Monday, July 21, 2014

Atlus Sale on the 3DS eShop

We all know that Atlus loves their sales and right now they got some good ones on the 3DS eShop. Right now you can pick up "Devil Survivor Overclocked" for $14.99, "Shin Megami Tensei IV" for $24.99, "Shin Megami Tensei: Soul Hackers" for $14.99 and "Code of Princess" for $14.99.

I am a bigger fan of buying the physical copies, but if you have been waiting to pick these up, this sale is just too good to pass up. Do you plan on picking any of these up?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Son of a Glitch" Featuring "Super Mario Bros. 3"

If you like "Super Mario Bros. 3" and you like glitches, you may want to check out this episode of "Son of a Glitch." It features some fun glitches that you can easily pull off in the game as well as some that are ... well ... not so easy.

Friday, July 18, 2014

GameStop Launches Their Gift Card Exchange Service

Have you ever got a gift card to a store that you just don't shop at? Have you ever wished you could just exchange that gift card for a GameStop gift card? Now you can! Just recently, GameStop launched their Card Exchange service. Here you can choose from a list of tons of stores, enter in your gift card number and receive a GameStop gift card by email. It is the prefect way to get rid of some of those gift cards you may have laying around.

The list of stores that you can exchange gift cards from is huge, but some of them include: Target, Wal-mart, Stables, The Body Shop, Toys R Us, Starbucks and much more. You can check out there Card Exchange website HERE.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Koei Tecmo Announces "Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden" for Wii U

Just earlier today Koei Tecmo showed off a live-stream of Fatal Frame V, which is coming out for the Wii U. The game is called "Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden." The game is going to take place in a mountainous area and will focus a lot on the fear of water. In this game, players will use their GamePad to take pictures. This adds to the horror factor by giving the player another field of vision.

"Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden" is scheduled to come out on the Wii U on September 27 in Japan. there has been no word yet if this game would be released outside of Japan. That being said, these games are usually pretty popular in America, so I would be shocked if it does not eventually make its way stateside. You can check out a trailer for the game above.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nintendo Announces the Platinum and Gold Member Status Rewards for Club Nintendo

Nintendo of American has official announced the Platinum and Gold member status rewards. This year there are no physical items. Instead, Nintendo is giving out digital downloads. Platinum members can choose from the full selection of games, while Gold members can only choose between a few.

The full list of games can be viewed below. It is not that I am totally against Nintendo giving out digital games as the rewards for being Platinum or Gold, after all they don't have to give out anything, but I would have liked to see a slightly better selection. As being a Platinum member, I already own a number of these games:
Platinum Only:

  • Game and Wario – Wii U
  • NES Remix – Wii U
  • Earthbound – Wii U
  • Dr. Luigi – Wii U
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D – 3DS
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle – 3DS
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western – 3DS
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move – 3DS

Platinum and Gold:

  • Ice Climber – Wii U
  • Kid Icarus – Wii U
  • Super Mario Bros. – Wii U
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Wii U
  • Donkey Kong 3 – 3DS
  • Wario Land 2 – 3DS
  • Metroid – 3DS
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – 3DS

Did you reach Platinum or Gold status? If so, which game do you  plan on picking up?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Chubbins" Developer Dahku Announces "Soon Shine" for the Wii U eShop

The two-man indie team Dahku, the same team that made Chubbins, is getting ready to release their second Wii U eShop title. The game is called "Soon Shine" and mixes puzzle and action game elements together.

In this game, players will be attempting to fight off hoards of spirits who are trying to devour the energy of the sun and moon. The game is played completely on the Wii U GamePad using touch and swipe controls. On the surface the game looks easy, but in order to build up score-busting combos you will need to plan your attack and come up with a strategy.

The game keeps things fresh by allowing players to grab some helpful items in the shop and by allowing them to acquire new backdrops and music. The game is currently under review by Nintendo and is scheduled for a mid-August launch. The game will be priced at $1.99.

Be sure to check out the trailer for the game above or check out the developer's website HERE.

Live Streaming of Fatal Frame for Wii U Coming July 17th

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have announced that there will be a live streaming of Fatal Frame for the Wii U via NicoNico. This stream will not only cover information about the Fatal Frame franchise in general, but it will also be a chance for the developers to finally show off the upcoming Wii U game

The stream will start on July 17th at 12:30 AM in New York and 5:30 AM in London

Sakurai Says Lucina and Marth Play Different in "Super Smash Bros."

Yesterday, Sakurai announced new characters for "Super Smash Bros." After seeing the release, gamers started to worry that Lucina and Marth would control the same. Sakurai has taken to Miiverse to ensure everyone that the two characters are different. Here is what he had to say:

“Along with Robin, Lucina joins the battle!! Her physical ablilites are identical to Marth’s–it must be in her D.N.A. However, where Marth’s power is concentrated in the tip of the sword, Lucina’s attack strength is balanced throughout the weapon, which might make her easier to control. She’s also a little bit shorter than Marth.”

“With the Wii Fit Trainers, the male and female Robins, the Villagers, and Little Mac, varying their appearances and voices works just like selecting alternate color variations. However, whenever there is even a small difference in abilities, that character gets an actual roster slot. That is why you can select Lucina individually.”

“By the way…there’s probably no chance you’ll be able to see this in the game, but Lucina has the mark of Naga in her left eye.”

So there you have it. Both characters control slightly differently. It may not be apparent to everyone at first, but hardcore Smash players are bound to feel the difference right away.