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Super Mario Maker video highlights how we'll unlock tools, inject music, and more

By Daniel Perez, Aug 12, 2015 9:41am PDT

A new Super Mario Maker video was released today that highlights a number of features we can expect from the game, including how we'll unlock additional tools.

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Runbow release date announced along with new guest characters

By Daniel Perez, Aug 11, 2015 7:48am PDT

13AM Games has announced its upcoming 9-player multiplayer Wii U game, Runbow, will be releasing later this month and will be receiving even more guest characters.

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The Best Wii U Games to Play

By Shack Staff, Aug 03, 2015 3:00pm PDT

Tackle Nintendo's growing list of Wii U games with this handy list of some of the best games the system has to offer.

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"There's a moment of discovery that happened with me once I started to figure out the combo ..."

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Splatoon's August update adds new game modes, weapons, and more next week

By Daniel Perez, Jul 27, 2015 6:55am PDT

Nintendo has announced Splatoon will be receiving a "massive" update next week.

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Skylanders SuperChargers Impressions: Nintendo Characters Help Attack by Land, Sea, and Air

By Steven Wong, Jul 24, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Shacknews goes hands-on with Skylanders: SuperChargers for Wii U to see how well Bowser and Donkey Kong can throw down with the rest of the Skylanders crew.

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Project Cars cancelled for Wii U; 'simply too much' for Nintendo's hardware

By Daniel Perez, Jul 21, 2015 7:27am PDT

Slightly Mad Studios' Ian Bell has confirmed Project Cars won't be coming to the Wii U as the game is "simply too much" for its limited hardware.

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"Never mind, you're talking about as a profitable revenue source--which makes more sense to me ..."

- Halen see all 52 comments

Shack Reels: Nintendo Showcase Interview and Gameplay

By Shack Staff, Jul 20, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Shacknews talks with Krysta Yang at the Nintendo Showcase in New York City to discuss some of the games in Nintendo's upcoming line-up.

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Shack Reels: Super Mario Maker Gameplay

By Shack Staff, Jul 17, 2015 10:30am PDT

Watch Shacknews play (and fail a couple times) a pre-made level found in Super Mario Maker!

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"It was me, I have brought shame to my family with those run throughs. Super Mario Maker has ..."

- SquidWizard see all 11 comments

Amazon Prime Day Deals: Gamer Edition

By Daniel Perez, Jul 15, 2015 6:37am PDT

Amazon Prime Day is taking place today, and we are compiling all of the notable video game sales going on throughout the day. Be sure to check back often to keep tabs on what's going on sale on Prime Day.

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"I always have kept that up to date, so maybe that's why I havent noticed any issues. "

- jdcope see all 18 comments

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away at age 55

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 12, 2015 5:35pm PDT

Nintendo has announced its CEO, Satoru Iwata, has passed away at the age of 55.

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"whoa. didn't realize he was only 55. That's terrible. RIP good sir."

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Nintendo Miiverse redesign coming this summer

By Daniel Perez, Jul 01, 2015 6:23am PDT

Nintendo has announced it's redesigning its Miiverse service to include a screenshot album, play journal, and more.

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"That's enabled per game, something that has to be built into it, not defaulted by the system ..."

- one random winner see all 5 comments

Another Splatoon mode rolling out July 1

By Steve Watts, Jun 30, 2015 7:35am PDT

You can get pushy with Tower Control starting tomorrow evening, as long as you've unlocked Ranked mode.

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E3 2015: Super Mario Maker promises all the Mario, forever

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2015 8:30am PDT

Super Mario Maker has the tools and intuitive interface in place to produce an endless stream of fresh Mario platforming. Yes, please.

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"Yeah, I thought about the SMB3 world, but Mario Maker lets you apply that idea to Mario 1 and ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 6 comments

E3 2015: Star Fox Zero isn't the GamePad's savior

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2015 6:30am PDT

It's great to see Star Fox return with a new console game after all these years, but the awkward GamePad functionality may be a bigger nuisance than Slippy Toad.

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"Hands-on impressions indicate that it's worse than the Splatoon implementation, but that it ..."

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E3 2015: Star Fox shown for Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2015 9:08am PDT

Nintendo started off its E3 press conference with Star Fox Zero for Wii U, showing off some familiar environments and enemies along with new vehicles like a helicopter. 

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"They could have done something a lot closer to the original game that we all loved, but stayed ..."

- Madwacker see all 8 comments