E3 2015: Nintendo E3 Direct Liveblog

What you’re reading is a placeholder for the Technology Tell Gaming Channel’s coverage of Nintendo’s E3 2015 Nintendo Direct. The company is once again boycotting conventional conferences in favor of its own private affair, which will begin Tuesday, June 16 at 9 a.m. Pacific (12 p.m. Eastern). The conference will also have its own dedicated broadcast page. more »

A brief primer on the convoluted Ys release chronology

I love the Ys series. I haven’t played any entry older than the recently-reviewed Ark of Napishtim, but each one has been a largely pleasant experience. With the occasional frustration. But, frankly, the series is confusing. Not so much plot-wise. They tend to be fairly simple, breezy affairs with a few characters connecting them to each more »

Nintendo returns to profit with 10.5 million amiibo shipped

For the first time in four years, Nintendo has turned an annual profit. The company made 41 billion Yen in the 2015 fiscal year, a dramatic improvement over the 23 billion Yen loss it saw the year before. As Eurogamer reports, this is largely thanks to strong sales from 3DS and Wii U software, namely Mario Kart more »

Tomorrow is a GameStop Disney Infinity day

Super excited about Disney Infinity, now that we know Star Wars will be part of the third installment? Sounds like it may be a good time to stock up on figures. You know, since each new game is backwards compatible with the NFC figures from the previous titles. If so, you should probably visit GameStop more »

Nintendo and Universal team up for our dream Nintendo theme park rides and attractions

Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts are partnering to deliver the secret dream of every Nintendo 64 owner: Nintendo theme parks. Indeed, the Nintendo universe and its many icons will soon come to Universal theme parks, the pair announced, in the form of “major attractions” incorporating multiple characters and franchises. Construction and opening dates have not been more »


Rodea the Sky Soldier may be the Wii’s swan song

A Wii release in 2015? It’s happening. Yuji Naka’s long-in-limbo Rodea the Sky Soldier, announced for American release last month by NIS America, will be playable on Wii in addition to Wii U and 3DS. First-run editions of the Wii U version of the game will come bundled with the original Wii game, finished in 2011 by Prope, more »


Here are all the Club Nintendo digital game rewards and recommendations

Club Nintendo is a mess right now. There’s no way you’re getting into it. You can try, as I have for the last hour, but it won’t work. The site has been slammed and, since Nintendo never put any effort into the site’s infrastructure, you’ll likely spend the rest of the day staring at a more »

Punch-Out!! on Wii U is great, with one exception

When Nintendo announced digital Wii games on the Wii U eShop, I was pretty excited. Mostly because Punch-Out!!, one of the Wii’s low-key greats, was on its way for a great price. Next Level Games has done great work every time it had a Nintendo property to play with, and Punch-Out!! is no exception. The more »

Harmonix doing a Rock Band survey

Has your heart been longing for more Rock Band? Have you had an empty void in the depths of your soul because of the lack of simulated rocking out with your friends and loved ones? Do you own one or more currently working Rock Band musical instruments? Then you might want to take this here more »

More Guardians of the Galaxy come to Disney Infinity 2.0

Games with NFC figures tend to release the toys in waves, in the hopes of keeping people coming back to the title weeks and months after its release. Disney Infinity 2.0 is getting a new wave of NFC figures this week, and they tend to fall into a familiar category. In short, the Guardians of more »


Play-Asia has $14 Wii U GameCube controller adapters

Nintendo wasn’t really prepared in 2014. It flubbed the launch of both Amiibos and the official, GameCube controller adapters for the Wii U. In the case of the former, rare Amiibos became impossible to find. With the latter, adapters sold out quickly and though a restock has been promised, it hasn’t happened. Fortunately, Play-Asia has more »

Just Dance 2015 is one of Amazon’s best selling, holiday games

Amazon’s gone ahead and revealed its best selling items this holiday season. A lot of things are expected, like Frozen‘s continued success. Some are unexpected, like the Acer, ASUS, and HP Chromebooks being the most popular computers this year. However, nothing is a bigger surprise than Just Dance 2015 being one of Amazon’s three most more »