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Mario Golf World Tour DLC; Courses and Characters revealed!

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And to be honest, I’m not sure whether I like most of them.  They seem like some rather questionable choices for new characters and course ideas, especially given their… close connection to the New Super Mario Bros series. Let’s start with good news first though.  Rosalina is confirmed playable.  And in a move that might please some people (I guess), Toadette is also confirmed as playable.  As for the rest… you’ll have to keep reading to see it!

The 3DS isn’t powerful enough for NES Remix 2?

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Well, that’s roughly why Nintendo are saying the game wasn’t released for said system.  They actually argue that ‘it’d require more machine power’ than the 3DS is supposedly capable of. Here’s their quote: But, if you step into the shadows a bit more, in order to accomplish what we wanted with NES Remix, and get the effect we wanted out of it and the value that we wanted it to have, we needed some more machine power. It’s just that the Wii U had the machine power we were looking for in order for us to build the software we envisioned from the get go But what do I think about this?  Well, I’ll put it this way… I don’t […]

Kirby’s new US TV Commercial is a bit… intense

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I’ve heard of American Kirby being hardcore, but this is something else.  Put simply, Nintendo of America’s new commercial for Kirby Triple Deluxe is less ‘cute and friendly’ and more ‘Kirby murders everything in sight while ominous latin chanting plays in the background’. So what’s it like?  Well, see the commercial for yourself in the full post after the read more link.  Because damn, this is over the top even by Kirby commercial standards…

Curry’s and PC World selling 3DS Xl for £80!

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Which if you’re in the UK, is quite a lot lower than the prices you’d get in most stores for this system, especially given it’s general level of popularity. So why’s it being offered so cheaply? Put simply, they’re just clearing out old Nintendo stock. So if you need a new 3DS XL and live in the UK, now’s your chance to buy one at a ridiculously low price without any strings attached! Source: http://www.brashgames.co.uk/2014/04/17/nintendo-3ds-xl-80-reduced-to-clear/?

What More Video Games Need is a Sense of Humour

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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 […]

Is Nintendo Going to Shut Down Miiverse like SwapNote?

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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!

Tomodachi Life Announced for West

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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!

Mario Golf World Tour has Paid DLC?

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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?

Super Smash Bros 4 Direct; Live Blog!

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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!