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Breaking: Apple and Nintendo to join forces with new Smart Gamepad accessory

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An early, unfinished copy of tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct keynote address has leaked on the company’s US YouTube channel, and while it was quickly removed, we were able to catch a glimpse at what will likely be a major move to change the struggling company’s future. In the humble address, Nintendo described an unprecedented partnership with tech and lifestyle powerhouse, Apple, which would include the distribution of an official ‘Smart Gamepad’ accessory. Clipping onto […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: Pokemon X and Y

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A new generation of Pokemon has begun and Gamefreak have outdone themselves with the new Pokemon X and Y games, using the Nintendo 3DS hardware to produce stunning 3D visuals and crisp sounds, Pokemon X and Y is their most ambitious game yet. This is a dual-review between Adrian Cajili and Gabriel Huynh. The final score is an average of the two. Also, warning – this review does contain some spoilers. […]

Mega Charizard X announced

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Nintendo Just revealed a new Mega Evolution for Charizard exclusive to Pokemon X, hence its name Mega Charizard X. Depending on the Mega Stone, it can evolve into either Mega Charizard X (Black and Blue) or Mega Charizard Y (Orange). It becomes a Fire/Dragon-type and gains the ability Tough Claws. With another evolution for Charizard, would that mean Blastoise and Venusaur will be getting alternate evolutions too? Here’s some information […]

Pokemon XY trailer reveals Pokemon English names, gender differences and character customisation

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A few days back, scans of the latest Japanese CoroCoro magazine showed off the Kalos starter evolutions, a handful of new Pokemon and a whole lot of information on Pokemon types, moves and abilities. Today, the Pokemon company released an official trailer, revealing the localized names for the new announced Pokemon. Chespin evolves into Quilladin, Fennekin evolves into Braixen, and Froakie evolves into Frogadier. Paladin, Vixen and Brigadier, really interesting […]

Pokemon XY: CoroCoro scans reveal another Mega Mewtwo, more pokemon and starter evolutions

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Latest CoroCoro issue has been leaked, revealing more information on the latest Pokemon games X and Y, including Mega Mewtwo, Mega Garchomp, starter evolutions and new Pokemon. Always wanted a T-Rex Pokemon? A supersaiyan Mewtwo? Or what about a customisable poodle Pokemon? This issue also includes some game-changing information, such as dual-type moves and changes in type advantages and disadvantages. Mewtwo has two Mega Evolutions! The latest one is called Mega Mewtwo […]

Pokemon XY Consoles announced for North America and Europe

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During today’s Pokemon Edition of Nintendo Direct, they announced a couple of new features for the upcoming Pokemon games, including Pokemon Bank, Pokemon Transporter, Mega Evolutions and Console Bundles. Last month, announcing a Limited Edition Blue Pokemon XY console, as well as the Japan-exclusive Gold 3DS console, these bundles were only available on Amazon Japan, But now Nintendo are set on North America and Europe, as they release two Pokemon […]

First Look: Pikmin 3

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I was given the opportunity to play Pikmin 3 at PAX over the weekend and I was quite impressed. This was my first experience of playing a Pikmin game, not including Pikmin Adventure on Nintendo Land, and I am certain it will not be my last. To explain to all those out there who are not familiar with the game, it is set in a fictional universe based on the […]

First Look: Rayman Legends

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One of the games that I was most looking forward to spending more time playing at PAX was Rayman Legends. Having already played the exclusive Rayman Legends Challenge App on the Wii U, I was familiar with the way it works but still was amazed by how enjoyable it is to play, especially with 5 players. A simple explanation for those of who have not heard of it, Rayman Legends […]

Nintendo Direct – Announced WiiU Games

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It was announced that no WiiU games will be releasing in January and February, mainly because of their focus on Miiverse and WiiU usability. But don’t worry, in this morning’s Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced a handful of titles that will soon be releasing on the WiiU. First starting off with games that have already been announced: Pikmin 3 will include a feature that turns your Gamepad into a camera, […]

Virtual Console Service on the WiiU

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During the Nintendo Direct this morning, Satoru Iwata announced WiiU’s verion of the Virtual Console, allowing people to play classic Nintendo, Super Nintendo games on their WiiU. What does this mean? Nostalgia City. Although most games won’t be available at the time of the Virtual Console’s launch, we will be able to play SNES, and later on Gameboy Advance games not only on the WiiU, but also off-TV using the […]

Wii mini announced, exclusive to Canada

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Just when you thought there would be no more Wii news this week, Nintendo has announced the Canadian exclusive Wii mini. With a price tag of $99.99 Canadian (Around $96 AUS), the redesigned Wii comes with a Wii Remote Plus™ controller & Nunchuk, but doesn’t include GameCube Compatibility and online services and features.   The WIi mini was purely created for the casual market, focusing on what really sold the original […]

Wii U goes on national tour: here’s where you can give one a go

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Just as Microsoft have done with the Surface, Nintendo is taking their new Wii U console to a number of metropolitan shopping areas in what they call Wii U Experience Stores. The pop-up shops will showcase the new console and a number of launch titles, such as a Mario game and Nintendo Land, and focus on the new Wii U GamePad controller, pictured above. As well as Wii U consoles, the 3DS will […]

Nintendo Australia reveals Wii U release and pricing – November 30 for $349.95

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Nintendo Australia has confirmed that the Wii U will be selling in Australia and New Zealand on the same date as the Europeans – November 30 – and several games that will launch at the same time as the console, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Mass Effect 3 – Special Edition ZombieU and RAAYMAN LEGENDS. Among other release day titles that will be out on launch day or by […]

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