Nintendo Site Reveals Metallic Mario Amiibo Figures
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Nintendo Site Reveals Metallic Mario Amiibo Figures

Nintendo’s future strategy for its “Amiibo” product line seems to be getting clearer by the day: the interactive and highly-collectible figurines are here to stay, and more Amiibos are on the way in 2015. After enjoying the astounding success of the first waves of Amiibo figures in late 2014, Nintendo seems quite dedicated to the idea, and with good…

EA – Xbox One Sale Offers Big Discounts
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EA – Xbox One Sale Offers Big Discounts

Xbox One owners looking to expand their game collection should take note of an Electronic Arts sale that offers some big discounts on Xbox.com. Some of the price drops are for special “deluxe” editions that are packaged with DLC, such as Peggle 2: Magical Masters Edition. The full lineup of EA Sports titles, including Madden, NBA Live…

EVO 2015 | Lineup Confirms Smash Bros. Wii U, Brawl
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EVO 2015 | Lineup Confirms Smash Bros. Wii U, Brawl

Twitch revealed nine of the games making up lineup for this year’s Evoultion Championship Series – also known as EVO 2015. This annual tournament is regarded by fans and competitive players as the biggest showdown between the best fighting game players in the world. In 2015, the lineup of games will include the past two console Super…

Editorial | The Latest Nintendo Direct Was A Beast
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Editorial | The Latest Nintendo Direct Was A Beast

Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation was Nintendo’s first in 2015, and the publisher wasted little time rolling out its big plans for the first half of the year. It was not a “news bomb,” it was more like an air strike of announcements. Frankly, to re-cap yesterday’s Nintendo Direct is difficult, because so much was revealed: it…

Bungie Reveals Destiny’s Staggering Player Statistics
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Bungie Reveals Destiny’s Staggering Player Statistics

Bungie revealed some absolutely ridiculous stats about Destiny players and the amount of time spent in the game since its release. According to Bungie and Activision, there are almost 13 million Destiny players collectively on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network – more specifically, PSN IDs or Gamertags that have “jumped on and played Destiny.” Get ready for some even bigger…

Miyamoto Hints About Amiibo Cards for Discontinued Figures
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Miyamoto Hints About Amiibo Cards for Discontinued Figures

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto recently discussed some of the present and future plans for Nintendo with the Associated Press; including Wii U software, development of new hardware, and the company’s all-new line of interactive figures – Amiibo. As you may already know, the Amiibo toys have been in such high demand that some of them are nearly…

Editorial | On Nintendo 3DS Sales & Moving Forward
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Editorial | On Nintendo 3DS Sales & Moving Forward

I was browsing gaming sites yesterday, and eventually stumbled upon a great editorial featured on Nintendo World Report – the author broke down the Nintendo 3DS’s hardware sales, which have been quietly dwindling over the past few years. As he points out, the 3DS actually started off very poorly in 2014. The 3DS has been…

Xbox One Outsells PS4 in November – First Time in 2014
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Xbox One Outsells PS4 in November – First Time in 2014

After ten months of trailing Sony’s PlayStation 4 in total units sold, Microsoft’s Xbox One can claim a “victory” – NPD reports for November show that the XB1 ultimately outsold the PS4 during this year’s holiday shopping rush. This actually breaks a ten-month streak that completely favored Sony, dating all the way back to December…

Nintendo’s Amiibo Sales Match Super Smash Bros.
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Nintendo’s Amiibo Sales Match Super Smash Bros.

The sales of Nintendo’s Amiibo figures are surprising, to say the least – according to Nintendo of America, there is roughly a 1:1 ratio and “attach rate” of Amiibo toys to copies of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.  To be more specific, that’s over 710,000 figures – and copies of Super Smash Bros.  There are 12…

Hilarious “Super Bad Mario 2” Video Gets Real With Luigi
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Hilarious “Super Bad Mario 2” Video Gets Real With Luigi

You might remember the “Super Bad Mario” video –  where Mario was edited into real-time footage, causing all kinds of chaos. Hilarity ensued. Super Bad Mario 2 features a special guest – Luigi! Check out the new video on The Chive, which does not disappoint: http://thechive.com/2014/11/11/super-bad-mario-edited-into-real-life-is-back-video/

GamerGate: Tear Down This Wall
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GamerGate: Tear Down This Wall

At Game Freaks 365, the goal and direction for our content has always been fair and unbiased coverage for all games -industry topics, current events, ‘gamer culture’ in general. We love video games and enjoy discussing them; unfortunately not everything is always ‘fun and games’, as the old saying goes. It’s time to address the elephant…

Attack On Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Could Be Coming West
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Attack On Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind Could Be Coming West

If you aren’t familiar with Attack on Titan, the anime series has recently been increasing in popularity in North America – so much that the slick-looking Nintendo 3DS game based on the show, The Last Wings of Mankind, appears to be coming to western regions. 

The Past, Present and (Ugly) Future of Pre-Orders
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The Past, Present and (Ugly) Future of Pre-Orders

I remember the first time you could get something special by “pre-ordering” a video game. Anyone that reserved a copy of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64 before it launched in 1998 received a special gold-colored “Collector’s Edition” cartridge, with a shiny gold box. To this day, the gold carts are…