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Opinion: Is the Nintendo Wii U worth getting yet?

By Robert Workman, May 22, 2014 9:00am PDT

Nintendo could turn around its Wii U- but it needs to make some moves.


"I'm still holding out for the 2.0 / Slim / updated version. :/"

- darthfusion see all 20 comments

Hyrule Warriors to feature multiple playable characters

By Steve Watts, May 21, 2014 4:00pm PDT

New details have emerged about Hyrule Warriors, Tecmo Koei's Zelda game, including the presence of multiple playable characters.


"yet you want the PS4 and Xbox One for the price they are selling for."

- cloud8521 see all 3 comments

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.


Mario Kart 8: Tips for defying gravity

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 11:00am PDT

Our Play Primer series returns with tips for getting started in Mario Kart 8. Be sure to let us know in Chatty if you have any lingering questions.


"It was a long time ago when I last played through the whole thing, everything was unlocked when ..."

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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.


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

- Hazim see all 5 comments

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.


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

- dajir see all 43 comments

Super Smash Bros invitational tournament detailed

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 6:45am PDT

Nintendo has detailed how to get into the Smash Bros Invitational tournament being held alongside E3.


Game of Thrones: Nintendo - Lannisters

By Steven Wong, May 19, 2014 7:15am PDT

Some are born into greatness, others are made great, and still others climb to greatness upon a pile of Koopa corpses. What if the heroes and characters in the Nintendo universe were a little less Disney, and a little more Game of Thrones? What personalities would they match...


"Working with games can already make you fucking sick of games. At times before I went months ..."

- Alice O'Connor see all 61 comments

Super Smash Bros gets male/female Villager options

By Ozzie Mejia, May 16, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS recognizes the diversity of Animal Crossing Villagers, which is why you'll get multiple skins to choose from, including female options.


"Jesus christ, look at that new guy. And people though the original villager was creepy."

- Zek see all 5 comments

Pokemon StreetPass game announced for Japan

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2014 2:45pm PDT

Pokemon is getting its own 3DS StreetPass game in Japan, to tie into an upcoming movie release.


Mario Kart 8 review: up to speed

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2014 12:01am PDT

Mario Kart 8 shows a playful spirit, refinement, and attention to detail that has been missing in the last few entries. Our review.


"Battle mode sucked because they forgot how to build an arena and tried to complicate things. I ..."

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Mario Kart 8 demo playable at GameStop this weekend

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2014 10:00am PDT

GameStop is hosting a Mario Kart 8 "Test Drive" this weekend, letting players sample a demo of the upcoming kart racer.


"I super want Nintendo to be successful in like everything they do. I've also been hoping for ..."

- fire00f1y see all 8 comments

Pokemon Art Academy coming this fall to 3DS

By Steve Watts, May 12, 2014 8:00am PDT

Nintendo has announced Pokemon Art Academy is coming to North America this fall. It will take the structure of the Art Academy series to teach lessons on how to draw popular Pokemon characters.


"If they start bring Pokemon games to IOS, i will gladly hand over $$$."

- chriscamel1982 see all 3 comments

Nintendo apologizes for 'failing to include same-sex relationships' in Tomodachi Life

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Nintendo has issued a statement apologizing for not including same-sex relationships in the 3DS game Tomodachi Life, and vowing to do better the next time.


"I'd like to apologize in advance that the match-3 puzzle game I'm working on for Android will ..."

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Mega Man, Wario Land games highlight Nintendo downloads

By Robert Workman, May 08, 2014 10:30am PDT

Several classic releases and sales highlight this week's Nintendo eShop downloads.