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Shack Snack: May 20, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 20, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of they day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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5 Wii and DS games whose online features will be missed the most

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2014 10:00am PDT

Today's the day that Nintendo pulls the plug on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for Wii and DS games. Here are five online-enabled games that you're going to miss.

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"I thought Phantom Hourglass on the DS had some really fun multiplayer. "

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Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection shuts down for Wii and DS

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 8:30am PDT

Nintendo has shut down its Wi-Fi Connection online services for Wii and DS, rendering various functionality inaccessible for games like Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, and various Pokemon games.

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"I guess that depends on how much you think it costs to buy an online service compared to how ..."

- dajir see all 43 comments

Disney Infinity 2.0 adds Marvel superheroes this fall, also coming to Xbox One & PS4

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 30, 2014 10:25am PDT

Disney Interactive confirmed that Marvel's library of superheroes would join the roster for Disney Infinity 2.0 this fall.

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"It really is. Skylanders pissed me off with the Giants not working with the original portal."

- A10Pilot see all 7 comments

Consoles still on top but smartphones gaining ground, says ESA survey

By Steve Watts, Apr 28, 2014 12:30pm PDT

An ESA survey provides new data on a variety of statistics, from console and smartphone usage to gender and genre breakdowns.

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"I would say that the most indicative figure is that handhelds are still doing quite well which ..."

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GameStop offering Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie tickets with game purchase

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 1:00pm PDT

GameStop is offering tickets to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with a purchase of the game, as long as you show up early enough to snag them.

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Skylanders Trap Team makes villains fight for you

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 6:00am PDT

Activison has revealed the next Skylanders game, coming this fall. Trap Team lets you capture villains and store them in their own special NFC devices to use them in battle.

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Disney Infinity's lightsaber just requires a little work (and $500)

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2014 9:00am PDT

A video detailing how to get the lightsaber Easter egg in Disney Infinity estimates the cost at around $500.

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"As awesome as that it is, it's also a bit disturbing. Just wrong to see Micky swinging a light ..."

- daggot see all 4 comments

Nintendo rejected Skylanders exclusivity

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2014 9:00am PDT

In the early days of Skylanders development, Toys for Bob approached Nintendo about making it an exclusive, but Nintendo rejected the deal.

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"or the dude that cashed out his founding apple stock for like 10 grand"

- ninjase see all 29 comments

Princess Peach-themed pink Wii Remotes coming this month

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 15, 2014 7:00am PDT

Nintendo has announced yet another color variant for the Wii Remote Plus controller. Coming later this month is a pink controller.

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Nintendo explains why Animal Crossing is not a fit for smartphones

By Steve Watts, Mar 31, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Animal Crossing is best-suited for portable systems, but the series producer says it's more complex than people realize and therefore wouldn't be a good fit on smartphones.

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Animal Crossing on Wii too formulaic, says Nintendo

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2014 8:45am PDT

Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Wii version of the game that followed the hit DS version, was too much like prior games, and helped encourage the company to try more new ideas in New Leaf.

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"I guess you don't play a lot of Nintendo games to be making that statement."

- Grape Flavor see all 5 comments

How to Train Your Dragon 2 game coming to Wii, Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2014 9:45am PDT

DreamWorks Animation's upcoming How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be getting a console game adaptation from Torus Games.

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"In this particular case the publisher is Little Orbit who doesn't have the resources of a Warner ..."

- Psydswipe see all 3 comments

Watch Mega Man's creator play Mighty No. 9

By Steve Watts, Mar 14, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Comcept has posted a video of Inafune sampling a recent build of Mighty No. 9, showing off the animations, background stages, and some very nervous-sounding developers.

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Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service on Wii and DS ending on May 20

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 26, 2014 10:05pm PST

Nintendo will end its Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Wii and Nintendo DS owners on May 20, according to a post on Nintendo's website.

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"The wiiu has only been out for a year, don't you think its a bit soon to stop the WiFi connect ..."

- wii girl see all 16 comments