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

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

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. This means Wii and DS owners will no longer be able to use online play, matchmaking, or leaderboards across any of the two platforms' titles.

Read more: Shops and video-on-demand unaffected »

"The wiiu has only been out for a year, don't you think its a bit soon to stop the WiFi connect ..."
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Renegade Kid to regain Moon rights in 2014, planning sequel

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Renegade Kid to regain Moon rights in 2014, planning sequel

Indie developer Renegade Kid will regain the rights to its first-person shooter Moon, according to company founder Jools Watsham. The studio behind Mutant Mudds created the DS game in 2009, but the intellectual property was owned by its publisher, Mastiff. With the rights pending, Renegade Kid is signaling a sequel.

Read more: 'Renegade Kid gains Moon rights back in 2014' »

"Very cool game, a hidden gem. Will be interested to see what they do for a sequel."
- snubble100    See all 3 comments


Lego Marvel Super Heroes pre-order bonuses detailed

Lego Marvel Super Heroes pre-order bonuses detailed

TT Games and Warner Bros also detailed the pre-order bonuses for Lego Marvel Super Heroes today, capturing the combination of Legos and classic comic characters. These came alongside a new trailer that showed a handful of the already-announced heroes confronted with Galactus.

Read more: Bonuses include Iron Patriot, mini-fig »

"Same here, my 5-year old is chomping at the bit for this one."
- wytefang    See all 6 comments


Disney's Planes coming to Wii U, 3DS on August 6

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Disney's Planes coming to Wii U, 3DS on August 6

Nintendo platforms are getting a kid-friendly exclusive from Disney Interactive, with games to accompany the upcoming movie Planes. The game will hit Wii U, Wii, 3DS, and DS on August 6, just before the film hits theaters on August 9.

Read more: An expansion of the film's story »

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes coming this fall

Lego Marvel Super Heroes coming this fall

When Lego puts out building sets based on popular franchises, a new licensed video game can't be far behind. The Batman incarnation expanded to include more of the Justice League roster in Lego Batman 2, and with new Marvel sets banking on the popularity of The Avengers the time is ripe for Marvel to get in on the action. Lego Marvel Super Heroes will be coming to PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, DS, 3DS, and Vita this fall.

Read more: Nick Fury rustles up some superheroes »

"My kids will be all over this, just like LEGO Batman. I'll be a good dad and join them."
- [7]kami    See all 14 comments


Pokemon Black 2 review: a slight tint

Pokemon Black 2 review: a slight tint

Pokemon games tend to thrive on minor iteration. Through its long history, each game has added just a handful of new features. Even as an adult, I've been excited to try out each new game. I've been eager to pick my starter Pokemon and begin exploring, catching new monsters, and engaging in battles. I say all this to point out the sad truth: Black 2 is the first time I've felt so utterly fatigued with Pokemon.

Read more: An especially iterative iteration »

"Just get Black 2. The only reason to get the first instead is the story, which even though it's ..."
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Pokemon dev explains why the series hasn't gone 3D yet

Pokemon dev explains why the series hasn't gone 3D yet

Many lifelong Pokemon fans have been frustrated to see their beloved monster-collecting franchise never make the jump into a proper console adventure. With the impending launch of Pokemon Black & White Version 2 for Nintendo DS, one has to wonder: why hasn't developer Game Freak pursued making a 3D adventure?

Producer Junichi Masuda said that moving to 3D would make the franchise lose its distinct flavor. "The feeling and the control of the character is also very important to us. There is definitely a certain feeling you have when you control these 2D characters. It may be different if we switched over to 3D," he said.

Read more: Pokemon team wants game to 'look like an animation' »

"In other words: "It's Cheaper...". Cell-Shaded 3D would fit the series fine. They're just ..."
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Pokemon Black & White 2 offers rare creature for early adopters

Pokemon Black & White 2 offers rare creature for early adopters

Like their predecessors, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 will feature a rare Pokemon for early purchasers. If you connect through to Nintendo WiFi sometime within roughly a month of the game's launch, you can get your hands on the mythical Genesect. The Bug and Steel type has its own signature move, the Techno Blast.

Read more: Connect before November 12 »

"Amazing how they have released the exact same game over and over for more than a decade..."
- Yxalitis    See all 7 comments


Nintendo posts large Q1 loss, but 3DS now profitable

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Nintendo posts large Q1 loss, but 3DS now profitable

The Japanese gaming giant is continuing to struggle. After posting a tough annual loss earlier this year, the first quarter of its new fiscal year is also in the red.

The company reported a net loss of approximately 17 billion yen ($221 million). The company's fiscal year forecasts remain the same, aiming to sell 18.5 million 3DS consoles and 10.5 combined Wii U and Wii consoles.

Read more: $221 million loss, but 3DS profitable »

"a positive per unit margin, but the total hardware sales margin is still negative from all the ..."
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Adventure Time Collector's Edition includes Finn's sword stylus

Adventure Time Collector's Edition includes Finn's sword stylus

Most of the time, Collector's Editions are reserved for big-budget fall releases, usually on the current generation consoles and PC. But Adventure Time is a bona fide cult hit, so WayForward's upcoming 3DS and DS game Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?! will get its own CE too.

Read more: Bonuses include stylus, SteelBook case »

"Look at that sexy sexy Tiny Cartridge citation. So great to see from the Shack staff."
- geedeck    See all 3 comments


Nintendo DSi dropping to $99, DSi XL to $129

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Nintendo DSi dropping to $99, DSi XL to $129

Since Nintendo's 3DS price drop, the prices of the company's older portable systems have seemed a little off. The spiffy new system became a cool $169.99, while the old DSi XL remained the same price, $169.99. Even the standard DSi is set at $149.99, meaning twenty bucks was the difference between new and old. That issue is being fixed with new price points coming soon.

Read more: DSi XL to $130, DSi to $100 »

"So yeah, if I'm thinking correctly, this will probably be the last price drop on the DS before ..."
- EnhancedInterrogator    See all 3 comments


Amazing Spider-Man pre-order bonuses detailed

Amazing Spider-Man pre-order bonuses detailed

The Amazing Spider-Man holds the rare distinction of being a superhero movie licensed game that actually looks pretty good. We're still going with "cautiously optimistic," but if the good buzz has convinced you to pre-order the game, Activision has detailed the playable characters you can snag for doing so.

Read more: The rhino and the old man »

"Which reminds me, why are Billy and Jimmy Lee full blooded Westerners/White?"
- Marrbe    See all 12 comments


Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! announced for DS & 3DS

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! announced for DS & 3DS

The cult hit TV show Adventure Time is making the jump to video games late this fall, as promised. WayForward is developing the action-adventure title Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?! for both the 3DS and DS. The developers are working with series creator Pendleton Ward, who is giving input on the new story and quests for the game.

Read more: Ice King constructing a Garbage Princess »

"sounds to me like the ice king is providing a valuable service"
- Zek    See all 4 comments


ThunderCats DS sharpens claws for August release

ThunderCats DS sharpens claws for August release

There were a small handful of games on display at the Namco Bandai Global Gamers Day event in Las Vegas last week that didn't receive any fanfare during the keynote address. In fact, save for a single mid-sized banner posted near a couple of kiosks sporting Nintendo DS consoles, one might never have known that the ThunderCats franchise is getting a new game this August. Developer Aspect Digital is the studio behind the side-scrolling action title, simply called Thundercats.

Read more: Thunder, thunder, thunder, Thundercats! »

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Amazing Spider-Man supports Move on PS3

Amazing Spider-Man supports Move on PS3

Spider-Man is one of our more kinetic superheroes, usually felling foes with a mixture of quick wit and acrobatic moves. So for The Amazing Spider-Man, based on the upcoming movie of the same name, it only makes sense that the game will incorporate the PlayStation 3's motion controller, the Move.

Read more: Exact functionality still a mystery »

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