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Nintendo Download: Week of January 5th

The first week of the year offers up some slim pickings on the eShop. Pokemon Snap for the N64 is available on the Wii U Virtual Console and that’s really the biggest release of the week. Only a handful of indie games to check out. My Nintendo has some deals on a few Kirby games so if you’re interested in picking up something like Kirby’s Epic Yarn for Wii U or Yoshi’s Woolly World a little cheaper you might spend some of those platinum and gold coins to do that.

As always head past the break for the full list of games and deals available.

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Nintendo Download: Week of December 29th

It’s a pretty light week in the eShop this week with only a couple of Virtual Console releases to speak of. Mario Kart 64, the first game ever to feature the blue shell, makes the move to the Wii U Virtual Console and Castlevania Dracula X makes its way to the New 3DS. That’s it. That’s all you’ve got. However, if you are in the … Continue reading Nintendo Download: Week of December 29th

2016 Year In Review – Shannon’s Top 10 Games

As we sit in the final week of the year, it’s time to look back and reflect on everything I’ve put my hands on throughout 2016. There’s quite a mixture of things to run down in my list and at least one good suggestion for any reader out there. Sit back, relax and judge me as I run down my top 10 games played in 2016. … Continue reading 2016 Year In Review – Shannon’s Top 10 Games

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2016 Year In Review – Tony’s Top 10 Games

This year saw my game intake go down quite a bit. I still played a lot of games, but not nearly as many as I have in the past. I also saw an uptake in games being played on Nintendo system this year compared to the last couple. I put a focus on Nintendo releases and tried to highlight as many of those as I could. As a result there are more “Nintendo” games on my list this year despite there being a downturn in the number of games being released on their main console platform, the Wii U. The 3DS was where I spent most of my time this year. I played twice as many games on the 3DS this year than I did any other system.

Let’s see how my list for this year turned out. Unlike my predictions for last year this list is not dominated by PS3 titles. Seven titles were exclusive to Nintendo platforms and three of them were titles I played on PS4. Let’s see how things turn out.

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Nintendo Download: Week of December 22nd

It’s eShop download day. This week that means you can get the 4th installment of the Shantae series on Wii U. This is a platforming series from WayForward that started back on the Game Boy Color. The most recent game was a successful Kickstarter campaign. In addition to Shantae there are a few other games on sale. Mario Party 2 for the N64 hits the … Continue reading Nintendo Download: Week of December 22nd

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New Dragon Quest XI Footage Shown Off By Square Enix

I will just eat up any new information about the Dragon Quest series that you give me.  Square Enix showed off some new parts of Dragon Quest XI earlier today.  First was the introduction video from the game.  Here you’ll get to see many of the playable characters in action, a couple of different interactions with the hero and what I can only assume is the … Continue reading New Dragon Quest XI Footage Shown Off By Square Enix

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My Nintendo Adds Super Mario Run Related Content

My Nintendo has been updated today with a load of new Super Mario Run related content. First up is twelve new missions, six of them pictured above. These rewards will earn you coins for completing missions in-game. This is, I hope, an indication that we’ll see more game specific My Nintendo missions in the future after the release of Switch. Also there are some Super … Continue reading My Nintendo Adds Super Mario Run Related Content

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Dragon Quest VIII Introductory Trailer

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King originally came out way back in 2005 on the Playstation 2 here in North America. Bonus fact: it was the first game in the series to feature the Dragon Quest name as all the previous entries in the franchise here featured the Dragon Warrior title that was originally used to get around a copyright issue. As such … Continue reading Dragon Quest VIII Introductory Trailer

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Beautiful Minecraft Now On Sale

Minecraft has been the outlet for a huge amount of creativity.  There have been so many creative builds from recreations of famous sports venues to popular science fiction spacecraft or 1:1 recreations of real-world cities. This new book, called Beautiful Minecraft, puts together a selection of some very impressive Minecraft builds.  They’re built mostly on PC with the help of third party programs to help … Continue reading Beautiful Minecraft Now On Sale

Reggie Shows Jimmy Fallon Switch

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bigger geek out moment than Jimmy Fallon last night. Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime was on the show to show off Super Mario Run, which hits iOS on the 15th of this month. Jimmy couldn’t hold back his excitement of getting to try out the game and then when Reggie said he had a surprise for Jimmy … Continue reading Reggie Shows Jimmy Fallon Switch