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Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 – the Plot Thickens (Maybe)

Pokémon fans have a lot to think about lately. Black and White Versions are no doubt still getting good workouts (I know my White Version is), Pokémon Conquest is on the way next month, and Black 2/White 2 hit in Japan this June with an autumn release for the U.S. As if we don’t have enough on our plates to keep us satisfied, Junichi Masuda (GameFreak’s Game Director) recently advised ...

On June 18th, the U.S. Gets to Conquer ’em All, Too!

The official Pokémon site recently dropped the welcome news that on June 18th, the U.S. will see the release of Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition. Titled Pokémon Conquest here, it’ll mark a wild deviation from the way many people play Pokémon. Players assume the role of a young warlord and, over the course of his journey, build a team of Pokémon for him to command. However, you can also re...

Trainers, Go!

The Pokémon 2012 International Challenge is underway! Registration is over, and the competition officially began yesterday. Running until the 26th of March, it gives trainers a chance to utilize Pokémon from every generation in a double battle format. Time to break out those winning strategies (or be crushed by them). Granted, this kind of free-for-all tournament is a far cry from tiered, organize...

Would New Games for Old Systems Really Be That Bad?

Recently, Dan posted an article about a new Super Nintendo game in development.  As I read the article I felt a chill of excitement run down my spine and started thinking, would this really be a bad idea if it continued? I know that a lot of people out there will be against it.  They will tell us that Emulators and downloads from the console specific stores are their choice of playing games from o...

A Wild new Pokémon game appears!

Pokémon Black and White is perhaps the best entry in the Pokémon series, and according to a recent episode of Pokémon Smash in Japan, they are about to receive a sequel. In a first ever for the Pokémon games, there will be a direct sequel to the games simply titled Pokémon Black and White 2. The games will be released this June in Japan, and sometime this year everywhere else. In a strange move fr...

Sequel glut driving players away from consoles to more “original” games on iOS?

That’s what Gamaustrua analyst Matt Matthews suspects: The second point (of last year’s annual console sales) brings out is just how sequel-driven the top end of the market has become. Every game, with exception of Just Dance 2 and Batman: Arkham City is a sequel several times over. I’m just now beginning to try to follow the mobile/tablet gaming market, and while many of the g...

What are you most excited to play this year?

The first half of the year is obviously a down one for Nintendo. Some okay games on that list, but not any must haves. Of course, that could all change when Wii U drops in the fall—Nintendo is expected to detail the console and its launch games at E3 this summer. Still, what Nintendo games are you most excited to play? More 3DS? Wii U? A completely new surprise, a la Wii Sports? Or a specific ga...

Don’t call it a ‘best of’ list: my favorite Nintendo games of 2011

I can see you now. I bet you’re walking up to some store buying all of your end of the year celebration goodies. Confetti? Check. Fireworks? Absolutely. Some of you may even be looking for an adult beverage or two. The one thing you may be looking for that you can’t find in any stores is a list of top games on Nintendo consoles this year, and that’s where I come in. All around the Internet a...

The other games Nintendo made this holiday

Wired has a nice little piece on lower profile holiday Nintendo games, including the unsung Kirby’s Return to Dreamland: While the aforementioned games are more than mere serviceable diversions, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land is an unsung contemporary classic. It’s both deep enough to qualify as a game for true gamers and inviting enough so as not to alienate the untested, whether they’r...

Infendo Public Service Announcement – Daylight Saving Time ends today

If your location observes Daylight Saving Time, don’t forget to set the clock back one hour on your Wii, DS, and 3DS today! Unlike many modern electronics, these game systems don’t set themselves. Now that you’re well rested after an extra hour of sleep, you’ll be able to solve more puzzles using less hint coins in Professor Layton and the Last Specter!!

Professor Layton and the Last Specter review: The weakest game in the series is still a blast to play

This puzzle adventure had some pretty big shoes to fill, yet I’d hoped Professor Layton and the Last Specter would somehow top the excellence of last year’s Layton game, Unwound Future. That didn’t happen. What I experienced was 15 hours of great puzzles (with more content available for extended play), charming atmosphere and top-notch production values. The only thing missing was a truly co...

My original DS is ready for another round

Thirteen months ago, I posted an article praising my old fat blue DS and its incredible durability; I never felt a need to buy another portable until 3DS arrived. I was certain, at the time, that the then-new Professor Layton and the Unwound Future would be the last game I played on Ol’ Blue before I put the venerable, aging handheld out to pasture. Over a year later, Ol’ Fat Blue still works ...

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