Tag Archives: Nintendo

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire get new mega-details and features

Pokémon! My heart’s so pure, my courage will see us through. You teach me and I’ll teach you and oh why is Geoff standing outside my office with a spiked baseball bat while I sing these songs today? Pooooooooookémon!

Tomodachi Life Review – An Aleutian of life

This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can - then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace.

Mega Metagross joins Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

More like Mega-Gross, am I right? While that term is usually used to describe my laundry basket on a Saturday morning, it looks like Mega-Evolutions are indeed making a splash attack in the Pokémon remakes of Ruby and Sapphire. Hit the jump to see what the heavy metal Pokémon Metagross looks like with some added Darwinism.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire adds secret bases

We were chatting the other day about how October has an insane amount of high profile games coming out. I honestly have no idea how we’re going to even review them all. But we would most certainly try. And then I remembered. We had forgotten about Pokémon. The handheld behemoth of an adventure series that can take easily 20 hours to finish properly for a review. I’m already crying. But at least I’ll have a ‘secret base’ when the game arrives.

Check out Nintendo’s Code Name S.T.E.A.M. gameplay

During E3, I was invited to a special Nintendo round table during which time they revealed Code Name S.T.E.A.M. - a new strategy game for the 3DS. Now Nintendo has released a very condensed version of that event, and you can see some of the gameplay.

Meet the new evolutions of the Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire remakes

Last year’s Pokémon X and Y shook things up a bit in the battle department with Mega-Evolutions. Tremendous boosts of power that could be activated during a fight, the game had many a player yelling out “OVER 9000”. But that was last year. Say hello to the in-season precursor of that system, Primal Reversion.

Link with friends in the new Zelda?

Hyrule Warriors is on its way. In fact, a bunch of games are coming to the Wii U that will make me dust off that console - Nintendo came out strong for E3 and I have a good feeling about their new offerings. Of course interest is piqued for the new Zelda game, and it just might have a feature you all have wanted for a long time.

E3 2014 – Splatoon hands-on preview

Nintendo announced a new IP during their Nintendo direct, making many gamers pay attention. This isn't another Mario game, but it certainly is a ton of fun, and may just make you need a Wii U.

Mario Kart 8 quadruples Wii U sales

Nintendo’s been banking on Mario Kart to help revitalise the Wii U. It’s one of those games that just has the power to shift Nintendo hardware. And it it looks like it’s done just that, boosting Wii U sales significantly.

E3 2014 – Nintendo reveals Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Nintendo's 3DS just keeps selling like hot cakes, and if the E3 population is anything to go by, every gamer and his mother has one. Now they have revealed an all new IP, and it will make many of you ridiculously happy.

Nintendo’s winning E3 Digital Event – a recap

Yesterday, I asked who “won” E3. I was dismissive in the comments there about Nintendo’s as-yet unseen digital presentation, brushing it off entirely. As much of a Nintendo fan as I am, even I’ve become a bit disillusioned – and I expected nothing. I was wrong. Nintendo’s digital event was more adorable, more personal and more entertaining than all of the press conferences – and yes, they even announced a brand new IP. If I didn’t already own a Wii U, after yesterday, I’d want to.

Watch Nintendo’s special E3 event, right here!

The big press conferences are done, but that doesn’t mean it’s all over. In the pas, Nintendo would be hosting its own conference about now, but in recent times they’ve taken to eschewing the conferences in favour of special editions of its Nintendo Direct. You can watch that right here at 6pm South African time.

Candy Crush Saga has made more cash than Nintendo in 2014

There’s a ton of cash in mobile gaming. Provided that the masses all focus on your game before the inevitable clones arrive. Take for instance, Candy Crush Saga owner King. That game has made hundreds of millions so far. And it’s still drawing in the big bucks, even beating renowned gaming giants such as Nintendo when it comes to pure cash comparisons.

Pokémon X and Y players to get a new Vivillon after 100 million trades

Want to know how big Pokémon is around the world? Well here’s a number that will get your head spinning: According to Nintendo, over 90 million Pokémon have been traded so far. That’s a damn big record for the franchise, and one that will probably stretch to a 100 million soon. And to get the ball rolling, Nintendo is offering an incentive.

If Nintendo embraced equality

As much as we might have a great deal of love for Nintendo, the lazygamer crew is seriously tired of the backwards mentality of the company. They no longer innovate or push the envelope, and their whole controversy with Tomodachi Life was ridiculous. So what would it be like if they were different?