That's right, you can get the latest and greatest Pokemon game without using Thief. In fact, it is your reward for entering the 3D era. Now maybe Darryn will finally splurge on that 3DSXL to make his tiny hands look even smaller - everyone should catch this deal.
Nintendo spent so much energy focusing on Luigi last year, hoping that shifting attention away from the red brother would have a correlating affect on their bank accounts. Surprising almost no one, it did little to boost the sales of Nintendo games and particularly the Wii U. Now Luigi's year is coming to an end - I wonder what the new year will bring.
On this day of commercially designated romance, we're meant to celebrate our love for that special someone. I don't celebrate it, but Darryn will spend the day rubbing chocolate all over his left hand. So what about our gaming platforms? Do you stick to just one, or are you a true, um, "player"?
If you live in Europe or anywhere south of the Equator and you’re one of those children or child-like adults who has to catch them all you’ve probably been waiting rather patiently for Nintendo to release the Pokémon Bank. Your wait is over.
For many people, Nintendo’s Wii U is just not next-gen enough. Some (wrongly) believe it can’t even compare to the Ps3 and Xbox 360. If Nintendo wants to stay in the game, they need a system that can compete with the PS4 and Xbox One. They’re most likely busy with Research and Development on new systems right now. These are probably not the specs for those systems.
Nintendo’s top-selling DS handheld was plagued with piracy thanks to a bunch of flash carts, like the infamous R4 and its myriad clones. They made it ridiculously easy for people to download DS games and run them on their consoles without any hardware modification. It’s not quite that simple with the 3DS, though there is a flashcart that enables piracy. And some users are finding the thing to be bricking their consoles.
Nintendo’s Wii U really is a world of trouble. The Japanese company had, for a long time, forecasted 9 million units in sales for the 2013 financial year, which ends on March 31 this year. It’s now significantly lowered those expectations.
The NPD numbers are out for December, and while there are plenty of caveats that we can point out, the reality is that Xbox One beat the PS4 in December sales. However, there was an even bigger winner - not just for December but for all of 2013.
Mini game collections can be difficult to review. Do you base your score on the quality of the games? Do you set your standards lower because it's a mini game collection? We all know Mario Party has been done to death, so what's changed in Island Tour for the 3DS?
I have to admit, I'm a huge fan of misdirection. I love it when a game (or a book or even a movie) starts off in one direction, lures you in, and while you're confident that you have a fair understanding of its motives, it rattles your cage. It leaves you in a state of contemplation. It's not as simple or as mundane as a lazy plot-twist, but rather the art of hiding deeper philosophical questions behind a façade of simplicity. Spec Ops: The Line hid a deeper message under the guise of “a military shooter,” and in similar fashion Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies takes on the legal profession.
In a strange design decision, up until now the Wii U and 3DS used different account systems. This meant that you eShop accounts, or even games you could cross-play, were completely separate. Now, at last, Nintendo has announced a cross-platform account system.
I’ve slowly been getting back into anime this past year. One such show which brought me back to the world of giant awkward sweat drops and screaming power-ups is Attack on Titan. It’s not a perfect anime, but when it shines, it does so magnificently. Here’s a look at the gameplay for the upcoming game based on giant-slaying.
It seems crazy to think back now to when the 3DS was being released and thinking that Nintendo may have missed the boat on this one and that the device may not find a market.
The Nintendo 3DS is pretty much the one console where graphics take a backseat to gameplay. That being said, Pokémon X and Y looks like it’s just going to pop off the little screen when it launches. Pity that 3D has a few limitations.
If there's one thing that really irritates me, it's a lack of unified account management. In a digital world, I must say that I expect it and was very surprised that my 3DS and Wii U could not share information about who I am and what games I possess. Apparently, Nintendo is aware of this issue - but that doesn't mean they're going to fix it.