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Pokemon goes mega bro in Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire

Pokemon goes mega bro in Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire

Yo Slowbro, we gotta talk. We notice you're taking hits like a champ in the new trailer for Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire where you Mega-evolve into Mega Slowbro. We see you got these super hig...

By S. Prell on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Azure Striker Gunvolt includes free Mighty No. 9 crossover minigame

Azure Striker Gunvolt includes free Mighty No. 9 crossover minigame

Players who hop on the Azure Striker Gunvolt bandwagon when it launches in the 3DS eShop next week will receive a free bonus minigame that features a playable character from fellow Keiji Inafune proje...

By Danny Cowan on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Upgrade Disney Infinity Wii to Wii U free of charge

Upgrade Disney Infinity Wii to Wii U free of charge

Still on the fence about buying a Wii U? Disney Interactive is offering a new reason to move to Nintendo's latest home console by allowing Disney Infinity players on Wii to upgrade to the Wii U versio...

By Mike Suszek on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Adventure Time: Nameless Kingdom debuts November 21 in Europe

Adventure Time: Nameless Kingdom debuts November 21 in Europe

WayForward's next Adventure Time game, The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, premieres in Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and PC platforms via Steam on November 21, publisher Banda...

By Danny Cowan on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Lego Batman 3 goes Beyond Gotham on November 11

Lego Batman 3 goes Beyond Gotham on November 11

No longer content with striking fear into the hearts of superstitious criminals in the back alleys of his hometown, Batman is branching out to more exotic climes in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Accor...

By Earnest Cavalli on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Link revs up in Mario Kart 8 this November

Link revs up in Mario Kart 8 this November

Link is a playable character in Mario Kart 8 with the "Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8" DLC pack, due out in the UK in November for £7. We're contacting Nintendo of America for more information about a...

By Jessica Conditt on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Zen Studios latest pinball table summons the Walking Dead

Zen Studios latest pinball table summons the Walking Dead

The silver ball maestros at Zen Studios have unleashed another meticulously designed table, this time within the horrific universe of Telltale's The Walking Dead adventure game. Despite its non-linear...

By Earnest Cavalli on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Xenoblade's Shulk confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

Xenoblade's Shulk confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

Xenoblade Chronicles hero Shulk was confirmed for Super Smash Bros. this morning in Japan's Nintendo Direct, giving more credence to the alleged leaked images and videos showing Bowser Jr and the Duck...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
New Nintendo eShop releases: Layton vs Phoenix Wright, Mega Man X3

New Nintendo eShop releases: Layton vs Phoenix Wright, Mega Man X3

There's a good helping of eShop eStuff to tuck into this week, both on Wii U and 3DS. On the portable side, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright features two characters who were born to point together...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Gone Home going to Wii U, says Nintendo manager

Gone Home going to Wii U, says Nintendo manager

For more on Gone Home, check out our review. (The Unite 2014 video is below the break as well as the text from the image for anyone who has difficulty reading it.) Looks like Nintendo let sli...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Nintendo unveils 'new' 3DS, 3DS XL [update]

Nintendo unveils 'new' 3DS, 3DS XL [update]

Nintendo announced 'new' models of the 3DS and 3DS XL during this morning's Direct stream for Japan. The new versions feature a small "C-stick" analog pad on the right hand side above SNES-like colore...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Watch Japan's 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct right here [update: it's over!]

Watch Japan's 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct right here [update: it's over!]

Update: It's over, and the biggest reveal was definitely the new 3DS and 3XL models. Check them out here. You can also watch a replay of the Direct below the break. Today's Nintendo Direct on 3DS game...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
UK takes Metro Redux to the top of the charts

UK takes Metro Redux to the top of the charts

Metro Redux - we can't believe they didn't go with Metro Revival - is the new UK No. 1 this week, overthrowing Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition after one week of glory. Meanwhile, Mad...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Witch stream: Bayonetta 2 gets its own Nintendo Direct tomorrow

Witch stream: Bayonetta 2 gets its own Nintendo Direct tomorrow

It's witch time: Nintendo announced it's doing another of its single-title Direct broadcasts, and this one is for Platinum's Bayonetta 2. The livestream will air tomorrow, September 4 at 3PM PT (6PM E...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Theatrhythm Curtain Call goes a-questing in new trailer

Theatrhythm Curtain Call goes a-questing in new trailer

Square Enix shows off a standout addition to its RPG-themed rhythm game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call in a new trailer released this week. Curtain Call lets players venture out on themed Me...

By Danny Cowan on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Nintendo discounts eShop games starring Smash Bros fighters

Nintendo discounts eShop games starring Smash Bros fighters

With a new Super Smash Bros. entry on the horizon, Nintendo has announced a number of discounts on eShop digital games starring the various iconic characters of the publisher's flagship mascot fighter...

By Earnest Cavalli on Madden 18 Coins PS4
WayForward developing next TMNT game, Danger of the Ooze

WayForward developing next TMNT game, Danger of the Ooze

Activision will publish a new game based on the iconic Ninja Turtles brand called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze, the publisher announced today. The game will slot in between seasons...

By Mike Suszek on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Miyamoto stopped Hyrule Warriors from being more Zelda than Dynasty Warriors

Miyamoto stopped Hyrule Warriors from being more Zelda than Dynasty Warriors

Crossovers must be tricky to develop – which fanbase do you cater specific mechanics to, and how much of each series' flavor do you implement while still making a coherent experience that can stand wi...

By Thomas Schulenberg on Madden 18 Coins PS4
On like Donkey Kong; new champion crowned with record score

On like Donkey Kong; new champion crowned with record score

In 2011, surgeon Hank Chien broke the then-record score for Donkey Kong, and became - for the second time - the world champion of the classic game. But all kings of Kong eventually fall from the Empir...

By S. Prell on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Forget photos, watch the Wii U's new Fatal Frame in action

Forget photos, watch the Wii U's new Fatal Frame in action

Will Fatal Frame: The Black-Haired Shrine Maiden release outside of Japan? We hope so, if only to see scaredy-cats fall backwards as spirits come hurtling towards their GamePads. The Wii U entry hit...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Ubisoft confirms Watch Dogs Wii U for November 18

Ubisoft confirms Watch Dogs Wii U for November 18

Update: Ubisoft confirmed a November 18 release date for Watch Dogs on Wii U. That's for North America, with Europe locked in for November 21. Ubisoft's press release notes users can bring up a "detai...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Dress Felynes as Isabelle, Mr. Resetti in Monster Hunter 4

Dress Felynes as Isabelle, Mr. Resetti in Monster Hunter 4

Isabelle, Animal Crossing: New Leaf's helping-hand extraordinaire, and Mr. Resetti, champion of game resetting ethics, are both potential teammates in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, provided you're willin...

By Thomas Schulenberg on Madden 18 Coins PS4
New Smash Bros. feature boosts damaged players' knockback power

New Smash Bros. feature boosts damaged players' knockback power

Super Smash Bros. has a concept quite different from most fighting games; rather than trying to deplete an enemy's life bar, you're out to increase their damage percentage and send them flying off the...

By S. Prell on Madden 18 Coins PS4
PSA: Smash Bros. requires patch for online, grab QR code here

PSA: Smash Bros. requires patch for online, grab QR code here

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is out today, but challengers will need to grab an update before they can enter the internet arena. There are a couple of ways to access this update for the game we called "t...

By Alexander Sliwinski on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Shin Megami Tensei 4 searches for Samurai in Europe, other regions on October 30

Shin Megami Tensei 4 searches for Samurai in Europe, other regions on October 30

Good news, non-American JRPG fans – your extended wait for Shin Megami Tensei 4 is (probably) almost over! A recent press release from publisher Atlus lists a digital-only release on October 30 for Eu...

By Thomas Schulenberg on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Mighty No. 9 will feature English voice acting thanks to vote

Mighty No. 9 will feature English voice acting thanks to vote

Mighty No. 9, Comcept's spirtual successor to the Mega Man series, will feature English voice acting according to an update on the game's Kickstarter page. A vote which drew more than 20,000 participa...

By S. Prell on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Editor's Note: We Are Always Fighting

Editor's Note: We Are Always Fighting

We are always fighting. The first video game I ever played, Space Invaders, rendered fighting in a sickly green hue, with squid-like aliens descending down the bulbous surface of a beige monitor. As m...

By Ludwig Kietzmann on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Thursday's Nintendo Direct is all about Wii U's Smash Bros.

Thursday's Nintendo Direct is all about Wii U's Smash Bros.

Nintendo is hosting a new livestream event on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. PST), and this one is focused on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The publisher says it will reveal "50 new things" for t...

By Mike Suszek on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley trailer talks farmlife fantasies

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley trailer talks farmlife fantasies

Natsume gets chatty in this narrated trailer for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, giving a detailed overview of what players can expect from the latest entry in its long-running farming simulation seri...

By Danny Cowan on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy issues its final DLC pack

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy issues its final DLC pack

Publisher Square Enix has revealed that yesterday's burst of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call downloadable content is the last planned for the excellent 3DS rhythm game. As with prior DLC relea...

By Earnest Cavalli on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Super Smash Bros. Amiibo figures are part trophy, part protégé

Super Smash Bros. Amiibo figures are part trophy, part protégé

Nintendo is getting into the figurine game with a lineup called "amiibo" (disregard for capitalization included). Set to cooperate with several different games, most prominently this holiday's Wii U v...

By Ludwig Kietzmann on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Return to Excitebike Arena in first Mario Kart 8 DLC

Return to Excitebike Arena in first Mario Kart 8 DLC

Alongside Yoshi's Circuit and Link's Master Cycle, the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack will also include a dirt track inspired by NES motorcycle racing classic Excitebike. For those too young to remember...

By Earnest Cavalli on Madden 18 Coins PS4
UK Charts: CoD Advanced Warfare dethrones FIFA

UK Charts: CoD Advanced Warfare dethrones FIFA

After six weeks unchallenged, even FIFA 15 can't stop Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from taking top spot in the UK. EA's latest sterling factory falls to No. 2, while according to Chart Track, Sledge...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Nintendo mega-busts out another batch of Amiibos [update]

Nintendo mega-busts out another batch of Amiibos [update]

Update: As our post went live, Nintendo of America unveiled a trailer pinning the 11 new Amiibo figures for February 2015. In the video, which you'll find below the break, Nintendo notes "some of our...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Super Smash Bros. ad fits eight players into one huge living room

Super Smash Bros. ad fits eight players into one huge living room

Video game commercials tend to imagine us living and playing in an massive, lush living rooms that don't mesh with reality. Even with a sofa so long you can easily fit five people on it, Super Smash...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Super Smash Bros. 3DS balance patch 1.0.4 blocks old replays

Super Smash Bros. 3DS balance patch 1.0.4 blocks old replays

Though Nintendo recently updated Super Smash Bros. 3DS to version 1.0.3, the House of Mario has announced that a new balance patch, 1.0.4, will soon be available. Details on what exactly the patch mig...

By Earnest Cavalli on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Meet the legendaries of Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Meet the legendaries of Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire

Like previous Pokemon games, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will feature appearances by legendary pokemon, though instead of one, two or three legendaries, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire offer...

By Earnest Cavalli on Madden 18 Coins PS4
GameStop plans pre-Black Friday Family Weekend event

GameStop plans pre-Black Friday Family Weekend event

Because one day of rampant consumerism just wasn't enough, GameStop has announced plans to launch a weekend-long sales event prior to its already revealed Black Friday sales. The ubiquitous games reta...

By Earnest Cavalli on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Watch Dogs Wii U picks up two DLC packs, still no Bad Blood

Watch Dogs Wii U picks up two DLC packs, still no Bad Blood

The newly-released Wii U version of Ubisoft's open-Chicago hacking game Watch Dogs has spawned two DLC content packs, though neither are the meaty Bad Blood mini campaign. The first DLC pack includes...

By Earnest Cavalli on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Joystiq Presents: A Zelda Story

Joystiq Presents: A Zelda Story

Do you remember the first day you played your favorite game? What about the moment you bought that game; what lengths did you go to pick it up? Joystiq's own Reviews Content Director Richard Mitchell...

By Mike Suszek on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Happy birthday, Nintendo DS

Happy birthday, Nintendo DS

Double digits, Nintendo DS! Little two-screened wonder, the machine that rose Nintendo to the heavens rather than the depths of hell, you turned 10-years-old earlier this month. How far you've taken u...

By Joystiq Staff on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review - Locked and Toaded

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review - Locked and Toaded

Toad doesn't get the credit he deserves. He helpfully points you in the right direction whenever the princess is in another castle. His small size is an aerodynamic advantage when you plop him in a...

By Danny Cowan on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire score Pokemon's biggest UK launch

Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire score Pokemon's biggest UK launch

In Brit-news, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire out-debuted Pokemon X and Y by 17 percent, earning the series' biggest launch in UK charts history. The 3DS remakes hit 3 million sales in 3 days ah...

By Sinan Kubba on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Weekend deals include GOG bundles, Shadow of Mordor, Wii U bundles, 3DS XLs

Weekend deals include GOG bundles, Shadow of Mordor, Wii U bundles, 3DS XLs

Should you be looking for a few good gaming deals, this weekend holds plenty of promise. For starters, Good Old Games is finishing off its Big Winter Sale with an encore offering of every daily bundle...

By Thomas Schulenberg on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Bravely Second's Minette Goroneze lets cats out of the jobs bag

Bravely Second's Minette Goroneze lets cats out of the jobs bag

Axes, brass knuckles and the power to summon cats certainly stand as an offbeat arsenal when combined, but maybe Bravely Second newcomer Minette Goroneze is just a trailblazer in battle tactics. Squar...

By Thomas Schulenberg on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Curtain Call DLC channels Chrono Trigger, SaGa, FF14, Secret of Mana

Curtain Call DLC channels Chrono Trigger, SaGa, FF14, Secret of Mana

Just last month, Square Enix released what it stated was the last planned DLC for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. The developer's plans thankfully seem to have changed however, as a report fr...

By Thomas Schulenberg on Madden 18 Coins PS4
Joystiq Streams: Once more, with feeling

Joystiq Streams: Once more, with feeling

Ladies and gentlemen it's time/for all the good that's in you to shine/for all the lights to lose their shade/for all the hate that's in you to fade. Ladies and gentlemen it's time/for the maracas and...

By Anthony John Agnello on Madden 18 Coins PS4