Nintendo introduces upgraded 'New 3DS' models

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2014 7:05am PDT

Nintendo announced new models of the 3DS and 3DS XL in Japan this morning, with more buttons, another analog nub, and an upgraded CPU.


"You're right, this is going to confuse the hell out of most people. I thought they would have ..."

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Nintendo's 'Amiibo' figures priced

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2014 6:50am PDT

The first line of 12 figures are now available for pre-order, and will start rolling out for several games this holiday season.


Smash Bros gets Shulk from Xenoblade, and soundtrack offer

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2014 6:40am PDT

Nintendo has confirmed Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles will be in Smash Bros, lending credence to the recently rumored roster leak.


Destiny community manager discusses competitive multiplayer and eSports

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 28, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Bungie community manager Eric Osborne took some time away from Gamescom to talk to Shacknews about Destiny's competitive multiplayer and whether it'll have any focus on the eSports front.


"It's Halo the MMO with a mild infection of Borderland-gunitis."

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Killer Instinct: Season 2 balance changes coming September 23

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 28, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Killer Instinct: Season 2 won't officially launch until October, but the new features and balance changes will arrive earlier than that.


Xbox One September update rolling out now

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 28, 2014 2:30pm PDT

The September update for Xbox One is being rolled out a little bit early.


"a) lots of planning to plan meant quite a delay in getting started on the software side ..."

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Payday 2 issuing open beta for money/XP changes

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 28, 2014 2:15pm PDT

Overkill Software is working to address one of Payday 2's most common criticisms.


Opinion: Publishers too reluctant to embrace new consoles

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2014 1:30pm PDT

The new generation has been an unquestionable success. So why are publishers so reluctant to embrace it?


"I can't help but think a hardware company like Sony isn't jealously watching Apple sell a shit ..."

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Nintendo update brings Gunvolt, Steamworld, and Capcom discounts

By Robert Workman, Aug 28, 2014 1:00pm PDT

The latest from Mega Man Keiji Inafune is up for grabs, along with a new Phoenix Wright adventure and plenty of markdowns.


"I still have a box for Mega Man X3, forgot I had it until I went through my parents attic last ..."

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Shacknews Live: NES Remix with Andrew and Joe

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 28, 2014 12:40pm PDT

Sam's on her way to PAX Prime, so Andrew and Joe are sticking around to play some NES Remix. (And Shovel Knight, if time permits)


Shacknews Spotlight: The Walking Dead: Season 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 28, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Now that The Walking Dead: Season 2 has concluded, the time has come for a conversation about where we've been. Steven, Steve, and myself all take a moment to reflect on the highs and lows of Season 2 and where the series might be going next. (Warning: Spoilers within!)


"Your final choice is to stay in Wellington or to leave with Kenny. I don't know what happens if ..."

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Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney review: the odd couple

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2014 11:00am PDT

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney takes the best parts of both franchises, but brings their shared baggage along for the ride.


"I'm a little bummed Layton gets the center stage over Phoenix as I like the Ace Attorney more ..."

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to get special editions in the U.K.

By Robert Workman, Aug 28, 2014 10:30am PDT

Nintendo of Europe has just introduced some fun new collectibles for Pokémon fans overseas, although there's no word if we'll get them here in the U.S. Keep those fingers crossed.


A City Sleeps is a musical 'bullet hell' shooter from Harmonix

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 28, 2014 10:22am PDT

Harmonix has unveiled their latest game, taking inspirations from bullet hell and anime. A City Sleeps will hit PC in October.


".... YAAAAAAAAAAY Only two of those got totally boned by the Kinect becoming optional! "

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Super Smash Bros. Music Tracks Released By Nintendo

By Robert Workman, Aug 28, 2014 10:00am PDT

Get a listen to what kind of soundtrack will be included in the brawling game when it releases later this year for 3DS and Wii U.


"Yes ever since the first trailer dropped I knew I had to have that song!!!!!"

- DandySlayer see all 4 comments
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