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eShop 14th August UK Update

Postby Jonah » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:30 am

It's a barren week where new titles are concerned but Ubisoft are holding a massive eShop sale this week, and even Nintendo have 1 or 2 games on offer. The sale list follows:

Nintendo Life wrote:Special Offers (Wii U)
* Assassin’s Creed III, Ubisoft – £7.99 (€9.99) until 28th August 2014, normally £15.99 (€19.99)
* Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Ubisoft – £9.99 (€14.99) until 28th August 2014, normally £19.99 (€29.99)
* Balloon Fight, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 21st August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £3.49 (€4.99)
* Child of Light, Ubisoft – £7.99 (€9.99) until 28th August 2014, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
* Donkey Kong 3, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 21st August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £3.49 (€4.99)
* Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Black Forest Games – £7.79 (€8.99) until 21st August 2014, normally £12.99 (€14.99)
* Gravity Badgers, Wales Interactive – £3.49 (€3.49) un [...]
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Mario Kart 8 Update Coming Aug 27th

Postby Jonah » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:18 am

Nintendo will be releasing a new DLC update for Mario Kart 8 on August 27th. The new update will add the following features:

> Drivers will now have the option to display the course map on the TV screen during races.

> Users will be able to check out statistics such as their total number of coins accumulated, win-loss record from online play, and their most frequently selected character overall.

> Users will be able to change options of others' Mario Kart TV downloaded highlight reels, such as changing the focus to a new character or event.

> The order of the menu after each race will be changed to "Next Race", followed by "Watch Highlight Reel."

> The game will remember the most recent customised kart settings that were selected, even if the Wii U system is powered down.

> Improvements to stability of connection in online play to enhance the user experience.

> New Mercedes-Benz Karts

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August is National Princess Month

Postby Jonah » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:10 pm

Did you know that August is National Princess Peach month? Neither did I. :OO: I wonder if Nintendo has anything special planned. :) To celebrate I thought I would add video footage of the not so classic platformer 'Super Princess Peach'.



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Wii U Sales Harmed Due To Console's Name

Postby Jonah » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:56 pm

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Former Nintendo Indie boss Dan Adelman thinks that Wii U sales have been sluggish due to the consoles name.

"Wii U is not selling as well as it deserves to," said Adelman. "It has a lot to offer with great games you can't get anywhere else. The value of the GamePad hasn't been justified. But the name Wii U is abysmal. I think that cut sales in half right there."


Is the Wii U name really that bad? The previous console was called Wii and was last generations top selling console. I think the original selling strategy and price point was Nintendo's biggest mistake.
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Happy 25th Birthday Game Boy

Postby Jonah » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:28 pm

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Today is the 25th anniversary of the US launch of Game Boy and this news made me wonder about the time I first purchased a Game Boy. I actually purchased my first Game Boy console second hand from my cousin who lived next door. The first games I ever played was Super Mario Land, Tetris, and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. I even had the magnifier/light add-on. I personally think Wario Land is one of the better Game Boy titles I played. When did you first buy a Game Boy console and which games did you purchase on day 1?
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Today's eShop Releases

Postby Jonah » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:04 pm

Today is Thursday which means there are new titles available on Nintendo's eShop. I've decided to list both EU and USA eShop updates in the same post.

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USA updates

Virtual Console on Wii U
•Mega Man Battle Network

Nintendo eShop on Wii U
•Frederic: Resurrection of Music
•IQ Test
•XType Plus

Deals on Wii U
•Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is having its price permanently reduced to $29.99, down from $39.99 starting on August 4.

Deals on Nintendo 3DS
•Darts Up 3D is $0.99 until August 20.
•Sweet Memories Blackjack is 30% until August 21.
•WAKEDAS is 34% off until August 21.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
•Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot Demo
•Steel Empire
•Tangram Attack

Euro updates

XType Plus (Wii U: PhobosLab, £2.69)
Ice Cream Surfer (Wii U: Dolores Ent., £4.49)
Midtown Crazy Race (Wii U: Jose Varela, £4.49)
Pop'n Twinbee Rainbow Bell Adventures (Wii U Virtual Console: Konami, £5.49)

2048 (3DS: GameOn, £1.19)
Family Kart 3D (3DS: Arc System Works, £4.49)
LEGO Ninjago: Ni [...]
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Nintendo Updates Miiverse Again

Postby Jonah » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:34 pm

Nintendo is putting lots of time into developing its Miiverse service. Today they've added even more features to the service, details of which are below:

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1) On all versions of Miiverse, you can now set a screenshot as your favourite post. Previously you could only set a handwritten post, but now you can set a screenshot too! Open one of your own posts that has a screenshot attached, select the settings button (the spanner icon), choose the "Set Screenshot as Favourite Post" option, and add the screenshot to your profile screen from there. You can remove a favourite post by going to Profile Settings (in the same way that you add and remove handwritten posts).
You can set any screenshot you want from a game, such as a high score or the moment you pulled off an amazing move, so this should provide more flexibility for you to decorate your profile in style!

2) On the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Miiverse, you can now display your favourite communities on your profile. [...]
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