Now, this will evoke one of two responses out of most of our readers: “Yes! I remember that old company! I can’t wait to see what they come back with.” or “Wait, what happened to them in the first place?” Well, they’ve been under the radar recently, not creating many large games, and this actually slowly led to their demise with bankruptcy occurring on a grand scale. So, there’s both your answers! And, as the title of this post suggests, the big news is that they’ve overcome this great tragedy and will be receiving a cushy subsidy from their parent company (Atari S.A.) to the tune of $5.15 million. This should be enough to tide them over for a year or so and should allow them to produce a tasty game, which might even get them back on their feet! -Ryan Baxter
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At VGX 2013 today, Nintendo took some time to talk about their upcoming title Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze. Two main points were spoken about: release date and the mysterious 4th playable character we did not know yet. The first point is time, and we now know that we will be able to get a hold on this title as early as February 21st! It’s not around any major gift-giving holidays, but that should keep the simply decrease the competition this title faces as it makes its market debut. The other point affects those of us that like to play with friends: the fourth option of playable multiplayer character will be Cranky Kong! You’ll be able to use his experience and his amazing cane powers to jump across the Frozen world! Let’s just hope his arthritis doesn’t affect gameplay! -Ryan Baxter
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Have you ever been sitting in your living room, your friends gathered ’round, as you share with them a video that you pulled up using your handy dandy smart phone? You may have noticed that in such a situation, one friend would be pushed aside and often be unable to view the laughing baby/kitten/people falling hilarity, purely for the sheer puny size of the platform. Now, there is a solution! If you pull up the Youtube app on the Wii U, your phone will recognize the existence of the Nintendo console’s longer to connect and will offer a “Connect to Device/Nintendo Wii U” option and your beloved video will become the focus of the room as it lights up the television screen! What a great look at how Nintendo brings us all together, making personal experiences into group activities! -Ryan Baxter
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If you are a worldly person, you already know about the Lourve. If you don’t, go edumacate yourself here! Anyways, this wonderful, internationally recognized art gallery recently implemented an option where you could go on tours of the exhibits using your 3DS system. This is done through a cartridge you buy at their gift-shop in either English or Japanese, but there is a problem here: region locking. The Lourve is visited by travelers from all corners of the world, meaning their 3DS’s are from different countries and cannot play games from regions such as France. Solution!: Regionless cartridge. That’s right, there has been a 3DS cartridge created that can be played by any 3DS from any country! If we apply this to gaming, we could soon see games being created that are not region locked, whatsoever. All those games from Japan you were never able to play? Yeah. Those. At release. Someday. Someday. -Ryan Baxter
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Oftentimes, if a company cannot move a product well (say, because most people already have the game), they will add something to the product to make it more attractive to any other potential customers. Sometimes, it is extra goodies that pull us in with attractive colors and shape, while other times it is a small credit on your next purchase. Wal-mart is offering content, which is a trend that has just recently sprung to life. What are your prizes for purchasing these games? Well, it depends on your title. Pokémon X will give you a Garchomp to fight with, while Pokémon Y will award you with a Scizor. How do you get these? Well, when you purchase your delicious Nintendo software, you will be given a serial download code that you can use in game to unlock your fighting ally. Maybe this will be the last push you need to pick up the latest adventure in the Pokémon series! -Ryan Baxter
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It is still the year of Luigi, though it is quickly drawing to a close. To remember this momentous occasion, you can now go as far as buying a special controller that will always remind you of our green-hatted friend. That’s right, Nintendo will soon be rolling out a bundle that features the original Wii U title, Nintendo Land, but will also throw in a Wii Remote Plus, all green and Luigi-emblemed. It will be available December Second all throughout North America for the considerably low price of $59.99. -Ryan Baxter
Be sure to keep an eye out for this bundle pack when it comes to the stores around you!
That’s right, with each passing day, we get closer to the ability to store up to 3,000 Pokémon outside of our main games, using these fighters throughout any titles to come in the future and even sharing your little adventurers with future generations. Once you download this 3DS app to your console, you are free to use it however you like for a full month! Seriously, no cost, just so you can see how wonderful and useful the app will be at release. This offer will be available until January 2014, so there is a little bit of a time limit, but not too much of one. If you want to keep your Pokémon online for more than the month, you’ll have to pay somewhere around $5. Here are the exact prices by area.
- Europe - €4.99
- UK - £4.49
- Australia - $6.50
- New Zealand - $8.50
Good for you, UK. -Ryan Baxter
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