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Super Mario Maker Supports Sonic, Pit & Splatoon Amiibo

Posted on August 18, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Remember a few months ago back at E3 when Nintendo revealed that certain Amiibo like the Wii Fit trainer would change Mario’s sprite in Super Mario Maker?  Well it turns out you can earn this skins for the red plumber without forking over nearly forty bucks for a Wii Fit trainer or other rare Amiibo. They can be unlocked by completing the 100 Mario challenge instead!

Also spotted by GoNintendo were screen-grabs posted on the Miiverse that show that Super Mario Maker will support the Pit, Sonic and Splatoon Amiibo if you happen to own them.

Super Mario Maker launches on the Nintendo Wii U on September 11th!

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Video has surfaced of all of the compatible Amiibo sprites from Mario Maker. Check it out:

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Nintendo Holiday Download (12.25.14)

Posted on December 30, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

The holiday season isn’t exactly a hot bed of new video game news but Nintendo doesn’t really take time off. Over Christmas the Big N released a whole slew of classic games from their back catalogue onto the 3DS and Wii U virtual consoles. If you’ve got some downtime between now and the inevitable New Years Day hangover  then why not sink some time into the original Mario Bros?

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Super Smash Bros for Wiiu Nintendo Direct Set For Tomorrow

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

Are your thumbs still sore from smashing your opponents off screen? The Big N has a Nintendo Direct live stream set for Thurs October 23rd at 3PM PST to announce some new features for the Wii U version of Nintendo’s cross-franchise brawler.   We’re not sure what they’re going to announce, a console exclusive level based upon the hit Doshin the Giant games, perhaps? (an obscure game I know.. look it up!)

The 3DS version has done fantastically well, selling over 2.8 million copies worldwide in just a few short weeks. There is a reason Jason awarded the game a perfect 10.0 in his review!

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Downloadable DS Games Coming To Wii U?

Posted on January 30, 2014 by Les Major

Anyone who has played the Wii U might have thought of this at some point. You’re looking at the controller in your hand, then up to the TV, then you ponder what it would be like if you could play your favorite DS games on the home console. Surprisingly enough, it sounds like Nintendo is planning to do just that by releasing DS games on the Wii U eShop! This of course is big news considering the unfortunately bad year Nintendo has experienced recently. Why?Read More


No Cutscenes or Story Mode For The Next Super Smash Bros

Posted on July 27, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros series is quite possibly one of the greatest ideas of all time – let’s take beloved video game characters from the last few decades and have them battle it out – but the next entry in the long running franchise will lose two of its greatest advancements: a single-player story mode and cut scenes. These enhancements were introduced in 2008’s Super Smash Bros Brawl, and were lauded by many Smash fans, myself included, and now they will be no more.

In a recent interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu series director Masahiro Sakurai broke down his decision to remove them from the development process simply: He feels that the experience of watching the game’s planned cut scenes will be ruined by interned users uploading the videos to the internet. Read More


The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Reborn E3 Trailer

Posted on June 11, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Link’s debut on Nintendo’s latest home console is of course an HD port of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. The game was announced last summer, and Nintendo gave us a four minute trailer during their E3 Direct live-stream earlier this morning.

Unlike other Wiiu games, which were straight ports of older titles, this version of The Wind Waker has been substantially upgraded. New textures, bloom lighting and other graphical touches that weren’t on the GameCube really breathe new  life into this nearly 10 year old game.

Wind Waker Reborn will run in native 1080P, features Nintendo Gamepad integration (replacing the previously GBA -required Tingle Tuner) and will be available in North America in October. Check out the latest trailer after the jump.Read More


Fake WiiU Gamepad Auction Sat at 90K Before Being Pulled

Posted on November 26, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

File this one under the W.T.F category. Online gaming auctions can sometimes be a little ridiculous but surely this storefront selling cardboard facsimiles of a Wii U Gamepad is a joke.

All of the hubub started after sites like destructoid picked up on a now pulled Ebay Auction featuring a crudely drawn Wii U Gamepad penned onto a piece of cardboard that had bids over the $90,000! Since all of the press imitators have started to pop up, most of which can be yours for the low low cost of $9.99!

It is doubtful any of these auctions will result in a sale, then again Ebay is the site where someone bought a grilled cheese sandwich with a picture of the Virgin Mary on it.


WiiU Version of Mass Effect 3 Bundles DLC On Disc

Posted on September 14, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

It’s taken for granted that Wiiu ports of games like Mass Effect 3 and Batman Arkham Asylum include custom tablet interfaces that enhance the game’s inventory management. Well, those who choose to partake in commander Sheppard’s latest adventure on Nintendo’s next-gen machine will get two pieces of DLC for free:  Mass Effect 3 Extended Edition and From Ashes.

Extended Edition adds additional content to the game’s ending, it was originally available for free for owners of the Xbox 360 & PS3 version before becoming a paid add-on. From Ashes originally came bundled with the collector’s edition and was later added to the PS3/Xbox marketplaces for $10. Ashes adds Javik to your squad, a new particle rifle and new outfits.



Japanese WiiU Price & Date Revealed Tomorrow

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Speculation surrounding the WiiU’s price will end tomorrow, for the Japanese at least. In a similar fashion to their E3 Nintendo Direct events, the Big N will make the announcement via pre-recorded message streaming online rather than at a traditional press conference.

Japan’s pricing structure and release date will be a solid indicator of what we can expect in regards to North America. Just don’t take it as concrete truth, the Wii launched in Japan almost two weeks after it’s North American counterpart and the Japanese currency is currently worth a little less at exchange than it was last decade.

If you speak Japanese or just want to watch the festivities tomorrow, click this link.


Rumor: Amazon Leaks WiiU Box Art

Posted on August 7, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

There are still a lot of things we don’t know about Nintendo’s upcoming WiiU including the device’s price, how much the games will cost and what their box art will look like. One of these deep burning might have been answered thanks to several Amazon listings.

If the box art listed on Amazon for Avengers Battle for Earth and Assassins Creed III are accurate than the WiiU Box art looks very similar to the GameCube’s box art, color scheme notwithstanding. The supposed WiiU box’s sport a baby blue header with white “Wii U” branding and a yellow border separating the box art image from the header.

If these are real, what are your thoughts, readers? Check out two of the images after the jump.Read More


Check Out Our First Glimpse At The Wii U’s Menu

Posted on June 3, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Our first look at the Wiiu’s menu showcases several different aspects of the system. When the system is first turned on players are transported to a menu known as the Miiveruse. On this screen players are able to see a variety of Miis from their friends list, region and those who speak their language from around the world. You are able to get a quick look at what your friends are playing, offering a lot of information at a glance.

Other aspects showcased during the presentation include in game pop-ups where friends are able to leave each other messages within a specific game’s universe. The example shown during the video conference included pop-ups in a Mario world style game. These messages will also be available through the Nintendo 3DS, PC and WiiU Console.


During a segment of Nintendo direct a small promotional video clip was shown outlining the potential for video conferences between WiiU owners. It is unknown if this feature will be available at launch.

Interestingly the game pad also has a built-in web browser which can be used to broadcast webpages onto a big screen television. Check out several images of the systems menus after the jump.Read More


Nintendo Confirms Near Field Communication For WiiU Gamepad

Posted on June 3, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

During today’s Nintendo direct video conference president Satura Iwata confirmed that the Nintendo Wii U Gamepad will support near field communication. We previously speculated that the Wii U tablet would be able to communicate with game cards or figures through NFC technology after an internal ubisoft video leaked out. Mr. Iawata mentioned during the early portion of the conference that the tablet contains both an NFC reader and NFC writer in the lower left-hand section of the game pad.

NFC communication was previously brought the mainstream through Activision’s Skylander series where the technology was used to allow small figures to communicate with the base station.

We’ll have more from the Nintendo direct conference as it continues.


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