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November 24, 2014

Australia Parties for Pokémon

by Andrew Brown - 3:40 am PST
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Andrew missed the launch party, but the country is still celebrating!

When the clock struck midnight on November 21st, Australia saw the simultaneous release of the two New 3DS models and both Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby versions to go with them. In the typical flashy style of Nintendo's launch parties, EB Games was the place to be to catch all the action.

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November 22, 2014

The Great Amiibo Hunt WiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 4:33 pm PST
Total comments: 13

Neal decided not to pre-order any Amiibo. Here's his report from the retail trenches as he tries to catch'em all.

When everyone was pre-ordering Amiibo a few months ago, I sat idly by. It wasn't that I didn't want the Nintendo figures; it was more that when I got them, I wanted to experience the thrill of going into a store and seeking them out. Instead of just waiting patiently for an Amazon package to arrive... Read more...

November 19, 2014

Amiibo: An Old-School Toy for a New World 3DSWiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 12:40 pm PST
Total comments: 5

After spending time with his very own Amiibo, here's what Neal thinks about them.

After having a trio of my own Amiibo with Super Smash Bros. on Wii U for the past week, I still haven’t really figured out how I feel about the concept. Amiibo mostly add up to just being Smash Bros. Tamagotchi that you feed equipment and customize so that way you can fight with them or against... Read more...

November 17, 2014

Ten Things I Want to See in Animal Crossing Wii U 3DS

by Alex Culafi - 5:31 am PST
Total comments: 9

NES games, 8-player visits, and more!

It feels like the Wii U version of Animal Crossing is due for an announcement. Thanks to Miyamoto’s recent Amiibo statements, in which he directly suggested implementation into a future Animal Crossing game, there’s very little doubt that the Wii U Animal Crossing is being developed right now.... Read more...

November 13, 2014

Comfort Games in the Wake of Death 3DS

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:49 am PST
Total comments: 3

How Fantasy Life helped me in my time of need.

My grandfather, my last living grandparent, passed away a few weeks ago, less than two years after my grandmother passed away. It sucks. I'm not going into too much sappy detail other than my grandparents were fabulous, amazing people who will always be a part of my life. Instead, I'm going to focus on how video games helped me through coping with their untimely passings.

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November 4, 2014

Nintendo Needs Apps 3DSWiiU

by Zack Kaplan - 11:39 am PST
Total comments: 18

Nintendo is lagging behind its competition with multimedia support. It's time for a change.

Whenever a Nintendo system launches, the only thing that truly concerns me is what games will I be able to play. After a while I crave more. That's when applications come in handy. With the 3DS and Wii U, apps have been few and far between, and if Nintendo wants to compete for sales, they should reach out and bring more to their platforms to add more value.

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Mapping Out the Next Five Years of Pokemon 3DS

by Alex Culafi - 10:13 am PST
Total comments: 17

What will Pokemon be like in 2019? We have the answer.

If you haven’t noticed, Pokémon has more or less become an annual franchise. In North America at least, a main series Pokémon game (or set of main series games) has come out every year since 2009.

2009: Platinum

2010: HeartGold and SoulSilver

2011: Black and White

2012: Black 2 and White 2

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