Controllers & Keyboards – Episode #35: Rising From the Ashes

Controllers & Keyboards – Episode #35: Rising From the Ashes

Hello everyone and welcome to Episode #35 of the Controllers & Keyboards podcast, the most unprofessional podcast on the internet. Yes, we are back after a two-week-long absence due to many technical issues that occurred with the original Episodes #35 & #36, which are now forever lost in the abyss. Fret not, we are back and are ready to recap the past week in video game-related news and announcements!  You […]

Two New Nintendo 3DS Consoles This Fall

Two New Nintendo 3DS Consoles This Fall

Two new 3DS consoles have been announced by Nintendo. Coming to the U.S. this fall are the Hyrule Edition 3DS XL and a New Nintendo 3DS; slightly smaller than the XL. The Hyrule Edition (article’s title image) will be exclusive to Gamestop and has a RRP of $199.99. Featuring a detailed Hyrule Crest – printed onto a stunning gold background – it’s likely the console’s launch will coincide with the […]

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 […]

SteamWorld Heist Ambassador Challenge #7

SteamWorld Heist Ambassador Challenge #7

The next Ambassador Challenge has arrived! SteamWorld Heist is set in a post-apocalyptic future where no humans have survived. However, some strange artifacts from the human race still remain. These collectible items can be discovered in certain shops. They are commonly referred to as “ancient relics” and are listed for obscene prices! These “ancient relics” look a lot like everyday stuff found on Earth from the year 2015. Everything ranging from smartphones, […]

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 […]

Nintendo Announces Release Dates for Titles in Holiday Lineup

Nintendo Announces Release Dates for Titles in Holiday Lineup

Nintendo has announced the release dates for most of the titles included in the company’s 2015 holiday lineup. The following are the titles and release dates that Nintendo recently confirmed: Wii U Super Mario Maker (September 11th) New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U Combo (October 16th) Yoshi’s Wooly World (October 18th) Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (October 22nd) Star Fox Zero (November 20th) Xenoblade Chronicles X (December […]

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 […]

Nintendo 2DS Receives Price Cut in United States

Nintendo 2DS Receives Price Cut in United States

Nintendo has announced a price cut in the United States for the Nintendo 2DS. The Nintendo 2DS will now be priced at $99.99, as opposed to it’s previous price of $129.99, starting on August 30th. The Nintendo 2DS will still include Mario Kart 7 as a bundled title even after the price cut. Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing, said the following on Nintendo 2DS’s […]