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Guacamelee! STCE enters the ring in July

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2014 6:53am PDT

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition has set dates in early July.

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Another World coming to PS4 next week

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Another World is coming to PlayStation 4 next week. It has cross-buy and cross-save, so the PS3 and Vita versions shouldn't be far behind.

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"Excellent, one of the best games ever made coming to even more platforms. Eric Chahi ..."

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Mario Kart 8 quadrupled Wii U sales in opening week

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2014 7:36am PDT

Mario Kart 8 has gotten good buzz, but it has been difficult to tell if it was the elusive system seller the Wii U really needs. The answer,...

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"The netcode is really good. I've never experience and lag while playing worldwide. The highest ..."

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Miyamoto's new games: played at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2014 10:30am PDT

Nintendo quietly debuted two new games from famed creator Shigeru Miyamoto at E3 this week, both intended to showcase the GamePad's unique strengths. The results were unfortunately mixed.

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"I played both Project Guard and Project Giant Robot at E3. I thought Project Guard was a better ..."

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Super Smash Bros. on Wii U: The Shacknews staff battles at E3 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 12, 2014 11:00am PDT

Plenty has been said about Super Smash Bros. during this year's E3, but the time for talk is over for the Shacknews staff. Now it's time for action! Three members of the Shacknews crew took their grievances to the nearest Super Smash Bros. on Wii U station to determine, once...

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"I actually really liked playing her a lot. Both Little Mac and Wii Fit Trainer are great at ..."

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Hyrule Warriors: played at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2014 10:00am PDT

A hands-on look at the Zelda game that isn't.

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"So 3 out of 4 playable characters are female. Why aren't all the people hating on AC's gender ..."

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Mario Maker: played at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2014 8:00am PDT

Mario Maker is an interesting concept and the tools work intuitively, but a lot of its success will rely on sharing features that haven't been detailed yet.

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"10 years? Romhackers were making levels back before 2000. This needs to be way better. Was not ..."

- kenclopz see all 8 comments

Shack Reels at E3 2014: Fans react to Super Smash Bros.

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 4:00pm PDT

This year's E3 marked one of the first opportunities for fans to go hands-on with Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS. Has the wait been worth it so far? Shacknews' own Sam Leichtmer heads to the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center to get reaction from players...

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"I'm not sure being like CNN is a thing which companies should aspire to."

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Breaking down the Super Smash Bros. E3 2014 developer roundtable

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 7:00am PDT

Masahiro Sakurai headed up a developer roundtable for Super Smash Bros. late Tuesday night. After breaking down a 2+ hour discussion, I came out with these five main takeaways from the informative session.

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"Canceling was never intended. And old consoles games, especially Nintendo don't get patched. ..."

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Smash Bros adds Pac-Man to roster [Update: Trailer added]

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 7:24pm PDT

The perpetually hungry Pac-Man has a new hunger: your tears. Nintendo announced at a special Smash Bros event tonight that Pac-Man will be part of the roster in the upcoming Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U.

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"oh yeah for sure. however i'd bet most people prefer his more abstract incarnations."

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Mario vs Donkey Kong for Wii U announced

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 7:19pm PDT

Mario vs Donkey Kong was announced for Wii U today, through a trailer released alongside Nintendo's digital showcase.

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Star Fox in development for Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 10:07am PDT

At the end of its Nintendo digital event, creative head Shigeru Miyamoto appeared to tease a Star Fox project currently in development for the Wii U.

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"im not a huge starfox fan but im a huge fox fan so i will buy a wii u again and this "

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Smash Bros gets Kid Icarus' Palutena character

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 9:47am PDT

Today's Nintendo digital event at E3 closed with a teaser for at least one more character in Smash Bros. Kid Icarus' goddess Palutena has joined the fray, and the trailer ended with another teaser implying that Dark Pit might be playable as well.

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Hyrule Warriors releasing September 26th

By Robert Workman, Jun 10, 2014 9:38am PDT

Link will be battling hundreds this September.

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Mario Maker announced for Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 9:35am PDT

Nintendo announced Mario Maker at its E3 2014 digital event, and showed a trailer in which a player edited stages at will.

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"I was wishing they would also have Super Mario World style levels and graphics that you could ..."

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