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Dragon Quest IX DQIX is secretly two games: when you're playing through the main quest, it's a traditional JRPG with a light but interesting story populated by unexpectedly engaging characters and perfectly brisk pacing; then as you approach the end, it becomes a dungeon crawler driven by a dungeon...

December 31st 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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British mag NGamer put together a clever 2010 "year in review" of mainstream news using WarioWare DIY. Some of the referenced incidents may be obvious internationally, while others are quite UK specific, so we made a list of the minigames and what they represent. Actor Mel Gibson's colorful e...

December 22nd 2010 at 6:50pm 0 Comments
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Super Meat Boy creator Edmund McMillen is among the game designers asked to create a WarioWare D.I.Y. microgame for the "Big Name Games" series. Like the others who have contributed, McMillen has put his own characters into a five-second adventure -- but unlike the others, this tiny story does not h...

April 26th 2010 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

We thought it prudent to take a break from the WarioWare D.I.Y. highlighting of the last few weeks even though there's a new video in the ongoing series this week, with Alex Neuse from Gaijiin Games. See, this week some of the developers from Capcom show off a great deal of Monster Hunter Tri, docum...

April 12th 2010 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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This week marks the one-year anniversary of the DSiWare service launch, and Nintendo is observing the occasion by putting interesting content on the service! Every week should be some kind of milestone. And speaking of annual observances, there's a Neo Geo game on Virtual Console. %Gallery-89767%

April 5th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Do you want a new WarioWare game, with the same kind of rapid-fire microgame play you've come to love since the first game? WarioWare D.I.Y. is that. If you want the world's easiest game design utility, WarioWare D.I.Y. is that. If you want the long-awaited Mario Paint sequel, WarioWare D.I.Y. is, s...

March 24th 2010 at 1:25pm 0 Comments

While you wait for the release of WarioWare D.I.Y., why not get your learn on? Following the beginner-level tutorials released last week, Nintendo has put together a series of intermediate guides to the microgame creation process. Study these and you should be able to hit the ground running, transla...

March 23rd 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments

The Nintendo Channel is celebrating WarioWare D.I.Y. this week by showing how renowned developer Masahiro Sakurai decided to use the software. In the near five minute clip above, he takes us through all of the steps of game creation -- from basic concept to pixel art to gameplay mechanics. It's a b...

March 23rd 2010 at 10:19am 0 Comments
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Playing your own microgames in WarioWare D.I.Y. is great and all, but what if you could play 5-second microgames designed by your favorite developers, like 5TH Cell, Gaijin Games, and even Cave Story creator Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya? In the weeks following the release of the microgame creation suite, y...

March 22nd 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments