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Smash Bros gets Shulk from Xenoblade, and soundtrack offer

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2014 6:40am PDT

Nintendo has confirmed Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles will be in Smash Bros, lending credence to the recently rumored roster leak.

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Disney Infinity free on Wii U eShop

By Steve Watts, Aug 21, 2014 7:45am PDT

This week's eShop packs a surprising strategy from the House of Mouse. Disney Infinity, the initial release from last year, is a free download for Wii U.

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"Buy the sequel. Unlike Skylanders, you can only use characters from a specific franchise in ..."

- ATimson see all 27 comments

Opinion: Pokemon on iPad will change Nintendo's fortunes

By Steve Watts, Aug 18, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Nintendo is finally developing a full-fledged game for a smart device, after years of reluctance. Could this finally be the development that turns its fortunes around?

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"I wonder who won that and starts their new job in a few weeks."

- Haxim see all 16 comments

Nintendo suffers $97 million loss despite Mario Kart success

By Steve Watts, Jul 30, 2014 6:50am PDT

Nintendo posted its first-quarter results, and a big loss in income came among good news about Mario Kart 8 and the sales of Wii U.

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"So... Activision should be losing money if we stand by your definition."

- gzubluck see all 56 comments

Skylanders: Trap Team for Wii comes with Wii U code

By Robert Workman, Jul 29, 2014 10:00am PDT

If you buy the Wii version of the game, you'll get to upgrade to the Wii U version for free.

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Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes gets villainous

By Steve Watts, Jul 28, 2014 7:25am PDT

Disney showed off three villain characters for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con: Loki, Ronan the Accuser, and Green Goblin. 

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"Indeed. I believe it's modeled after the Green Goblin currently running around in that Ultimate ..."

- OzzieMejia see all 5 comments

Skylanders: Trap Team getting premium 'Eon's Elite' line

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2014 9:15am PDT

Special toy line will be a limited run with special packaging and packing three times the punch in-game.

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Sonic Boom games coming in November

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2014 12:50pm PDT

Sega has given dates for both the 3DS and Wii U Sonic Boom games, spaced a week apart.

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"Sonic's not supposed to twirl on ice like Brian Boytano. He's not supposed to use push pop ..."

- kenclopz see all 6 comments

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Guardians of the Galaxy play set announced

By Steve Watts, Jul 23, 2014 7:30am PDT

Star-Lord and his crew have to protect another cosmic MacGuffin from Ronan the Accuser and his armies.

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"I might just buy the figures. They are pretty stylized and cool looking on their own haha."

- Nerdsbeware see all 14 comments

Shack Snack: July 22, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jul 22, 2014 5:30pm PDT

Shacknews presents the Shack Snack, a short recap of the day's big stories.

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Wii U update supports system-to-system transfers

By Robert Workman, Jul 22, 2014 8:40am PDT

Update 5.1 lets you transfer systems and browse the eShop without using the GamePad.

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"That happened already no? Wasn't that part of the quick menu we have now?"

- rtricoche see all 4 comments

Skylanders: Trap Team 'Dark Edition' lets you catch Kaos

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2014 7:05am PDT

$99 "Dark Edition" includes Kaos trap and dark repaints

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"jeez the Dark editions are such a money grab however this one seems like it adds something ..."

- cptstern see all 3 comments

Nintendo bringing tournaments and games to Comic-Con

By Robert Workman, Jul 17, 2014 7:30am PDT

Tournaments, anime, and a Smashing good time

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"I am glad Nintendo is jumping on board the tournament scene for smash after what happened last ..."

- AllYourBase see all 2 comments

Club Nintendo 2014 'Elite Rewards' released

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2014 9:00am PDT

All digital games, all the time

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"To be fair, Nintendo does claim "Members that earn enough Coins during the Club Nintendo year ..."

- Psydswipe see all 41 comments

Disney Infinity 2.0 debuts Tinkerbell and Stitch

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2014 7:35am PDT

A pair of pint-sized heroes join up

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"I believe your old figures will work on the new base. No word on the playsets--not sure if they ..."

- Zhit66 see all 3 comments