Friday, October 2, 2015

Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot Ends Tomorrow, Cast Your Vote Now!

October 3rd, tomorrow, will be your very last chance to vote in the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot. According to a Reddit poll, Shantae has received the most votes, followed by Shovel Knight and Wolf from Start Fox. It will be interesting to see how close this poll is to the official.

If you haven't cast your vote, you can cast it HERE.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nintendo Confirms Rare amiibo Are Being Restocked at Select Retailers

Did you miss out on picking up a Little Mac, Shulk, Lucario, Greninja, Captain Falcon or Fox amiibo? Than you're in luck! Nintendo has just confirmed that these amiibo will be restocked at select retailers. Other rare amiibo to follow!

"Super Mario Maker" Has Sold Over 1 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo has announced that "Super Mario Maker" has now sold over 1 million copies worldwide. This is impressive since the game launched on the Wii U on September 11th. Nintendo also confirmed that more than 2.2 million courses have been made, so there is differently no lack of content.

This is the 32nd game in the Mario franchise. To date, the Mario franchise has been able to sell more than 310 million units in 30 years. I don't think Nintendo will put Mario to rest any time soon.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spike Chunsoft Plans on Making Games for the Nintendo NX

Game developer Spike Chunsoft has revealed that they plan on making games for Nintendo's next console the NX. During an interview with Esuteru, the developer said that right now they are focusing their efforts on the PS4. Once the NX launches, they want to make games on "Nintendo's new platform." They also said that they would like to develop games on Steam in the near future.

Spike Chunsoft has developed a number of games since they first came about in 2012. This includes the Pokemon Mystery games, J-Stars Victory VS., One Piece: Burning Blood and Conception II. We likely won't hear more about the games Spike Chunsoft is making for the NX until we hear more about the system in 2016.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Check Out the Gaming Historian's Documentary on the Nintendo Power Glove

Ever want to learn more about the Nintendo Power Glove? Well, now you can by checking out the history of this device by watching the video above. The Gaming Historian does a great job breaking down the history of this device. For example, most people know that the glove was released back in 1989 for the NES, but they don't know that it was developed by Mattel and not Nintendo.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"Chibi-Robo Zip Lash" Available For Pre-purchase on the 3DS eShop Today

If your planning on picking up a digital copy of "Chibi-Robo Zip Lash," you can go ahead and pre-purchase the game now from the 3DS eShop. This way, when the game launches later this year, the game will already be installed on your 3DS and ready to go!

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer Wants the Console War to End

You a Nintendo fan? What about a Sony or Xbox? Well, if the head of Xbox Phil Spencer had his way, there would be no console war as he believes it's "hurting" the industry. GameSpot has just recently posted a interesting article with Mr. Spencer. During this interview, he talks a lot about the video game industry and how console wars is unhealthy for the industry as a whole. You can read some of the interview below:

Mr. Spencer said:

“I’ve said before, the one thing that I probably find a little distasteful in the discourse around games is the divisiveness that people try to build between platforms. It becomes more about what piece of plastic I own than what games I’m playing. It becomes more about somebody else failing than the things I love succeeding. I don’t think that’s a good place for our industry. I know that’s not everybody, and it’s easy to find the pockets of that vitriol and kind of think that is gaming, but I’m not going to embrace that. I’m going to actively push against that. People sometimes will make fun of me that I mentioned Sony or I mentioned Nintendo. It’s not to placate anybody or make them think I’m some kind of good guy. My job isn’t really to keep you from buying something else. My job is to make you proud of what we offer, and to give you an enjoyable experience with the product we have. That’s 100% of what I’m focused on.” 
“The things that are keeping me up at night are really all about that, and it’s the great thing about this industry, as I’ve said many times, is you do earn every customer. There’s nothing that I own that makes you have to go buy Halo. You’re going to buy Halo 5 because you love it, or you’re not because you don’t. That’s just a fantastic part of the industry that we’re in, and I fully embrace that. I’m trying to keep our organization and, hopefully, our fans, out of that type of stuff, because I think that’s just incredibly unhealthy for our industry.”
Do you think the console war hurts the industry or do you think it challenges companies to come up with new and creative ideas to better the industry? 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"The Legend of Legacy" Demo is Out Now On the 3DS eShop

If you think you might be interested in getting "The Legend of Legacy," you might want to check out the free demo on the 3DS eShop. This demo covers the prologue as well as the first two dung ones in the game. Best of all, your progress in the game can be transferred to the full version of the game when it launches later this year. The demo is out now!