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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

Mario Kart 8 DLC coming early, plus new speed class

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2015 3:52pm PDT

Mario Kart 8 is getting its next DLC earlier than expected, alongside a free update that will ramp up the speed considerably.

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"I think it was pretty brilliant, actually. Most companies don't hold real announcements on April ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 7 comments

Yoshi's Woolly World coming with Yarn Amiibo this fall

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Nintendo gave some more details about Yarn Yoshi today, including some new fabric Amiibos on the way.

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April Fool's Day Nintendo Direct will focus on 3DS and Wii U games

By Daniel Perez, Mar 31, 2015 7:20am PDT

A new Nintendo Direct will be airing on April Fool's Day, but Nintendo assures us this presentation is "no joke."

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"This is when Nintendo will announce a reworked intuitive online infrastructure and interface for ..."

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