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By Federico Viticci | Gaming links by @viticci

​First Hands-On with the New Nintendo 3DS

I just spent some time with the New Nintendo 3DS at the Tokyo Game Show, and based on first impressions, the upcoming handheld looks like it could be …

Gaming

Nintendo Seen Missing Target as Sony-Microsoft Dwarf Wii U - Bloomberg

Nintendo Co.’s prospects for meeting its profit and sales forecasts for this year are diminishing after Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. each sold more …

You Can Rob A Store Using Your Dog's Ball In GTA V

You <i>could</i> play fetch with your dog in <i>Grand Theft Auto...o</i>r, you could use the ball to threaten people and force them to give you their money in a …

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A day in the (extremely busy) life of Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the <i>Smash Bros.</i> series, is serious about his craft. How serious, you ask? So serious that he's taken up temporarily residence right nearby the Namco Bandai Games development studio in Shinagawa, Tokyo his team's using to create the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS <i>Super Smash</i> …

Anime

Auction for Itoi-signed Earthbound cart ⊟ As part of its “Earthbound Bash” charity event, Fangamer is auctioning off this unique Earthbound cartridge signed by creator Shigesato Itoi. “The cartridge originally belonged to James Hensiek, who gave it to his coworker Ben Bizzle as a gift. When James was later diagnosed with cancer, Ben decided to auction the cart and donate the proceeds to James. Ben reached out to the community with his story in late 2012 with a post on the Starmen.Net Forum. After several months of calls, emails, logistics, and help from Lindsay Nelson, the cart was handed off to the staff at Fangamer and then passed along to Hobonichi, the office of EarthBound creator Shigesato Itoi.” The cart, part of a complete Earthbound package, will be auctioned at the end of a live gameplay marathon, “after they defeat Giygas on the last day of the EarthBound Bash (around 8pm Eastern on Sunday, December 1, 2013)” For maximum fundraising, ALL bids will be collected, not just the winning one! It’s for a good cause, and you could get a totally one-of-a-kind item. BUY Mother 3/Earthbound, Hobonichi Techo 2014

As part of its “Earthbound Bash” charity event, Fangamer is auctioning off this unique Earthbound cartridge signed by creator Shigesato Itoi.<p>“The …

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode One review: sink or swim

You have to feel for Booker DeWitt.<p>The star of <i>BioShock Infinite</i> has been jerked through multiple timelines, countless realities and more than his share of tragedy. Now, he's been dunked into underwater dystopia Rapture for <i>Burial at Sea</i>, the first narrative follow-up to his adventures in the …

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The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: The Kotaku Review

I haven't enjoyed a game in <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> franchise this much in more than 20 years.<p>Yes, I am one of those <i>Legend of Zelda</i> fans – the ones who …

RPGs

Watch Our Exclusive Teardown of the PlayStation 4

TOKYO — You can’t have a PlayStation 4 until the middle of November. But you can take a peek inside.<p>In the video above, Sony engineering director …

PlayStation 4

Fire Emblem hero Marth confirmed for next Super Smash Bros.

Marth, the legendary hero of tactical role-playing series Fire Emblem, is returning to fight the good fight in <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> for Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo revealed today.<p>The blue-haired swordsman, the first Lord-class character of the original 1990 <i>Fire Emblem</i> and major player in its sequels, was …

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Limited edition Zelda 3DS & Earthbound labels for… NES controllers? ⊟ This is weird but neat (a common theme for our site): that gold/black design Nintendo used for its limited edition Zelda 3DS and Wii U systems can now be purchased as a skin for an NES controller. There’s also a Mother/Earthbound design – red buttons/pad presumably not included! GamerGrafx says the peel and stick decals are “precision cut to the exact dimensions of the original NES controller” and feature “a weatherproof glodd polyester material.” The labels are $9.99 each. PREORDER The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, upcoming games

This is weird but neat (a common theme for our site): that gold/black design Nintendo used for its limited edition <i>Zelda</i> 3DS and Wii U systems can now …

Engadget

Impressions of the New Zelda, Five Hours In

The new <i>Zelda</i> does not feel like a game to skip, I'm happy to report after having played the game for five hours. Even if you've grown tired of <i>Zelda</i> …

RPGs

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Five Things You Might Not Know About The NES

You think you know everything about a NES? Well, think again.<p>In the video above, Vsauce3 shows you a few facts you might have missed about the …

NES

How Does PlayStation 4's Launch Stack Up Against History?

With less than three weeks to go before Sony launches the PlayStation 4, we don't have long to wrestle with the greatest launch day question of all: …

Broken Age built around context-based interactions, not a list of verbs

Double Fine's upcoming point-and-click adventure game, <i>Broken Age</i>, cuts through the verb-heavy nature of adventure titles such as <i>Maniac Mansion</i> and <i>Full Throttle</i> by focusing on one concept: context-based interaction, according to founder Tim Schafer.<p>In the early days of adventure games, players had …

Gaming

​Play This New Zelda Song Backwards. Trust Me.

If you're like me, you probably heard the music in the new trailer for <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds</i>, enjoyed it, and left it at that. …

Gaming

Nintendo 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Gameplay Trailer

The Legend of Zelda and Pikmin cartoons coming to 3DS

A new collection of short cartoons — including one based on <i>The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD</i> and another based on <i>Pikmin 3</i> — will launch on Nintendo Video starting Nov. 1, it was announced today.<p>Nintendo Video is an app for the Nintendo 3DS that allows its users to download music videos, …

Gaming

Nintendo has no plans of bringing its games to smartphones

While Nintendo plans to use smartphones to promote its games, it has no intentions of releasing its games onto mobile platforms, senior research analyst David Gibson reported Nintendo as saying during its results meeting.<p>The meeting follows the company's financial results for the six months ending …

Wii U

Proof that Nintendo Still Rules Japan

If there's ever been any doubt, this should settle it. Over the past decade, Nintendo hasn't been doing well in Japan – It's been dominating.<p>The Wii …

Game Boy Advance

Super Mario 3D World Brings Back the Insanity Factor

I'm sure that Mario means different things to different people. For me, though, the essence of the series boils down to two things: Spot-on controls …

Nintendo's Miyamoto: More HD Remakes are "Possible"

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD was a full reworking of the old GameCube game, bringing the title to a brand-new audience. The game enjoyed a warm …

Quietly, Nintendo Perfected A Whole New Type of Video Game This Year

You may have missed it this year amid all the arguing about whether Nintendo should bail out of making gaming hardware and just stick to making games.<p>…

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