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NES Remix 2
Review by: Matt Mirkovich
Matt gets all nostalgic for the classics in NES Remix 2. READ FULL REVIEW...
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Review by: Sean Colleli
This is one of the best 2D platformers you'll probably ever play, and that might not be enough anymore. READ FULL REVIEW...
NES Remix
Review by: Sam Stewart
Get your fill of 8-bit gaming in this NES/Warioware crossover gone unexpectedly right. READ FULL REVIEW...

Multiplayer in Watch Dogs looks crazy good

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Ubisoft has put forth a video showing about 9 minutes of Watch Dogs' multiplayer aspect. The game actually seamlessly connects the single player and multiplayer game in a fun way. You can see the various ways you can get into multiplayer with a friend or friends in the video. 

I really love how your friends can appear as NPCs in your game and you can initiate a multiplayer game with them. You don't have to get into some other mode to do so and it's this smooth transition from single player to multiplayer and vice versa that has peaked my interest.

Both team and single player online portions are shown and each look fun in its own way. I'm really excited for this game to come out and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

News Roundup - 04/22/2014

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The Slow Mo Guys fire a cannon and channel their inner Black Flag

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See, the problem with destruction is that it often happens too quickly. Boom. Done. 

Quick is boring. Which is why I'm thankful for the Slow Mo Guys. Here they take a cannon—like, a cannonball cannon—and shoot a stack of fruity drinks, filming all of it with high-speed cinema cameras. It's lovely.

And if you've played Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, then you know the satisfying feeling you get when you launch a full broadside of cannons on an enemy and it cuts to that slow-motion third-person camera angle before you chew up the enemy's hull. That's the feeling the Slow Mo Guys' video evokes.

Child of Light dev diaries: a living painting

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Nintendo might have less than a clue about keeping solid retail titles in the pipeline for Wii U, but the console's digital library is surprisingly robust. Even big publishers like Ubisoft are recognizing the console's strength for downloadable titles, like their upcoming RPG Child of Light. Inspired by classic turn based RPGs of the 16-bit era, the game is styled like a living watercolor. It's nice to see that Ubi hasn't completely abandoned Wii U, as I'm most excited to play Child of Light and future projects from UbiArt on Nintendo's home console.

News Roundup - 04/21/2014

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Amazon Gold Box deals all video games today

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Amazon is running a very decidedly gold-box deal for video games today. It started this morning with Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox 360, and will include headsets, Skylanders figurines and other games throughout the day. Take a gander at the times and what products will be deeply discounted when they are on the clock.

 


Weekend News Roundup - 04/20/2014

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News Roundup - 04/17/2014

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Golden Sun now available on the Wii U Virtual Console

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Nintendo has been bringing great GBA games to the Wii U Virtual Console every week, and this week is no exception. This weeks Virtual Console update includes some big name releases, but Golden Sun is the one that excites me most. One of the best games on the GBA, Golden Sun is a modern classic of the genre with a great story and interesting combat system that revolves around Djinn, creatures that give you stats, abilities, and even powerful summons. If you have never played Golden Sun before it is a no brainer for only $7.99. 

This weeks other eShop and Virtual Console releases are as follows:

Super Mario Bros. 3 for Wii U and 3DS: $4.99

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity for Wii U: $6.99

Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure for Wii U: $6

My First Songs for Wii U: $9.99

Bit Boy!! Arcade for 3DS: $7.99

Smash Cat Heroes for 3DS: $3.99

LEGO The Hobbit for Wii U: $49.99

Source: ign.com

News Roundup - 04/16/2014

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News Roundup - 04/15/2014

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Princess Peach Wii Remote is pretty in pink

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Nintendo previously released Mario and Luigi themed Wii Remotes but now they're adding a royal touch to the collection. The new Princess Peach Wii Remote is styled in the princess's signature colors, with a crown icon silk-screened on it instead of Mario's customary "M" logo. I particularly like the color of the buttons and D-pad. Now all they need is a blue Toad-themed controller so you can host a color-coded Mario 3D World party.


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Pepsi augments reality, throws meteors, aliens, and attacking robots at bus commuters

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If you'll pardon the shameless Pepsi Max plug, this is actually pretty cool. Pepsi took a busy London bus stop, installed a screen and a camera, then injected some augmented reality into a few pleasantly surprised commuters' lives. I think the dodgy tiger would've absobloodylootely made me get my knickers in a twist and take off down the motorway in my trainers, as they might say in the U.K.

News Roundup - 04/14/2014

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  • Chop, shoot, and burn stuff in Bound by Flame combat video
  • Soda Drinker Pro for the Xbox One announced at PAX East

New mode for NES Remix 2 reminiscent of the Nintendo World Championships

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As if NES Remix 2 wasn't already going to be amazing with such featured games as Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3, Kirby's Adventure, Metroid, and more, but Nintendo has recently announced a new Championship Mode for the game that is inspired by the Nintendo World Championships from 1990.  For those who don't know, the Nintendo World Championships was a tournament that saw players attempting to set the highest cumulative score on three NES games: Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris.  The catch was that they only had six minutes and twenty-one seconds to do so, and once that time was up the game abruptly stopped.

Championship Mode for NES Remix 2 seems to be roughly the same thing, only using Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario.  The mode will feature a revised score multiplier for the games and you can post your high scores to Miiverse.  However, there is one small caveat.  To experience Championship Mode, you must also own the original NES Remix.  I'm guessing it's because the original has Super Mario Bros., but would it have been that difficult to include in NES Remix 2 just for the purpose of Championship Mode?  Anyway, this is making me look forward to this game even more.


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News Roundup - 04/10/2014

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Now Loading from CD102.5 in Columbus

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We hit the airwaves this morning with CD102.5 in Columbus and Baltimore, Ohio to talk about both LEGO The Hobbit and Kinect Sports Rivals. In case you missed the segment this morning, you can check it out below:

News Roundup - 04/09/2014

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Smash Bros. release windows revealed

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Yesterday's Nintendo Direct revealed a couple new characters for the game, but Nintendo also pulled back the curtain on the release windows for both games. Smash Bros 3DS is coming this summer, while the Wii U version is releasing in the winter.

I'm not surprised, but this is pretty disappointing and not exactly good news. Nintendo has been a day late and a dollar short with the Wii U almost from the beginning, so I was expecting the Wii U version of Smash Bros to release later. This doesn't bode well for the Wii U, though.

I'm excited to get my hands on the 3DS version, but the 3DS is already selling like gangbusters so everybody is going to get the 3DS version. If gamers already have Smash Bros for their 3DS, that means they'll be even less likely to get Smash Bros for Wii U, which pretty much torpedoes the game's shot at being a much-needed system seller for the beleaguered console.

Nintendo really should have pushed to get the Wii U version out sooner, so the only way to play the new Smash for several months was to buy a Wii U. That the game will sell on the 3DS is a foregone conclusion, but when even Super Mario 3D World didn't move Wii U consoles off shelves, there isn't much guarantee that people will buy the console for Smash, especially if they already have it on their 3DS.

I'm happy both versions are coming out in 2014 (barring any potential delays), but when Nintendo is undercutting their own sales, you really have to wonder what they're thinking.

Source: IGN

News Roundup - 04/08/2014

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Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo Direct reveals two new characters

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Today Nintendo released their Smash Bros.-centric Nintendo Direct.  Sadly I missed most of it for other gaming-related reasons, but I did catch the end of it which saw the reveal of two new characters: Charizard and Greninja.

While most of what I saw of the Nintendo Direct focused on the currently announced characters, including changes from past games for returning characters and some attack into for the new characters (still can't wait to use Mega Man), those who stayed after the presentation were presented with two more Pokemon joining the battle.  Granted I would have liked to see a fully evolved Grass-type starter from another region to round out the trio of starter types (either Sceptile or Serperior would have been awesome), I have no issues having four Pokemon to choose from, especially since one of them is Lucario.


Now Loading for the week of April 7, 2014

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This week is all about pressure... on Microsoft that is! It’s a given that the new LEGO The Hobbit game will entertain fans of Tolken’s classic franchise and gamers alike, but how will both a new generation of the Kinect Sports franchise and a last-gen version of Titanfall fare with fans? I can speak from personal experience that Kinect Sports Rivals is an admirable addition to the franchise, despite some speedbumps along the way. AS for Titanfall, we shall have to wait and see...

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Marvel heroes coming to Disney Infinity

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Disney Infinity does some cool things with the main thing being having a boatload of Disney characters from different movies interacting with each other. Disney picked up Marvel not too long ago and it looks like those comic book icons going to be coming to the game.

The preview shows Captain America's shield ricocheting around the town around various Disney characters. We'll have to wait to see what heroes the first wave brings us, but I'm guessing the entire Avenger's cast will be available in the first round.

Now with the Marvel heroes in the fold, how long before we see Star Wars characters in the game as well?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Kingpin trailer

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a new trailer out featuring some familiar villains we'll see in the movie, as well as some new ones with pretty cool teases. Check out Kingpin, Black Cat, Green Goblin and more including a tease at a possible Carnage cameo below.


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