Yup, that Gold Mario Amiibo is tied to Walmart

Word has come down from on high. The great Nintendo has spoken. Lo, the Gold Mario Amiibo will be a retailer exclusive. More specifically, he will be a Walmart exclusive. And the people who camp out and go crazy over these things will not rejoice, because retailer-exclusive NFC figures suck. Nintendo says 3,000 Walmarts will more »

Nintendo eShop Update for February 26, 2015

Forget the whole update thing. Today is the Donkey Kong update. Of the 11 games hitting the and eShops today, 6 are Virtual Console games starring Nintendo’s iconic monkey. Overkill? Perhaps, but Nintendo is offering 30% Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze or Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D if someone buys at least one of the more »


Pre-order wave 4 Amiibos at Play-Asia (update)

I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription, are more Amiibos! To be specific, the wave 4 Amiibos. These things are still selling like crazy, shortages are rampant, and people are stalking sites to see when pre-orders open up for the latest NFC figures. Well, I have good news for you. Play-Asia has them! Well, more »

5 Things I Love about the New 3DS XL

The New 3DS XL is quite a delightful upgrade. Sure, it sucks that Nintendo did feel like it had to do this, rather than a full, new handheld, but still. The New 3DS XL is still a rather delightful machine and, after almost two weeks with it, I’ve noticed a few things that really make more » giving away Eon Tickets on Friday

As much fun as Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Sapphire is, there’s a potential downside. If you wanted to catch Latias in Omega Ruby or Latios in Alpha Sapphire, you had to get an Eon Ticket. The catch was, said ticket could only be acquired by StreetPassing someone who had the game and the ticket more »


The 5 best Kirby games EVER!

Look, folks – I am so excited about Kirby right now. Seriously, February 2015 is an awesome time to be a Kirby fan. We have a new game, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. I get to review said new game, and that’s exciting all on its own since I haven’t reviewed a Nintendo game in more »


Link is the Creepiest Element in Majora’s Mask 3D

I’ve written quite a bit now about The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, even before the announcement of the 3DS remake. The original game made a lasting impression on me, as did the atmosphere of the doomed world of Termina. But playing through the game again in its handheld version helped me realize something. For more »

Pokemon Academy Spotlight: Onix

After watching a level 40-something Onix pulverize level 10 Pokemon all day via Twitch Plays Pokemon, I felt it might be appropriate to spotlight him on this week’s Pokemon Spotlight. Onix is certainly a beastly looking Pokemon, and whether you got your start in the franchise with the original Red and Blue titles or through more »

Aeternoblade Review: Test your Patience

Aeternoblade Price: $14.99 System(s): PS Vita (Nintendo 3DS) Release Date: February 11, 2015 (3DS Feb. 18) Publisher (Developer): Corecell Technology (Corecell Technology) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language and Mild Suggestive Themes Through either personal experience or media, you’re probably familiar with the iconic “Strong Man” competitions that crop up at fairs and carnivals. Colorful carnies invite more »

NIS America announces Rodea, Disgaea 5, and Danganronpa Another Episode

Hug your 3DS, PS3, Vita, and Wii U tight tonight, folks, because all four systems are going to be getting some great games. NIS America help a press even on February 19, 2015, at which three major games were announced. Brace yourself, because two were expected and one 100%, absolutely wasn’t. The most obvious was, more »

Nintendo eShop Update for February 19, 2015

I’m going to go ahead and phone in today’s eShop update. I feel like I’m justified, because Nintendo is phoning it in too. There are only five new games this week, so nothing distracts from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. All we get are 2 games and 1 game. There aren’t even any appealing eShop more »


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate feels even better on the New 3DS

I love Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. The more I play, the more I suspect it’s my favorite installment in the series. It really is that good. However, something has changed over the last few days that has managed to make my gaming experience even better. I’m talking, of course, about the New 3DS XL. The more »