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Pretendo Keeps Wii U Online Services Alive With No Need for Homebrew

Yesterday, Nintendo shut down its Wii U and 3DS online services, ensuring that you can't play games like Splatoon or Mario Kart 8 online anymore. However, thanks to the good folks at Pretendo, it's…

April 9, 2024 | 08:05 EDT

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3DS and Wii U Online Service Shutdown Date Revealed

Nintendo has officially revealed the date on which 3DS and Wii U online services will cease. In a post on its official website, the Japanese gaming giant reveals that online play and other online…

January 24, 2024 | 04:16 EST

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Nintendo Announces Wii U And 3DS Online Service Shutdown For April

Nintendo has announced that Wii U and 3DS online services are to shut down in the coming months. Per an official announcement, from April next year, you won't be able to play Wii U and 3DS games,…

October 4, 2023 | 03:39 EDT

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Get Ready for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom with Breath of the Wild Recap Video

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is right around the corner, and Nintendo shared a video to help fans and novices alike get ready for the new adventure. Since the game is the direct sequel…

May 5, 2023 | 12:30 EDT

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Praise Inarius, Diablo IV is good! | Podcast 77

This week Stretch, Rut, and Austin pivot away from news and instead have a discussion about game preservation. With the WiiU and 3DS eShop shutting down in just a week there’s so many games that will…

March 20, 2023 | 07:05 EDT

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Super Mario Getting His Own Version of Popular Licca-chan Doll in Japan

Today Japanese toy manufacturer Takara Tomy announced that it'll release a version of its popular fashion doll Licca-chan dedicated to Nintendo's icon Super Mario Bros. Those unfamiliar with Japan…

February 15, 2023 | 06:16 EST

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Gets Hilarious & Nostalgic Website & Catchy Commercial

With The Super Mario Bros. Movie coming soon, Universal and studio Illumination released a rather interesting dedicated website. The site, which you can find here, is fashioned after the fictional…

February 12, 2023 | 04:57 EST

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Reveals Super-Colorful Poster

Today Nintendo revealed the official poster of the upcoming The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and it's definitely colorful. The poster portrays the titular protagonist Mario alongside his brother Luigi,…

February 3, 2023 | 05:30 EST

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The Underappreciated Achievements in the Breath of the Wild Soundtrack

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild soundtrack is jaw-droppingly, brain-meltingly impressive. Of all the stunning and industry-changing heights that Nintendo reached with this game, from the…

December 28, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Hideki Kamiya Says Bayonetta Series May Never Come To An End

In an interview with IGN, iconic and prolific game developer Hideki Kamiya says that the Bayonetta series is not only the longest IP he has ever worked on, but he cannot fathom the series ever…

December 13, 2022 | 02:46 EST

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Repentance Update Is Its Biggest Yet

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Repentance update is a big one. How big? Well, fans have been waiting for it for quite a while now, with the last big update dropping back in March. So, what does this …

November 4, 2022 | 11:52 EDT

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad first debuted in Super Mario Galaxy and then became the star of his own set of minigames in Super Mario 3D World. Nintendo thought those were a good enough idea that they made them into…

October 28, 2022 | 11:31 EDT

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The Best Legend of Zelda Games

The Legend of Zelda series has entranced gamers since its NES beginnings. The level of detail Nintendo adds to the world, in addition to the masterful puzzle design keeps players coming back time and…

August 19, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Wii Shop Channel and DSi Shop Back Up And Running

After what felt like an eternity for gamers, the Wii Shop Channel and DSI shop are officially back up for players to utilize. The shops were down for the count for months, suffering from significant…

July 6, 2022 | 03:03 EDT

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Re-Logic Hires Minecraft Modder to Work on Terraria Mod Tools

Prominent Minecraft modder Chicken Bones has been hired by Re-Logic to work on Terraria mod tools, with a particular focus on further developing tModLoader and tModPorter. As with Minecraft, …

May 26, 2022 | 03:22 EDT

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Mega Man Artist Keiji Inafune Creating 'Beastroid' NFT Collection

Longtime Mega Man artist and producer (and Mighty No. 9 creator) Keiji Inafune has revealed his next project: Beastroid, an NFT collection that will be minted in Q2 2022. Keiji Inafune spent decades…

May 17, 2022 | 04:21 EDT

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Edmund McMillen Announces The Unboxing of Isaac T-shirt Box

It's difficult to come by someone who enjoys video games who isn't aware of The Binding of Isaac, let alone own it on one platform or another. For those fans who have played all the games, maybe own…

April 5, 2022 | 03:00 EDT

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YouTuber Offers $10K Bounty for Breath of the Wild Multiplayer Mod

PointCrow, a YouTuber and modder known for their work on Breath of the Wild has sent out a challenge to the modding community. Anyone who can make a Breath of the Wild multiplayer mod that, among…

November 11, 2021 | 10:06 EST

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Friday Night Funkin' Joins the Binding of Isaac Requiem

As part of his social media campaign for The Binding of Isaac: Requiem, Edmund McMillen has been releasing new cards that bring various other indie darlings into the game. The most recent of these…

June 9, 2021 | 12:20 EDT

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The Skyward Sword Amiibo Is Disappointing But Not Surprising

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a game that is fondly remembered by only a few, myself included. It most often gets criticized for its motion controls, tedium, and fetch quests. Unlike…

May 25, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Mass Effect 3's Ending Revisited: It's About the Journey and the Destination

Storytelling in games can be a curious thing. Sometimes it's cheesy, sometimes it's clearly there just to be there, and sometimes it's so ridiculously off the wall that you can't decide on whether…

May 24, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

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In Praise of Mass Effect's Aliens

The Legendary Edition of Mass Effect has been quite the success, with old and new players alike returning to the franchise and falling in love with its colorful cast of characters once more. A lot of…

May 20, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Binding of Isaac Multiplayer Discovered in Latest Game

The Binding of Isaac multiplayer has been discovered in the latest DLC for the game, although it's not quite as good as you'd hope — The Binding of Isaac: Repentance co-op is still in testing and not…

April 12, 2021 | 01:27 EDT

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Super Mario 3D World Tops Sales Charts For The First Time On Switch

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has debuted at the top of February's US sales charts. This will come as pleasing news to Nintendo after the original release of the game failed to chart on the…

March 12, 2021 | 11:24 EST

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Nintendo Announced Skyward Sword HD. What’s Next?

The most recent Nintendo Direct gave us something that many fans were looking for: confirmation that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming to Switch. The Skyward Sword HD release date is…

March 2, 2021 | 11:30 EST

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The legend begins with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  Take on the role of Link, and embark on a journey that tells us the origins of Hyrule through the eyes of the people of Skyloft, a…

March 3, 2021 | 08:19 EST

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Super Mario 3D World returns with a brand new remake from Nintendo, titled Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.  The popular game from the Wii U sees Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach band…

March 23, 2021 | 10:53 EDT

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Review

Super Mario 3D World is, in my mind, the black sheep of the Mario family. When it released years ago on the Wii U—a console so unremarkable that many of its exclusives are now on the Switch, as is…

February 25, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Comes to Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will be coming to Nintendo Switch on July 16, 2021. Also launching alongside the game are special edition joy-cons that are modeled after the Master Sword…

February 17, 2021 | 05:59 EST

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Super Mario 3D World for Switch is Missing Something

This past week saw the release of Super Mario 3D World on the Nintendo Switch. Yet another one of the Wii U's excellent, underrated classics was getting its time to shine on a new, more popular…

February 17, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls: Requiem Expansion Announced

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls: Requiem has been announced as the next expansion for the card game based on the popular video game The Binding of Isaac — and its upcoming Kickstarter will give you…

February 15, 2021 | 03:42 EST

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From Damsel to Defender: Princess Zelda's 35-Year Journey

As we near the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, now is the perfect time to reflect on the journey the Princess of Hyrule herself has gone through. There have been numerous games in the series…

February 19, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Super Mario 3D World Bowser's Fury Gameplay Revealed

Nintendo has revealed some gameplay for the upcoming Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. As well as a remastered version of the 2013 Wii U game, the package will also include a new open world-style…

January 12, 2021 | 09:55 EST

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Breath of the Wild NPCs Are Upgraded Miis and Players are Adding Their Own

Players looking to mess with the NPCs in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be interested to learn that the NPCs are made with a system that makes them surprisingly similar to Miis, the…

January 4, 2021 | 09:00 EST

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Breath Of The Wild In VR Is Breathtaking

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is arguably one of the most defining games of the generation, with it sweeping Game Of The Year awards, capturing gamers hearts, and completely reinventing the…

December 7, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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Super Meat Boy - 10 Years Later, Still a Rare Indie Gem

I remember the moment I discovered Meat Boy. I was on Kongregate, one of the largest Flash gaming sites on the web. Immediately, I was grasped by the name and the image. The image, now a super low-…

November 30, 2020 | 11:30 EST

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Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta returns in an all new adventure with Bayonetta 2.  Back and more powerful than ever, Bayonetta must use all of her skills at her disposal to wield deadly weapons, from pistols to whips to…

November 24, 2020 | 09:29 EST

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The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance "Bigger Than A Sequel", Says Developer

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance is on track to launch by the end of this year. Developer Edmund McMillen says the game is "basically a sequel" and that it will be "bigger than Rebirth was to the OG…

September 29, 2020 | 07:40 EDT

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Announced For Nintendo Switch

During today's Super Mario Bros 35th anniversary Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Super Mario 3D World will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. It'll be an enhanced release which will also…

September 3, 2020 | 09:11 EDT


The Binding of Isaac: Repentance Delayed

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance, a DLC  to the Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, has been delayed to sometime later this year, or around a 1-2 month delay. */ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ As seen in this Twitter…

June 29, 2020 | 09:33 EDT

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Super Meat Boy

Do you like hurting other people? No? What about yourself? Seeking to complete Super Meat Boy is nothing short of pure masochism. Torturous levels, rife with deadly chainsaws, lava, and the salt!…

March 31, 2020 | 04:24 EDT

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Shovel Knight

Embody the Ace of Spade and make your foes shovel off. Shovel Knight is the legendary indie title that did quite the opposite of sitting on its laurels. Embodying a charming and lovingly crafted 8-…

May 4, 2020 | 08:40 EDT

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Paranautical Activity

Ever thought your First Person Shooter game could do with a little randomness and difficulty? Ever thought your favorite Roguelike lacked that satisfying feeling of just shooting a monster square…

February 5, 2020 | 01:42 EST

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Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle is Here

Two classic titles from Platinum Games have been united in one package — the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle has appeared with little fanfare on the Microsoft Store. If you're…

December 6, 2019 | 08:00 EST

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Mighty No. 9 Delisted From Japanese PS Store (But That's Not All)

Mighty No. 9 is being delisted from the Japanese PlayStation Store. Some might say that this is a sign that this game is dying, but it's a bit more complex than that. Mega Man fansite Protodude's…

November 15, 2019 | 11:30 EST

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This Street Fighter II Arcade Machine Is A Knockout Punch

Like most people who grew up in the 90s and early millennium, the dream of having an arcade at home isn’t an uncommon one. While modern consoles, smartphones, and practically anything with a screen…

November 7, 2019 | 12:00 EST

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Street Fighter II

Street Fighter II is one of the series most prolific titles in which you travel the world beating up caricatures of various people from a diverse set of backgrounds, ethnicities, and martial arts…

September 5, 2020 | 10:03 EDT


Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 Being Delisted From European and Japanese Wii U eShop

Do you own a Nintendo Wii U, live in either Europe or Japan, and want to get a digital copy of the two Bayonetta games? Then you better hurry, as Nintendo has announced that both games will be pulled…

September 9, 2019 | 05:18 EDT