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  • Blog Post: The Charm Of Yarn And The Reception Of Yoshi's New Island With Woolly World's Producer

    Takashi Tezuka has been with Nintendo since the mid-eighties with important credits on many of Nintendo's most memorable games. He has director and designer credits for games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening, and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Maker's Makers On The Added Super Prefix, Mario Paint, And LittleBigPlanet

    During E3, we had the opportunity to speak with Super Mario Maker producer Takashi Tezuka and director Yosuke Oshino about creating the Mario game where you create. We posted a small excerpt from the interview during the show, but you can find the full dialogue below. We talked about why the game received... More
  • Blog Post: Xenoblade's Director Talks Witcher 3, Zelda Wii U, And His Favorite RPGs

    Nintendo has been releasing more and more information on Xenoblade Chronicles X , the next gigantic RPG from Monolith Soft due out on December 4. We recently got a chance to sit down with the game's director Tetsuya Takahashi (also the director of Xenogears and Xenosaga) and Genki Yokota, the director... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Best Of E3 2015 Awards

    Walking through the show floor of E3 2015, you could feel the excitement flowing through the crowds. Those in attendance were still reeling from the barrage of outstanding trailers, big reveals, and surprising resurfacing of projects at the press conferences, and everyone was talking about the incredible... More
  • Blog Post: Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows Talks Band's Involvement With Guitar Hero Live

    Ever since "The Beast and the Harlot" challenged players in Guitar Hero II, fans of Avenged Sevenfold have requested more of the band to appear in the series. While Activision and Harmonix have given the Guitar Hero and Rock Band communities several tracks from Avenged Sevenfold's catalog... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At E3 2015: Almost All Of Nintendo's Unreleased Amiibos

    Nintendo had a number of new amiibos to show off at E3 this year, and it had a nearly full collection of the hard-to-acquire figures on display on the show floor. You can check out the gallery below to see close up images of all the amiibos that will be difficult to track down in the coming months. These... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015's Confirmed No Shows

    E3 is always full of surprise appearance and announcements, but ahead of the show there are always a few titles we know won’t be showing up. These are games we would love to learn more about, but its creators have openly acknowledged they will not be appearing, in the interest of tempering our... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Talks The World Championships 2015, The Wizard, And Reveals The Trophy

    For the first time in 25 years, Nintendo is bringing back its Nintendo World Championships at this year's E3. After inviting competitors and holding a series of qualifying rounds across the United States, the tournament begins tomorrow. Ahead of the Champioships, we spoke with Nintendo Treehouse's... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Wishlist: What We Want From Star Fox Wii U

    We’re still not sure what Star Fox really looks like or how exactly it will play, but pending any surprise delays we know it is coming this year, which makes E3 2015 the perfect platform to show it off. It’s been a long time since we’ve played a first-party Star Fox title (the last... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Predictions: Nintendo

    E3 is once again upon us. Announcements will be made, and Nintendo will do doubt use the show to outline some of its plans for the future. The anticipation is part of the fun, so we're looking into our crystal ball to predict some of Nintendo's next moves. More Amiibos On The Way This is a no... More
  • Blog Post: How Splatoon Surprised A Six Year Old (And His Father) With His First Online Experience

    As I think about how different my childhood was from my children's, I'm forced to realize how much has changed in 35 years. My kids still hide books under their pillows and read with a flashlight after bedtime, so I know that some things remain the same. But the world is at their fingertips,... More
  • Blog Post: Five Tips For Dominating Splatoon’s Turf War Mode

    With Splatoon now released, players are taking to the online multiplayer in an attempt to spread their ink everywhere. In turf war, you’re aiming to cover the map with as much of your ink as possible within the three-minute time limit. It’s a fast mode that requires you to go more off instincts... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Splatoon's Inkopolis, Single-Player, And Local Multiplayer

    Splatoon is here and Wii U owners now have another game to round out the system's sparse online multiplayer options. We''ve already gone online and checked out the competitive multiplayer , but now it's time to see what else the game offers players. Join Kyle and Brian as they play through... More
  • Blog Post: What Do Amiibos Do In What Games?

    Nintendo still hasn't fully revealed exactly how amiibos will function across its many games, but we plan on keeping track of their compatibility in this feature. Nintendo’s amiibos differ from comparable toys like Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures in they will work across a collection... More
  • Blog Post: Five Shooters That Don't Rely On Bullets

    Splatoon launches this week, and it's a colorful take on a familiar genre. In the game, players paint the floor to gain points and attack other players in a shooter setting. It's a strange premise, but it's not the first in the genre to shy away from typical ammunition. Here are five games... More
  • Blog Post: Fighting The Clone Wars: Ninja Theory's Take On Star Wars

    Combat in Disney Infinity and its follow-up, 2.0, was simple by design. The game is, after all, geared towards younger players and their families. Avalanche didn’t want to use that as a crutch for boring combat, however, so it sought out Ninja Theory, a studio with a history of combat-heavy action... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity 3.0 Meets Mario Kart In The Speedway Toy Box

    The Toy Box game sets represent genre-specific alternate experiences for Disney Infinity. Past Toy Box games were built entirely using the in-game creation tools and included Thor’s Assault on Asgard and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Escape from the Kyln, which were tower-defense and dungeon... More
  • Blog Post: See A Dismantled Chewbacca And More In Our Disney Infinity 3.0 Photo Gallery

    When we post image galleries from the games we feature on our covers, it’s always screenshots. Disney Infinity 3.0 offered us the rare opportunity to take photos of physical objects. Below, and in the gallery you will find photos of nearly all of Disney Infinity 3.0 confirmed figures. There are... More
  • Blog Post: Witcher 3 And Batman Top Our Reader's List Of Most Anticipated 2015 Games

    Earlier this week , we asked readers what their most anticipated games of 2015 are, and while the results were varied, there were two that stood far among the rest. We tallied the results from the comments, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight easily topped the list, as you can see... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Racing Full 200cc In Mario Kart 8's New Animal Crossing DLC Tracks

    A new batch of Mario Kart 8 DLC dropped today , as well as the excruciatingly fast 200cc difficulty – which we are terrible at. Join myself, Ben Reeves, and Wade Wojcik as we sample four of the eight new tracks and try to figure out who is the best Mario Karter among us. After that, Brian Shea... More
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