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By Jason Nason, July 29, 2014 0

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Siesta Fiesta – Siesta Fiesta combines various elements of classic arcade game play – from brick-breaker to modern-day platformer – to create a truly unique adventure. Use the ball-like Siesta to smash Piñata Blocks, activate power-ups, battle bosses and trigger a host of wacky contraptions. Siesta Fiesta is available exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

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By Jason Nason, July 21, 2014 0

Ah conventions. It seems like there are more and more of them popping up. And that’s not a bad thing. That’s a great thing.

Do you remember the days when you had to go to Toronto to get your geek on? To see crowds of people dressed up in cosplay, gaming together and doing all of those things that you never dared to do in public? Well now you don’t have only one or two options for such conventions. Niagara Falls has a conventions. St. Catharines’ has a convention and Hamilton has a couple conventions now.

ConBravo! took place last weekend in downtown Hamilton and filled the Hamilton Convention Centre and neighbouring Sheraton Hotel with colour. This year marks the 5th annual ConBravo! convention and the second year that the con has called Hamilton home.

The con, which started as a much smaller convention in Burlington, now occupies all three floors of the Hamilton Convention Centre and the Sheraton hotel in downtown Hamilton and runs for a full three days in July.

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By Jason Nason, July 18, 2014 0

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Strike Force Foxx – Take control of Captain Raymond Foxx as you guide your Razor-One helicopter through intense missions, battling the enemy and saving your citizens. Take to the air in your helicopter in more than 35 missions to eliminate numerous obstacles, including gunmen, tanks, helicopters, planes, machine-gunning jeeps, heat-seeking missiles, gunboats and submarines. Strike Force Foxx is available now exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to watch the latest trailer.

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By Jason Nason, July 18, 2014 0

Mario Kart 8 is on its way towards being a one million seller.

In data released today by Nintendo, the latest Mario racer has sold 470,000 physical and digital units in the month of June in the United States. Add that to May sales and the current number at the end of last month sit at 885,000 in the U.S. alone.

Nintendo also reports that total sales for the Nintendo Wii U console have increased by 48% and software sales are up 129% over the same period last year.

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By Jason Nason, July 10, 2014 0

Nintendo Wii U eShop

ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red – The latest installment of the Unlimited series brings Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew on a new adventure with new characters. Dive into a wayfaring journey with fun-filled escapades, action-packed battles and powerful comrades. ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red is available now on Wii U. Click here to watch the latest trailer.

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By Jason Nason, July 3, 2014 0

Nintendo Wii U eShop

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – Guacamelee! is an action-platformer set in a magical, Mexican-inspired world. Explore lively towns and dangerous temples, unlock new luchador powers and suplex some skeletons in this expanded version of the original game. Enjoy off-TV play or track your progress through the world using the map on the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to watch the latest trailer for Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition.

 

Armillo – Armillo is a 3D action-platformer with a massive amount of game-play elements that mix the classic with the new. Roll, jump and boost through multiple spherical worlds as Armillo, a space armadillo. The game features off-TV play, Wii U Pro Controller support and an optional tilt control mechanism. Click here to watch the latest trailer.

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By kashhoward, June 23, 2014 0

The fighting game community (FGC) has grown from holding local events to smaller venues to occupying ballrooms at four-star establishments with talent from all across the globe attending. Major sponsors such as Capcom, Namco Bandai, and others are responsible for the development of some of the world’s most famous franchises in gaming, and are showcased at a central tournament featuring the top fighting talent from across the world. With major prizepools, fighting games are now reaching a platform that can be compared to traditional eSports.

Every two weeks, I’ll be posting interviews I’ve had the pleasure of conducting with members of the fighting game community. The interviews will touch upon their history in the FGC, where they got their start, and what they’d like to see from video games in general.

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By Jason Nason, June 13, 2014 0

Tomodochi Life is a quirky relationship simulation game featuring Miis. You can create just about anyone you want as a Mii, or import friends and celebrities, and then watch as their lives unfold. It’s a simple concept, but has a lot of fun and funny results.

The game is not a traditional role-paying game where you don’t control the characters first hand. You can help influence their decisions, give them gifts and feed them, but you aren’t in control of them. If you’ve ever played The Sims then you’ll know sort of what to expect, though this game isn’t nearly as intricate or complex.

The first thing that you do in the game is create your first Mii character. If you already have one saved on your 3DS you can quickly import him or her. After a quick run at filling out your characters full name, birthdate and personality type, you can set your character’s voice and move into the Mii Apartments on the island. This will be the first building. Half of the fun in the game is seeing how the Miis interact, so you should add another one or ten. The more people there are the more there is for them to do.

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By Jason Nason, June 13, 2014 0

If the lineup of fighters in Nintendo’s upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS wasn’t big enough, yet another fighter has been announced.

As Nintendo puts it, four of the greatest icons in video game history are coming together for the first time in one incredible game. At the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles, Nintendo revealed that PAC-MAN would be joining the cast of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. The addition of the BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. icon brings together video game legends Mario, Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and PAC-MAN in one game for the first time.

The foursome joins dozens of other characters in the game, which will launch for Nintendo 3DS on October 3rd, and on Wii U during the 2014 holiday season.

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By Jason Nason, June 13, 2014 0

Players will embark on an adventure this October on the Nintendo 3DS. Developed by Level 5, Fantasy Life will enable players to craft, cast, battle and role-play. The innovative Life system lets players change to one of 12 Life classes at virtually any time to access different abilities. The huge fantasy landscape is filled with dark paladins, slick pirate captains and others who share a taste for the unknown.

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