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Great Deals from Nintendo

Postby Makoto » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:54 am

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Nintendo has recently released a Mario 3D Land themed New Nintendo 3DS. Which includes the title game and two Mario themed faceplates for $149.99. This is a great chance to upgrade to the "new" model for anyone who hasn't already.

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Nintendo took a hiatus on the select brand and has now come back with a double dose. The Nintendo Selects library expanded this past Friday to include hit titles like Animal Crossing New Leaf and The Legend of Zelda The Windwaker. If you haven't tried any of the games featured now is a great time with an MSRP of only $19.99 each.

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I can assure you that Yoshi's Woolly World and Captain Toad are both insanely fun games and are well worth the price alone but coming bundled with a compatible amiibo just sweetens the deal. I've heard great things about Mario Party 10. Though not personally being a fan of the series I've yet to pick it up. But this makes a purchase very tempting. Once again Nintendo is rolling out the incentives to pick up some of th [...]
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Yo-Kai Watch 2 is Coming

Postby Makoto » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:23 pm

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For those of us in North America Yo-Kai Watch 2 is coming on September 30th, 2016. It will be available in two versions titled Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls. Each versions will tell a slightly different story with versions exclusive Yo-Kai. The first print physical copies will include a Yo-Kai Medal which will work with the toy watch from Hasbro. As well as unlock exclusive soultimate moves for Jibanyan in game. The digital versions will come with version exclusive dlc content giving you the chance to befriend a rare Yo-Kai character. Sadly the rest of the world will have to wait until 2017 for the game to be released.
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E3 2016 Update

Postby Jonah » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:35 pm

If you were worried that the only game at E3 would be Zelda Wii U, then you will be happy to know that other games will feature during Nintendo's Treehouse Live Digital Event. Nintendo's main live stream on 14th June will be purely Zelda based, but Treehouse Live's showing on the 15th will include Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE. The 16th June will boast a 'Pokemon Special' event, at the heart of which I'm sure will be more Pokemon Sun and Moon footage. It's interesting to note that Sun and Moon footage will feature at the start of Nintendo's Zelda stream on 14th.

The following information concerning Nintendo's E3 live streams is sourced from Nintendo Life.

Nintendo Treehouse and Developer Broadcast - 14th June at 9am Pacific / noon Eastern / 5pm UK / 6pm CET
The main show from our perspective, which prom [...]
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Pokemon Name Change Debate

Postby Jonah » Tue May 31, 2016 3:50 pm

Translation can be such a difficult work, and it seems that Game Freak's recent efforts to retranslate Pokemon into traditional and simplified Chinese is causing a stir in Hong Kong. Various news outlets have reported that a number of Pokemon fans marched to a Japanese consulate demanding that the name of certain Pokemon be changed, that Pokemon being the infamous Pikachu. Apparently prior to recent translation efforts, Pikachu was 比卡超 (Bei-kaa-chyu), but now He's 皮卡丘 (Pikaqiu). One Chinese gamer in reaction to the change responded by saying, "Pikachu is 比卡超, not 皮卡丘, I hereby vow I will never buy from Nintendo again, unless you finally understand what is Cantonese and the correct Chinese usage." The issue, it seems originates from a current debate in the country surrounding the simplification of Chinese, which some suggest threatens the existence o [...]
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Do you still use Miitomo?

Postby Jonah » Fri May 27, 2016 9:07 pm

I just browsed through some Nintendo based articles and came across one titled, 'Another one bites the dust: Nintendo’s Miitomo hemorrhaging users'. According to the article, current users of the app is now 74% lower than it was at its peak, more than half of its users on a given week won't come back and play it the following week, and Miitomo's average usage is 2.3 times a week.

Personally speaking, I logged onto Miitomo yesterday after a long absence, but that wasn't due to Miitome being a poor app. Of late, I just haven't had enough time to play Nintendo games, and so I had a break from Miitomo as well. I do think it's a shame, however, that Miitomo is simply a Q&A app. It would be nice if users could post messages to other users, or perhaps have their own kind of message wall similar to that on Facebook.

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Nintendo's New Slogan

Postby Jonah » Thu May 12, 2016 7:31 am

Nintendo's rethink over its branding continues. Earlier in the year, Nintendo reverted its main branding back to red and white, and now it has revealed a new slogan.

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Sega Confirms Sega Classics Collection for Europe

Postby Jonah » Wed May 11, 2016 8:42 pm

Sega 3D Classics Collection is heading to Europe! Sega announced its upcoming launch in a 'Sega Central' Youtube show, but there's still no release date as of yet. The compilation features 9 classics Sega titles, and there's also a tenth title which can be unlocked. The nine main titles are Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Maze Walker, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II and Altered Beast. The tenth game which is hidden away can be found by following the instructions found here.

I'm really looking forward to playing this.
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