Xenoblade Chronicles

Pause Menu: The New 3DS and Nintendo’s strange sense of timing

The recent  reveal of the New 3DS was an odd one indeed. In fact, cast your minds back to when the Circle Pad Pro was first shown and Nintendo insisted that there would not be a revision of the 3DS that would include a second circle pad, as they claimed it would fracture the market. Fast forward a few years and a hardware revision is announced that pretty much looks a 3DS with a Circle Pad Pro bui...

Shulk joins the Smash Bros. roster…officially

As far as I know, there was no fanfare from Nintendo before or during today’s Smash Bros. roster reveal. Thanks for generating the hype on that one, Nintendo…not. Still, we have an awesome new trailer that accompanies the reveal of none other than Shulk, who has been long-predicted by fans as playable, especially after this high-profile leak. Does this mean the dog from Duck Hunt isn&#...

Xenoblade Chronicles now being sold for $90 at GameStop. Wait, what?

According to a post on NeoGAF, US game retailer GameStop has received a large shipment of copies of the critically-acclaimed Wii title, Xenoblade Chronicles. The catch? GameStop is selling individual copies at a staggering price of $90…pre-owned. The NeoGAF poster also mentioned that it’s possible to take the price down with coupons that are floating around online. That alone may be a ...

Operation Rainfall: Over and Out

We can officially declare Operation Rainfall as a success.  On April 16th, 2013, we can finally play Pandora’s Tower!  After constant blood, sweat, and tears, it took one year and ten days for the  trilogy of games to arrive in America since Xenoblade Chronicles release. Sadly, it is possible that Pandora’s Tower will be the last game released on the Wii U, but wipe those tears from yo...

Remember when Nintendo said Xenoblade wouldn’t sell? Xenoblade Chronicles is April’s 3rd best selling game

There is something to be said about fans getting what they deserve. Looks like I’m not the only one who enjoyed my time with Xenoblade Chronicles, because according to Gamasutra it was the third best selling game of last month. This is major victory for those of us that enjoy a well made, lengthy RPG from time to time, and hopefully enough incentive for Nintendo of America to keep the good times r...

Review: Why Xenoblade Chronicles deserves a trip into GameStop

There’s no doubt, playing Xenoblade Chronicles is like having a second job. I put over 90 hours into the game and still could have gotten more out of it. If you’re worried about not getting your money’s worth for the game, I paid $70+ just to have an import copy, and the game was worth every dollar. Fear not RPG fans, Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the most refreshing experiences...

Xenoblade Chronicles: U.S. Launch Date 04/06/2012

Fans of the Xenoblade Chronicles, and those eager to play, should be happy to hear that on April 6th, it will be launched in the United States on the Wii.  Nintendo recently uploaded some of the Character art on their US Press site.  For some, the pics might be old news (the game was released in Japan June of 2012), but for those who have not seen the pics, I urge you to check them out. Below are ...

Go vote for your favorite Xenoblade Chronicles boxart!

Planning on picking up Xenoblade Chronicles this April? I know a few people that are. Nintendo is planning on finally releasing the game, after saying the game wouldn’t hit North American shores, in a few months, and they are letting fans vote for their favorite box art images to be displayed when the game ships. By visiting Nintendo’s facebook page, you can vote for your favorite image that will ...

Think twice before clicking that magnet link button, how piracy may kill Wii

It seems like just yesterday when I was passing around copied floppy disks to all my friends at recess of Maniac Mansion. Even back then developers were plagued by rampant piracy that they attempted to curb, and I would get phone calls well into the night asking what the code for the door was that was located in the instructions manual. Today piracy hasn’t gone anywhere, and in fact one could ar...