Archive:  April, 2014

By Jason Nason, April 30, 2014 0

One month from today, Mario Kart 8 will be released for the Nintendo Wii U, and in preparation for that release Nintendo presented a brand new Nintendo Direct video that announced some additional news, including a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, a free downloadable game offer for Wii U owners who buy Mario Kart 8, details about online features, new characters and new items.

“Everyone loves Mario Kart,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “It’s a franchise that brings people together for fun at a family gathering, a frenzied race against friends or just an afternoon break at the office. The numerous new features of Mario Kart 8 make this the most ambitious version yet, and one that will have players of all skill levels racing for the checkered flag.”

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By Jason Nason, April 29, 2014 0

Nintendo will be tweeking the way they present their news and game at this year’s E3 event. Last year the company broke away from the traditional press presentation in an auditorium in favour of a Nintendo Direct video presentation.

This year Nintendo will deliver their news including a new format for unveiling news: the Nintendo Digital Event; a Super Smash Bros. tournament; a full slate of live, in-depth game demos from the Nintendo booth.

“We demonstrated last year that we are never afraid to reinvent a proven tactic or to break completely new ground if we believe it will provide the best experience for our fans, followers and partners,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and chief operating officer. “So, whether you’re attending E3 in person or joining online, there’s an amazing lineup of games, experiences and events coming your way.”

The overall theme of Nintendo’s E3 will be “Play Nintendo.”

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By Les Major, April 27, 2014 0

Want to snag a copy of Ubisoft’s new hit game for free? Well Top Web Comics has just launched a unofficial contest to let web comic creators do just that! All they need to enter is draw up one of their own characters as Watch Dogs’ Aiden Pearce along with some other specifics. Later on into May, fans will vote for their favorite entry and two lucky winners will each get a copy of the game! How cool is that? Let all your web comic friends know! Who knows, they could be one of the big winners! Read on for more details. (more…)

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By kashhoward, April 25, 2014 1

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.

Each week, 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.

This week’s guest is the man coming strong from a 9th place finish at NCR, Alex Myers. (more…)

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By Jason Nason, April 24, 2014 0

Nintendo Wii U eShop

NES Remix 2 (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $14.99

Take on rapid-fire challenges from classic NES™ games remixed with mind-bending twists. Play as Link™ while running from Boos, nab coins as Kirby™ in Super Mario Bros., and much more! We’re talking epic gameplay set pieces from the likes of Kid Icarus™, Metroid™, Super Mario Bros.™ 2, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™—the list goes on! Tackle the best parts of beloved retro games like Punch-Out!!™ Featuring Mr. Dream and Super Mario Bros. 3 while sharing videos of your greatest feats in the NES Remix Miiverse™ community.* NES Remix 2 also features two exciting new modes. Super Luigi Bros. stars our nervous hero, Luigi™, and dares players to beat each level of the original Super Mario Bros. backward! The other new mode has you trying for high scores in three rapid-fire levels from different NES games, using a scoring system inspired by the 1990 Nintendo World Championships.

  • Conquer redesigned and twist-filled 8-bit challenges
  • Features snippets of a dozen more 8-bit Nintendo games
  • Replay stages to improve times and unlock more challenges
  • Take on two new modes: Championship Mode** and Super Luigi Bros.
  • Share your accomplishments with Miiverse™ online communities
  • **The first NES Remix game is required to play this mode.

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By Jason Nason, April 21, 2014 0

Teyon and WaiS Co. Ltd announced the upcoming release of Sea Battle, a rendition of the battleship pencil and paper game on Nintendo DSi this Thursday. Sea Battle will be released in the Americas and Europe on Nintendo DSiWare for 200 Points and in the Nintendo 3DS eShop for $1.99.

The game will feature battles in classic mode, missions mode or the new modern mode which includes additional features such as mines and diagonal ship placement. The game will support DS Wireless Play feature available for battles against friends, have a range of map sizes with increasing difficulty levels for progressively intense battles. You can also use new, bonus items such as scanners to gain intelligence and detect the location of your enemy.

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By kashhoward, April 19, 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.

Each week, 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.

This week’s guest is the man I’m always trying to stomp, Tylen Hinson aka AK | EliteGoomba. (more…)

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By Jason Nason, April 18, 2014 0

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo) – Rated: E

April is a month to remember with classic games launching each week! This NES classic, one of the most well-known and beloved video games of all time, is now available as a Virtual Console title on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Follow Mario and Luigi as they leave the Mushroom Kingdom to travel to the seven distinct worlds that neighbor it. Help the famous brothers fly above the action using the Super Leaf, swim faster by donning the Frog Suit or defeat enemies using the Hammer Bros. Suit. Are you ready to experience gaming bliss?

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By Les Major, April 14, 2014 0

Want to dress like the main star Aiden Pearce from Watch Dogs the new hit title by Ubisoft? Clothing maker musterbrand is releasing much of the characters outfit for fans to wear in the real world. All in all it’s a pricey venture for the whole outfit but not unrealistic considering the value involved. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, April 12, 2014 0

Wizards of the Coast have announced the next entry in the long running Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers series. Several new features have already been announced for this year’s iteration including expanded deck customization, a brand new deck building option and the appearance of cards from the Magic 2015 core set.  The single player campaign centers around a conflict with Garruk Wildspeaker, surely only the most cunning players will be able defend against his might.

New features aren’t the only improvement that WotC have in store for Magic 2015, for the first time Xbox One owners will be able to get in on the collectable card action. Duels of the Planeswalkers will also be released for Xbox 360, iPad, Steam and Google Android. Unfortunately Magic 2015 won’t be dealt out to Sony consoles this time around, PlayStation fans will have to make do with  last year’s game.

Check out the debut trailer for Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers after the jump. (more…)

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