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June 26, 2015

Nintendo, We Need Voice Chat WiiU3DS

by Justin Berube - 9:07 am PDT
Total comments: 16

Splatoon and Zelda: Tri Force Heroes are just the start. Will we have to suffer without voice chat forever?

Nintendo has been playing around with online voice chat in their games for over a decade now. We’ve seen some Nintendo published titles take advantage of the popular online feature in better ways than others, but the support overall has left players wishing for more. Now, with Nintendo making more online focused games than ever, the company seems to be simply ignoring online voice chat when they need it most.


June 17, 2015

What's Up With the 3DS Version of Mega Man Legacy Collection?

by Bryan Rose - 1:11 am PDT
Total comments: 2

Bryan wonders what changes, if any, we'll see with the 3DS version of the blue bomber's first six adventures.

When Mega Man Legacy Collection was announced a few weeks ago, it was somewhat of a disappointment for me. I had wanted something something new in the Mega Man series for a while now, and although a remastered collection sounds nice, that wasn’t what I had in mind for a new entry in the Mega Man... Read more...

June 16, 2015

Nintendo's Digital Event: A Failure of Storytelling

by Carmine Red - 2:40 pm PDT
Total comments: 14

It takes more than a slew of game trailers to make a good impression at E3, you need a coherent message to tie it all together.

Nintendo started strong with their E3 Digital Event this morning, but halfway through it really felt like they'd lost their narrative thread; I'd lost the exhilaration I'd gained from the event's charming puppet-based intro and Star Fox reveal. My game purchase plan this holiday is already more than... Read more...

June 5, 2015

Star Fox Wii U: Managing My Expectations WiiU

by Justin Berube - 9:05 am PDT
Total comments: 10

This series can soar, but is this the entry that will take off?

Star Fox 64 blew me away when it was released in 1997. The title was a complete package on the Nintendo 64, complete with full voice acting, replay value, multiplayer, and the Rumble Pack. I was hooked on this game for quite a while and even, at one point, had the game's dialog completely memorized. I couldn't wait for a sequel.


June 4, 2015

Splatoon's Accessibility is Its Greatest Asset WiiU

by Bryan Rose - 2:57 pm PDT
Total comments: 8

Bryan's view on shooters just might have been changed thanks to Splatoon's simplicity and straightforwardness.

When Splatoon was announced at E3 last year, I shrugged, unimpressed. It looked like a fun game with an awesome visual style best for those who enjoy the shooter genre, but I thought to myself at the time that it would be something that I’d never play. It’s a shooter, after all. Games like Call... Read more...

5 Dream Nintendo Games for E3 2015

by Neal Ronaghan - 8:24 am PDT
Total comments: 15

Guaranteed to infuriate you when they never get announced or your money back.

When it comes to E3 predictions, logic is a good thing to focus on. Logically, Nintendo’s show this year should contain a few surprises. Logically, most of 2015’s lineup has already been announced. Logically, anything that’s show-stopping is a year or more out. But that doesn’t mean we can’t... Read more...

June 3, 2015

Why Pokken Might Be the Secret Weapon at E3 ARC

by Donald Theriault - 4:55 pm PDT
Total comments: 7

A confluence of factors could see the Pokémon fighter get a massive push in Los Angeles

For the last couple of years, Nintendo has had a major tentpole Wii U release at the end of May with major online functionality, DLC plans, and (later) Amiibo support that has set the tone for the entire year. 2014 saw the ludicrously (in Wii U terms) successful Mario Kart 8, and early reports have... Read more...

June 2, 2015

Could Nintendo Bring Wii Sports Back This E3? WiiWiiU

by Neal Ronaghan - 2:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 15

It’s been a year since Wii Sports Club finished development. That team is likely working on something new.

It’s been a while since a Wii Sports game was a focus at E3. You’d have to go back to E3 2009, when Wii Sports Resort was a few weeks away from release, to when Nintendo paid mind to the series that helped launch the Wii. They tried to capture the same magic of Wii Sports and Resort with Nintendo... Read more...

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