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Shovel Knight finally hits the 3DS and Wii U eShop

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It’s been around 133 days since a game about a blue knight was released in the US (but who’s counting right), and today it’s finally our turn to buy it. Because if you can only buy one indie game this year, make sure it’s Shovel Knight, a colourful, retro-in-a-good-way action platformer with tight controls, a killer soundtrack, and what can only be described as a beautiful art-style. Seriously, in a […]

HANDS-ON: Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U

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When I heard Super Smash Bros for Wii U was available at PAX AUS 2014, I was ecstatic given the long amount of time between the last installment of the series. In fact, my first article on TechGeek was about the impending release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and – in spite of the shoddily-written article (seriously it is complete crap!) – my level of anticipation was high. After playing a few […]

I can feel the fresh air in Farming Simulator 15’s new trailer

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Farming Simulator had been a Twitch/YouTube favourite for some time now, and now Focus Home Interactive, the team behind the game, want to sell another few million copies. If you’ve never played it before, basically, Farming Simulator is what it says on the tin: an open-world game where you manage a farm, with a strangely addictive, but also a sorta complex gameplay system, all built to ‘simulate’ some of the best bits of farming, without the […]

New 3DS and New 3DS XL coming to Australia and New Zealand first this November

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Well isn’t this a first. Nintendo Australia have just announced that the ‘New’ 3DS and 3DS XL will be launching in Australia and New Zealand this year, with a wider launch happening for other markets, such as the US and Europe, in 2015. While Japan will still get the portable console first, in early October, Nintendo detailed local release plans via an Australian Nintendo Direct video this afternoon. The release […]

Nintendo adds Link, Blue Falcon to Mario Kart 8 in new DLC

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Nintendo has made an unanticipated announcement overnight with the confirmation that two additional Mario Kart 8 DLC packs will be released in the coming months with a series first of characters, tracks and vehicles from outside the Mario universe. Link is finally joining the roster, as well as Isabelle and the Villager from Animal Crossing, and a few familiar faces from Super Mario 3D World are also being introduced (Dry Bowser, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach). […]

Lucina and Robin enters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros games

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Nintendo has revealed that Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem franchise will be playable in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and 3DS. Both first appearing in Fire Emblem Awakening, both characters will be suitable contenders in the Super Smash Bros. franchise. The announcement trailer is located at the bottom of the article. Robin is able to cast various elemental spells, based on the colour of […]

Nintendo to reveal new Super Smash Bros. character on July 15

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  Nintendo has updated the official Super Smash Bros. site teasing a new Fighter for the upcoming game on the Wii U and 3DS. This three-minute video is set for a worldwide release at 12am July 15 AEST. It is currently unknown what character Nintendo has planned for the video, whether it is a character from a first-party franchise, i.e. Mario or Link; or featuring a three-party franchise’s character – […]

E3 2014: Nintendo confirms new Zelda game for 2015

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Earlier today, Nintendo confirmed at its E3 presentation that they will create a brand new title for its long-running The Legend of Zelda franchises. The game is expected to be released sometime next year. While Nintendo did not go into detail about the new game, it promises to break many of the norms in the franchise and introduce new ways to play the game – including introducing a “truly open world” for […]

E3 2014: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire coming to Australia on Nov 21

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Nintendo has confirmed the release dates for Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby at its E3 presentation earlier today. The game will be released in Japan, the United States and Australia on November 21. Europe will get the games a week later on November 28. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are reimaginings of the third generation of Pokemon games – Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire – previously released for the Game Boy Advance. […]

E3 2014: Super Smash Bros lets you create your own playable character

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Nintendo may not do grand presentations like Sony and Microsoft, it doesn’t mean that they don’t make big announcements. The company has revealed that you will be able to use your Miis and create your own playable characters in Super Smash Bros for Wii U. And yes, it can be anyone – you can create yourself, your family members, celebrities, or Nintendo of America’s chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime. The list […]

Nintendo will let you play new Super Smash Bros game with your GameCube controller

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If you are one of the few people who kept their GameCube controllers, get ready to start using them again. Nintendo has confirmed that they will be releasing an adapter for the Wii U that will let you play the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U with the classic controller, instead of the Wii U GamePad or the Wii Remotes. Personally, I find this brilliant news – mainly because I never […]

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham announced

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  Just when you thought you’d get enough Batman; with Arkham Knight coming out later this year and the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming in 2016, TT Games have announced a new Lego game which features our beloved dark knight. Titled Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the game takes place right after the second game in the series, and from the trailer we can see that the Watchtower and […]

In-game footage of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire emerges

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Nintendo sure knows how to build hype. Embracing the already fever-pitch excitement surrounding their just-announced Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remake, today The Pokémon Company have released a 40 second clip of what you could describe as in-game footage. Kinda. I guess it’s better than nothing, right? Hopefully we see more at E3.

Pokemon Gen 3 Remakes Confirmed – Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Really unexpected news, Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire are getting remakes and are set to release worldwide this November on the 3DS and 2DS, with the titles Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Here is the reveal trailer Pokemon put up on their Youtube channel: “An epic new adventure” “A dramatic new world”? It looks like these games will not only include a graphic overhaul, but some gameplay changes as well. So […]

Mario Kart 8 Bonus Wii U Game Promotion

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Nintendo surprised us all last night with a new Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct. This outlined new details regarding online multiplayer, Mario Kart TV, and showed off some new items and racers. However, the biggest surprise was the fact that Nintendo has announced that if you purchase Mario Kart 8 either at retail or via the Nintendo eShop between 31st May and the 31st July 2014, and register the included pin […]