Club Nintendo seems to be holding a going out of business sale

It’s fairly common for stores to slash prices when they’re going out of business. After all, they have a bunch of stock that they have to get rid of. If they don’t sell it, they have to deal with storage afterward. Many stores are even willing to sell at a loss in order to avoid more »

Gameband Review: Wearable Minecraft technology

Gameband Minecraft Price: $79.99 System(s): Windows, Mac, Linux Release Date: Available Now Publisher/Creator/Etc: Now Computing Wearable technology is all the rage these days. There are Apple watches, fitbits, and probably hundreds of other types of wearable technology that I haven’t seen because keeping up with modern trends is hard. In any case, it’s no surprise more »

Would you pay $45 for a PlayStation watch?

Here’s a hypothetical question. In an age where you can often find a basic Pebble smartwatch for , would you pay $45 for a PlayStation watch? Apparently, Sony and Modify Watches think people would, because the two companies are teaming up for a PlayStation Watch come May 19, 2015. The idea behind Modify Watches is more »

I stuck a Skinit skin on my Vita; it’s super slick

I did something this month I don’t usually do. I put a skin on one of my gaming devices. We had the opportunity to try out some product from Skinit, a company that makes skins by order for a variety of devices, and has a ton of officially-licensed designs. I had a really bad experience more »

Hyperkin’s SmartBoy really will make your iPhone 6 a Game Boy

That Nintendo Direct and Terraria update announcement weren’t the April Fools’ 2015 news you should have taken seriously. It turns out Hyperkin wasn’t playing with us either when it came to bringing the Game Boy back. On March 31, 2015, the company showed off the iPhone 6 Plus SmartBoy peripheral on its Tumblr. The idea more »

Splatoon Amiibo on the way in May

Three new, Splatoon Amiibos will launch alongside the Wii U title on May 29, 2015. Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, and Inkling Squid were revealed in the April 1, 2015 Nintendo Direct video along with details of their functionality in the upcoming game. The trio of Splatoon Amiibos will be available as a bundled package, as more »

Toad is both the best and worst Amiibo

The first Super Mario wave of Nintendo’s Amiibo figures just hit stores. Included in this batch is Toad, the worst one released so far. And also the best. Toad’s the worst because it doesn’t do much Toad is technically not the least compatible figure from a number-of-titles perspective (that honor goes to Villager, Pit, Diddy Kong, Little more »

5 Best Pebble Watchfaces for gamers

Have a Pebble? Odds are, you’re one of many. Which means you’ll want to set your smartwatch apart with some unique Pebble Watchfaces. After all, they all otherwise look the same. And, with the Pebble Time Kickstarter running now, you may want to know if there’s the right look for you waiting in the device’s more »

Nintendo Reports over 3.5 Million Amiibo Sales

Nintendo released several positive sales numbers on March 12, 2015, and among these is a total for the number of amiibo figures sold to date. Consumers have now purchased more than 3.5 million of Nintendo’s character figurines, or roughly 7 Amiibo purchases for every 3 copies of Super Smash Bros. sold for the Wii U. While more »

Japanese Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain Premium Edition comes with special bonus prize

Sometimes in life, you simply need a hand up. You don’t want a hand out, you just want someone or something to reach down, grasp you by the hand, and help you get up to where you’re going. And then you want them to pat you on the back, and tell you what a good more »

New 3DS XL charging cradle now available in Nintendo Online Store

Have that shiny new, er, New 3DS XL, but feel like it needs a home on your desk or shelf? The official charging cradle is now available for purchase in North America through Nintendo’s online store. Many previous 3DS owners are used to the dock that came with the original model, and this serves a similar more »

Austin in Hyrule’s next Legend of Zelda hunt is February 28

Perhaps you’ve heard about the man who hides chests inspired by The Legend of Zelda around the streets of Austin, Texas. Perhaps you’re aware of all the cool homemade pieces of art that goes inside the chests. But, did you know how popular his scavenger hunts are becoming? Ez, the man who brought Hyrule to more »