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5 Ways Super Mario Maker Should Expand with DLC

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2015 6:00am PDT

Super Mario Maker's robust tool set is bound to create countless hours of enjoyment, but it will need an injection of freshness eventually. Here are five ways Nintendo could use downloadable content to keep Super Mario Maker fresh for a long time to come.


"Use Map ID 2309-0000-0014-7FF9 to find my profile. You will find plenty of levels in many ..."

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Super Mario Maker 1.01 day one patch will address item unlocks

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 10, 2015 4:25pm PDT

While those that reviewed Super Mario Maker had to wait nine days to unlock all of the level editor's set pieces, it appears that Nintendo is about to release a day one patch that throws that idea out the window.


"It's still bizarre to me that Nintendo has actually entered the internet era. Seems they've been ..."

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Pokemon GO - 4 Things We Hope to See from Niantic Labs' 2016 Mobile Game

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 10, 2015 9:00am PDT

Niantic Labs, the developer behind Ingress, is getting a crack at the Pokemon franchise in 2016. So here are four things we hope to see from Niantic's first 'GO' at Pokemon.


"In the next few years I'd like to see pokemon Go make it as far as actual holograms to battle ..."

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Pokemon Go is a new mobile game from the creators of Ingress

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 09, 2015 11:18pm PDT

A new Pokemon mobile game has been announced. Pokemon Go will be a new collaboration between The Pokemon Company and Niantic Labs, the creators of Ingress.


"Gonna trade pokemon with those kids but the pokemon are in your van?"

- RikiTiki2 see all 18 comments

Star Fox Zero - hands-on at GameStop Expo

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 09, 2015 11:00am PDT

Shacknews got a first look at Star Fox Zero back at E3 2015 and... the first impression wasn't great. But surely, veteran Star Fox player Ozzie will have a better first impression from this year's GameStop Expo, right? Well... 


"They better scrape this, or change it. From what I've read the controls are rubbish."

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Super Mario Maker amiibo costumes revealed in new video

By Daniel Perez, Sep 09, 2015 7:08am PDT

A new video shows all of the different amiibo costumes Mario can wear in Super Mario Maker.


"Nope, you can unlock them by playing the 100 mario mode. Not sure if you can get 100% of them, ..."

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New Wii U bundle includes Mario Kart 8 and DLC packs starting today

By Daniel Perez, Sep 08, 2015 7:00am PDT

Nintendo has announced a new Wii U bundle that includes Mario Kart 8 and two DLC packs starting today. Long-time fans of the series would be crazy to pass up this deal.


Super Mario Maker Review: It's-a We, Mario

By Steve Watts, Sep 02, 2015 7:00am PDT

Super Mario Maker is a developer toolset, a crowd-sourced game jam, and classic homage all rolled into one--all while retaining Nintendo's innate sense of artful craftsmanship. Our review.


"Honestly I didn't even see the score til you mentioned the two places it was in. "

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Amazon customers can now buy digital Nintendo Wii U and 3DS games

By Daniel Perez, Sep 01, 2015 12:24pm PDT

Amazon has launched a digital storefront for Nintendo customers to purchase digital versions of Wii U and 3DS games.


"Surprisingly forward thinking for Nintendo. Do other consoles offer this?"

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New Nintendo 3DS XL bundles for Animal Crossing and Tri Force Heroes coming this fall

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 31, 2015 2:35pm PDT

A pair of New Nintendo 3DS XL bundles have been unveiled, one for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, both set to arrive this fall.


"Already sold out completely due to scalpers, you just missed it."

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Pokemon Shuffle Mobile chooses iOS today

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 31, 2015 11:25am PDT

After hitting 3DS earlier this year, Pokemon Shuffle has arrived at what arguably should have been its first home: iOS.


"We reached out to a Nintendo representative regarding the app. They responded, "Pika!""

- the man with the briefcase see all 2 comments

Vs. Excitebike will motor onto the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 30, 2015 12:11pm PDT

Nintendo's Builders Week event is over and that means Vs. Excitebike is about to release on the Wii U Virtual Console. It's actually coming out tomorrow, in fact!


PAX Prime 2015: Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition unveiled

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2015 3:46pm PDT

Nintendo and Monolith Soft showed off more of Xenoblade Chronicles X on the PAX Prime 2015 show floor, while also announcing that the game will receive a special edition.


"I couldn't sit through the whole thing, did they mention when it was being released?"

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PAX Prime 2015: The Nindies@Night indie trailer roundup

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 27, 2015 11:20pm PDT

Nintendo took Thursday evening to celebrate the indie gaming scene and Shacknews has rounded up the trailers for each of the games featured at tonight's event.


"I don't know how the WiiU's store is supposed to work with so little storage in the thing. :/"

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Shovel Knight gets his own Amiibo as Nintendo hints at inevitable sequel

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 27, 2015 9:52pm PDT

Shovel Knight has dug into a new milestone, as the character will be the first from the indie gaming space to receive his own Amiibo figure.


"Nice that is pretty rad, I really hope they make 2, its seems pretty much guaranteed. Man it ..."

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