Sonic amiibo Giveaway!

SonicWe’re giving away a Sonic amiibo to one lucky reader! Click the image above to enter or follow this link:

Sonic amiibo Giveaway!

There are multiple ways to earn entries, make sure to follow all the steps for the maximum amount of entries and good luck!

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Meta Knight amiibo Unboxing

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So I’ve been caught with a bug, it’s called amiibola and my life has been spiraling out of control for these damn Nintendo collectibles. I was lucky enough to snatch myself one of the rare retailer exclusive amiibo, Meta Knight. So, for your viewing pleasure I cobbled together a little unboxing video.

Let’s Play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Nintendo was nice enough to send us a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U early and we’ve been busy beating each other to a pulp. Leading up to the launch we’ll be playing tons of Smash and making videos. Which modes or characters do you want to see in glorious HD. Let us know and we’ll try to get more videos and stream on Twitch before the launch on Nov. 21.

Classic Mode Play Through:

Create your own Mario Levels with Mario Maker – E3 2014

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For the first time ever, anyone can create 2D Mario levels using the Wii U GamePad controller. Making courses is easy, simply use the GamePad touch screen to easily drag and drop elements in your levels. Players can instantly playtest and edit their creations on the fly. With the tap of an icon, you can even switch the visual style between classic 8-bit Super Mario Bros and the HD world of New Super Mario Bros U. Mario Maker definitely looks like a unique title, check out the screenshots and trailer below.

Trailer:
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via Wii U – Mario Maker E3 2014 Announcement Trailer – YouTube.

Nintendo E3 Digital Event is Today at 9 AM PT E3 2014

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Visit e3.nintendo.com at 9 a.m. PT to watch the Nintendo Digital Event livestream. In the meantime, be sure to visit the site regularly for the latest E3 updates and announcements.

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

EA Press Conference E3 2014

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We’re about to kick off the EA press conference, you can watch it live on Spike TV or stream it from www.ea.com/e3 and www.twitch.tv/ea.

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

E3 2014 Press Conferences

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It’s that time again, we’re on the eve of the biggest Video Game conference in North America. E3 starts the hype train tomorrow with a full day of press conferences from the all the major industry players. Luckily we can watch all the announcements safe from our cozy homes and avoid the filthy streets of LA (obviously I kid, I’m still sad that I can”t be there this year). Check out the schedule below and links to all the major press conferences.

Microsoft 9:00 a.m. Monday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. PT
You can stream the Xbox Press Confernce live beginning on June 9 at 9:00 AM PT with pre-show coverage on Xbox.com, and Xbox Live. You can also watch the press conference on Spike TV at 9:30 AM PT. Also, immediately after the press conference you can watch the Post Show at 11:15 AM PT over on Twitch.tv/xbox.

EA 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 9 at 12 p.m. PT
You can watch the EA press conference live on Spike TV or stream it from www.ea.com/e3 and www.twitch.tv/ea.

Ubisoft 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 at 3 p.m. PT
Watch the Ubisoft conference live at www.twitch.tv/ubisoft or www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcu6PBvshoM.

Sony 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 at 6 p.m. PT
Watch PlayStation’s E3 Press Conference live on www.ustream.tv/ps4 and us.playstation.com.

Nintendo 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10 at 9 a.m. PT
Nintendo’s event will be on Tuesday morning, visit e3.nintendo.com at 9 AM PT to watch the Nintendo Digital Event livestream.

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Mario Kart 8 New Trailer, Screenshots, Wii U Bundle Info and FREE Game Promo!

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One month from today, Mario Kart 8 will be driving players wild with anti-gravity racing action. To get people revved up for the Wii U game, Nintendo released a new Nintendo Direct video that announced some additional news nuggets, including a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, a free downloadable game offer for Wii U owners who buy Mario Kart 8, details about online features, cool new characters and devastating new items.

Trailer:

Some of the new information announced today included:

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle: People who don’t yet own a Wii U system will find it easy to get in on the action. On May 30, Nintendo is releasing the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set bundle that includes a Wii U Deluxe Set system, a Mario Kart 8 game, a red Mario Wii Wheel accessory and a red Mario Wii Remote Plus controller, all at a suggested retail price of just $349.99.

Get a Free Digital Game: People who buy Mario Kart 8 and register the game with Club Nintendo before July 31 will receive a free Nintendo eShop download code for an additional Wii U game. Players can grow their Wii U digital game collections by choosing from one of these well-received Wii U games: New Super Mario Bros. UPikmin 3The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD or Wii Party U. That’s a two-for-one deal featuring some of the all-time great Wii U games. This offer also applies to people who get the game in the Mario Kart 8 bundle or digitally in the Nintendo eShop.

Online Multiplayer: Up to 12 players can race together online in four different multiplayer modes, as long as everyone has a broadband Internet connection. Like to trash-talk your friends while you’re preparing for a race? You’re in luck! Mario Kart 8 lets players chat with one another in the lobby area using the Wii U GamePad microphone or text phrases as they wait for their friends to join. Players also can create public or private tournaments for which they specify the day of the week, the time and the rules. Per tradition, players will be able to race against ghost data from friends or even the top 10 worldwide racers. They can try to beat them or just pick up a few tips and tricks from studying the best. If you beat the development team’s ghosts, you’ll get cool stamps for use in Miiverse posts.

Mario Kart TV: As previously announced, players can watch their highlight racing reels, rewind them, play them in slow motion or upload them to Miiverse. They can watch the world’s most popular highlight reels and comment on them. But players with Google accounts can also upload their reels directly to their YouTube channels.

New Items: Items are what make Mario Kart games so balanced. No matter how skilled racers are, they’re just a blue Spiny Shell away from disaster. A well-timed item can also turn defeat into victory in an instant. The new Super Horn blows away all other items – literally. Sounding the Super Horn issues forth a sonic shock wave that blasts away everything in the vicinity, including other drivers, Red Shells and even blue Spiny Shells. It’s a potent asset, especially for drivers trying to maintain their lead. Mario Kart 8 also introduces the Crazy Eight, a swirl of eight different items that lucky players can use one by one.

New Racers: Two new playable female characters make their debut appearances in Mario Kart 8. New heavyweight driver Pink Gold Peach glows with a golden light and makes a nice counterpart to Metal Mario. Baby Rosalina shows up for a play date with other Baby characters. As in past Mario Kart games, players can again choose to play as their Mii characters, which rounds out the field of racers to an even 30.

Mario Kart 8 is now available for pre-order at major retailers throughout Canada. A deposit may be required for pre-orders. See individual retailers for details. For more information about Mario Kart 8, visit http://mariokart8.nintendo.com.

Watch the whole presentation below:

 

Screenshots:

via Press Release

The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Anniversary Edition is Free This Weekend!

 

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This weekend, from Thurs Jan 30- Sunday Feb 2nd at 11:59pm (PST) Nintendo has announced they are giving away eShop copies of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Editions for free on the 3DS and 2DS. Just log into the eShop from your 3DS or 2DS handheld and you can download this fantastic game all for the very low price of FREE!

You can get more information Here.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DaynCody

Yoshi’s New Island, New Gameplay Video

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This new gameplay video for Nintendo’s new 3DS Yoshi dropped over the weekend, and I am just getting around to hanging it up for you fine folks. I was a huge fan of the original for the Super Nes, and I have high hopes for this new one, luckily so far they look like they are nailing it! So take a look at the new gameplay video below and fingers crossed this turns out well.

Yoshi’s New Island will be out on March 14, 2014 for the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody