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Solid Snake might just be coming back to Smash Bros

solidsnake There's a few familiar Smash Brothers characters that have so far been mysteriously missing from the roster of the 3DS and Wii U outings of the game, but Metal Gear's Solid Snake isn't one of them. While definitely a popular character, the consensus amongst fans has been that he probably won't make a comeback, because why would he? Snake hasn't been in his own game on a Nintendo platform in years, and there's no sign that that's going to change. Don't get rid of all your doubts just yet, ...

 

A New Era for Club Nintendo

Club-Nintendo Club Nintendo, which launched in North America in 2008, has been the go to place for Nintendo gamers to get their hands one exclusive Nintendo themed items otherwise not available to the general public. It is also a way of rewarding loyal Nintendo fans. These rewards have always ranged form the practical - a WiiMote holder capable of holding 4 WiiMotes vertically - to the useless. However the rewards have almost always been exclusive, which makes them oddly attractive regardless of what they are.

 

Pokemon Art Academy Hands-on Preview

Pokemon-Art-Academy It's nice to get some hands on time with a game that can be fully appreciated in just a short period. Late last month, I was able to play a number of Nintendo's E3 titles in Toronto, Ontario. Most games would require thirty or forty minutes of playing to fully appreciate, but Pokemon Art Academy was great, even with just a small window of opportunity to try it out.

 
 

Nintendo Posts Quarterly Loss Despite the Success of Mario Kart

nintendo_cover_129x129 Nintendo posted a quarterly loss if 97.2 million dollars despite the success of Mario Kart 8. As I have iterated before, this is further proof that a single title cannot save a console, especially in today's environment. Despite being happy with the success of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo noted that more copies o the game were sold to consumers who already owned a Wii U, and that they sold less new Wii U's than expected. However, Nintendo still hopes to reach their yearly goal of 3.6 million Wii U's.

 

Nintendo Believes in Local Multiplayer. Do you?

Super-Smash-Bros-3DS Earlier this year I snagged a copy of Plants Versus Zombies: Garden Warfare for the 360. I bought it with one purpose in mind: Local multiplayer with my wife. My wife enjoys video games, but is not passionate about them. She is, however, a big fan of Plants versus Zombies; this seemed like the perfect title. Except it wasn't. To my dismay, Garden Warfare did not ship with local multiplayer, or even a way to play with a friend online in competitive play. It was a disappointment for sure, but ...

 

Smash Brothers Recap – All the Announcements from the last few Weeks

newcomers-SuperSmash Super Smash Bros. news seems to be pouring in from everywhere lately. From EVO 2014 to the Nintendo Digital events, we just can’t get enough of Super Smash. Let’s recap some of the biggest news to happen recently in the Smash Brothers universe.

 
 

Club Nintendo Has Dropped the Ball in North America

Club-Nintendo Club Nintendo is an excellent way for Nintendo to keep track of what people think about their games. If you are unfamiliar, Club Nintendo awards gamers points (in North America, they are called coins and in Europe, stars) for purchasing games. In North America, most Wii U games are worth 50-60 coins each with an extra 10 coins awarded when doing a post-play survery - while 3DS games are worth 30-40, with an extra 5 coins for doing the post-play survey. The system is actually great, ...

 

Nintendo to host Super Smash Bros 3DS Tournament at Comic-Con

Super-Smash-Bros-3DS At E3, Nintendo made sure that everyone knew one, very important thing: Super Smash Bros on the Wii U was awesome, and that everyone should buy Super Smash Bros on the Wii U. What was almost forgotten at E3 was that the game would also be releasing on 3DS. Nintendo chose to highlight the Wii U version then, and many questioned what exactly was going on with the 3DS version.

 

Secret Bases Coming to Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

pokemon-3DS Game Freak makes terrific games and finds a way to capitalize on them twice. Whether it was giving some color to the classic - Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue - or making minor changes to the overall game play - like Pokemon Heart Gold and Pokemon Soul Silver - they have given us good reasons to re-buy their titles. In November, Game Freak and Nintendo are doing it again with Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire; this time around, however, the changes are major.

 
 

Miyamoto Sounds off on Zelda Wii U, Poor Sales, Star Fox

miyamoto This past week, the Toronto Sun newspaper was able to sit down for a 45 minute with Nintnedo's own Miyamoto and Bill Trinen. Although I wasn't expecting much from the interview - since E3 had just wrapped up, and everything should have been talked about there - I was surprised by the information that Miyamoto did share. He spoke out about the new Zelda title, poor Wii U sales, and Star Fox.