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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse announced

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 9:38am PDT

Nintendo announced a sequel to the DS game Kirby Canvas Curse, titled Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.


Mario Maker announced for Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 9:35am PDT

Nintendo announced Mario Maker at its E3 2014 digital event, and showed a trailer in which a player edited stages at will.


"I was wishing they would also have Super Mario World style levels and graphics that you could ..."

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Bayonetta 2 to come with first game

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 9:31am PDT

Bayonetta 2 on Wii U will include the first Bayonetta game as well.


"Yes, same with Itagaki's The Devil's Third. That one would've also just died out after the THQ ..."

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Yarn Yoshi is now Yoshi’s Woolly World

By Robert Workman, Jun 10, 2014 9:19am PDT

Yoshi's new side-scroller has an official name, and plenty of tactics.


"Yoshi's Island meets Epic Yarn - didn't anticipate that mashup. Could be fun."

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Nintendo 'amiibo' figurines coming alongside Smash Bros Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 9:13am PDT

At Nintendo's digital event, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime formally introduced Nintendo's previously announced NFC figurines. They're called "amiibo," and they'll debut with Smash Bros for Wii U this fall.


"This, it's only CPU versions of the figurines. Doesn't seem to affect the roster selection or ..."

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Super Smash Bros. uses Mii fighters, figurines

By Robert Workman, Jun 10, 2014 9:12am PDT

Super Smash Bros. will come with NFC support and the ability to create your own fighters.


Pokemon National Championships will stream online next month

By Robert Workman, Jun 06, 2014 2:30pm PDT

The Pokemon tournaments will be televised. Meowth, that's right!


Revisiting E3 2013's press conferences: did they deliver?

By Robert Workman, Jun 06, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Did last year's press conferences hold up?


"i was just poking fun at another example of "elastic resources" for infrastructure not being ..."

- gokart. see all 13 comments

Rumor: Nintendo set to reveal 'Mario Maker' at E3

By Robert Workman, Jun 06, 2014 8:45am PDT

One of Nintendo's big E3 surprises may have just been revealed.


Mario Kart 8: Our favorite replay videos (so far)

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2014 1:30pm PDT

We take a look at some of our favorite Mario Kart 8 replay videos, from Luigi's infamous death stare to some of the cheapest Red Shell shenanigans we've ever seen.


"Thanks! I've corrected the story. Hopefully this gives a little bump to the tourney so we have ..."

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Nintendo to launch Play Nintendo Tour 2014 this summer

By Robert Workman, Jun 03, 2014 4:30pm PDT

Nintendo will launch a new mall tour this summer focusing on its hit 2DS/3DS games.


Shacknews Live: Mario Kart 8 [Update: It's over]

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2014 8:45am PDT

Shacknews' video crew has a craving for some high-speed hijinks today, so they'll be throwing down the Blue Shells in Mario Kart 8. Join Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer as she power slides her way to victory and fends off the Boomerangs and Bob-ombs of less fortunate competitors.


"Even I broke down and got a Wii U and then broke it and sent it off for repairs and am ..."

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Wii U Quick Start update is speedier, if you use it right

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2014 8:15am PDT

Nintendo's Wii U update makes the console speedier, but it's important to understand its limitations.


"40 seconds is actually pretty long. It far exceeds the awkward silence mark."

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PSA: Wii U v.5.0.0 update now available

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 02, 2014 10:00pm PDT

Nintendo has released the new v.5.0.0 update for Wii U, which should make booting games a much less cumbersome process. The major addition to this update is a new Quick Start Menu that can be accessed through the GamePad's Power or Home button.


"Sounds good. Thanks for the numbers. Looking forward to checking it out."

- Enric_of_Neriak see all 6 comments

Opinion: E3, and the importance of press conferences

By Robert Workman, Jun 02, 2014 12:45pm PDT

E3 could be a big show for Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony... depending what they do before it.


"I mostly game on PC and while the PC is in the best place its been for many years reportedly ..."

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