2014 Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships

2014 Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships

I had the fantastic opportunity to sit in at Melbourne Town Hall and witness the 2014 Australian National Pokémon Championships. Not only was this a prime spot to boost your Nintendo Street Pass, you got watch on as people of all ages shared their love for the franchise and battle it out for the chance to compete in the World Championships hosted in Washington D.C this August. For those who weren’t […]

No Hard Feelings, West

No Hard Feelings, West

It’s no mystery how Nintendo has remained to be a shining beacon for competitive gamers of all ages and the most fanatical of fans alike throughout its many glorious years of storytelling and near flawless game play. Nintendo know’s how to treat its faithful players right, a trait that most modern gaming industries often ignore. Though every now and again, the West side of the world seems to get shafted or […]

Nintendo Direct Coming To Japan On July 11th

Nintendo Direct Coming To Japan On July 11th

While still riding the high of its dazzling E3 showcase broadcasted around the world, Nintendo is now turning its attention toward Japan. According to a fresh post on the Japanese Nintendo blog, the Mario makers have scheduled a 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct for  July11th at 8PM local time. In case you want to view the stream from the United States or Europe, this equates to  7am EST / 4am PST / […]

Brand New Super Nintendo GBA Coming This Month

Brand New Super Nintendo GBA Coming This Month

Images of the brand new SNES themed Gameboy Advance have taken the retro gaming community by storm since finished photos of the devices were published on Facebook two days ago. Unsurprisingly the portable handheld is a mod from an incredible little company, Rose Colored Gaming. Rose Colored is a name that will wet the lips of retro gamers world wide, as their delectable little portable consoles and accessories feature colourful and […]

Pokemon Store Online – Buy PokeMerch Starting This August!

Pokemon Store Online – Buy PokeMerch Starting This August!

Gotta buy ‘em all- Pokemon! That’s right! Everyone’s beloved Nintendo series is finally taking to the virtual shelves! Now you don’t have to make the trek out to Japan and visit the two Pokemon Centers there just to get your hands on some official Pokemon merchandise. In addition to apparel and other items, you’ll now be able to buy a plush version of each of your favorite Pokemon and even […]

All new Pinball RPG and five other great game mash ups

All new Pinball RPG and five other great game mash ups

It seems like it should almost be an oxymoron but yes, you read the title right. Developers Phantom Compass are currently putting the final touches on their upcoming (and ingeniously titled) Rollers of the Realm. A game that is said to perfectly blend the two seemingly incompatible game genres of pinball and the traditional RPG. Strange as it may seem, first look reviews are spouting pretty favourable comments. The game works […]

Golden Sun Reveals Unpredictable Details

Golden Sun Reveals Unpredictable Details

With unpredictable release dates, petitions, and mixed review criticism, the Golden Sun (GS) franchise leaves both players and creators guessing where this role-playing series will go. Developed by Camelot Software Planning and released by Nintendo, the third installment called Golden Sun: Dark Dawn arrived in North American for the Nintendo DS in 2010.  Before its small debut, this turn-based masterpiece stirred speculations and has continued with good reasons. Gaps between […]

The World Ends With You strikes back on Android

The World Ends With You strikes back on Android

The World Ends With You is the kind game that gets released only once in a blue moon. A true cult title, TWEWY was a Square Enix action role-playing game for the Nintendo DS that struck players like lightning. The game, without a doubt one of my all time favourite handheld titles, received an iOS port in August 2012, four years after it’s initial Western release in 2008. Now that port, The World […]

Nintendo President unable to attend AGM; Recovering from surgery

Nintendo President unable to attend AGM; Recovering from surgery

As many already know, Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, has recently had some health troubles, causing him to miss an appearance at this year’s E3 with Nintendo. And now, he will be missing the Nintendo AGM (Annual General Meeting) of shareholders. This announcement was made on the Nintendo website today. Iwata has apparently had surgery to remove a growth found in his bile duct, and is recovering as expected. He says […]

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 23

Sonic the Hedgehog turns 23

In 1990 Sega’s in-house development studio AM8 began making a game featuring  a company mascot. Hayao Nakayama, Sega president, wanted a mascot as iconic as Mickey Mouse. At this time Nintendo were dominating the Video game scene with their release of Super Mario Bros 3 featuring their mascot, Mario. Despite Sega’s success with their arcade titles on the Genesis, The company wanted to really get a foothold in the industry, they […]