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If you've even had a small taste of Splatoon, you know that the inky shooter is defined as much by its upbeat, irreverent music as its bright, Nickelodeon-circa-1995 visuals. Nintendo clearly knows this, too -- it's planning to release Splatune, a whopping 61-song original soundtrack. Most of it (...

August 25th 2015 at 9:04pm 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It, I've replaced Kerry Davis in a sinister plot to take over the show while she's on vacation drinking Angry Orchard by the lake. In actual news, we celebrated Windows 95's 20th birthday with a throwback to "The Rachel" in a promo video for Microsoft's famed OS, starr...

August 25th 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo has lately been willing to license its characters for movies (see Donkey Kong's appearance in Pixels), but it's been a long time since there was a flick based on its characters -- maybe it's still having traumatic flashbacks to Super Mario Bros. from 1993. Whatever the reasons, it might...

August 24th 2015 at 11:26am 0 Comments
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If you thought that 8-bit Mario Amiibo from E3 was huge, you ain't seen nothing yet: Mega Yarn Yoshi is coming to take the "biggest Amiibo" crown. The beautiful toy you see above is an officially licensed, super-sized version of the popular Yarn Yoshi Amiibo. It's a fully-functional NFC figurine,...

August 24th 2015 at 9:44am 0 Comments
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Nintendo Wii U owners, mark your calendars. The Japanese console maker will be launching Star Fox Zero, the next space adventure from Shigeru Miyamoto, on November 20th in the US and Europe. It's one of the biggest titles headed to Nintendo's home console this fall, alongside Super Mario Maker, JR...

August 24th 2015 at 9:21am 0 Comments
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Nintendo has said little about what its future NX console will involve (besides not running Android), but one of the company's recent US patent applications might be a hint as to what it's planning. The would-be patent, filed this February, talks about a "stationary game console" that uses only ha...

August 22nd 2015 at 7:29pm 0 Comments
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In general, gaming hardware has a bit of staying power, at least until you get seduced by a next-gen console. The latest update to our buyer's guide included many carryovers from last time, although we saw fit to spin off both Sony's and Microsoft's respective cameras as their own entries. For the...

August 21st 2015 at 4:01pm 0 Comments
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Hold on to your Poké Balls -- Pokkén Tournament, the Pokémon fighting game that debuted in Japanese arcades this year, is heading to Wii U in spring 2016, worldwide. Pokkén Tournament is in development at Tekken and Soulcalibur studio Bandai Namco, published by The Pok&...

August 21st 2015 at 1:11pm 0 Comments
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Anyone who's been holding out for a new Nintendo handheld, we really hope you didn't buy a 2DS last night. Nintendo has dropped the retail price of the 2DS -- its dual-screen, non-3D handheld -- from $130 to $100. The 2DS is a single plastic block (no clamshell) with two screens, an analog pad, di...

August 20th 2015 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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Haven't had any luck scoring the Amiibo you need to unlock certain goodies in a Wii U or 3DS game? A very, very unofficial accessory might help. Axiogame's Amiiqo device uses an Android app to load the data from any Amiibo (it can store up to 200), including those that already have some gameplay u...

August 18th 2015 at 1:10pm 0 Comments
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Prepare for joyful levels full of farts, curse words and all manner of silly sounds. When it launches for the Wii U on September 11th, Super Mario Maker will feature an option to add custom, recorded sounds to your own Mario levels, alongside pre-recorded noises and musical notes. That's just one...

August 12th 2015 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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This afternoon I visited Buy and Sell Kings, on Danforth Ave in Toronto. It is amazing. They have pretty much every historic video game console you could name for sale, and rafts of games for them all. Some particular gems were Atari VCS, Neo-Geo, Sega Game Gear, Colecovision and even a Panasonic 3...

August 8th 2015 at 9:09pm 0 Comments