December 10, 2016

Animal Crossing amiibo just $5 at Walmart in Canada

Posted on December 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

Okay so the Animal Crossing amiibo haven’t been a huge success when it comes to the rest of Nintendo’s figures. Part of that is likely due to the lackluster reception of last year’s Animal Crossing amiibo Festival and the resulting over-saturation and under-selling of the figures.

But if you haven’t completed your collection of amiibo of the Animal Crossing nature, and you live in Canada, now is your time.

Walmart Canada is now selling Animal Crossing amiibo for just $5.00! There are only a small selection of the amiibo available on the Walmart website, but if you’ve been to a brick-and-mortar store recently then you know there are lots of finds to be had. It’s unclear if the Village amiibo is included in this sale as, while it is an Animal Crossing character, it’s from the Super Smash Bros. line. It’s also assumed that the three packs of amiibo (

Below is a checklist of the available Animal Crossing amiibo so help you complete your collection. The sale runs through January 4th, 2017.

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero launches Dec 20th for PlayStation, Dec 27th for Wii U

Posted on December 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

XSEED Games announced on Friday that the retail edition of the crowd-funded action game developed by WayForward, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, is nearly ready for release. The game will launch for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on December 20th while the game will hit the Wii U one week later on December 27th.

To celebrate the series’ first full HD release, a limited “Risky Beats” retail edition will be packaged with a musical selections CD containing 30 songs from the game’s soundtrack for PS4, PS Vita, as well as for Wii U system in North America. for a suggested retail price of $34.99 CAD.

The retail release date for Wii U is scheduled to be one week later on December 27th, however the launch date listed by Canadian retailers is actually January 3rd, 2017. While the release of the physical games may be a bit later on Nintendo’s home console, WayForward will launch the PS4 and Wii U versions digitally on December 20th. for $19.99 USD. doesn’t currently list any release date or price.

XSEED Games will handle publishing duties for the digital PS Vita release from PS Store, also scheduled for December 20th, for $19.99 USD.

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Miitomo updated to version 2.1

Posted on December 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

On Thursday morning Nintendo rolled out a minor update to Miitomo, with the update going live at 6:00 AM Eastern time. The update brings the application to version 2.1 and introduces a few new features to the game.

With version 2.1 you can now share what your Sidekick Mii characters think. It’s not just your main Mii who can answer questions anymore and your Sidekick Mii characters can too. To be honest I never really got around to creating a sidekick me, but maybe I should get around to that now. I’ll have to be sure to give them plenty of personality.

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Elite Dangerous Warps On To PlayStation 4 In 2017

Posted on December 10, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Elite Dangerous will engage its jump drives in 2017 to travel to a brand new platform, the PlayStation 4. Frontier Development’s open world spaceship simulator has been available on PC since the game’s alpha release in 2014 and has been on Microsoft’s Xbox One in Preview form since this past June. Starting next year PlayStation owners will be able to make their mark on a futuristic representation of the Milky Way Galaxy that we all call home.

In Elite Dangerous players take on the role of a spaceship commander and have a number of different career choices open to them from the onset of the game. They can chose to fight hostile NPCs to gain faction specific rep, trade goods between literally thousands of NPC owned stations, explore the Milky Way and chart unknown space or blow-up other players in the persistent online multiplayers. A players’ goals, career and ambitious are just as large as the procedurally generated galaxy that Frontier has created.

Solar systems in Elite Dangerous are algorithmically generated and follow real scientific principals to bring players as realistic a space experience as possible. Everything from the forces of gravity, to the effectiveness of energy weapons to the scale of planetary bodies and stars has been backed by scientific research and principals. In terms of sheer scale the systems of Elite Dangerous are almost unrivalled when compared to its contemporaries – while exploring the Milky Way players can claim new galaxies for all other explorers to see. When entering Elite Dangerous how will you leave your mark on this ever changing sandbox?

In addition to all of the content released through both the original Elite Dangerous and the ongoing Horizons expansion pass, the PlayStation 4 version of the game will include Sony specific enhancements including support for the recently released PlayStation 4 Pro. Players will be able to use the Dualshock 4’s unique touchpad to quickly access the game’s menus with a swipe of their fingers. Additional hotkeys and support for the Dual shock’s motion controls allow pilots to use the head look features by simply tilting their controllers.

Frontier Developments is targeting a Q2 2017 release date for the PS4 version of Elite Dangerous. No word yet on support for the PlayStation VR.


This news article was completed using assets and information provided by Frontier Developments.


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