When it comes to modern video games and the industry in general, it seems being ‘serious’ is all the rage. Whether it’s from two bit indie games trying to deconstruct gaming in some overly mean spirited way in their attempt to be ‘art’, triple A blockbusters desperately trying to turn games into Hollywood movies or development in general becoming something run by people who apparently don’t like games or anyone who actually plays them, video games seem to have become an increasing formal, boring medium. So here’s my article on why video games really need more humour. On why they need their own individual charm and to stop taking themselves so seriously. Keep reading to hear some examples of games […]
Because despite the general push for Miiverse support across the board in Wii U games, the service really does have most of the same ‘issues’ that SwapNote’s SwapPass functionality had. Ones like trolls, idiots, potentially illegal or risky content and various other things that Nintendo really didn’t like finding out about back when the SwapNote scandal broke out. So if you want to know more about the kind of insanity that could get Miiverse wiped off the map, keep reading!
Which is kind of nice if you like that sort of thing, the game was pretty successful in Japan after all. It’ll be released in the US and Europe on June 6th. Unfortunately, while they released a Nintendo Direct about the game, they also kind of made the game look rather unappealing to people who don’t know about it. So if you want to see that video (and hear why I found it kind of awkward as hell to watch), keep reading!
Well, that’s certainly a game I never expected Nintendo to be selling paid downloadable content for! Apparently though, that’s exactly where they’re going to be doing, with the 3DS game having both ‘additional paid downloadable courses’ and ‘special trial tournaments’ according to the eShop description. So what kind of downloadable courses do you expect (or hope) to see? I personally hope to see a few based on other Mario games and spinoffs, like the RPGs, Donkey Kong Country, Wario Land or WarioWare, but I have this sneaking suspicion I’ll be disappointed yet again. But what do you want for downloadable courses in Mario Golf World Tour?
Want to hear about all the latest things announced at today’s Nintendo Direct the second they happen? Want to know my thoughts on the game, its design and what’s planned from it? Just plain excited? Then if so, head inside to see the Nintendo Direct videos as they happen and read a detailed run down of everything announced for the new Smash Bros title!
As you may or may not know, the Nintendo 2DS console has not as of this time been released in Japan. Why is that? Who knows, some say it’s due to everything from Nintendo’s complete domination of the market making it unnecessary to stereoscopic 3D being more tolerated by Japanese audiences. Either way, it’s not there yet. But is this about to change? It might well be so, since Nintendo have now registered a trademark for ‘Nintendo 2DS’ In Japan. Want to see it? If so, keep reading!
Not that any of this should surprise you in the slightest, every single Pokemon game in history has been a massive break out success and has sold at least ten or so million copies worldwide. But for this Pokemon game to already do that well (and outsell pretty much every other 3DS game ever released)? That’s pretty impressive I have to say. So what was the full press release? Read on to find out!
No, this is not a joke! As unbelievable and awesome as it sounds, Nintendo have indeed just announced a special Nintendo Direct about the upcoming Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS, and it will be held on the 8th of April, aka next Tuesday. Here’s what Nintendo say about it: Super Smash Bros. Direct is coming soon! Join us for this broadcast for new details on the Super Smash Bros. games coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. So what do I want to see? What do I think will actually be shown next week? Head inside to read on and find out for yourself!
And not from a large store or anything either. Nope, this 32 year old guy in Japan was arrested for stealing a rare Pokemon edition 3DS XL from a ten year old kid in the city of Nishinomiya, near Kobe in Japan. He was caught because he tried to pawn off the console and five games (that were stolen with it) at a used game shop, which was close enough to the victim’s house that one of his friends spotted the system in the store. The warranty was used to confirm that the console was indeed the stolen one, and the suspect owned up shortly afterwards.
So how many different 3DS designs are there by now? Because we’ve had a ton of Pokemon style ones, one for every game in the Year of Luigi and enough rare Japan only models to last a lifetime. But none the less, now another unique design has been revealed. Behold, the new Mickey 3DS XL design that’s coming soon!