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GameCube Controller Adapter adds GC controller support to Smash Bros and Wii U

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2014 12:30pm PDT

It appeared that Smash Bros. veterans would have to jump into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U without GameCube controller support. It turns out this will not be the case, as Nintendo has unveiled a GameCube Controller Adapter (along with brand new GameCube controllers) that will...

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"I played a whole lot of SB using a D-pad. For the most part, it works great. Maybe even ..."

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Nintendo confirms YouTube affiliate program

By Robert Workman, May 28, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Nintendo has confirmed that a new affiliate program for YouTube players is in the works.

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"I really love Nintendo, a full on fanatic, but I will never understand this."

- beef2187 see all 2 comments

Pushmo World announced for Wii U, coming in June

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2014 8:00am PDT

Nintendo has announced Pushmo World for Wii U, a new entry with a load of new puzzles and a puzzle-sharing hub for user-generated content.

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"So awesome, really loved the games on 3DS. In Europe we get a discount for cross platform ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 2 comments

Report: Nintendo teaming up with YouTube for affiliate program

By Robert Workman, May 27, 2014 10:30am PDT

Could Nintendo be changing its tune about how to handle YouTube affiliates?

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"Just because you bought a thing doesn't mean the cut is over. If you want to broadcast and ..."

- HockeyJohnston see all 11 comments

Smash Bros Best Buy locations and times detailed

By Steve Watts, May 27, 2014 8:30am PDT

Nintendo has detailed exactly where and when you'll be able to play Smash Bros at Best Buy locations during E3.

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"Agreed, people love to shit on best buy but it's really not that bad anymore. For those of us ..."

- peat see all 10 comments

Pokemon X & Y to debut Fancy Pattern Vivillon after 100 million trades

By Ozzie Mejia, May 24, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Pokémon trading is serious business and business is booming, friends. In fact, the trading numbers for Pokémon X & Y are downright staggering, with over 90 million Pokemon having been traded worldwide through the Global Trading System (GTS). So Nintendo is preparing a rewa...

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Mario Kart 8 review follow-up

By Steve Watts, May 23, 2014 10:30am PDT

Mario Kart 8 is revving up for release. Shacknews checks in with reviewer Steve Watts to get some off-the-cuff thoughts on the upcoming kart racer.

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"Well, hopefully Nintendo will patch that in later. There's also a minor framerate-judder issue ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 17 comments

Smash Bros gets another Fire Emblem swordsman

By Steve Watts, May 23, 2014 8:45am PDT

Nintendo has announced the addition of Ike from Fire Emblem to the Smash Bros roster, joining Marth.

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"I'm still bummed we're not getting the Wii U version until later this year."

- lefthighkick see all 6 comments

Opinion: Is the Nintendo Wii U worth getting yet?

By Robert Workman, May 22, 2014 9:00am PDT

Nintendo could turn around its Wii U- but it needs to make some moves.

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"I'm still holding out for the 2.0 / Slim / updated version. :/"

- darthfusion see all 20 comments

Hyrule Warriors to feature multiple playable characters

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2014 4:00pm PDT

New details have emerged about Hyrule Warriors, Tecmo Koei's Zelda game, including the presence of multiple playable characters.

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"yet you want the PS4 and Xbox One for the price they are selling for."

- cloud8521 see all 3 comments

Shack Snack: May 20, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 20, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of they day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Mario Kart 8: Tips for defying gravity

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 11:00am PDT

Our Play Primer series returns with tips for getting started in Mario Kart 8. Be sure to let us know in Chatty if you have any lingering questions.

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"It was a long time ago when I last played through the whole thing, everything was unlocked when ..."

- MagicWishMonkey see all 14 comments

5 Wii and DS games whose online features will be missed the most

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2014 10:00am PDT

Today's the day that Nintendo pulls the plug on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for Wii and DS games. Here are five online-enabled games that you're going to miss.

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"I thought Phantom Hourglass on the DS had some really fun multiplayer. "

- Hazim see all 5 comments

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection shuts down for Wii and DS

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 8:30am PDT

Nintendo has shut down its Wi-Fi Connection online services for Wii and DS, rendering various functionality inaccessible for games like Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, and various Pokemon games.

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"I guess that depends on how much you think it costs to buy an online service compared to how ..."

- dajir see all 43 comments

Super Smash Bros invitational tournament detailed

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 6:45am PDT

Nintendo has detailed how to get into the Smash Bros Invitational tournament being held alongside E3.

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