendo Life reveal the motives put forth by Nintendo for NX. Iwata has the following to say: “However, if you only expand upon existing hardware, it’s dull. In some shape or form, we’re always thinking about how we want to surprise players as well as our […]

New Dates Added for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

New Dates Added for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Fans of The Legend of Zelda and the orchestra should be jumping with joy as The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses has been given new tour dates due to popular demand. The concert series, which performs various music pieces from Nintendo’s popular adventure series, announced new dates for their worldwide tour of Master Quest, including a New York tour date at the Barclays Centre which will feature a special event at the Nintendo […]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Almost Had Takamaru From The Mysterious Murasame Castle

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Almost Had Takamaru From The Mysterious Murasame Castle

One thing that Smash Bros. is nearly infamous for is the final decisions on how does and doesn’t make the final roster. The original game had only twelve characters, comprised of arguably the biggest Nintendo icons at the time. Melee expanded the roster with more characters, specifically supporting characters like Peach, Bowser, Zelda, Falco, and some oddball characters like Game & Watch, Pichu, and others. Brawl boasted more “newer” characters […]

Nintendo’s Stock Rises After Announcement of DeNA Partnership

Nintendo’s Stock Rises After Announcement of DeNA Partnership

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that game companies are businesses, especially the major publishers. Announcements, releases, and delays after the companies in many ways. For Nintendo, the announcement of their partnership with mobile gaming company DeNA has caused their stock to rise 25%. Making the year-to-date rise 40%, very impressive indeed. It’s honestly not surprising that this happened, as it has been noted that numerous investors have wanted Nintendo to […]

What Is The Biggest Nintendo Game For 2015? Zelda Wii U, Star Fox Wii U, or Xenoblade Chronicles X?

What Is The Biggest Nintendo Game For 2015? Zelda Wii U, Star Fox Wii U, or Xenoblade Chronicles X?

The game. THE game. The title that you know is the one that will set the standard for all other games on the system. Even if only until the next game beats that standard, you know what it is. Every console wants to have “that game” every single year. Why? Because it sells consoles as well as the title itself. Recently, PS4 took a hit with the announcement that Uncharted […]