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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?


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Mario Kart 8 sells 1.2 million worldwide in opening weekend

By Robert Workman, Jun 02, 2014 11:15am PDT

Mario Kart 8 has gotten off to a good start when it comes to sales.


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Pikmin 3 2.0.0 update adds GamePad and stylus control option

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2014 2:00pm PDT

It's always been somewhat baffling that Pikmin 3 couldn't use their stylus and the GamePad touch screen to control their little helpers. That appears to have changed, thanks to a new 2.0.0 update that is now live, giving players the option to control their Pikmin with the Wi...


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Shack Interview: Talking Mario Kart 8 with GoNintendo's Kevin Cassidy

By Ozzie Mejia, May 30, 2014 6:30pm PDT

The highly-anticipated Mario Kart 8 is out today. But before you select your character or upload your clips to Mario Kart TV, Shacknews' Sam and Andrew want to talk some Mario Kart with GoNintendo's Kevin "rawmeat cowboy" Cassidy and weigh in on some of the game's features a...


"It seems like they're starting to relax a bit more. But yeah I think keeping it relaxed and ..."

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PSA: Mario Kart TV site up and running

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2014 9:00am PDT

Mario Kart TV, the video sharing feature in Mario Kart 8, is now up on the web.


Shack Snack: May 29, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 29, 2014 6:00pm PDT

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


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Pokemon Delta Emerald trademark filed by Nintendo

By Ozzie Mejia, May 29, 2014 4:30pm PDT

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were announced earlier this month, but a new Nintendo trademark indicates that Delta Emerald may soon join them.


"There most likely won't be a Emerald release on the 3DS. They're just covering their bases. They ..."

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Mario Kart 8 getting Mercedes Benz DLC in Japan

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Mario and his buddies will be able to race around the Mushroom Kingdom in a Mercedes Benz this summer, thanks to some free promotional DLC releasing in Japan. The ad announcing the partnership is... different.