Michael Kravchenko

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Nintendo's amiibo toys now being supported by third-party games

Nintendo isn't the only company that will support its new line of amiibo figures in games like <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> and <i>Mario Kart 8</i>. Third-party publisher Bandai Namco is also supporting the NFC-powered toys in at least one of its games, <i>One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X</i>.<p>The new issue of Shonen Jump …

Video Offers Update On Fan-Made Super Mario 64 Remake Project

by rgrekejin Saturday, January 03, 2015 at 01:52 PM<p>Have any of these fan remakes ever been finished?<p>by Corey Saturday, January 03, 2015 at 01:52 PM<p>I …

New Nintendo eShop releases: Pokemon Pinball Ruby and Sapphire

To complement the recent launch of <i>Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire</i>, the latest Nintendo eShop update is headlined by <i>Pokemon Pinball Ruby and Sapphire</i>.<p>For those unfamiliar, <i>Pokemon Pinball Ruby and Sapphire</i> is, as its name suggests, a pinball adaptation of <i>Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire</i>, the same …

Nintendo ends console and game distribution in Brazil, citing high taxes

Brazil's high tariffs on video game consoles have driven Nintendo out of the market there. Nintendo announced yesterday that it will end distribution of its consoles and games there.<p>In a statement, Nintendo of America attributed the move to "high import duties that apply to our sector." Nintendo …

'Majora's Mask' 3DS Sells Out In 15 Minutes

UPDATE: The Majora’s Mask 3DS is, for right now, back in stock, this time at Best Buy.<p>Earlier today, Nintendo announced that it was shipping a special, limited edition 3DS with a Majora’s Mask-themed case, available only through Gamestop. It’s very pretty, designed to compliment a remastered, 3D …

This Week in the Nintendo eShop

Save on Super Mario 3D World, Runner2, SteamWorld: Dig, and more.<p>This week's downloads have a retro slant, whether it's the Virtual Console releases …

Nintendo's getting into the variant game with gold and silver Mario amiibo

If you're an amiibo collector, watch out. Taking another page from the Skylanders playbook, it looks like Nintendo will be releasing a pair of as-yet-unannounced Mario amiibo figures with special gold and silver paint jobs.<p>The new metallic Marios are based on the upcoming Mario resculpt that's …

Gaming

'New 3DS XL' Review: Nintendo's Best Handheld Yet

Nintendo is one of the most interesting and peculiar companies in the tech world.<p>This is a 126-year-old company that began as a playing-card business, and has adapted to become the most famous video game company of all time, with over 4 billion software units sold to-date.<p>It’s a company that is …

Gaming

Every Reason Why Nintendo's 'Legend of Zelda' Netflix Show Is A Bad Idea

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal brought us word that Netflix was planning to partner with Nintendo to make a live-action Legend of Zelda series. It quickly became the most buzzed about topic in the industry, with a million snarky Twitter jokes a minute flying off of keyboards, most of which …

The 13 Best Wii U Games Released So Far

The success of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems to have shifted the Wii U out of the conversation in the past two years, but despite struggles in …

I am insanely jealous of Japan's Nintendo 3DS themes

Why can't my handheld sound like a Dreamcast?<p>Flipping through gaming magazines as a kid used made me envious of people living in Japan; they got the coolest games, and they got them first. Seeing all of those screenshots and previews always made the wait for the next <i>Final Fantasy</i> or <i>Castlevania</i> even …

Is Nintendo Abandoning SNES Virtual Console Games?

Nintendo might stop releasing Super Nintendo games for the Wii U’s Virtual Console, the beloved if not underwhelming marketplace that makes a back …

Retrogaming

Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to the Virtual Console?

Bundles, remixes, subscription services - what's next?

Retrogaming

Why Super Smash Bros. Wii U Deserves to Dethrone Melee

<i>Super Smash Bros.</i> is not a traditional fighting series. There are no health bars, no walled-in arenas, and no fatalities. But there <i>are</i> millions of …

The best 3DS games

<i>Eurogamer's best games lists aim to guide you to the highest quality, most original, most exciting games around today. Each regularly updated list</i> …