August 27th Nintendo eShop Update for North America

August 27th Nintendo eShop Update for North America

Nintendo has detailed this week’s eShop update for North American Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners. The following games, discounts, and more will be available today on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShops: Wii U Runbow ($14.99) Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies ($19.99) FullBlast ($5.99) Pixel Slime U ($2.99) Brave Tank Hero ($4.99) Wii U Virtual Console Sin and Punishment ($11.99) Wii U Retail Disney Infinity 3.0: […]

Minecraft Story Mode For Wii U

Minecraft Story Mode For Wii U

Telltale Games are bringing Minecraft: Story Mode – an episodic Minecraft adventure – to the Wii U. Job J Stauffer, Telltale’s Head of Creative Communications, confirmed the news on twitter: .@Minecraft: Story Mode is also downloading to Wii U this fall! Read more here before playing the Beta at #PAXPrime https://t.co/wIoFLMqcsj — Job J Stauffer (@jobjstauffer) August 26, 2015 The release will mark the first time a Minecraft title has […]

Flowers Are The Future Of Pokemon

Flowers Are The Future Of Pokemon

J.C. Smith, The Pokemon Company’s Director of Consumer Marketing, rather bizarrely says that the word ‘flowers’ sums up the future of the series. In an interview at the 2015 Pokemon World Championships in Boston, Alex Culafi of Nintendo World Report asked Smith: “Can you just throw a cryptic word out there [relating to Pokemon’s future]? Just anything. Something [that] will get me to scratch my head. That, like, in eight […]

Pokkén Tournament Coming to Wii U

Pokkén Tournament Coming to Wii U

Since it’s initial announcement, Pokkén Tournament has been something many Pokémon and fighting game lovers have been drooling over. Sadly, it was originally said to only be making its way to arcades in Japan. Fans cried to the gods of gaming, pleading with them to see a worldwide release. U.S. gamers got a moment of mercy when it was rumored that some Dave & Buster’s would be trying the game out in […]

Super Mario Maker, Nintendo, and Winning Strategies

Super Mario Maker, Nintendo, and Winning Strategies

I have to start with a confession: when Super Mario Maker was first revealed, I didn’t think too much of it.  I didn’t hate it or anything, but at the outset it didn’t seem like anything to be excited about, or the savior of Nintendo’s flagging Wii U.  It looked to me like a diversion — a fun toy to play with, and nothing more.  But as the footage rolls […]

Yo-kai Watch Preparing to Take Over

Yo-kai Watch Preparing to Take Over

Hide your kids, hide your wife (or monster collecting husband), Yo-kai Watch is coming, and not just the Pokemon like game. The beginning of the end start Nov 6 with the first US game reaching our shores, bringing with it 200 Yo-Kai for you to enslave befriend (the game is receiving its third installation in Japan soon). Unlike “real” yo-kai, the game’s advertising is describing the Japanese spirits as “mischievous, mysterious pranksters […]

The Evolution of Link

The Evolution of Link

Following on from our Evolution of Pikachu article, this time we’re focusing on Link; main protagonist of the Zelda series. The tough little Hylian has been through some major design changes throughout his 29 year history; from the dark tones of Twilight Princess to anime-eyed art of The Wind Waker. Listed below are our 3 favorite pieces of Link artwork: Link Drinking a Potion (The Legend of Zelda 1986) Perhaps […]

Splatoon Gets Transformers Appearance

Splatoon Gets Transformers Appearance

No, that header image is not some new meme or photoshop contest winner. Nintendo and Hasbro are officially teaming up for North America’s new Splatoon Splatfest event on August 28-29, one week after the latest North American testfire demo. Players will choose Autobots or Decepticons, but unlike previous battles, the ink of each team will be restricted to reflect the team you choose, with red ink going to team Autobots and purple going […]

Mega Man arrives on Limited Edition Vinyl at Hot Topic Stores

Mega Man arrives on Limited Edition Vinyl at Hot Topic Stores

The Mega Man series is one of the most acclaimed series of all time, and is especially noted for its stellar music. With the resurgence in popularity of vinyl records, it seems a natural fit for the series soundtrack to come to an LP.  The record, titled Mega Man: The Best of Mega Man 1-10 is limited to 1,000 pieces and is currently exclusive to Hot Topic stores (generally found in […]

Change: Games that Almost Came Out Very Differently

Change: Games that Almost Came Out Very Differently

A lot goes into creating a video game, and any number of things can go wrong along the way. Most of the time developers and publishers find a way to get the game out to store shelves no matter what, but sometimes the result is something drastically different than originally planned. Here’s a few games that turned out completely different than was expected. Games that were changed: Mother 3 Though […]