March 22, 2016

Sweet Animal Crossing Deals in Canada this week

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Jason Nason

If you’re an Animal Crossing fan and don’t already have all of the games and amiibo this might just be your week. Several Canadian retailers have select Animal Crossing amiibo, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and Animal Crossing amiibo Festival on for some pretty awesome deals!

And when I saw awesome, I mean it. Some of the deals include 50% off the three-pack amiibo sets, buy one amiibo get one free. There is also a deal for 50% off Animal Crossing amiibo festival, and EB Games has a free amiibo with purchase of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.

Among the participating retailers are Toys’R’Us, Best Buy, EB Games, and

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Nintendo Denies That They Are Ending Wii U Production In Japan

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Wii U Production Stop

Rumors popped up earlier this week that Nintendo would cease production of its nearly 4 year-old home console the Wii U by the end of this current calendar year according to a repors by Nikkei. To date Nintendo has sold over 12.6 million units worldwide since the console’s launch in 2012, one year prior to the launch of rival PS4 and Xbox One consoles.

Nintendo has responded to these rumors by providing a statement to Japanese site itmedia media which refutes these claims. According to Nintendo:

“[the original article” isn’t an announcement from the company and production [of the Wii U home console] will continue beyond the next fiscal year.”

Nintendo’s next fiscal year will end on March 31st 2017. The Wii U’s successor, codenamed NX, is expected to launch before this date. Most rumors have pegged the new console for a reveal later this year alongside a holiday launch window.


National StreetPass Weekend Coming Easter Weekend

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Jason Nason

Swing into spring with your Nintendo 3DS! Coming up this weekend, from March 25th – 27th, collect up to six StreetPass tags from across North America when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location.

And of course you’ll get new visitors to help fill up your locations map and help you in the minigames in StreetPass Mii Plaza. Also, if you’re collecting pieces in StreetPass Puzzle Swap, there’s a new FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS panel on the way.

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Xbox Spring Sale Launches Today, Include Ubisoft, 343i and EA Titles

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Xbox One Dashboard

Microsoft has launched a Spring Sale to mark the change in seasons and it includes 40 – 60% off over 150 different games from major publishers like Namco Bandai, EA Games, Konami, Ubisoft and Bethesda Softworks. Gold members also get an additional 10% off the sale price. Microsoft is also bringing back their $1 for one month of Xbox Live gold for those whose subscriptions may have lapsed.

Here are some of the best Xbox One Deals:

  • Battlefield 4 Premium 67% off – $19.99 CDN for Gold Members
  • Battlefield Hardline Standard Edition – $16.00 CDN for Gold Members
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – $40.00 CDN for Gold Members
  • Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition – $30.00 CDN for Gold Members
  • Dragon Age Inquisition: GOTY – $30.00 CDN for Gold Members
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse – $20.00 CDN for Gold Members
  • Elite Dangerous Standard – $25.12 CDN for God Members
  • Fallout 4 – $38.99 CDN for Gold Members
  • Far Cry Primal – $49.99 CDN for Gold Members
  • Halo 5: Guardians – $38.99 CDN for Gold Members
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $35.99 CDN for Gold Members
  • Need for Speed (2015) – $19.80 CDN for Gold Members
  • Rare Replay – $19.99 CDN for Gold Members
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider – $38.99 CDN for Gold Members
  • Rainbow Six: Siege Standard – $35.99 CDN for Gold Members
  • Unravel – $16.99 CDN for Gold Members

All of these deals also apply to USA based Xbox Gold Members, although prices would be adjusted due to currency differences. You can see the full list on Major Nelson’s website.


Did Alistair McNally reveal BioWares new title at GDC?

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

We have known for a while that BioWare maker of beloved Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and yes Knights of the Old Republic,  are working on a new IP. However, what we didnt know was that Alistair McNally  BioWares’s senior director of creative development have revealed that project at GDC. However, he did it in such a  clandestine that all of the media outlets (including our own) who were at GDC missed it.  Take look at that tweet for full confirmation, but basically he said that he was walking around in a new T-shirt that had the IP on it.

Since Alistair has only about 5000 followers, even this tweet went mostly unnoticed. IGN dug it up this morning and now a large chunk of the internet is searching for images of Alistair at the convention, to try and analyze the shirt he is wearing.

So what do you hope the new IP is? Tell us on Facebook, or Twitter!



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