Shantae: Half Genie Hero Preview: Shantae shows her moves

Shantae Half Genie Hero appears to be coming along nicely. WayForward provided a preview build featuring three playable levels to early-access level Kickstarter backers. The demo is brief, and specifically adjusted to avoid any possible spoilers, but its contents are solid. Shantae Half Genie Hero will feature platforming action as the titular Shantae runs, jumps, more »

Club Nintendo closes tomorrow, so spend your coins today

Club Nintendo will shutter its doors Tuesday, June 30, 2015, bringing an end to its six-year run. As such, program members should spend any and all remaining coins immediately, lest they go to waste with tomorrow’s reset. Club Nintendo accounts will close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific (2:59 a.m. Eastern), deleting all coins in the process. Indeed, more »

Play-Asia is restocking the Ness amiibo

Prepare yourself, NFC figure fans. Play-Asia has sent out another amiibo Hunter report and it’s a big mother. Rather, it’s a big Mother, as the Ness amiibo will be back in stock at the site on June 30, 2015. This is a big deal, seeing as how he was a GameStop exclusive in the states more »


Villager amiibo is moving back into stores

Good news for people who didn’t realize amiibo were going to be so hot when they debuted last year. One of the rarest figures from the first wave is starting to appear again in North America. amiibo News is reporting that New York’s Nintendo World Store received a shipment of Villager amiibos for people to more »


Dark Pit amiibo product listing appears at Best Buy

Get your bookmarking finger ready, because I’ve got a site for you. If you’re one of the few, proud and desperate hoping to collect all of Nintendo’s NFC figures, the time has come to begin your hunt for the Dark Pit amiibo. The first product listing for the toy has appeared online. Currently, only Best more »

Nintendo eShop Update for June 25, 2015

It’s Nintendo eShop update time and this week, since it’s still a E3 2015 recovery week, I’m going to do what I did last time. The , and, yes, even DSiWare games available will be briefly summarized over the next few paragraphs. If you think they sound good, head to the eShop of your choosing more »

Technology Tell Gaming Channel’s most notable E3 2015 opinions

Oh man, E3 2015, everybody. This was a big year. There were a lot of games available to play, and Technology Tell’s Gaming Channel had six people on the ground experiencing as many as possible. Since it wouldn’t really be “fair” to decide on one or two games as the most notable this year, we’re more »


Ubisoft’s Zombi listed for Xbox One by Australian ratings board

Ubisoft is working on a new Xbox One game titled Zombi, according to the Australian Classification ratings board. The game’s file first appeared June 17, 2015 but has only recently been made public. Filed under “computer games,” Zombi is set to be developed and published by Ubisoft’s French studio if the file’s country of origin more »

Even making minor alterations to Super Mario Maker levels is magical

He’s better at most games than I am. I’m absolutely alright with this. Though there’s a competitive vein in my heart, I’m fine being second to someone I truly respect. Besides, we usually play cooperative games, so it isn’t like there’s any sort of growing resentment over him being so much cooler than me. Really. more »

Lego Dimensions Preview: More advanced portals

Lego Dimensions is all about portals. Portals between different Lego worlds. A specialized portal peripheral that allows up to seven figures to be active at once across three different zones that influence characters’ abilities and appearances within the game. That isn’t even counting the Portal cross-over, which adds an Aperture lab to the game with more »

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories looks like a RPG Maker game

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories is going to be Natsume’s second original installment in the Harvest Moon series, after The Lost Valley. The company claims to have taken feedback from fans seriously about this, the first Wii U, PC, iOS and Android installment in the series. While at least one of these improvements was evident more »

Adventures of Pip Review: Pixel power

Adventures of Pip Price:$14.99 System(s):PC (Wii U) Release Date: June 4, 2015 Publisher (Developer): TicToc Games (TicToc Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for fantasy violence Independent developers have become joined at the hip with 2D platformers in recent years. It’s no great surprise, really. When you’re short on manpower and shorter on budget, it makes sense to work more »