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Mario Kart 8 Premium Wii U Bundle, new Wii Remote Plus designs confirmed for Australia

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With just over a month left to the launch of the widely anticipated Mario Kart 8 on 31st May 2014, Nintendo Australia has just confirmed that there will be a new Premium Wii U Bundle featuring Mario Kart 8. This bundle contains the regular inclusions for the Premium Pack, including a 32GB black console, black GamePad, sensor bar and access to Nintendo Network Premium, with a Hard Copy of Mario […]

Nintendo reveals more details about Super Smash Bros – 3DS version coming first this Winter

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Nintendo has revealed more details about their highly anticipated Super Smash Bros game for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in their latest Nintendo Direct presentation – including a release window (but not date). The 3DS version will be released first, coming this Winter 2014 (or Summer in North America/Europe). The Wii U version won’t be coming out until Summer 2014 (Winter in America/Europe). It did not give any reasons why […]

Facebook acquires Nintendo in US$25 billion move

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Despite a partership this morning with the Google Maps team, Ninendo is now officially a Facebook company. With disappointing sales of the Wii U, it’s no surprise that Facebook decided to pounce on the company, known for their incredibly unique and priceless IPs. The deal will include the Mario franchise, as well as many other high-profile Nintendo properties, with the concluded sale to cost US$25 billion in a mixture of […]

The second chapter begins: Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal

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It’s been just over a day since the end credits of Twitch Plays Pokémon Red, and now chapter two begins. With the countdown reaching zero just a few minutes ago, the Australian developer behind the social experiment, where players control an emulator via Twitch.tv live chat, has decided upon Pokémon Crystal as the sequal of choice. Originally released in 2001 on the Game Boy Color, Crystal was the seventh game in the […]

We won: Twitch Played Pokémon Red

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If I could describe tonight’s victory in just one word, that word would be bittersweet. If you haven’t heard of Twitch Plays Pokémon until now, then I’m afraid you’ve missed one of the most interesting, and simultaneously entertaining, social experiments of our time. Seriously. And that experiment ended tonight, with players reaching the end credits for the game. It was an insane idea. A cumulative 1 million people playing one game, […]

Mario Kart 8 will be available from May 31

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Following the announcement at the recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Australia has announced the latest installment to the Mario Kart series, Mario Kart 8 will launch on May 31 in Australia and New Zealand. Similarly to other games in the series, Mario Kart 8 will featured many beloved characters from the Super Mario franchise racing each other for a podium finish and the illustrious trophy. Already featuring a plethora of drivable vehicles, […]

Classic Gameboy Advance games to be re-release on Wii U

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Nintendo has just announced plans of re-releasing ionic and memorable Gameboy Advance games for the Wii U, starting from April. Games, such as Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga and Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 will be returning as Virtual Console titles – allowing players to relive their favourite fond memories. These games and more will be available for download via the Wii U’s eShop in April;  with […]

Little Mac returns to Super Smash Bros. as playable character

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Announced at Nintendo Direct, the lovely boxer from the iconic Punch Out – Little Mac will return as playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros game. Previously, Little Mac appeared as an assist trophy in Super Smnash Bros Brawl. Little Mac will be armed with his iconic quick jabs and his signature move “Star Uppercut” – inching him closer to victory. Moreover, it looks like Little Mac is able to increase […]

Pokémon Bank available in Oceanic and European regions

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Following issues and delays, Nintendo has just made available Pokémon Bank in European and Oceanic region. Originally, the Nintendo 3DS software was planned for a late December launch worldwide; but was plagued with server issues following its Japanese launch and was delayed. Pokémon Bank is a cloud-base storage which allow Pokémon X and Y players to store additional Pokémon for a yearly cost. In addition, Pokémon Bank allows players to […]

Yoshi’s New Island available from March 15

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The sequel to the highly acclaimed title Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and the latest installment of the Yoshi franchise, Yoshi’s New Island is set to be release to the Australian market on March 15, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. Yoshi will have to jump, ground pound and gobble up his way through various sized enemies; and journey once more with Baby Mario across new terrain in hopes of […]

Is it game over for Nintendo? Not even close

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If Nintendo were a character in a Mario game, it would be on its last life, hovering precariously close to a Game Over screen. That may sound a tad dramatic, but it sums up the sentiment on Nintendo after its latest round of forecasts. Commentators are jumping on Nintendo’s own admission of defeat and are calling for radical changes in the company’s strategy. The iconic gaming firm has lost its way, squeezed out by the likes of Sony and Microsoft, and failed to remain relevant.

Pokemon Bank delayed after problems emerge in Japan launch

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Pokemon fans in Australia, Europe and the United States will have to wait a bit longer for the Pokemon Bank service. Nintendo has suspended its international rollout and pulled the Japanese app from the 3DS eStore after it caused the Nintendo Network to crash on both the 3DS and Wii U. In a statement, Nintendo Japan has apologised for the issues and is now hoping that by pulling the Japanese […]

Rosalina & Luma enters the fray in upcoming Super Smash Bros game

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Announced at the recent Nintendo Direct the stars from Super Mario Galaxy –  Rosalina and Luma will make their debut as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. franchise. Little is known about these two character except that the two will fight in tandem with each other – similar to Popo and Nana from the Ice Climbers franchise. Similarly with all newcomers the announcement trailer is just after the […]

GIFT GUIDE: Video Games of 2013 – Nintendo

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With all the attention focused the latest next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft; we must not forget its other competitor Nintendo, who have brought a huge amount of great games this year on the WiiU and 3DS. So Part 2 of this gift guide will focus heavily on the best Nintendo games of this year to consider for during this holiday season. Pokemon XY (Gamefreak) With the new generation of […]

REVIEW: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Link is back with a brand new adventure in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. An indirect sequel to the classic A Link to the Past, released back 1992 for SNES; it features gorgeous graphics, captivating orchestral music, the return of the top-down view mechanic, and a brand new story that takes you to a mysterious world of Lorule. And that is why I consider this as a must buy for any Zelda […]