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Nintendo Cutting Online Functionality For Wii, DS
Get in as much online multiplayer with your Wii and DS games as you can over the next three months because, come May 20, Nintendo will be shutting down online functionality for all of its last-gen games.
10 Reasons Mario Kart 64 Is Still Loved By Everyone
Mario Kart 64 is a kart game that still holds a near and dear place in the hearts of gamers the world around for a number of reasons, and this list kind of rolls them all out for those of stricken with a bit of nostalgia
Disney Infinity Sells 3 Million Starter Packs
Disney Infinity may have seemed like a long shot for the entertainment company, but the toy-centered game has managed to move a rather impressive 3 million starter pack units since debuting in August of last year.
Wii U Moves 2.8 Million In 2013, Aims For 6.2 Million By March
Nintendo posted some pretty devastating news today: they've lost... they've lost a lot of money. Droopy eyes and saggy cheeks probably filled up the boardroom atmosphere at the Big 'N's headquarters, as news dropped that the profit they thought they were getting turned into losses they now have to live with.
China Officially Lifts Ban On Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U
Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo can finally start making headway in sales in mainland China thanks to a lift on a ban that was put in place back in 2000 that prevented the big three from being able to sell their consoles in the mainland Republic of China.
Super Smash Bros. Project M Trailer Celebrates Upcoming Apex 2014 Tournament
The fighting game community is a tightly knit group of enthusiast who have taken their love of fighting games to the next level. In fact, the “next level” was taken so literally by some that they decided to elevate the games they play, including overhauling Super Smash Bros. Brawl into the community-loved mod known as Project M.
What Was Your Best Game Of 2013?
The year is at an end. We've reached the pinnacle month of a year ready to retire and we're just one week away from welcoming in 2014 with open (or closed) arms. With gaming enthusiasts, bloggers, journalists, pundits, bums, YouTubers and streamers in between all giving their opinion of what they felt were the best game(s) of 2013, one of the more pertinent questions is what did you feel topped the “Best of” list for 2013?
Nintendo: My Unexpected Reunion With Mario And Co.
Like many children of the 80’s I grew up on Nintendo’s unique brand of wholesome fun and, like many adults of the 2000’s, I had grown disenchanted with their steadfast dedication to family friendly gaming. Over the course of the past several months, however, I’ve had a homecoming of sorts. Maybe I needed a break from the Big N or maybe I just needed to be reminded how wonderful their games can be. Whatever the reason, I’m glad to be back.
Wii U Sales Spike 75%; More Popular Than Xbox One, PS4 According To Rakuten
Pachter must feel awfully silly given that Play.com, which is owned by Rakuten, has revealed that the Wii U has seen a sales spike of 75% in October, and the system has proven to be the most popular device amongst kids, along with the iPad, beating out the Xbox One and PS4.
Super Mario 3D World And The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Hit Nintendo Consoles This Week
Even with Sony releasing the PlayStation 4 last week and Microsoft launching the Xbox One as of today, Nintendo wants gamers to remember that 1) Their consoles exist and, 2) They still pack a mean punch from time to time when it comes to the games you can play on them. Quite a few of the year’s biggest Nintendo titles are available this week, including a new Zelda game and a new Mario Bros. game. Yowza.
Wii Sports Club, Little Else Hit Nintendo Consoles This Week
It’s a bit of a slow week on the ole Nintendo storefront, with only a couple of “big name” titles hitting the Wii U and 3DS, and I’m being pretty kind using the words “big game” when it comes to the likes of Wii Sports Club. Otherwise, you can expect the usual dose of older games finally making their way to the digital marketplace, a Nintendo classic or two, and the requisite number of small games nobody has ever heard of.
Wii U Sales Explode In Japan Following Wii Party U Release
Oh yeah, the Big 'N' is starting turn up the heat and find their place in the market with the Wii U now. The great part about this story is that it's mostly about how Nintendo got their groove back after falling out of grace in the console arena throughout most of the year.
Video Game Journalism Can't Exist In The Gaming Industry, Says Jim Sterling
In a strange twist of fate, Sterling actually acknowledges the very thing that has been a hot topic in the gaming (and consumer) communities leading up to the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4: the control and flow of product information. In this episode of the Jimquisition on Escapist, Sterling makes it clear that even for the people who want to do right by gamers, they really can't.
Wii Mini Coming To United States
The Wii Mini is making its way to the United States. The slimmed-down version of Nintendo's console will be available through retailers nationwide for $99.99 starting on November 18th.
Weekly Recap Oct 26th: Sims 4 Delayed, Beyond Two Souls Nudity, DayZ Early Access
Sony attempts to stop the spread of nude photos from Beyond: Two Souls, while Warner Bros holds back reviews of Batman: Arkham Origins and Wild Games Studios gets in a copyright pickle.