January 31, 2015

Metacritic Names Nintendo Publisher of the Year WiiU3DS

by Alex Osborn - 1:34 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Metacritic

And rightly so!

Nintendo was the best publisher of 2014, according to Metacritic's annual publisher rankings.

With an average metascore of 76.5, the Big N was able to outpace Ubisoft and Electronic Arts, who came in second and third, respectively. The company's best overall release was Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, while its lowest-scoring title was Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder.


January 30, 2015

Smash Bros. Tournament Changes Venues Due to Safety Violations WiiU

by Alex Osborn - 2:38 pm PST
Total comments: 2 Source: NeoGAF, Twitter

The hotel originally hosting the event is in for a world of trouble.

The Super Smash Bros. tournament at Apex 2015 has had to chance venues due to safety concerns at the original location.

Fire marshals had to shut down the event and evacuate all of the attendees because of damage to the hotel that was caused by a recent storm. "Sorry competitors, the fire marshals have put a hold on the tournament. We are having an emergency meeting and will keep every1 updated," Team Apex said on Twitter.


Nintendo Download - January 29, 2015 WiiU3DS

by Bryan Rose - 2:36 pm PST
Total comments: 5

Not one, but three Metroid games out for you to enjoy this week!

Some notable releases this week on the Download, as always! First, Metroid Prime Trilogy has arrived on the Wii U eShop. This originally had a limited retail quantity, so you can already feel the tears of eBay sellers as their hundreds of dollars frittered away into maybe forty bucks at this point.... Read more...

SEGA Downsizing to Focus on Digital and PC

by Alex Osborn - 1:05 pm PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Business Wire, SEGA

A few hundred employees are being offered voluntary retirement.

SEGA is undergoing some restructuring, as its American-based office is being relocated from San Francisco to Southern California.

Approximately 300 employees are being offered voluntary retirement, as the house of Sonic aims refocus the company's efforts on digital and PC.

"This move was crucial...

LEGO Jurassic World, Avengers Coming to Wii U, 3DS WiiU3DS

by Alex Osborn - 1:04 pm PST
Discuss in talkback! Source: Warner Bros.

LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin has a release date for 3DS, too. If you care...

LEGO Jurassic World and LEGO Marvel Avengers have been announced for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

The Jurassic World title, which Warner Bros. has confirmed arrives this June, is set during the first three movies and continues into the upcoming fourth film.

Meanwhile, the Avengers LEGO game will...

January 29, 2015

New Information on Xenoblade Chronicles X Revealed WiiU

by Curtis Bonds - 7:20 pm PST
Total comments: 31 Source: Gematsu

The upcoming Wii U RPG from Monolith Soft is quite massive, according to Famitsu.

New gameplay details from the upcoming Wii U RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X have emerged in the latest issue of Famitsu.

The world of Xenoblade Chronicles X will be about 5 times the size of the world in the previous game in the series, Xenoblade Chronicles. Because of this larger world, the linearity... Read more...

Wii U and 3DS 2014 Million Sellers List Revealed 3DSWiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 1:31 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: NeoGAF

Surprise of the century: Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sell well.

A list of Nintendo's top selling titles of 2014 has been released, with Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire and Mario Kart 8 topping off their respective platforms.

The numbers listed include digital sales and are worldwide totals. Since its release, Mario Kart 8 has sold 4.77 million units with... Read more...

New Smash Bros. Update Out Now WiiU

by Bryan Rose - 1:20 am PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo of Japan, Via NeoGAF

Additional 8-player Smash stages have been included.

A new update for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been released, and the main highlight is the inclusion of several 8-player stages.

As far as normal stages go, Mario Circuit, Luigi's Mansion, Pyrosphere, Norfair, Lylat Cruise, Pokemon Stadium 2, Town and City, Smashville, and Wii Fit Studio will... Read more...

January 28, 2015

New Fire Emblem Game's Release Window in North America, Europe is 'TBD' 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 6:51 pm PST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

While it's coming to Japan this summer, the next Fire Emblem's release time frame elsewhere is a little more aloof.

The new Fire Emblem game for 3DS has no set release time frame outside of Japan according to Nintendo's latest financial results briefing. The game, revealed at the January 2015 Nintendo Direct, is slated to come out in Japan this summer.

Previously, Nintendo of Australia listed the new Fire Emblem game as a 2015 release in an email. When it was revealed at the Nintendo Direct, no release window was given outside of Japan.


Nintendo Creators Program Goes Live WiiU

by Curtis Bonds - 6:36 pm PST
Total comments: 30 Source: Nintendo

YouTube creators who make Nintendo content can now bypass the ContentID system... sort of.

Nintendo has officially launched the Nintendo Creators Program, an ad-revenue sharing system for YouTube users who use Nintendo content or music in their videos.

By registering your YouTube channel and a PayPal account, you can now submit your entire channel or individual videos to be reviewed... Read more...

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