NES Remix Now Available On Wii U eShop

Posted by Bob Muir on Dec 19, 2013 in Videogames

NES Remix

It seems Nintendo is taking inspiration from the fan-game Super Mario Crossover with their latest digital Wii U game. NES Remix offers short challenges based on classic NES games; it’s sort of like a longer, more expanded version of the retro segments of the WarioWare series. But besides regular challenges, they’re mixing it up with weird versions of the games, like Super Mario Bros. in silhouette, or playing as Link from The Legend of Zelda in the first level of Donkey Kong. It’s available now, right after it’s announcement, on the Wii U eShop. NES Remix will set you back $15, which seems a little steep for what is basically a series of creative ROM hacks, but knowing Nintendo, they probably put enough content in there to justify the cost. At least, I hope! Read more…

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Cats Don’t Necessarily Like Super Mario 3D World

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 28, 2013 in Videogames

Cat Mario

One of the major new feature of Super Mario 3D World (besides it being the first must-play Mario game since Super Mario Galaxy) is the Cat Suit, which provides lots of mobility and new abilities, as well as making whoever wears it completely adorable. Mega64 brainstormed and realized that if Cat Mario loves jumping around his candy-coated world, maybe real cats would too! Hence this video, in which cats prove that they are not going to play along with your Mario fantasies. Now if only Mega64 would put out more videos like they used to, because I can’t remember how long it’s been since their last one. Read more…

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New TV Commercials and Screenshots for Super Mario 3D World Look Gorgeous

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 9, 2013 in Videogames


At first I wasn’t very interested in Super Mario 3D World — it looked pretty similar to 3D Land and didn’t really seem to do much differently aside from the 4-player co-op. But these recent trailers and screenshots tell a completely different tale! Bright colors, vivid landscapes, and interesting world design! All the power ups look like a lot of fun too, and the lighting really works well with the models. Everything pops! And I really love the design and neon lighting of Bowser’s theme park world. Check out some more images below and a compilation of recent Japanese commercials. The game arrives on November 23rd along with every other video game ever. Read more…

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Get A Load Of How Much Fun Super Mario 3D World Looks

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 24, 2013 in Videogames

Super Mario 3D World

For years now, people have been saying that Mario is old and predictable. While some of the New Super Mario Bros. sub-series games are well-made, it’s safe to say that they’re all unsurprising with what they do. But if you haven’t seen anything about it yet, watch the latest Japanese trailer for Super Mario 3D World, the Wii U sort-of sequel to the 3DS’s Super Mario 3D Land. It’s made by the same team that made Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, two of the best Mario games in the last decade. The game marries the 3D Mario games with elements from the 2D games, and it looks fantastic. Plus, it has a ton of power-ups and items, offering many different gameplay mechanics. The whole thing just looks magical and fun in the way that only Nintendo can be. Hopefully it sells some Wii U units when it releases on November 22! Read more…

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Shovel Knight’s Latest Trailer Proves That Pixels Are Beautiful

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 8, 2013 in Videogames

Shovel Knight

Yacht Club Games’ first release, Shovel Knight, is due out later this year. The game is coming out on PC, 3DS, and Wii U (all digital releases), and Nintendo is showing up at Indiecade, so there’s a new trailer to build up more hype for the game in a crowded holiday season. If you haven’t gotten a good look at the game before, watch the trailer and marvel at the NES+ style pixel art and fun, old-school gameplay. If you’re a fan of retro indie games, this one should be on your list! Read more…

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Nintendo Announces Wii Sports Club

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 21, 2013 in Videogames


Getting a little desperate, eh? Nintendo announced that they’ll be bringing back Wii Sports, HD-ified for the Wii U. However, this time around it’ll be digital only. On November 7th, Tennis and Bowling will be available via the eShop, with the rest of the sports to follow soon after. You’ll be able to download each sport and try it free for 24 hours, but after that you can either buy a “day pass” that’ll allow another 24 hours for $1.99, or purchase it outright for $9.99 each. This is a bizarrely flexible pricing structure from Nintendo, which surprises me, but I’m glad to see them trying crazy new strategies, even if it just on a HD version of Wii Sports. Read more…



The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Keeps Looking Better

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 15, 2013 in Videogames


And you won’t have to wait long to play it! The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is one of the highest-regarded games for the Gamecube, and it’s arriving September 20th on Nintendo digital store, the eShop, and in brick-and-mortar shops on October 4th. Now that review copies are showing up on many doorsteps, more videos have popped up giving us a better look at all the visual changes involved. GameXplain has uploaded a video of a side-by-side comparison of the original Gamecube version and the Wii U update. Let’s just say: it looks great. Watch the video below! Read more…

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It’s No Joke: Nintendo’s New 3DS Is The 2DS

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 29, 2013 in Videogames


I’ll say one thing for Nintendo: you can’t ever safely predict what they’re going to do. Apparently they wanted to offer a cheaper version of the 3DS, targeting kids age 6 and under who shouldn’t be using the system’s 3D visuals but who may want to play the next Pokemon game. So they’ve created the 2DS, a system that plays 3DS (and DS) games with no option to turn on 3D. It’s coming out on October 12, the same day as Pokemon X & Y, for $129.99 in either red or blue. Read more…

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Special Edition Wind Waker Wii U On the Way

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 25, 2013 in Videogames



We don’t know when (probably October), and we don’t know how much (probably $350 or so), but Nintendo will be releasing a special edition Wii U system branded with Zelda-inspired designs on the controller. Along with this news we’ve also gotten word of a few upgrades to Wind Waker HD. The Triforce hunt will be shortened, a harder “Hero Mode” will be available right from the start (enemies do more damage and no hearts drop, you must use potions or heart containers to heal), a new sail will make sailing faster, and you can now take selfies with Link’s camera. Yes, the first game ever to feature selfies, and it’s Wind Waker HD. Thanks, Nintendo. Read more…

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Three Street Fighter Games Coming To Wii U

Posted by Bob Muir on Aug 20, 2013 in Videogames

Street Fighter II SNES

When it comes to games, the Wii U is really hurting, so almost anything would help at this point. While people don’t generally buy new systems to play old games, people do generally like Street Fighter. So maybe announcing all three SNES Street Fighter II games might help! Even after current Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono said that it wouldn’t happen, Capcom announced that Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II Turbo (which also includes SFII Championship Edition), and Super Street Fighter II will be available on Wii U for $7.99 each. And there’s a deal for the US: if you buy one game, it drops the price of the other two by 50%. If you’re in Europe, if you buy two, you get the third one free. Both deals cost the same if you’re getting all three, so consider reliving the days when you couldn’t patch fighting games and your old version became obsolete! Read more…

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Kamiya Hosts a Wonderful 101 Direct

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 10, 2013 in Videogames


Hideki Kamiya, the Twitter-infamous director of many popular games, such as Viewtiful Joe, Okami, and Bayonetta, has partnered up with Nintendo to release a Nintendo Direct about The Wonderful 101. Given that this is one of the biggest games coming to Wii U in the near future (besides Pikmin, which just came out and you should get!), it’s no surprise Nintendo is giving this a big push. There’s a new trailer to watch that stretches over 7 minutes long and a demo is now out on the eShop in Japan, Europe, and the US. If you can’t try the demo out, check out the trailer below. Read more…

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Fresh Wonderful 101 Gameplay Features Lots of Superhero Action

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 29, 2013 in Videogames


I’ve been very excited for Hideki Kamiya’s upcoming Wii U game, The Wonderful 101 (even more so than for Pikmin, but don’t tell anyone I said that). Perhaps it’s the slight dash of Viewtifulness pervading the whole experience along with the action. This new gameplay trailer also gives a look at how much variety there will be in the game – I like the look of the various robot enemies you’ll be facing. Check out the full video below to get a better idea of how it’ll all play out. The Wonderful 101 will arrive September 15th in the US. Read more…

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Earthbound is Out Now on the Wii U Virtual Console – FINALLY

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 19, 2013 in Uncategorized


What a ridiculous amount of begging and pleading that has gone on over the last few years. Fans have been clamoring for Earthbound on Virtual Console and each time Nintendo would come back with a canned response. Now, after all this time, fans have finally gotten their wish: Earthbound is available on the Wii U Virtual Console, right now. VC purchases don’t move across devices though, so don’t expect to be playing this on your 3DS or Wii. It’s $10, and comes with the original players guide that you can use on the gamepad. Now that we’ve overcome this hurdle, what about Mother 3? Read more…

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First Trailers For Next Adventure Time, Regular Show Games

Posted by Bob Muir on Jul 18, 2013 in Animation, Videogames

Adventure Time

The first footage of Cartoon Network’s next Adventure Time and Regular Show games is out! Both Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW and Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land are being made by WayForward, the 2D masters who also made the previous Adventure Time game Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!¬†However, the new AT game isn’t a 2D sidescroller with an overworld (a la Zelda II) like the previous one was. The new game is a multiplayer dungeon crawler, where you can play as Finn, Jake, Marceline, and Cinnamon Bun — yes, Cinnamon Bun! But of course, it’s got that Adventure Time charm, so I’d expect it to me more than just another Gauntlet game. Read more…

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Two Indie Game Stars Coming To Runner2

Posted by Bob Muir on Jul 9, 2013 in Videogames


Bit.Trip Presents: Runner2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (or just Runner2) will get seven new “well-loved” characters, according to Gaijin Games. The characters will be coming as DLC to the Steam version this Thursday, while console versions will get the characters at an unspecified later date. Five of the characters remain a mystery, but two have been revealed: Razputin (“Raz”) from Psychonauts and Quote from Cave Story! Read more…

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Gaze Into A Smash Bros. Game Filled With Unusual Characters

Posted by Bob Muir on Jun 18, 2013 in Fandom, Videogames

Fake Smash - Groose

Announcing new characters in a Super Smash Bros. game is a strange mix of excitement, nostalgia, and a touch of self-mockery. 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl had a very successful website called the Super Smash Bros. Dojo that gave out daily updates on the game, and some of those updates echoed through gaming communities — “Diddy Kong confirmed for Brawl” or “Sonic confirmed for Brawl.” When Nintendo announced some new characters for the upcoming Wii U/3DS entry, they started a new style of character announcements that many fans have already adopted for their favorite or joke characters. Read more…

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Nintendo Announces Super Mario 3D World, New Smash Bros., New Donkey Kong Country

Posted by Bob Muir on Jun 11, 2013 in Videogames

Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS

Both Microsoft and Sony announced a lot of major exclusives yesterday, which leaves Nintendo in a catch-up position with its already underperforming Wii U. With the 3DS finally taking off, what did Nintendo have to show during its first online-only E3 press conference? Click to find out! Read more…

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Ubisoft Debuts The Crew, Tom Clancy’s The Division At E3 Conference

Posted by Bob Muir on Jun 10, 2013 in Videogames


Just like last year, Ubisoft got Aisha Tyler to host their E3 press conference. Wearing a shirt with the hashtag #girlwood on it, Ubisoft didn’t have much to show, but there were a few major new reveals. Click through to see what was said about hot games like Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Rayman Legends, and Watch Dogs, as well as all the new games. Read more…

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Play Nintendo’s E3 Line-up At These Select Best Buy Stores

Posted by Bob Muir on May 30, 2013 in Videogames

Iwata and a Luigi Swarm

Nintendo isn’t playing by the rules at this year’s E3. Instead of holding a big press conference like previous years, they’ll be relying completely on their Nintendo Direct webcast, a series of announcements that have been doing quite well for Nintendo. But beyond that, you’ll be able to play their line-up at certain Best Buy stores across the United States and Canada. Called the “Nintendo Experience,” you can visit these Best Buy stores on June 12 from 4-8PM and on June 15 from 1-5PM to try out demos of Nintendo’s newest games for 3DS and Wii U. Read more…

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Sonic Lost World Harkens Back To Canceled Game

Posted by Bob Muir on May 29, 2013 in Videogames

Sonic Lost World

Nintendo had announced during a recent Nintendo Direct that Sega was making a new Sonic game exclusively for Wii U and 3DS. Now there’s a trailer for the game, titled Sonic Lost World. While parts of the trailer may make many wary — there are several new characters, which are always the weakest part of the game — there is something interesting going on that seems to reference an earlier, canceled Sonic game. Read more…

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Nintendo Begins “Crowdfarter” for Game & Wario

Posted by Ben Huber on May 25, 2013 in Videogames


The last person I expected to be making a crowdfunding and Kickstarter joke would be Nintendo… but here we are! To promote the upcoming Wii U game called Game & Wario, the Big N has set up a faux-crowdfunding site called Crowdfarter, written entirely in the character of Wario. That is either hilarious or annoying, depending on your opinion of Wario. You donate not with cash, but tweets or likes. As they receive more, various goodies like wallpapers or ringtones will unlock. I’m not sure how many people will spam their friends with Wario tweets for a Wario ringtone, but this has made me take a look at Game & Wario – and it looks like more Warioware goodness, so I’m definitely interested now. Read more…

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Play As Every DC Character In Scribblenauts Unmasked

Posted by Bob Muir on May 16, 2013 in Comic Books, Videogames

Scribblenauts Unmasked

So who would win in a fight: Superman or Batman? How about a different Superman or Batman? How about all the Supermen and Batmen? Get ready to pair off characters, because reportedly every DC character is going to be in Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, a new game for 3DS, Wii U, and PC this fall. The new game is making an attempt to get all the various versions of characters in, with reports that there will be 33 different Batmen and 133 Green Lanterns. Read more…

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Batman: Arkham Origins Announced For Fall Release

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 10, 2013 in Comic Books, Videogames

Batman: Arkham Origins

Speaking of Batman, Game Informer has just announced that Warner Bros. Montreal are making Batman: Arkham Origins, a prequel to Rocksteady’s Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. The game will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC this fall. It will be set years before the first two Arkham games and include the villain Deathstroke. What’s a little concerning is that someone other than Rocksteady are making the game, considering how proven Rocksteady is, but I’m still optimistic. Read more…

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Sports Big Improvements On Wii U

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 4, 2013 in Videogames

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut

The Wii U is hurting for games, and I’m not sure ports of previously released games is the way to fix things. Most of a port’s potential customers probably already bought it. That being said, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut is looking to be the better version for those who waited. Read more…

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