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Different Levels of Caring: Xbox and Sony vs Nintendo

Nintendo-Wii-U-vs-PS4-vs-XB1 The current generation is made up of three consoles, with each console doing its best to steal sales and finish number one month after month. Different levels of 'trying' are required. Sony and the PS4 are getting sales regardless of what they do; many of Sony's new following have been swayed by statements (not always necessarily true) made about its number one competitor, Microsoft's Xbox One. Microsoft has more work to do than Sony, although almost completely abandoning Kinect has done ...

 

SteamWorld Heist Blasting Onto Devices in Spring 2015

steamworld heist A few weeks back, I reviewed SteamWorld Dig on the Wii U. The game was so fantastic, I've now owned it on multiple different platforms including my Wii U for at home and 3DS for on the road. The game is that good. If you haven't picked it up, stop reading this useless announcement, grab the game and play it, and come back to read this at your convenience. After all, the release date for their next title isn't until Spring 2015.

 

Nintendo Continues Marketing With eShop Super Smashing Sale

Nintendo-Wii-U-eShop_690x374 Nintendo has one more mega hit left in 2014 and they no it. Sure, Hyrule Warriors is huge in Japan,but no one can really believe that it will do similarly as well in the English speaking world. So, why not use Super Smash Bros as a marketing tool. Nintendo has been dropping bombshell after bombshell, and it continued this week with their Super Smashing Sales event happening on the Nintendo eShop for the next few weeks.

 
 

Nintendo are Opening up to Fans

WiiU_Bayonetta2 Nintendo understands that they are in the uphill climb. The first step to recovery: admittance. Thankfully, Nintendo execs are not just sitting on their gold thrones using their millions of dollars to 'get by' until the next Nintendo console launches. They truly believe the Wii U can be turned around, and all their effort as of late has been to market anything and everything coming out for their systems.

 

To Buy or Not To Buy: The Rest of the Nintendo’s 2014 Releases

Hyrule-Warriors Nintendo has huge plans for the next four months, both on 3DS and Wii U. Some big games are coming to both systems, so I figured I would let you in on what is coming, what you should pre-order, and perhaps what you might want to hold off buying.

 

Nintendo Announces lots of Mario Kart 8 DLC

080RedShell It's finally coming, and I can guarantee you already that it will be awesome and definitely worth the purchase. IGN has reported that Nintendo is releasing two separate DLC packages for November 2014 and May 2015. Both packs will have new characters, karts, and tracks. And, as an added bonus, the characters won't all be from the Mushroom Kingdom.

 
 

Disney Infinity 1.0 Free on eShop

Disney-Infinity-Toy-Box-Mode-9_900x506 A few weeks ago, Activision announced that the Wii version of Skylanders Trap Team would have a free download code so that the game could also be played on Wii U. Disney has decided to do something similar, although they are focusing on a game already out, rather than their upcoming release.

 

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, ...

 

Female Link Deserves to be More than just Concept Art

Linkle1 Hyrule Warriors just launched in Japan to much fan fair and Nintendo was quick to make sure a collectors edition was available. Included with the collectors edition was an art book, and inside the art book, an artistic rendition of Link as a female. The caption specifically states that this is a sketch of Link re-imagined as a female, leaving out any possibility that media outlets have misinterpretation the art.

 
 

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.