Nerd Cubed is a Youtube personality that plays a variety of games in wonderfully hilarious videos. In today’s video, Dan, the maker of Nerd Cubed, touched briefly on the fact that he had developed and was ready to publish a video on the game Lego City Undercover but had received an interesting message from Nintendo. Apparently, the end result of their message was that he was not to publish his video promoting the Nintendo game on Youtube. Now, this is a very interesting occurrence as he was planning and ready to present candid, fun gameplay to promote a game that Nintendo created and spent plenty of money on advertisements. Of course, the title has been receiving slightly above average ratings on a multitude of gaming sites so it is possible that Nintendo is slightly ashamed of this title and expected more from it. This could be a reasonable motivation to hid the title from public eyes, right? -Ryan Baxter
May 15, 2013
To celebrate the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3Dfor Nintendo 3DS on May 24, Nintendo is partnering with the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens on Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27) to host an event on the L.A. Zoo grounds. The four-day event will feature fun activities for all members of the family, including an interactive experience at the Campo Gorilla Reserve, various demo stations where attendees can play theDonkey Kong Country Returns 3D game and coupon giveaways for $5 off the game at participating GameStop retail stores. For the weekend, the gorilla area will be temporarily renamed the “Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at Campo Gorilla Reserve.”
“Fans will get a chance to spend time with Donkey Kong and some of his friends from the animal kingdom at the L.A. Zoo this Memorial Day weekend,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “They’ll be able to experience a fun day with Nintendo at the zoo and play Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.”
One of the weekend’s main events, a “Donkey Kong Interactive Experience,” allows visitors to watch L.A. Zoo staff feed the real-life gorillas from giant cardboard barrels that are inspired by the barrels featured in the video game. This friendly, educational activity is a one-of-a-kind experience for families and a treat for the gorillas. In addition to the feeding, there will be opportunities for fans to take pictures with the costumed Donkey Kong character around the zoo.
“Our gorillas have never had a visit from a celebrity of Donkey Kong’s stature,” said John R. Lewis, director of the Los Angeles Zoo. “All the planned activities for the weekend fit perfectly in line with the family-friendly environment of the zoo, as well as bring awareness to the animals in the gorilla reserve.”
The original Donkey Kong Country Returns game has been rebuilt from the ground up for ease-of-play on Nintendo 3DS. Players control iconic character Donkey Kong as he runs, jumps, blasts, rides and pounds his way through a series of beautiful, challenging, side-scrolling levels. The upcoming game is optimized for portable play and features a new mode, eight additional levels and stunning 3D graphics.
The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90027. The event will run May 24-27.
Source: Gaming Charged
Remember when we told you about the new Pokémon themed 3DS XL on its way to Japan? Well, it has been officially confirmed that it is indeed based on the much-loved Eevee. You can check out what the new design will look like in the image above. It is still unknown as to whether Nintendo plans on releasing this handheld outside of Japan, since even there, it will only be available via a special lottery. This would be a fantastic system to release bundled with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, alongside the Charizard design, which also hasn’t made it outside of Japan.
Would you buy this new Eevee 3DS? Let us know! -Greg Boe (admin)
Source: My Nintendo News
Four Brand-New Pokémon, the New Region, and Official Package Art Revealed for the First Time
May 14, 2013
When Pokémon fans begin their thrilling 3D adventure inPokémon X or Pokémon Y this October, they will be transported into an entirely new region called Kalos. A mysterious place that is shaped like a star, Kalos is a region where players will encounter beautiful forests, thriving cities, and many never-before-seen Pokémon. The central city of this breathtaking region is Lumiose City, a metropolis featuring a tower that is set to become an iconic structure in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
While exploring the Kalos region, Trainers will encounter many new Pokémon that they can battle, catch, and add to their Pokédex. A Trainer is only as good as the Pokémon he or she befriends. Seven new Pokémon debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were introduced earlier this year—and today, four additional Pokémon are being revealed for the first time. These Pokémon add to the more than 640 Pokémon that have been encountered in previous games.
- The cowardly Pokémon Helioptile, a Normal- and Electric-type Pokémon, can generate enough electricity through sunbathing to power machinery. But wise Trainers won’t be deterred by Helioptile’s lack of bravery. It knows Parabolic Charge, a brand-new move where Helioptile attacks everything around it. Helioptile’s HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.
- Fletchling, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, sings with a beautiful chirp that is sure to delight any Trainer. Although it is known to be very friendly, Fletchling will suddenly unleash relentless attacks once it’s in battle. For example, when it uses its Fire-type move Flame Charge in battle, in addition to doing damage, Fletchling’s Speed increases every time.
- With a leaf always in its mouth and an intimidating glare that is rarely effective, Fighting-type Pokémon Pancham shows its playful side when it lets out a little smile when its head is pat. Pancham can learn a brand-new move, Parting Shot, which not only lowers an opponent’s Attack and Special Attack, but also allows Pancham to switch out for another Pokémon in a Trainer’s party during battle.
- Pokémon X and Pokémon Y introduce a new method of transportation—riding the brand-new Pokémon, Gogoat. This large Grass-type Pokémon is a reliable way to travel certain parts of Lumiose City. In battle, it can use Horn Leech to recover HP equal to half the damage dealt by this move.
These brand-new Pokémon and others caught in the Kalos region will be added to a player’s Pokédex that, for the first time, will be divided into three unique areas within the region. There is much to explore in the Kalos region, and many Pokémon to encounter when Pokémon X and Pokémon Y debut worldwide this October. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nintendo’s victory in a patent infringement case brought by Motiva, LLC against Nintendo at the International Trade Commission. The Court of Appeals agreed with the ITC that Motiva had failed to satisfy the agency’s domestic industry requirement. The ITC had also ruled that Nintendo did not infringe Motiva’s patents.