Notes from Today's Nintendo Direct
Mario Maker gets a new curation tool, Starfox Zero gets a new release date, and Cloud gets an invite to the Smash Brothers tournament.
Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 11/17/2014
A shorter-than-usual show because my replacement TV showed up early, but we take your questions about the first games we ever reviewed, the prospect of an upgraded Xbox One, and more.
Nintendo Reconsidering Stance on Region Locking
It doesn't sound like anything's changing tomorrow, but who knows about the future?
Japanese Streamers Unlocking Smash Bros. Secrets
The game has found its way into the hands of some players a few days early.
Nintendo Reveals "New" 3DS With Updated CPU
There are some new buttons on this thing, too.
You Appear to Be Leaking, Super Smash Bros.
Someone got their hands on an early copy of the 3DS version, and has started uploading videos of a decidedly low quality.
The Nintendo News You Missed Last Night
Nintendo's getting into the NFC craze, making apps, and more.
As Nintendo Evolved, So Did Animal Crossing
The weird series about sharing, communication, and chopping trees has shown how teams with wildly varying backgrounds have changed game development for the better.
Here's What Nintendo Just Announced
Not quite megaton, but some interesting stuff out of Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo Outlines Company's "New" Strategy
Unsurprisingly, it's not quite as radical as some people were hoping.
Miiverse, Nintendo Network ID Now on 3DS
Commence posting complete nonsense to Nintendo's pseudo message board service.
Nintendo Updates Fans on Wii U, 3DS Software Slate
Donkey Kong Country delayed into next year, while another Kirby approaches.
Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf! 09/03/2013
Grab your coffee, and sit down. PAX is over, but it hasn't left our thoughts quite yet.
Wii U Getting a Price Drop, Also There Is a Nintendo 2DS Now [UPDATE]
Nintendo's making moves. I'll leave it to you to decide the level of merit to afford those moves.
What You Need to Know From Today’s Nintendo Direct
New details on Smash Bros., Wind Waker HD, A Link Between Worlds, and much more. No big revelations, though.
Stop Ignoring Level 5's Crazy eShop Experiments
Attack of the Friday Monsters! and The Starship Damrey represent some of the most interesting games released for the 3DS yet.
The Guns of Navarro: Let the Games Begin...
With only a week until the whole staff heads down to E3, Alex ponders what to expect, what to hope for, and what probably just isn't true.
The Guns of Navarro: The Void of Summer
Alex wonders aloud why game companies still so often treat the spring and summer months like some kind of deadly forbidden zone.
The Guns of Navarro: Wii Would Prefer Not To
The Year of Luigi has become something more than just a marketing push for Nintendo, as it struggles to find its place in the modern gaming landscape.
David Vs. Goliath
One of Capcom's most popular franchises, Monster Hunter, has never caught on outside of Japan. Why? Why not? Patrick spent more than a dozen hours trying to figure it out. Here's what he found.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 3DS Apps Delayed
Moving data between platforms and enabling 3DS online play will have to wait a few days.
The Case for Playing 50 Hours of Visual Novels
Patrick emerges from two Nonary Games with a (non-spoilery) reaction to the Zero Escape series, and why your preconceptions about the genre shouldn't turn you off from giving it a chance.
Resident Evil: Revelations Coming to Almost Every Other Platform
The former 3DS exclusive is branching out. Just be prepared to pay full price.
Latest Nintendo Direct Filled With...Not Much
Nintendo mostly spent a few minutes on release dates, including some delays. You'll have to wait a little bit longer to control some Pikmin.
Nintendo Sneaks Out Wii U, 3DS Firmware Updates
Doesn’t appear to be much more than stability tweaks, not new features.
The Reason Nintendo Said Goodbye to Friend Codes
Nintendo watched what its users did with Friend Codes, changed course.
New Details on Nintendo's Deluxe Digital Promotion
Every 500 points, you get $5 to spend on the eShop (if you bought deluxe).
Nintendo Announces Pushmo Sequel, Nothing Else Matters
Okay, okay, so they announced a bunch of other 3DS games, too. I guess.
Nintendo Steps into DLC With New Super Mario Bros. 2
Including an intriguing set of supposedly tough courses in the "Nerve-Wrack Pack."
Here’s a Circle Pad Pro on a 3DS XL
It still looks like a total monster, and it's still pretty hilarious.
Level 5 Planning Professor Layton’s Last Adventure
While the rest of the world waits for Miracle Mask, Japan moves forward.
Worth Reading: 08/24/12
After a few weeks off, Worth Reading returns with a barrage of games, stories, and links to keep you busy this weekend.
Giant Bomb Gaming Minute 08/02/2012 - Nintendo 3DS XL
Jeff Gerstmann lets you know about Nintendo's new Xtra Large handheld.
Nintendo Losses Continue, But 3DS Now Profitable
Company struggling to gain footing after launch of 3DS.
Yep, Nintendo’s Making a Bigger Circle Pad Pro
The upcoming 3DS XL will also get the still-ridiculous add-on.
Namco Bandai’s Smash Bros., 3DS XL And Tons More Nintendo News
Because Nintendo’s press conference was so action packed, this had to wait.
Width vs. Depth: Nintendo's New Interest in Fans
If you're to believe Satoru Iwata's rhetoric, Wii U will be for the core. Mostly.
Nintendo Planning On Bringing Retail 3DS and Wii U Titles Out Digitally
Nintendo plans on kicking off the digital/retail combo with New Super Mario Bros. 2.
Nintendo Lost $461.2 Million Last Year
The company cites the lowered costs of the 3DS and Wii as contributing factors.
Binding of Isaac Denied 3DS Release Over Religious Concerns
Super Meat Boy was supposed to be a WiiWare game, too.
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