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‘The Smash Brothers’ Documentary Series

Super Smash Bros: Melee

2014 is undoubtedly the year of Smash Bros, with two brand new installments in the franchise, the series’ first foray onto handheld consoles, unprecedented hype, and the largest roster of any Smash Bros. title. All it took was a simple demo release to see all avenues of the internet light up with Let’s Plays and […]

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Full Super Smash Bros. Roster Revealed

Super Smash Bros

Between Nintendo’s overzealous Nintendo directs and general promotion, the release of the 3DS demo, and a number of leaks, we now have a full list of characters that will be appearing in the upcoming Smash Bros. games for 3DS and Wii U. Needless to say, look away now if you’d prefer to experience the game All […]

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Pullblox World Coming to Nintendo Wii U

Pullblox World

Nintendo just nonchalantly announced that Pullblox World – the sequel to the brilliant downloadable 3DS puzzle games, Pullblox and Fallblox – will arrive on the eShop this June. Pullblox (or Pushmo as it’s known in North America) launched on 3DS  in 2011, and was quickly followed by successor Fallblox (or Crashmo) just one year later. Pullblox […]

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Things I Learned From Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct

Last night saw Nintendo stream the first Nintendo Direct broadcast of 2014. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata took the reigns once again – with his trademark Engrish and restrained enthusiasm – for a stream focusing on Wii U and 3DS titles set to hit store shelves and the eShop this spring. Here’s what I took from […]

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Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Alongside Super Mario Galaxy, Donkey Kong Country Returns is one of the most highly regarded games in the Wii library and Retro Studios is giving it a second lease of life on Nintendo’s 3DS. Adding some new levels into the mix and toning down the challenge with a brand new mode that could make this […]

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate In Massive eShop Sale

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Those looking to indulge their JRPG Monster Hunting cravings should head on over to Nintendo’s eShop, as Capcom’s critically acclaimed Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has received substantial 40% discounts in both European and US eShops. The 3DS version can be had for the paltry sum of £23.99, while the Wii-U version will set you back […]

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The next gen is here, and while the rest of the world is busy getting excited over yet another annual release of Assassin’s Creed or the latest Call of Duty, I decided that playing the role of a sword swinging elf-child, clad in green and on an adventure to save a princess would be a […]

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Nintendo Direct: Fanning the Flames of ‘Hardcore’ Games

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Few franchises fill fanboys with as much childish excitement as Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. Having reached incredible heights with the phenomenal success of 1997’s The Ocarina of Time, Link’s formulaic but always enjoyable adventures have consistently kept the Zelda franchise at the top of Nintendo’s portfolio of properties. With a number of gaming websites […]

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20 Years On: A Super Mario Bros Experience…

Super Mario

The video game industry has garnered a reputation from the uninformed masses of creating big-budget ephemeral forms of entertainment that are quickly lost to the annals of history. How likely are you to re-enter the 8-bit worlds of Super Mario Bros now that the Call of Duty phenomenon is in full swing and Mass Effect is sat […]

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