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Press Start: September’s Kickstarter Showcase

  Welcome to Press Start, our monthly Kickstarter showcase. For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a global crowdfunding platform, allowing people to donate to projects of many different kinds. Kickstarter is a brilliant tool for indie game developers, and has led to many excellent games coming into existence, with the financial backing of everyday people like you and me. Games l...

New costumes and mode announced in Bayonetta 2 Direct

Today’s Bayonetta 2 Direct (viewable here) was packed with gameplay and, maybe more importantly, announcements. We’ve known for a while now that a port of the original Bayonetta coming to the Wii U will include costumes inspired by Link from The Legend of Zelda, Peach from Super Mario, and Samus from Metroid. These costumes have been confirmed for Bayonetta 2, along with two brand-new ...

Pause Menu: What do you hope to see in the new Legend of Zelda?

After reading Holly’s Retro Redux, I was inspired to create an ongoing feature myself. As the title suggests, it will be a weekly article that I hope will provide food for thought for you readers. So welcome to the Pause Menu (thanks goes to fellow contributor  Justin Riley for the  title). OK, let’s start by being realistic; we are not going to see the release of the new Legend of Zel...

Review: Shovel Knight, A Brilliant Homage To The 8-Bit Era

  What do Mega Man, Super Mario Bros. 3, Duck Tales and The Adventures of Link all have in common? Unique stories. Imaginative characters. Brilliant level designs. Fantastic music. They are some of the greatest platformers of all time, and helped define the 8-bit era. And now, they have all played a role in inspiring this years smash indie hit, Shovel Knight. What started out as a Kickstarter...

Impressions on today’s Mario Kart 8 update and DLC

One of the first things I wanted to do when I woke up this morning was to see whether the new Mario Kart 8 update was available. I was somewhat surprised to find out that it was, but surprise didn’t stop me from playing the game in the new Mercedes-Benz karts that are now available as free downloadable content. Here’s a quick run-down of the additions brought to the game and how I feel...

Rumor: Possible Smash Bros. roster leak

We are almost a month away from the release of the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros, which means any last roster reveals from Masahiro Sakurai or Nintendo could pop up soon. However, that hasn’t stopped an anonymous poster from sharing what he or she claims to be the full Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U roster. According to a well-documented thread on NeoGAF, several forum members have posted ima...

Smash Bros: Meta Knight, Limited Edition Pack and more

Only 51 days remain until the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, yet the announcements keep rolling out. A returning character, another stage, a limited edition pack AND a Smash Bros. themed sale were all announced over the last 24 hours. Kirby fans can now rejoice, as Sakurai announced the return of Meta Knight. After teasing Meta Knight’s return on Monday, by posting a picture of a Mii ...

Game Boy Stage for New Smash Bros?

As the days count down towards one of the most talked about releases this year, Sakurai continues to drop various hints and sneak pics through his Miiverse account. Yesterdays screenshot appears to reveal a new Game Boy stage. Along with the image above, Sakurai wrote “Pic of the day “?Ba-ding!?”…. If you turn on the 3D effect, it really looks like there is a Game Boy insid...

A glimpse of Super Smash Bros. Trophy Shop/Gallery

Completionists and collectors have a large task looming in their near future. With over 540 trophies to be collected, the new Super Smash Bros. games will keep players extremely busy. While the trophies are meant to be collected throughout the game, they can also be purchased with in-game currency or Nintendo 3DS Play Coins. Recently, Masahiro Sakurai shared a few screenshots on a Miiverse post, g...

Mercedes-Benz DLC coming to Mario Kart 8 August 27

The free Mercedes-Benz DLC that was promised for Mario Kart 8 owners in the west finally has a solid release date: August 27. Nintendo announced this today and even included a trailer to go alongside it. And there isn’t just one new kart, but three headed our way. The first is the 2014 GLA, “the compact SUV of Mercedes-Benz”; the second is the 1934 W 25 Silver Arrow, “the l...

New characters, modes and more from Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct

Today Nintendo broadcasted another Nintendo Direct, this one focused entirely on the Legend of Zelda/Dynasty Warriors crossover Hyrule Warriors. You can check out the broadcast below: The highlights includes; new playable character: Ganondorf new playable character: Zant new playable character: Ghirahim new item: giant bombchu new weapon: Chain Chomp Adventure mode, with NES style map to concur Th...

eShop cards on sale at Target

From now until August 9th, all American Target stores will be offering an excellent sale on eShop cards. The deal is simple, buy one eShop card and you get the second card for 25% off. The values of these cards can be mixed and matched, but the 25% will come off the lowest priced card. Anyone interested in purchasing anything off the eShop may want to head down to Target right away, and save yours...

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