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  • Blog Post: Capcom Discounts Mega Man Games On Virtual Console, Mega Man Zero Available On Wii U

    Capcom has discounted a collection of Mega Man games on Virtual Console, and also released Mega Man Zero on Wii U. The sale is going until tomorrow, December 22 and marks down Mega Man games on both Wii U and 3DS. You can find out more on the Capcom Unity website . 3DS Mega Man II Game Boy ($1.49) Mega... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Talks About Nintendo's Next Steps

    In a recent interview, Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto dropped a few quick references to post-Wii U hardware. While he says that the system remains a focus for the company in the coming year, internal teams are already looking ahead to what the next wave of hardware could bring. His comments... More
  • Blog Post: Duck Hunt Hits Wii U Virtual Console On Christmas

    It's a Christmas miracle! Well, that might be overdoing it, but you'll definitely be able to play Duck Hunt with your family on December 25. Nintendo just updated its schedule of Virtual Console games, and Duck Hunt stands alone on December 25. Obviously your old NES Zapper won't work, so... More
  • Blog Post: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Coming To Wii U On Christmas Day

    The Wii U port of the 3DS title, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, will release before the end of 2014 . In a tweet form developer WayForward, which you can see below, it is revealed the game will be available on December 25 at 9 A.M. P.T. for Wii U. Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is coming to... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines BioShock, Zelda, And Mario As Pulp Noir Novels

    Artist Ástor Alexander has taken Mario and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and imagined them as book covers on a pair of cheap pulp noir novels. There are millions of creative artist renditions of Mario and Zelda, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like these two book covers... More
  • Blog Post: Crash ‘N The Boys Street Challenge Available Now On Wii U Virtual Console

    The 1992, Olympics in the streets-style NES sports game is now available for the Wii U's Virtual Console. You can check out the trailer for the game below, which features rooftop vaulting, flooded street swimming (I think), and rocket-powered hammer throwing. You might also remember Crash 'N... More
  • Blog Post: Amiibo Figurines Are Just As Popular As Super Smash Bros.

    Earlier this year Nintendo revealed Amiibos, collectible figurines with NFC chips in their bases that allow them to interact with a variety of Nintendo games. The figurines, which are obviously similar to games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, raised some eyebrows. Does the game industry really need... More
  • Blog Post: The latest Pokémon Sold 1.5 Million U.S. Copies In 10 Days

    In light of the recent NPD numbers , Nintendo has issued a release highlighting its successes in November – the most impressive of which is selling a mind-boggling number of Pokémon games. We already knew that the game sold 3 million copies worldwide in its first week – but how much... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Every Super Smash Bros. Character Comically Save Themselves From Falling

    As you’ve been playing Super Smash Bros., you probably noticed that every character has an animation when too close to the edge of the stage. This little visual clue is subtle in context, but what happens when you just let it play? In a video from YouTube user "Master0fHyrule," the little... More
  • Blog Post: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse May Arrive On Wii U This Year

    WayForward's Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is coming to Wii U following its 3DS release, and it may make it before the end of 2014. Along with releasing a trailer for the Wii U port, WayForward also tweeted that a 2014 release date is possible. You can check out out the Wii U trailer below.... More
  • Blog Post: The Year In Gaming In Under Two Minutes (2014 Edition)

    Every year YouTube user Malcolm Klock puts together an impressive, approximately two-minute video summing up the games of the year, and 2014 is no exception. Below you will find Klock's 2014 video which features just about every video game you remember from the year all set to a tune from The National... More
  • Blog Post: North America's First Fire Emblem Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Fire Emblem for Game Boy Advance, the first Fire Emblem game to come to North America, is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. Released in 2003, Fire Emblem finally made its way to North America thanks in part to the popularity of Advance Wars and the appearance of Fire Emblem characters in Super... More
  • Blog Post: A New Look At The Legend Of Zelda, As It And Star Fox Reconfirmed For 2015

    Nintendo had the opportunity to open and close the first year of The Game Awards, making the most of the opportunity. We now have another look at some of what’s in store for the next entry in The Legend of Zelda series. The new title, which has been reconfirmed for 2015, will feature a huge world... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Investigating System-Breaking Wii U Error Codes 160-0103 And 160-1710

    Recently, Wii U owners have been reporting problems following the latest Super Smash Bros. update. Error codes related to system memory have emerged leaving the game and consoles unusable. The two codes in question are 160-0103 and 160-1710. When reached for comment, Nintendo of America confirmed the... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Avoids Wii U Sales Injunction In Settlement With Philips

    In May 2014, electronics manufacturer Philips filed suit against Nintendo over alleged patent infringement . The complaint targeted motion-control peripherals, including the Wii U and accessories like the Wii Remote. In June, Nintendo was dealt a blow in UK courts as a judge ruled that patents for recognition... More
  • Blog Post: Can You Name Super Smash Bros. Characters Better Than These People?

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U includes a huge roster of iconic characters, but it also includes some more obscure entries. Many of you could probably name each and every character without trouble, but what about random people on the street? YouTube channel P Diddy sent Jenki around with a binder full of... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Sells Over 490,000 In First Three Days

    Nintendo is reporting strong sales for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The publisher says that the game has sold over 490,000 units combined across physical and digital in the United States during the first three days of availability. This makes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U the fastest selling game for the... More
  • Blog Post: See How Every Final Smash Stacks Up Against Seven Opponents In Super Smash Bros. Wii U

    YouTube channel Master0fHyrule has put together a showcase of every Super Smash Bros. character's Final Smash (all 51) and how it plays against seven other opponents. The video is 10 minutes along and took about 10 hours for recording and capturing alone. Even set on high frequency, the Smash Ball... More
  • Blog Post: The Mario Kart 8 Conversation Gets Heated (And Nerdy) Between Michael Cera And Jimmy Fallon

    On a recent episode of The Tonight Show , Jimmy Fallon and Michael Cera got into an argument over Mario Kart 8. Cera played Wario with the Yoshi bike and cyber slick wheels. Fallon used Yoshi with the sports bike and the retro off-road wheels. Apparently, Fallon usually uses Bowser, but went with Yoshi... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Did You Pick Up Any Amiibos?

    Amiibos are here, and if pictures on social media are any indication, they appear to be popular. Did you pick any up? I grabbed a Link because I am a big Zelda fan ( you can see my unboxing video here ), and I like the idea of unlocking Zelda stuff in other Nintendo games. I don't feel compelled... More
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