July 14, 2017

Shiny Tapu Koko the latest Pokémon available from Nintendo in Sun/Moon

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Jason Nason

Tapu Koko Shines This Summer. You can now get the Legendary Pokémon Shiny Tapu Koko in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The Shiny version of Tapu Koko in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon is now available via Nintendo Network.

Tapu Koko will be available via Nintendo Network from July 14th to August 14th, 2017.

The Tapu Koko you receive will be level 60. The Electric / Fairy Pokémon has the ability Electric Surge, has the held item Electric Seed and comes with the moves Nature’s Madness, Discharge, Agility, and Electro Ball.

To get Tapu Koko in your Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon game you need to Select Mystery Gift on the main menu, Select Receive Gift, select Get via Internet, and then ‘yes’ to connect to the Internet. Then you’ll receive Tapu Koko. After that it’s just a simple matter of speaking to the delivery person in any Pokémon Center to pick up Tapu Koko. And of course don’t forget to save your game.


YouTube service for Nintendo Wii has ended

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Jason Nason

As of June 28th, 2017 the YouTube app for the Nintendo Wii no longer functions.

The termination of the app isn’t entirely unsurprising considering that the Wii is now two generations old, however with the massive saturation of the console in the marketplace it is somewhat disappointing. The end for support of the app comes as part of a larger initiative by YouTube to phase out its availability on older devices. The move is also likely partially determined based on usage of the Wii app, which has likely declined with the introduction of the Wii U and Nintendo Switch, as well as the large number of other mobile devices which can play and cast the service to television screens.

“We appreciate your support of this application on the Wii console over the years,” reads a statement from Nintendo.

YouTube functionality will continue on the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS family systems.

Source: Nintendo


July 13th Nintendo Download

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Jason Nason

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Miitopia: Casting Call Demo – Get ready to be the star of the show! In this free demo available now, pick some pre-made Mii characters or create your own. Assign each character a role and then cast them in one of three different in-game video trailers for upcoming RPG Miitopia game. With humor, intrigue and adventure, the video trailers will keep you wanting more until the game launches on July 28.

Hey! PIKMIN – Demo Version – The first Pikmin game for Nintendo 3DS is launching on July 28! Try out this new type of Pikmin game before the game launches by downloading this free demo, available now. Use the touch screen to throw Pikmin into action, solve environmental puzzles and survive hostile wildlife. Game in 2D.

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Player Made FFXIV Music Video Is a Work of Art

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Final Fantasy XIV YouTuber denmomcstronghuge has been publishing videos set in Eorzea for awhile now but his latest work – “Find Your Dance, Eorzea” – is both a stunning tribute to the many different zones featured in the game’s latest expansion and a marvel of editing mastery. It is easy to see why “Find Your Dance, Eorzea” will be appealing to both longtime players, newcomers and even those unfamiliar with the MMORPG.

The video featuring some catchy Japanese Electronica and breathtaking time lapse panoramas as we follow a female Aura through some of Stormblood’s new zones. This is only the tip of the iceberg as to why “Find Your Dance, Eorzea” is such an achievement. Denmo’s seamless editing makes it appear as if the central character of the video is walking in five separate locations at the same time. With everything perfectly synced up the editing work is almost perfection. Throw in some timely musical cues and background dancers and you have a recipe for a piece of player created art that has been viewed over 50,000 times.

I reached out to the Denmo to get some perspective on what inspired this amazing creation. Here is what he had to say about collaborating to create “Find Your Dance, and little bit about the secret sauce that goes into that satisfying editing work.

On collaborating with others to create the piece:

“The last part was a call out to friends and anyone who happened to be online and in the same server, yeah.

I’m lucky that I have a patreon discord to turn to, and a lot of friends willing to spread word out and just be there. No matter what it is I’m doing lol”

I asked Denmo about some of the challenges that went into the technical work of syncing up shots from so many different locations. Sounds like it took quite a long time to record the amazing time lapses featured in the video:

“That particular part was, yes heh. Each of those shots flashing by was a time lapse recording that took half a day at least to get.And then because of the method of recording it was, like, each one ended up having slightly different timings as well. It was very difficult to sync up properly.

The other shots done in normal time were much easier to do by comparison, but i’m happy with how it all turned out.”

That ear worm of a song… how did Denmo come to chose it?

“I had no idea what song i wanted to use even as I started recording. so I asked a lot of people for suggestions hehe. A friend picked this one and it just stuck. Had the right feel and everything.”

Finally I took the chance to ask Denmo his thoughts on the recently released Stormblood expansion. In particular I wondered if there was anything that stood out for Denmo from a creative perspective.

“It’s been really good! I’m excited to get my alt leveled up this time and experience the story again. As for content creation, I’m always looking for new ideas that I want to invest time in. The new gpose + actions is really cool and fun to play with.”

Thank you to Denmo for answering my questions about his latest FFXIV music video for this article. You can watch it for yourself in the embedded player below and while you’re there – perhaps consider subscribing to his channel.  “Find your dance, Eorzea” does come with a photo sensitivity warning as well as a light spoilers warning for 4.0. 


Pokken Tournament DX Academy To be Featured At EVO 2017

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Attendees of this year’s EVO Tournament won’t need to have trained up to a professional level to enjoy hands-on time with Nintendo’s upcoming enhanced port of Pokken Tournament thanks to the announcement of the Pokken Tournament Academy booth.

Visitors to the Pokken Tournament Academy booth can try out DX almost a full two months before it is released on September 22nd. Visitors will also be able to chat with members of the development team, enter a contest to win their own Nintendo Switch console and possibly most importantly receive a special invitation to a undisclosed Nintendo event taking place later this year at PAX West.

Here’s the low down on the where and when for Pokken Tournament DX’s EVO appearance:

July 14-15
10 a.m.-8 p.m. PT

Mandalay Bay – South Convention Center – Nintendo Booth (No. 121)
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
The original Wii U version of Pokken Tournament was released in July of 2015. Now two years later Nintendo is updating the game for their home console / portable hybrid, the Nintendo Switch, with the addition of previously DLC only Pokemon: Croagunk, Scizor, Empoleon, Darkrai and the DX exclusive Decidueye. New multiplayer centric modes have also been added to the DX version, to entice Trainers to battle against their friends on a whole new platform.


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