Friday, May 30, 2014

Samus And Crew Perform Iconic Thriller Dance

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Awesome Metal Tribute To The History Of Video Games!

YouTuber FamilyJules7X has just blown my mind with his absolutely epic metal tribute to the history of video games. In the span of 17 minutes, he manages to cover 38 songs from some of the most iconic video games ever produced (and did it in just over a week!). The waves of nostalgia are so intense, you can almost cut it with a knife and the stunning metal sound will rock the shit out of your eardrums! If you haven't already, be sure to support him by subscribing to his channel and download this excellent compilation (links provided below). Enjoy and please share!

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Nintendo Adds Stylus Control In Latest Pikmin 3 Update!

Pikmin 3 is an excellent game that offers lots of options in terms of control. Everything from the GamePad to Wii Remote & Nunchuk (and many options in between) were available from day one with one notable exception. That exception was the excellent touch screen controls present in the underrated Nintendo Land and its excellent Pikmin Adventure.

I always found it odd that stylus control was such a focus (and obvious advantage) in the Wii U launch title but was oddly missing in the fully featured Pikmin 3 which came out nearly a year later. Happily Nintendo has fixed this with their latest update which in my opinion is a game changer for Pikmin 3. While the analog controls were serviceable and the Wii Remote & Nunchuk options worked quite well, nothing beats the new stylus control which offers a level of precision usually reserved for RTS mouse controls. People often bitch and complain about the GamePad due to many developers not fully utilizing it but this new update offers up a very compelling argument in favor of Nintendo's innovative controller. If you haven't played Pikmin 3 in a while, I urge you try the new controls which make an already great game even better.

Celebrate The Launch Of Mario Kart 8 With A Look At The Series History

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Gets GameCube Controller Support!

Nintendo is about to unleash the new Super Smash Bros. at this years E3 and the gaming world couldn't be more excited. The Big N has even stepped into the competitive gaming world with the announcement of an invitational tournament which will feature a slew of pro Super Smash Bros. players, all being featured worldwide on June 10th. To support this event, Nintendo has released an E3 2014 announcement video which details the entire event and ends with a surprise that few saw coming.

With the level of hype and excitement being generated around the new game, fans have been eagerly awaiting any news of GameCube controller support for the game. While there are other companies stepping up to support the game, official Nintendo hardware is second to none both in terms of quality and performance so it's understandable that Gamer's want something straight from the Big N. With today's announcement video, Nintendo revealed the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U. The adapter connects to the Wii U through the 2 USB ports on the front of the system and supports four wired controllers (the WaveBird will likely be supported but no announcement has been made). Expect full details and pricing at E3 and don't be surprised if the GameCube Virtual Console is announced as well. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

120+ Upcoming Wii U Indie Games: Miscellaneous Games!

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Pusho World Coming To Wii U Next Month!

People love to complain that Nintendo doesn't create new franchises anymore and relies to heavily on big names like Mario and Zelda but the truth is that there are a ton of new series from Nintendo (you just have to know where to look). Honestly, releasing a big new franchise is both expensive and very risky with the process sinking many game development studios over the last 5 years. Nintendo has realized this and instead introduces new characters and franchises through their eShop which has been quite successful and given us gems like Dillon's Rolling Western, The Denpa Men and Pushmo.

Pushmo (and its sequel Crashmo) has been a big success on the 3DS giving us 2 games starring the red, round sumo wrestling cat Mallo. Its simple yet addicting puzzle gameplay perfectly captures the spirit of the best Nintendo has to offer. Nintendo is bringing the series to the big screen with Pushmo World for the Wii U. The game will feature HD visuals, 250 new puzzles and the ability to create/share/play new levels online essentially offering limitless replay value. Pushmo World will push its way onto the Wii U eShop on June 19th for $9.99. Enjoy!

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Lego Batman 3 Announced For Wii U & 3DS

WB Interactive has recently announced Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham which is coming this fall to Wii U & 3DS (as well as other consoles). The game is set to take Batman's adventures into space with the Justice League and involve a plot revolving around the Joker, Lex Luther and Braniac. Lego Batman 3 will mix up gameplay with new space shooter stages as well as over 150 characters which include Killer Croc and Solomon Grundy. It will be interesting to see where developer Traveler's Tales will take the long running series now that they are no longer bound by earth based adventures. Enjoy!

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

How Well Do You Know The Game Boy? ...Part 2

The Game Boy is one of the most prolific game consoles of all time and has earned its place in history many times over. Along its long life, the Game Boy has gone through many changes and has been host to an amazing variety and number of add-on's that even put the capabilities of today's most advanced cell phones to shame. Did You Know Gaming once again delves into the history of Nintendo's legendary handheld and gives a fascinating rundown of its legacy that continues today in the amazing Nintendo 3DS/2DS. Enjoy!

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

120+ Upcoming Wii U Indie Games: Adventure Games!

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New GameCube Inspired Controller Coming To Wii U

PDP (Performance Designed Products) is partnering with Nintendo to develop a "Wired Fight Pad" which takes inspiration from the GameCube controller. Much like the Wii Classic Controller (Pro), the Fight Pad will plug into your Wii Remote and will be fully compatible with both the Wii & Wii U. The controller will come in a variety of flavors that feature famous Nintendo characters such as Mario, Yoshi and Princess Peach.

This move seems to be in direct response to Super Smash Bros. fans who showed concern at the lack of a GameCube controller for the latest game coming to Wii U this fall. This controller will also serve a greater purpose if the long rumored Wii U GameCube Virtual Console launches in 2014 as expected.

The Wii U "Wired Fight Pad" will launch this holiday season for $24.99.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Honest Star Fox 64 Game Trailer

Star Fox 64 is one of the greatest 3D space shooters of all time that holds up even today. Despite numerous ambitious sequels, no title in the series has managed to capture the magic of the hit 1997 classic. The game has even cut a path into popular culture with its endlessly quotable dialogue ("Do a barrel roll" being the most famous by far). YouTube channel Smosh Games has lovingly crafted a hilarious "Honest Game Trailer" for Star Fox 64 that is sure to make you wanna fire up your N64 and blast through the Lylat System again. Enjoy!

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

AlphaOmegaSin Explains Why Protecting Net Neutrality Matters

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Tell The FCC To Not Destroy Net Neutrality!! (Share This Info)

The Internet is literally one of the last forms of true freedom in our supposed free country and the FCC is about to destroy it in the worst possible way. It's no secret that businesses and the wealthy own our corrupt government and have been very successful at taking away our "freedoms" while the public blindly allows it to happen. Net Neutrality was put in place to protect the Internet and there has been a long fight to dismantle the freedom it represents and control it by any means possible (SOPA, PIPA, etc.). The latest attack boils down to destroying Net Neutrality which would allow cable providers to dictate what sites you get to see and charge whatever they want for access to different websites and services. Simply put, this shit has got to stop and it requires you to act. I will allow YouTube user AlphaOmegaSin to explain it to you:

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Here is a walkthrough if anything on the form is confusing to you

Let them know via Twitter as well:

Watch This Net Neutrality PSA From Your Friends at the FCC - or Else!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Chrono Trigger Main Theme Acapella By Smooth McGroove

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Club Nintendo May Rewards Update

Nintendo has updated their downloadable Club Nintendo rewards for May and for the remainder of the month they are offering 4 titles across 3 systems (Wii games can be played on Wii U)The expiration date for this offer is now June 8 and the price is between 200-250 coins for each title. Be sure to check back June 9 for the next reward update.

Super Metroid - Wii U eShop
200 Coins (Available Until June 8)

Mario Kart 64 - WiiWare
250 Coins (Available Until June 8)

3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure3DS eShop
200 Coins (Available Until June 8)

Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters 3DS eShop
200 Coins (Available Until June 8)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hyrule Warriors Set For Summer 2014 Release

Tecmo Koei recently announced that Hyrule Warriors (that name is subject to change) is on track for a Summer 2014 release in Japan. While a North American release was not announced, it is expected that the title will release outside Japan around the same time (my guess would be August). Little has been heard about the title since its reveal during the December 2013 Nintendo Direct but fans expect the game to have a large presence at E3 2014 next month.

Tecmo Koei has also teased another major collaboration to be revealed later this year. Rumors and speculation are running rampant about what this means and who the collaboration would be with. While the company has expressed a desire to move onto PS4/XBOne, there is still a high possibility that said collaboration will be with Nintendo. Many don't realize how close the company is with the Big N now with 2 major collaborations (Metroid Other M and Hyrule Warriors) and the co-ownership of the Fatal Frame series between the companies. Personally, I am leaning towards Fatal Frame V for Wii U or the expansion of one of Nintendo's other franchises (Star Fox, F-Zero, etc.).

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A Hat In Time Alpha Release Trailer

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Nintendo Announces Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Remakes For 3DS!

Nintendo has officially announced Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS & 2DS. The games will be massively enhanced versions of the successful Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire which came to the Game Boy Advance in 2003. Both games are set to launch worldwide in November 2014 with full online support and running on the impressive Pokemon X/Y engine. Much like the other remakes in the series, you can expect a range of new content as well as all the current advancements in the series. Enjoy!

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120+ Upcoming Wii U Indie Games: Online Multiplayer

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