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Splatoon’s Global Testfire Has Won Me Over

I wasn’t 100% sold on Splatoon leading up to this past week with how little we actually knew about it. Sure, the E3 demos looked exciting and the prospect of a shooter from Nintendo was interesting, but it wasn’t quite enough. After the Splatoon-focused Nintendo Direct, my interest grew and my worries lessened. After playing Splatoon in the Global Testfire ...

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Nintendo reports First Annual Profit since 2011

For the first time since 2011, Nintendo’s profits are on the rise. On Thursday the Kyoto-based video game giant reported annual operating profits of ¥24.7 billion and a net profit of ¥41.8 billion ($350 million) for the fiscal year ending March, from ¥549.8 billion in revenue. The figures are a substantial improvement over Nintendo’s own prediction of a ¥30 billion profit, and  a clearly successful reversal ...

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Hands On With the New Mario Kart 8 DLC

Mario Kart 8 got its second batch of downloadable content this week. A free update introducing expanded Amiibo compatibility and the 200cc engine class was released alongside a pack of eight new tracks and three new characters for $7.99 (or included with the first DLC pack in a $11.99 bundle). We’ll start with what everybody will be getting: more Amiibo functionality ...

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Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Launching this June

Mutant Mudds

Developer Renegade Kid has created some great games over the last few years. Renegade Kid recently released Moon Chronicles and Xeodrifter on the 3DS eShop. Back in 2012, the developer launched Mutant Mudds on the 3DS. The game later appeared on HD on Wii U as Mutant Mudds Deluxe. Renegade Kid is back with Mutant Mudds Super Challenge. In Mutant ...

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Go Faster in Mario Kart 8 200cc Mode’s Mute City Course Trailer

200cc

Every single Mario Kart game features three difficulty modes. We have the 50cc mode recommended for beginners. We then have the 100cc for players wanting a bit more speed. Finally, 150cc which is the fastest mode in every Mario Kart game. In the last direct, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed the brand new 200cc mode. For the first time ever, ...

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amiibo Update: More Rare amiibo are Being Made for a U.S. Release

Nintendo has struck gold with its amiibo platform. The first wave of figures were relatively easy to find. However, the second, third, and fourth wave was a different story. Certain figures like Rosalina, Little Mac, and Captain Falcon are essentially sold out. If you aren’t lucky to land a pre-order online your only other option is to camp outside a ...

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