Pokemon fashion coming to LA this June

Do you live in or near Los Angeles? Are you planning on visiting Los Angeles some time between June 6 and July 5, 2015? Whatever your reason, if you’re there between those dates you definitely have to make a stop at the Japan LA Pop Culture Shop. During this time it will be featuring a more »

Nintendo shows how other amiibo work in Yoshi’s Woolly World

It’s a shame Nintendo’s European branch has to be the one providing us with most of the Yoshi’s Woolly World details, but sometimes things happen that way. At least we’re learning what’s out there and exists. I mean, I think we’re all better for having known exactly how non-Yoshi amiibo will work with the game. more »

Metal Gear Solid 2 Raiden Nendoroid prototype unveiled

Anyone who has been following game product tie-ins has likely seen a lot of Good Smile Company figures as of late. The company is going all out when it comes to Nendoroids, figmas, and statues of iconic video game characters. It wasn’t them who revealed the prototype of its latest diminuative star, though, as Hideo more »

3 amiibo for $30 at Best Buy today

There’s something most ordinary people don’t realize about amiibo, Nintendo’s NFC figures. They see the displays in stores like Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart, filled with figures, and wonder why everyone is making such a big deal about rarity. That’s because common amiibo are plentiful, perhaps obnoxiously so. Places can’t get rid of all more »


Only 2 Jigglypuff amiibo per customer at Target

Target puts a limit on the Jigglypuff amiibo Those stalking Nintendo’s amiibo know that NFC figure hunting is a tumultous affair. People show up when stores open, buy up all stock and engage in other, unscrupulous affairs in pursuit of money. Fortunately, Target is taking some measures with the Jigglypuff amiibo to hopefully make things more »

Splatoon comes with a squirt gun at Target

Splatoon is coming out on May 29, 2015. It seems like the sort of game with a lot of potential, but more importantly it’s a title for a system that hasn’t exactly seen an influx of games lately. People are going to want it. Especially after the successful Splatoon Global Testfire demo sessions. If you’re more »

LEGO Dimensions gets Joker, Harley Quinn, Doc Brown and more in ‘Great Scott!’ trailer

More dimensions for LEGO Dimensions: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today (May 20, 2015) revealed more of the characters that will be included in the forthcoming NFC crossover. On the DC front we’ve got Joker, Harley Quinn, Aquaman and Bane. These four come on the heels of Batman and Superman, boosting the game’s DC lineup to six more »

World of Warcraft is hosting a selfie contest

I don’t know how all of you feel, dear readers, but when Blizzard announced the addition of their S.E.L.F.I.E. camera to World of Warcraft back in January 2015, I thought it was ridiculously corny. The item, which is awarded from a level 100 Garrison mission, allows players to literally take selfies of their characters while more »

No Oculus Rift support for Mac and Linux just yet

Oculus has paused development on Oculus Rift compatibility for OS X and Linux. In a recent blog post, Chief Architect Atman Binstock said the team has instead opted to focus on the consumer versions of the Oculus Rift headset that will launch in early 2016. As such, they will prioritize Windows, the largest PC market, for more »

Action Replay amiibo PowerSaves backups and boosts amiibo

Action Replay amiibo PowerSaves backups and boosts amiibo Given the success of Nintendo’s amiibo, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing amiibo peripherals. Fortunately, the first one is also rather brilliant. Introducing the Action Replay amiibo PowerSaves. It’s a NFC reader that allows a user to preserve or improve all amiibo more »

Skylanders Happy Meal toys celebrate Trap Team

Collectors, dash to your local McDonalds! There’s a new video game toy line within! For the next few weeks, Skylanders Happy Meal toys can go home with you. Hooray for endearing hunks of plastic celebrating a game that’s almost eight months old! Yes, there’s quite a delay this time around. The Skylanders Happy Meal toys more »

CHIP is a $9 computer that’s smaller than a floppy disc

The unending march of technology never fails to impress. Now, we as a species tend to spend most of our gray matter on unbelievably stupid inventions, but inventions nonetheless. Thankfully, there will always be companies like Next Thing Co. to offset our collective frivolity with things like CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. Aptly named, CHIP more »