Now, in order to keep these modern devices up-to-date, we have to keep them constantly updating. In accordance with this, both the Wii U and 3DS eShops will be shut down temporarily so they can make it better, fix a few things, and add some new features! This is going to be happening between 1 PM and 5 PM PT. This is going to be quite some time without the amazing joy of downloadable games, but it is worth it for a growing gaming community!
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We know that times are tough economically and many of our Chargers have put off purchasing the Wii U out of economic necessity. Well, maybe this will help, if just a little. The Nintendo online store is offering a sale which brings that original deluxe package for the Wii U, including the beginning title Nintendo Land and loads of extra bits, originally priced at $350 and now sitting at $250. However, if this is still too much cost for you, now you can get the system for just $200, but these are refurbished, meaning no Club Nintendo Play Coins. It is, however, a great system for a cheap price! Check it out here!
Airtight Games is coming out with a fantastic new title, Murdered: Soul Suspect! It’s just that… it won’t be coming to the Wii U (insert sad face here). Apparently, according to the developers, the game just isn’t a good fit. In fact, they don’t think that any games can succeed on the Wii U unless it’s specifically designed with the Nintendo console in mind. Rather than launching a round peg in a square hole, Airtight decided to keep the project off Wii U, saving the company time and money.
Source: Go Nintendo
Retro Studios brought the brilliance of Donkey Kong to center stage with their latest title, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. In a recent interview, their president and CEO, Michael Kelbaugh, the question came up of the Wii U’s ability, which has been a hot topic of debate in the media in the past. His response? “Unfortunately, the perception is that it’s not a very powerful machine. That’s just not true. It’s a powerhouse. It’s more than adequate to make great games on.” So, there you have it! A developer that absolutely loves the Wii U! He also stated that the Wii U frees developers from traditional limitations and the last bit of news is that they do have yet another game in the works for the latest title, a title that has been in development for a few months! I can’t wait to see what they roll out!
For those of you that don’t know, Twitch is a website for gamers to stream their gaming adventures for all the world to easily see! They even offer advice to get started, ensuring that all gamers wanting to be involved in the streaming community are able to. Twitch also offers a chat option that allows the people watching to talk to the player, as well as each other. One person, who knew a thing or two about code, changed this a little so that the comments made by the audience became commands in a game of Pokémon! What an amazing idea! If you want to see how this is going, check it out here!
Retro City Rampage is that game that seems to poke fun at the old GTA games while taking us back to a simpler era of gaming, being chock-full of references to popular cultural pieces of the 80′s and 90′s. Now, the game is about to expand on the 3DS! What is this amazing downloadable content being added? Why, 3 hours of music to fuel your rampage! Plus, you’ll get the tracks on your 3DS playlist, so you can make them the theme songs of your life! Be sure to keep an eye out for your musical addendum to your incredible game!
Yes, I did mean to put all those exclamation points in the title. Such an offer deserves that much excitement, with a 1:10 ratio of question to excitement! Pokémon X and Y were revolutionary in the series, adding loads of new features we hadn’t seen before, and now you can get a copy for free! This could be your shot to get in on the PokéAction, or maybe you just want to pick up the other version of the game so you can play both! Well, there are a few requirements to get the title: Live in North America, be a part of Club Nintendo, and buy a few products in a set time period! Totally doable. What products, you ask? Well, first off you have to buy the 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS and register it with Club Nintendo, then also register one of the following games: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D Land, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Yoshi’s New Island, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, or Mario Kart 7. Register both of these during the month of March and in your Nintendo To-do list will appear a item “Select your free game” which will give you a download code for the amazing title! Make sure you’re ready for these days!
Intellectual property is one of those topics that is hotly debated in the media and in whispers among the populous. Nintendo has been facing quite a few cases of theft among their characters and ideas, including the recent hit game Flappy Bird, which uses fish, pipes, and background from the Mario series. The most recent point of stolen idea comes to us from the middle country, China! Apparently, some app designers have been developing Mario games for smartphone without first getting permission from Nintendo. Nintendo is, of course, trying to correct for this event, ensuring their intellectual property is protected! What is your take on this protection? Do you side with Nintendo or with the Chinese app-makers?
Source: Japan Times
If you were a gamer back in the 90′s, you know of the great beginning of the gaming war and the sad backstabbing that proceeded from there as Sega and Nintendo went to war. This is, of course, a great history lesson that most children will not know in the modern day. A movie is coming to theaters that will show the world what happened in those fateful days. In fact, there is even a book for those who keep out of theaters, or who just like words/dead trees! We know that the title of the book is Console Wars, written by Blake Harris. The movie will be seeing the genius of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. I can’t wait to see the era of many of our childhoods brought back on the silver screen!
Smart phones are the go-to gaming console of the modern youngster, as well as he who is simply a youngster to the gaming world. More experienced gamers tend to name consoles such as the SNES or NES as their ideal console. Usually, such radically different ends of the generational spectrum never come together, but now there is a little website that allows those young kids that have never seen a two buttoned controller. There’s a little website that you can run off your smartphone and play loads of Mario’s first adventures, whether you are an Android or iPhone user! What a brilliant development in the wonderful world of the internet!