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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse review: Clay-More

By Steve Watts, Feb 18, 2015 10:00am PST

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse brings back the sharp and intuitive gameplay of Canvas Curse, but how does it translate to a console? Our review.

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"I heard that you can use the wand controller and ditch the touch pad is this true? If I can some ..."

- valcan_s see all 3 comments

Amiibo will unlock NES and SNES games on Wii U

By Daniel Perez, Feb 17, 2015 6:35am PST

Nintendo has announced its amiibo will be able to unlock NES and SNES games through a free app on the Wii U.

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"I don't care about the extras myself, it's just a pathetic missed opportunity. They need to ..."

- Conan see all 39 comments

4 Zelda Games to Remaster Next

By Steve Watts, Feb 12, 2015 11:00am PST

Nintendo has found a bona fide hit factory in its recent remasterings of beloved Zelda games. So what now? We've thought up a few classic Zelda games that seem primed for a remastered version.

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"They did make it for 3DS, I believe. Gave it away for free for a while."

- skankcore see all 13 comments

Club Nintendo final rewards includes over 100 digital goods and more

By Daniel Perez, Feb 02, 2015 7:30am PST

Club NIntendo is walking into the virtual sunset, which is why Nintendo of America is going all out with its final list of rewards.

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"I got some points yesterday for my post play survey of Mario Galaxy 2"

- rtrson see all 27 comments

Super Smash Bros. Wii U adds 15 8-player smash stages

By Daniel Perez, Jan 29, 2015 7:30am PST

Everybody needs a little more variety in their stages when playing 8-player smash. With today's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U update, you'll now be given the larger variety you've been needing.

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"Nintendo's DLC on the Wii U beats literally all other DLC efforts. Fantastic."

- Firefly1985 see all 6 comments

Nintendo sells 1.84M New 3DS in 2014 while Wii U sells 9.2M in its lifetime

By Daniel Perez, Jan 28, 2015 7:30am PST

Nintendo has given us a look into the sales of both its hardware and software up to the end of 2014, and things are looking good.

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"How about they make a console which doesn't just seem like it's a touch screen add-on for the Wii."

- thecray see all 20 comments

Punch-Out!! now available for half price in Wii U eShop

By Daniel Perez, Jan 23, 2015 7:30am PST

Punch-Out!! has entered the Wii U eShop this week, and if you want to pick it up for half its retail price, you better act quickly.

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"I loved Punch out as a good on the NES. Mike tyson was sooo damn hard."

- Patman504 see all 13 comments

Citizens of Earth Review: Citizens United

By Steven Wong, Jan 20, 2015 1:30pm PST

In Citizens of Earth, you play as the Vice President of the World, and one of your first acts in office is to save the planet from invasion. To do so, you must gather an army of everyday citizens to battle the menace. Does this retro RPG have the charm to keep citizens of th...

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Club Nintendo shutting its doors later this year

By Daniel Perez, Jan 20, 2015 6:35am PST

Nintendo of America has announced Club Nintendo will be no more later this year, so start cashing in your Coins!

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"So good that they are finally ending it and thinking of something new globally. It was so ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 22 comments

Everything From Today's Nintendo Direct

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2015 8:00am PST

Today's Nintendo Direct was a doozy, with news ranging from new handheld hardware to several release dates, new Amiibo figurines, and plenty of downloadable content. Here's a wrap-up of all the high points.

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"I bought the disc version for $50 on eBay a year ago. Well worth the money!"

- The Gorilla Bear see all 19 comments

Splatoon brings customizable chaos to Wii U this May

By Daniel Perez, Jan 14, 2015 7:46am PST

Splatoon has a new release date window as well as some new details regarding its central hub and customization options.

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"Nintendo are doing much more for this title than I ever thought they would. I originally ..."

- atom519 see all 3 comments

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse floats onto Wii U on Feb. 20 with Amiibo support

By Daniel Perez, Jan 14, 2015 7:25am PST

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will soon be upon us and will also offer support for select Amiibo figures.

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Nintendo Wii U offering digital Wii games starting today

By Daniel Perez, Jan 14, 2015 6:25am PST

No need to pile up your Wii games as Nintendo has announced digital versions of select games will be made available on the Wii U eShop.

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"First time I've heard about this Punch-Out game! Super Punch-Out on the SNES was one of my ..."

- code-e255 see all 104 comments

The Great Wall: Consoles in China

By Shack Staff, Jan 12, 2015 7:00am PST

After fourteen years, China has lifted its ban on video game consoles. Microsoft is the first of the major console manufacturers to capitalize on the new market, having recently launched its Xbox One in the region. However, China's gaming culture has undergone a ra...

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"Great article! As a "failed" * Journalist myself I appreciate the attention to details and how ..."

- MatthewPhillips see all 86 comments

2014 Game of the Year 4: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 01, 2015 10:00am PST

In which Nintendo does more than make a great fighting game, but also honors its rich history.

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