Metroid

25 years ago, Mortal Kombat redefined American video games

Midway’s fighter helped the US game market find its own identity.<p>In October 1992, arcade powerhouse Midway unleashed its answer to Capcom’s <i>Street Fighter 2</i> upon American arcades. Called <i>Mortal Kombat</i>, Midway’s fighter didn’t do much that was particularly <i>new</i>, but it managed to pull together several …

Gaming

The Many Firsts of ‘Metroid Prime’

“Spellbinding” –Eurogamer<p>“Stunningly-stupendous” –Game Over Online<p>A game “to measure forthcoming software by” –IGN<p>This is just a fraction of the …

Gaming Consoles

Metroid Prime is 15 Today — Read All About It

First released on 17 November 2002 in North America, Retro Studios' <i>Metroid Prime</i> is one of those games that seemed to arrive fully formed. The …

Amazon

SNES Classic Edition Coming Back To Walmart This Week

If you want an SNES Classic Edition, you’re about to have another chance. Nintendo’s little nostalgia box has been hard to get your hands on ever since launch, but Walmart is going to have new stock coming in here on Wednesday, October 15, 16 and 17 at 2:00 PM EDT. If you want to get your hands on …

Gaming

What Does Nintendo Have Left Up their Sleeves for Switch?

Just eight months in to the Switch’s existence, Nintendo has already released critically acclaimed entries into both The Legend of Zelda and Super …

Xenoblade Chronicles

15 Things That Aren't As Hot as Guys Think They Are

*Out* with the toxic masculinity, *in* with just being yourself! As long as yourself isn't a major fuckass!1. WHY, WHATEVER DO YOU MEAN, …

Humor

Nintendo Reportedly Files Trademarks For ‘Legend Of Zelda,’ ‘Splatoon’ & More

It appears Nintendo is preparing a couple of new games from various franchises. It was found out just this weekend that the Japanese multinational …

Legend of Zelda

Metroid Prime 4 Being Co-Developed Alongside Bandai Namco Games

Nintendo blew our collective minds earlier this summer when it <i>finally</i> announced the return <b>of the Metroid Prime franchise</b>, with a fourth installment …

Gaming

Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: Your favourite single-player game

<b>Readers name their favourite single-player video games, from Zelda: Breath Of The Wild to the Dark Souls trilogy.</b><p><b>The subject for this week’s Hot</b> …

Tomb Raider

Nintendo Planning Big Increase To The Number Of Switch Systems It Makes - Report

Demand for Nintendo Switch remains high, but supply shortages have proven to be a problem since launch. Nintendo continues to work toward alleviating that as we head into the holiday season, where it expects to sell a ton of systems, but it reportedly has its sights set much higher in 2018 and …

Nintendo Switch

Morphite is No Metroid’s Sky

<i>If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that</i> …

Gaming

Enthusiast looks to preserve old Nintendo Flash games

A dedicated Nintendo enthusiast who goes by the handle Skelux is reconstructing and collecting old Flash mini-games that the company used to promote …

Gaming

Nintendo fan resurrecting long-forgotten Mario, Zelda, Metroid minigames

Have you played Mario <i>vs. Donkey Kong 2</i> or <i>Wario World</i> online? If so, you’ve either spent a few minutes (or hours) playing promotional Nintendo flash …

Gaming

Review: Morphite (Switch eShop)

It is remarkably easy to pigeonhole any game one way or the other. Last year's <b>No Man's Sky</b> debacle highlighted the pressure on indie games and their …

Nintendo

The Rejected Runs of Awesome Games Done Quick 2018

Image: Games Done Quick<p>The schedule for Awesome Games Done Quick 2018 was released earlier this week. The week long schedule was culled down from a …

The Simpsons

You Might Want To Make A Drink Before Watching This Metroid History Feature

While <b>Mario</b> and <b>Zelda</b> are often cited as Nintendo's biggest franchises, few video game series attract as loyal and dedicated a following as …

Nintendo

Nintendo’s Old Flash Games Are Being Rescued from the Bowels of the Internet

These web games were abandoned by Nintendo. A modder is bringing them back.<p>A modder and Nintendo fan by the name of Skelux has launched a campaign to preserve Nintendo's forgotten Flash game output.<p>Yes, Nintendo once made flash games. Back when the internet was younger, nicer place, the game …

Gaming

Why You Should Play More Than One Video Game

We sound like broken records at this point, but 2017 will truly go down as one of the greatest years for video games. No matter what systems you own, …

Geek

Random: Did Reggie Just Accidentally Reveal Switch's Next Big Game Announcement?

Or are we just reading way too much into this?

Nintendo

Inspired By A Super Mario Speed Whiz, 'Warpless Run' Has Tera Melos Playing Catch Up

"Speedruns" are a weirdly enthralling piece of video game culture, wherein a gamer takes on titles, often older ones like <i>Super Metroid</i> or <i>Sonic The Hedgehog</i>, using every trick in the book to beat their chosen game as fast as possible.<p>Brad "Darbian" Myers currently holds the <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> speedrun …

Music

Porgs! Tom Nook! Get jack-o'-lantern jealous with the 10 hottest pumpkins of Halloween 2017

Carving an over-sized orange squash into a face sounds simple enough, until you realize all you have in the house is a butter knife and your art …

Holidays

What’s at PlayersXpo 2017? Games, games and more games

Multiplay is bringingto PLayersXpo a selection of the newest and most popular games so attendees can decide what they want for Christmas or see why …

News (Ireland)

Best Buy Canada will be selling the SNES Classic Edition later today

Best Buy Canada has confirmed that it will be selling the SNES Classic Edition on its website later today.The electronics retail giant says that …

Gaming

Perfect gifts for a small apartment

Nintendo Switch<p>Nest Cam<p>iRobot Roomba 614<p>Dash Rapid Egg Cooker<p>55-inch Vizio D Series TV<p>SNES Classic<p>Fujifilm X100F<p>Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones<p>B&O Play Beolit 17 Bluetooth speaker<p>Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale<p>iPhone X<p>Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL<p>Belkin WeMo Dimmer<p>DJI Spark drone<p>Google Home Mini<p>12-inch …

Nintendo Switch

Resident Evil 3's Nemesis Is Still Terrifying

Resident Evil is the zombie horror game, but its shambling corpses are slow and easy to avoid. To reinvigorate the series, Resident Evil 3. Nemesis …

Resident Evil

Review: The Mummy Demastered

Another solid adaptation from WayForward<p>I haven't seen this year's reboot of <i>The Mummy</i> and barring a long international flight or a drunken impulse …

Nintendo Switch

This Maths Game Scared Me As A Kid, And I Still Hate It

I hated maths as a child, so my parents bought me a computer game to help me enjoy maths. It was called Super Solvers. Outnumbered! This game took me …

The Best N64 Platformers Of All Time

The Nintendo 64 was home to many great games during its run in the '90s, and the jump to 3D meant big changes for every genre. The era also brought many platformers, and we can't help looking back on them with rose-tinted glasses.<p>But much like a middle schooler going through puberty, a few games …

Gaming

The Nintendo Switch is having an incredible run so far, and the future looks even brighter

Nintendo's latest video game console is off to a killer start.<p>The Nintendo Switch is still hard to find, and it's regularly beating the competition in sales. Its main launch game, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," is heralded as one of the best games ever made. And Nintendo has a huge new …

Entertainment

What the Heck Is a Modern Metroidvania?

<i>Every week on Twitch and Alpha hosts Erika Ishii and Trisha Hershberger delve into the world of video games with special industry guests, insightful</i> …

Board Games