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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 ..."

- sogelegos see all 7 comments

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

E3 2015: Looking Back at Nintendo's 2014 Conference

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Shacknews is taking a look back at last year's press conferences to see what panned out, what didn't, and what it all means for our expectations this year. Today, we wrap it all up with a look back at Nintendo.

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Metroid Prime series dev teases E3 2015 appearance

By Daniel Perez, Jun 10, 2015 6:22am PDT

The development studio behind the Metroid Prime series and the recent Donkey Kong Country games has teased an E3 2015 appearance.

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"3rd person Metroidvania please, with proper controls this time around with your dual analog ..."

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Splatoon gets a new free DLC weapon tonight

By Daniel Perez, Jun 05, 2015 9:20am PDT

Nintendo is keeping its promise of delivering additional content to Splatoon for free this summer as the Inkbrush will be available this evening.

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"Love me some Splatoon. The family does also. Cant let them know there is more content. I wont be ..."

- rtricoche see all 3 comments

Counterfeit amiibo found on sale with lack of NFC chip

By Daniel Perez, Jun 03, 2015 12:35pm PDT

According to a new report, counterfeit amiibo have started to circulate across a number of marketplaces.

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"But if they print more of those 'rare' Amibos, wouldn't they be next to worthless? Like the 2nd ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 12 comments

Skylanders: Superchargers finds novelty in old tropes

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2015 5:00am PDT

Skylanders: Superchargers takes one of the oldest mechanics in video games--vehicle segments--and infuses it with its own brand of inventive toy-based twists.

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Hoard all the treasure in Nintendo's upcoming game Project Treasure

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 01, 2015 8:15am PDT

Team up with friends and take on the most dangerous dungeons ever, filling your pockets with as much treasure as you can.

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"The camera makes my head hurt just from the limited gameplay in the trailer. Ouch."

- kevp see all 3 comments

Splatoon Review: A Splattering of Greatness

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2015 9:00am PDT

Nintendo steps outside its comfort zone with an online multiplayer shooter. While it has a wealth of creativity and playfulness, that praise has to be tempered with the acknowledgement that this first step is an awkward one. Our review. 

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"This game is a lot of fun and I love it. My only concern is that WiiU user base is low, how will ..."

- rtricoche see all 13 comments

Splatoon Beginner's Guide and Tips

By Steve Watts, May 28, 2015 9:00pm PDT

Splatoon has launched, giving players a chance to try Nintendo's wacky, colorful crack at the multiplayer shooter. How are you going to get the paint-soaked edge on your Inkling competition? Check out Shacknews' tips to get you started on the right track.

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Nintendo World Championships qualifying event locations announced

By Daniel Perez, May 19, 2015 6:50am PDT

Nintendo has announced the eight Best Buy locations that will host the Nintendo World Championships qualifying events.

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"I know it's not ideal but it's also much more of a spectacle that way and simply increases the ..."

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Shack Reels: Splatoon weapons breakdown

By Shack Staff, May 15, 2015 2:30pm PDT

Learn the basics of the different weapons you'll be given access to in Splatoon from our latest video.

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Nintendo's Silver Mario amiibo launching on May 29

By Daniel Perez, May 14, 2015 5:47am PDT

Nintendo has announced this morning the Silver Mario amiibo will be made available later this month, and it won't be exclusive to any retailer.

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Opinion: Top 5 Picks for Super Smash Bros DLC Roster

By Nathaniel Hohl, Apr 07, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Last week, Nintendo unveiled a  Smash Bros Fighter Ballot webpage, where fans can enter for future roster additions. Here are 5 picks that would add some extra punch to the game.

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"No King K. Rool? BOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I believe that every game from Nintendo that has a clear cut ..."

- DandySlayer see all 9 comments

Shacknews Plays: Mario Party 10

By Shack Staff, Apr 06, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Looking for ways to liven up your Mario Party? Just add Bowser. The Shacknews office staff challenges each other in Mario Party 10's Bowser mode.

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"haha, that was entertaining. thanks for the video Shack Staff"

- senor135 see all 3 comments