This Week on the Nintendo eShop (Week of 12/18/2014)

This Week on the Nintendo eShop (Week of 12/18/2014)

Nintendo has revealed the list of new downloadable titles and sales on its North American 3DS and Wii U eShop for the week of December 18, 2014.  Here’s the list of the digital content highlights releasing on Nintendo’s digital distribution platform within the next seven days. On the 3DS eShop: Asterix: The Mansion of the Gods ($34.99) Inspired by the cult comic book series, Asterix: The Mansion of the Gods […]

Overplaying can Lead to “Nintendo elbow”and Other Injuries

Overplaying can Lead to “Nintendo elbow”and Other Injuries

Video games are lots of fun and for many people  they spend a good chunk of their days playing games. However, like anything, overexposure  can lead to problems, and playing video games is not immune to this fact.  Scientist have found that overplaying video games can cause serious injuries, some even life threatening.   Dutch researches have been going through cases of video game related medical injuries over the last […]

Bandai Namco Becomes the First Third-Party Developer to Use Amiibo

Bandai Namco Becomes the First Third-Party Developer to Use Amiibo

Bandai Namco has announced that it will be supporting Amiibo for one of its current 3DS titles. The 3DS title is the newest One Piece game called One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X, which will now support select Amiibo figures. The title will support the Mario, Luigi, Fox McCloud, and Link Amiibo figures, and will allow select characters in the game to dress up as said Nintendo characters. This marks […]

Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Software Sales Have Dramatically Increased, Nintendo of America Confirms

Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Software Sales Have Dramatically Increased, Nintendo of America Confirms

The Nintendo 3DS sales have increased by more than 40 per cent due to recently released blockbuster titles, Nintendo of America has revealed. According to Nintendo, the release of three major titles on the 3DS — Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS — has resulted in the company beating its sales statistics from last year.  Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the remakes […]

Nintendo Confirms to not be Discontinuing GameCube Controller Adaptor

Nintendo Confirms to not be Discontinuing GameCube Controller Adaptor

Nintendo has dismissed rumors that the Wii U GameCube Controller Adaptor has been discontinued by the company. Some rumors emerged last week that Nintendo would be halting production on the GameCube Controller Adaptor, and that retailers would no longer receive anymore stock of the accessory. Nintendo UK, however, has came out with a statement dismissing this rumor and clarifying the current state that the GameCube Controller Adaptor is in:  We […]

Amiibo Review: How Are They As DLC Right Now?

Amiibo Review: How Are They As DLC Right Now?

So, since I live in Japan, and Japan got wave 2 figures before the rest of the world, I decided the time was right to review Amiibo as DLC in their current form. To note: the Amiibo used in this article are all retail versions I paid for. None of them are review copies or provided for by outside sources/funds.

Nintendo: Some Amiibo Figures Will Be Discontinued

Nintendo: Some Amiibo Figures Will Be Discontinued

Nintendo has confirmed that select Amiibo figures will be discontinued after their initial shipment. Last weekend, Video Games Plus, a Canadian retailer, confirmed that Nintendo would be discontinuing some of the Amiibo figures that have been released. Specifically, the Canadian retailer stated that the Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trailer Amiibo figures will no longer be produced. Game Informer reached out to Nintendo for a response on select Amiibo figures […]

The Game Awards 2014: First Gameplay Footage Shown for Zelda Wii U

The Game Awards 2014: First Gameplay Footage Shown for Zelda Wii U

During the final portions of the 2014 The Game Awards, a developer diary has shown for the upcoming Wii U The Legend of Zelda game that is set to launch sometime next year. In this video, Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma, the series’ Creator and Producer respectively, demonstrated world premiere gameplay footage for the upcoming Nintendo Action-Adventure title that showcased gorgeous valley-like environments, the immense world to explore and some […]

Japanese Amiibo Wave 2 Work with Current Wii U Update

Japanese Amiibo Wave 2 Work with Current Wii U Update

Fans of Amiibo who can’t wait for Amiibo wave 2 in their non-Japanese home region can important the new figures without worrying about software issues! The figures, released today in Japan as part of their first wave of Amiibo, are not region locked those who missed the news. However, Hyrule Warriors fans may not exactly be happy.

This Week on the Nintendo eShop (Week of 12/04/2014)

This Week on the Nintendo eShop (Week of 12/04/2014)

Nintendo has revealed the list of new downloadable titles and sales on its North American 3DS and Wii U eShops for the week of December 4, 2014.  Here’s the list of the digital content highlights releasing on Nintendo’s digital distribution platform within the next seven days. On the 3DS eShop: Christmas Wonderland 4 ($9.99) The fourth installment of Christmas Wonderland is here and, this time, it’s all about helping Santa’s […]