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YouTube Spotlight: Beaten Video Games Playlist

I’m either tooting my own horn here, or demonstrating just  how bad I am at beating video games, but today’s YouTube Spotlight is a playlist of my own making: music from games I’ve beaten. There are 50 tracks on the playlist, though it may be missing some, as I only counted games I currently have available to me. I can’t recall the games I may have beaten when I was really ...

Mark your calendars and spread the word: National StreetPass Weekend is Dec. 14-15 in North America

A recent YouTube video published on Nintendo of America’s official channel has revealed details about National StreetPass Weekend, coming December 14th and 15th (a Saturday and Sunday). According to the video, “all the Nintendo Zones in North America will be put together and mixed around” on those days. Meaning that passing by any Nintendo Zone location will give you StreetPass t...

How a 3D Zelda fan (me) feels about playing the top-down A Link Between Worlds

I am a Zelda fan for life. I grew up playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the old N64 that belonged to my huge family (8 siblings). Strangely, I can’t remember when I beat the game for the first time: in fact, I don’t even remember things like struggling through the water temple for the first time or (SPOILER ALERT) finding out that Sheik was really Zelda in disguise for the...

Wii U gets some positive press from TIME Techland

Off-TV play via the Wii U GamePad and backward compatibility with Wii are among Matt Peckham’s 10 reasons to pick up a Wii U over PS4 or Xbox One this holiday season. His opinion article over at TIME Tech is one of seemingly few that shed a positive light on the Wii U: “The Wii U doesn’t have quite as many run-out-and-buy games as we kick off its second year, but its best and brightest...

Back a Kickstarter campaign to fund Festival of Magic for Wii U

Snow Castle Games, a studio based in Oslo, Norway, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their adventure RPG Festival of Magic. According to the project’s home page: Festival of Magic is a throwback to the classic Japanese RPGs of yore, but puts a spin on the formula by fusing harvesting with turn-based combat. In the game you join Amon, a desert scavenger, and his reluctant companion ...

Bravely Default coming to North America February 7, Collector’s Edition also to appear

We knew that Square Enix’s Nintendo 3DS title Bravely Default would be arriving in North America near the beginning of 2014, and now the game’s official release date has been revealed, along with a snazzy Collector’s Edition. The highly anticipated RPG will be available on February 7, 2014. The Collector’s Edition, available the same day, will include the game, an art book,...

Mario Party: Island Tour to feature extensive single-card multiplayer modes

Making up for its lack of online play, Mario Party: Island Tour will feature the most extensive single-card multiplayer mode of any Nintendo 3DS game released thus far. According to this morning’s Nintendo Direct, a single game card will allow up to four players to locally play all 7 of the game’s varied maps, all 80 of the mini games on offer, a Freeplay mode, and more. To encourage e...

Fire Emblem’s Marth returns for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. series, posted a screenshot today of Smash Bros. veteran Marth, which means he’s officially in the roster for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS installments in the series. The official site has been updated to show Marth in the roster amongst other fighters such as Sonic and newcomers Wii Fit Trainer and Mega Man. Fire Emblem: Awakening has been i...

Club Nintendo (of America) to add colorful Nintendo 3DS XL charging cradles on Halloween

Although Club Nintendo has offered fans some really awesome stuff in the past, I can’t help but admit that the rewards service has been suffering from a bit of a drought for some time now. The Pikmin 3 tote was a nice addition, but I tend to prefer practical items that work with my hardware, such as the Nintendo DS Lite sleeve from a while ago and the Wii remote holders, which are still avai...

Kirby game headed to Nintendo 3DS in 2014

This morning’s Nintendo Direct ended with a teaser trailer for a new Nintendo 3DS title featuring everyone’s favorite ball of pink puff, Kirby. The trailer suggests the graphics and gameplay will closely resemble those of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land for Wii, so it’ll probably be a very traditional Kirby game. The minute-long trailer shows Kirby switching from the foregroun...

New Super Mario 3D World trailer has a distinctly jazzy feel…and lots of new gameplay

Today’s Nintendo Direct opened with perhaps the most extensive look at Super Mario 3D World to date. It showed off equal amounts of the game’s character and gameplay, with a jazzy tune playing throughout and a look at power-ups galore. To name a few, the game will feature the cat suit we’ve already seen, the return of Super Mario 3D Land’s boomerang suit, a cherry that spli...

Pokemon Origins coming to Pokemon TV November 15th, English trailer appears

“To those who played the very first Pokemon games…” begins the English trailer for Pokemon Origins, a four-part animated series coming to Pokemon TV starting on November 15th. The show will follow Red, the Pokemon trainer featured in the first Pokemon games, as he explores Kanto, fights Team Rocket, tries to best his rival, and eventually challenges the Pokemon League. The traile...