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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. E3 roundtable video reveals early gameplay footage

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 24, 2014 2:41pm PDT

Shacknews covered the initial reveal for Nintendo's Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. firsthand during E3 2014. For those looking to see some of that announcement for themselves, Nintendo has released a condensed version of the media session, along with some early gameplay footage.

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Next Zelda could include multiplayer

By Steve Watts, Jun 23, 2014 10:28am PDT

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has implied that the next Legend of Zelda game could include multiplayer.

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"No map toggle. I don't play battle does anyone? I've heard its especially bad in this game. I ..."

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Mario Kart 8 Mercedes DLC coming the US

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2014 9:09am PDT

The Mercedes Benz DLC for Mario Kart 8, previously only announced for Japan, is coming to the US this summer.

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"Here's hoping this comes to Europe as well. Should not leave a region out of the fun that the ..."

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Wii U at a 'tipping point' for turning sales around, says Nintendo

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2014 7:04am PDT

Wii U has been a sales disappointment for Nintendo. According to marketing VP Scott Moffitt, however, the system is just about to turn the corner.

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"This is the shack, people here probably think Diablo 3 made more money than Candy Crush."

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Yoshi and Kirby showcase Nintendo's inventive art

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Yoshi's Woolly World and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse are showing off how Nintendo's great art direction can get even better with a little texture.

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Opinion: Time to retire Nintendo's 'no new IP' critique

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Nintendo is often berated for failing to introduce new properties, but given the output of the last few years, it's time to put that criticism to bed.

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"Yeah, I had to name-drop it since I loved it so much. I bought it, imported both Ouendan games, ..."

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New infinite 1UP glitch found in Super Mario Bros.

By Robert Workman, Jun 18, 2014 8:40am PDT

Nearly 30 years after its release, it appears someone has found a new glitch in the original Super Mario Bros.

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"I always just kicked that turtle that spawned on the stairs in like 4-1 until I got CROWN lives."

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Nintendo wins another Wii patent troll suit

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2014 10:47am PDT

Nintendo has won against an appeal of a previous dismissal regarding a patent suit. Triton Tech of Texas claimed the Wii infringed on its patent, but an appeals court saw differently.

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Mario Kart 8 quadrupled Wii U sales in opening week

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2014 7:36am PDT

Mario Kart 8 has gotten good buzz, but it has been difficult to tell if it was the elusive system seller the Wii U really needs. The answer,...

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"The netcode is really good. I've never experience and lag while playing worldwide. The highest ..."

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Super Smash Bros. on Wii U: The Shacknews staff battles at E3 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 12, 2014 11:00am PDT

Plenty has been said about Super Smash Bros. during this year's E3, but the time for talk is over for the Shacknews staff. Now it's time for action! Three members of the Shacknews crew took their grievances to the nearest Super Smash Bros. on Wii U station to determine, once...

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"I actually really liked playing her a lot. Both Little Mac and Wii Fit Trainer are great at ..."

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Hyrule Warriors: played at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2014 10:00am PDT

A hands-on look at the Zelda game that isn't.

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"So 3 out of 4 playable characters are female. Why aren't all the people hating on AC's gender ..."

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Mario Maker: played at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2014 8:00am PDT

Mario Maker is an interesting concept and the tools work intuitively, but a lot of its success will rely on sharing features that haven't been detailed yet.

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"10 years? Romhackers were making levels back before 2000. This needs to be way better. Was not ..."

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Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.: seen at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2014 9:00pm PDT

We take a closer look at Code Name: STEAM, Nintendo's new strategy franchise from Intelligent Systems.

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"screenshots look bad need to see it in VIDEO format to really get a feel you know?"

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Nintendo announces Code Name: STEAM for 3DS

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 6:08pm PDT

Nintendo is holding a special 3DS-centered event to cap off the second day of E3 2014. The publisher quickly kicked the event off by announcing a whole new IP, codenaming it STEAM. No, it probably isn't that Steam.

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"Fry: We have to track down my nose before some alien snarfs it and does the worm. Who's in? ..."

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Shack Reels at E3 2014: Fans react to Super Smash Bros.

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 4:00pm PDT

This year's E3 marked one of the first opportunities for fans to go hands-on with Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS. Has the wait been worth it so far? Shacknews' own Sam Leichtmer heads to the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center to get reaction from players...

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"I'm not sure being like CNN is a thing which companies should aspire to."

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