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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

Summer Spotlight: Shovel Knight digs up a diamond

By Steve Watts, Jul 09, 2014 11:00am PDT

We take a closer look at Shovel Knight with an open dialogue.

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"I need to play this game. After reading this and hearing people talk about it on Idle Thumbs it ..."

- aethyr see all 2 comments

Mighty No 9 studio teases animated series

By Steve Watts, Jul 07, 2014 7:57am PDT

Mighty No 9 isn't out yet, but creator Keiji Inafune is already moving forward on plans to expand the franchise beyond the game realm. The team is exploring an animated series, and animation studio Digital Frontier has put together a teaser.

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"Please don't give us full English voice acting unless it's good voice acting - the voice acting ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 3 comments

New releases for July 7-13

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 06, 2014 8:00am PDT

Summer is in full swing and that means there isn't a whole heck of a lot coming out this week. But there is one item to look out for and that's the final episode of The Wolf Among Us.

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"The 3DS also has a game called Scooby-Doo! & Looney Tunes Cartoon Universe: Adventure out today. "

- Psydswipe see all 4 comments

Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition impressions: get it, gringo

By Robert Workman, Jul 05, 2014 11:00am PDT

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition is the best version of the platformer yet.

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"Is there any chance they'll bring the new stuff over to existing versions as DLC? I'd buy it for ..."

- pyide see all 5 comments

Over 300 Shovel Knight cheats collected by Steam users

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 03, 2014 10:23am PDT

Shovel Knight contains over 300 cheats and a Steam forum post has collected them all!

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"Yeah, people forget about those. 9 definitely came along before the indie retro explosion too."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 4 comments

Games that will get you through the summer doldrums

By Robert Workman, Jul 02, 2014 10:00am PDT

Bored this summer? We've got ten game picks that will perk you right up.

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"How does South Park: The Stick of Truth have a high replay value? Its like playing a long ..."

- soundcreepy see all 22 comments

Opinion: Nintendo is past due for cross-buy

By Steve Watts, Jun 30, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Nintendo has started taking tentative steps into cross-buy, but it's already so late to the functionality that we need to see more of a commitment.

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"Right now I'd just take an option to backup Wii U game saves. Thankfully my Wii U came back ..."

- rosewood see all 22 comments

There's reason to be concerned with Sonic Boom

By Robert Workman, Jun 30, 2014 9:30am PDT

Is Sega's latest Sonic game already running into trouble?

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"No, it was a one-time 20th Anniversary thing. Let it keep being magical."

- MetaSaval see all 59 comments

New releases for June 30-July 6

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 29, 2014 8:00am PDT

Divinity: Original Sin for PC and Sniper Elite 3 for consoles lead a thin batch of new releases this week.

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"Isn't that One Piece game coming out on Tuesday for the PS3 and vita?"

- Darkfox76 see all 9 comments

Mario Kart 8 reaches 2 million sold, Iwata still in the driver's seat

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2014 6:44am PDT

At Nintendo's annual shareholders meeting, the company announced that Mario Kart 8 had hit 2 million units sold worldwide, and reelected Satoru Iwata as president.

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"Has a way to go to beat Mario Kart's Wii sales @ 34.5 million. It is a start though! WiiU is ..."

- cruncht1me see all 2 comments