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…

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D | TV Commercial Highlights New 3DS XL
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Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D | TV Commercial Highlights New 3DS XL

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D launched yesterday (February 13) in North America, alongside the new and improved New Nintendo 3DS XL system. The television ad for the N64/3DS remaster specifically shows off some of the enhanced features and perks of playing on the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Check it out:

New Nintendo 3DS XL Launches in North America
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New Nintendo 3DS XL Launches in North America

Finally, the New Nintendo 3DS XL launched in North America yesterday, alongside two “AAA” titles for the 3DS: the highly-anticipated Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D; and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The new and improved hardware boasts a faster internal CPU, face-tracking 3D technology, and an additional “C-Stick.” You can check out more about the New 3DS features and…

Moon Chronicles | DLC Episodes Launch February 5
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Moon Chronicles | DLC Episodes Launch February 5

Renegade Kid released Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop last May; it was the first proper FPS title on the 3DS. Creator Jools Watsham promised more chapters – Episode 1 was basically just a re-make of the original Moon, with 3D stereoscopic effects and slightly enhanced graphics. Nothing more was revealed until the most recent Nintendo Direct….

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…

Sunset Overdrive | New Achievements, Big Discount For Gold Members
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Sunset Overdrive | New Achievements, Big Discount For Gold Members

Microsoft announced yesterday that  Xbox Live Gold members can download Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive for  Xbox One at 40% off the standard price, for a limited time. This discount drops the $60 tag to roughly $36 – not a bad deal for one of the better Xbox One exclusives of 2014. Three new “Buck National” Achievements have…

Gunman Clive 2 | Release Confirmed For January 29
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Gunman Clive 2 | Release Confirmed For January 29

The developer of Gunman Clive 2 revealed via Twitter that the retro platformer will be available to download on January 29 via Nintendo eShop. Just like its predecessor, Gunman Clive 2 costs very little: $2.99. The game will be available for both Nintendo 3DS & Wii U through the eShop. The side-scrolling gameplay remains decidedly old-school, although Gunman Clive 2 looks…

Citizens of Earth | Atlus’s Retro-Inspired RPG Now Available
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Citizens of Earth | Atlus’s Retro-Inspired RPG Now Available

Atlus’s retro-inspired RPG, Citizens of Earth, launched today on various digital platforms – Steam (PC), Nintendo eShop (3DS & Wii U), and PlayStation Network (PS4 & PS Vita). This Earthbound-style game puts you in charge of a vice president coming home from a long and drawn out campaign run. He find the place has gone berserk, and must use his…

Evolve | Open Beta Now Live On Xbox One
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Evolve | Open Beta Now Live On Xbox One

2K Games announced yesterday that the open multiplayer beta for its upcoming shooter Evolve has gone live – exclusively on Xbox One. Participants in the open beta can play the standard “Hunt” mode; new Monsters and Hunters can be unlocked and carried over to the full version of Evolve when it launches on February 10th. On January 17th, the open…

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…

Nintendo Executive Discusses Wii U, Mario Maker & More
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Nintendo Executive Discusses Wii U, Mario Maker & More

In a recent interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal, Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen opened up quite a bit regarding a variety of topics, including but not limited to the impending future of the Wii U console and some of its upcoming releases. While it wasn’t the first point mentioned in the interview, Trinen seemed decidedly optimistic about…

Halo 5: Guardians | Beta Update Adds New Mode, Maps & Weapons
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Halo 5: Guardians | Beta Update Adds New Mode, Maps & Weapons

The multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians received an update Friday, adding a new game mode, maps, weapons and more. The two previous maps in Slayer mode, “Truth” and “Empire,” are being rotated out – “Regret” and “Eden” are being introduced, with all players starting each round with a Battle Rifle. The primary power weapon…

PlayStation Plus Freebies For January Revealed
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PlayStation Plus Freebies For January Revealed

Sony is starting strong in 2015 with its latest selection of free video game downloads for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Subscribers on PlayStation 3, PS4 & PS Vita can download the following titles throughout January 2015, free of charge, beginning January 6: DuckTales Remastered (PS3) Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PS3 & PS Vita) inFamous: First…

Kirby And The Rainbow Curse Trailer Confirms New Details & Amiibo Support
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Kirby And The Rainbow Curse Trailer Confirms New Details & Amiibo Support

Nintendo released a new trailer yesterday for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse; as you may know, the upcoming Wii U game expands on the ideas of the original DS title Kirby and the Canvas Curse, and it’s coming sooner than you’d think – February 13, 2015. The video (Japanese only, sorry) shows footage of all kinds of stages, and even…

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…

Mario Maker Will Support Online Sharing
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Mario Maker Will Support Online Sharing

In a recent YouTube interview, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that the upcoming Mario Maker for Wii U will have a sharing feature for uploading and downloading custom-made stages. Miyamoto added that there will be a rating system for uploaded stages: You’ll be able to see what happens when other people play your course, or when you play other peoples courses… there’ll be…