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May 21st Nintendo Download

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – Two puzzling RPG adventures await you! Rescue Princess Peach from Bowser in Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition or defeat the evil group Paradox by battling enemies with the awesome power of Orbs in Puzzle & Dragons Z. Drag and match Orbs, and chain together combos to deal massive blows to your enemies. Then bolster your forces with hundreds of unique monsters in this two-in-one game pack.

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EA Announces Need For Speed Reboot

Electronic Arts and developer Ghost Games have announced a reboot of the popular racing franchise Need For Speed. They’ve been quietly listening to the NFS community for feedback regarding what fans want to see in future instalments. This latest entry apparently takes cues from the Need For Speed: Underground games featuring a focus on “urban care culture”, car customization and a nocturnal open world.

Alongside this announcement EA released the game’s logo which you can see below and a brief teaser trailer. The full trailer will be revealed at E3 on June 15th!

Need For Speed will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this fall.

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Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Impressions

So there’s one kind of game that I actually really enjoy, which is apparent if you read my previous review of Spirit Stones, it’s the sliding tile games. And not just any old sliding tile games, but the ones where you get stuff.

Sure, Candy Crush is fun (from what I’m told) but I don’t see the point. However games where I get to defeat enemies and collect cards or monsters? I’m in! Puzzle & Dragons is this game, and the Super Mario Bros. Edition adds a bit of the Nintendo flavour to it.

I’ll be honest. I didn’t know the original game existed before Nintendo announced this one and I have since played a little bit of that game. I like the idea that instead of merely swapping two adjacent tiles around you get to slide a tile anywhere on the board. And by doing so you also end up shifting around other ties.

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Nintendo Announces a Second Beta For Splatoon

Nintendo of America has confirmed that they will hold a second Global Test Fire for their colorful upcoming third person shooter Splatoon. If you already have the Global Test Fire Demo installed on your Wii U you should be good to go, otherwise make sure to grab it before the one hour stress test on May 23rd between 3pm – 4pm (Pacific Time).

Splatoon was announced during E3 2014. It is a third person action title for the Wii U where players take the role of adolescent Squids who can transform into humanoid shape. Instead of focusing on the kill/death ratio that other shooters rely on, the Turf War multiplayer mode in Splatoon are all about the amount of ground your team is able to cover with colorful ink.

Splatoon’s full version will be available on May 29th for $69.99 USD.

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Bandai Namco Celebrates 35 Years of Pac-Man

Bandai Namco’s flagship mascot Pac-Man celebrates his 35th anniversary this month and Bandai is celebrating with the release of an updated version of the original PAC-MAN on compatible IOS devices. The developers behind this 35th anniversary have recreated the original arcade hit pixel by pixel while adding in some additional levels and challenges to keep things fresh for long time players.

Alongside of the updated PAC-MAN for IOS Bandai Namco will also be holding PAC-MAN’s 35th birthday party in Schaumburg, Ill with developers from the original 1980 hit and the presentation of a birthday cake to PAC-MAN himself.

You can pick up the enhanced PAC-MAN on IOS for $6.99 for compatible devices or try out the free PAC-MAN lite version.

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What’s New On PlayStation – 05.20.2015

The big release this week is CD Projekt Red’s epic role playing game The Witcher II: Wild Hunt. If you own a PlayStation 4 and love RPGs now might be the perfect time to jump in and finish Geralt’s story in this truly next generation and immersive game.  Ideafactory International gives Hyperdimension Neptunia fans a reason to try out a brand new genre with Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed. There are plenty of other new titles available this week so check out a full list after the jump. Read more »

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Bethesda Releases Brief Doom Teaser Trailer

Bethesda Game Studios in collaboration with id Software have released a very brief 15 second gameplay trailer to promote their upcoming Doom reboot. The trailer promises that we will get more information at Bethesda’s E3 Press conference on June 14th.

Gameplay for Doom was first shown to the public at last year’s QuakeCon but the publisher did not allow anyone to record what was shown. According to reports the game goes back to its early 90s FPS roots complete with strafing, jetpacks and of course the awesomely overpowered B.F.G 9000. Apparently the developers have also incorporated finishing moves into some enemy encounters. The player is able to eviscerate their opponent by ripping off their jaw, tearing out their heart and other gruesome fatalities.

No release date for Doom has been given but considering it is getting a large presence at Bethesda’s E3 press conference a late 2015 / early 2016release date isn’t out of the question. Doom will be available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Otafest 2015 Made Me Realize Amiibo Scalping Is Out of Control

Over this past weekend I got the chance to check out a pretty cool convention in Calgary Alberta called Otafest – which is held annually at the University of Calgary. Amongst the collectable pins, wall-scrolls, figures, videogames and other regular convention merchandise one particular thing caught my eye – the absolute absurd amount of money scalpers were asking for some of the rarer amiibos. Is it time for Nintendo to step in and begin producing some of harder to find miniature figures? Read more »

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May 14th Nintendo Download

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains – Join Eren, Mikasa and the Scout Regiment as they defend the Walls in Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you can’t do it alone, recruit your friends and go Titan hunting through the online co-op mode. As the footsteps of the Titans grow closer, will you hide in fear or become humanity’s last hope? Click here to view a trailer for the game.

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Nintendo to Release Silver Mario amiibo

Nintendo announced today the release of another new amiibo, which I will never get my hands on.

A new Mario Silver Edition amiibo figure is slated for release on May 29th and while the figure is still a few weeks from hitting store shelves, the figure has already disappeared from some online retailers.

The silver Mario figure has quickly sold out on Amazon.ca, but at this time Best Buy is still taking preorders. With quantities certainly limited that may not last very long.

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