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April Nintendo Power brings Olympian conflict to your coffee table!

Kid Icarus Uprising fans eager to expand their collection of battling AR cards can get a boost from this month’s Nintendo Power. It includes three free cards, and they’re all superstars: Poseidon, Medusa (battle form) and Thanatos. I let the Sea King and Snakelocks duke it out on my table for your enjoyment; after the break you’ll see how it turned out, as well as a rundown of so...

The Alternate Deaths of Three-Headed Hewdraw…and some more Icarus tips

As Eugene’s review stated, Kid Icarus Uprising contains a mind-blowing amount of content. If you’re enjoying KIU – or considering buying it (and you should) – we now present a few tips and tricks you may not have explored yet. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD. Nothing earth-shattering, but there ya go.

Happy Kid Icarus Day!

Kid Icarus Uprising is sweeping more than one Infendo writer through its hectic, spectacular adventure today, and we hope many of you are also having a great time with this title. Look for Infendo’s review soon. In the meantime…three cheers for the 3DS AR function finally getting some love! The 6 random cards included in the game’s case are beautifully done as stand-alones, but w...

Witness Metal Slug the way it was ment to be played!

I really hope that this concept for Metal Slug on Wii U turns into a reality. How awesome would it be to take your Wii U controller with you into the bathroom and shoot tiny shoulders that appear behind the conditioner? Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure that the Wii U controller does not have a rear facing camera, which would really make it hard to make this AR concept happen. It is a really cool i...

Club Nintendo rewards alert: Two great ones

I don’t break in with news of everything Club Nintendo suddenly offers, but I really think you’ll want to know about these:

Pokedex 3D review: It’s a guide…it’s an AR funhouse…it’s free!

3DS hasn’t yet become a gaming powerhouse (give it four more days), but as a portable, spectacular little science expo, it’s flat-out amazing. And Pokedex 3D is one polished, impressive freebie. Raise your hand if you’ve been ignoring Pokedex 3D since last week’s update. Yeah, I thought so. Go on, play with it…even though it’s not a game. Check out the sleek atm...

Review: Nintendogs + cats = Strange, lovable and amazing

If you’re looking for a cartridge that includes Samus Cat, classical music, 3D dog poop, birds flying at your face, Elvis hairdos, RC helicopters and an entire house themed around Super Mario Brothers…boy, have I got a game for you! Or, non-game, I should say. Though it contains excellent competition events, Nintendogs + cats—like its predecessor—is not really a game at all. It’s a s...

My picks for launch title 3D Awards

We’ve entered a new era, and glasses-free 3D is now a very real option for modern gameplay. Nintendo’s 3DS launch lineup presents a wide range of approaches in utilizing the new feature, with varying results. Based on extensive time with much of the lineup, here are my entirely subjective pretend-awards for best uses of the third dimension:

So many possibilities…

I’ll try to keep this post from turning into a nauseating flood of gushing praise; after all, nothing’s perfect and the 3DS has some problems we’re all aware of—some temporary, some probably permanent. In the past week, however, I’ve experienced more wonderment and surprise from this little handheld than I’ve ever gotten from my first days with any other gaming device.  In addition, T...

3DS buyers: What are your impressions after your first play-through?

I’d never played or even seen 3DS in person until I picked it up this afternoon. I’m having a great time with it…or I was until the battery ran out after three hours. Sad battery reality aside, here are some quick initial thoughts: 1. Love the whole user environment, and the camera’s going to get a lot of use. 2. Face Raiders is a blast. It lessens the sting of the hardware...

Does he have a name?

That 3DS commercial does feature a Nintendo character after all–a brand new one! Personally, I can’t wait to see this guy bursting out of my coffee table. But, does he have an official name? If not, I vote for “Cuddles.” Is it possible to put the AR card on a friend’s chest and recreate the dinner party from Alien? Does Bowser have some competition? And is anyone else...