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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...


"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.


"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.


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

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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?


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

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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.


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

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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...


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.


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

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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.


"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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.