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  • Blog Post: Everything You Need To Know About The New 3DS

    Nintendo surprised the video game world today with the announcement of a new 3DS. A mid-generation hardware update is nothing new for Nintendo, but this is perhaps its most drastic handheld revision to date. Read on for a detailed breakdown of what to expect from the new 3DS. More Powerful The system... More
  • Blog Post: 10 3DS eShop Games Worth Checking Out

    Three years ago, the Nintendo 3DS had just hit the market. With the smartphone revolution in full swing, many wondered if dedicated portable-gaming consoles still even stood a chance in today’s tech landscape. Flash forward to present day, and the 3DS serves as the home to several hit titles, including... More
  • Blog Post: Five Reasons I Want A Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3DS Remake

    Rumors about a Majora’s Mask remake similar to the Ocarina of Time remake for 3DS have been swirling for years. Some have even gone so far to take matters into their own hands . When it comes down to it, everyone would love to see all of their favorite games remade to modern standards, but there... More
  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Devs Discuss Co-Op, Pogo Jumping, And Beyond

    Yacht Club Games struck Kickstarter pay dirt with Shovel Knight, an NES throwback that combines the sensibilities of Capcom's best platformers with all the fun of digging in the dirt. The finished product is every bit as good as we hoped, and we couldn't help ourselves from geeking out over the... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Play Nintendo Tour 2014

    Nintendo recently announced a mobile tour of its video games and themed photo-ops traveling across the United States over the course of three months. The tour stopped by the Mall of America in Minnesota which isn't too far from Game Informer's offices, so I went and took a few photos. Mario Kart... More
  • Blog Post: Six Nintendo DS Games That Aren’t Games

    Both the 3DS and Vita are home to more than just games thanks to their virtual download shops. The two handhelds took a cue from smart phones and recognized there is a market for more than just games on a miniature computer you can carry in your pocket. Before the age of online stores for downloading... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Shovel Knight

    Yacht Club Games' retro throwback, Shovel Knight, is out today ( read my review here ). We booted it up and played through some early sections, including a trek through the Specter Knight's haunted graveyard and King Knight's regal castle. Join Andrew Reiner and I as we dig into Shovel Knight's... More
  • Blog Post: Kim’s Niche Picks From E3

    I’ve always been a fan of weird and niche Japanese games, and I love alerting people to interesting titles that they may overlook. Therefore, I scoured the E3 show floor for the hidden gems amongst all the chaos. These are ones you should keep an eye on. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Running Cuccos In Super Smash Bros. On 3DS

    Editors Jeff Cork and Kyle Hilliard recently got a chance to spend some time with the upcoming 3DS version of Super Smash Bros., and they’re sharing their thoughts in a discussion format. Kyle: Hey Jeff! We played Super Smash Bros. on 3DS. Jeff: Great intro, Kyle! Yes, we did play Super Smash Bros... More
  • Blog Post: Previously On E3: What Happened (And Didn’t) At Last Year’s Show

    Just like an episode of Game of Thrones , E3 is packed with drama. From shocking revelations to high-stakes blunders, the convention can make or break games, systems, and companies. What happened last year? Read on for a brief refresher. Sony In case you forgot, Sony had a pretty good press conference... More
  • Blog Post: E3 Predictions: Gaze Into The Crystal Ball

    The E3 prediction game isn’t getting easier. With publishers opting for smaller game lineups, the number of cards they can hold close to their vests is getting smaller and smaller every year. That’s not going to stop us from gazing into the crystal ball to identify some trends, surprise appearances... More
  • Blog Post: Wish List – Pokémon Snap 2

    Since the series’ debut almost 20 years ago, Pokémon has cemented itself as a global phenomenon – so much so that Japan has made some fan-favorite Pocket Monsters mascots for its 2014 FIFA World Cup team . Known not only for their exploits dueling each other at the hands of their respective... More
  • Blog Post: How Do Wii U And 3DS Sales Compare To Previous Nintendo Platforms?

    Yesterday Nintendo reported its financial results from the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014. The overall results were rough and the top-selling software list was solid, but nowhere near the stratospheric highs of the previous generation. We thought it would be interesting to see how sales of the... More
  • Blog Post: More Mega Evolutions And Other Hints From The Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Reveal

    Nintendo and the Pokémon company announced Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire this morning , and though its teaser trailer contained very few details, we can make some educated guesses based on what little was shown. Mega Evolutions Return Among the few details revealed with this morning’s... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Kirby: Triple Deluxe

    Dan Ryckert and myself (or Derrick if you prefer), take a look at the game's first level. You get a chance to see some of the game's collectibles, powers, and most importantly, the Hypernova ability. With the Hypernova ability, Kirby can suck up pretty much anything that gets in his way with... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Mario Golf World Tour

    The last time Mario picked up the clubs was 10 years ago on the Game Boy Advance. He's back for a few more rounds on the 3DS, and we take a look at how he performs after an extended absence. Matthew Kato and myself play a few rounds, take a look at some of the new modes, and find out how the game... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want From Zelda On Wii U

    Zelda is beloved amongst gamers, and for good reason. The series has delivered many defining video game experiences for many players. It’s a series fans hold to a high standard, demanding evolution with each entry, but continue to insist that it not stray too far from what made them fall in love... More
  • Blog Post: Returning To My Animal Crossing: New Leaf Ghost Town

    I really love Animal Crossing. Ever since the original on Gamecube, I've spent hundreds of hours delivering carpet, digging up fossils, and talking to neurotic penguins. Its leisurely pace is a far cry from the action games that I've traditionally gravitated towards, but I've never been able... More
  • Blog Post: The Seven Strangest Moments From Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life Presentation

    Nintendo is no stranger to quirkiness. Its most popular character and brand exists in a world of super-power granting mushrooms and green sewage pipes that allow for quick transportation. Games like Rhythm Heaven and WarioWare offer some of the strangest video game experiences ever created (see Game... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct: What We Know, What We're Expecting

    Nintendo is planning a Nintendo Direct for tonight that will be 30 minutes of uninterrupted information about Super Smash Bros. Before you tune in at 3 p.m. Pacific/6 p.m. Eastern, check out a rundown of what we know and what we’re expecting. What We Know So Far Returning Characters Bowser Diddy... More
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